Another one I had never seen before and to be honest haven’t heard much about. It was different to what I thought it was going to be about. I thought the sword pulling would be a major part of the story and would take up a lot of the film. But in fact, the majority of the movie was about Merlin tutoring Arthur/Wart.
The message behind the film was “knowledge is power” which is nice and also different from all the other Disney movies I have watched so far.
I liked how Merlin had travelled into the future and kept bringing up all these concepts and ideas that he had learnt of from the future. And then this all pieced together at the end when Arthur became King and Merlin immediately knew of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
The soundtrack wasn’t spectacular or memorable for that matter.
I’m going to give “Sword in the Stone” 3 out of 5 Mickey Ears, mostly because I like the storyline.
As a kid this was one of my favourite Disney movies. And rewatching it still gave me the same goosebumps. I think it’s super underrated. Or maybe I just have an attachment to it for some reason. I remember when my grandparents took my sister and I on a trip to America and we went to Disneyland, we were allowed to pick one stuffed toy to take home as a souvenir and I picked a stuffed Dumbo. I still own that Dumbo.
I love the storyline in this movie. A beautiful baby circus elephant with emorous ears that learns to fly. That’s just crazy and awesome. I go through so many emotions when I watch this short movie, it’s barely an hour long. I feel love when they babies are gifted to their parents, then outrage when Dumbo gets bullied and his mum gets lock up, then sadness when Dumbo visits his mum in isolation, then finally victory when Dumbo gives them all what for.
My favourite songs are “When I see an Elephant Fly” which is sung by the crows and also “Baby of Mine” which basically makes me cry each time I see that scene.
I find this movie so magical and I could watch it again, and again, and again. Obviously I’m giving this one 5 out of 5 Mickey Ears.
Another cute-sy movie about animals falling in love. I guess this one is kind of similar to “The Aristocats” except with dogs. The storyline itself was a bit so-so, nothing too special happening there.
There wasn’t a strong soundtrack in this movie. Although I did thoroughly enjoy the few songs they sung at the dog pound. Oh and the song the Siamese cats sung. Those sneaky cats, causing so much trouble.
I thought it was hilarious how Lady referred to her owners as “Jim-dear” and “Darling” because that’s what she always heard them refer to each other as.
Not much else to say about this one. I’m going to give it 3 out of 5 Mickey Ears.
I think I may have seen this one before in scattered sections when my little brothers were watching it. It was okay. It’s a cute movie where for the first half I felt so sorry for Chicken Little and all I wanted was for him to succeed. The first half of the movie was definitely stronger than the second half. From the alien invasion onwards it takes a downhill turn and I could feel myself getting more restless as the film went on.
Most of the soundtrack were pre-existing songs, I think maybe one or two were original. So all in all the soundtrack was okay but not amazing.
The graphics were probably the stand out feature. Chicken Little’s feathers looked so real I just wanted to reach out and pat the poor little fella.
I also think the characters had a lot of potential. Runt reminded me of Cam from “Modern Family” so I liked that. The characters were let down by the overall storyline.
I don’t know why, but I was expecting more from this film so I’m disappointed. I’m going to rate it 2 out of 5 Mickey Ears.
Well I wasn’t really excited to watch this movie for some reason. I think we owned it on VCR as a kid and I don’t remember it being watched over and over again like some of the other ones so I guess I didn’t find it too impressive as a child either.
It was okay. Wendy was an interesting character. She was wise, brave, caring and annoying. I found that she copped a lot of shit from everyone on Neverland which was interesting because she was one of the few females on the island.
Tinkerbell was great. She’s very sassy and opinionated and yet doesn’t have a single spoken line. I think she is definitely one of the stand out characters of the movie.
Although I was able to sit through this movie relatively easily, I found the majority of the heroes got on my nerves. I’m going to give “Peter Pan” 3 out of 5 Mickey Ears.
Well this movie is a bit cute, isn’t it? It’s a very sweet story about friendships growing and then falling apart and then kind of coming back together again. And because it’s about animals it makes my heart sigh even more.
Surprisingly, this movie didn’t have a spectacular soundtrack and I still loved it. There were a few songs, but none were sung by the two main characters.
I literally cried when Tod was released into the wild and his owner was all sad and then he got all sad and then he wasn’t allowed to follow her. Man, how heartbreaking.
And it was beautiful at the end how Copper and Tod kind of made up and then continued on in their seperate lives. I think the progression of their friendship is something that can happen alot with people as well. Like you can be the best of friends when you are younger and then you go through a period of change which pulls you apart and then gradually you learn how best to balance your friendship.
This movie was way too cute to give anything less than 4 out of 5 Mickey Ears. I am tempted to give 5 but as soundtrack is such an important aspect to me I’m deducting a point.
This is one of my man’s favourites so he was looking forward to watching this one with me. I hadn’t see it before but I knew the general story. I don’t really know what to say about it.
I think my favourite thing about the movie was the characters. I liked how most of the characters had a comical side to them and I especially liked how King John was portrayed, with his mum issues.
The music was okay. It was basically just the rooster doing all the singing and narrating the movie as well. None of the songs stood out to me and I can’t honestly remember any of them now.
The movie seemed to drag on a bit and I kept getting restless and wanting to move around and readjust. It was a bit warm so maybe that had something to do with it. All in all, the movie didn’t captivate me so I’m going to give it 3 out of 5 Mickey Ears, much to my boyfriend’s dismay.
One of the more modern Disney movies and it still had the same charm of a Disney classic. This film is set in New Orleans in around the 20’s I’d say, based on their costumes. The soundtrack had a large jazz focus and all in all was probably the highlight of the movie along with the characters. They were very entertaining and there was a lot of comic relief throughout.
The story was a twist on the fairytale “The Frog Prince” in that when the “princess” kissed the frog, she ended up turning into a frog as well and then they had to seek out help from voodoo powers to turn back into humans. The ending was a bit predictable, they fell in love and didn’t care that they were frogs anymore as long as they were together etc. etc.
I think the movie definitely started out stronger than it finished, maybe because I had predicted the ending so knew what was to come. I did start to lose interest towards the end and the movie didn’t leave a lasting impression on me.
I’m going to score “The Princess and the Frog” 3 out of 5 Mickey Ears.
Another one I hadn’t heard of before seeing the list. This one is actually two short stories joined together in one movie. The first animation is a remake of “The Wind in the Willows”. I’ve read “Wind in the Willows” once when I was younger but I don’t remember the story really so I’m not sure if this short animation follows the book.
The second animation was a remake of “Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow” (or something along those lines). Once again I’ve seen the Sleepy Hollow movie with Johnny Depp but I don’t remember it well and I don’t know if this animation was following the book.
Both animations were very well done and I especially liked the tale of Ichabod. I thought the music and the characters were very well done and I liked how Bing Crosby was the narrator and also the voices for all of the characters. The tale of Mr. Toad was okay. I think it lacked a bit of depth compared to the other animation.
I liked how the two animations were worked together into one movie. See firstly Basil Rathbone, the narrator for Mr. Toad, picked a classic from English literature and then the tale of Mr. Toad began. Then after that Bing Crosby chose a classic from Amercian literature and the tale of Ichabod started. It was a smooth transition and made sense.
All in all it was better than what I was expecting and it was nice to watch two short and sweet animations that were their own concise stories. I’m going to give “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad” 4 out of 5 Mickey Ears.
I remember when I watched this movie as a kid I was very upset when Bambi’s mum dies and I actually think I only ever watched this movie once because I was so horrified by her death. Last night, I overcame my fears and watched it again.
It’s a cute movie and one of the only Disney movies I’ve watched so far where none of the songs were sung by the characters but just came from off screen orchestras and choirs. The score was excellent though and my favourite song was probably the “April Showers” one, especially the clarinet raindrops part.
I liked how the movie had some facts worked in. Like the whole mating season in spring and the stags fighting each other for female deer. I read that some elements of the movie have inconsistencies. For example Bambi as a young deer is actually portrayed as a white tail deer (or something like that) but when he grows up he is portrayed as an entirely different European breed of deer. And also that stags don’t normally have any contact with their young but I’m willing to overlook that because well hey, it is a kid’s movie.
I’m going to give “Bambi” 4 out of 5 Mickey Ears. I think this movie is more captivating that some of the other earlier Disney movies.