5.30.2009

Excitement!

The Toy Story 3 teaser trailer has come out!

Other Disney movie projects (shown at the ShoWest Festival) include Beauty and the Beast--re-released in 3D --set to come out on February 12, 2010 and the first two Toy Story movies which will be re-released in 3D on October 2nd, 2009 for a limited 2-week run. Also, I'm expecting Alice in Wonderland to be creepier than ever now that the
leaked photo of Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter has been confirmed as correct. Alice In Wonderland will be Disney's first movie released in IMAX 3D.

From what I've read on the Internet (don't judge), Disney's presentation at ShoWest was nothing short of amazing. Well, expect me to be one of billions of people waiting in line to buy tickets. So excited!



PS: What happened to the days of new Disney princesses and VHS tapes? Just asking...

Aladdin

After watching Aladdin for the first time in 10+ years, I had truly forgotten how amazing this story was. With a sharp minded hero and princess that actually rejects men, how could it not be? However, my favorite character had to be the Genie, played by none other than Robin Williams. His constant stream of jokes were enjoyed by myself AND my younger sister. Another part of Aladdin that I enjoyed is the number of other Disney movies that make a surprise appearance. (Can you find Pinnochio, Goofy, and Sebastian?)

Being an animal person, I can't help but adore Abu and Raja. Abu even becomes an elephant to help out his buddy Aladdin! So adorable! Especially when he's trying to eat his bananas elephant-style. I don't really like Jafar and Iago, but you have to admit that Iago is a pretty cute parrot. If you have the DVD, go to the second disc and watch a guided tour of the Genie's lamp with Iago! Hilarious!

I highly reccommend getting the 2-disc DVD to watch Aladdin--the bonus features on each disc are incredible! On disc one, you can hear deleted songs and watch deleted scenes from the movie. In the original plot of the movie, Aladdin was supposed to have a mother. When the mother was cut from the plot, so was the beautiful song, "Proud of your boy" (video below). Disc one doesn't have much else, besides some cringe-worthy music videos from the early 90's (please stop making current pop stars sing Disney songs!!) Disc two has three very fun games where you can take a carpet ride with Aladdin (and Timon from The Lion King), take a tour of Genie's lamp with Iago, or get your fortune told by Jafar. There's also a 20 minute video praising Alan Menken, one of the most AMAZING musical composers ever. Here's proof:


RIP Howard Ashman.


Overall, I'd have to say Aladdin truly earned it's spot as a Disney classic. I'd take that street rat any day...

5.26.2009

One of Disney's finest.

After having some friends look over my [very rough] Disney movie list, my friend Lisa mentioned I left out one of Disney's finest movies, The Story of Menstruation. Intrigued, I looked the movie up on IMDb and found out that it is the first movie to use the word "vagina". Sounds like a blockbuster to me! Watch it yourself and make your own opinions:




All you need to know.

The Goal.

I can get a little crazy sometimes and come up with unrealistic goals/ideas/etc. This is one of those times. I've decided that I will watch every Disney movie ever created. My friend Heather decided that I should blog about this little adventure, so I shall. Here's the list of movies I've compiled so far [in alphabetical order]:
Please let me know if there are missing movies! Thanks! :]

101 Dalmatians (Animated)
101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmations II: Patch's London Adventure
102 Dalmatians
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

x Absent-Minded Professor, The
Adventures of Huck Finn, The

x Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, The
Air Bud
Air Bud: World Pup
Air Bud: Spikes Back
Air Bud: Golden Receiver
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
Air Buddies
x Aladdin
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Alice in Wonderland

x Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton's
Angels in the Outfield

Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The
Apple Dumpling Gang, The
AristoCats, The
Around the World in 80 Days
Atlantis: Milo's Return
Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Back Home
Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Bambi
Bambi II
Basil - The Great Mouse Detective
Beauty and the Beast
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedtime Stories

Bejewelled
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Big Green, The
Black Cauldron, The
Black Hole, The

Blue Yonder, The
x Bolt
Bridge to Terabithia
Brother Bear
Brother Bear 2
Buffalo Dreams
Bugs Life, A
Cadet Kelly

Camp Rock
Camp Rock 2
Cars
Cheetah
Cheetah Girls 2, The
Cheetah Girls, The
Cheetah Girls, The: One World
Chicken Little

Chips, The War Dog
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The
Cinderella
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
College Road Trip
Condorman
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Cool Runnings
Country Bears, The
Cow Belles
D2: The Mighty Ducks
D3: The Mighty Ducks
Dadnapped
Darn Cat, That
Darn Cat, That

Disney's Treasure Island
Dinosaur
Double Teamed
Doug's 1st Movie

Down the Long Hills
Dumbo
Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off
Eight Below
Emperor's New Groove, The
Enchanted
Endurance

Ernest Green Story, The
Escape to Witch Mountain
Even Stevens Movie, The
Extremely Goofy Movie, An
Fantasia
Fantasia 2000
Finding Nemo
Flight of the Navigator
Flubber

Fluppy Dogs
Four Diamonds, The
Fox and the Hound 2, The
Fox and the Hound, The

Freaky Friday

Friendship in Vienna, A
Full-Court Miracle
Fun and Fancy Free
G-Force
Game Plan, The
George of the Jungle
George of the Jungle 2
Geppetto
Get a Clue
Glory Road
Go Figure
Goal! 2: Living the Dream

Goodbye, Miss 4th of July
Going to the Mat

Goofy Movie, A
Gotta Kick It Up!
Gus
H-E Double Hockey Sticks
Halloweentown
Halloweentown High
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge
x Hannah Montana: The Movie
Hatching Pete
Haunted Mansion, The
Heavy Weights

Heidi
Help Wanted: Kids
Herbie Fully Loaded
Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
Herbie Rides Again
Hercules
High School Musical
High School Musical 2
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Holes
Home on the Range
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Hounded
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Ice Princess
Incredibles, The
Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget 2
Invincible
Iron Will
James and the Giant Peach
Jennie Project, The
Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board
Journey of Natty Gann, The
Jump In!
Jumping Ship
Jungle Book 2, The
x Jungle Book, The

Kid in King Arthur's Court, A
Kid, The
Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
Knight In Camelot, A
Kronk's New Groove
Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
Last Flight of Noah's Ark. The
Life is Ruff
Lilo & Stitch
Lilo and Stitch 2: Stich Has a Glitch
Lion King 1 1/2, The
Lion King II: Simbas Pride, The
Lion King, The
Little Mermaid II, The: Return to the Sea
Little Mermaid III - Ariel's Beginning
Little Mermaid, The
Lizzie McGuire Movie

Lots of Luck
Love Bug, The
Love Leads the Way
Luck of the Irish
Make Mine Music
Mail to the Chief

Mark Twain and Me
Mary Poppins
Max Keeble's Big Move
Meet the Deedles
x Meet the Robinsons
Melody Time
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
Mighty Ducks, The
Mighty Joe Young
Million Dollar Duck, The
Minutemen
Miracle
Monsters, Inc
Motocrossed

Mr. Boogedy
Mr. Magoo
Mulan
Mulan II
Muppet Christmas Carol, The
Muppet Treasure Island
My Favorite Martian
My Friends Tigger and Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie
National Treasure
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Never Cry Wolf
Newsies

Not Quite Human
Not Quite Human 2
Now You See It…
Old Yeller
x Oliver and Company
Once Upon a Mattress
One Magic Christmas
Operation Dumbo Drop

Other Side of Heaven, The
Pacifier, The
Paper Brigade, The

Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon, The
Parent Trap, The
Parent Trap, The (new)

Parent Trap 2, The
Perfect Harmony
Pete's Dragon
Peter Pan
Piglet's Big Movie
Pinocchio
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pixel Perfect
Pocahontas
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Poof Point, The
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Princess and the Frog, The
Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The
Princess Diaries, The
Princess of Thieves

x Princess Protection Program
Proud Family Movie, The
Race to Witch Mountain
Ratatouille
Read It And Weep
Recess: School's Out
Remember the Titans
Rescuers Down Under, The

Return from Witch Mountain
Return of Jafar
Return to Halloweentown
Return to Never Land
Return to Oz
Right On Track
Ring of Endless Light, A
Robin Hood

Rock N Roll Mom
Rocket Man
Rookie, The
Saludos Amigos

Santa Buddies: The Search for Santa Paws
Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause, The
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The
Santa Clause, The

Save the Dog
Scream Team, The
Secret of the Magic Gourd, The
Shaggy D.A., The
Shaggy Dog, The
Shaggy Dog, The
Sky High
Sleeping Beauty
Smart House
Smoke
Snow Buddies
Snow Dogs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Song of the South
Space Buddies

Spies
Spot Marks the X
Still Not Quite Human
x Story of Menstruation, The
Straight Story, The

Strange Companions
Stuck in the Suburbs
Swiss Family Robinson
Sword in the Stone, The
Tarzan
Teacher's Pet
Three Caballeros, The
Three Musketeers, The (Animated)
Three Musketeers, The
Tiger Cruise
Tiger Town
Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
Tinker Bell
Tom and Huck
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Treasure Planet
Tron
Tru Confessions
Tuck Everlasting
Twas the Night
Twitches
Twitches Too
Ugly Dachshund, The
Underdog

x Up
WALL-E
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
Where the Toys Come From
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
White Fang
White Fang 2
Wild, The
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

Wish Upon a Star
Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, The
You Wish!
Young Black Stallion, The
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Zenon: The Zequel
Zenon: Z3



WOW. This is going to be a lot harder than I thought...