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Bill's Mega Disney Animated Marathon Thread
« on: July 02, 2010, 12:06:38 PM »
I have decided to do away with the single topics for every movie in the marathon. I am the only one participating anymore, and because of that I have made the executive decision to pool all of the remaining films into this lone topic. I will come back to edit and format it later so that it looks very nice and is actually a topic worthy of these boards. But for now, I'm going to post this and then follow up with the first movie to be included in this all-inclusive topic. Hope you enjoy and by all means feel free to join the discussion, these are some great movies that really do need to be discussed more. :)

Here's the collection of all the reviews, and polls, posted so far in this Marathon,

General Discussion Topics
General Chatter
Which Films From The Marathon Have You Already Seen Poll
Best Animation In The First 5 Poll
Best Classic Lead Character In The First 5 Poll
Best Classic Supporting Character In The First 5 Poll
Best Picture In The First 5 Poll

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Group Review Topic
Best Musical Sequence Poll
Best Non-Musical Sequence Poll

Pinocchio (1940)
Group Review Topic
Best Musical Sequence Poll
Best Non-Musical Sequence Poll
Best Villain Poll

Fantasia (1940)
Group Review Topic
Best Musical Sequence Poll

Dumbo (1941)
Group Review Topic
Best Musical Sequence Poll
Best Non-Musical Sequence Poll
Best Supporting Character Poll

Bambi (1942)
Group Review Topic
Best Character Poll
Best Sequence Poll

Saludos Amigos (1943) and The Three Caballeros (1945)
Group Review Topic
Best Animated Character In The Three Caballeros Poll
Best Character In Saludos Amigos Poll
Best Segment In Saludos Amigos Poll
Saludos Amigos Vs. Three Caballeros Poll

Make Mine Music (1946) and Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
Group Review Topic

Melody Time (1948) and The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad (1949)
Group Review Topic
Best Melody Time Sequence Poll
Mr. Toad Vs. Ichabod Crane Poll

Cinderella (1950)
Group Review Topic
Best Animal Character Poll
Best Human Character Poll
Best Musical Sequence Poll

Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Group Review Topic
Best Major Character Poll
Best Minor Character Poll
Best Musical Sequence Poll

Lady And The Tramp (1955)
Group Review Topic
Best Dog Poll
Best Non-Dog Character Poll

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Group Review Topic

Peter Pan (1959)
Group Review Topic
Best Iconic Character Poll
Best Non-Musical Sequence Poll
Best Song Poll
Best Supporting Character Poll

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)
Group Review Topic

The Sword In The Stone (1963)
Group Review Topic

Mary Poppins (1964)
Group Review Topic

The Jungle Book (1967)
Group Review Topic

The AristoCats (1970)
Group Review Topic

Robin Hood (1973)
Group Review Topic

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh (1977)
Group Review Topic

The Rescuers (1977)
Group Review Topic

The Fox And The Hound (1981)
Group Review Topic

The Black Cauldron (1985)
Bill Thompson's Review

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Group Review Topic

Oliver & Company (1988)
Group Review Topic

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Group Review Topic

The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Group Review Topic

Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Bill Thompson's Review

Aladdin (1992)
Group Review Topic

The Lion King (1994)
Bill Thompson's Review

Pocahontas (1995)
Bill Thompson's Review

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)
Bill Thompson's Review

Hercules (1997)
Bill Thompson's Review

Mulan (1998)
Bill Thompson's Review

Tarzan (1999)
Bill Thompson's Review

Fantasia/2000 (1999)
Bill Thompson's Review

Dinosaur (2000)
Beavermoose's Review
Bill Thompson's Review

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Beavermoose's Review
Bill Thompson's Review

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Beavermoose's Review
Bill Thompson's Review

Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Beavermoose's Review
Bill Thompson's Review

Treasure Planet (2002)
Beavermoose's Review
Bill Thompson's Review

Brother Bear (2003)
Beavermoose's Review
Bill Thompson's Review

Home On The Range (2004)
Beavermoose's Review
Bill Thompson's Review

Chicken Little (2005)
Bill Thompson's Review

Meet The Robinsons (2007)
Bill Thompson's Review

Bolt (2008)
Bill Thompson's Review

The Princess And The Frog (2009)
Bill Thompson's Review

Tangled (2010)
Bill Thompson's Review
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Re: Bill's Mega Disney Animated Marathon Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 12:10:53 PM »
I am the only one participating anymore...

Not true!  I watched Fox and the Hound a couple weeks ago and just got to Alice in Wonderland this week (writeup pending).  Cinderella's next...

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Re: Bill's Mega Disney Animated Marathon Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 12:20:27 PM »
The Lion King (1994)

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I remember sitting in a crowded movie theater as a thirteen year old in June of 1994. This was an unusual theater experience for me, this was the first time I was seeing a Disney film by myself. I had yet to hit my ridiculous art phase that I spoke of in my long forgotten Halloween  review, but by the age of thirteen my once staunch Disney friends had grown up and left their movies behind. I remember asking any of my friends if they wanted to go, and the same friends who had been there with me on the first day to see Aladdin and The Beauty And The Beast laughed in my face. Disney was kiddie crap according to them, they had grown up and it was time for me to do so as well.

Read the rest, here.

Rankings:
1) Fantasia (1940)
2) Alice In Wonderland (1951)
3) Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
4) The Lion King (1994)
5) The Little Mermaid (1989)
6) Robin Hood (1973)
7) The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
8) Bambi (1942)
9) Aladdin (1992)
10) Cinderella (1950)
11) Lady And The Tramp (1955)
12) One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)
13) The Jungle Book (1967)
14) Dumbo (1941)
15) The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh (1977)
16) Pinocchio (1940)
17) The Fox And The Hound (1981)
18) Peter Pan (1953)
19) The Sword In The Stone (1963)
20) The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad (1949)
21) Mary Poppins (1964)
22) Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
23) The Three Caballeros (1944)
24) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
25) Saludos Amigos (1942)
26) The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
27) Make Mine Music (1946)
28) The AristoCats (1970)
29) The Rescuers (1977)
30) Melody Time (1948)
31) Oliver & Company (1988)
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Re: Bill's Mega Disney Animated Marathon Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 12:30:23 PM »
I am the only one participating anymore...

Not true!  I watched Fox and the Hound a couple weeks ago and just got to Alice in Wonderland this week (writeup pending).  Cinderella's next...

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I forgot that you had started picking back up with it pix, I apologize for that. I think it would be easier if you went and posted your thoughts in this topic as you catch up, and then later when I format the first post I can include links to what you post in here as well. Sound cool?

Also, is there any way you can stickey this topic?

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Re: Bill's Mega Disney Animated Marathon Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010, 05:12:48 AM »
Pocahontas (1995)

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As I look over the Disney animated canon I donít think a more misunderstood and wrongly maligned movie exists beyond Pocahontas. I passed on many chances to see this film for a long time because of all the middling whispers I had heard. Turns out Disney has crafted a brilliant film in Pocahontas, one that has led me to break out my misunderstood card, a card I donít like to ever break out. When you say a film is misunderstood it implies that in some way your take on the film is the correct one and that all others are wrong. I donít want people to think that is what I am saying when I claim that Pocahontas  is a misunderstood film, but based on all I have heard about the movie and the reviews I have read I do feel the great majority missed the boat when it comes to Pocahontas.

Read the rest, here.

Rankings:
1) Fantasia (1940)
2) Alice In Wonderland (1951)
3) Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
4) The Lion King (1994)
5) The Little Mermaid (1989)
6) Robin Hood (1973)
7) The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
8) Pocahontas (1995)
9) Bambi (1942)
10) Aladdin (1992)
11) Cinderella (1950)
12) Lady And The Tramp (1955)
13) One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)
14) The Jungle Book (1967)
15) Dumbo (1941)
16) The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh (1977)
17) Pinocchio (1940)
18) The Fox And The Hound (1981)
19) Peter Pan (1953)
20) The Sword In The Stone (1963)
21) The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad (1949)
22) Mary Poppins (1964)
23) Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
24) The Three Caballeros (1944)
25) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
26) Saludos Amigos (1942)
27) The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
28) Make Mine Music (1946)
29) The AristoCats (1970)
30) The Rescuers (1977)
31) Melody Time (1948)
32) Oliver & Company (1988)

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Re: Bill's Mega Disney Animated Marathon Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 01:54:30 PM »
I don't usually do this, but my opening paragraph does have some spoilers, if you care about that sort of thing.

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)

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Oh man, why did the mouse have to go for the politically correct ending? What The Hunchback Of Notre Dame needed was for Quasimodo to shove stupid ole Phoebus out of the way, grab Esmeralda by the arm and say, ďListen Chica, weíve been singing this entire time about injustice and how we are all actually equal. Well, I saved your fine ass more times than I can count, so screw the blond buffoon, this is what you need to be getting on! Ya hear me?Ē Instead Quasimodo defers to the normal looking jock and itís supposed to be a happy ending as he skulks to the side while the two pretty people make out. Pardon my French, but CINECAST! that noise! Ugh, that moment pisses me off to no end, even if it is somewhat in line with the dark life will CINECAST! you over tone of the entire film. Grow some brass ones Disney, you know and I know that you copped out with that ending and ruined what was otherwise shaping up to be one of your best efforts of all time. Do you hear me, of all TIME!!!

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Rankings:
1) Fantasia (1940)
2) Alice In Wonderland (1951)
3) Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
4) The Lion King (1994)
5) The Little Mermaid (1989)
6) Robin Hood (1973)
7) The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
8) The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)
9) Pocahontas (1995)
10) Bambi (1942)
11) Aladdin (1992)
12) Cinderella (1950)
13) Lady And The Tramp (1955)
14) One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)
15) The Jungle Book (1967)
16) Dumbo (1941)
17) The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh (1977)
18) Pinocchio (1940)
19) The Fox And The Hound (1981)
20) Peter Pan (1953)
21) The Sword In The Stone (1963)
22) The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad (1949)
23) Mary Poppins (1964)
24) Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
25) The Three Caballeros (1944)
26) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
27) Saludos Amigos (1942)
28) The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
29) Make Mine Music (1946)
30) The AristoCats (1970)
31) The Rescuers (1977)
32) Melody Time (1948)
33) Oliver & Company (1988)

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Re: Bill's Mega Disney Animated Marathon Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 02:18:09 PM »
Same spoiler as above is included here:

I suppose that is a PC ending in the narrow sense that we'd be discomforted by her picking the deformed guy. But it is at least as brave to go with the realistic ending. The imperfect hero loses out on the girl to the alpha, no matter how heroic he has been. That is the bitter reality of the world and I think it is brave that Disney didn't pander to the happy ending.

Anyway, Hunchback is probably my favorite Disney.
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Re: Bill's Mega Disney Animated Marathon Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 02:21:52 PM »
Same spoiler as above is included here:

I suppose that is a PC ending in the narrow sense that we'd be discomforted by her picking the deformed guy. But it is at least as brave to go with the realistic ending. The imperfect hero loses out on the girl to the alpha, no matter how heroic he has been. That is the bitter reality of the world and I think it is brave that Disney didn't pander to the happy ending.

I don't think Quasi getting the girl would have been a happy ending, either way you are left with a sort of unhappy ending where one of the two good guys loses out on the girl. Quasi getting the girl however would have showed some gumption on Disney's part, ad it really would have been a fitting cap to the theme of our differences not mattering.

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010, 03:50:01 PM »
I find it interesting in the review that you make no mention of the "Hellfire" sequence. It is one of the most beautiful and terrifying pieces of animation that I have seen. It is mixed with the perfect song that is sung by Tony Jay (the voice of the tomb). I love the film and easily put it in my top 5 Disney films, and that scene is a big reason why.

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Re: Bill's Mega Disney Animated Marathon Thread
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010, 04:04:05 PM »
I find it interesting in the review that you make no mention of the "Hellfire" sequence. It is one of the most beautiful and terrifying pieces of animation that I have seen. It is mixed with the perfect song that is sung by Tony Jay (the voice of the tomb). I love the film and easily put it in my top 5 Disney films, and that scene is a big reason why.

Oh, I loved that scene, loved everything about it, but there's only so much a man can talk about in a review, now isn't there?  :)

 

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