I just saw this video on YouTube of a couple of little kids opening up the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection Toys from McDonalds. They opened the sets from both 1996 and 1997 and seemed to know most of the characters fine, except for a few.
When they opened the box for AristoCats, they didn't recognize Scat Cat. When they opened the box for Pete's Dragon, they didn't recognize Elliot. When they opened up the Sword in the Stone box, it took a while for them to recognize Merlin.
All of this is understandable,
When they opened the Bambi box, they didn't know Bambi was a male, not a female.
And what drives me mad are two things:
First, when they opened the When they opened the Lion King box, they assumed the figure was Mufasa and not the Adu…Read more >
I've seen Aladdin on the big screen twice this year. The first time it was in February for an event where there would be a different Disney movie every weekend (in select cinemas, though). The second time was last weekend for the 25th Annviersary Screening at the TriBeCa Film Festival. Brad Kane even showed up and led a sing-along version of A Whole New World
Looking back at Aladdin, and the other Disney Princess films, I've noticed a few things.
I love collecting Disney stuff and the stuff I collect is usually original stuff from when the movie came out. For me, it's mostly the 90's stuff, since it's not hard to find, and less expensive. Most of the stuff I've bought is Aladdin stuff, and notice the packaging on the stuff I found:
Now compare it …
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Why do we classify the Disney movies of the early 90's as 90's films? The only factor is the time that they came out. Even after that, practically millions of kids were still watching them and even making them their favorites. Even Star Wars, despite being released from the late 70's to the mid-80's, and Harry Potter, despite being released in the late 90's to the mid-2000's, both of these still have incredibly high fan bases. Also, telling someone they shouldn't be able to know about the 90's because they weren't there is like telling someone they shouldn't learn history in school because it was before their time.
Why am I talking about this? This is because I've been feeling like people associate me with Generation Z simply because I was …Read more >
I know this kind of thing is none of my business nor do I have any interest in the subject of this article, but in my opinion, a gender-bent story wouldn't work out. If you were to make the princess a male character and make the prince female and hitting on him (her), it wouldn't work, and for one reason.
While women can recognize when a man is interested in them and either say "yes" or "no", men aren't capable of recognizing when a woman is hitting on them. If a woman isn't interested, that's the one men go for (i.e. Gaston and Belle), but if a woman is interested in them, men are just blind to it (i.e. Beast and Belle).
For instance, let's say you made Belle male and Gaston female. If She-Gaston gets sexual towards He-Belle, he isn't going…Read more >
In every Winnie the Pooh movie, short, or TV episode, Christopher Robin's accent varies. I'd like to debate over that in this blog post. In most of his appearances his accent is English, but in the first short and animated series his accent is American. In my opinion, he looks more American than English from his design in most of the appearances, except for the 2011 film. In that film, I think the English accent fits his redesign. That's all just me, however. How about you?Read more >