Aladdin is Disney at the height of their creative powers and it shows. It is a film where everything that can work, does work and the studio seems to weave it’s usual magic over a classic story by becoming the definitive … Continue reading Aladdin (1992) Review
Disney’s first Renaissance was the time period between 1988 and 1999 which saw them produce some of their most critical and financially successful movies. This period started with The Little Mermaid and ended with Tarzan, including The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty … Continue reading Is Disney producing their “Second Renaissance?”
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. With the recent … Continue reading What If… Disney made horror movies?
There is a formula to the classic, “magical” Disney films. It can be boiled down to the story, the characters and the songs. Every classic Disney film, every Disney film that is a favourite from childhood and makes people’s “top ten” … Continue reading The Little Mermaid (1989) Review
The best Disney film is Aladdin. It has the perfect Disney animated film formula. It’s a classic, well-known story brought up-to-date. It has brilliant songs with amazing scenes to go with them. It has a great hero, a strong female character and an amazing villain. Best of all, it slowly builds to a huge set-piece finale which tests the main character and makes it feel like he is overcoming the odds. Look back at the best Disney films; Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. They all follow the same formula and although that would usually be something I would … Continue reading Tangled (2010) Review