July ,31 2016
UPDATE: My Disney Films List

And the story begins with an update. A couple of months ago, in November I believe, I put together a post with a list of every Walt Disney Animated film I've seen. This summer I've given myself the goal of crossing out as many as I possibly can before school takes over as my number one priority. I have made some pretty good headway so far!

The funny thing, as in funny haha not funny peculiar, is each time you cross out a film, Disney releases another one. So the list of films needing to viewed went up to 55! Luckily, I am keeping up quite well.

Most recently I have scratched Dumbo, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, and Wreck-It Ralph off, and added Zootopia to the list. Zootopia came out after my original post but I saw it pretty instantaneously so it too has been crossed.

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Dumbo is one of the most famous Disney films, especially considering it is part of the first five of Disney's original films. The first five simply implies that the first five films all had varying styles and techniques making them all look quite different from one another. I cannot say I particularly enjoyed Dumbo. As an adult I know a lot of the scenes, notably the pink elephants scene, would have scared me as a child. Plus, the incredibly horrific treatment of Dumbo by the rest of his fellow tent mates is difficult to watch. I was intrigued to find that Dumbo did not speak at all! Although, he is only a baby.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is surprisingly harder to track down than I thought. Though, I knew gathering those old school films from the 1940s would be a challenge in of itself. I think that of the two individual stories, based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Wind in the Willows, I liked The Wind in the Willows segment better. It was nice to see that after years of hearing about Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, I was able to finally get a clear idea of the story. Not to mention be able to see a few easter eggs from the film which still exist in the Magic Kingdom to the movie savvy eye.

Yesterday, I crossed off Wreck-It Ralph and I thought this one was adorable. The movie was one I have heard many a good thing about and being the secret gamer I am, I needed to see it. Spotting all the video game references from The Legend of Zelda to Final Fantasy gave me a burst of pride. The story, though simple, made me laugh. I didn't come away thinking it was unmemorable, so that was a bonus. Apparently, they will be making a sequel to this one. The necessity for one in my eyes is debatable, but, hey, I said the same thing about Pixar's Toy Story 2. I've been eating that crow for years.

Take a look at my progress for yourself!

  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  2. Pinocchio
  3. Fantasia
  4. Dumbo
  5. Bambi
  6. Saludos Amigos
  7. The Three Caballeros
  8. Make Mine Music
  9. Fun and Fancy Free
  10. Melody Time
  11. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  12. Cinderella
  13. Alice in Wonderland
  14. Peter Pan
  15. Lady and the Tramp
  16. Sleeping Beauty
  17. One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  18. The Sword in the Stone
  19. The Jungle Book
  20. The Aristocats
  21. Robin Hood
  22. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  23. The Rescuers
  24. The Fox and the Hound
  25. The Black Cauldron
  26. The Great Mouse Detective
  27. Oliver & Company
  28. The Little Mermaid
  29. The Rescuers Down Under
  30. Beauty and the Beast
  31. Aladdin
  32. The Lion King
  33. Pocahontas
  34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  35. Hercules
  36. Mulan
  37. Tarzan
  38. Fantasia 2000
  39. Dinosaur
  40. The Emperor’s New Groove
  41. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  42. Lilo & Stitch
  43. Treasure Planet
  44. Brother Bear
  45. Home on the Range
  46. Chicken Little
  47. Meet the Robinsons
  48. Bolt
  49. The Princess and the Frog
  50. Tangled
  51. Winnie the Pooh
  52. Wreck-It Ralph
  53. Frozen
  54. Big Hero 6
  55. Zootopia

Total: 45/55

I'm not sure as to why I have made viewing every Walt Disney Animation film a goal of mine. All in all, it will be an impossible task unless Disney goes out of business. Please, no! They will continue making films long after I'm gone like they were before I came around. Nevertheless, onward I go!

Do you love Disney animated films as much as I do? How many have you seen?

Happy Sunday!

xoNovellette

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