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Why i love disney

Why i love disney

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To begin my story. It begins as me as a boy. I went to Wal-Mart i seen the tape of The little mermaid. I was wanting to see this movie so bad. It was just something about that drew me to this movie. I put on at my grandmother’s house as i sat back and watched it. I never seen it  such a magically charming movie like that as it was just pure and simple story that was purely magical to watch. I recall afterward often as a boy going to the store to buy a new Disney movie. It is the nature of Disney movies to seem to find a way to tell us a story that makes feel like a kid again.  It is the pure Disney magic and charm that has kept it alive for such a long time.  I decided to do a tribute to my love of all things Disney which includes my trips to their theme parks. It is purely Disney magic time to talk the magic of Disney.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney .

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It all started with a mermaid. 

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The tale of my love of Disney begins with a movie called The little mermaid. The movie of  The little mermaid’s tale begins ages before my birth. Plans for Disney to adapt The Little Mermaid as an animated feature date back to the late 1930s, following the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The film would have been an anthology of several Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales but was scrapped. It was likely for best as we had a better second film follow up with the magical Pinocchio. It was often planned often for the next 50 years until it was made into a movie in 1989 to restart the Disney animated movie cycle again after the fall of the 1980’s.  I recall often re-watching this Disney classic often. I think of it as my most treasured childhood love of a movie as I do simply think it helped shape my love for movies.  It is a fun classic gem for all time that one should watch today.  

Disney classic movie reviews

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Snow white review

I grew up watching the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. I grew up loving The parent trap is one of those ageless charming family films. It’s fun family film at heart. Although the split-screen technique had been around for a decade or so, it was usually more noted for its failures than its success, and the actor required to play dual roles usually took tremendous heat for their failure to create two physically identical but distinctly different characterizations on screen. But with THE PARENT TRAP, with the difficult dual role resting on the shoulders of an extremely young star Hayley mills whom did the job wonderfully to screen in parent trap. The heart of it all, is the bravura performance of Hayley Mills as twins Susan and Sharon. She’s never revoltingly sweet–there’s a winning streak of spice in her personality that separates her from all other child stars, plus, her kicky pre-Beatles British accent and snub-nosed beauty lend her a more worldly air than her contemporaries. The cast is wonderful as the ever wonderful Maureen O’Hara plays a leading role as the mother. Brian Keith as the father is just as wonderful as ever. A host of great character actors which includes Charles Ruggles,Una Merkel,Leo G. Carroll and Nancy Kulp among other great character actors as they all give it their all in this ever charming Disney classic as top notch acting form its cast. Actress Hayley Mills becomes a Disney legend. One British girl plays two separate American twins. That’s a feat of technical achievement by any standard. The Parent Trap is one of Disney’s greatest non-animated features and everyone should see it. Young and old. Though, it will mostly appeal to families with mischievous children. The story includes a subplot of the twin girls playing devilishly clever pranks on anyone who crosses their line. wonderfully acted, witty, and touching.

The ruth rating:five bette's

Pinocchio review 

Pinocchio benefits from one of the finest collections of songs such as I got no strings on me to an actor’s life for me and when you wish upon a star.

This classic had won an Oscar for best original song for when you wish upon a star. It also won for its wonderful musical score a Oscar which is truly wonderful. It’s voice acting is also remarkable as two great talents make its fold. Cliff Edwards whom truly is one of best character actors. Mel Blanc does work too as the donkeys as he does it greatly as he is truly one of its most famous voice actors whose work shines in many animation voice roles. Dickie Jones played one great role as Pinocchio. The blue fairy is played by the remarkable Evelyn Venable a great character actress. Frankie Darro plays a great role too another great character actor in many westerns. Walter Catlett truly is another gem in the fold in his role. Another legendary character actor. One other great talent is Don Brodie a director and actor. This movie has such vast contrasts in its themes. It’s dark nature n humor mixed with joy and heartbreak it really stirs up emotions.

Pinocchio has great acting with a wonderful musical score and wonderful themes make this a truly landmark classic. So you should watch it today this classic gem.

Lady and the tramp review

Out of the many Disney classics that I love dearly. I would say i am highly fond of lady and tramp. It is so different form the many Disney fairy tales. Fairy tale about the romance between two dogs from opposite sides of the tracks gets colorful, warm, old-fashioned Disney treatment.  It is joy to watch this movie form it’s wonderful acting to its wonderful music to its purely magical story that will charm you as it’s a love story that touches you truly.  It is a classic you should see today.

The ruth rating:five bette's

Sleeping Beauty review

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those classics. Sleeping beauty is my favorite as when I discovered this classic it became my favorite Disney classic all time as this classic has the scale and depth that make it a timeless classic for the ages. Sleeping Beauty was envisioned by Walt Disney as his masterpiece. It’s his crown jewel. Walt Disney did indeed craft a crown jewel. Eleanor Audley and Mary Costa and Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen, Barbara Luddy and Bill Shirley are rounding out a wonderful voice cast of actors that bring to life the characters of this ever charming classic in a magical way as they are just delightful in their roles. One of the greatest things about sleeping beauty is the style of its art for its animation really stand out greatly. Its characters are just as great as they are very different then many of the normal Disney princess movies. The prince is more active in his role. The characters are richly deep. its performances in animation is some of the finest ever crafted on animation. Maleficent which is Supervised by Disney’s women’s animator-in-chief, Marc Davis has to be of the great performances in animation. She is brilliantly drawn, amazingly voiced, and the dragon she transforms into is not just a dragon: it is HER particular dragon a method taken to greater lengths in The Sword in the Stone. She is magnificent. The three fairies are quarrelsome all right, but they are caricatures that convey particularly clearly their good-naturalness and good intent. Very layered and wonderful animation by Disney. Sleeping Beauty is one of those masterpieces of animation that really stands out in every element. It’s just a truly magical movie to watch. It’s very enchanting and amazing as they come in every manner of the word. It’s a truly outstanding classic

The ruth rating:five bette's

the parent trap

I grew up watching the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. I grew up loving The parent trap is one of those ageless charming family films. It’s fun family film at heart. Although the split-screen technique had been around for a decade or so, it was usually more noted for its failures than its success, and the actor required to play dual roles usually took tremendous heat for their failure to create two physically identical but distinctly different characterizations on screen. But with THE PARENT TRAP, with the difficult dual role resting on the shoulders of an extremely young star Hayley mills whom did the job wonderfully to screen in parent trap. The heart of it all, is the bravura performance of Hayley Mills as twins Susan and Sharon. She’s never revoltingly sweet–there’s a winning streak of spice in her personality that separates her from all other child stars, plus, her kicky pre-Beatles British accent and snub-nosed beauty lend her a more worldly air than her contemporaries. The cast is wonderful as the ever wonderful Maureen O’Hara plays a leading role as the mother. Brian Keith as the father is just as wonderful as ever. A host of great character actors which includes Charles Ruggles,Una Merkel,Leo G. Carroll and Nancy Kulp among other great character actors as they all give it their all in this ever charming Disney classic as top notch acting form its cast. Actress Hayley Mills becomes a Disney legend. One British girl plays two separate American twins. That’s a feat of technical achievement by any standard. The Parent Trap is one of Disney’s greatest non-animated features and everyone should see it. Young and old. Though, it will mostly appeal to families with mischievous children. The story includes a subplot of the twin girls playing devilishly clever pranks on anyone who crosses their line. wonderfully acted, witty, and touching.

 

The ruth rating:five bette's

I hope everyone loved me selecting some of my many favorite disney movies. I love disney movies for ages having seen so many of the classics. I just simply live and breathe disney that includes live action and pixar movies as many of them all teach us the simple fact that we are humans but we have to learn to live a live and joy the magic of it.

DIsney park magic

When I first went to Disney world. It was a very stressful moment as I first came into park form a long drive there. I was tired and exhausted yet so nervous to see the parks. It was very tiresome form a long drive form Louisiana to the parks. My dad checked into it and we went to the parks that day as we entered park I think it was just so different as it went from being tired to being so happy with joy as I think when I saw it was just so charming and nice to walk down it to get to the main part of the park.  I went on a couple of rides then next day went back again to ride more and more. My first trip was to get used of the Disney parks and learn them as we did it became a such magical joy. I often return many times now. I have grown very fond of Disney world. I really love the haunted mansion. I have a fond love of its charming look and story. It is just a fun joy to ride that ride. I would say when i returned recently to see new fantasyland it became my favorite area of Disney parks as its simply amazing how charming it is now. I went on the little mermaid ride a couple of times which is a very fun charming little gem of a ride. Another joy is riding the tower of terror that ride is simply amazing to ride.  When you are walking around magic kingdom i feel like i walk into many of the lands by chance and end up finding some charming and new each time i go to that area. I have often said that one of the simple best sites to see is the castle when you see that is just feels like pure magic and joy overcomes you. I am big lover of Disney parks. So now to review my favorite ride.  The joy of Disney parks always stays with you.

haunted mansion my favorite disney ride. 

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This Dutch Gothic Revival New England mansion looks innocent enough on the outside, but 999 “happy haunts” reside inside. The Haunted Mansion long has been one of Disney’s most popular attractions at theme parks around the world, with its deft use of stagecraft to create a variety of illusions. Haunted mansion looks simple form outside as you enter into it as it is a Dutch Gothic Revival New England mansion as you enter into it. The rides charm has yet to start yet. You walk into stretch room as the joy of that room is where it starts as you just enjoy that room and feel it is just a joy to do that room then you exit to ride the ride. The ride is a joy form its start to end as you ride trough many great dark ride scenes that use many tricks of the trade to make the haunts and magic of this story come to life. It is joy form the beginning to end that you must ride today.

The ruth rating:five bette's

Disney magic

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Look at that a fox and hound playing together. Yes sometimes the past can hurt but you many times learn form the past. Open your eyes to the magic of disney. Disney has always been a simple joy to me. You can say disney makes you really feel alive as a human. Disney always seems to enchant you and take you away to a new magical world. So this was a tribute to disney one of my joys of my life. Remember all it takes if fate and trust and little bit of pixie dust.

Pinocchio

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Pinocchio was Walt Disney’s second animated film as he moved up in production from Bambi. Although Snow White is considered a special treat many regard this gem as his greatest gem. So today I look upon this classic movie in insight into this classic gem and a review of it. When you wish upon a star any dream can true. So let’s begin into this dream.

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So Walt Disney had the smash hit Snow White break open a new medium as he decided a feature animation often. He started work on many projects at the same time about as he had Bambi and Pinocchio as while in process of making Pinocchio he started another classic later called fantasia as that later classic would mix music and animation richly as that classic remains one of my favorites.  It was a hard task take this kids story that was beloved and turn it into another Disney classic as to make the puppet more friendly as the books original version wasn’t so nice and friendly.


Often many books are tasks to create a template for a movie as this was one of those cases which was harder without many changes.

One of the hardest tasks was creating the under the sea feeling in water as water in animation in that stage struggling to make it look real. One trick was put bubbles in water to create a trick of being under the sea. It works greatly. It truly is a work of magic.

Jiminy cricket was a late addition to the movie as he was such a loved idea. Disneys favorite was the movies beloved cat.

The blue fairy animation was crafted by same animation crafter of Fantasia. Another first for this classic was its use of famous actors. As budget raised up it became one of Hollywood’s most costly animation budgets of the time.

Upon its release it truly was raved upon with great reviews and beloved by many hailing it as the start of the Disney golden age. It is often stated to be favorite among filmmakers and artist and many great legends as it’s a special kind of magical tale that tells a tale that is about a wish to be a real boy. When you wish upon a star any dream can come true. So now to review this classic I hope you enjoyed insight into this classic.

Pinocchio review 

Pinocchio benefits from one of the finest collections of songs such as I got no strings on me to an actor’s life for me and when you wish upon a star.

This classic had won an Oscar for best original song for when you wish upon a star. It also won for its wonderful musical score a Oscar which is truly wonderful. It’s voice acting is also remarkable as two great talents make its fold. Cliff Edwards whom truly is one of best character actors. Mel Blanc does work too as the donkeys as he does it greatly as he is truly one of its most famous voice actors whose work shines in many animation voice roles. Dickie Jones played one great role as Pinocchio. The blue fairy is played by the remarkable Evelyn Venable a great character actress. Frankie Darro plays a great role too another great character actor in many westerns. Walter Catlett truly is another gem in the fold in his role. Another legendary character actor. One other great talent is Don Brodie a director and actor. This movie has such vast contrasts in its themes. It’s dark nature n humor mixed with joy and heartbreak it really stirs up emotions.

Pinocchio has great acting with a wonderful musical score and wonderful themes make this a truly landmark classic. So you should watch it today this classic gem.

The Ruth rating:five bette's

Fantasia

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Fantasia is one of those movies that is something truly special in the annals of movies. After over seventy years, Walt Disney’s Fantasia remains one of most shining examples of animation and music ever committed to film. So today my review of this classic movie which remains one of the best examples of a fine animated gem.

Fantasia was released in Released in 1940 in the middle of World War II,Fantasia” was initially envisioned as a short film to reinvigorate the sagging popularity of Mickey Mickey Mouse as the war really was impacting hard upon Disney. Fantasia was a critical and popular failure in its own day but with the passage of time it has become a beloved classic to many today. This Disney production was an ambitious experiment to try to popularize classical music Fantasia has eight finely animated shorts to music which each is very different form the other but it connected together through the art of classical music.

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor intros into the movie as it shows a section that shows various abstract imagery to the beat of “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor which has Live-action shots of the orchestra illuminated in blue and gold, backed by superimposed shadows, fade into abstract patterns. Animated lines, shapes and cloud formations reflect the sound and rhythms of the music as its very enjoyable to listen to it any time along with Nutcracker Suite scene has many different changes to its scene that goes form images of dancing fairies flowers and more as it goes along with the seasons this scene is a richly deep scene with such magical animated wonders to behold as each change in the tone of it really reflects the musical cues of the music at that moment of the scene. It’s really one marvelous gem of a scene that has such its mesmerizing cinematography.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is probably the most famous short of all of the shorts of Fantasia based upon The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (German: Der Zauberlehrling) is a poem by Goethe written in 1797 which is what that part was based upon. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas tells the story of . Mickey Mouse, the young apprentice of the sorcerer Yen Sid, attempts some of his master’s magic tricks but does not know how to control them as it is one of the most beloved parts of this classic movie it is such a fun little gem of animation that really has such marvelous cinematography along with a rich soundtrack to boot for it.

Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. A visual history of the Earth’s beginnings is depicted to selected sections of the ballet score. The sequence progresses from the planet’s formation to the first living creatures, followed by the reign and extinction of the dinosaurs as it’s one of the longest parts of the movie but it is such a richly animated scene that has such marvelous wonders to behold. I would say it has some of the finest animated dinosaurs ever put to the screen. The Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. A mythical Greco-Roman world of colorful centaurs & centaurettes”, cupids, fauns and other figures from classical mythology is portrayed to Beethoven’s music. This scene sparked an interest in classical mythology for me as it’s such a marvelous treasure trove of mythology characters form the classical mythology it does have such a rich depth to its animation that goes along to the music perfectly as ever.

Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli. A comic ballet in four sections that has many creatures dancing alongside to music as this charming gem of a scene really flows along well to the beat of the music it’s such a charming and fun scene to watch with its charming and comical nature along with its great music and rich cinematography. Night on Bald Mountain depicts a demon on top of a mountain summoning the dead and damned to dance and party around him atop his mountain. Absolutely terrifying cacodemonic animation coupled with Mussorgsky’s dramatic, intimidating score along with it. Vladimir Tytla is the only man who could possibly have pulled off this dramatic, spell bindingly horrific sequence that is one of the finest pieces of animation ever put to the screen.

Fantasia is truly a film that was way ahead of its time in almost every aspect imaginable. From outstanding segments like The Rite of Spring and Night on Bald Mountain to the excellent orchestration of the classical music by Leopold Stokowski and his orchestra, to the tremendous craft of the animation and it’s wonderful cinematography and music that makes it one of the finest animated movies so see Fantasia because you truly will love this marvelous gem.

The Ruth Rating:five bette's