Escape to Witch Mountain

Today I talk about the Escape to Witch Mountain being huge Disney fan been watching like crazy many things on Disney plus getting new movies to review even modern to tackle as new modern classics as I decided take a long break form blogging to find stuff of interest to review. Disney live action movies can be hit or miss as this movie is one of those classics that I feel is timeless n enchanting matching the power of its animated classics. So let’s review this classic gem now.

escape to witch mountain review(https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest/)Based on Alexander Key’s 1969 novel of the same name, Escape to Witch Mountain was theatrically released on March 21, 1975. The live action flick is 97 minutes in length as this Disney flim filled with paranormal activity, two orphans, Dr. Loomis from Halloween, and Ali Hakim from Oklahoma!. What type of film can this possibly be? Well, it’s the 1975 film, Escape to Witch Mountain its something of a gem in the rough patch years of Disney of the 1970’s n 1980’s before the rebirth with little mermaid as this movie is so dam good. you will enjoy n delight upon it.

Walt Disney showed great interest in live Acton movies in the as he was prime in crafting n creating 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea which had an amazing cast of stars such as Kirk Douglas  and Jame Manson among others as this movie has same thing of such amazing casting by Disney studios. I recently watched the Witch Mountain movies off Disney plus as both has such wonderful casts. Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and Tia Malone (Kim Richards) and Aristotle Bolt (Ray Milland),they escape  with the help of Jason O’Day (Eddie Albert) all of these wonderful stars give out a wonderful perfomance that simply will charm you insantly.  I would say that Ray Milland maybe gives out one of his most wonderful hour. He delights as a villain that is simply one of best Disney live action villains to my eyes 

One scene you see nod to snow white is playing upon the screen as its also a nod to Disney’s bold start as movie giant. Its a fun chase movie that maybe shows you that if smartly written n directed n cast that make you have such fun with this delightfully charming Disney movie that also count as such a fun adventure to behold on the screen. 

The best effects, opening sequence, and a weird atmosphere that seems like Disney fantasy-mystery-thriller-adventure, with its psychic imagery and high fantasy blend, the mystery it builds with a wonderful blend of scfi like close encounters  made for kids in style as one of coolest scenes in any movie of this period as has a flying RV that makes for such fun. Puppets, telepathy, bears, Donald Pleasance all really make also among such things that is fun about this movie as i watched it on Disney plus i watched follow up which only saving grace was hammed in performance by bette Davis whom was just collecting a paycheck as the role felt lesser to her. I really adored both in some ways they both show you how Disney tried hard recapture their magical charm in an era of such lesser Disney flims that kept making them lesser as a company

I know I’ll be watching Return from Witch Mountain soon again as likely often as this wonderful classic that simply is wonderful classic that i am glad Disney plus added to their vaults among its follow up. here’s to hoping Disney+ adds some of their spookier treats like Watcher in the Woods and Something Wicked this Way Comes as I would die to see them both next as this classic you should watch streaming or buy copy as anyway you choose watch it as watch this delightful classic today folks. I hope you enjoyed my movie review today that is return to finding new delights in movies I will review a movie soon.

disney plus must see classics

Disney plus must see classics

After several years of teasing comments and drip-fed information on Disney’s TV streaming service, the Disney Plus launch is finally upon us as we get to finally get a full on streaming service that will be the biggest thing for this Disney fan’s love. I cannot wait to all of the disney vault unlocked on the service. Disney have churned out a galaxy of beautiful films that shine like stars in mine, and many people across the globe’s childhood. It is these films that sparked my interest in how movies are made and everything as my love for Disney is truly beyond words. am forever grateful for the wonder and laughs I watched onscreen as child. Even today, with the awesome effects that we see in cinemas, these films have not lost their magic, entertainment or value. They are classics that should check out today as i give you sample today of what will be part of the Disney magic.

Disney plus must see classics

‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers’ (1989)

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Plot: Chip and Dale start their very own detective agency called Rescue Rangers with their friends Gadget, Monterey Jack and Zipper. No case is too small for this team, who usually help out other animals. Why you need to watch: These chipmunk brothers had only been known for tormenting Donald Duck and being song-and-dance troublemakers before this series premiered. This show gave the pair a back-story, friends and their own villains to battle this classic Disney animated gem of a show is often forgotten today but it was one of my childhood favorites. It’s simply such fun to watch the adventures unfold on screen. It’s fun and joy to watch anytime upon the screen.

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Plot: Two identical twin sisters, separated at birth by their parents’ divorce, are reunited years later at a summer camp, where they scheme to bring their parents back together. The girls, one of whom has been living with their mother and the other with their father, switch places after camp and go to work on their plan, the first objective being to scare off a gold-digger pursuing their father..Why you need to watch it: One of the most enjoyable of the Disney Hayley Mills films with a load of laughs and loads of heart. Hayley does double duty as twin sisters who were separated unknowingly when their parents divorced. They are reunited at summer camp and scheme to get their parents back together. The parents played by Brian Keith and Maureen O’Hara are wonderful together as A great film for the whole family to enjoy.

DuckTales’ (1987)

Plot: For six seasons, Donald Duck’s three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie roamed around their wealthy Uncle Scrooge’s mansion looking for new adventures and getting into trouble.Why you need to watch: This TV show sparked a movement with merchandise, video games, comic books, a feature film and a spin-off series Darkwing Duck.” This series convinced Disney that weekday cartoons could work, paving the way for “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers as this show was a classic that began so much magical things for Disney but this show is also one of my favorites as so much of all i adored as child is here as adventure n mystery n the wonderful

Fantasia (1940)

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Plot: Released in 1940, represented Disney’s boldest experiment to date as bringing to life his vision of blending animated imagery with classical music. What had begun as a vehicle to enhance Mickey Mouse’s career blossomed into a full-blown feature that remains unique in the history of animation..Why you need to watch: Fantasia expanded boundaries way before audiences were prepared for it, including (quite probably) Walt Disney himself! I’m not quite sure whether if I fully approve its release date, but generations have moved on, and this sublime, unparalleled and absolutely unsurpassed animated masterpiece has stood the test of time, multiple perspectives and upcoming international deliveries with their respective animation styles. From the classical music style, to the macabre, to the unbelievable, to the allegorical (Mickey in Wizard’s Apprentice), this is, and always shall be, the best creation of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Behold its magnificence as simply one of best animated films ever made for screen that is a must see classic.

‘The Three Caballeros’ (1945)

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Plot: Comical mixture of animation and live action featuring Donald Duck in four short stories as he travels around South America. En route, Donald meets a flying donkey and Pablo the Penguin, who hates the cold. Disney’s first attempt at combining live action with animation was nominated for two Academy Awards. Why you need to watch: An undervalued and underrated rare project by Disney. So, it’s quite a fun classic that delighted me so much as a child as i could see this classic really capturing a new era of kids by their heart strings as this is is simply a fun classic that makes such fun for you to watch on screen. 

After several years of teasing comments and drip-fed information on Disney’s TV streaming service, the Disney Plus launch is finally upon us as we get to finally get a full on streaming service that will be the biggest thing for this Disney fan’s love as i am huge disney fan i could list so many classics. I think these movies would be best examples of what the service will offer to everyone. Its got classics and moderns as you can see Disney plus will be magical upon our world.

the little mermaid 30th anniversary

the little mermaid 30th anniversary

The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite Disney movies. When it was first released in 1989 as i was a little boy as if i was to rank my favorite Disney movies i would say sleeping beauty is top of list. I seen this movie often over the years.  we can all relate to her rebellious nature as we eel that way a teenager as today i honor the 30th birthday of the The Little Mermaid.

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In Disney’s beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.(plot:goggle) 

The Little Mermaid has always been one of my favorite Disney films for many years as simply i hold a fond place in my heart for this classic animated gem. It is fondly remembered as the first film of Disney’s Golden Age. A charming but slight musical fairy tale that helped bring back the Disney animated classic. The Little Mermaid was such a surprise hit that it allowed the animation department to keep tackling bigger and bigger projects, starting with the 1991 masterpiece Beauty And The Beast that led to many wonderful classics even today for Disney.

“The Little Mermaid’s” lead character, Ariel, is the youngest of seven royal daughters, as well as the most passionate and outspoken one. Instead of lying around the palace without purpose, Ariel spends her days poking around shipwrecks and chatting up seagulls, rarely staying still for a moment, learning more about human inventions and human society as she is bit of a rebel as what can many relate to Ariel as all feel like Ariel would be as teenagers as we rebel againist parents to find our own way in the world.

I would fondly recall back to begin little boy i would fondly watch Ariel singing along to the songs as i would simply find something so charming with it. I would feel a connection that would build for a lifetime.  it was the begining of a new discovery of a new world as i would find a brave new world of movie magic as i would say like Ariel i found a magical new world that i wanted be part of that magical world.

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The Little Mermaid has plenty of amazing songs, song by Ariel or Sebastian. And I love them all. During the song Under the Sea, the sea becomes so colorful and all the fish get exciting, it makes you feel happy as well. The first line, “The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake” is so recognizable with our very own world. It’s a line adults will recognize sooner than children, and that’s also a remarkable thing of Disney animations: for every different stage of life, there are hidden messages. Like the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Despite that The Little Mermaid is not made with computer but by hand drawings, the original way, the film still looks amazing to me. Of course things are way better in this modern time, but this classic is amazing without the use of special effects and stuff. The animation quality in The Little Mermaid” is really astounding.

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The film successfully captures the feeling of weightlessness with characters like Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula effortlessly gliding across the ocean floor and propelling themselves forward in a way that lends the movie a real sense of physicality with its wonderful landscapes that capture the lovely ocean floor so greatly as also when it changes to man’s world form Ariel’s point of view as she has fun in world you get real sense of fun and discovery she is learning of the world while trying get him fall in love as the sense of wonder she has about it is such a an amazing trait of her. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken contribute the songs and score for the film, and their collaboration is legendary with amazing acting by its cast of voice actors give such remarkable acting as the real star is Jodi Benson whose Ariel is the defined role of her life as she simply is Ariel and she brings all the charm we adore about her to her voice acting of the role as simply this movie is a charming classic for the ages. “The Little Mermaid” is quite the powerhouse film and an incredibly touching movie about love, friendship, prejudice and the hard choice of conforming to what others want for you or following the path that you know will make you happy in the long term as its simply a must see classic movie.

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happy 76th anniversary to dumbo

happy 76th anniversary to dumbo

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Dumbo is a favourite flim among Pixar’s brain trust as it features all the hallmarks that would characterize the studio’s own flims it has great characters  and a story full of warmth and a lot of heart. This movie turns 76 years old today as it has not only inspired countless pixar flims over the years.  Dumbo was the flim was the little flim that did big things much like dumbo  the movie’s hero as the studios past efforts of Pinocchio and Fantasia were flops upon their release as this movie was made a b-picture on cheaper budget it became a huge hit as their frist hit animated movie snice snow white.  Its a simple story of the ugly duckling retold in a new way.

Dumbo is an elephant with freakishly large ears discovers that the thing that makes him different is also the thing that makes him truly special as he can fly via them and use of a feather he holds on him. It is revealed in ending the feather is a gag as he can fly without it as his ears gave him power to fly. Dumbo is one of the studio’s greatest character creations he never utters a word or speaks in any form but you can’t help but fall in love this little guy. His relationship with his mother is beautifully captured from their playful moments during bath-time to their heartbreaking and fleeting reunion it’s all so moving and heartfelt as it does somewhat really feel so emotionally moving. In a matter of minutes you understand their love for each other their unwavering love for each other. You are fully invested in Dumbo’s own personal journey. His odd couple relationship with Timothy Mouse is equally moving whilst every cameo and he is unforgettable.

Dumbo is the shortest feature films Disney produced it arguably possesses more memorable moments than any of their other movies form this period of disney movie. from the stork delivering newborn babies which we see baby mine song playing as you feel for dumbo and its mother as both suffer so much on screen to dumbo flying in wonder on screen we see so many moments in one movie. Dumbo has some of best songs of the period compared to the cloyingly sweet music of the other Disney films made in the 1940s the songs all possess an infectious and poppy lightness such as When I See an Elephant Fly, Elephants on Parade and Song of the Roustabouts are all numbers that will be bouncing around your head for days afterwards.

 

Dumbo’s animation is less technically polished than the films it succeeded as it has a lightness and freedom looking more cartoony. This film is bold and bright with simple but striking watercolor backgrounds and a strong cartoon aesthetic that really draws you into its world. Dumbo has so much emotion, warmth and nuance are conveyed in the tiniest little details, particularly Dumbo as its charm can melt any heart. The animation is playful and experimental form it’s from the map view of the United States to the pink elephants there is always something always something exciting or touching in every frame of this flim to stand out for you to watch on the screen. It is films like Dumbo that made me fall in love with animation in the first place as this classic is a classic animated gem you will adore to see anytime.

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