Live action remakes? | Disney Diary #16

Disney, it seems have gone full crazy on the live action remake front. Almost all of there classic animations are slated for the live transformation.

Had you asked me what I thought about this a couple of months ago I would have jumped directly on my soap box and complained whole heartedly.

Now? Well, I'm just kinda happy to see where it all goes.

The only remake I've bothered watching so far is Cinderella and while it wasn't my favourite it exceeded expectations.

I haven't gotten around to The Jungle Book or Malificent yet but I'm not longer apposed to doing so and when it comes to the upcoming Beauty and the Beast release, I'm actually looking forward to it.

I know a lot of movie titles have been thrown around recently like Mulan, The Little Mermaid and even The Lion King and while it can be hard to imagine some of those working well outside the realm of animation, I've decided to save my judgements until I see them.

Disney surprises me often and I'm hoping that trend continues.


Because a cat's the only cat who knows where it's at...

I've been unintentionally watching a bunch of Disney films recently with music by the Sherman Brothers and damn it, if their songs don't get stuck in my head!

The Sherman Brothers definitely write some of my favourite Disney tunes. They worked on films like Mary Poppins, The Aristocats and The Sword in the Stone as well as a bunch of the early Winnie the Pooh features.

What I didn't realise until recently though, is that they were also responsible for a bunch of the songs featured in attractions around the Disney parks.

Definitely excited to keep an ear out during our upcoming WDW trip to see if I can recognise which ones these famous brothers penned.

The Disney Pixar film that my taste forgot | Disney Diary #15

Disney Pixar, it is known, can do no wrong.

There have been a few Pixar releases over the years I've be dubious of, being uninterested in the premise and thinking that a particular title just wouldn't appeal to my tastes personally, but when I've watched them, I've always been wrong.

So now, they get the benefit of the doubt no matter what.

There is one film; however, that is the exception that proves the rule.

That film for me is, The Incredibles.

I know this movie is beloved by many (and I know the sequel is a source of great excitement) but I just can't get behind it and I can't even really verbalise why.

I've seen The Incredibles maybe four times at this point and it just doesn't grow on me, Don't get me wrong, it's not terrible, but I am kind of indifferent toward it.

The plot, the characters, the animation design, the pacing. None of it quite works for me. I just find it all a little... boring.

Maybe one day I'll change my mind. Monsters Inc. was a actually a bit of a grower with me but for now, The Incredibles is the one Disney Pixar film that I am meh about.