Yesterday we talked about Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, which I love. Today we're talking about Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, which I'm less about.
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) follows the same concept as the first installment, featuring multiple holiday themed cartoons starring some of the classic Disney characters but this time the animation was computer generated.
The CG animation is probably my main problem with this sequel. I'm not a big fan of seeing these beloved characters in a new and not particularly effective (in this case) light but I will admit that the animation isn't all bad, it is just mainly against my personal preference.
My second biggest complaint is the storyline of the first short starring Minnie and Daisy. Daisy is completely horrible, jealous and spiteful towards Minnie and Minnie, to some extent, retaliates.
The story just felt untrue to these characters previously established dynamics and even though they make it up in the end and choose friendship over their petty rivalry, it didn't feel like the best lesson to be teaching kids. Yes, forgiveness is great but toxic friendships are not.
The other stories in the feature are less problematic for me although I'm a bit over the storyline of Max being perpetually embarrassed by Goofy. It's been done before and done better but in general Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas is pretty cute but I would skip it in favour of the first Christmas special any day.