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by Dr Frankenollie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Mary Poppins Returns
Replies: 861
Views: 306463

Re: Mary Poppins Returns

From what I recall, Michael gave the tuppence to his father not the bird woman. Still an act of compassion, albeit inadequate in light of his father’s impending job loss. As for the adults will all forget by tomorrow line, I took that not to mean that they would forget what they learned so much as ...
by Dr Frankenollie
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Mary Poppins Returns
Replies: 861
Views: 306463

Re: Mary Poppins Returns

I thought I’d like it. I do love the original. But it was quite a disappointment. For a film which is – supposedly – put together by lovers of the 1964 original, it is deeply thematically out of step with it. This is a film made by someone who evidently regards the cartoon penguins as more integral ...
by Dr Frankenollie
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Mary Poppins Returns
Replies: 861
Views: 306463

Re: Mary Poppins Returns

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by Dr Frankenollie
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Rank Disney's CG Movies
Replies: 9
Views: 4678

Re: Rank Disney's CG Movies

1. Moana 2. Zootopia 3. Meet the Robinsons 4. Tangled 5. Frozen 6. Chicken Little 7. Wreck-It Ralph 8. Dinosaur 9. Big Hero 6 10. Bolt For all that Dinosaur is a dreadful experience from a narrative standpoint, there are still moments of real beauty, visually, and the early montage with the egg is v...
by Dr Frankenollie
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Toy Story 4
Replies: 993
Views: 292554

Re: Toy Story 4

I’m very curious to see what this supposed emotional ending is. After all, we do know for certain that the characters will not die, they won’t be split up, they’ll get a happy ending - so now we’ve already had them being passed on by Andy, where do we go from there? Imo, I think it’s kind of concern...
by Dr Frankenollie
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Rank the Cinderella Songs
Replies: 35
Views: 11233

Re: Rank the Cinderella Songs

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes So This Is Love Cinderella Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo O, Sing Sweet Nightingale The Work Song I love this movie’s songs. Even The Work Song. I don’t think O, Sing Sweet Nightingale is as good as the similar-sounding other songs sung by Cinderella, but animation-wise, that...
by Dr Frankenollie
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Live -Action Renaissance?
Replies: 30
Views: 23926

Re: Live -Action Renaissance?

That’s a rather alarming prospect. We can only hope that sequels to such remakes don’t prove as popular - and it’s rather difficult to conceive of where these sequels could go that’s interesting (especially as the direct-to-video DisneyToon precedents aren’t very promising). But then again, maybe an...
by Dr Frankenollie
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Live -Action Renaissance?
Replies: 30
Views: 23926

Re: Live -Action Renaissance?

They won't need to since both titles are heading directly to streaming. Disney's streaming service will be the home for remakes of moderately popular animated films. That’s wise of them! But it doesn’t change the overall point I was making - once Disney is done remaking the really popular ones, whe...
by Dr Frankenollie
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Live -Action Renaissance?
Replies: 30
Views: 23926

Re: Live -Action Renaissance?

I don’t think there is a live-action renaissance. Like so many of Disney’s recent live-action properties before it, from John Carter to A Wrinkle in Time, Nutcracker and the Four Realms is clearly going to bomb. Hard. The only big hitters in Disney’s live-action production are of course the remakes ...
by Dr Frankenollie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Celebrating Mickey on Blu-ray 10/23
Replies: 25
Views: 11234

Re: Celebrating Mickey on Blu-ray 10/23

An interesting selection, one that’s both frustrating and pleasantly surprising. I think the fact there’s just one black-and-white cartoon, despite there being a good selection of some solid ones (The Mad Doctor, Mickey’s Good Deed...) is a bit disappointing, and as anyone looking at my username wou...
by Dr Frankenollie
Wed May 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Rank the Snow White Songs
Replies: 14
Views: 5226

Re: Rank the Snow White Songs

1. Someday My Prince Will Come 2. With a Smile and a Song 3. Heigh-Ho 4. Whistle While You Work 5. I’m Wishing/One Song 6. Music in Your Soup 7. The Silly Song 8. Dig-a-Dig Dig 9. Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum 10. You’re Never Too Old To Be Young I basically love the whole lot, even the deleted ones. Only ‘Y...
by Dr Frankenollie
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: How would you rank the different eras of Disney animation?
Replies: 16
Views: 5736

Re: How would you rank the different eras of Disney animatio

Here goes... 1. The Golden Age (1937-42) : It's nice to see a consensus around this, both here and in terms of film criticism generally. There isn't really a serious debate to be had, is there? Walt Disney created 4, maybe 5 absolute masterpieces, the logical endpoint of his innovations in short sub...
by Dr Frankenollie
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: General Entertainment
Topic: Doctor Who Discussion
Replies: 120
Views: 53423

Re: Doctor Who Discussion

Resurrecting this topic to discuss the oncoming Christmas special! Who should be the 13th Doctor? Personally, I think it has to be a woman - both on a thematic, storytelling level (considering the precedents of Missy, Clara Who and the like) and an ethical one. But whoever they are, it's been a long...
by Dr Frankenollie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Incredibles 2
Replies: 292
Views: 112149

Re: The Incredibles 2

I'm pretty sceptical about an Incredibles sequel. It's not really the kind of conventional superhero movie which leaves thematic and storytelling space for follow-ups. It was always closer, in style and in fact detail too, to something like a family-friendly Watchmen than it is to Iron Man or Batman...
by Dr Frankenollie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Funko POP! Disney
Replies: 1836
Views: 668246

Re: Funko POP! Disney

Scrooge isn't the best pop ever, but he's a vast improvement on, say, the likes of Donald and Goofy. The newer Disney pops are lightyears ahead of the originals - especially those SDCC ones. Very frustrating to be in the UK where I can't get those, or Disney Treasures, except through the likes of eB...
by Dr Frankenollie
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2016 elections thread
Replies: 43
Views: 32871

Re: 2016 elections thread

Maybe if you don't live in the country, where you'll experience the direct effects of a Trump presidency. I can understand why people don't like Hillary, but the idea that anyone thinks she's equally bad as or worse than Trump does not compute. Trump is effectively an isolationist on foreign policy...
by Dr Frankenollie
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2016 elections thread
Replies: 43
Views: 32871

Re: 2016 elections thread

Speaking as a Brit...Bernie is wonderful. Cruz and Kasich are evil. Clinton is a different type of evil. And although his stated policies are unpleasant, I think Trump would, in a way, be preferable to Clinton.
by Dr Frankenollie
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Zootopia
Replies: 912
Views: 452571

Re: Zootopia

I would say that the newer films like Frozen and Zootopia are superior in that they try to actively put forward relatively contentious moral messages at a time when those issues are particularly topical/divisive, as opposed to simply repeating accepted and perfectly banal wisdoms like in Beauty and ...
by Dr Frankenollie
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Main Disney
Topic: Zootopia
Replies: 912
Views: 452571

Re: Zootopia

Wowza.

This era of Disney animation is better than the Renaissance. And with the welcome addition of being morally pristine to boot.
by Dr Frankenollie
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: General Entertainment
Topic: A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book Series)
Replies: 12
Views: 8635

Re: "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books

I've always adored the books. What other piece of children's literature can get young people into Lolita and depressing 19th century erotica? The movie is what got into me the books in the first place, but looking back it is...severely flawed. As has been mentioned on this thread, Carrey doesn't pla...