I. Am. Sorry.
I really have nothing in the way of excuses, just ... ya know, life. Got in the way of stuff and has been generally very exhausting the past while.
The only free time I have had lately was Saturday just gone, when I spent much of the day curled up in bed in the fetal position feeling extremely sorry for myself and watching multiple Disney films. Sooo ... I decided why not create a nice long list of my favourites :-)
The Jungle Book
The musical score is particularly good work, with 'Bear Necessities' being a classic song that everybody knows. 'I Wanna Be Like You' pays tribute to the popular swing music of the time (and then feckin Katie Waissel butchered it to pieces), and most adults wearily taking their kids to see it will have gotten a kick out of the quartet of vultures, who bore an uncanny resemblance to the Beatles, if you didn't notice.. ;-)
The Lion King
Ahh now. I defy anyone to claim they did not enjoy this film! Not since Bambi have I cried so much at parental loss - damn you, Disney. Simba is the young cub of King Mufasa, who rules over the African plains with a gentle paw. Mufasa is loved by all the animals, while his bitter brother Scar lurks in the shadows plotting his downfall. Disney certainly don't shy away from the touchy subjects; Mufasa's cruel and untimely death, Simba being outcast, and several rather dark and scary scenes for young children; such as Scar's song and dance in his cave with his hyena minions, and his total determination to have Simba killed. Death, growing up, and finding oneself are all strong themes throughout. Seriously good tune-age include 'I Just Can't Wait to be King!', and, of course, 'Circle of Life'. Its rather like Hamlet, but with cute, cuddly animals. Win.
Right, I know a LOT of critics ripped this one to shreds for a 'stereotypical' and cutesy view of Native Americans, but I don't care - loved it. I was about eight when I saw it, and clearly political undertones
And then she just stood there and WAVED. Ehh ... crying eight year old? Happy ending please?!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Ahh, another one that tries to teach us how we can all get along. I don't know why so many people roll their eyes a stuff like this; they're children's movies, it's probably one of the best things to teach them. Another Disney based on a novel (Victor Hugo's this time), it tells the story of a young gypsy woman named Esmerelda who befriends Quasimodo the hunchback. Quasi was abandoned on the steps of the Notre Dame Cathedral as a baby, and Judge Frollo took him in, but imprisoned him high up in the bell tower because of
Right lads, I'm not done but I'll leave it there for tonight. Part Two tomorrow!