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i've just finished the little mermaid.
hilarious and horrifying in equal measures. i've not watched it in years.
i have that at home.
one of the most under-rated disney films for sure.
i've forgotton the main storyline now though!
Pofessor Ratigan kidnaps the toymaker Flaversham to create a clockwork-robot version of the Queen of (Mouse-y) Britain, so he can kill the real queen and use the robot to crown him the King.
Olivia, the toymaker's daughter, seeks the help of Basil the Great Mouse Detective to save Flaversham. Basil is reluctant at first, but changes his mind when he finds out the kidnapper is his archnemesis Ratigan.
anyway, blahblahblah, Basil saves the day and he and Ratigan have that truly EPIC battle in Big Ben.
i love love love beauty and the beast.
to watch The Little Mermaid?
Go for Lilo & Stitch next (not my fav, but a good one).
or Fantasia, but that's a bit trippy.
makes me cry and cry and cry
i hate it. i cant watch it. ]:
i'm well emo
or The Lion King
which was the lion king on saturday, it was ace! I got well choked up tho when his dad died, and then when he appeared in the clouds! im so emo
for the tits.
first film I saw in the cinema
i lovelovelove aristocats. i might watch a disney movie now.
pocahontas and the lion king
Not the best Disney film but REALLY film.
or Robin Hood.
How much borderline racism and misrepresentation can one kids film fit in?
where is the racism?
i used to fancy aladdin
Aladdin, the hero, and Princess Jasmine, the heroine, are both completely Westernised and speak with a Californian accent. Jafar and his henchmen, however, come complete with dark, bulbous eyes and crooked noses - nice harmful Middle Eastern stereotypes, basically
And then there's the songs about cutting peoples hands off etc
Given it was released at a time when America and Iraq's relations weren't exactly peachy, I guess it's hardly surprising
and you may have done a dissertation on the subject so I'm a little cautious.
Given the setting of Aladdin ie the time of the Arabian Nights its not too outrageous to make references to barbaric practices - if the film was set now then your argument might be stronger.
As for Aladdin and Jasmine I don't think you'd have to look far in the middle east to see young and beautiful that these cartoon characters could represent. And making the evil characters look evil and unpleasant is pretty much stock in trade, isn't it?
Perhaps I'm being terribly naive but I think one can look for racism (borderline or otherwise) a little too strenuously sometimes.
It's a knock off Disney production with amazing unintentional hilarity values.
And features loads of Disney favourites
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is totally the best. It looks amazing and has loads of Teutonic gloom/creepy medieval forests and Maleficent is super evil and especially unsettling because she doesn't have that unfortunate goofiness most of the bad guys end up with in later films.
are my favs by quite some way
i used to liket he one with the girl as she was cute and it was the one that was never on so it got mysterious.
by a fair distance