thirst for film

 
 
Random Article

 
Disney Classics
 
 
Disney
 
The Disney Retrospective Link List
The Disney Retrospective Link List
The Disney Retrospective Link List

The Disney Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo Bambi Saludos Amigos Three Caballeros, TheThe Three Caballeros Make Mine Music Fun and Fancy Free Mel...
 
Disney
 
Tangled Review
Tangled Review
Tangled Review

Tangled Review

Disney have their on and off decades and if Tangled is anything to go by, the next 10 years could very well be on again! To put it simply; Tangled tells the age-old tale of Rapunzel; a golden child with magical hair which glows...
 

Disney
 
Disney: The Princess And The Frog
Disney: The Princess And The Frog
Disney: The Princess And The Frog

Disney: The Princess And The Frog

Attempting to add another classic Princess yarn to the Disney elite club of female protagonists – the princess and the Frog succeeds on a visual level – but fails to raise the right amount of laughs or drama expected of the bes...
 
Disney
 
Disney: Bolt
Disney: Bolt
Disney: Bolt

Disney: Bolt

Bolt is the 2008 Disney Cinematic movie that shows the story of Bolt (voice of John Travolta) the adorable little puppy hand picked from a shop by his owner Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus). In an explosive stunt-filled start we mo...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Meet The Robinsons
Disney: Meet The Robinsons
Disney: Meet The Robinsons

Disney: Meet The Robinsons

It’s a long car journey to London from my house, and a very long flight indeed to Florida from there. Even equipped with a DS, two books and your beloved family for banter, there comes a time you turn to the in-flight ent...
 
Disney
 
Disney: Chicken Little
Disney: Chicken Little
Disney: Chicken Little

Disney: Chicken Little

The classic children’s story Chicken Little, also known as Chicken Licken, is one that usually has an unhappy ending for the majority of the characters (Chicken Licken, Henny Penny, Drakey Lakey, Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Goose...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Home On The Range
Disney: Home On The Range
Disney: Home On The Range

Disney: Home On The Range

There is much to applaud in Home on the Range, in many ways classic Disney animation. There are also moments of Looney Tunes action in the form of Lucky Jack, the frenetic jack rabbit who seems to be mimicking Roger Rabbit’s ‘o...
 
Disney
 
Disney: Brother Bear
Disney: Brother Bear
Disney: Brother Bear

Disney: Brother Bear

If the Pocahontas and Beauty and the Beast were to have illegitimate offspring, it would probably look a lot like Brother Bear. It has the free spirited natural feel of Pocahontas, with the ‘love the cuddly bear within’/human-a...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Treasure Planet
Disney: Treasure Planet
Disney: Treasure Planet

Disney: Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet was Roy Disney’s baby, and Michael Eisner smothered it at birth. Dry your eyes – he did the world a favour. Over at IMDb, some bloke called Jeff Campbell attempts a spirited resuscitation of the 2002 retel...
 
Disney
 
Disney: Lilo And Stitch
Disney: Lilo And Stitch
Disney: Lilo And Stitch

Disney: Lilo And Stitch

In 2002, when I should have been doing coursework, I was instead throwing popcorn at my friends in the cinema and arguing about whether it was “Lee-low” or “Lie-low” and Stitch (it’s the former, if...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Atlantis
Disney: Atlantis
Disney: Atlantis

Disney: Atlantis

Much like Treasure Planet that followed in the years to come, Atlantis must have seemed like a “Can’t Lose” scenario at the time.  There was a time when Disney could take any mythic legend or strong reference material from lite...
 
Disney
 
Disney: The Emperor's New Groove
Disney: The Emperor's New Groove
Disney: The Emperor's New Groove

Disney: The Emperor’s New Groove

In another one of their slumps (thanks this time to the battle of the Computer Generated animation film) The Emperor’s New Groove strikes an unlikely positive chord in the Disney canon. The film’s look and tone is often mistake...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Dinosaur
Disney: Dinosaur
Disney: Dinosaur

Disney: Dinosaur

It’s strange to think of Disney using CGI outside of their beautiful union with Pixar, but Dinosaur relies completely upon it to create a world of realistic-looking dinosaurs in their natural environment. By 2000, the yea...
 
Disney
 
Disney: Fantasia 2000
Disney: Fantasia 2000
Disney: Fantasia 2000

Disney: Fantasia 2000

The dawn of a new millennia struck Disney as the perfect time to round off the end of an old one with Walt Disney’s long awaited, long planned sequel to the 1940 music/animation extravaganza, Fantasia. Fantasia 2000 was intende...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Tarzan
Disney: Tarzan
Disney: Tarzan

Disney: Tarzan

Encouraged by the success of their legendary classic Hercules, Disney set their sights on the jungle in their marvellous retelling of the renowned story, Tarzan and Jane. Ever keen to go out with a bang, Tarzan came as Disney’s...
 
Disney
 
Disney: Mulan
Disney: Mulan
Disney: Mulan

Disney: Mulan

Disney films have always been designed to appeal to the whole family, from the cutesy cartoon characters to appeal to the kids to some of the more “over their heads” language and jokes to keep the parents entertained. Mulan is ...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Hercules
Disney: Hercules
Disney: Hercules

Disney: Hercules

Disney sometimes make the ingenious decision to take on a famous legend or folk tale and transport it either through time, or by its musical themes.  Here we find Hercules very much placed in his own time, but injected with a s...
 
Disney
 
Disney: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Disney: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Disney: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Disney: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Disney continued to own the animated market place with this release. Obviously it wasn’t going to be a very faithful adaptation of the book considering how dark it is, what with all the death ‘n all. But they managed to surpris...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Pocahontas
Disney: Pocahontas
Disney: Pocahontas

Disney: Pocahontas

The Spice Girls were about to break through and conquer. Britney Spears is beginning to realize that there’s more to life than hopscotch. The year is 1995, and girl power is taking over the developed world. As usual, Disney is ...
 
Disney
 
Disney: The Lion King
Disney: The Lion King
Disney: The Lion King

Disney: The Lion King

With the famous opening voice of Lebo Morake against that red rising sun, Africa’s ordered and idyllic setting comes to life with all the colours of the food chain. The animal kingdom joins together in the common cause that bin...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Aladdin
Disney: Aladdin
Disney: Aladdin

Disney: Aladdin

Following Beauty and the Beast is a difficult position to be in even if you happen to be Disney’s next big hit. Aladdin holds up superbly, representing yet another triumph to add to the list for the so-called ‘Disney Renaissanc...
 
Disney
 
Disney: Beauty And The Beast
Disney: Beauty And The Beast
Disney: Beauty And The Beast

Disney: Beauty And The Beast

If there’s anything more enjoyable than a teapot with the voice of Angela Lansbury, I don’t know what it is – I think before anything else, this is the driving factor behind Beauty and the Beast’s astonishing success. Never min...
 

Disney
 
Disney: The Rescuers Down Under
Disney: The Rescuers Down Under
Disney: The Rescuers Down Under

Disney: The Rescuers Down Under

The Rescuers Down Under came thirteen years after 1977 Disney title The Rescuers. Maybe it’s because it wasn’t a rushed-out, straight-to-DVD sequel, but it’s one of the few Disney sequels with real credit, bot...
 
Disney
 
Disney: The Little Mermaid
Disney: The Little Mermaid
Disney: The Little Mermaid

Disney: The Little Mermaid

Ariel has always been my favourite Disney Princess. She’s different from the others, and it’s not just her species. Perhaps it’s the long red hair that reflects her fiery nature; or maybe it’s her reckle...
 

Disney
 
Disney: Oliver And Company
Disney: Oliver And Company
Disney: Oliver And Company

Disney: Oliver And Company

Oliver and Company is not the best-known title among Disney’s Animated Classics, despite the fact it tells a very well-known story. It’s inspired by Dickens’ Oliver Twist, which is also a well-established stag...
 
Disney
 
Disney: The Great Mouse Detective
Disney: The Great Mouse Detective
Disney: The Great Mouse Detective

Disney: The Great Mouse Detective

So Disney does Sherlock Holmes. It didn’t seem to matter what literary sources Disney turned to in their late 70’s to mid 80’s slump. Every picture came out looking very rushed with dirty smoggy looking animation that causes wi...
 

Disney
 
Disney: The Black Cauldron
Disney: The Black Cauldron
Disney: The Black Cauldron

Disney: The Black Cauldron

Fantasy was all the rage in the mid 80’s. We had labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Krull, The Neverending Story, Legend, and many forgotten small budget films about knights, and elves etc that it was quite a craze. One day we hope i...
 
Disney
 
Disney: The Fox And The Hound
Disney: The Fox And The Hound
Disney: The Fox And The Hound

Disney: The Fox And The Hound

  Come the 1980s, Disney was as comfortable in its own shoes as an elderly shoe maker with a decade old pair of self-made shoes. But following a string of hits including Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred and One Dalmatians and The A...
 

Disney
 
Disney: The Rescuers
Disney: The Rescuers
Disney: The Rescuers

Disney: The Rescuers

It’s been a scarily long time since I saw The Rescuers when it was released back in 1977. And over the years this film has stayed with me. I’d not have been able to tell you who was in it, or what it was about, but I had images...
 
Disney
 
Disney: The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh
Disney: The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh
Disney: The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

Disney: The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

Ah, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. I bet those are great. Unfortunately, the film bearing this as its title which I impatiently sat through seems to have been mis-credited and should surely be entitled ‘The Many Non-Ev...