Disney has been making full length animated films since 1937 with Snow White. Here at Popcorn Whiskey we looked to rank the all time top ten best animated Disney films. We left out the Pixar films and looked at the following for guidelines: box office and DVD sales, critical reviews, cultural importance, story telling, music, and animation. Here are our top 10 Disney films.
Mowgli, bro’s before h…. aw forget. The Jungle Book starts the list of a greatest Disney animated films of all time thanks to the music, coming of age story of a boy raised by wolves. With great villains like Kaa, King Louie, and Shere Khan, the Jungle Book kept you wondering if Mowgli was ever going to make it out safe. I think every kid wanted Baloo to be their best friend and learn how to enjoy the Bare Necessities. The Jungle Book happens to also be the last animated film that Walt Disney had a personal touch on, before his death in 1966. The Bare Necessities and I Want to be Like You are two of Disney’s most popular songs and are just good old fun. In the end, Mowgli has to decide if he should stay in the jungle or go to the man village and of course he see’s a pretty girl (how old is he?) and decides that he should be with the humans. (more…)
Inside Out is Pixar’s next film release. Coming out over a year from now, on June 19th 2014, we still don’t know much about the film. We where give an overview of the Plot today and we are excited to learn more . Here is what Pixar released.
“From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.
We love Take on the World, the Theme song for Girl Meets World, and are pumped for the show to air. What’s best about the theme song is that the two young stars of the show, Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter are the one’s who are singing. Girl Meets World premieres June 27 at 9:45 p.m. ET on the Disney Channel. The first episode will also be available via Disney’s WATCH Disney Channel streaming platform tomorrow.
Frozen has been declared my many as the greatest animated film since the Lion King. While yes, I like everyone else went to see Frozen in the theaters and found myself singing Do you Want to Build a Snowman and Let it Go when I was all alone, but I do not buy into all the hype Frozen has received. I want to make one thing clear, Frozen has amazing music, Let it Go especially is an instant Disney classic. But the movie it’s self really was nothing special. There where so many holes in the story, there where several under developed characters, and the pace of the movie felt very rushed. I’d have to say that Tangled was a better film over all, and if we are including Pixar, movies like Toy Story 3 and Up are two more recent films that I would place in front of Frozen. Anyways, the following are a few of the major issues I had with Frozen. (more…)
June 27 is the date 90’s kids have been dreaming of for years, but will their dreams turn to nightmares? Girl Meets World, the spinoff of the ABC hit show Boy Meets World is Set to premiere on the Disney Channel June 27. The show focuses on Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard) as she enters junior high. While Riley is the main star, fan’s of the original series have a lot to look forward to. First, Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage are both returning to the small screen to play Topanga and Cory. Second, we know that other actors will return to their roles to make special appearances throughout the series. According to E! Online, William Daniels better known as Mr. Feeny, Rider Strong A.K.A. Shawn Hunter and Willia Rus and Betsy Randle who play Cory’s Parents will all make appearances during the first (maybe only?) season.
What’s getting the internet really talking though, is the release of the new Girl Meets World Trailer. Check it out Below.
So what did you think of the new trailer? Are you sold yet? Well we are still not sure. After watching the trailer we have some major issues and questions. First off, could they have hired a more cheesy voice over guy? I felt like I was back in the 90’s watching TGIF…..maybe that’s what they where going for? Next, Corey is now a teacher at his daughters school. As much as I love Cory, he’s no Mr. Feeny, and I am fearful that they are going to try to make Cory both the goofy dad and the overly insightful teacher figure. If anyone should play that role, it would be Topanga.
My next big issue is this kid named Farkle (please tell us this is just a nickname). This kid is over the top annoying, and also appears to be in Riley’s inner circle (funny enough, her best friend only gets 7 words in during this new trailer). He clearly is the kid at school who wants to be the center of attention and use the classroom as his platform. Maybe we’ll warm up to him, but right now I’m hoping his family has to move to Alaska mid season and he’ll leave the show.
But there is a lot of good that we see as well. Did your hearts melt when Riley tells her parents that she’s “out of control” and they start laughing (And props to Blanchard for sounding like Cory back in the BMW season 1 days). Also, Riley’s little brother, Auggie had our favorite line from the trailer when he says “you’re breaking him” in to response to Riley telling her dad that she’s growing up.
I guess it’s still too early to tell if we are going to love Girl Meets World, but also we have to remind ourselves that this is a kids show, while it’s sure to have a huge adult following, its not meant to be targeting to us. While I can’t stand this Farkle kid, maybe he’ll be the next Steve Urkel. With that being said, what did you think of the new trailer? Are you going to tune in June 27 to watch the show? Leave a comment and let us know.