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Friday, October 31, 2014

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION: Mickey's House of Mouse: House of Villians

Our Second Halloween Special: Mickey's House of Mouse: House of Villains

1. What movie did you watch?
Mickey's House of Mouse: House of Villains

2. Have you seen it before/ how long has it been since you last saw it?
Maddie: Yes! I loved this TV show, I probably watched this special around last Halloween!
Alexis: Yes, but a very long time ago.

3. What memories did it recall?
Maddie: As I stated above, I used to watch House of Mouse all the time- I loved how they would make new mickey shorts and use old ones. This was a key halloween classic- I always made sure to catch it on TV when I used to watch Disney Channel more regularly. They also always had great goofy cartoons!
Alexis: This was one of my favorite Disney Channel shows as a kid too! It brought back memories of watching it with my sister after school. 

4. What did you think of it?
Maddie: It was great! The mix of old and new animation was really enjoyable and it was just the right length- not too long, not too short!
Alexis: I liked it! I love the combination of old classic Disney cartoons, and present day ones. I also just really the idea of all the characters going to hang out at a night club run by Mickey Mouse. 

5. Favorite moment:
Maddie: This has two of my favorite "newer" shorts! How to Haunt a House, in which Goofy is killed and then haunts Donald:
And Mickey's Mechanical House, in which Mickey decides he wants a new house and moves into a fancy new mechanical one, sadly this doesn't exactly work out to his advantage.

Alexis: My favorite moment is when Piglet accidentally (or maybe purposely??) walks in with all the villains. 

6. Any other comments:
Maddie: Happy Halloween!

Alexis: Hope everyone has a nice holiday!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Day 17: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Day 17: Rumbly in our tumbly to watch Winnie the Pooh

1. What movie did you watch?
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The film's story comes largely from the three previously released animated featurettes that Disney produced based upon A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books. It is the last film in the Disney canon that Walt Disney had a personal involvement in, since one of the shorts (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree) was released during his lifetime, and he was involved in the production of Blustery Day.It received very positive critical reviews during its initial release, and has been re-released on multiple occasions in multiple editions due to popularity.

2. Have you seen it before/ how long has it been since you last saw it?
Maddie: I used to watch it a lot when I was little but haven't seen it since I was very young.
Alexis: I watched it when I got my wisdom teeth out a few months ago. It's my favorite so I watch it consistently!

3. What memories did it recall?
Maddie: It brought back the memory of singing along to the opening credits ALL THE TIME. I LOVED it!

Alexis: Um memories of my entire childhood because I would watch it constantly? I had so many winnie the pooh toys and outfits, including my most prized stuffed animal, a pooh bear of my own. I think the love stemmed from the day when my parents brought my younger sister home from the hospital, they gave me this movie on VHS and told me it was a "gift" from her. And the rest is history, I loved the movie and my sister!

4. What did you think of it?
Maddie: I LOVED it! It's so sweet and is just so happy. Ugh it warms my cold heart every time. In addition, watching it back I really love the technique of having the character move through the pages of the book.

Alexis: Loved it as always! The characters are adorable and fun, the stories and songs are entertaining and catchy, and it has a great message! Winnie the Pooh is so funny and caring, a little bit sassy, and smart in his own way. Plus I agree with Maddie, I think the format of the movie is really fun, with the book playing it's own part in the story and all.

5. Favorite moment:
Maddie: I think my favorite moment is when Pooh talks about being rumbly in his tumbly, maybe because I relate to it so much.

Alexis: I really like the heffalump and woozles scene; the song is great and the animation is really colorful and fun! And overall I really enjoy the friendship scenes, with Pooh and Piglet as well as Pooh and Christopher Robin, because they are so adorable and have really nice messages. (The Internet loves Winnie the Pooh quotes for this reason).

6. Any other comments:
Maddie: I'm so glad we got to enjoy this gem before we really start to delve into the dark ages of Disney.
Alexis: Agreed! Also, I really enjoy that so many Winnie the Pooh movies came after this. Everything from the Tigger Movie to the some of the holiday specials... really good memories!

Looks like we are at the end of this post. But ya know what:
 We'll see you next time, TTFN!

Some Updates

Hi All! 

We've added some special extra posts that will NOT be included in our 62 movies we will be watching. This includes: Big Hero 6 and our Halloween special: Mickey's House of Mouse: House of Villains! We hope you're as excited as we are!