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My Ten Favorite Disney Movies

My love for Disney didn’t start with the company aggrandizing two of my favorite franchises, Marvel and Star Wars. That only increased my love and respect for Disney. But far before Disney became synonymous with Marvel and Star Wars I loved this franchise for its wonderful children’s movies. As a child, I would listen to this Disney CD that we had that contained all of the greatest Disney songs and those gleeful/magical melodies would take me to a whole new world (pun totally intended.)

As a Disney fan, today I would like to share with you my ten favorite Disney movies. Enjoy!

10. Finding Nemo

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As a child I couldn’t get enough of Finding Nemo. As an adult, while the magic has dwindled, it still manages to bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. A must-watch for children of all ages. 🙂 Continue reading My Ten Favorite Disney Movies

You Won’t Believe How Many Disney Movies are in The Billion-Dollar Film Club

Disney has solidified itself as one of the most beloved companies in the world, delivering powerful films that continue to wow and inspire people of all races across the globe. And these movies happen to make a lot of money!

While reading the list of billion-dollar movies on IMDb I couldn’t help noticing that Disney movies take up 23 of the 42 films on this list and so, I had to share it with you. Enjoy!

41. Aladdin

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Aladdin would become Will Smith’s highest-grossing film at a whopping $1,012,437,181.

39. Zootopia

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I would never have known that Zootopia is part of the billion-dollar club, which is very interesting. But I’m not surprised. It was a good movie.

$1, 023,784,195 Continue reading You Won’t Believe How Many Disney Movies are in The Billion-Dollar Film Club

My Ten Favorite Disney Movies

My love for Disney didn’t start with the company aggrandizing two of my favorite franchises, Marvel and Star Wars. That only increased my love and respect for Disney. But far before Disney became synonymous with Marvel and Star Wars I loved this franchise for its wonderful children’s movies. As a child, I would listen to this Disney CD that we had that contained all of the greatest Disney songs and those gleeful/magical melodies would take me to a whole new world (pun totally intended.)

As a Disney fan, today I would like to share with you my ten favorite Disney movies. Enjoy!

10. Finding Nemo

nemoandmerlin.jpg

As a child I couldn’t get enough of Finding Nemo. As an adult, while the magic has dwindled, it still manages to bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. A must-watch for children of all ages. 🙂 Continue reading My Ten Favorite Disney Movies

My Review of Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

Last night while scrolling through Netflix for something to watch I came across this fascinating movie focusing on twelve Disney short films. Some are old, some are new, some involve characters you know and love while others feature fresh stories with never-before-seen heroes and heroines. As I sat entranced with these various movies for over an hour I couldn’t wait to share my experience with you. And now that time has arrived. I’m going to individually review each short and at the end, I will share which three shorts ended up being my favorite. Enjoy!

“John Henry”

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The first short film was about the inspiring tale of John Henry, a former slave turned West Virginia hero who singlehandedly built a railroad and thus the blissful freedom of his hardworking, blue-collar compatriots. While I thought the story was really good and I enjoyed the music it felt borderline racist if I’m being honest.

As the only short film that focused on people of color John Henry’s story of triumph was shortlived as the conclusion saw him literally work himself to death. It was jarring and a harsh reminder of a time when, as a black woman in America, I would’ve been forced to perform hard, arduous work ’till the point of my ultimate demise, whether that death would be caused by exhaustion, childbirth, or by the hands of those wanting to inflict harm upon me.

To make matters even worse, the short film was not created nor given a thumbs up by an African-American, making the message of hope and inspiration they may have tried to convey a bit confusing. Continue reading My Review of Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

Throwback Friday: My 10 Favorite Disney Songs

One of the reasons why I love animated Disney movies so much is the classic songs that fill you with happiness and cover your arms in goosebumps. Those songs are what make movies like The Lion King and Aladdin so incredibly memorable and enjoyable. Without these glorious songs, I don’t think those movies would be quite as magical as they are still to this day. So, since I was thinking about Disney songs today, I decided to make this my Throwback Friday post. Enjoy!

10. “Under the Sea”

Who doesn’t love “Under the Sea?” I have never seen The Little Mermaid and yet this song is so amazing and fun to sing that I know it almost entirely by heart. Especially the last, speedier section of the song. It’s absolutely brilliant and every time I hear it it reminds why I love Disney so much. Continue reading Throwback Friday: My 10 Favorite Disney Songs

‘Frozen’ Is A Disney Masterpiece

When Frozen came out five years ago (can you believe it’s already five-years-old?) it was all the rage. You couldn’t go two seconds without hearing something about the latest Disney movie phenom, Frozen. That next year I finally got to see it for the first time after I bought it and I was blown away. Disney princess movies are hard to make. Especially ones as good as the classics like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast and yet Frozen managed to capture that same magic in a bottle in a modern way.

I was hooked. I couldn’t stop watching the movie. But then, after a while, I finally gave it a rest. So, after not having seen the movie in years, I decided to watch it last night and as I watched the film that captured the fancy of moviegoers all over the world I remembered why I loved this movie so much.

Major Spoiler Alert! If you’ve never watched this film then be warned. I’m delving into major spoiler territory moving forward. I thank you for heeding this warning. Continue reading ‘Frozen’ Is A Disney Masterpiece