This is one of the most telling parts of the movie. I mean, this is a fourteen year old girl who has just been chased out of her home by a woman trying to kill her into an uncharted part of the woods, with no supplies and nowhere to go, and she’s ashamed of the fact she was noticeably upset instead of keeping her calm and cheerful demeanor. If even one of these things happened to me, I’d be too busy freaking out to have any concern for the fact I fight have frightened a rabbit or two. Still don’t understand how people can think she’s a weak princess. You go Snow White.
And the song she sings next (“With a Smile and a Song”) goes along with showing how strong she is. “There’s no use in grumbling when raindrops come tumbling, remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” She realizes that she has to be able to make herself happy because she can’t trust anyone to do it for her. YOU have to take the initiative and decide to be happy. She understands that no one is going to coddle her and say “oh poor Snow White here let me give you things to make you happy blah blah blah”. And crying about it isn’t going to change the fact that it’s happening. I mean, no one can convince me this 14 year old girl isn’t smart or brave.
I stand with Snow.
The animators of Treasure Planet visited a Benihana restaurant to take notes for the scene where John Silver chops shrimp.
Y’ever think they write the movies based on how awesome the field trips will be?
"Well, Victor Hugo fetishizes Notre Dame in the book, so we really oughta go draw it in person."
”Brave just wouldn’t’ve worked without studying the Scottish Highlands up close.”
“If we HAVE to set the movie in Africa, can we at least set it on a safari, with as few brown people as possible?”
But with Treasure Planet, management wised up and said, “No, you cannot all go to Space Camp,” so the directors were like, “Fine, but how about the scenes with the really fancy lunch, the medical marijuana clinic, and the orgy?”
"You may pick one of those."
Okay, that is upsetting. And no, I’m not even talking about the beloved characters who’re colonizing Walt’s pants.
"The Greatest One-Man Show on Earth…invented Disneyland, [the beloved characters who’re colonizing his pants, and] the New York World’s Fair?” Wow. What an uncomfortable way to beg this question:
Here’s Walt’s answer:
“You know, I was stumped one day when a little boy asked, ‘Do you draw Mickey Mouse?’ And I had to admit I do not draw anymore.
“‘Well, then you think up all the jokes and ideas?’
“‘No,’ I said, ‘I don’t do that.’
"Finally, he looked at me and said ‘Mr. Disney, just what do you do?’
“‘Well,’ I said, ‘sometimes I think of myself as a little bee. I go from one area of the Studio to another and gather pollen, and sort of stimulate everyone. I guess that’s the job I do.’”
…and here’s Sinister Walt’s answer:
Since it’s closure in September of 2001, River Country has been left abandoned. It’s unclear why it remains and has not been demolished, but it is out of bounds for the public.
The internet is full of photos and several videos taken by urban explorers who have snuck into the abandoned park. You are free to view them, but I won’t be posting them here, as I don’t condone it. Not only is it trespassing, but abandoned areas are not maintained and can therefore be dangerous to go walking around in.
Taking issue with trespassing, I get, but “abandoned areas are not maintained and can therefore be dangerous to go walking around in?” That’s basically discouraging people from hiking.
Here, followers. Check out these photos—the grounds are gorgeous, far prettier than when they were operational—and daydream about Disney re-opening it as a park for picnicking, strolling, and meditation.
I wrote this back in March, and I just re-read it, and I think it’s pretty sweet, and you might think so, too!
Selfish signal boost!
But hey, it’s about a mermaid, so that’s Disney-ish, no?
Having to listen to the same music over and over and over and over again when you do not like the themed music.
Some tracks I love (BVS, Cars Land, Tower), others (Oswalds, Pier) I get tired of real quick
I’ve come across the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure music a few times since I left … nothing can make me start twitching more quickly!
Really, Lacey? Not the trailer for the Santa Clause 3 Colon the Escape Clause?
If you actually get background music at your attraction, suck it up, because the Backlot Tour has it worse.
In fact, that’s a good phrase to remember whenever you’re fed up at your attraction. The Backlot Tour has it worse.
The Backlot Tour always has it worse.
…I’d be really, really excited to show him Disney’s post-war movies. Imagine being so enamored with the studio that you draw fan art of Snow White and Pinocchio, and then waking up to find Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, and Fantasia 2000 just waiting for you.
"Ich muss dich töten, Atheist Kommunistischen!"
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, but first, lemme tell you about a guy named Howard Ashman…"
someone wrote in a reblog that Pocahontas (the very historically inaccurate Disney movie to be specific) doesn’t have a “happy ending”… are you kidding? You’re basically saying that the girl and guy NEED to get together in order for a happy ending to occur?
Doesn’t matter if the protagonist has grown in a positive way, if conflict between two groups was mitigated, war avoided, Ratcliffe struck from power, etc… it’s still not a “happy ending” because they don’t get married forever??
Of course not. But it is bittersweet when a story about Pocahontas and John Smith trying to find common ground ends with them literally having no common ground.
So Jasmine’s a slave-owning con-artist, Jane’s in Tarzan’s gentrified outfit, Mulan’s armor (which was designed for a man) isn’t masculine enough, and Pocahontas is a Injun Hunter?
…and this works. Helen buys it.
Sure, she has one more angry scene, but Bob shrugs it off with, “I’m just happy you’re alive!!” and the movies shrugs with him.
In this film, Bob’s super-heroics are an allegory for his secret mid-life crisis. It’s an affair, but with punching robots instead of extramarital sex.
That’s a rich premise, and the film milks it for two acts..but then this scene happens, and instead of embracing the repercussions of getting caught while having an affair, it cops out in favor of passionless action setpieces.
This is the sort of narrative decision that breaks my goddamn heart.