Today I am starting a fun project that I’ve wanted to do for some time. In 2012 I watched the first 5 Disney animated films and it was a fascinating experience. Seeing films like Pinocchio and Fantasia back to back helped me to understand how bold a visionary Walt Disney really was. I could also see how the events and culture of the day figured into both the films creation and reception.
I’ve always loved Disney. In fact, as a child movies basically equaled Disney as 9/10 it was one of their films I was going to see. The only movies I remember seeing in the theater were Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Home Alone. I know there were many more but those stick out.
Animation has the ability to dazzle with it’s storytelling and be inspired by this project to be more creative myself. I also hope to learn something about each film and to perhaps reexamine some films I may have written off as a young adult.
This project will only include the Walt Disney Studio animated features. So, Disney Toons Studio (Such as Ducktales) is out. Pixar and Studio Ghibli is out but I will review Mary Poppins (but no other mixed live action/animation films). If there are any of those you would like me to review I can do that on my other blog or on my youtube channel.
So join in this journey and let’s have a magical time!
To give you an idea of where I am starting from this is a Disney tag I did a few weeks ago for my youtube channel smilingldsgirl.