To many film critics or people with good movie taste, Disney’s 1992 musical about an 1899 New York City newsboy strike Newsies was a bust. But to anyone who was an 8-year-old girl the first time she saw it and had pretty much zero standards for film finesse, it became an obsession. My friends and I memorized all the songs, dreamed of doing the dances, and broke at least one Newsies VHS from over-use. Today, there are lots of girls in my generation who love this movie for the same reason of sentimentality that people in my generation love Goonies or The Sand Lot. These movies were awesome to us when we were younger, so even watching them now, we are under their spell.
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When Walt Disney invented Mickey Mouse he said that people liked him because “he’s a pretty nice fellow who never does anybody harm, who gets into scrapes through no fault of his own, but always manages to come up grinning.” Did it take market research to figure that out? Continue reading
Did you know that Spanish painter Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney were pals? 66 years ago, they hatched a plan for a six-minute short. They had trouble funding it, so put it to a halt. But in 1999, Roy stumbled upon the project while working on Fantasia 2000 and decided to get it going again.
Destino tells the love story of Chronos and the problem he has when he falls for a mortal female. She dances through surreal scenery that looks like Dalí’s paintings. There aren’t any words, but the soundtrack is a single song by Mexican composer Armando Dominguez, and goddam is it a gorgeous tune.
We’ve alllllll heard the rumor that there is a big penis in the Little Mermaid movie poster. I mean, it’s not really a rumor. It is a penis. Right? And the priest in the scene where Prince Eric is marrying Ursula–he has a boner, right?
Linsdsay Lohan was cute when she was little; wasn’t she? All bright and full of goodness and promise in the 1998 “Parent Trap”, she was still not my favorite girl who played twins reunited at summer camp. Continue reading
Awhile back The Frisky did a post on 100 qualities boyfriends should possess. This is their list, not mine. But if this is the blueprint for a good boyfriend, it makes me wonder, how would Aladdin size up?
Of the 100 qualities, here are the ones I’m pretty sure Aladdin would nail:
- He won’t cheat. Well. I think he’ll cheat on a lot of stuff–tests, buying bread. But not on his lady. Continue reading