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161. Tough Guys
Director: Jeff Kanew
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4-0 out of 5 stars Not Quite As Good As Cocoon
TOUGH GUYS is a movie about two aging train robbers who are released from prison after serving long terms. They have trouble adjusting to life on the outside and decide to once again try to rob a train. Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas have the starring roles as Harry Doyle and Archie Long. The supporting cast includes Charles Durning, Alexis Smith, Dana Carvey, Eli Wallach and Darlanne Fluegel.

The plot is predictable and unimaginative. The acting, however, is strong in spite of the weak material and the film is very enjoyable in spots.

3-0 out of 5 stars Watch it if it comes on TNT.
This movie is hilarious because it is now 2004. I watched it the other day and really enjoyed. However, I would never buy it. If it comes on TV in the next ten years, I'll be content. I will say that the scene in the ice cream store is incredibly funny. That kid has some great lines.

5-0 out of 5 stars ONE OF A KIND MOVIE
This movie is very unique. It is the only movie that I can think of that sticks two of the greats from the golden age of film into a modern day comedy. Just to sit and watch these two act in this type of genre is terrific. What happened to this style of acting?
All and all a brilliant comedy.
Would love to see a DvD release.

4-0 out of 5 stars A triumph for the "geriatric set"
A cast of old pros (Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, Charles Durning, and a flat-out hilarious Eli Wallach) shine in a comic tale of nonconformity and criminal "readjustment".

As recently released cons trying to adjust to freedom, Lancaster and Douglas are in fine form. One really has compassion for all the amusing stumbling blocks that they, like many "elders", must endure. Smith, as the love interest of Lancaster, displays a beauty and elegance that can only be acquired by age. She possesses a stunning smile and gaze. Durning, as the police detective that captured the duo thirty years earlier, is relentless in his quest to prove that these "old dogs" haven't changed their spots.

Wallach, as the other reviewer has stated, is memorable as a bespeckled hit man with an agenda.

This may not rank along with other Lancaster-Douglas pairings like "Seven Days in May" or "The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, but it does offer a last opportunity to see "originals" display their craft.

4-0 out of 5 stars Reason Enuff to Stay on The Straight and Narrow....
...the way these two old cons are treated by the rest of society when they get out is criminal. Folks barking orders at you like you can't understand, the nursing home becomes more prison like than prison itself. And the new styles and fashion? Way too much lame (La-may). It's no wonder a pair of ol' tommygun criminals don't mind risking it all to take the train that they heisted years back again. After the thrill of seeing this pair of classic con actors reunited then the story is maintained by their delightful chemistry, the supporting cast--Eli Wallach, Dana Carvey and Charles Durning--and the fact that you start rooting for these thugs because you think, 'Hey, I ain't exactly a teenager, anymore, and what they're saying and doing makes a lot of sense.' It is an enjoyable flick in the vein of Grumpy Old Men. ... Read more


162. Dinosaurs - Don't Cross The Boss
Director: Jeff McCracken, Bruce Bilson (II), Tom Trbovich, William Dear, Brian Henson
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163. Lilo & Stitch
Director: Chris Sanders (III), Dean DeBlois
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"As Elvis might put it, you can't help falling in love with LILO & STITCH." -- Claudia Puig, USA TODAY. Out-of-this-world storytelling, stunning Disney animation, and wild and irresistible characters are at the heart of Disney's hilarious new animated adventure. This worldwide box office sensation is a heartwarming comedy about the power of loyalty, friendship, and finding your place in the world. On the lush and tropical Hawaiian Islands, an independent little girl named Lilo adopts what she thinks is an innocent puppy, completely unaware that he is a mischievous creature who has escaped from a faraway planet. Stitch takes Hawaii by storm, wreaking havoc and hanging ten while he evades the alien bounty hunters who are bent on recapturing him. It's an action-packed comedy the whole family will enjoy over and over again. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic
I absolutely loved this movie. It harks back to the innocence of Snow White yet does not fade into a period piece that will fail time.

Star Wars fans will get the boundless tie in jokes with the Galactic Federation and Stitch's escape; "He's gone up the ventilation shaft!" The Galactic Federation senate scene is done brilliantly.

Stitch is not a typical, loveable Disney character - he is a menace to the galaxy who runs things his way. However, it is his personal journey through the eyes of the Ugly Duckling story and Lilo's "ohana" that he begins to change from Military Experiment into loving family member.

As for Lilo, her struggle to fit in after the loss of her parents is equally real. She is cute without the treacle and unlike typical characters in her situation, continues to be a child in her approach to the larger world. One of the great things with the animation of Lilo is that she is not the beautiful and skinny, cute little girl from page 621 of the writers characterisation manual: she defies the normal by being normal.

The best thing I loved about this movie was definitely the fact that it wasn't sweet, sappy and gooy. It was simply heart warming and innocent. A classic movie that I place up there with Aladdin, the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

5-0 out of 5 stars great for kids AND adults
Disney's 2002 summer release, Lilo and Stitch is about a lonesome Hawaiian girl named Lilo, who adopts a cute little dog named Stitch. Only Stitch isn't a dog-- he's a genetically modified fugitive from another planet, designed only for destruction!

Stitch has never had anyone to love-- Lilo teaches him the meaning of love.

The setting is Hawaii, and, except for the score, there are no original songs. All the songs are by Elvis Presley!

Plenty of jokes here for kids, and plenty of jokes for adults too, just like in The Emperor's New Groove. Kids will not likely get the adults jokes, such as references to other movies like Men In Black, and Jaws.

Some of the voice actors are Tia Carrere, Jason Scott Lee, Kevin McDonald, David Ogden Stiers, and Ving Rhames-- this makes the movie more fun for adults as well.

Although this is rated PG (for some action scenes) I think you will agree with me when I say that Disney had been getting away with putting PG action/violence in G movies for some time (think of The Lion King, or Hercules). Lilo and Stitch is likely good for all ages (all but the youngest kids, anyway).

The treat of the summer!

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5-0 out of 5 stars Pudge controls the weather
great movie about a girl who is about to be taken away from her sister after their parents are killed and an alien is exiled to earth and she finds him and takes him in and he causes rampage all over the city and town.

this is such a funny movie! it can keep anyone laughing and the visuals and colors and music are amazing! most of the music is elvis so...its gonna be a great score!

anyone can enjoy this movie!

3-0 out of 5 stars LACKLUSTRE, AND UNFAIR TO THE DRAWN ANIMATION MEDIUM
What a disappointment from Disney. The animation in this effort is nowhere near as spectacular as it could have been. With static backgrounds that sometimes look like they were drawn with crayons, this movie represents a low point in Disney animation, occasionally resembling a cheesy, medium budget weekend morning cartoon.

With the success of movies like Toy Story and Monsters Inc, it seems computer generated animation rules the roost these days. If only Disney others would go back to the drawing board and lavish the kind of care on their new projects that was evident for the likes of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King"!

My overall review: this half-hearted attempt is probably worth indulging if you have youngsters among the audience, but it holds very sparse appeal in general. I'd recommend Nemo instead if you want to have some real family fun.

1-0 out of 5 stars OMG OMG I Luv Lilo & Stitch!!!111!!!!
OMG OMG ITS THE stupidest MOVIE EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!

OMG OMG BUY IT TRASH IT!!!!! GANTU STINKS!!!! ... Read more


164. Tarzan & Jane
Director: Don Mackinnon, Victor Cook, Steve Loter
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As Tarzan and Jane's one-year marriage anniversary approaches, Jane searches the jungle for the perfect gift for Tarzan, enlisting the help of the hilarious Terk and Tantor.As they recall the many adventures they've shared so far, Jane realizes what an exciting year it's been in the jungle; from encounters with both old friend and new adversaries, to outsmarting prowling panthers to surfing the lava down an erupting volcano. But that's nothing compared to what Tarzan has in store for Jane--a surprise that will show her just how much he understands her world. All of the favorite characters from Disney's TARZAN are back, including Terk, Tantor and the Professor, in an action-packed tale full of surprises.TARZAN & JANE features irresistible new music, including a new duet of "Two Worlds" performed by Phil Collins and Mandy Moore.The wonderful new musical number "Singing To The Song Of Life" is also sung by Moore. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A cute follow up to orginal movie
I bought this for my three year old daughter because I am a sucker for Disney movies. By the time I decide I want a particular Disney movie they take it off the market so now I pretty much buy what ever they dish out which seems to be at the rate of once a month. I figure even a bad Disney movie is still better than most of the cartoons out there. I didn't have extremely high expectations for this movie but it was actually better than I thought it would be. I had a few chuckle moments watching it. My daughter liked it enough to watch it for stretches at a time. The story centers on Tarzan and Jane's one year anniversary. As Jane tries to think of what would be the best gift for Tarzan, she and the other characters remember incidents over the past year. My favorite was when Jane's friends came to visit her from England. There was definitly some adult humor as the riends admired Tarzan's body. The rest of the movie was basically Tarzan rescuing Jane from one dire predicament or another. I thought the scenes where Jane's ex boyfriend comes to visit were a little on the viloent side for a Disney movie. There is an intense airplane fight in the air with gunfire and the ex boyfrind aims a gun at Tarzan and Jane. I thought Disney movies were supposed to be on the less violent side. I think little girls will like the scenes with Jane and the animals but I think that some of the action sequences were geared more towards older kids mainly boys who would like movies such as Atlantis. Despite the shortcommings of the movie it was still nice to catch up and visit with Tarzan and Jane. I didn't think too much of the bonus activities on the dvd. I tried to do the build your own treehouse but was told that I wasn't very good at it by Jane's dad. It seemed boring anyway. The bit with Mandy Moore talking about her song was really annoying. Mandy has this to say about her song "I don't have to be Mandy Moore when I sing. I can I be a Disney Character, it's so liberating" or some shmaltz like that. If you can sit through it without wanting to toss your cookies more power to you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Tarzan & Jane
Well I just wanted to clear up that Tarzan & Jane, contrary to popular belief IS NOT 3 of the TV show "The Legend of Tarzan" episodes. Believe me on that (I watch that show nearly every morning, most of the extra characters are on the show, though). Well, on to the movie itself! The animation isn't stupendous, but it's alright. I didn't really like the idea that there was 3 stories instead of 1 whole movie but , this is MUCH better than that awful Cinderella II ... The stories themselves weren't bad. My pesonal favorite was the lava one. The music was fine, and catchy. I normally hate Mandy Moore (because I'm an Anti-Pop-ist!) but I liked her song "Singing to the Song of Life". There are funny parts too, most of which are Terk's doing. Well all-in-all Tarzan & Jane is pretty good movie (the DVD games are cool, too). Anybody who liked the movie Tarzan should at least watch Tarzan & Jane to see how they like it. And anyone who likes "The Legend of Tarzan" show won't be disappointed.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible, Horrible, Horrible. . . .
Pass on this silly sequel! Stories are nonsense, returning characters are nothing like the original movie version, and Tarzan comes across as supremely stupid. I loved the first Tarzan cartoon from Disney, but the makers of this film seem totally lost and unable to find even a smidgen of the charm or adventure found in the original movie.

3-0 out of 5 stars Its nothing like the Disney Tarzan movie
It's just for kids. If you are looking for a continuation of the Tarzan movie you may not like this. We bought the original Disney Tarzan animated movie for our kids. The original is great. What this is is three cartoon episodes from the Disney Tarzan television program. The action animation is not nearly as good as in the movie (e.g., the physics of the swinging through the jungle is poor). The plots are terrible/slow/painful. For example, Jane's ditzy girl friends come from London and get chased all day by panthers that never get around to eating them, despite endless chances. It also contains much more gratutious violence. Having said all that, much to my chagrin, my four year-old seems to like it as well as well as she did the full length animation; thus the third star.

2-0 out of 5 stars Well, it was O.K., But not the same old Tarzan...
Well, I saw the first movie and I loved it! One of my favorite movies ever! So when this movie came out, Tarzan & Jane, I thought of renting it, so I did. I was so disapointed! I turned the movie off about 5 minutes into the movie. Very poor animation, like cartoon animation. Their voices are way off coarse (exept Tantor's) and Jane is not as charming as she was in the first movie. This movie was okay...It's just...not the good 'ol Disney I expected. How could you, Disney?! >:(
(P.S. The shadows of the leaves on evey character was really annoying) ;) ... Read more


165. The Shaggy D.A.
Director: Robert Stevenson
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In this sequel to The Shaggy Dog, Wilby Daniels (Dean Jones) hasgrown up and married Suzanne Pleshette, and has a young son. When the familycomes home to find the house cleaned out by "movers"--who Daniels knowsare protected by the corrupt District Attorney John Slade (Keenan Wynn)--hedecides to run against Slade in the next election. Meanwhile, hoodlumsconnected to the same crime syndicate get hold of the mystical ring thatturns poor Daniels (via mid-'70s special effects) into Elwood, the dog ownedby the local ice-cream vendor (Tim Conway). Lots of chase scenes, a littleroller derby action, and some cherry pie throwing complicate both Daniels's bidfor office and his quest to remain a human being. Kids will enjoy the lasthalf of this 91-minute movie the most as Daniels spends most of the time inhis dog persona and because his son becomes part of the plot to undo the badguys. This G-rated feature is safe for all ages, but kids probably won't sitthrough it until age 4 or 5. --Kimberly Heinrichs ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars When Disney Was Great - More Extras Please!
With Dean, Jones, Keenan Wynn, Michael McGreevey and Tim Conway you can't go wrong with these incredible character actors. This is when Disney was great! As far as i'm concerned Disney died after The Rescuers (1978,1979).

Wilby Daniels tries to recover the stolen Borgia ring that transforms him into a dog as he's running for District Atty. Don't miss Conways hilarious scene in the Warehouse with the Security Guard..."the sannifran in the rectafrazzins condensing"

One of my top four fav's from the once-great, no longer palatable Disney Company.

1-0 out of 5 stars I fell asleep watching it, both as a kid and now...
This movie is the slowest and most boring Disney film I ever saw.
The story is stupid, the casting doesn't work, and it shows how bad Disney are at live action films.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Little Corny but Really Cute!
I never saw the first movie The Shaggy Dog starring Fred MacMurray, Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello but being a child of the 70's I grew up watching the live-action Disney movies that came out in the theaters in the 70's and I fondly recall going to see this 1976 sequel with my friends when I was about 11 years old and enjoying it and about a year ago while changing the channels I came across this movie on TV and watched it again after all those years and while it can be said that it's a little corny and the special effects can be a little cheesy I think it's a really cute movie that both children and their parents can enjoy and the slapstick humor is fun to watch and Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette and the rest of the actors were very good and I'm glad it's coming out on DVD and I hope it will include a widescreen version and not just pan and scan! I also will have to try and see if I can rent the Tommy Kirk Shaggy Dog movie since I have never seen it.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Shaggy Dog, The Shaggy D.A.
I agree that these entertaining movies for children are great. However, when one of these movies comes out everyone wants to own an Old English Sheepdog. This is a HIGH maintenence breed, stubborn and NEED a great deal of training. They can be head strong and because they are a herding breed are NOT good around very young children. They view the children as sheep that are to be herded and contained. Children do get knocked down and hurt. Before you entertain the thought of getting one of these dogs reseach the breed and make sure you know what you are getting into as many a cute puppy are given up to rescue groups because they nip and require a tremendous amount of work on the owners part. The little 10 week old puppy can grow to weigh well over 100 lbs. I work with an Old English Sheepdog Rescue and the last thing we need is more abandoned sheepdogs and puppy mill puppies. I hope that Disney will encourage adoption at the end of their remake of this movie coming out in 2005.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Shaggy DA
The better sequel to the Shaggy dog, "The Shaggy DA"
with an all star Disney cast is one of Disney's great
comedies of the 70's. Released in 1976, and starring
Dean Jones, Suzzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway and Keenan
Wynn, this movie provides enjoyment of all ages. Wilby
Daniels (Dean Jones), decides to oppose District Attorney
John Slade (Keenan Wynn) for the next elections, aiming
to clean up the city and destroy organised crime. Knowing
that Slade has connections in organized crime, and the
fact that his house had been robbed twice, Daniels pursues
popularity in a strong election campaign, with his wife
(Suzanne Pleshette)giving him great support. The borja ring,
after being kept in the local musuem, had been stolen, and
the thieves with no knowledge of it's mystic powers, sell
it. After a round of hands possess the ring, it finally
ends up in Slades possession, and after a series of
embarrassements in which Daniels is transformed into a
shaggy dog, Slade realizes that he can use the ring to
blackmail Daniels out of the elections. Daniels pursues
slade with ice cream vendor (Tim Conway) (the real shaggy
dog owner) and Daniels son. The ring is finally returned
to its rightfull owners and Slade is removed from office,
making Wilby Daniels the District Attorney. This 91 min
movie, rated G is a great laugh and provides the whole
family with entertainment. Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette
have worked together in another Disney favourite,

"Blackbeard's Ghost" 1969, and Dean Jones has starred in many
Disney favourites, such as race car driver Jim Douglas in "Herbie -
The Love Bug" 1969, "Herbie goes to montie Carlo" 1977.
Other Disney films include Monkeys Go home, and Million dollar
duck, and again teamed up with Suzanne Pleshette. Dean Jones
seemed to work well with Suzanne Pleshette as well as Don Knotts
in many Disney all time favourite movies. Tim Conway worked
with Don Knotts in "The Apple Dumpling gang," and "The Apple
Dumpling gang rides again." Harry Morgan and Bill Bixby also
starred in the original apple dumpling gang, and Harry Morgan
(MASH) appeared in the sequel. Keenan Wynn appeared in many
Disney movies such as "Herbie rides again" in which he played
Alonzo Hawke. All other movies such as the ones above are highly
recommended for the whole family, and other Disney movies such as
"Hot lead and cold feet," and "Herbie goes bananas."
Hire or purchase "The Shaggy DA" to judge for yourself and for
a great time of Disney entertainment. ... Read more


166. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Director: Norman Foster
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Fess Parker captured the hearts of millions with his strong, confident portrayal of the legendary king of the wild frontier. There's never been a folk hero quite like Davy Crockett, and you'll see why when you watch him "grin" down a bear, battle an Indian chief in a tomahawk duel, and fight for freedom at the Alamo. Disney's popular action-adventure inspired millions of children to sport coonskin caps and sing "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett," which topped the nation's hit list for 13 weeks! As Walt Disney himself proclaimed, the story of Davy Crockett, with its entertaining blend of drama, humor, and adventure, will always be a colorful reflection of the frontier spirit. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The original Disney trilogy of Davy Crockett adventures
I missed out on the Davy Crockett craze, which means I did not have a coonskin cap and was not running around the neighborhood singing 'The Ballad of Davy Crockett" over and over again. By the time I was watching television Fess Parker was Daniel Boone and not Davy Crockett, so it took a bit of mental rearrangement to get my young mind around the idea that he was both when "The Wonderful World of Disney" rebroadcast the three adventures of Davy Crockett that were combined into the theatrical film, "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier." They made enough of an impression that my brother and I compelled our parents to buy us the Disney record that had audio versions of the three adventures. So it has been nigh on thirty, thirty-five years since I done seen these original adventure of Davy Crockett and I was a might surprised to learn they hold up pretty well.

"Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" combines "Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter," "Davy Crockett Goes to Congress," and "Davy Crockett at the Alamo." Davy and his sidekick Georgie Russell (Buddy Ebsen) stop a Creek uprising and convince Chief Red Stick (Pat Hogan) to return to the ways of peace despite the help of Captain Norton (William Bakewell) and with the tactic approval of General Andy Jackson (Basil Ruysdael), spends some time speechifying in the United States Congress, and then joins the small band of volunteers led by Jim Bowie (Kenneth Tobey) defending the Alamo against the Mexican army of General Santa Ana. The middle part of the trilogy is the weakest of the adventures seeing as how Davy has to dress up in fancy duds to walk around the halls of Congress. The conclusion at the Alamo is the most memorable sequence, having a more serious tone and some impressive production values when you consider the entire battle is being shot on a soundstage (for years when I drew the Alamo it was the Disney version and not the real one that I was drawing).

Directed by Norman Foster and written by Thomas Blackburn, the biggest surprise in these episodes is Davy's attitude towards the Indians. Instead of just killing Red Stick in their tomahawk duel Davy persuades the chief to return to the land. He stops Bigfoot Mason (Mike Mazurki) from stealing the land of Charlie Two Shirts (Jeff Thompson), gives a speech in Congress defending the right of Indians to their tribal lands, and befriends the brave Busted Luck (Nick Cravat) on the way to the Alamo. The climatic battle has an appropriate gravity and does a tolerable job of sticking to history beyond reducing the role of Colonel Travis (Don Megowan). When Davy sings a final song on the last night of the battle there is an unexpected poignancy, which contrasts well with the simple determination to stay there until the end. The sight of Davy swinging old Betsy as a club while about to be overwhelmed by the Mexican troops is a memorable final image of our hero.

Ultimately the main strength of these stories are the performances of the two leads. Parker completely natural in the role and Ebsen shows an understated comic touch throughout. The friendship between Davy and Georgie becomes the one constant throughout the adventures. There are several fine supporting performances as well, particularly Ruysdael as Andy Jackson and Tobey as a fatalistic Jim Bowie. Veteran character actor Hans Conreid plays Thimbelrig, a gambler the boys pick up on their way to Texas. Granted, the nostalgic aspects of "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" is going to be a strong part of the entertainment value here, but these are very good yarns for the Fifties. Walt Disney made two more adventures in the series, "Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race" and "Davy Crockett and the River Pirates," both of which are much more comedic than the original trilogy while making more of an attempt to present Davy as a proper role model for the younguns.

5-0 out of 5 stars What Legends Are Made Of
Davy Crockett is one of Walt Disney's most endeared and remembered live action characters from the television and silver screen as personified by Fess Parker. This colorful and entertaining film was re-edited from three segments of Disney's TV show for theatrical distribution. Parker, with his coonskin cap and homespun drawl and witticism created a nationwide phenomenon in 1955. Who can forget "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett" composed by George Bruns and Tom Blackburn. Buddy Ebsen played his sidekick George Russel, whose adventures take them from Tennessee to Washington, D.C. to the Alamo. The film's third act focusing on the defense of the Alamo, though well remembered, is somewhat labored until we see the final image of Davy Crockett passing into legend and glory. This straightforward and beautifully photographed film expounds the virtues of honesty, integrity and bravery. Highly recommended family viewing personally produced by Walt Disney.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite movie
There has never been a greater movie (in my estimation) than Davy Crockett. I'm a seventeen year old girl and I think this is great! There is so much action, and Fess Parker portrays Crockett as a good clean honest citizen who aims for the freedom of all men everywhere. This is an All-American classic.

5-0 out of 5 stars delightful
Fess Parker is just wonderful to behold in this role. Buddy Ebsen is a great sidekick, too. The technicolor is gorgeous. The matte shots of Davy riding toward old Washington City; the costumes; the wonderful sayings; the earnestness....if this doesn't make you nostalgic for old-fashioned television, nothing ever will! An absolute gem. It's out of print so get it on eBay or something and please make sure your kids see it. If any facts are wrong, it's more than made up for in the kindheartedness with which the tales are told. My 8-year-old daughter loved it too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
Disney's Davy Crockett is a classic, and a slice of americana.
to many people, Fess Parker is and always will be Davy Crockett.

King of the Wild Frontier explores the life of Davy Crockett, from his days of fighting bullies, to indians, to running for congress, and finally, to his final moments at the Alamo.

there are some excellent speeches in this one, espically his speech in congress.

but the best part of course, is for what Davy Crockett is mostly well known for, his participation in the battle of the alamo.

here, Disney created a miniature sized Alamo fortress which looks like more fun to play paintball in than for the actual movie.
regardless, the battle scene is excellent.

you will truly enjoy Disney's Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier. ... Read more


167. Annie
Director: Rob Marshall
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Disney's 1999 TV production of the classic 1977 musical Annie is remarkable for its casting of stage actors rather than ratings trump cards. Tony winners Audra McDonald (Grace), Alan Cumming (Rooster), and Kristin Chenoweth (Lily) join four-time nominee Victor Garber (Daddy Warbucks) and Les Misérables veteran Alicia Morton (Annie) to tell the tale of the Depression-era orphan who gets a taste of the upper-crust life. Not surprisingly, they all turn in strong performances, and even Oscar-winner Kathy Bates acquits herself well in a singer's role, as the villainous Miss Hannigan. Perhaps best of all is the original title moppet, Andrea McArdle, making a sensational one-minute cameo as the Broadway Star-To-Be in "N.Y.C."

Compared to John Huston's plodding, overly busy 1982 theatrical release, this production as directed by Rob Marshall (Cabaret, among other shows) is quite conservative; few numbers leave the confines of their sets, giving it the feel of a stage production. It is also more faithful as a whole to the Broadway original, though at a running time of 90 minutes it leaves out most of the historical context of the FDR administration as well as some of Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin's familiar songs, and makes a few plot changes, some of which work and some of which don't. Because of the omissions, this probably isn't a definitive film translation of Annie, but it's well paced for a young audience, and would be an excellent introduction to get children interested in live theater. Annie was produced by the team behind the 1993 telecast of Gypsy with Bette Midler, as well as 1997's Brandy-Whitney Houston Cinderella, and there are plans for many others. As Broadway shows are too often represented on video by inferior big-screen translations, this trend toward good, solid small-screen productions is most welcome. --David Horiuchi ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as the original Broadway show...
This has been one of my favorite musicals ever since I saw the original Broadway show back in 1978. The Disney version of this classic show is much, much better than the overblown, overdone 1982 film because it is much more faithful to the stage production, even though there are a few minor plot changes.

I felt that the singing and acting was quite good. Alicia Morton was a great Annie, and Audra MacDonald played Grace Farrel, Oliver Warbucks secretary to a tee. Kathy Bates was as good of a Miss Hannigan as Carol Burnette was in the 1982 version of the film. The only person that I thought was miscast was Victor Garber as Daddy Warbucks. In all honesty, Albert Finney played the role so much better, and with more warmth and compassion than Garber. One of the big highlights in the film (for me, anyway) is Andrea McArdle's (the orignal Annie) cameo in the "N.Y.C." number. Most of the key songs from the stage show are there. However, "We'd like to thank you Herbert Hoover", "Annie", and " A New Deal for Christmas" are missing. And I admit, that I missed them in this production. Check out the CD from the original show to hear these tunes. All in all, this version from Disney is quite enjoyable, and I do recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful new telling of the musical legend!
Many people pass off ANNIE as a children's musical, when in actuality it has one of the most sophisticated scores and the book is of a higher standard than of many other shows. It still holds a record of something like the 8th or 9th longest running show on Broadway, and it is a delight among theatre-goers.

This new Disney version stays faithful to the stage score and script, not like John Huston's rambling version back in 1981 (refer to my review for this), and it is a delight to watch. It has that 'theatrical-style' feel to it.

The esteemed cast, the bulk of which are seasoned Broadway performers, include Kathy Bates as Miss Hannigan, Alan Cumming as Rooster, Audra McDonald as Grace Farrell, Kristin Chenoweth as Lily St Regis, Victor Garber as Daddy Warbucks and the lovely Alicia Morton as Annie. Making a cameo in the 'NYC' number as ''Star To Be'' is (oh happy day) the original Broadway Annie - Andrea McArdle.

The cast is sensational, and while I will not bring down the 1981 performers of Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters and Ann Reinking, they are far more believable in their interpretations.

You must buy this new version of the Broadway smash ANNIE!

1-0 out of 5 stars There's Nothing Like a Broadway Show
I'm sorry but I think that both of the Annie movies are just theatre wanna-be's. I respect the fact that they are trying to get stars into the films and everything, but don't you think that it would have been a lot better if someone from broadway was playing the roles. Like Idina Menzel, or Christian Chenowith...the best singers are really on broadway.

4-0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as the original; pleasing to watch!
I thought that this movie is a great version of the classic story. Disney did a great job with the dancing and singing, and the acting was pretty good, too.
Audra McDonald did a nice job as Grace, but I don't think it was logical for Oliver Warbucks (Victor Garber) to marry another race. The first Annie was much more realistic with that issue. Oscar winner Kathy Bates did an excellent job as the cruel Miss Hannigan, and Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth as Rooster and Lily are also good. The Disney version is more cleaner than the original, and it almost matches up to it. This is a great version of Annie to watch with your family!!

5-0 out of 5 stars real "CUTE"
A great film, fun cute and bright and sunny for the whole family. ... Read more


168. Willie the Operatic Whale
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4-0 out of 5 stars Dead Whale is No Fun
No joy was recieved from watching a whale be killed for no reason except stupidity. A very strange video. One just can't believe Disney let this whale die. The Fredinand story was much better, although a bit slow. The final and best story of all three, Lambert, is fantastic. If only they were ALL this good. Buy this for Lambert and maybe Ferdinand. Willie the dead whale singing in heaven is just weird. It's unimaginable that the whale dies like this. There must be a [hidden] message to this story that I don't get or am refusing to entertain. Lambert should have been the lead story - too funny.

5-0 out of 5 stars Disney at it's short-subject best!!
The three stories on this video are probably a bit corny for today's jaded kids, but make them watch it anyway!!! The loving detail, the handpainted animation (each of the three stories in a very different style), the music and the wonderful voice narration can clearly show kids how QUALITY animation developed from these terrific short subjects to the amazing movies we see today like SHREK, MONSTERS INC., etc.

Also, the stories are very short and should hold the attention of just about anyone. Naturally, these short films are not the awesome classics like SNOW WHITE or PINOCCHIO, because those films had a full movie to develop their themes, but for 10-minute movies...nothing going today holds a candle.

And the low, low prices I'm seeing on this video now make me think you'd be crazy not to have one in your home!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Willie
My Mother played the 78 speed record for me as a child and I fell in love with the story and the music. I can't wait to give my copy to my 4 year old granddaughter ... I am sure she will love it as I did!

4-0 out of 5 stars A cartoon to make you weep! Maybe.....
When I was a child, I cried when the whale died. Now, I think the cartoon is pretty silly (especially since the words to the operatic melodies have been changed). It seems to me that the writer was pulling his audience's leg! Loved seeing it again, along with Ferdinand and Lambert.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Tale of a Singing Whale
This is one of Disney's cutest shorts - the tragic story of a
whale who can sing grand opera. Nelson Eddy does all the voices,
and the result is a true Disney delight. Both of my daughters
have loved this story and the two others accompanying it:
Ferdinand the bull and Lambert the Sheepish Lion, to the point
of watching the video many times over the years. All three
shorts are simply superb. We bought our copy of this video at
K-mart around 1990 and have not seen it on sale anywhere
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169. Chips the War Dog
Director: Ed Kaplan
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5-0 out of 5 stars Chips is a wonderful movie about a boy who gose to the army
chips is wonderful and hart warming it is about a boy who gose to the army that nobody likes and is scard of dogs he is put in the dogs for defence group but is scard of the dogs he then comes to no chip but could not do the program because he is scard of dogs so they make him the kennle atendentt chips is going to be thron out of the program but danny hides him and gives him a secret name and works with him at night then he gets cot and you will have to wacth the movie to find out the rest.

5-0 out of 5 stars The movie is so good, you'd like to see it over and over!!
This is a loving story about a young army volunteer who, when he joins, he get also thrown into the K-9 dog program. Worse, he's scared of dogs AND he's been assigned to take care of a German Shepherd! They work together, and finally the training pays off when they are off to the REAL WAR!! Discover the growing friendship and bond between these two and see that if, with the right training, your dog can be a star!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great feel good movie for anyone of any age.
I absolutly love this movie, and it is too bad that it is currently not avalible. I love the idea of how dog and boy, misfits apart, but together they are heroes. I always cry watching this movie. I really hope that they re-release it so I can enjoy it again and so can my family and friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, a great family movie
I love Chips the war dog. Although I havent seen it in more than 2 years I still remember most of it. That proves its good, so good its stcks with you for years. Chips the war dogs is helpful, educational and fun story. Its one of my favorite movies!

5-0 out of 5 stars Touching
This is a great movie about a boy who is scared of dogs and a chicken chassing german sheperd, and they both got sent to war and got hooked. ... Read more


170. Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
Director: John Lounsbery
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This third installment of the Disney Pooh series, first released in1974, is perhaps the liveliest, in part because the hyperactively bouncy stuffed tiger of the title seems tailor-made for animation. The story line, in which Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and company have to come to terms with the disruptive new presence in the Hundred Acre Wood, could almost be described as morally uplifting. And the character's theme song, "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers," is the only really memorable number in the entire series; your kid will be singing it for days. The throaty tones of Paul Winchell, as Tigger, are a definite asset--and voice choices are by no means a neutral issue. When Disney chose the familiar tenor of in-house voiceover performer Sterling Holloway for the title character, it was a good example of what the politically minded call an "appropriative" gesture: a way of enveloping A.A. Milne's great children's book hero, of transforming him instantly into a generic Disney character. (You would never guess from the Disney renditions of Christopher that in the books, originally published in the 1920s, everybody was British.) The marketing machinations came full circle when Disney purchased rights to the original drawings by illustrator Ernest Shephard; merchandise depicting the two versions of the characters are now sold side by side in The Disney Store, like so many cans of New and Classic Coke. --David Chute ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The most wonderful thing about tiggers...
I don't have children, but I do act childish on occasion, so perhaps I can feel justified in this review. Although it may be sacrilege, this Disney film is more "real" to me than the A.A. Milne book (which I never read as a child). Paul Winchell and the Disney animators created larger-than-life icons that are somehow intimately personal at the same time.

"Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too" does indeed have a moral lesson (Tigger annoys everybody, gets stuck in a tree, and needs there help), and perhaps that is itself cause for recommendation. But warmth and sincerity are what makes these films works for the ages.

The Amazon reviewer seems to have been distracted by Disney's crass commercialism, which is unfortunate. Yes, I have a stuffed Tigger here in my office (shouldn't I be working?), but it never fails to bring cheer to myself and my colleagues. I can't imagine Barney or the Teletubbies ever having that kind of value. Quite simply, this is the story and these are the characters you remember from your own childhood. I think you'll have as much fun watching as your children.

And remember: The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is that Tiggers are wonderful things...

TTFN

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have......
Attention: All Parents

If you have a child that is 1-3 years of age, then classic Pooh videos are a must for your collection. Your child will fall in love with the characters, the songs, and the storyline. I really like the length of the videos as well (not too long, but not too short either...you parents know what I mean).

Bottom line: This a good, wholesome Pooh adventure that your child will love!

5-0 out of 5 stars A story worth buying!
This is the third story released by Disney in 1974, and is one that is worth buying for kids and adults. They will be fascinated by the unique story and all of the original voices and the color and the fabulous illustrations.

The story really comes to life with the voices of Sterling Holloway as Pooh, Paul Winchell as Tigger, and Junius Matthews as Rabbit. Those are the classic voices.

It contains a lot of action, from the beginning when they take Tigger on a long explore and lose him there, to the end when Tigger promises never to bounce again. This story will fascinate children of all ages. I love the story. If you have kids, you should buy them this story, and add it to your collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tiggers are wonderful things!
I remember being a little kid and eating homemade fudge while watching this awesome movie! My little sister was a Tigger fanatic and all of us loved this movie! It reprises some of the atmosphere of its predecessor (Blustery Day) wbat with the "Tiggers" song and some of the 'creepiness' of scenes like Rabbit in the woods and of Pooh & Piglet circling round the sand pit and being afraid of "jagulars", as well as the almost-bittersweetness at the end (in this case, Rabbit retracting his demand that Tigger never bounce again). It's hard to explain, but I think that anyone who loves these classic movies will agree with me and know what I'm getting at!
All in all, it retains some of the almost-spooky appeal of Blustery Day, but also has more light humor and not as sad storylines.
Great movie for young kids!

4-0 out of 5 stars Winnie Magic
This is my children's favourite Winnie Pooh story, and is one they watch over and over. Magic! ... Read more


171. Wishing Bear
Director: Karl Geurs, Terence Harrison, Ken Kessel
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5-0 out of 5 stars Disney at its Best
Disney animation is the best even if not a full feature. The saturday afternoon fare such as the Pooh series,Aladdin and others,
represent the Disney studios willingness to continue with what works best in animation and story.Not only great stories,but lessons to be learned as well."The Piglet Who Would Be King" is a perfect example.Being able to watch these with your kids is a joy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pooh Bear is the Best!!!
When I was little I used to watch Pooh Bear everyday. When I got older they put them out on video. I went out an bought all the Pooh Bear Videos. I love them and watch them everyday. ... Read more


172. Disney's Sing Along Songs: Mulan - Honor to Us All
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Join Disney's newest heroine on an adventure of magic and music! HONOR TO US ALL features memorable scenes and songs from Disney's 36th animated hit, MULAN, including "Honor To Us All," and "I'll Make A Man Out Of You." Plus "Where Do I Go From Here" from POCAHONTAS II: JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD, "The Siamese Cat Song" from LADY AND THE TRAMP, "Zero To Hero" from HERCULES, and others! Also included: a sneak peek at THE LION KING II: SIMBA'S PRIDE, the sequel to Disney's hit THE LION KING! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Kidvid...
....I should know, my bambino plays the heck outta Disney's Sing-Alongs. This is one of the best, but all are good. This has "Honor to Us All" and good guy Donnie Osmond voicing in "(How Could I) Make a Man of you" from Mulan, "Zero to Hero" from Hercules (with dynamite vocalists Tawatha Agee and Roz Ryan in a soul gospel quintet--ya gotta see it), the great Peggy Lee's "Siamese Song", Jason Alexander as a singing stone gargoyle from Hunchback, heck, even Eddie Murphey sings a line-- it has great splashes of excellent color, A-one animation, fabuloso sound and a Dolly Parton canine look alike on the highway to Nashville. It's great fun for kids and their parents.

5-0 out of 5 stars IT is so cute. I Love it!!!!!!
It is a really good sing-along songs. My brother and sister have it and I watch it all the time!!!!!!! And I'm 13, can you believe it?????

5-0 out of 5 stars It was so cool.
This is a great sing along ... Read more


173. Pete's Dragon (Restored Edition)
Director: Don Chaffey
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Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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This story of a winsome orphan and his guardian dragon features an Academy Award-nominated score and song, Helen Reddy's "Candle on the Water." The combination of a live-action story with an animated figure was innovative in 1977, and the green dragon with pink wings will still charm youngsters today. However, its plot has the boy running from a nasty family to whom he's been sold into slavery, as well as an evil magician who tries to steal the dragon for his parts. These dark story lines may scare or bore younger children, who only want to see Elliot the dragon belch fire and give Pete rides on his back. And older children who might appreciate the plot may scoff at the relatively crude animation. This leaves a rather narrow audience window of about ages 3 to 7. A cast of veterans includes Shelley Winters, Mickey Rooney, and Red Buttons, who all turn in the hammiest of performances. Acting newcomer Reddy demonstrates both why her acting career never took off and why her singing career did. (Lines like "You're a bunch of superstitious ding-dongs" don't give her much help.) However, her sometimes awkward performance as the lonely lighthouse keeper who gives the boy a home provides the film with its heart. Bottom line: it's a keeper for diehard Disney fans, dragon lovers, and those who remember this movie fondly from their childhood. --Kimberly Heinrichs ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Reddy, Rooney and a dragon named Elliott
The seventies were rough on the family entertainment market. Disney, once untouchable in this respect, found itself in a bit of a quandry, the likes of which the theatrical release of "Pete's Dragon" didn't help. Most critics found it hammy and, with the exception of Elliott, the dragon, discarded the movie as just a trite piece of fluff. Well, it was and it is - but why does anything so light-hearted, gay and original have to be anything but? In the intervening decades "Pete's Dragon has gone on to become a much loved Disney classic and for good reasons. Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons and Jim Dale are inspired casting choices, giving a depth to their characters that greatly enhances the film. True, the film's score doesn't match the staying power of Mary Poppins but 'Candle on the Water' is a great romantic ballad, 'Brazzle Dazzle Day' is a fun-loving feel good song and 'Passamaquadi' is ultra camp played in the best sense. Not much to complain about with Disney's transfer of the film. It's anamorphic, near pristine and remixed to 5.1 stereo. One note - 'Candle On The Water', for some inexplicable reason, may suddenly freeze frame in the middle of the song on some players the first run through. If you are worried about this, play the song first to see if it does this and if so, simply still frame advance to the next track, then go back and replay the song. This solves the problem for all subsequent times you choose to play the song. As I say, I'm at a loss to explain why this problem sometimes occurs. Over all, this is a wonder film experience no matter your age. One only regrets that there is no making-of documentary included.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pure Disney Musical Magic
There's something about live-action, animation Disney films that just seem to fascinate me. For one, Disney can go beyond two hours of a movie, and still keep it G-rated. Now that's pretty impressive to me. Most companies would probably have rated it PG, but not Disney. They try and it keep for the whole auidience. Which is what everyone needs to see in a film. And the special effects isn't bad either.

This film also includes the legendary Mickey Rooney. The story of Pete's Drangon is pretty simple. Pete is a young orphan, who is running away from his abopted parents, and end up in Maine, a fishing town with his best friend, Elliott. Sometimes you can see him, and other times, you can't. A kind lighthouse keeper, Nora played by (Helen Rebby), and her father (Mickey Rooney), Elliott's pranks gets them into a whole lot of trouble.

The music in this film is Ocar-nominated beautiful. Like "The Happist Home in These Hills," "It's Not Easy," "Candle on the Water," & "Brazzle Dazzle Day." A simply marvoulous soundtrack for the whole family.

Now you must know, that Pete's Dragon was made in the late 70s, which was long before computer technology was invented. You know, like CGI grahpics and so forth. Which is another thing that impressive me, how Disney can create these images and actually make them work. Pete's Dragon is a wonderful story, that will be treasured for the next generation to come.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good movie for a Disney musical
I remember this movie from my childhood, so I bought it for my toddler. He loves it. My son points at the DVD case and grunts. He watches it everyday (for 2 weeks now). It must be the music and singing because the storyline is lackluster. Everytime he sees the dragon or hears a song he starts chattering away with his gibberish pre-talk. My preferred character is Doc Terminus - the con man / man of science. I give it 4 stars because I have watched it so many times the melodies are stuck in my head. I hope he gets a new "favorite" movie soon :)

5-0 out of 5 stars One of Disney's Best Live Action Films!
This is one of those films that you never forget. I saw this movie when i was little and I am still a fan of it. Pete's Dragon is one of the first Disney films to use live action and animation together in a film. The story follows a boy who is on the run from his terrible adoptive family the Gogans (Shelley Winters, Rob Conaway)and his friend Elliot the dragon (voiced by Charlie Callas) who is sometimes invisible. Together, they are the best of friends until they come upon a quaint fishing town where they soon start to get into mischief.
Eventually Pete is taken in by Nora(Helen Reddy) a lighthouse keeper and her father(Mickey Rooney) where he soon becomes part of the family. But soon, the Gogans discover where he is living and are determined to get him back. There are many delightful performances in this film including Jim Dale who plays the terrible Dr. Terminus and his obnoxious side-kick Hoagie(played by red Buttons). The funny thing about this movie is that Mickey Rooney and Red Buttons are drunk through most of it. Lastly, I recommend this movie because of the music. This film has some of the best Disney songs. Most notably Helen Reddy's "Candle on the Water" and "There's Room For Everyone". Along with the singing and dancing, this is one great Disney film and it is not to be missed. If you've seen it, watch it again and if you haven't ,DO!

4-0 out of 5 stars Woo-hoo! My kid likes it as much as I did!
Yes, the animation is dated. Yes, the plot is kind of corny BUT my daughter is just as enchanted as I was (and still am). You can't miss with this one! Pete's Dragon shows you what it means to be a kid with an unbelievable (only to the grown-ups) best friend who helps you out when you think that there's no one else left to care. The songs are still catchy and the baddies are still scary. The DVD is sooooo much better than VHS; and unlike my VHS copy there is no fear of it wearing out from over-playing. ... Read more


174. Campout at Walt Disney World
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Sing, dance, and play along with Mickey and the gang in fun-filled musical adventures! It's easy as you read the on-screen lyrics to favorite kid songs! In CAMPOUT AT WALT DISNEY WORLD, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and the Sing-Along Kids pitch their tents and explore Discovery Island, River Country, and even participate in a Talent Show! It's the most fun you'll have on a campout! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent at Entertaining
Just like all great Disney sing-along videos, this one is right up there with them. My parents got this for me as a little kid and at the age 17 I still watch it. And like I said in a different review, it's not because I don't have a life. But the songs are great and show itself is very entertaining. My favorite one on here is called "Turkey in the Straw". I'm sure anybody of any age, male or female, would love this song, along with the rest of them. I also thought the actors and actresses were very talented, all of them deserve credit for making a great video. I also want to thank Walt Disney for the production of this video. Thank you Disney!

5-0 out of 5 stars Campout at Walt Disney World
My girls love this video as well as all the Disney Sing Alongs (we own ALL of them). They tend to prefer these with the actual characters and kids (beach party, disneyland fun, campout, circus) than the cartoons - but love them all!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not like they used to be!
I bought this sing-a-long not only because I love Disney sing-a-longs but because I'm planning a trip to Disney World and seeing as how the "Disneyland Fun" sing-a-long shows great footage of Disneyland, I thought this would do the same for Disney World. But it doesn't. It shows no footage of any park or any resort other than the Fort Wilderness campground. Also, it doesn't even have classic Disney songs. Instead is has songs like "We'll be Comin' Around the Mountain." Maybe for young kids it is good but it was extremely disappointing for me!

5-0 out of 5 stars ~GREAT BUY~
We took our 30 month old to Disney and she was so weirded out by the charaters because they were in her face! But when I bought her the whole entire Disney charactors video she wanted to go back to Florida again.
This is a MUST to prepare your little ones for all the attractions and characters. Its so much fun memorizing the songs and watch your childrens face glow!
The camp out will prepare them for all the outdoors characters.

5-0 out of 5 stars 3 yr old loves it!!
My 3 year old daughter has this video in her daily line-up of favorites to watch. She loves the songs and camping scenes which remind her of our annual family camping trip. ... Read more


175. Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Director: Tad Stones
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Robin Williams returns as the voice of the hyperactive genie in this, the second direct-to-video sequel to Disney's hit animated feature. Aladdin, the street beggar turned Prince, risks all to find his father among the cutthroat 40 thieves and joins his quest to find a Midas-like stone that turns everything it touches into gold. A significant cut above most made-for-video animation, this energetic adventure largely leaves Princess Jasmine and the genie behind for a father-and-son quest. Guest voice Jerry Orbach suggests Sean Connery with his thick-as-molasses delivery as the master thief Sa'luk and, despite his limited screen time, Williams once again delights with his wild flights of fantasy as the big blue Genie. A rousing tale full of last-minute escapes and spectacular, kid-sized thrills that even parents will find entertaining. --Sean Axmaker ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Arguably As good or better than the original
This is so odd. Aladdin has an amazon sales rank of about 39,000th, but the sequel, actually the third movie of a trilogy, Aladdin atKoT has a rank of 13,000. My family ranked AatKOT at 14th out of 41. Not so oddly, some in our family liked it better than the original, which we ranked 13th.

The story here is real interesting and Star Wars-esque. Luke tried to save his father Darth Vader from the Dark Side. In Aladdin atKoT Al tried to save his father from the figurative dark side. Robin Williams returned and the magic is back. We think you will like this movie at least as much as Aladdin, and we sometimes play them back to back, skip the second in the trilogy, return of Jafar.

This is the last of our 4 star rated Disney Animated movies.

We had a lot of fun by gathering the family together to rank the 41 Disney movies we have that include some cartoon work. All the kids, ages 6 to 27, participated along with mother and dad. Lion King was selected number 1 of the 41 as the family favorite, but narrowly. Peter Pan was 2. Pete's Dragon 3, Beauty & the beast 4, Sleeping Beauty 5, Snow White 6, Robin Hood 7, 101 Dalmatians 8, Fox and the hound 9, Cinderella is 10th, Rescuers 11, Hunchback of ND 12 and Aladdin 13.

4-0 out of 5 stars Recovery from "Return of Jafar"
"The Return of Jafar" was a big step down from the grand Disney hit "Aladdin." Everything about it - the animation, the acting, and the music - was low-quality. But probably the biggest disappointment was that Robin Williams, the perfect Genie, was gone. It was little more than a long Saturday morning cartoon.

"Aladdin and the King of Thieves," on the other hand, is a surprisingly well-made and entertaining direct-to-video cartoon sequel. Not only did the creators return Robin Williams to do his excellent job as Genie, but they also cast none other than John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings) as Cassim, Aladdin's long-lost father. Their acting is the best part of the film.

While the animation is by no means as good as that of the original "Aladdin," it is fairly well-done, and much better than that of "Return of Jafar." The locales and characters are colorful and original. The songs of the movie are only so-so, but the music is better. The storyline with its plot-turns moves along fairly well and keeps the viewer's interest as Aladdin and company search for Cassim's coveted treasure, the Hand of Midas.

All in all, the Aladdin trilogy is redeemed from the failures of the middle chapter by this surprisingly well-made and entertaining film. Hopefully, the entire trilogy will one day be available on DVD.

3-0 out of 5 stars OK, but not Great
Though the movie itself was reasonable; without Jafar, it was lacking in a few ways. Not to say Return of Jafar was a great movie either, but Jafar is one of Disney's best modern villains and an Aladdin movie without him is kind of weird.

The Return of Jafar wasn't that great because of a lack of effort on the part of the animators and writers. Aladdin & the King of Theives wasn't great because it was missing the villain of the series; and he wasn't replaced with someone equally interesting. The villain in this movie, if you could call him that, was a minor character who had no real motivation to do what he did and certainly no goals in mind.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for a sequel
Most sequels honks, but, nay, this one is worthy. A good story, good performances. Nothing tired or recycled here. Still, the concern of violence, but not as bad as some of the Disney offerings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Cool
Horray! Aladdin and Jasmine get married! Yeah! Well this movie is sooo great. I like the song "party in agrabah". This movie is from any age! Cool! I'll recomend this for you. ... Read more


176. The Jungle Book 2
Director: Steve Trenbirth
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From Disney's wildly popular THE JUNGLE BOOK comes a thrilling, all-new animated feature film. The jungle is jumping again as Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, and the rest of your favorite characters return in the fun-filled musical adventure THE JUNGLE BOOK 2. "It's a work of such charm and imagination it should enchant children of all ages" (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times). Mowgli (Haley Joel Osment) has been living in the village among the humans. His new life includes his little stepbrother, Ranjan, and his best friend, Shanti, but the man-cub still has that jungle rhythm in his heart, and he misses his old buddy Baloo (John Goodman). When Mowgli wanders back into the wild for some swingin' fun, he soon finds Baloo isn't the only one waiting for him –- the man-eating tiger Shere Khan is lurking in the shadows and planning his revenge. If he is to defeat his nemesis, Mowgli will need the help of both his old friends and his new family. With fresh new renditions of "Bare Necessities" and "I Wanna Be Like You," and a host of original toe-tappin' tunes paired with classic Disney animation, THE JUNGLE BOOK 2 is sure to delight the entire family. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Not really that bad of a Disney sequal!
My parents bought this DVD for my 2 year old nephew as soon as it came out because he loved it in the movie theatre, so I sat down with him to watch it, not expecting much from a Disney sequal. I was pleasantly surprised because it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I figured that the original Jungle Book was a classic and should not be ruined with a badly done sequal, and I still believe that. But it wasn't as bad as I thought it was. Excluding Baloo and Mowgli, the voices were surprisingly close to the originals. Not that the voicing of Baloo (John Goodman) and Mowgli (Haley Joel Osment) was bad, it just didn't sound like the originals. Haley Joel Osment did a fabulous job with the voicing, putting a lot of expression into his voice acting. That boy sure does have some talent! I couldn't help imagining Mowgli laying in the Jungle leaves, telling Baloo, "I see dead people!" (Haha a little humour there because he played the kid in the Sixth Sense, hahahaha ok it wasn't funny). The music wasn't really creative or witty, but it was okay. I found the "beat of the jungle" song to be a bit unnerving, but hey, my nephew liked it. They sing the "Bear necessities" song about three times in this movie, and I guess that's because it's a good song. There is some humor in the movie, like when Baloo is trying to sneak off to the village to get his singing buddy back and Begeera gets the elephants to help him stop Baloo in the river. The plot is great for children but slightly boring for adults. The animation is okay- it's not as good as in the original, and they put a modern twist on the characters to make them sort of pop out more. All in all it wasn't that bad of a movie. It's not The Jungle Book, but it's not bad, either!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pleasing sequel to classic original
Some of the reviews here appear abit premature (the last couple I read were from people who hadn't even seen the movie--they judged it from the trailer!). In many respects Jungle Book 2 could, on the surface, look like a cash-in similar to the Peter Pan sequel Return to Neverland (that film had been planned as a direct-to-video release originally but turned out looking so good that it was released theatrically). That's hardly the case with Jungle Book 2.

The animation uses many of the design elements from the original film and incorporates some nice computer generated imagery as well. It's a bit surprising that folks expect the voices of the original actors. The original Jungle Book was released in 1967 (if memory serves) and all the original actors have been dead for quite some time.

The voice casting for the sequel is quite good. Haley Joel Osmond (A.I., The Sixth Sense)makes a fine Mowogli and John Goodman as Baloo captures his character perfectly without imitating the late Phil Harris. Equally good are Jim Cummings (in dual roles as both Col Hathi and the snake...whose name escapes me at the moment. Cummings also is the present day voice for Winnie The Pooh). Bob Joles manages to recall Sebastian Cabot in his portrayal of Bagheera. It's a pity his character isn't more central to the story like in the original. Phil Collins steps in as Lucky a new Vulture to torture Sheer Khan with bad puns, jokes and timing. It's ironic that Collins plays the role as the quartet of vultures from the original film were caricatures of The Beatles.

The script is both witty and the pacing swift. Children won't get bored and, yes, adults just might be entertained. Jungle Book 2 isn't a sequel as much of an update of the original film with more contemporary references. The conflict is once again between Mowgli and Shere Khan; Shere Kahn has returned to the jungle looking for revenge against the man cub. Baloo (brilliantly played by John Goodman)is bored out of his mind and rushes out to find Mowgoli again as he misses his buddy. Mowogli takes to the jungle again with Baloo when Shanti (the little girl who tempted Mowogli into the man village in the first place)alerts the town to Baloo's presence. She believes Baloo to be a dangerous wild animal. At the same time Shere Kahn has entered the village looking for Mowogli and is attacked by the villagers who believe he is the wild animal Shanti alerted them to.

Shanti, feeling guilty for her treatment of her best friend Mowogli, goes in search of Mowogli. In the process, she becomes lost in the jungle but proves she's every bit as tough as Mowogli. The film rushes to a showdown between Shere Kahn, Baloo Mowogli and Shanti in the city of ruins.

The songs are engaging (and, yes, a number of classic songs turn up again slightly jazzed up for modern audiences. These classics manage to retain their flair and charm despite the passage of 35 years). The fluid animation, acting and witty script are not captured very well in the trailer that played late last year and early this year. The Jungle Book 2 is every bit a worthy sequel to the original. While it doesn't quite live up to the original film's spectacle and songs, it recaptures much of the fun of the first film without pandering to its audience.

My children were captivated by the film and I found it enjoyable as well. I have to admit I had my doubts but this fine production quickly won me over. It's definitely worth a visit to the theater to catch.

3-0 out of 5 stars "Isn't it ironic that your name is 'Lucky'?"
One of the best Disney "obligatory" sequels. Nice continuity. It looks and sounds good. John Goodman and the rest of the new voice-cast do a decent job. The songs are so-so, catchy for kids. Plus, the plot is basically harmless. Nothing politically correct nor is it a guilt trip. The movie just tries to entertain the small fry, and it does it very well as my kids have made me sit through this movie no less than 30 times. Not to be overlooked, but nothing to scream about, either...

4-0 out of 5 stars Has Kid Appeal
This rating is based on my kids' (four and two) perspectives. They love it--especially the four-year-old. To me, however, this film is lacking that "Disney Magic." In fact, it smacks of direct-to-video release material. I can't believe this actually appeared in theaters.

It's interesting that some reviewers comment on the lack of plot. The original JB plot is lacking, as well. Get the boy out of the jungle and to the man-village to escape Shere Khan. That lack of plot in both films, however, magnifies the difference between the two. JB1, interestingly, is the first Disney film where the actors actually played a part in the development of the characters. Phil Harris IS Baloo. Same goes for Louis Prima (King Louie), Sebastian Cabot (Bagheera), George Sanders (Shere Khan) and Sterling Holloway (Kaa).

How can John Goodman, et al, compete? In most instances, they cannot. Goodman was awesome in Monsters, Inc., but here his performance seems lackluster and uninspired. Same goes for most (but not all) of the other characters.

It is interesting to note that Jim Cummings who provides Kaa's voice in JB2 also is the "modern voice" of Pooh. And, that Sterling Holloway who provided Kaa's voice in JB1 was the "original voice" of Pooh. Cummings does a good job as Kaa in JB2.

Overall, there was no way for Disney to satisfy us adults, who grew up on the original JB (and like me who recently shelled out big bucks to get the original on DVD), but it does work on the kids' level. And, that's what matters in my book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised
The story of Jungle Book 2 is basically a do-over of the original Jungle Book. Mowgli once again finds himself in the jungle having a grand adventure with all of the old characters. The only real difference is that this time he brings along two others from the "man village". But that's okay. The story was good the first time, and because of decent writing and great casting, the story is good a second time also. Re-doing the story was a much better choice than trying to make some wierd interpretation, or just a lazily written sequel.

The casting in this movie is really good, with voices that sound authentic enough that you don't bother comparing them to the original. Doubtless that was a big help to making this a best-ever sequel.

The music in this movie was also very good. Reusing some of the old music, tinkering around with some new mixes, and adding some brand new scores brought together a totally fun soundtrack. The Smashing Pumpkins never before sounded this good.

While not of the same calaber as the original Jungle Book, JB2 comes in a close second and is far better than I really expected of a sequel considering Disney's reputation for stupid, cheap, straight-to-video sequels. There is also an option on the DVD to play just the music scores of the movie, which the children really enjoy. Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised by this sequel and hope that Disney will take this as a new standard for their sequels. ... Read more


177. Treasure Island
Director: Byron Haskin
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Strap on your pantaloons and prepare to travel with Jim Hawkins andBlind Pew to one of the most famous fictional islands in history. Walt Disney's 1950 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's swashbuckling masterpiece has held up extremely well, with action and characterizations that feel freshly minted (although it's unlikely that the Mouse of today would sanction the high level of booze flowing throughout the picture). Great fun, with nary a wasted frame and, in the character of Robert Newton's much-imitated Long John, one of cinema's most boisterously crowd-pleasing villains ever. (Proving that you can't keep a good--er, bad man down, Newton would return with director Byron Haskins for the enjoyable sequel, Long John Silver.)Watching this classic is like having a flashback to some perfect Technicolor childhood. --Andrew Wright ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Swab the deck, me matey!
The Disney studios first official full length, live-action feature, TREASURE ISLAND is good fun. Although it lacks the slick story-telling flair of recent family films, the story, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, is precise and fluid. Robert Newton chews up the scenery as Long John Silver, paving the way for many lovable villains. Bobby Driscoll (Song of the South) plays the brave little Jim Hawkins (or "Jim Harkins" if you speak pirate) who gets involved in a treasure seeking adventure of good vs. evil. In the end, like the viewers of the video, the line between the two is not so well defined. That is a clever twist, especially for a Disney family film. The VHS format already shows some deterioration after a few viewings so I look forward to a DVD release but in the meantime. Yo ho yo ho, A Pirate's Life for Me!

5-0 out of 5 stars All Aboard With Long John Silver
Jim Hawkins is a tavern owner's son who acquires a map showing the location of buried treasure. He shows it to an adventurous squire who recognizes its value and outfits the good ship Hispaniola to set off in search of the prize. The squire hires Jim as a cabin boy and persuades his own physician to join the crew as ship's doctor. The gullible squire's first big mistake is to sign up a rascal named Long John Silver as ship's cook. His second mistake is to allow Silver a chance to recruit some of his old shipmates from his pirate days as members of the Hispaniola's crew.

TREASURE ISLAND is an excellent movie with plenty of realistic action and convincing settings. Robert Newton is brilliant as Long John Silver and Bobby Driscoll shines as young Jim Hawkins. A strong supporting cast includes Basil Sydney, Denis O'Dea, Ralph Truman, Walter Fitzgerald, Finlay Currie and Geoffrey Wilkinson.

Director Byron Haskins also directed THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.

5-0 out of 5 stars Old memories
Emotions ran high when I saw this movie again after more than 50 years. It was as exciting now as when I was a young child. Robert Newton's performance is a classic. After half a century, he is still the baddest (best) pirate ever.

5-0 out of 5 stars "The Disney Version" is better than the novel.
Don't believe it? Read the book. The reviewer who said "...every screen production I have seen comes across as a cartoon or at best, 'an animated feature'," wasn't paying attention.

Robert Louis Stevenson's pirate story _is_ a children's fantasy. (Stevenson - whose grandson would later become one of Disney's "house directors" -- says as much in the book's introduction.) The principal characters are well-drawn and believable, but the story is 98% adventure. There is no _dramatic_ thrust to events. And it's told from the view of a 20-year-older Jim Hawkins, which tips off the reader that Jim is never in any real danger.

The emotional focus of the story is Jim's attraction to / repulsion by Long John Silver. In the novel, the adult Jim briefly acknowledges that he was attracted to Long John Silver as a surrogate for his recently deceased father, but turned away, because Silver is plainly untrustworthy. Stevenson fails to develop the relationship any further.

Not the screenwriters -- they bring it front and center. The story is now properly focused where it should be -- can Jim _really_ trust Long John Silver?

Silver is also worried about Jim, who plainly doesn't need "Piracy for Dummies" to recognize Silver is not altogether on the up-and-up. In a scene not in the book, Long John attempts to sweet-talk Jim -- one might even call it a seduction -- ending with the presentation of his parrot as a gift. The effect is subtly erotic -- especially as the gift comes from someone with such an obviously phallic name. (One is tempted to think Stevenson's name choice was deliberate -- he must have known how cabin boys were "mistreated.") And though Silver is married in the novel (to an unseen wife), the movie leaves his marital status unstated.

Long John Silver is a morally ambiguous character, and the film plays up this ambiguity. Silver alternates between protecting and threatening Jim, and you believe his sincerity in both instances. At the end, Jim is forced into deciding whether he should let Long John escape or be turned over to justice, completing the film with a solid dramatic "bang!" (The novel simply peters out -- Silver is taken captive, later wandering off with some of the loot.)

Robert Newton's interpretation of Long John Silver has always been controversial. There's no question it's totally "over the top." But that's how we expect pirates to behave, and it's how Stevenson wrote the character. I've seen "Treasure Island" several times -- Newton isn't simply chewing the scenery. His is a conscious interpretation, and he's in full control at all times. It's a great performance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Arr, maties! Climb abord for a rip-roaring adventure!
The first time we watched this movie I watched it for about five minutes before walking away, because it wasn't interesting to me at the time. But when I caught the last twenty minutes of it, I decided that it was interesting after all and watched it from the beginning again.

I loved it! Bobby Driscoll was wonderful as Jim Hawkins, and Robert Newton gave the performance of his life as Long John Silver. The rest of the cast was also tremendous.

I had tried reading the book before, but it hadn't been interesting to me, and I ditched it before I was halfway done. Now, because of this movie, I think I'll dust it off and have a go at it. Who knows, I might even like it enough to review it! :) ... Read more


178. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Director: Joe Johnston
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5-0 out of 5 stars A true Disney classic.
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS is one of the better Disney, live-action films out there. It's original and unique - followed by two [HONEY, I BLEW UP THE KID and HONEY, WE SHRUNK OURSELVES] just as good sequels. This film is about a wacky scientist named Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) who knows all about science and nothing about family or the "real world". When Wayne creates a shrinking machine, in hopes that it will shrink matter, it actually ends up shrinking his kids, Amy and Nicky (Amy O'Neill and Robert Oliveri), and his next door neighbor's kids, Russell and Ron Thompson (Thomas Wilson Brown and Jared Rushton). They escape from the trash bag and end up entering what appears to be a jungle but is actually the Szalinskis' own backyard! Now, just a few inches tall, the kids must find a way to get to the house and get their parents' attention so they can deshrink them and turn them back to their normal sizes.

This is a very funny comedy, and there are some excellent visual effects, too. Everything from the shrunk kids to riding on a flying bee - there is some truly amazing special effects. The plot is solid and so is the acting. This is one Disney comedy I recommend for every family!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, Great, Great!
The story is about an inventor Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) who is trying to perfect his machine which, when working, will shrink matter. The problem is, nothing he does seems to make it work. But somehow, his kids Amy and Nicky (Amy O'Neill and Robert Oliveri), and his next door neighbor's kids, Russell and Ron Thompson (Thomas Wilson Brown and Jared Rushton) are shrunk! Being only a few inches tall, they end up in the garbage bag and are taken outside. They get out but the only way back to the house is through the Szalinski's front yard. They meet up with a friendly ant, a killer scorpion, the danger of being chopped up by a lawnmower, and being drowned by a water sprinkler. Will they make it home so they can be made back to their normal size?

This movie is just GREAT! Even though it's a kids movie, it's great for adults, too. I love to watch this movie with my parents. I especially love Robert Oliveri and Jared Rushton. They did a very good job acting in it. Anybody who wants to enjoy a good movie with the family, watch "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." You won't regret it!

2-0 out of 5 stars where did the widscreen for honey i shrunk the kids go
i whould have liked it better if it were widescreen i think fullscreen movies are a thing of the past please do away with full screen if possible but if the movie was only filmed in full screen then i dont mind but if the movie can be made for full screen then it should thank you yours truely a disturbed fan of disney movies.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun and full of adventure
Who knew cheerios in milk could be so dangerous? This is a fun adventure of a film. I still enjoy watching this film. Rick Moranis plays the bungalking inventor who shrinks his children. The special effects in this film were good.

3-0 out of 5 stars Okay...but emphasizes special effects
This is a nice kids movie...but pretty stereotypical story line. Clearly devised to show off the Disney special effects. Can be scary for a 5 year old. Kids characters are stereotypes. And of course, it is the one girl who needs rescuing! ... Read more


179. Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco
Director: David R. Ellis
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Your favorite trio of talking animals is back in this action-packed Disney adventure that'll have the whole family bursting with excitement and laughter! Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, and Ralph Waite supply the voices of Chance, the American bulldog; Sassy, the Himalayan cat; and Shadow, the golden retriever -- and Sinbad speaks for their newfound canine friend, Riley -- in this critically acclaimed sequel to Disney's now-classic HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY. When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, both man and beast. It's another incredible journey for three very brave, very lovable pets, in a thrilling, funny adventure that's 'bound to please' (New York Post) the entire family! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Another amazing journey!
Now it starts off when the family is planning a plane trip to Canada. Chance the american bulldog thinks that instead of going to Canada he is going to the dog pound because his owner Jamie has been mean to him. Chance escapes from the cage and runs through the airport with Shadow the golden retriever and Sassy the Himilayan cat trying to stop him. Now these animals get lost in a city and comes across stray dogs that don't like humans. That really gives a moral lesson to humans about how dogs feel not having a home. Throughout, the animals will come across dog fights, rescuing a boy from a fire, and avoiding dog catchers. During their trip to finding the bridge back home Chance gets a girlfriend named Delilah.
This movie had it's funny moments like the first one but the only sad moment was when Chance lost his girlfriend going back home and almost getting hit by a truck. I would recommend this movie if you liked the first one and see if you like it as much.

5-0 out of 5 stars As Good As The First
This, like the original, was really good. I saw it in the movie theaters when I was little, and had been a big fan of the original before that.

This one takes a good direction: pets lost in the city. I think it is a little funnier than the first. Having all the different dogs around makes the movie more fun, the two bad dogs and Reilly's gang. Chance's girlfriend, Delilah, just got in the way here. I've noticed that in a lot of sequels to Disney originals, a main character falls in love. It gets boring after awhile. Both HOMEWARD BOUND movies are real good, and that's a compliment coming from me, since I'm getting more into the horror genre now. Anyway, defenately rent them both, they're really fun to watch. In my opinion, there should be a HOMEWARD BOUND III made. I wouldn't mind another sequel to finish off the trilogy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really Funny Movie
This is a really funny movie for adults and kids! My younger kids like watching it to see the kitty and doggies, and my older kids love the funny jokes!

I recommend this movie.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Family Film
My kids and I thought this movie was fantastic. We watched it right after watching the first movie. After viewing this film my and 8 & 6 year olds were pretending to be the characters in the film, playing with our own dogs and cats. Wholesome family movie. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cruisin in San Francisco!
I loved the video. it was great, not as warm as HB1 but still good. Chance as usual not willing to follow orders and stay in his traveling box to Canada, runs out of the plane, forcing Sassie and Shadow to chase after him. They all wind up in San Francisco. They get rescued by some feral dogs from a couple of mean dogs. Chance falls in love with a dog. 2 dirtylooking mean guys roam around in a red truck catching animals until near the end when the ferals and the trio swamp them. One funny scene had Chance trapped in the red van with other dogs and Sassie on the outside telling him to admit "Cats Rule" in order to be freed. There was a scene where the 2 guys accidentally throw a cigarette at a house which causes a fire and so Shadow goes in to save a little boy and Sassie goes in to save the boy's kitten--this is the same boy that Sassie had tried to beg some food from earlier but Chance had ruined her chances by showing up. funny. It was a really funny, nice, fast video. Shadow as usual was his old and wise self. ... Read more


180. George of the Jungle
Director: Sam Weisman
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Disney scored an unexpected hit with this goofy live-action remake of Jay Ward's Saturday-morning cartoon, a zippy Tarzan parody with topical references and absurd gags. Disney's big-screen version, starring Brendan Fraser as the sweet, hopelessly inept jungle hero, puts the emphasis on slapstick and silly fun. The klutzy hero, still swinging into trees and stray boulders, saves a lost L.A. socialite (Leslie Mann) on safari and, completely smitten, leaves behind his tree-house home and simian best friend (an Oxford-accented ape voiced by John Cleese) to accompany the socialite back to the concrete jungle of LA, much to the frustration of her conniving fiancé (Thomas Haden Church). Fraser's enthusiastic performance enriches our hunky hero with endearing innocence and energetic pluck. The humor is spotty and consistently more juvenile than the original cartoon, but the unending parade of visual gags (including George's pet elephant Shep, transformed into an overexcited six-ton puppy by inventive digital effects) keeps the tone light, frothy, and winningly fun. --Sean Axmaker ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A review from Mr. Entertainment Lover
Hee Hee Hee.... What a silly movie! Yes it's dumb and stupid! Still that's what makes it so funny. I have it in my video collection to watch on a day I'm bored. In this film George falls in love with a beautiful women named Ursala. However her nasty mother and her mean boyfriend won't allow it. From then on it's madness and comedy that will keep you laughing. John Cleese does an excellent job as an ape named Ape and Bredon Frasier is good as the bumbling George. This is a movie for the whole family!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for a kid flick...The Review...
Well, first off I would like to "admit", the first viewing of this film did not go over well with my friend and myself. I thought it was boring and just plain dumb. It lacked something I like to call, PLOT! Well, those times have changed and I have sort of soled-out! Just kidding, it is better than before, though weak in thought. I first saw the film when it was on television and now I rented it on DVD.

The movie stars Brendan Fraser who plays the title role, George of the Jungle. He is not really musculer but I guess neither was the original character. This film is like Dudley Do Right, but this is MUCH, MUCH better! If you are stuck having to pick which of the two to watch, see this w-a-y before you see Dudley Do Right. The film is about George of the Jungle, he looks for love in a girl named Ursilla, a woman from America and George just can not understand why he starts having all of these feelings for another person. His mate. John Clease does an OK job of playing the voice for the character An Ape Named Ape. Ape is George's mentor and guide through his life until he leaves the "Heart of the Jungle."

This is an over all good film, GREAT for kids. If I was a little youger when this film came out, I would of loved it. If you liked this movie I would suggest the following movies, Dudley Do Right also starring Brendan Fraser, 101 Dalamations both the original and the remake and a host of others.

Hoped I helped, Have a good one!

Ryan

5-0 out of 5 stars This is so stupid you have to buy it
If you have labeled movie shelves at home, you'll have to cut this DVD into thirds. One 3rd would go in stupid, another in funny and another in classics. This movie is so stupid its funny and its extreme stupidity makes it a classic! Ha! Ha!

4-0 out of 5 stars So stupid it's funny.
George, who I'm assuming was raised by apes, is the king of the jungle (lol, NOT). Somehow he manages to meet Ursula, who has a wierdo for a fiance, and George falls in love with her. She takes him back to the city and he does all kind of wild stuff.

Meanwhile, two poachers in the jungle run across Ape the talking ape and manage to capture him. So this brings George and Ursula back to the jungle so George can save his best friend.

So stupid that it's hilarious, but I'm sorry, I can never take Brenden Fraser seriously again.

5-0 out of 5 stars where is the widescreen version???
I love this movie - the wit is funny, the sight gags are funny and the characters are endearing - very hard to do when you are creating a movie from cartoon characters. But where is the widescreen version?? The whole reason for buying a DVD is having the chance to see the movie as it was originally envisioned. If I want to watch full frame, I'll watch television. ... Read more


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