It certainly has been a long time since I have watched this Disney classic. The Rescuers is one not mentioned too much when recollecting the classics of the Disney catalogue. Often forgotten among other films like 101 Dalmatians and Lady & the Tramp, it never truly got the recognition by a widespread audience and many people today might remember the film but more in a passing lapse of remembering it. “Does that give the Rescuers a disservice or does it truly deserve to stand out?” is really where I feel the discussions always lean towards. Now where does that leave me…well let’s just say I think The Rescuers is a difficult thing to pin down.
I honestly don’t know what I was thinking when choosing this film. I avoided this for so long, knowing that anything that would spin off of Cars…is just asking for disaster. I thought it was about time to put this film to rest and what better way than to forget it amongst a marathon! So here is the 2013 Disney spin-off of Pixar’s marketing franchise, the film many wish to forget as the moment Disney just threw everything to the wind and gave up any shred of artistic creditability, the one film that I have been dreading whenever I think about a Disney marathon, this is Planes…starring Dane Cook. I mean really?! Dane Cook is not a bad guy, but he just is not right for this role. I’m just, I’m just going to dive in.
Treasure Planet is one of those forgotten Disney films, lost among the Lion Kings and Pirates of the Caribbean. It originally came out in 2002 and during that year it had some fierce competition in Lilo & Stitch as well as Studio Ghibli’s most famous film, Spirited Away. This steep competition say it buried and didn’t even fully make back its entire budget sadly. It’s still lost among the Disney library and often not brought up as many consider it to merely be an adaptation of Disney’s original Treasure Island, which was an adaptation of the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Does Treasure Planet deserve to be a part of the forgotten Disney library, tossed away like many of its direct to video sequels?
So welcome to a new marathon of films I’ll be reviewing. With the 12 Days of Horror hopefully returning next year for another run in October, I wanted to keep things going with more themed marathon weeks. That is where the Disney Sprint comes in. The Disney Sprint will be a thing that can come on a whim, but must always stay for 7 Days. Whenever I want to review a Disney product I’m going to always do one of these. I grew up as a Disney brat, one who was mesmerized by Fantasia and who still enjoys the Goofy Movie to this day. So I thought why not run through some Disney films on my way of talking about something like Moana. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am, so let’s tap back into that Disney magic!
Well its time for the Christmas post marking my return to blogging after my chaotic exam period. So many essays and exams cramping up my hands…and of course I go right back to it with even more writing. That being said to those of you who have stayed with me while I ramble on about shows and the like I thank you so much. Its always worth it when people take the time to read the posts you make and even if no one reads them i’ll still make them in the hopes that someday someone might. Sharing opinions about the entertainment medium as a whole is something we all should. Film, Anime, Visual art, Music, anything really should be shared and it truly is a Merry Christmas when we can all stand together and just be happy to be fans of something. To show who we are as people, to show what defines us.
That is what is truly special about blogging to me. I get to see so many different kinds of opinions different from my own that make me rethink my own thoughts, to see things from a different angle, or just make you smile about someone sharing their passion. It truly warms the heart, and I hope that you guys continue writing into the New Year and I’ll do the same. So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or just be happy celebrating what you want. There is something magical about the end of the year, and the lights truly create something special to behold.