Have I become too…old?

I am quite underway in my Big Disney Project. But recently, I haven’t had much luck watching them because, well, I never get past first 10 minutes. That has happened with “Strange magic,” “Return to Neverland” and yesterday, “The Return of Jafar“. And perhaps more, but I haven’t kept count.

For the past few days, I have been reading like a mad woman. I’ve finished three books, and then I’m slowing it down because it made me dizzy. So I went about doing other things: postcards and listening to audiobooks. Somehow, I enjoy them so much while I am making art or doing my stitch kit. I’ve also been listening to this fascinating podcast, called “Jules and James“. I love it so much that I wait for every Monday to arrive. More on that later. I promise.

My concern is how I’m unable to stop myself from ridiculing the animated movies. When I started watching “Strange Magic”, I nearly fell over laughing because the movie, of the 20 or 30 minutes that I could endure were 10% dialogues, 90% music. And they were not the good kind.

I began watching The Return of Jafar yesterday, because I had enjoyed Aladdin immensely, and also because the Korean drama that I was watching hadn’t been downloaded fully (so it didn’t play), and I got through all of 5 minutes, tops.

I’m trying to keep an open mind. I know the movies made before The Bug’s Life are ridiculed, but in all honesty, the ones made just before them, like, Mulan, were damn good.

There are other fantastic movies before Strange Magic. Lilo and Stitch, Finding Nemo, Atlantic, Tinker Bell were all movies that I enjoyed. I’d watch them again and I have watched them more than once.

So, I think I am becoming too old for them. I couldn’t even enjoy Turbo without cringing at the thought of the impracticality of the whole thing. This is bad. So bad. I need to watch movies that will awaken the inner child in me. Someone please tell me what I should do!

  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  2. Pinocchio
  3. Fantasia
  4. Dumbo
  5. Bambi
  6. Saludos Amigos
  7. Victory Through Air Power
  8. The Three Caballeros
  9. Make Mine Music
  10. Song of the South
  11. Fun and Fancy Free
  12. Melody Time
  13. The Adventured of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  14. Cinderella
  15. Alice in Wonderland
  16. Peter Pan
  17. Lady and the Tramp
  18. Sleeping Beauty
  19. One Hundred and One Dalmations
  20. The Sword in the Stone
  21. The Jungle Book
  22. The Aristocats
  23. Robin Hood
  24. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  25. The Rescuers
  26. The Fox and the Hound
  27. The Black Cauldron
  28. The Great Mouse Detective
  29. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  30. Oliver and Company
  31. The Little Mermaid
  32. DuckTales the Movie
  33. The Rescuers Down Under
  34. Beauty and the Beast
  35. Aladdin
  36. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  37. The Lion King
  38. A Goofy Movie
  39. Pocahontas
  40. Toy Story
  41. James and the Giant Peach
  42. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  43. Hercules
  44. Mulan
  45. A Bug’s Life
  46. Doug’s 1st Movie
  47. Tarzan
  48. Toy Story 2
  49. Fantasia 2000
  50. The Tigger Movie
  51. Dinosaur
  52. The Emperor’s New Groove
  53. Recess: School’s Out
  54. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  55. Monsters, Inc.
  56. Return to Neverland
  57. Lilo and Stitch
  58. Spirited Away
  59. Treasure Planet
  60. The Jungle Book 2
  61. Piglet’s Big Movie
  62. Finding Nemo
  63. Brother Bear
  64. Teacher’s Pet
  65. Home on the Range
  66. The Incredibles
  67. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
  68. Howl’s moving Castle
  69. Valiant
  70. Chicken Little
  71. Bambi II
  72. The Wild
  73. Cars
  74. Meet the Robinsons
  75. Ratatouille
  76. WALL-E
  77. Tinker Bell
  78. Roadside Romeo
  79. Bolt
  80. Up
  81. Ponyo
  82. Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
  83. A Christmas Carol
  84. The Princess and the Frog
  85. Toy Story 3
  86. Tales from Earthsea
  87. Tangled
  88. Gnomeo and Juliet
  89. Mars Needs Moms
  90. Cars 2
  91. Winnie the Pooh
  92. The Secret World of Arietty
  93. Arjun: the Warrior Prince
  94. Brave
  95. Secret of the Wings
  96. Frankenweenie
  97. Wreck-It Ralph
  98. Monsters University
  99. Planes
  100. Frozen
  101. The Pirate Fairy
  102. The Wind Rises
  103. Planes: Fire and Rescue
  104. Big Hero 6
  105. Strange Magic
  106. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
  107. Inside Out 
  108. The Good Dinosaur
  109. Zootopia
  110. Finding Dory
  111. Moana

41 out of 111! Another 70 to go!


4 thoughts on “Have I become too…old?

  1. Hello, dear friend! I loved this post…and I also love animation! The wonderful thing is that there is a whole lot of animation that is made with double intentions. Maybe one part to bring the kid out in us, and a second to entertain the more adult and forward thinking mind and taste. There are a few I can list that walk this line.

    My favorites are (not in any special order)
    -The Painter (French)
    -Triplets of Belleville (also French)
    -The Fabulous Mr. Fox

    Also, I received your sweet card! I was unable to send an email saying I received it – the email server said it was not an available email address. I so appreciate you, and I am so happy to connect to you here! What a wonderful spirit you have!

    Wishing you a wonderful day, and watch for a snail mail coming your way soon!


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    1. Hello, Melissa!
      I can totally agree when you say it’s made with double intentions. I shall try watching movies from this angle. Maybe then I will enjoy them fully. Perhaps. Fingers crossed.

      Oh, I am so glad you received it! I had a load of fun making it, and I will have more fun writing a more comprehensive, decorated letter to you 🙂

      Thank you so much for all your kind words.

      Have a lovely day!

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      1. Hello dear Pari! So good to hear from you and I am so happy to hear you are watching animated films. We have a few film festivals that are centered around animation and I just love them. Also, it seems like such and international art form, with film makers from around the world. That is a bonus for the cultural connection! 🙂

        Expect a letter to come your way soon!

        Cheers friend,

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