The AristoCats (1970)

The Aristocrats worked on some levels and didn’t on a few others. Duchess and her kittens are really lovable characters, while O’Malley steals the show. Their struggle to survive and get home was entertaining from a cat’s perspective, but when they start singing, I just wasn’t feeling these songs. I think the ending is very fitting for a Disney feature film, and will put a smile on your face if the adventure to get there didn’t. I’m kinda down the middle on this one because now that I’ve seen it, I don’t have much interest to see it again.

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

I’ve never seen The Sword in the Stone and I didn’t even know who Merlin was. I love the legend of King Arthur, but I just couldn’t get into this animated introduction into such an iconic tale. It seems harsh to hate on a Disney movie, yet this entire tale was absolutely silly. I was not on board with the various stories and creatures, which was a mockery for a future king. A little boy doesn’t turn into a man and a leader by living out different fantasy dreams at the wave of a wand.

101 Dalmatians (1961)

I loved this movie as a kid and watching it again for the first time in ages brought back some great memories. There is so much to love about one of Disney’s all-time great masterpieces. So many cute and funny characters bring this story to life, which happens to feature the cruelest villain ever written, Cruella de Vil. What could also be considered the greatest poster film for animal cruelty, Disney really showcases how important animals are by having the majority of the story told from their perspective. If you haven’t seen this film in a long time, I’d highly recommend you find some time because it is indeed a classic.

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Sleeping Beauty is one of the greatest fairy tales of all-time. It has been told from various view points throughout the decades, but every one of those versions can be compared to this Disney classic. I was not a huge fan of the fairies, even though these three loveable women are the best part for some people. I guess I’ve been exposed to many different versions of Maleficent that this animated version was a little over the top for my liking. Disney may not hit one out of the park with every story, but they do a magnificent job putting pencil to paper and bringing it to life.

Cinderella (1950)

Out of all the classic Disney movies my girlfriend has made watch again for the first time in a long time, Cinderella is by fair my favourite. This animated film is just beautiful from start to finish, with elegant custome designs and wonderful characters. We all know the story of the girl hidden away from the world who wins over the prince, so there really isn’t much to tell here. Fate works in mysterious ways and this story could have played out an entirely different way, but where is the happy ending in that?

Bambi (1942)

Out of all the Disney Classics, Bambi is the one VHS tape I wore out by watching again and again. Revisiting this cute coming of age tale about a baby deer and his friends, doesn’t quite feel the same as it did over twenty years ago. I realized the story has a lot of missing parts to be the perfect movie, yet has just the right amount of charm to cover up any and all flaws. Kids and adults will chuckle a lot as some of our most favourite animals grow up before our years, while suffering through the harsh realities of living in nature.

Dumbo (1941)

I haven’t seen Dumbo since I was a kid, so I vaguely remember a movie I found out I disliked a lot. It is not because this is a classic, that it is extremely cute, or beautifully animated, I disliked this movie because the part we all know Dumbo is famous for is at the very end! The whole movie is build up to the part where an elephant can fly and then the credits roll. Like come on, this story could have been a little bit longer and a tad bit more enjoyable. I wanted to give it a lower rating but don’t want to get massacred by all of you.

Pinocchio (1940)

I have never seen Pinocchio. With the exception of being beautifully animated, I totally wasn’t feeling this story. Pinocchio has to be the dumbest kid ever assemble and even though I fully understand he had many life lessons to learn, it took forever for everything to click. Most of the Disney classics are fairy tales, yet Pinocchio takes imagination/fantasy to a whole new level. So much of this story is unrealistic, that I couldn’t help but be pushed away from caring about the outcome. I don’t like to hate on some classic/iconic/beloved movies, but Pinocchio was the type of movie that couldn’t keep my attention.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Snow White may be the original Disney princess and the first feature film from the animation icon, but really this film failed to live up to my expectations in 2017. A whopping 80 years have gone by since this masterpiece was released, and the only aspect I admired was how the beautiful animation has stood the test of time. This short story focused on the wrong parts, which I felt lacked the emotional punch I would have expected from such a classic tale. Moments itched into our hearts and minds are the only parts most people will remember, which overshadow the fact there is literally nothing to this story.

Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)

The ultimate cheer leading franchise started with a bang, followed it with a face plant, and sorta redeemed itself with an adventurous act in part three. True friends will accept you no matter what, while your enemies will try every trick to bring you down. Bring It On All or Nothing brings two rather known actresses to the competition which means more people were probably interested in this movie then the previous one. Sadly all these movies blend together because you already know there will be lots of dance music, lots of moves, and lots of cheerleader clichés.