KIM POSSIBLE: SO THE DRAMA (2005)

If you are a fan of the Kim Possible series that was once on Disney Channel, then we are sure you will like this movie (and the other one). We remember the show but didn’t watch it regularly. That said, we found the movie fairly entertaining. Kim Possible is a girl who can kick butt and her friend Ron is the classic, friend-zoned, comic relief sidekick. We enjoyed it more than we thought we would.

FUN AND FANCY FREE (1947)

This Disney film is comprised of two short films. The first being “Bongo”. A story about a circus bear that escapes, to make his dream of living in the wilderness a reality. He struggles with the change, but soon finds love and his place in the woods. Neither one of us had seen or at least remembered seeing this short. And we are fine with that fact. It felt long and we got bored. Also, we don’t know why bears have to totally smack each other in the face when they love each other? What is that about? The second short is “Jack and the Beanstalk” starring Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. This is a fun short and we like it, but the intro to the cartoon is weird. It starts with this man and his ventriloquist dummies with one little girl at a party. I find it weird that the only humans at this party are an adult man and a little girl. I get that the dummies are supposed to be real, but just add at least one other child. Or just show the short and get rid of that boring, awkward scene altogether. I recommend this movie purely for the “Jack and the Beanstalk” short. That is a classic that all need to see at least once.

THE JUNGLE BOOK: MOWGLI’S STORY (1998)

The story of the man cub from the point of view of Mowgli. The movie is pretty cheesy and kinda boring. The kids may enjoy this, but I think there are better options out there that tell the “Jungle Book” story and are also made by Disney. One question I have is why was Mowgli so confused about man? In this movie, he looks like he is 5 or 6 years old when he is separated from his family and village. I feel that is old enough to remember that you are human. Whatever. So like I said, if you want to watch “The Jungle Book”, pick Disney’s animated classic or the new live action remake. They are both more fun and interesting than this one.

THE BLACK HOLE (1979)

Oh my stars. This movie is boring! The story was boring, the characters were boring and their weird robot friend was boring. It doesn’t get the lowest rating of 1 because it at least had us interested enough to try and figure out what was happening and how it would end. I am not sure if they were trying to ride the “Star Wars” popularity train, but they failed miserably. No one needs to watch this.

POOH’S HEFFALUMP MOVIE (2005)

Ok, this movie was actually a pleasant surprise. We went into it thinking we were in for a boring, cheesy little number. But actually, it was fun. We laughed quite a bit. The young Heffalump character, Lumpy, was funny and pretty cute. I think this is one that the kids will like and the parents will too or at least be able to endure. Check it out.

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (1963)

Have you ever seen “Homeward Bound”? Well, that was a remake of this movie. It wasn’t too bad. There were a lot of similarities to the remake that we enjoy. The animals are fun to watch as they go on their adventure across the wilderness to find their family. The main difference with this one is instead of the animals having their own voices, there is a narrator the entire time to tell us what the animals are thinking and feeling. That got a bit boring. We like the animals having their own voices. But it was the style of Disney at the time. Overall, this movie was okay for a one time watch, but we recommend the remake from the 90s if you want to watch this story.

TOY STORY 2 (1999)

Toy Story 2 is the sequel of all sequels. No sequel in the history of film is as great as this sequel is. Did I say sequel enough? The toys are back where they make new friends and have a grand new adventure. This time they are faced with the challenge of getting Woody back from a thieving, toy store owning, vintage toy collecting man. This movie has all the good stuff. Great story, humor, wonderful characters, will give you the feels and make you reconsider giving away your childhood toys. Definitely, a must-see for everyone.

THE ARISTOCATS (1970)

This movie is pretty fun. I always loved it as a kid. Toulouse and his tough guy attitude was always my favorite kitten, but dude, no paint on the piano! And those guard dogs are hilarious. But I think the butler was stupid in his plan to get rid of the cats, in order to get the old lady’s money when she kicks the bucket. I mean, the cats are still going to need a caretaker, so he would still benefit from the money. And who is to say the old lady wouldn’t get new cats to give the money to eventually. Silly butler. While it isn’t one of our top Disney animated classics, it is a good one to watch and the kids will like it.