MONSTERS, INC. (2001)

   

“(Singing) You need to watch this movie or so help me. So help me. So help me.” If you have seen this movie, you will get my joke. If you haven’t, well then get on it so you can be in on the laughter. Seriously, this movie is great. It’s funny, creative and unique…like all the Pixar films. Boo is adorable, Sully is the cuddly monster everyone wants as their best friend and Mike Wazowski is the friend you love but always laugh at when they get hurt or fail. It is such a fun and we know you’ll love it.

PETE’S DRAGON (1977)

   

Oh man. We love this movie. This was one that I watched quite often throughout my childhood. I loved the idea that this boy was being looked after by a quirky, lovable, friendly, silly dragon. And this movie brought us one of the greatest Disney songs, Candle on the Water. If you don’t like Candle on the Water…then why are you even reading this. Get outta here! Seriously that song is awesome and so is this movie. Watch it, listen to it, love it.

PETER PAN (1953)

   

Oh man! This movie is a classic. Who doesn’t want to be whisked away to Neverland? To fight with Captain Hook, see real mermaids, plays games with the Lost Boys and fly with Peter and Tinker Bell. I don’t know how anyone hasn’t seen this movie, but if you haven’t, um…get on that! Come on, Nana! (if you have seen the movie, you will get that) One of the best rides in Fantasyland is based on this movie. You need to know the wonderful magical world of Neverland!

 

MOANA (2017)

   

Disney’s latest movie is about a girl named Moana. She is learning to become chief of her village, but is drawn by the sea and wants to sail beyond her island and explore what’s out there. We loved this movie especially the music. I bought the soundtrack before the credits were finished scrolling. The story is amazing and unique, the humor is funny and the animation is beautiful. Moana is the perfect heroine for anybody to look up to. She is brave, smart, unselfish and stays true to herself. If you haven’t seen the movie, please go and check it out. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

 

THE INCREDIBLES (2004)

   

This is my favorite Pixar movie. Ever since it was first released, I loved the world of The Incredibles. I love that they are a super family and yet have the same issues and situations of a normal family. Mrs. Incredible is boss. Best line in the movie comes from her and should be a life motto to all women: “Leave the saving the world to the men? I don’t think so.” This movie is full of action, suspense, love, laughter and the genius that is the Disney/Pixar combo. Expect the Incredible when you watch The Incredibles.

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FINDING DORY (2016)

   

BABY DORY!!! Baby Dory is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. How do those giant eyes not make her face just dropped down to the sea floor? She is just adorable and so easily distracted, I can’t stand it! The sequel to Finding Nemo is truly great and, in our opinion, just as good. It can also be enjoyed all on it’s own, knowing the Finding Nemo story can add some dimension, but this movie can be enjoyed all on it’s own. The characters you love are back and the new ones we get to meet are fantastic. I want Gerald and Becky to be my best friends. Gerald, you can come sit on my rock.

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FINDING NEMO (2003)

   

In preparation for Finding Dory, it was time for us to watch it’s prequel, Finding Nemo. This movie is so beautiful, funny and creative, as all Pixar films are. Also, like Pixar films, it has some heartbreaking scenes. Oh Nemo’s mom, why? Why didn’t you go back in the anemone?? WHY??? Melissa brought up a good question: Would that fish have known the eggs where down there if the Mom hadn’t led him there? It’s a sad question to ponder and wonder if she had gone in and hid, would that fish just passed them by? But she did what any Mom would do and was trying to protect her kids. On a happier note, the film has great humor and fun characters throughout, like Dory, who gave us a valuable life lesson to just keep swimming.

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CINDERELLA (1950)

   
Perhaps the most classic of all classic Disney movies. Cinderella is magical. The mice friends are wonderful with Gus of course being the best. Oh Gus, you make me so happy. And everyone knows that the dress changing bippidi-boppidi-boo scene is some of the most beautiful animation ever created. I know that I love this movie, but I often forget how great it is until I watch it again. Cinderella often gets a bad rap as a girl who just waited for her prince. Well, let’s look at this shall we: The girls has lost both her parents and is being forced to be a servant in her own home. Being the kind hearted girl she is, and having no where else to go, she toughs it out and finds joy in her miserable life by dreaming and hoping for better things to come. And so one night when she can actually leave and go have some fun at the ball, she does it. Yeah she got some help, but please, she deserves it! She didn’t sit around and wait, she went out and found her happily ever after. Please, if you are having a bad day, let this movie lift your spirits and make you believe once again that dreams can come true.

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THE PRINCESS DIARIES (2001)

   

Who doesn’t love this movie? Nobody, because it is awesome. People who say they don’t like this movie, are liars. They just don’t want to admit that this is their secret shame and they watch it every night. I am onto you, naysayers. Well I say there is no shame in liking it and no need to call it a guilty pleasure. It is wonderful. Embrace it. You can not go wrong with a movie that has Julie Andrews in it…you just can’t. And we all know that Anne Hathaway totally nailed it and this was her first role in a feature film. This is just a good one, so go and watch it.

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THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009)

   

After we got back from a cruise that went out of the New Orleans port, and having spent a couple days there to check out the city, we had to come home and watch “The Princess and the Frog”. That way when we watched the movie we could yell, “I’ve been there”. If you haven’t seen the movie, you have probably deduced by now that it takes place in New Orleans. It was a lot of fun to watch the movie after having just come back from the city. We now knew the buildings and places that the background drawings were based. The animation is so beautiful, the music riveting and the characters are so lovable. I mean, if you don’t like Ray the firefly, I don’t want to know you. Just get outta here…and then watch this movie again because Ray is awesome.

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