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Thursday, 15 August 2013

5 Movies Disney Should Make

Hey guys, so this a short list of movies we'd like to see made by Disney to join the Disney classics collection. Just so you get my idea of thinking, I'm picturing these films as good old fashioned 2D hand drawn animations with a nice collection of musical numbers! So off we go!

With literally thousands of fairy-tales to choose from, Disney needs to make another fairytale classic. I mean, they can literally choose from ANY of them. So it would be good to see them run through all of them and find the most unique and different fairytale and give it the Disney treatment.

Mickey is Disney. In the same way that Mario is Nintendo and Bug's Bunny is Looney Toons. But of late Mickey has been, well, reduced to rubbish. The once great and amazing Mickey Mouse cartoons have been turned into some lame CGI crapfest. I want Disney to produce a big (made for mainstream release) Mickey Mouse movie with an original story and bringing back into the hearts of millions Pluto, Donald, Goofy, Pete, and all the characters you've probably forgotten existed. Do kids these days even know who Clarabelle Cow is?

 Having done an amazing job with Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, I would love to see what they could do with his Caspak series, starting with 'The Land That Time Forgot'. It's the perfect combination, Disney, Dinosaurs and The Lost World literary genre. If not, we could always go to the mother of the genre Robert Louis Stevensons' 'The Lost World' adapted numerous times into a variety of film (None coming anywhere close to the level of BBC's version) it would be interesting to see Disney to this gem of a story. I know it's a bit dark, but hey, have you ever heard the original story of Hercules Or The Little Mermaid? And I know Pixar has 'The Good Dinosaur' coming out. But the truth of the matter is, there's never enough Dinosaurs.

Everyone knows about the Lewis and Clark expedition and their journey with Sacagawea, if you don't there's a high likelihood you either didn't go to school, or have never watched The Simpsons. This suggestion was originally going to be Johnny Appleseed, until after a bit of research I found out Disney had already done a version of that. Lewis and Clarke could be Disney's New-Age version to Pocahontas, only they're wouldn't have to alter history so much and they could add all sorts of fun and quirky adventures as they traveled across America. Preferably sticking at least a bit true to history with Meriwether Lewis not being particularly fond of Sacagawea. Music of their travels could be fun, historically enlightening and introduce a whole new generation to Disney.

#1 Yowie
Now, as an Australian who grew up on Disney I have always wanted to see a Disney movie tackle Australia, and why not? They've done England, France, Africa, India? Yes I know you could say 'What about Finding Nemo?' and although a good film, I want a classic Disney film. And what better to do it about than the Yowie? Now you might be asking, 'what the heck is a Yowie'? Well, it's pretty much Australia version of big foot but originating in Aboriginal Mythology. Most Australian's have heard of Yowie from the Cadbury brand of chocolate. Now you could make the story an environmentally cautious one, but that seems to be the go with everything these days. A better (although equally cliche) story would be about a misunderstood creature finding it's place in the world and excepting itself for what it is along with cute Australian friends. Who doesn't want to see a Disney Platypus? I dunno about everyone else, but I like it when there's a bit of cultural research put in a film, little things you don't notice. The movie could be based in the Speewah, and I could only imagine the sheer joy of Alan Menken written musical numbers, and a song sung by John Butler.

If you have any of your own ideas for Disney movies you'd like to see, feel free to comment them in the comment section below, or if you have any comments of my own list feel free to share them too! 
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