Jab’s Disney Reviews: Lilo & Stitch

LILO & STITCH (2002):Written by: Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois -This is a funny one, as it’s an original story, and has a completely unique art style (that of a long-time Disney Animator Chris Sanders, who always drew his stuff that way- one wonders if the others got annoyed at always having to shift his stuff into the “Mainline” Disney style). I have to agree with … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Lilo & Stitch

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Fantasia 2000 & Dinosaur

So today’s a double-whammy… mostly because I haven’t actually watched these, lol. I have Disney+ and yet I never set aside the time to complete the Disney Animated Canon! So have some notes about them instead! FANTASIA 2000 (2000):Written by: N/A -A largely forgotten part of the canon, it was released the same year as Dinosaur, and was an obvious sequel to Fantasia. Since the original was supposed … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Fantasia 2000 & Dinosaur

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Brother Bear

BROTHER BEAR (2003):Written by: Tab Murphy, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, Steve Bencich & Ron J. Friedman -I figured “what the hell?” and rented this one- it’s one of the latter-day Disney films, and didn’t do to well or get very well-received, but it’s… okay. Ish. It basically has some cool set pieces and one VERY awesome transformation sequence that reminds you how mind-blowing this studio is, but … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Brother Bear

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Home on the Range, Chicken Little & Meet the Robinsons

So we’ve once again hit a point where I wasn’t watching much Disney (I was away at college and mostly renting older stuff at this point). And most of these reviewed HORRIBLY, so I made no attempt to go see them. HOME ON THE RANGE (2004):Written by: Will Finn, John Sanford, Michael LaBash, Sam Levine, Mark Kennedy & Robert Lence -One of the most forgotten Disney … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Home on the Range, Chicken Little & Meet the Robinsons

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Treasure Planet

TREASURE PLANET (2002):Written by: Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards, Ted Elliot & Terry Rossio The backstory to the making of this movie is more interesting to me than the actual film itself, which is totally forgettable. Clements & Musker, two A-level directors responsible for The Little Mermaid, basically begged the studio for 12 years to make this, being rejected every time. Again and again, they were … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Treasure Planet

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Brother Bear & Home On The Range

BROTHER BEAR (2003):Written by: Tab Murphy, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, Steve Bencich & Ron J. Friedman -I figured “what the hell?” and rented this one- it’s one of the latter-day Disney films, and didn’t do to well or get very well-received, but it’s… okay. Ish. It basically has some cool set pieces and one VERY awesome transformation sequence that reminds you how mind-blowing this studio is, but … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Brother Bear & Home On The Range

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Chicken Little & Meet The Robinsons & Bolt

Okay, it’s another pair of “Disney movies Jab hasn’t actually seen”, so this will serve the purpose more of documenting the strange early days of Disney’s CGI animation attempts.  CHICKEN LITTLE (2005):Written by: Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, Ron Anderson, Mark Dindal (director) & Mark Kennedy -One of the most universally-reviled Animated Canon pictures of all time, this one was named after a propaganda cartoon made … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Chicken Little & Meet The Robinsons & Bolt

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Mulan (animated)

MULAN (1998): Written by: Robert D. San Souci, Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Rymond Singer, Eugenia Bostwick Singer, Dean DeBlois, John Sanford, Tim Hodge, Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Ed Gombert & Chris Williams Mulan is one of the last movies of the Disney Renaissance, and is rather more popular than many of the “Late Renaissance” movies- it’s definitely done better and been considered better than Hunchback, Pocahontas and Hercules, in … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Mulan (animated)

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Hercules

HERCULES (1997) Written by: Ron Clements, John Musker & Barry Johnson Ahhhhh HERCULES. This one’s a funny one for me, because at the time I HATED IT, largely due to the bastardization of Greek Mythology (it’s easier to define what they got RIGHT than what they got WRONG, and basically it’s that Hercules was the son of Zeus, killed some of the same monsters, hooked up with … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: Hercules

Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1 THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1996): Written by: Victor Hugo (original novel), Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Jonathan Roberts This one’s a bit funny, because it was kind of forgotten as a disappointment when it first came out, and Disney isn’t really crazy about it. Coming on the heels of the crappy Pocahontas didn’t help, as people were already “WELP THAT’S THE END OF … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Jab’s Disney Reviews: An Extremely Goofy Movie

AN EXTREMELY GOOFY MOVIE (2000): Written by: Scott Gorden This movie’s an odd fit- it’s basically a sequel to A Goofy Movie, and uses the same general “Father & Son Have An Argument Then An Understanding” plotline, but involves the then-trendy X-Games as an overall theme, ISN’T a musical, and it’s missing one of the major characters of the first film. Max, P.J. & Bobby (playing a … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: An Extremely Goofy Movie

MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Hawkeye

We’re on our last entry. 2021 was a great ride in terms of the first batch of MCU shows on Disney+. Just before Christmas, we were given the appropriately holiday-themed show, Hawkeye. This was the show I was most looking forward to. First of all, the show was supposed to be following the Matt Fraction/David Aja Hawkeye series and while I hadn’t read it, I … Continue reading MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Hawkeye

MCU Disney+ Year In Review – What If…?

As a young lad, there were comics I would buy on a regular basis and comics I would get on a whim or if something caught my eye. The one comic I would get on a semi-regular basis was What If. As the name implies, it presented familiar comic stories and explored the possibility of things turning out in a completely different way. Often, it … Continue reading MCU Disney+ Year In Review – What If…?

Jab’s Disney Reviews: A Goofy Movie (Character Retrospective)

Since my review of “A Goofy Movie” was getting a little long last week, I decided to split it up into two. Today’s article just deals with the characters in the movie. Again, you haven’t read my thoughts on the actual movie, I urge you to check out that previous entry! GOOFY Goofy (the last name is implied to be Goofey on the intergenerational map, but … Continue reading Jab’s Disney Reviews: A Goofy Movie (Character Retrospective)

MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Loki

When Disney+ announced they would have MCU series on their platform, they did so by revealing the first three shows: Wandavision, Falcon & Winter Soldier, and Loki. They released a teaser shortly after that. If you notice, the only thing they had for Loki was a logo and a short clip with him looking into the camera and saying “I’m gonna burn this place to … Continue reading MCU Disney+ Year In Review – Loki