Jab’s Disney Reviews: Aladdin

ALADDIN (1992): Written by: Ron Clements, John Muser, Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Joe Ranft, Daan Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca Rees, David S. Smith, Chris Sanders, Brian Pimental, Patrick A. Ventura & Ed Gombert Ya know, if you wanted... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Gargoyles

One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled.It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear.It was the age of gargoyles.Stone by day, warriors by night, we were betrayed by the humans we had sworn to protect, frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years.Now, here in Manhattan,... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Rescuers Down Under & Oliver and Company

https://photos.smugmug.com/Disney/i-sZHWzL2/0/cbccdade/M/OliverCompany-M.jpg OLIVER AND COMPANY (1988): Written by: Charles Dickens (original story), Vance Gerry, Roger Allers, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Dave Michener, Pete Young & Mike Gabriel This one is odd, comparing it to the rest of the Disney Animated franchise. I mean, "Take a famous story and make them animals" has been done, and "people in... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Little Mermaid

THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989): Written by: Hans Christian Andersen (original story), Roger Allers, Howard Ashman, Ron Clements & John Musker And now we come to the TRUE game-changer at the studio- the movie that started The Disney Renaissance, and helped define a decade. Coming out in the late 1980s after a series of "scratchy outline" movies... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Beauty and The Beast

https://photos.smugmug.com/Disney/i-Ssg7Fpq/0/db12e6ca/XL/7c9535e9a463743b5c1c7626ebd67cd4-d5kliuj-XL.jpg BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991): Written by: Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (original story), Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (adaptation novel that heavily influenced this), Linda Woolverton, Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson, Brian Pimental, Joe Ranft, Kelly Asbury, Chris Sanders, Kevin Harkey, Bruce Woodside, Tom Ellery, Robert Lence & Roger Allers The Disney Animated Canon features some... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Black Cauldron

THE BLACK CAULDRON (1985): Written by: Lloyd Alexander (Original Book Series), Ted Berman, Vance Gerry, Joe Hale, David Jonas, Roy Morita, Richard Rich, Art Stevens, Al Wilson & Peter Young This is a controversial one for many reasons. It basically Disney-fies a semi-popular children's novel (The Chronicles of Prydain, which noted Webcomic author Randy Milholland of Something... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Rescuers

Penny: But if I don't get back to the orphanage... I'll never get adopted.Madame Medusa: Adopted? What makes you think anyone would want a homely little girl like you?Penny: *sheds a single tear* -- Seriously, HOLY SHIT THE RESCUERS (1977): Written by: Margery Sharp (Original Books), Larry Clemmons, Vance Gerry, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Burny Mattinson, Fred Lucky, Dick... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: Robin Hood

ROBIN HOOD (1973): Written by: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen & David Michener Robin Hood came out at a time when Disney's fortunes were a bit on the wane, and so some cost-cutting was required. After deciding to take the classic tale and make all the characters animals (a brilliant... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Disney Reviews: The Jungle Book

https://photos.smugmug.com/Disney/i-rG4tdc8/0/7147fd19/M/JungleBook1-M.jpg Vulture: "The kid's clear, you can let go now."Baloo: "Are you kidding?! There's TEETH on the other end!" THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967): Written by: Rudyard Kipling (original), Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Bill Peet The Jungle Book was the first film released after Walt's death, though he had a big hand in the production of... Continue Reading →

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