Hey guys, just little old me again.
As you all know, I'm still pretty excited about the newest Disney Princess, Tiana, coming out December 11th in The Princess And The Frog. But it also got me thinking...when Princess And The Frog comes out, what happens after that? What other 2D animation movie should Disney be working on after the success of Princess And The Frog? Yes, I do know the next Princess movie coming out is Rapunzel: Unbraided, but THAT will be CG. I'm talking about AFTER her. Will there be another 2D animation? Surely Tiana's success bring back the "Golden Age" of Disney's 2D animation!
Admittedly, over the past recent years, Disney hasn't exactly turned out great classics, with bombs like "Home On The Range" and "Treasure Island", but I still have faith in them.
Hopefully this will bring in a new Golden age.
So after thinking about it, I've come up with some ideas for stories that Disney can do in the upcoming years, and I'd love to know what you all think. Okay, first up...Amaterasu And Susanoo, about a Japanese goddess who is in constrant strive with her conniving brother, Susanoo. With Disney's second Black or "colored" princess (yes, I'll always consider Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire to be the first "colored" princess), I think it would be very good idea to continue to diversify their Disney Princess line. A first start would be to include a Japanese princess, since we already sort of have a Chinese princess through Mulan.
Amaterasu is an amazing goddess with a very interesting story, and you can check out more on her here: [link]
Another story that Disney can animate is one of the epics from India in their Hindu mythology. I think Disney can do very well with a Hindu Indian princess too!
There's plenty of stories they can use, and you can check them out here:[link]
I LOVE India and it's culture! It's just so rich and deep and...spiritual. I'd love to see a story from them one day.
Up next is a story that I hold very dear to my heart. It's The Snow Queen. Ever since I could remember, I loved this story....it's deep meaning, it's characters...everything. Not to mention the Snow Queen really scared me.
Yes, I do know that BBC did a 2005 movie version, and there was a 1957 animated version, but it would be such a thrill to see Disney put their spin on it. I'd definitely be excited for that. For those of you not familiar with the story, you can check it out here:[link]
And last but not least, another story I'd LOVE for Disney to do is Rumplestilskin. Nobody can tell me they've never heard of this heartwarming tale of a mother's love and a father's pride. It's a lovely tale of what can happen if you boast too much. You can check it out here: [link]
And those are my picks. If anyone has any other suggestions on what other stories they can do 2D films on, don't be shy...share them with me!
Okay, now that's over with, I do have a bit of movie reviews!!
I got to see Star Trek, which centers on the younger years of the original cast of the beloved 1960's show of the same name...Star Trek. I have to say, this movie really surprised me. I'm not a very big Star Trek fan (I more follow Star Wars), so I was prepared to be bored to tears, despite my curiosity to see it, and...it didn't. It was very well acted, and the new actors playing the well known characters had the rolls down pat. I enjoyed the new spin on the dashing James T. Kirk, who in his younger years was a trouble-making, womanizing rouge. You would never guess that.
Spock...one of my fave characters, was artfully done and showed that even with all the logic in the world, you must always still have heart and belief...even in the most dire of situations. Uhuru...what could I say, she was the coolest, and I LOVED the actress who played her.
There was a romance in there that I NEVER saw coming, and all I can say is...WHAA HOOO!
You'll have to see it to know what I mean. Sulu really kicked some major butt in the movie, and Scottie...he was as lovable as ever.
In all, pretty amazing movie.
Next up is Terminator: Salvation. Now it's been quite a while since I've seen the other Terminator movies, so I don't know if I can say if this was better or worse than the others, but...it was certainly interesting. It started off pretty strong..perhaps a little TOO strong. It was kind of hard to follow, but as the movie went along, you kind of got it. The new John Conner...I can he was a lot more hard core than in previous movies, which I can understand in the world he lives in years in the future. I was glad that there wasn't too much cut and editing, and the scenes were pretty much smooth and ongoing. Not too much graphics either, which made it more relatable. You really had a sense of desperation from the characters, and you see what toll the war has on everyone. I enjoyed it..but I'm not sure if it was better than the first ones. Of course, there's a AWESOME cameo there that if you use your imagination, you'll know who it is.
That's about it for now. I'll definitely be back with more reviews and movie previews. And if you're keeping up with The Princess And The Frog, the official website has been updated. Check it out:[link]
There isn't much up now, but I'm sure there will be over time. Thanks for stopping by folks, and as always, please drop by the gallery and let me know what you think of everything.