Title: Any Disney Fans Here?
Ktrek - December 13, 2007 04:56 AM (GMT)
It's OK if you're not secure enough in your masculinity to admit you like or love Disney movies but I am fully secure and I love Disney! I have been a fan of Disney since a little kid when my brother and I would attend the weekend matinée on Saturdays. My Grandmother loved Disney and on Sunday evenings she would watch Lassie and the Wonderful World of Disney and often us kids were at her house on Sundays. Of course when I was growing up we didn't have videos and when a Disney movie came to the theater it was almost a once in a lifetime treat. We never really thought we would be able to watch these precious films anytime we wanted. I was also one of those kids who hurried home from school everyday just to watch The Mickey Mouse Club. Boy I loved Annette! :wub:
I'm especially a fan of the Disney animation and collect most of the animated releases. I have a complete set on DVD of all 47 animated feature films that have been released. For us collectors Disney has been real kind to us the last seven or eight years and given us "waves" of what are titled The Disney Treasures. These are collections of all their animated shorts and other rare ventures that Disney did from the 1920's to the 1950's. These have just been wonderful! Each DVD is a two disc set and comes in a tin box, similar to movie storage tins like the old reels were packed in, and are numbered and signed. They have released every Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Pluto cartoons, as well as the Silly Symphonies and WWII training films, and three volumes of Donald Duck, which hopefully will be completed next year. No other studio has been so good to their fans imho as Disney has. They don't make a lot of profit off these collectibles. Most are only issued in 50,000 to 100,000 copies and that's it. They will never be re-released in this format again.
Anyway, the latest wave of Disney Treasures was released on Tuesday and every year when these come out it once again makes me appreciate the exposure I had to Disney as a kid. I love to read about Disney and especially love watching Disney films.
So, is anyone else a huge fan? Come out and say so! And if you don't like Disney that's OK because nothing will change the way I feel about Disney.
Duke - December 13, 2007 07:41 AM (GMT)
What movie fan in the world doesn't love Disney??
They are still making some fine animated films too. Disney has more fantastic movies than any other studio on earth. No one can compare to the track record of Disney Studios.
In the words of the great Scrooge, anyone who doesn't love Disney Films should be boiled in their own pudding!
Ktrek - December 14, 2007 07:09 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Duke @ Dec 13 2007, 01:41 AM)|
| What movie fan in the world doesn't love Disney??|
Apparently a LOT! I have found very few people willing to admit they love Disney. Oh they BUY Disney for their kids or grandchildren or whatnot but most adults shy away from coming forward about being a Disney fan. They may acknowledge that certain films like Snow White are "classics" and everyone should see them but yet never claim to be a fan of Disney. For some reason there is a perceived stigma attached to being a Disney fan and I suppose it's because many people view Disney films as being "for kids". However, Disney is more than films fpr kids. They have a great art department that consistently produces quality merchandise and collectibles. The Disney Parks are some of the most fun places in the world to travel to for both kids AND adults. I have never known one adult who came back from Disney World and said they had a bad time! Not one!
Anyway, thanks for posting Duke! Having been a reader of your blog I figured you would respond positively! :yes:
Barbara - December 14, 2007 08:22 PM (GMT)
I'm not really a big fan, but I like "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" and "Beauty and the Beast."
Duke - December 15, 2007 01:22 AM (GMT)
Well Kevin, I've never seen a serious movie buff who didn't love classic Disney. Not a one.
Sleeping Beauty and the others are masterpieces of art and story telling. Each frame hand painted and photographed over tousands of hours, they will never be equaled in cinema.
Just go look for a bad review from a recognized critic or scholar. You won't find any.
Classic Disney is untouchable.
EMB - December 15, 2007 03:34 AM (GMT)
My sister's not a huge fan of Disney, but she did go see BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FWIW....
I know a few folks who aren't Disney fans in particular, but like certain key films. But by and large, most of the folks I've talked to about movies down through the years are Disney fans, if only because, like me, they grew up watching them when they were reissued in the '60s or '70s in theaters.
But as the core Disney catalog is divided between animation and live action, obviously it's the animation that's built the Disney legend, and once you've seen a few, you naturally go into more, which is why so many folks have seen as many of the animateds as they can. I've rarely encountered someone who saw SNOW WHITE and didn't check out FANTASIA, PINOCCHIO, DUMBO, BAMBI, even second-rate stuff like THE JUNGLE BOOK.
And anway, there have to be a lot of Disney fans, because Disney's catalog always sells, and they're having them in and out of print forces you to care...:D