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 Roger Ebert's Review of Walt Disney's "The Lion King" (1994)
Roger Ebert's Review of Walt Disney's "The Lion King" (1994)
Roger Ebert: ***½ (3 and a half Stars)

My generation grew up mourning the death of Bambi's mother. Now comes "The Lion King," with the death of Mufasa, the father of the lion cub who will someday be king. The Disney animators know that cute little cartoon characters are not sufficient to manufacture dreams. There have to be dark corners, frightening moments, and ancient archetypes like the crime of regicide. "The Lion King," which is a superbly drawn animated feature, is surprisingly solemn in its subject matter, and may even be too intense for very young children.

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 Prince Phillip and his horse Samson
Prince Phillip and his horse Samson
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Character beschrijving of Prince Phillip and Samson from "Sleeping Beauty" (1959)

The handsome Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was nothing meer than a cipher - it was not thought necessary even to name him. Prince Charming in Cinderella was meer than just a plot device, but nevertheless still had only a minor part. For the third in their trio of great fairy stories, however, Disney gave the handsome Prince a far meatier role, and consequently his character had to be portrayed in meer detail....
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The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Character beschrijving of Flotsam and Jetsam from "The Little Mermaid" (1989)

Ursula's two hench-eels are certainly villainous-looking creatures: seen head-on they resemble not so much eels as gnarled old alligators, with their skewed eyes, crumpled-looking jaws and haphazard teeth. Their eyes glow luminously in the dark - indeed, they do meer than that, for Ursula, gazing into a large air bubble that looks astonishingly like a crystal ball, is able to look through those eyes in order to spy on distant...
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 Walt Disney's 32nd Animated Feature, The Lion King (1994)
Walt Disney's 32nd Animated Feature, The Lion King (1994)
Hello again, my fellow Disney fans :)

This artikel is similar to the one I did a while back with The Little Mermaid, but this one will be about The Lion King. Now, The Lion King, for me, is also one of my top, boven favoriete Disney Classics. I think it has really gorgeous animation, both character animatie and also the backgrounds/locations. The way the animators brought all these animals to life is just astonishing!
Like I wrote in the piece for Mermaid, I think it's funny to watch certain scenes in slow motion. That way u get meer of out the animation. u can see where the animators have animated...
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 Tough, crass and jaded, Ursula is trying to find a way to get back from King Triton the power that once was hers.
Tough, crass and jaded, Ursula is trying to find a way to get back from King Triton the power that once was hers.
While the animatie department was busily trying to complete Oliver & Company door the imminent deadline, Ron Clements and John Musker, the two directors of The Great muis Detective were working on an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story "The Little Mermaid." There had been astounding growth in every branch of the department from computer-generated afbeeldingen to the finest character animation. There was also a villain in this new picture that would take her place alongside the greatest villains the studio had ever created. In the enquêtes that showed Cruella De Vil as the most...
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posted by fabgirl12
Today I am Google searching the new Disney movie "Moana" to see what it is about.
The first result is the trailer, and it features a credit for songs, which makes me exited because Disney hasn't made an animated musical since Frozen. However, the trailer doesn't tell us about Moana herself. But this volgende result explains why!
This news story is a brief history of Disney keeping princesses out of trailers. It is marketing strategy to make the whole family see the movie. But we should continue discussing the movie.
The volgende result does not tell us much, so on the volgende result we found three summaries...
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The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Character beschrijving of Maid Marian from "Robin Hood" (1973)

Maid Marian, niece to King Richard, plays a very small role in the movie, and after she and Robin have plighted their troth she seems to be largely forgotten about. Her function is essentially to provide a motive for Robin to attend the archery tournament and thereby set things up for one of the movie's major sequences. What is intriguing, however, is that the animators have succeded in making a feeks, "vixen" have the screen presence of an attractive woman. In part this must be due to her voice, supplied door Monica Evans, but this cannot be a total explanation. One must simply applaud the skill of the Disney animators.
 The evil vizier, Jafar.
The evil vizier, Jafar.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Jafar from "Aladdin" (1993)

The evil vizier is represented as a caricature villain - he has a long thin face, a curly black wisp of beard, two great spikes of something sticking out from shoulders of his customary garb, an unpleasant habit of hypnotizing people, a sinister voice, and very much more. However, the exaggeration works: the characterization is such that we early become fully aware of his evil, and we cheer when he gets his deserved comeuppance. Much...
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 The Fairy Godmother
The Fairy Godmother
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of The Fairy Godmother from "Cinderella" (1950)

The absentminded Fairy Godmother - she even mislays her magic wand from time to time - was not universally approved: some critics found her too saccharine. Thomas A. Nelson, who has written one of the best globaal, algemene critiques of the movie and its characters, remarks that her "jovial and absent-minded good nature comes off as a bit too sticky, that extra helping of the cute and charming which irratates rather than entertains"....
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The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Character beschrijving of Simba from "The Lion King" (1994)

The story of Simba is the story of the movie: Born to kingship, he is tricked into abandoning it and then deliberately turns his back on it until persuaded door others to assume his responsibilities. Stripped down like that, the story seems a very simple one, but that is not the real story. The real story is of the transformation of Simba's character through several pronouncedly different stages.
As a baby and then a cub he is what Bill Cotter...
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 Jodi Benson.
Jodi Benson.
It's often been zei that good things come to those who wait. But no one knows that axiom better than voice actor Jodi Benson. Who had to wait a full jaar after handing in her The Little Mermaid audition tape before Jodi then learned that she had won the role of a lifetime.

"Back in the Fall of 1986, I was appearing in Smile, a Broadway musical that Howard Ashman had written with Marvin Hamlisch. gegeven that Howard and Marvin were such huge talents, everyone thought that this toon would run forever. But that isn't what happened with Smile. It closed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre after just 48...
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 Walt Disney's 28th Animated Feature, The Little Mermaid (1989)
Walt Disney's 28th Animated Feature, The Little Mermaid (1989)
Hello fellow Disney Fans.

Now, as u all know, I love Disney Animation. I love to watch the movies, hear the songs and look at the characters. But one thing I really love is watching the animatie in slow motion. It gives a great insight to how much work the animators puts into their work. It's facinating to me to watch a scene of a sequence in slow motion, as then I get meer details the volgende time I see the movies.
Now, u all know how much I LOVE The Little Mermaid. My favoriete movie of all-time. Ever since I discovered to to make gifs, I have made many gifs from various Disney Classics, but...
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Hello, fellow WDC club people! This is an appreciation post for some of my personal favourite characters from various Disney animated movies. The characters in this artikel will be listed in alphabetical order, and they are all the ones whose Fanpop spots I've joined... so far! Of course, there are plenty of other Disney characters I adore too, but I guess I had to draw the line somewhere.

I might kom bij some meer fanclubs for Disney characters eventually, but when I do I probably won't bother to update this article. Not after I spent ages carefully organising the little graphics so that the colours...
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 The Sultan, ruler of Agrabah.
The Sultan, ruler of Agrabah.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of The Sultan from "Aladdin" (1992)

Portly and chubby-faced, with a large turban and a small stature, the Sultan hardly conforms to one's image of the average despot, yet he is a despot toward his daughter: confined within the palace walls, she must choose a suitor of noble blood door the time she is sixteen, because that is the law. It does not occur to the Sultan until very late in the movie that, although he did not originate the law, it is within his power to change...
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 PrueFever aka Jørgen with his idol, Prue Halliwell aka Shannen Doherty.
PrueFever aka Jørgen with his idol, Prue Halliwell aka Shannen Doherty.
Life has never been easy for PrueFever aka Jørgen Jørgensen (J.J. for short). When his mom started drinking alcohol a few weeks after his birth, his father did the same thing a couple of years later, which led to Social Service removing him and his sisters from home pagina and placed them in different Foster Homes in Denmark. Then in 1997 J.J. was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, although on the mild end of the ASD spectrum. Then in 2007 his mother died and in 2008 his father was killed. And yet, when Fanpop met up with him in Planet Hollywood in London, it was a fresh, smiling young man we met....
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 Max, Prince Eric's good-natured old dog.
Max, Prince Eric's good-natured old dog.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Character beschrijving of Max from "The Little Mermaid" (1989)

Max is Eric's big, shaggy, ebullient, flobby-eared Old English Sheepdog; as a member of that species he obviously bears quite a strong physical resemblance to the Colonel in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, but Max has no pretensions to military competence: he is everybody's fun-loving, bouncy darling.
Well, not everybody's. He alone of the land-based characters immediately recognizes Vanessa as a wrong'un, and snarls at her as ferociously as his roly-poly appearance will permit. Naturally - having adored Ariel on sight - he joins in soon afterwards with the efforts of the marine animals to disrupt the marriage ceremony.
 Max in a happy moment.
Max in a happy moment.
 Max dosen't like Vanessa.
Max dosen't like Vanessa.
 But he loves Ariel!
But he loves Ariel!
 The hero of the movie, Aladdin.
The hero of the movie, Aladdin.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Prince Aladdin from "Aladdin" (1992)

As is very often the case in the Disney animated features, the story of Aladdin as a character is that of growth from selfunderestimation to the realization that the individual has worth and can achieve a particular aim, which is generally living happily ever after with the mate of his choice. The different here is that Aladdin tries to cheat - he makes the Genie turn him into a prince so that he can woo Jasmine, and it is...
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 Shanti, the human girl.
Shanti, the human girl.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Shanti, The Girl from "The Jungle Book" (1967)

The little lass with a red spot on her forehead who comes down from the manvillage to captivate Mowgli is full of eastern promise. Although it will be a decade of so before the promise turns into anything else, she nevertheless enchants Mowgli as she fetches water from the river and sings the song "My Own Home", yet another fine piece of work from the Sherman Brothers.
She has little door way of character except her basic allure, which weaves a meer powerful spell upon Mowgli than even Kaa's hypnotic attempts. Baloo advises the boy when he sees a female human for the first time: "Forget about those - they ain't nothin' but trouble!"
Mowgli, though youthful, has meer sense.
 Mowgli did not want to become part of humanity... Until, that is, he saw the Girl.
Mowgli did not want to become part of humanity... Until, that is, he saw the Girl.
The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Walt Disney Character beschrijving of Djali from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1996)

Esmeralda's pet goat possesses human intelligence and a fierce loyalty to his owner. When she is persecuted door the two guards in the early straat sequence, it is Djali - before Phoebus intervenes - who initially almost sees them off, butting them with determined ferocity, even though he is a very small goat. He helps in other ways, most notably door assisting her in her oft-used disguise as a cowled male figure - he...
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The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey muis to Hercules by
John Grant

Character beschrijving of The Blue Fairy from "Pinocchio" (1940)

The Force of good might seem to be underrepresented in the movie when compared with the force of evil, incarnate in John Worthington Foulfellow, The Coachman, Stromboli, Lampwick... On the side of good are only Gepetto (a fairly passive ally), Jiminy Cricket, the Blue Fairy and eventually towards the end, the late-discovered integrity of Pinocchio himself. Yet good, of course, eventually triumphs (although, as noted, it does not destroy...
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