The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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The Muppets were a cultural phenomenon. Having started in the 50’s and continuing on to star in their own 70’s show, The Muppet Show, it wasn’t long before they started appearing in theatrical films.

The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppets Take Manhattan were all somewhat successful in the box office. So, it wasn’t long before Disney became interested in buying the Muppets. Sadly, negotiations broke down with the death of Jim Henson in 1990.

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Nevertheless, Disney still offered to co-produce 2 theatrical films with Jim Henson Productions before officially buying the Muppets in 2004. After the acquisition of the Muppets, Disney would produce two more theatrical Muppets films.

So in total, there are four Disney theatrical Muppets films which I have to review. So if you want to know what I think of The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and Muppets from Space, you won’t find out on this blog.

"MUAHAHAAAA!!!!"

“MUAHAHAAAA!!!!”

The only Muppets films being discussed on this blog will obviously be the ones that Disney produced. Today, we take a look at the first of these films: the 1992 classic, The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been adapted for the cinemas and television multiple times. Because of this, the story of the greedy, miserly cold, Ebenezer Scrooge is widely known and is somewhat a ubiquitous tale, at least in America.

Alistair Sim, Albert Finney, Reginald Owen, George C. Scott, Patrick Stewart, Jim Carrey, Tim Curry, Kelsey Grammer, and Simon Callow among others have all portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge. With all these multiple adaptations of the story and multiple incarnations of Scrooge, everyone has their personal favorites.

This one is my favorite. Don't judge me!

This one is my favorite adaptation of the story. Don’t judge me! (My favorite Scrooge is Alistair Sim, though.)

However, this is the Muppets adaptation of the classic novella with the amazing Michael Caine as Mr. Scrooge, himself. So without further ado, let’s begin the review.

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Guess the Movie I’m Reviewing on October 27th, 2014!

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Hello readers,

I’ve decided to add something new to the blog. As you all know, I post a new review every 2 weeks. So, I was thinking that maybe I should do something for the week in which I don’t post a review. And I came up with an idea.

As you all know, I never tell which movie I’m going to review next. I enjoy the surprise. But what I’m changing is that the week before each review, I’ll post a screenshot from the film that I’ll be reviewing the following week. And you all can make guesses in the comments as to which film you think it is!

So, today we start with a somewhat easy one (at least, in my opinion):

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Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

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Imagine a film filled with paranormal activity,

Uh....no.

Uh….no.

I mean a DISNEY film filled with paranormal activity, two orphans, Dr. Loomis from Halloween, and Ali Hakim from Oklahoma!What type of film can this possibly be? Well, it’s the 1975 film, Escape to Witch Mountain

It’s a film that seems fit to be shown during the Halloween time, although it’s more pleasant than scary. Actually it isn’t scary at all. Let’s take a closer look at this paranormal film that somehow isn’t scary!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Sorry Again!

Sigh…I apologize profusely for not having my review ready for this week! I know that this is the second week that I’ve postponed it. I’ve just been so busy with school in the past week and I had a religious holiday in the past week, so preparing for that as well as celebrating it and recuperating from it were all quite time-consuming.

But, I promise you all that the review will be ready for October 13th!

I’ll actually give the name of the movie I’ll be reviewing as a reward for being patient with me: Escape to Witch Mountain!

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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Making films based on Disney theme park rides and attractions seems like a good idea. Sadly, Disney’s first attempts at doing this didn’t go too well with films such as Mission to Mars, Tower of Terror, and The Country Bears. Then, came the film that changed that losing streak.

"You called, sire?"

“You called, sire?”

After the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Disney decided to make another film based on one of its park rides. And what better ride to choose than The Haunted Mansion? I mean, having a mansion that’s haunted lends itself to so many film possibilities: story-wise, visual-wise, etc.

The Haunted Mansion is actually my FAVORITE ride at the Disney parks, so of course, I was excited for this film when I heard about it. Did it satisfy my fanboy-ness and become an instant classic like Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl? Or is it just a collection of man-made trash that makes me want to be the 1000th ghost in the mansion? Let’s find out!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

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The Apple Dumpling Gang was a film said to be the most successful Disney film of the 1970’s, hence it was only natural that a sequel to it would be made. However, this sequel would not star the main characters, Dusty and Donovan, from the first movie. Instead, it would focus on what many people would consider the runaway hit characters from the first film: the bumbling thieves, Theodore and Amos.

A similar decision was made in the original Pink Panther film series.

A similar decision was made in the original The Pink Panther film series.

So, is this film any good compared to The Apple Dumpling Gang or any good at all, for that matter? Or is this just a shoddy sequel created for the sole purpose of making money? Well, let’s take a look and find out!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

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Just when you thought the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy was finished, Disney pulled a George Lucas and continued the franchise. This time around, there’s no Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Naomie Harris, or most of Jack Sparrow’s pirate crew. This film would be just Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, and a bunch of new characters.

So how does this film fare? Let’s find out!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Happy Anniversary To Me!

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Hello readers! Today is a joyous day for me as it’s been 1 year since I started this blog to review live-action Disney films. I’ve since reviewed 28 films (you can find them via the Index in the top left corner of the page) and enjoyed it passionately. And I look forward to continuing until I’ve seen and reviewed ALL the live-action, theatrically-released Disney films!

I just hope that y’all have been enjoying reading this blog as well. So, I have a couple of questions for y’all:

1) What is your general opinion about this blog and my reviews?

2) What is your favorite review of mine on this blog?

and 3) What is your least favorite review of mine on this blog?

My favorite review is my Saving Mr. Banks review and my least favorite is probably my Prom review as the movie itself was such a bore, thereby making my desire to review it nigh nonexistent.

I’m looking forward to hearing your answers!

The Parent Trap (1961)

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What do you get when you take a German book originally written as a movie scenario inspired by a movie and make a movie of it? You get a film franchise that includes one megahit film, three TV sequels, and a 90’s remake starring Lindsay Lohan.

Let’s take a look at the film that started it all! Here’s The Parent Trap!

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