Published by B-HOP in the blog Nerd With An Afro.
To be fair, there has been some debate on when the Second Dark Age of Disney started and ended. Some say it started with Home on the Range, others say it started as early as Pocahontas. IMO, Fantasia 2000, which many consider was made right during the middle of the Second Dark Age, was actually pretty great, though some may disagree. Out of curiosity, are you also considering reviewing Disney's live-action TV movies from this era (High School Musical, for example) or the direct-to-video sequels? I know that you haven't done them so far, only focusing on their animated canon, so I can't necessarily blame you.
I haven't actually seen either The Rescuers or The Rescuers Down Under. I'll have to check them out.
I remember The Lion King being good the last time I saw it, and I also remember Mulan's musical numbers being really catchy. Still can't fathom why they'd remake those movies.
Honestly, I was never a fan of Pocahontas. I found it to be racially insensitive and oversimplifying those real historical events. The Hunchback of Notre Dame... was always a bit of a mess to me. It had sort of a darker feel that I liked for a lot of it, but then it would go into comedic silliness with those gargoyles. That change of tone made it hard for me to take seriously. (Come on, if I wanted gargoyles from Disney, I'd just watch the show Gargoyles; that show was badass!)
Can't wait for your next list!
I'm only reviewing Disney's animated canon, so no straight-to-video sequels or TV movies.
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