Category Archives: TV

Song of the South movie review

For all of you who are as big a Disney fan as me, you know Song of the South is banned. I had the luck of finding it on YouTube, and put it on Apple TV. This movie was banned for racism, as it is set on a plantation in the post-Civil War period of America. (This movie is the basis for the Splash Mountain attraction.) First of sotsall, if you are expecting a cartoon about Brer Rabbit and all the other Brer critters (which are seen in Splash Mountain), you’ll be disappointed. Know before watching this movie that it is in fact, about a young boy visiting his rich Grandmothers plantation. On the way, his dad (who grew up there) tells him about Uncle Remus and his tales of Brer Rabbit. Once they arrive, the father immediately leaves for Atlanta (it is implied the mother and father are having marital problems.) Later that night the boy runs away and meets Uncle Remus. That night Uncle Remus then tells him the first tale of Brer Rabbit. He goes on to tell him two more tales throughout the movie, and they all help the boy out in some way or another. The mother eventually gets mad at Uncle Remus and tells him to stop telling the boy stories. (There is no coherent explanation for this, but Uncle Remus says he won’t tell any more stories.) Later, he tells one last story, which yet again helps the boy out, and also stops a little girl from crying. The mom goes gets very upset and tells Uncle Remus to leave the boy alone. Uncle Remus leaves the plantation and it seems the movie will end on a sad note. (I won’t give the ending away completely in case you decide to watch it.) The movie ends up with a great ending and Uncle Remus ends up being the hero. It’s a good story; it’s a shame that the setting makes it offensive to some people. Roly


Roly’s Thoughts on “The Three Caballeros” Movie

The Three Caballeros movie review-A teenager’s comedic take on this movie

Hello. Today you will find out a little something about me. I HATE THIS MOVIE. This is by far, my least favorite of the 54 full-length animated Disney movies!!! Even worse than Disney’s Atlantis (By far the worst of the 54).

Shoot em Panchito!
Shoot em Panchito!

For all of you who love the ride, Grand Fiesta Tour staring the Three Caballeros in the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase and are wondering about the connection to the movie by the same name, The Three Caballeros is the second part. Saludos Amigos is the first part, and I will cover that later. First of all, unless you are determined to watch it, DON’T!! That is my opinion. You could check it out and see what you think, but juts be prepared. (Warning: movie may cause headaches, nausea, diarrhea, suicidal thoughts or actions, anger, violent tendencies, hair-pulling, or hostility to everyone. Consult your doctor before watching this movie.)This movie, like many of the weaker Disney movies of this time (Fantasia, Make Mine music, Saludos Amigos, etc.) is separated into segments, connected by a storyline (albeit a weak one) unlike Fantasia. The movie starts off with Donald getting several presents, each one with a short story to go with it. The first one is the only enjoyable part of the movie in my opinion. Donald receives a movie in this one. It is voiced by Sterling Hollaway, (Winnie the Pooh, Cheshire Cat, Mr. Stork) and follows a cold- blooded penguin, who longs to get away from the south pole and onto a sunny island somewhere far away. I won’t give away how this ends but you can probably guess. The next one is a story about a

This just in, Jose Carioca died of lung cancer, SHOCKER.
This just in, Jose Carioca died of lung cancer, SHOCKER.

boy with a flying donkey, much like dumbo, and could be found entertaining by some… but not me (just watch Dumbo, it’s much better.) The last of the three is where it gets ridiculously boring. Jose Carioca returns to Donald in the last present, a pop-up book. Jose croons a horrible song about the town of Baia, which seems to go on for an eternity. They eventually fall for a woman; (yes, a human woman), and the theme of the ENTIRE rest of the movie begins.

Just give it up Donald, your a duck.
Just give it up Donald, your a duck.

I will not go much into much of the rest of the movie, as I have already given it more time than it deserves, but I will elaborate on what I said about the theme of the movie. First though, let me give some good news. You are through almost a third of the movie by now. The hair pulling and other side effects may begin, as I am sure the rest of the warnings are far behind you (except maybe nausea and vomiting.) The “theme” is arguably a tour of Mexico, with the third Caballero, Panchito. But no… THIS is not the REAL theme. The true theme is Donald trying to kiss, stare at, make out with, kidnap or.. ok i’m getting ahead of myself. Maybe i’m looking into it a BIT too much. But basically he tries to get a woman the whole rest of the movie. Now if you are not: 1-dead or 2-asleep by the end, then you are probably one of those people who enjoyed Hugo, or Ponyo. If this is true, well, you are beyond my help I am afraid.

Yeah, you show 'em ,Panchito!!!
Yeah, you show ’em ,Panchito!!!

Thanks, Roly. 🙂

Roly’s Review of “Galavant”

Hello, this is Roly again, and today I will be giving a review of a new Disney/ABC show, “Galavant.” I picked up on the story a couple weeks in, on the episode, “Two Balls/Comedy Gold,” and took to it immediately. It reminds me in a way of Monty Python, except of course not as hilarious.

The show, “Two Balls,” is about Galavant’s squire going back to his home town, while the king, played by Timothy Omundson from Psych, finds out that his wife Is “busy” with the jester. This thirty minute show was enough to get hooked, because it finds a way to make fun of anything, and not a minute goes by without a joke. “Comedy Gold” is about Galavant and his companions meeting a loser bunch of pirates, and the king getting (unneeded) comedy advice, in order to win over the queen.
This week’s episodes, “Completely Mad…Alena and Dungeons and Dragons Lady,” were about Galavant going to the castle, and being imprisoned. The first is about Galavant meeting a monastery full of monks who have taken a vow of singing (lead by Weird Al Yankovich). The second, about the king going to meet the wizard, Xanax, who makes a potion, which sends the king, and his serf, into a vision of the king’s childhood.
The show is very funny, and you should definitely check it out. It is certainly different than any other show, in that it is a medieval, comedy,musical, with several songs in each episode. The songs producer for “Galavant” is Alan Menken, who wrote several classic Disney songs such as:  Part of Your World, Belle, and  A Whole New World.  You will definitely be entertained