Hey my name is Alex, but many of you may know me as Prince Phillip. I know this is a little off topic but… I was wondering since, I see a lot of your postings, if you would be willing to share some personal info with me and the rest of the board? Since I see a lot of your postings I would just like to know something about the person posting. Mainly age.
If anyone cares, I am 17. This is my Disney story. (My love for Disney movies has been on and off through out the years.)
Well the first Disney movie I remember seeing in theatres is The Rescuers Down Under, though I’ve never seen the Rescuers. I may have seen the little mermaid but do not remember. Next I saw Beauty and the Beast. When I saw Aladdin, I was in absolute awe, I met a character I could connect with and I guess you could say I idolized hime, I really liked the movie, and I was a little kid, like 5 or 6. Next came the Lion King, the last movie I ever owned on video after seeing it in the theatres. I continued to see every movie in theatres through Tarzan. When Hercules came out, I met my first real disappointment. I am half Greek and at the time I was really digging into my roots and was fascinated by the mythology, which I think Disney made a mockery of. I, at this point was fed up with Disney. Then Mulan came out and I really enjoyed that, followed by Tarzan, which had the same affect that Aladdin originally had, though Aladdin is still the favored of the 2.
It has been a while since I saw Tarzan, but I think it had the coolest opening and ending. It then seemed as if another Disney movie would never come out, it took forever for Emperor’s New Groove to come out, which I rented, and then I saw Atlantis in theatres and was disappointed. Unfortunately I never got to see Lilo and Stitch or Treasure Planet in theatres. But now own both of these great movies on DVD.
Around the time of Groove and Atlantis, I started to pull out all of my VHS Disney classics, to get in touch with my inner child or something. While I think I enjoyed some, the little mermaid, I did not care for others, practically all the classics, Cinderella and Bambi come to mind. When Snow White came out on DVD my mom bought it, and I saw that for the first time and did not care for it.
Just when it seemed all was lost, I happened to be in Wal-Mart last fall and I saw Beauty and the Beast for sale. I wouldn’t have purchased it but it was on sale for $15.88.
Boy am I glad I did! I started watching the extras and got so into them, that I watched the movie, and was taken over once again by the Disney magic. My next purchase was Oliver and Company, which I didn’t really care for, but then came Lilo and Stitch, Hercules(which I’ve excepted for what it is) Hunchback(Great, underrated movie) Sword in the Stone and Alice in Wonderland. I am so excited about Sleeping Beauty coming out this fall. I have not seen this in soooo many years but it holds special childhood memories for me. Though I am a little annoyed that I have had to wait almost a year for this to come out, as it was advertised on the Beauty and the Beast DVD. I have since grown a new appreciation for Snow White, Cinderella and the rest, but am still a little disturbed by Pinocchio. (This winter I was really sick for like 10 days, so I watched about every movie in the house including all the Disney videos, which I enjoyed this time around. I also can not wait for Aladdin to come out next year, although it should be this year
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Well that is my Disney story. Now I would like to hear about some other people, if you feel like giving out that info, you don’t have to. I get the feeling most of the people on this board are men either late 20’s to 30’s and I think some are around my age, but just curious anyhow. I’d also like to acknowledge the ladies on this board. This is for you too.