DVDizzy.com

Home | Reviews | Schedule | Cover Art | Search The Site
DVDizzy.com Top Stories:

It is currently Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 457 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:19 pm 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:06 am
Posts: 14591
5 Must-Know Facts About The Little Mermaid That Should be Part of Your World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1ayMPcW-G8

_________________
ImageImageImageImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:13 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:02 am
Posts: 10526
Location: America
^ Cool.

Well, it's reached 30 years now. When I was a child, I was too young to see The Little Mermaid in theatres, but I saw it on home video, and many, many, many times after that. It became my second favorite Disney film. Today it's my third, but sometimes I still think it's second. The mystery and majesty of the misty and murky sea and sky in the beginning, then the magical, mystical world under the sea with (gasp!) merpeople! Such beautiful tails with hip fins, a unique idea to connect the human halves to the fish halves. King Triton's shiny, glittering palace. His magical trident. The cool giant clams Ariel's sisters come out. The scary thrills of the shark chase. The comforting humor of Scuttle. The cool eels with glowing eyes and the magic of Ursula's spying bubble. Her cool cauldron, her cool lair. Her cool, creative octopus design! And that neat-looking and magical gold nautilus shell. I spent a lot of my life looking for a sea shell that looked exactly like that and never found one. Ariel's beautiul voice. Her feelings expressed in song in her grotto. Asserting herself as a "bright young woman". The weird sexual feelings of Triton destroying her grotto (anyone else feel this? No, just me, I'm weird? Ah, embarassing). Ursula's amazing, impressive, magic spells. Those creepy green hands stealing Ariel's voice like they're sucking her soul out of her. The shocking transformation. The striking sillhouette of her against the sun as she splashes through the ocean surface. Her funny but kind of chic sailboat dress. Ariel being funny to me when she huffs in exasperation at Eric not understanding her. Ariel looking a vision in her pretty pink dress. The romantic "Kiss the Girl". Ursula's awesome transformation into Vanessa. Ariel's sad, heart-tugging tears when she thinks Eric's marrying someone else. The funny wedding crash. The thrilling climax. Ariel walking out of the water as a human like a goddess in that beautiful sparkling periwinkle dress. And then, she's part of his world.

Happy 30th Anniversary, The Little Mermaid. One of the greatest film ever made, and one of Disney's very best. Somewhere in the top ten.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:24 pm 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:06 am
Posts: 14591
Quote:
Q: Do you have a favorite character?

Ron Clements: Talking about your favorite movies and characters is like talking about your favorite kids. But having said that, I would have to admit that Little Mermaid is very special to me. John and I were in our early 30s when we started the project, and we were some of the oldest on it. We all knew the stakes were very high. And I've always identified with Ariel. I know she's taken some heat about giving up her legs just to get a guy, but I never saw it as that. Coming from a small city in the Midwest and dreaming of one day going to Hollywood to work for Disney, to me she was like anybody dreaming about being part of a world very different from their own, no matter how impossible that seemed.
Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... ss-1271493

_________________
ImageImageImageImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:07 pm 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:26 pm
Posts: 11581
Aw. Yes, Ariel's appeal transcends the specifics of her story. It's the American Dream, really.

_________________
Image
Listening to most often lately:
Celine Dion ~ "Imperfections"
Kesha ~ "Little Bit of Love"
P!nk ~ "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:25 pm 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:29 pm
Posts: 4191
I'm glad that recently both Clements and Jodi Benson have spoken out against the criticism against Ariel and reiterated that they find her a strong role model.

_________________
ImageImage
We’re a dyad in the Force. Two that are one.
"I offered you my hand once. You wanted to take it." - Kylo Ren
"I did want to take your hand. Ben's hand." - Rey


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:17 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:02 am
Posts: 10526
Location: America
They have? Where?!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:37 pm 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:29 pm
Posts: 4191
Clements did it above. Jodi did it somewhere in this thread too I'm sure because somebody posted her interview on this forum. It was a few months ago like past the summer of 2019.

_________________
ImageImage
We’re a dyad in the Force. Two that are one.
"I offered you my hand once. You wanted to take it." - Kylo Ren
"I did want to take your hand. Ben's hand." - Rey


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:58 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:02 am
Posts: 10526
Location: America
Oh, I must have read Jodi saying it and just forgot, but I am glad they did it!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:25 pm 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure

Joined: Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:07 pm
Posts: 3270
Location: Spain
Could this be the interview with Jodi Benson you were referring to, JeanGreyForever?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:03 pm 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:29 pm
Posts: 4191
D82 wrote:
Could this be the interview with Jodi Benson you were referring to, JeanGreyForever?

Yes, thank you, that's exactly the one!

_________________
ImageImage
We’re a dyad in the Force. Two that are one.
"I offered you my hand once. You wanted to take it." - Kylo Ren
"I did want to take your hand. Ben's hand." - Rey


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:49 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:02 am
Posts: 10526
Location: America
Oh, thank you D82. I did read that. I like that she thinks making a classic classic means it keeps things that are old in them. Even though I also like that we often talk about how classics are classic because they transcend time.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:53 pm 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:09 pm
Posts: 3783
https://youtu.be/C-2H7O2iR3A

Disney cake artist recreates Little Mermaid wedding cake.

The video’s almost a year old, so maybe it’s already been posted— I know I’ve seen it before, but I had to share in case it hadn’t been on here. I’ve talked before about how I loved this cake in the movie and it set the basis for what a wedding cake should look like in my imagination (it also bears some resemblance to my parents’ 90’s wedding cake— mostly those Grecian columns and buttercream flowers). Very cool to see it brought to life, I just wish they’d chosen a wedding cake topper which more accurately reflected the movie’s design.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:38 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:06 am
Posts: 14591
^The attention to detail is impressive.

_________________
ImageImageImageImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:53 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:02 am
Posts: 10526
Location: America
That is one cool, magnificent cake! That's so cool it was like your parent's a little, UmbrellaFish!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:51 am 
Offline
Walt Disney Treasure
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 4:44 pm
Posts: 2676
Location: Sarajevo, B&H Gender: Male
So I have this Disney desk calendar for 2020 with neat little facts about Disney films, one for each day. And one of the trivia facts states that Alana was named after Alan Menken, while Attina was named after a character from Menken's unproduced musical Atina, Evil Queen of the Galaxy. I didn't know either of those things!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:08 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:26 pm
Posts: 11581
I've heard the Attina thing. I'm not sure if I heard about Alana for Alan or not, or if I just forgot about it over time.

_________________
Image
Listening to most often lately:
Celine Dion ~ "Imperfections"
Kesha ~ "Little Bit of Love"
P!nk ~ "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:21 am 
Offline
Platinum Edition
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:02 am
Posts: 10526
Location: America
That's cool, Mooky!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 457 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 65 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group