Thursday, March 11, 2010
The ABC's of Disney movies, as told by me (B)
Hello again everyone! On to the next letter!
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
I remember watching this movie ALL the time when I was younger. I wore out the tape, I watched it so much. The movie is about a few common household appliances and their exciting and sometimes even dangerous journey to find their "master", who has recently left for college. It is just so adorable and heartwarming.
Rob (The Master) and his mother's apartment number is A113, which is also the a room number of a classroom used by animation students at CalArt, the Alma mater of John Lasseter'. A113 also shows up in Toy Story (1995) and A Bug's Life (1998), which he directed.
Two weeks after recording their dialogue, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman joined "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
Though this movie was in fact produced as an independent film, the film was eventually bought by Disney, shown on the Disney Channel and soon became a cult hit.
[Radio points at the sun]
The Radio: Look, Lampy, from here you can see the really BIG lamp.
Lampy: WOW! I wonder where his switch is?
Lampy: Hey, I've got an idea! We can all get on top of the bed, and Kirby can push us!... No, no, no... Hey! What about the master's pogo stick?... No, no, no... Hey! Why don't we get the refrigerator on a skateboard, and Kirby can pull?... No, no, no... Hey!
The Radio: Shut up! Shut up!
Toaster, Kirby: SHUT UP!
The Radio: Let somebody else try for a change!
[makes everyone stand on top of Blanky]
The Radio: Arise, Hassan, arise, 'O' magic carpet...
Blanky: He's not home.
Toaster: We'll have to wait.
The Radio: No. Let's wait inside!
Lampy: But it's locked.
The Radio: Luckily, my war training included inter-appliance codes. I will simply render the secret appliance knock, and we'll be welcomed by the native machinery. Stand aside, my meager companion!
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
This movie is so much fun! It's one of the first Disney movies to incorporate real-life with animation (Who Framed Roger Rabbit is another!). I really like this movie because of that fact because it makes it seem even more real for normal people to be involved in magic...if that makes sense :D I also love Angela Lansbury, who plays Eglentine Price in this movie as well as providing the voice of Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, another fabulous "B" movie!
The song The Beautiful Briny Sea was originally written for a sequence in Mary Poppins (1964) that was ultimately dropped.
The infamous Goofy holler is heard during the soccer game when the king kicks the hyena.
[as all of Miss Price's belongings come alive thanks to a magic incantation]
Miss Price: That's my nightgown.
Mr. Browne: [dancing with it] Is it really, my dear?
Miss Price: Yes, and I'm not responsible for its behaviour.
Mr. Browne: Obviously not, my dear.
Charlie Rawlins: [reading a container, disgustedly] Poisoned Dragon's Liver?
Eglentine Price: [repeating matter-of-factly] Poisoned Dragon Liver.
Paul Rawlins: You mean you poison the dragon, or just the liver?
Until next time,
HAVE A MAGICAL DAY!