Thursday, December 31, 2015

52 Movies Down!

We have reached the end of the first year of our Disney Movie challenge. That's 52 movies! Here is a recap of the movies we have watched this year:

1. 101 Dalmatians
2. 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure
3. 101 Dalmatians (Live Action version)
4. 102 Dalmatians
5. 16 Wishes
6. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
7. A Bug's Life
8. A Christmas Carol
9. A Far Off Place
10. A Friendship in Vienna
11. A Goofy Movie
12. An Extremely Goofy Movie
13. A Kid in King Arthur's Court
14. A Knight in Camelot
15. A Mom for Christmas
16. A Ring of Endless Light
17. A Saintly Switch
18. A Tale of Two Critters
19. African Cats
20. Air Bud
21. Air Bud: Golden Receiver
22. Air Bud: World Pup
23. Air Bud: 7th Inning Fetch
24. Air Bud Spikes Back
25. Air Buddies
26. Airborne
27. Aladdin
28. The Return of Jafar
29. Aladdin and the King of Thieves
30. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
31. Alice in Wonderland
32. Alice in Wonderland (Live Action Version)
33. Aliens of the Deep
34. Alley Cats Strike
35. Almost Angels
36. America's Heart and Soul
37. Amy
38. Angels in the Outfield
39. Angels in the Endzone
40. Annie
41. Around the World in 80 Days
42. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
43. Atlantis: Milo's Return
44. Avalon High
45. Babes in Toyland
46. Back Home
47. Bad Hair Day
48. Balloon Farm
49. Bambi
50. Bambi 2
51. Bears
52. Beauty and the Beast

Wow! That was a lot. And we started and ended the year with such great classics. 

Here is a recap of the things we have learned from these movies. (not all are meant to be serious!)

Disney Villains don’t need magic powers to be super scary
Always recount your kids if you lose count
Do not let your fur-obsessed boss find the creepy sketches you make of coats made from your pet’s fur because she will want to make your creepy drawing a reality
Hypnosis doesn't stick
Think before you wish - skip the one about wanting to be old! 
Giant squids are terrifying
Don't just assume things 
Keep Christmas in your heart always
Just don't go to the Kalahari
Listen to Grandpa
Focus on what is important in life
It is never too late to go back to school, and being able to embarrass your kids is an added incentive 
Never underestimate a pissed off princess
Keep your laptop charged and download an up-to-date encyclopedia in case of time travel
Do not throw mannequins away in the dumpster
Appreciate and use your talents
Do not assume others have it easy, you never know how difficult they may have it until you walk a mile in their shoes
Bears will steal your house
Documentaries can be super cool and educational
Treat your pets nicely
Some dogs have many hidden talents
Sometimes girls and dogs are way better at soccer than boys :P 
Put GPS chips in your pet's collars because these dog's get kidnapped all the time!
Using the same plot over and over is really getting old
Do not leave all the puppies alone
Moving to a new place can be difficult; finding a new hobby can help
Just be yourself
Forgiveness can lead to a change in your enemy's attitude
Family is the greatest treasure
Some days are not so good but you can try to make the best of it
Logic exists for a reason
Live life on your own terms
Some creatures can live and thrive without sunlight
Practice hard and stick with your team
Choir boys mean business
America has a lot of beautiful and interesting places to visit off the beaten path
Do not underestimate someone based on a disability 
It could happen
Everyone is a fan when the team starts to win
The sun will come out tomorrow obviously
There are many obstacles on the way to success
Great power should not be in the hands of bad people who would take advantage of it
Short Stories aren't very cohesive 
Girls can rule too
Keep track of your finances
There are many differences between England and the U.S.
Perfect is overrated
Faith is powerful
Man can be animal's enemy
Man is tricky
Male bears might kill young cubs
Beauty is found within
 So some of these movies have had better messages than others. We like to be entertained but it is nice to learn something new, too. 

I feel like I should award some of these movies. Here are my favorites of this year.

Favorite Live Action Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 
Favorite Animated Movie: Aladdin (tough one! A Goofy Movie and Beauty and the Beast are both high up there, too!!) 
Favorite Disney Channel Movie: Alley Cats Strike
Favorite Sequel: The Return of Jafar
Least likely to ever watch again: 9 of these movies got a low 1 star rating from me this year, but I think the one I definitely won't watch again is a Tale of Two Critters unless I need help sleeping! 

I'm excited for the new year and all of the movies that we will see in 2016. There are so many new ones coming out this year - get ready! 

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