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Initial post: 21 Mar 2009 15:23:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Mar 2009 15:24:15 GMT
What are the straight to DVD sequels like because i'm going to start collecting the disney animated films (original and the straight to DVD sequels) on DVD.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2009 17:20:58 GMT
R. A. Caton says:
Depends. Generally direct to DVD films are like that because they don't stand up to theatrical release.
If you are going to collect Disney DVDs - do yourself a favour and get hold of the shorts on the Treasury series.
All the Mickey B/Ws and the Silly Symphonies... the early shorts are a lot better than the later stuff.
Unless you just intend to go for feature releases. Buy them when they come out, and buy a spare. When they are pulled for a while (Disney release every few years with a time when the title is unavailable) you can sell the spare and finance the latest one... have you SEEN what they ask for "The Lion King" at the moment?! AND they get it, too.

Posted on 26 Mar 2009 12:44:44 GMT
Mr Chris says:
lion king 3 (called 1 1/2 i think!), is probably the best of the sequals. The Aladins & Stitches are quite good too.
If you want to future proof your collection, the blu ray of sleeping beauty and pinnochio comes with a DVD too.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2010 07:47:08 GMT
G. van Eyck says:
I have all the classics and the sequels that did make it to the theathres. But the straight to dvd's that I have aren't drawn that well. But my 4 year old still likes them.

Posted on 19 Jan 2010 09:46:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jan 2010 09:47:01 GMT
Richard says:
As Disney DVDs are perfect for repeated viewing, why do Disney insist on inflicting a slew of trailers at the beginning of their DVDs and Blurays? I like watching the trailers, but please please please put them in the optional extras. Anything else is rude for a customer paying premium price for the discs.

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 16:59:43 BDT
Amy says:
I don't think many of the straight to dvd sequels were really any good, i never saw the point but i guess disney were just trying to cash in on the originals and they haven't done much decent animations without pixar. 102 dalmations was awful, i got so bored i had to turn it off, return to neverland was ok, ariel's beginning was a bit pointless, rescuers 2 wasn't great but the first is a personal favourite so i'll make allowances lol, jungle book 2 was a bit silly, the cinderella's were just cringeworthy. I think it's best to put your money into the best versions of the good original disney's first. i would advise you to actually watch the direct to dvd sequels before buying them, don't be fooled by thinking that just cos it's disney it'll be good because i think you'll be a bit disappointed with some of them. Thank God they never tried to make sequels to snow white or pinocchio or some of the real classics.

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 23:30:49 BDT
Could be wrong, but I think Disney use the sequels to give their up and coming animators (or what ever there called now), experience of working with full length motion pictures, as well as giving them the opportunity to produce a money spinner. In essence they tend to follow a similar story line to the first movies, but never as successfully. A certain video site has them all on, and thats where I've watched them, but never been impressed. If your collecting the full disney collection, don't degrade a magical collection with these Disney money spinners, keep the collection pure. You could end up spending as much on sequels/prequels as you do on the original classics, though Disney have done their best to degrade the title classics, and if they continue to release sequel after sequel - they will - :(

Posted on 28 Feb 2011 02:49:25 GMT
D. Fairfield says:
As far as I am aware only one sequel is part of the Walt Disney classics that is "The Recuers Down Under" Total classics at the moment is 49 from Snow White to The Princess and the Frog - have a feeling Tangled will be tagged 50 when it is released on the market.

Posted on 28 Feb 2011 23:09:58 GMT
J.V says:
Yes Tangled is 50. It hasn't been released yet but I heard that officially it's the 50th Animated Feature.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2011 09:45:39 GMT
J. Martin says:
Well 'Fantasia 2000' is also a sequel thats part of the Classics canon, so 'The Recuers Down Under' isn't the only one.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 14:25:21 GMT
M. G P SCOTT says:
The straight to video/DVD sequels range in quality much the same as the theatricals. Some are really very good - Bambi 2, Brother Bear 2. Some are pretty poor - Pocahontas 2, Mulan 2. Some are linked directly to their TV show counterparts - Tarzan 2 and Hercules: Zero to Hero. Kids will usually enjoy most of them, but adults will notice the poor animation and stories where applicable. They're all worth watching though, just to make your own mind up. But I'm kinda glad they've stopped making them! Technically not sequels or prequels, but part of the 'Disney Fairies' canon, the Tinkerbell movies are all very good.

Posted on 22 May 2012 23:36:59 BDT
S. Cook says:
Walt Disney as a company has lost much of the values that Walt stressed the company should follow.
When he was asked to make a sequal to the three little pigs he point blank refused saying that the company should be pushing forward with new ideas and not cashing in.
There is no point to making 2's or 3's as in Cinderella, as Walt said the story has been told...move onto the next one.
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