Day before yesterday I had a great movie watching day. First, I lucked upon Lady and the Tramp on the Disney Channel... have always loved that animated movie, and then later in the night me and the hubby watched Cars.
I have so many of the old Disney movies on VHS... yes, VHS. I've collected and saved them for years for when I have children... figuring it's something we can do as a family. Lucky for me the hubby likes animated movies too! :) My niece loves Disney movies and before coming to Bahrain, I loved sitting w/ her watching some of her favorites and some of mine too! I can't wait to share this with a child. One of her favorite is Mary Poppins and she loved The Wizard of Oz... but I can't remember is that's Disney or not. The Wizard of Oz always terrified me as a child. I was so afraid of the bad witch! I loved it when they killed her in the end!
When I was a little girl, every Friday night there was a Disney movie on TV. Our family never missed it. All of my family would sit down in front of the TV and watch whatever Disney movie was on that night. I can remember Tinkerbell flying across the screen doing her magic (I LOVE Tinkerbell - even as an adult!!), the Disney music coming on... and then the movie would start. Those were the days. I loved it. Not only did you get the animated movies, but you also got some of the great old classics. Movies like Shaggy Dog (the original), The Love Bug, Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, That Darn Cat, The Jungle Book, Escape to Witch Mountain, The Apple Dumpling Gang (an all time favorite), The Shaggy D.A., Freaky Friday, Pete's Dragon... my list could go on and on. These are favorite memories of mine and I cherish them. There's nothing like being able to sit down with your family and watch fun movies like this!
Even today, there are so many Disney movies that I want to get on DVD. Cars being one of them. It was such a sweet movie. I loved it. I even cried a bit near the ending... which some of you may laugh at, but... it was quite touching. But, you know... I've cried w/ Disney movies for as long as I can remember. I always cried w/ Bambi. It's always touched my heart and is probably my most favorite of all. I love little Thumper! and you can't beat the music in the Disney movies. April Shower is one favorite of mine. The music is always so fitting... it's gets dramatic when something bad is happening - which you can always count on in Disney movies - and then it's highly animated during the happy scenes. But, I loved it as a child and I love it now. :)
For any of you that love animated movies and/or Disney movies, Cars is definitely worth watching. It's such a sweet and funny story. One of my favorite lines is: "he's as happy as a tornada in a trailer park" (be sure to say w/ heavy hillbilly accent!!)
Anyway... felt like doing a little reminiscing.
happy day everyone!