Introduction: What’s this blog all about?

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Growing up, this image (or the more retro, plain old blue design from the 80′s and 90′s) meant that the next one to two hours would be full of entertainment and even a little magic.  Like millions of other kids, I was a big fan of the Disney classics growing up.  I even aspired to become a Disney animator and, eventually, the president and CEO of Disney when I grew up.  That didn’t pan out quite as planned, but my love for the animated films has not diminished over the years.

This brings me to the point of writing this blog.  In late 2012, I realized that with the release of “Wreck-it Ralph,” Disney had completed 52 animated films in its numbered canon.  As a side note for those who may be unfamiliar with the numbering, only Disney’s major animated projects ended up in their “Animated Classics” numbering.  This means that there will be no crummy DVD-only sequels on the list.  It also means no Pixar movies as they were not technically Disney’s doing, and no Mary Poppins and other similar films. But back to the story.

But back to the story. After the realization that there were 52 films, I remembered that there are 52 weeks in a year.  I have always wanted to be a little creative and try my hand at a blog, and with this numeric commonality, coupled with me needing a good excuse to watch the movies again, a unique opportunity presented itself in my mind.  I could watch one movie a week and then write something about my experience, along with any other facts or stories I wished to include.

So, because a few weeks later I still thought it was a fun idea, I created this blog.  I hope that whoever takes the time to read it may find it interesting and enjoyable. I had a blast creating it!

To get started, or if you simply want to see the list of all of the Disney Canon films, check out the index link here. It contains all the films in chronological order, as well as links to all of my completed posts. Thanks for stopping by!

6 thoughts on “Introduction: What’s this blog all about?

  1. I too am doing a “Disney Canon” project, but mine is looking at the forgotten/minor characters of each film. Looking forward to reading your posts and glad to have found you 🙂 !

  2. Elisa says:

    I just stumbled across your blog today and have really enjoyed reading your thoughts on all the Disney movies. I was wondering if you were also planning on reviewing Frozen, as it is Disney’s latest effort.

    • John says:

      Hi Elisa! Thanks for reading and for the compliment!

      Yes, I have seen Frozen, and likely will watch it again soon. I do plan on writing a little something on it in the near future, though I don’t know yet what angle I will take, or how thorough it will be.

      I will say right now that I loved it! Have you seen it yet? It is definitely one I’d recommend to just about anybody.

  3. Elisa says:

    I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the movie. 🙂 I myself haven’t seen Frozen yet, but I am eagerly anticipating seeing it when I have a chance! From the trailers and everything I’ve heard about it, it looks fantastic.

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