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. I recently realized that with the release of “Wreck-it Ralph” late last year, Disney has now 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.
After the realization of 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 wish to include.
So, because a few weeks later I still think it is a fun idea, I am creating this blog. I hope that whoever takes the time to read it may find it interesting and enjoyable. I’m sure I will enjoy creating it!