Reviews

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020)

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Let me start out by saying that while I’m a fan of Stephan Pastis’ work (Pearls Before Swine is probably my favorite comic strip ever), I’ve never read any of his Timmy Failure books. This isn’t surprising though as I wasn’t the target demographic of the books when they were published. So this Disney+ film is my introduction to the series, hence I can’t fairly judge whether or not this is a faithful adaptation. But, I can tell you whether or not I think the film is any good or just an utter…failure.

Read on to hear my thoughts!

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Togo (2019)

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In 1925, a number of mushers along with their dog sled teams were involved in an effort to deliver antitoxins to diphtheria sufferers in the city of Nome, Alaska and the surrounding areas. Many, if not most, of those infected were children. This event became a national news story and one of the dogs named Balto became a national hero. A statue of him was erected in Central Park, New York, and even an animated film based on him was released in 1995.

Granted, loosely-based.

However, director Ericson Core, tells us in this film about one of the forgotten canine heroes of this adventure: Togo. Is the film worth checking out? Read on to find out!

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Greyfriars Bobby (1961)

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In 19th-century Scotland, a Skye Terrier later known as Greyfriars Bobby, famously spent 14 years guarding his owner’s grave until his own death. A statue of the dog was later erected in his memory and his story became famous throughout Scotland. In 1912, Eleanor Atkinson wrote a novel based on the story and in 1961, Disney released a live-action film based on the book. Is it any good? Read on to find out!

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Noelle (2019)

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When Disney+ debuted on November 12, 2019, two Disney+ original films debuted alongside it: the Lady and the Tramp remake and the Marc Lawrence-directed Christmas film, Noelle. Today we take a look at the latter. How does this holiday film fare? Read on to find out!

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Follow Me, Boys! (1966)

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Actor Kurt Russell turned 70 years old on March 17, 2021. Beloved by many, his filmography is quite extensive and he’s no stranger to this blog having appeared in over a dozen films for Disney. Today, we take a look at the first Disney film he acted in, the 1966 live-action film, Follow Me, Boys!

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Flora & Ulysses (2021)

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Author, Kate DiCamillo, is one of only six people to win two Newberry Medals for their writing. Her first was for The Tale of Despereaux (2003) and her second was for Flora & Ulysses (2013). The latter has since been adapted as a feature-length film by Disney and recently debuted on Disney+. Do I think the film is any good? Read on to find out!

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Gus (1976)

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While many American football fans were watching Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021, some people, including myself, were watching the 1976 Disney film, Gus instead (although my watching it that weekend was purely coincidental). After all, it does center around American football…basically. How good is this Vincent McEveety-directed film? Read on to find out!

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Lady and the Tramp (2019)

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When Disney+ launched in 2019, everyone was excited to finally have the entire Disney library at their fingertips. But like any good streaming service, Disney+ wouldn’t feature only existing content; it would be debuting original content. One of the first two original films debuting on Disney+ was the live-action remake of the animated 1955 Disney Canon film, Lady and the Tramp. Was this remake a good film to christen Disney+ with? Read on to find out!

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