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Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

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Probably the Disney film with the most unique or “exotic”-sounding title, Treasure of Matecumbe is one of those more forgotten Disney films. And as been common with recent films I’ve reviewed here, it’s directed by Vincent McEveety. It should be known that the film is on Disney+, but with the disclaimer, “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”.

So, is this a treasure worth unearthing or better left buried? Read on to find out!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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The Country Bears (2002)

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Well guys, I did it. I finally did it. I found a live-action Disney movie that’s worse than Prom and Old Dogs! You don’t even need to read the rest of this review; this is the worst live-action Disney movie that I’ve ever seen for this blog so far!

“Oh well, no need to read further. Byeeeee!”

Sigh…I guess the review must go on. Released in 2002, The Country Bears was the second theatrically-released Disney film based on one of their park attractions.

But, it was the first one to be released through the Walt Disney Studios label itself! Also, Disney made a Tower of Terror TV movie back in the day, so this is technically the 3rd “based-on-a-park-attraction” Disney movie!

For many people, the Country Bear Jamboree attraction at the Disney parks, is somewhat of a cult classic. It’s a beloved must-see for many! I personally have only been on it once, despite having gone to Magic Kingdom multiple times in my life. I actually went on it last year, to be precise, and…I wasn’t a fan of it at all!

“Burn him!”

So when it came time for me to watch this movie, I was hoping it would be better than the attraction…sadly, it wasn’t. Without further ado, let’s take a look at The Country Bears.

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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Making films based on Disney theme park rides and attractions seems like a good idea. Sadly, Disney’s first attempts at doing this didn’t go too well with films such as Mission to Mars, Tower of Terror, and The Country Bears. Then, came the film that changed that losing streak.

"You called, sire?"
“You called, sire?”

After the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Disney decided to make another film based on one of its park rides. And what better ride to choose than The Haunted Mansion? I mean, having a mansion that’s haunted lends itself to so many film possibilities: story-wise, visual-wise, etc.

The Haunted Mansion is actually my FAVORITE ride at the Disney parks, so of course, I was excited for this film when I heard about it. Did it satisfy my fanboy-ness and become an instant classic like Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl? Or is it just a collection of man-made trash that makes me want to be the 1000th ghost in the mansion? Let’s find out!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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