Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Apr 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Ms. Bianca and Bernard are once again sent on a mission to rescue a child in danger, this time located in Australia.
My Take on it – This was Disney’s first attempt at making a sequel to one of its animated movies and this one proved that it isn’t worthwhile to do so as a theatrical release.
It was nice to revisit the characters, but the story wasn’t as good as the original and I feel that having this movie as the theatrical follow-up for The Little Mermaid (1989) was a complete letdown for people at the time.
Looking back, we all know that it was a slight bump before Disney would completely dominate the 90’s with their animated movies, musical scores and amazing songs, but regardless, it’s disappointing.
This movie is famous for being the very first digitally animated movie and that’s unfortunately mainly what this one has going for it.
In addition to Eva Gabor and Bob Newhart returning as the two main voice actor, John Candy’s was funny as the albatross Wilbur.
It’s interesting to note that this was only the second Disney animated feature to not be a musical, neither was very successful. 😦
Bottom Line – Fun to see the characters again, but not nearly as good as the original or as is expected from Disney.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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