Walt Studios has created some of the most iconic movies ever made. Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King; the list goes on. But what about the ? What about the movies that, for whatever reason, just aren’t spoken about.
Perhaps they’re not featured in the that I, personally, never hear people discuss. theme parks or maybe they didn’t perform well at the box office. Whatever the reason, here are four
If you were like me and you were around to see the new millennium, you’ll likely remember what a big deal . There were Burger King tie ins, an exhaustive marketing campaign, and even a video game.
It was made at a time when 3D was just starting to be accepted as a viable medium for creating a . However, isn’t a fully 3D , as many of its locations were actually shot in he characters layered on top. This was the time when had just rocked the world of animation and Walt Studios wanted to get in on the action.
As a , most find it to be aggressively mediocre and forgettable. However, is likely the least forgettable on the list, in my opinion, due to its presence at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
Regardless, to say this was the 2000, it really isn’t discussed all that much by . It’s interesting that other films from the released around this time like and Atlantis are remembered fondly, with numerous internet polls wishing them to be the next to get a . I guess just never made as much of an impression. that followed and
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
This forgotten may also fall into the category of , depending on who you ask. If you ask me, it’s a fun little through time with a decent protagonist and an interesting mystery.
It’s not ground-breaking or anything, but this is a bit of fun with kooky visuals and creative ideas. Wilbur and Lewis are the most popular characters, though it was the villainous Goob who shot to fame as a popular internet meme.
These three characters have had a presence across the any time soon. It’s a shame, as lesser known movies are in many ways more appropriate as fodder, as they offer a second chance at making the story work. theme parks, but the remains mostly . I’m sure it’s somebody’s but this is one that’s unlikely to be turned into a
However, Meet the Robinson’s lackluster box office performance probably means this will stay forgotten.
Chicken Little (2005)
Oh Chicken Little. Poor Chicken Little. The to fall back on is not remembered fondly. with a lackluster plot and no
It’s notable for its cast, including Scrubs veteran Zack Braff. However, the unappealing art style and mean-spirited vibe makes this one stand out and feel surprisingly un-. Its tone is frantic and its humor is a little more edgy. It seems like was keen to compete with DreamWorks as Chicken Little feels more like something from the creators of Bee .
Still, it’s not offensive or even terrible (see DreamWork’s Shark Tale to see how bad animated movies can really get). However, it certainly doesn’t stand out when surrounded by other breathtaking , particularly subsequent productions like The classics and the Frog and Tangled.
It’s not awful, but I can see why people forget it or mis-remember it as a work by Illumination or DreamWorks.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)
I had to include at least one of the direct-to-video sequels! While I, personally, don’t think it’s the worst (though it isn’t far off), Hunchback II is probably the least memorable of all the sequels — because it’s so dull.
The plot is shockingly wholesome and in no way feels like an extension of the macabre world established in the first . Gone are the deprived judges and displays of public torture, here are the dreadfully cheesy songs and that looks nothing like the stunning shots of Notre Dame that defined the first .
It’s a little odd to watch a sequel to ‘s darkest focus on a simple heist / liar revealed / romance story. Pair this with the fact that many found the first a little off-putting to begin with and it’s really no surprise that Hunchback II remains un-discussed.
Hopefully by discussing them here, we can breathe a little extra life into these four forgotten Disney films.
If you can remember it, tell us theyou always forget about in the comments below.
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