Disney Challenge

Disney Challenge: Cats and Dogs

Not all Disney characters are princesses, some are our canine and feline friends. Don’t paws this month, just be sure to cat-ch up!!

There aren’t enough weeks in the month to cover all of the cats and dogs in Disney’s library, so I’m only going to cover a few. Don’t worry if your favorite was left out, there’s a good chance they’ve been slotted into a later month down the line. As always, feel free to watch along with me!!

Week 1: 101 Dalmatians

The puppies are here! Eight! Ten! Eleven! Thirteen! Fourteen! Fifteen!

I’m not gonna lie, this one isn’t great. The illustration is fantastic, but the voice acting and music leaves a little to be desired. It’s a weird combination of human voices, real animal barks/meows, and human impressions of barks and meows? Rather grating, honestly. It also doesn’t have any recognizable voices or songs, and it’s missing a bit of the Disney heart. It’s also a story about animal cruelty and skinning puppies alive, sooo…

Week 2: Bolt

Another one I’ve never seen…And with an adorable doggo!!

I made a good choice with the Cats & Dogs theme this month, because this was fun. And it wasn’t as predictable as you might expect, as they ducked some of the easy tropes that these types of cartoons can have. Not as high quality as a lot of the entries in the recent Disney library, and I didn’t care for the voice acting, but you can see how this set the stage for the next few Disney releases. They realized that “name” actors often get people to the theater, but also that putting more effort into the soundtrack—like the addition of a Miley Cyrus song—can make quite a difference.

“That meat lover’s pizza is NOT loving me back at all!”

Week 3: The Fox and the Hound

Week 4: The Aristocats

2 Responses to “Disney Challenge: Cats and Dogs”

  1. Kristin (SuperSpaceChick)

    March 1, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    The Fox and the Hound kills me</3

    • 801red

      March 1, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      I KNOW

      *sniff*

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