Monday, 12 December 2011

The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 77 mins.Year: 1990
Cast: Voices by Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, George C. Scott

Disney Movie Rating:
82.45 out of 100. Total of 237 votes.

The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Description:

Miss Bianca and her fearless, but sometimes fearful copilot Bernard from the Rescue Aid Society form an unstoppable duo in a quest to save a young boy.  When young Cody finds himself trapped and at the mercy of Percival McLeach, it's up to Bianca and Bernard to save Cody and his rare golden eagle.

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DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 74 mins.Year: 1990
Cast: Voices by Alan Young, Christopher Lloyd and Rip Taylor

Disney Movie Rating:
69.1 out of 100. Total of 1 votes.

Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) Movie Description:

Based on the cartoon series, Duck Tales, Walt Disney Pictures 1990 animated film, Duck Tales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, brings the popular children's Saturday morning favorite to the big screen.

Scrooge McDuck and his nephews are on a quest to retrieve the lost treasure of Collie Baba and His Forty Thieves. Unaware that their guide is a double-dealing (literally) weasel, they find the supposed treasure only to have it stolen out from under their webbed feet. They settle for a consolation prize, a tarnished, obviously-neglected lamp that ironically ends up being the REAL "lost treasure."

For the remainder of the film, the Ducks race through a series of near-misses and escapes that only Disney animated characters can find themselves involved in.

Skillfully animated and loaded with enough hijinks to satisfy even the most demanding of kiddie viewers, the film benefits from a talented voice cast, led by Alan Young, Christopher Lloyd and the always hilarious, over-the-top Rip Taylor.

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Shipwrecked (1990) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 92 mins.Year: 1990
Cast: Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne and Louisa Milwood-Haigh

Disney Movie Rating:
64.7 out of 100. Total of 2 votes.

Shipwrecked (1990) Movie Description:

With an almost innocent aura about it that is reminiscent of earlier Disney classic adventure films, 1990's Shipwrecked from Walt Disney Pictures thoroughly entertains without resorting to predictability or "bells and whistles."

The story is a fairly familiar one; Boy sets off to sea in the hopes of finding fortune in order to help his struggling family only to wind up "shipwrecked" on a picturesque South Pacific island. The "deserted" island, quite naturally, is inhabited by not only various wild animals (including a gorilla), but is also visited frequently by ill-intentioned pirates. Gabriel Byrne, as the pirate leader, is effectively understated with his portrayal.

Although fairly predictable, Shipwrecked manages to hold viewers captive with both "natural" performances by the cast and the undeniable beauty of the Fiji Islands setting.

Norwegian director Nils Gaup (who also wrote the screenplay) is to be commended for crafting a nice little movie that appeals to all audiences.

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The Little Mermaid (1989) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 83 mins.Year: 1989
Cast: Rene Auberjonois, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Disney Movie Rating:
88.7 out of 100. Total of 2032 votes.

The Little Mermaid (1989) Movie Description:

Ariel was one of the most beautiful mermaids under the sea and possessed a voice sweet enough to charm all the seawater creatures. Mesmerized by humans - specifically one human in particular - Ariel was willing to do anything to walk among the land lovers...even make a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula.

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Cheetah (1989) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 83 mins.Year: 1989
Cast: Keith Coogan, Lucy Deakins, Colin Mothupi, and Timothy Landfield

Disney Movie Rating:
71.77 out of 100. Total of 30 votes.

Cheetah (1989) Movie Description:

Beautiful scenery, wild animals in their natural surroundings and a brother and sister learning quite a bit about life from a cheetah and a native Masai boy are the focal points of the 1989 Walt Disney family adventure, Cheetah.

Kenya's Rift Valley is the setting for this slow-moving "adventure," with ample shots of giraffe, rhino and elephants providing background. The teen siblings, Ted and Susan, are visiting the region on a six-month vacation while their father completes work at a local NASA tracking station. Their mother frets constantly about the kids wandering off into the harsh landscape, but kids will be kids, and before long, they've befriended a wise-beyond-his-years local boy, who gladly shows them around the neighborhood. They adopt an orphaned cheetah, but when the young cub grows up, an unscrupulous storekeeper and opportunistic Englishman make plans to kidnap the cheetah and use it to make money racing it against greyhounds.

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Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 93 mins.Year: 1989
Cast: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer and Marcia Strassman

Disney Movie Rating:
71.3 out of 100. Total of 7 votes.

Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Movie Description:

Walt Disney Pictures' 1989 comedy, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids stars Rick Moranis as an inventor who accidentally shrinks his two kids as well as the neighbor's kids to a quarter-of-an-inch tall with the help of an electromagnetic "shrink" ray.

Evoking aspects of the early 60s Disney classics, The Absent-Minded Professor and the Flubber series, Moranis is Fred MacMurray-esque as the forgetful, naive would-be scientist with nothing but good intentions.

All sorts of mayhem ensue as the kids struggle to survive in the "Land of the Giants" environment they find themselves suddenly thrust into. Bees, a scorpion, water sprinklers and a lawn mower all pose deadly hazards as they attempt to make their way back into the house where, hopefully, their father can reverse the process.

Joe Johnston, previously an acclaimed special-effects artist (Academy Award winner for Raiders of the Lost Ark), made his directorial debut in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

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Oliver and Company (1988) Disney Movie

Rating: gLength: 74 mins.Year: 1988
Cast: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Bette Midler

Disney Movie Rating:
83.61 out of 100. Total of 500 votes.

Oliver and Company (1988) Movie Description:

A homeless kitten named Oliver finds himself lost in the midst of lonely New York City where he is befriended by a misfit group of stray dogs. Typical for life on the New York streets, the misfit strays assume a life of canine crime to survive. When a lonely little girl named Jenny stumbles across young Oliver, the two must work together to save each other and to save themselves.

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Return to Snowy River (1988) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 110 mins.Year: 1988
Cast: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton and Brian Dennehy

Disney Movie Rating:
60.3 out of 100. Total of 1 votes.

Return to Snowy River (1988) Movie Description:

The sequel to 1983's Man From Snowy River is 1988's Return to Snowy River, from Walt Disney Pictures.

This Australian drama picks up where the original concluded, with Jim Craig, a horse breeder, returning to try and make amends with his former girlfriend. There is a problem however, her father. To further complicate Craig's dilemma, his ex has a wealthy suitor who her father fully approves of. The son of a local banker, the aspiring rich suitor soon ascertains that the girl, Jessica, is still smitten with Craig, and contracts a gang of local rowdies to steal Craig's horses. This plot backfires when the locals learn of it, being honorable law-abiding citizens. Subsequently, the locals side with Craig and justice is eventually served.

Tom Burlinson as Craig and Sigrid Thornton as Jessica reprise their roles from the original, while Brian Dennehy replaces Kirk Douglas in the role of the father.

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The Brave Little Toaster (1987) Disney Movie

Rating:Length: 90 mins.Year: 1987
Cast: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack and Timothy E. Day

Disney Movie Rating:
82.02 out of 100. Total of 38 votes.

The Brave Little Toaster (1987) Movie Description:

Originally a novel for children by Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster was made into a movie by Disney Studios in 1987. This animated fantasy film was directed by Jerry Rees, who also wrote the screenplay.

Viewers will be reminded immediately of the "Homeward Bound" film, chronicling the adventures of lost pets trying to make their way back home through a series of both natural and predatory obstacles. In this film, several household appliances have been overlooked by their master and left in a summer cabin, and their attempt to find him and return home provides the delightful storyline.

The "characters" include: Sunbeam, a toaster who is the group's leader, Lampy, a brilliant (illumination-wise) lamp, Blankie, a reticent electric blanket, a pretentious alarm clock/radio, and Kirby, a super-strong vacuum cleaner.

The Brave Little Toaster was a surprising box-office success, so much so that two sequels have been produced, The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, and The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue.

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Benji the Hunted (1987) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 88 mins.Year: 1987
Cast: Red Steagall, Frank Inn and Benji

Disney Movie Rating:
62.51 out of 100. Total of 9 votes.

Benji the Hunted (1987) Movie Description:

Everyone's favorite mutt, the lovable Benji, returns in the 1987 Walt Disney Productions children's film, Benji, the Hunted. Joe Camp, who created the Benji "franchise," directed.

The film opens as a newscast, with the announcement that Benji is missing somewhere in the backwoods of Washington and Oregon. Occasional shots of helicopters searching for him are seen throughout the movie.

When Benji comes across a mother cougar that's been killed by a hunter, he takes charge of the four surviving cubs. Not only does he feed them, but he also protects them from other predators such as a Kodiak bear and a timberwolf. Scenes of Benji carrying baby cougars in his teeth, one by one, is pure classic Disney.

Plenty of animals make appearances during Benji's adventure, including ferrets, raccoons and one very brave frog, who serves as a plaything for the baby cougars.

Benji, the Hunted is a nature lover's, as well as a dog lover's delight, once again proving that no one does nature and animals as well as Disney.

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Flight of the Navigator (1986) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 90 mins.Year: 1986
Cast: Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Mall(voice), Veronica Cartwright

Disney Movie Rating:
78.38 out of 100. Total of 139 votes.

Flight of the Navigator (1986) Description:

David Freeman took a cat nap, or so he thought. However, when he woke up it was eight years later, and the whole world had changed, but he hadn't. Learning to live with his new-found supernatural knowledge and cope with his life as a spectacle will be a cosmic event.

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Basil - The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 74 mins.Year: 1986
Cast: Voices by Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin

Disney Movie Rating:
85.12 out of 100. Total of 400 votes.

Basil - The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Description:

The articulate, super-intelligent Basil of Baker Street is the Sherlock Holmes of the mouse community. When an evil bat abducts his friend Olivia's father, Basil must focus his detective skills on getting him back and finding justice. Basil's talents are put to the test when all the clues lead him to his arch enemy Ratigan.

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