Four Underrated Disney Classics
Disney has been a stronghold for me in quarantine. The cheerful, upbeat movies and wonderful music that tuned my childhood has always had a soft spot in my heart. And with the release of Disney+ I have rounded up my top favourites that are underrated in the Disney roster. I hope you enjoy them.
Before Atlantis became ruled by the beautiful beast Jason Momoa, Disney made this wonderful movie as their interpretation of the underwater realm. And it does not disappoint.
Archaeologist Milo Thatch leads a riff-raff team of explorers and scientists to attempt to find the legendary kingdom of Atlantis. However, the team discover that some legends need to be protected more than they needed to be uncovered.
It is a truly sweet story that took a lot of research and time to make. It also features badass wonderful characters in the form of Princess Kida and the rest of Milo’s mismatch team. Even if you know nothing about Atlantis – do yourself a favour and give this a watch.
This wonderful cartoon by Alex Hirsch has stolen my heart on so many occasions I could not recommend it enough. It follows the Pine twins, Dipper and Mabel, as they stay with their Great Uncle Stan for summer in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls where not everything is as it seems.
I didn’t hear about this show until years after it’s first release in 2012. But since watching it the first time I have re-watched it twice. It is full of cheerful humour, weird monsters, touching storylines and brilliant characters. Each episode is short so you could finish a season in a day if you wanted too. I speak from experience.
On a treasure-hunt for destiny, the young Jim Hawkins experiences the space-pirate life and the freedom he has always dreamed off. With cyborg cook John Silver, the crew set out for a legendary bounty but things go awry and Jim has to fight for his freedom once more.
Based (very loosely) on the book, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Disney remodels his world into a space fantasy complete with a steampunk-technical element that gives this story a sci-fi edge no other Disney film has.
It’s Disney in space and it’s wonderful.
Tangled: The Series
Before Frozen got the sequel, Tangled got the show. Since its premiere in 2017 it has done a wonderful job at weaving together a beautiful, wild story of Rapunzel and Eugene and their adventures after the end of the movie.
It follows Rapunzel after her hair mysteriously grows back and her new life as a royal. Since the trauma of her past she is eager to adventure and experience as much as she can on her path to finding herself.
This one is truly worth the watch if you loved Tangled. The writers really nailed Rapunzel’s feelings and it is wonderful to watch her grow. No pun intended.
I hope you enjoy these and don’t let these bad times get you down. Stay upbeat everyone!
Words: Perry Wyatt