Disney Plus not only has an excellent TV offering, but also has many movies to stream. Yes, we could be talking about the classic Disney Renaissance movies or the Marvel movies or Star Wars. But we are going off the beaten track here. We’re going to look at some of the lesser-known offerings for the movies available on Disney Plus.
An abundance of great movies are offered on Disney Plus. From Disney Channel Originals to animated to live action, you won’t know what’s out there if you just stick to what’s trending. Our friends, you have to discover! You have to enrich your life with great movies. Or, well, movies that are quite entertaining because they aren’t that great.
The black kettle (1985)
This animated fantasy has the credit of killing Disney’s animation department until they did The little Mermaid in 1989. In the years since, however, a cult status has emerged The black kettleSet in fantasy land of Prydain, a teenage hogherd and his group of friends are the only ones who can resist the evil Horned King.
There’s an oracle pig in this movie, folks. It’s fantastic. The black kettle has a lot of creative ideas, especially when customizing The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander to the big screen. In all fairness, it probably doesn’t deserve as much apathy as it received on its release or embarrassed by Disney. (It fared so badly at the box office that it wasn’t released until home video 1998
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
This steampunk sci-fi drama is epic fantastic as it follows a ragtag group of researchers / experts in their various fields as they search for the lost city of Atlantis. Frankly, the last, like, third of the lot, we can take or leave. What you’re really watching this movie for are the characters who are all eclectic and insane. Like, seriously, this movie was ahead of its time in office comedy.
Also, Atlantis is just nothing short of a wonderful movie, especially when we get the mythical city itself. 3D animation has come a long way, but a case could be made for more 2D movies based on how … beautiful Atlantis is, especially for a sci-fi movie. This is a great way to spend 90 minutes with a cast of characters that will stay with you and are still fondly remembered by those who remember this movie.
Shia LaBeouf is a horrible, insulting piece of trash. That being said, Holes is one of the best movies out there and fondly remembered by an entire generation of children. Stanley Yelnats (LaBeouf) is a young man under a curse of bad luck that runs in his family and finds himself mistakenly sent to a youth camp in a desert where he and his fellow children have to dig holes in the desert all day long.
There are terrible adults at the helm, lifelong friendships to build, a curse to lift, and Kissin ‘Kate Barlow’s tragic love story to discover. This movie is absolutely captivating with a charming plot and how it weaves from the present to the future. Everything just flows effortlessly. Definitely one to watch on Disney +.
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
So maybe The black kettle failure didn’t kill everything about the Disney animation department. The Great Mouse Detective is, frankly, one of the better adaptations of Sherlock Holmes following Baker Street’s mouse Basil as he takes on his nemesis Professor Rattigan after kidnapping a master toy maker in London. There are all the elements of an excellent Sherlock Holmes story in the movie.
In all fairness, Basil is probably one of the better interpretations of Holmes. He’s just a good balance of brains, arrogance, but not over the top. It’s great everywhere. So if you just finished The Irregulars on Netflix and need something lighthearted? This movie on Disney Plus is definitely for you.
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