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  • Hakuta Mutata... what a wonderful phrase! Hakuta Mutata... ain't not passing craze...

  • it means... This is Movie Night!

  • Hello and welcome to Movie Night, YouTube's #1 movie review show, I'm your host, Jonathan

  • Paula. Tonight's theme is Disney Animation. To date, there have been 52 feature-length

  • films from, but we'll begin tonight with "Beauty And The Beast".

  • LEFT -- Loosely adapted on the 16th century French fairytale, this family musical fantasy

  • was released to critical and commercial success in November of 1991, eventually grossing $400

  • million in profit. Holding the impressive distinction of being the first animated feature

  • to be nominated for "Best Picture", this 84-minute G-rated adventure was arguably the high-water

  • mark for the so-called Disney Renaissance, receiving six Oscar nods in total. Paige O'Hara

  • lends her voice-talents to the lead heroine, Belle, a bookworm in a small French village

  • who becomes forcibly involved with a cursed Beast living in a rundown Castle played by

  • Robby Benson. Littered with a half-dozen memorable, catchy, and expertly animated musical numbers

  • - this picture is briskly paced as it bounces from scene to scene, introducing an array

  • of goofy, and enjoyable characters: from Jerry Orbach as Lumiere, the charming Frenchman

  • transformed into a candelabra, to Richard White as Gaston, your stereotypical Disney

  • villain, an egotistical hunter determined to marry Belle as a point of personal conquest.

  • Containing fewer celebrity voices than the usual Disney film, the talent here is still

  • impeccable and engaging: bringing to life their lines with excitement and honesty...

  • even if several of them unfortunately use singing-doubles. Although the genesis for

  • the entire story hinges on what amounts to a petty, and incredibly unjust punishment...

  • the "only true love will break the curse" plot is effective, even though it is as old

  • as time. A wonderfully simple, and enchanting story for children, that I myself loved as

  • kid - the story is the weak-point, as it only provides for a cursory glimpse at the romance

  • between Belle and the Beast. Understandably, it is short so kids won't get bored, I can't

  • help but feel like another 10 minutes during the second act could have really helped. Curiously,

  • the "Special Edition" added brand new content, but instead of character development, it focuses

  • on a whimsical new song. A climatic ballroom dancing sequence, set to the Academy Award-winning

  • original title-track is produced with at-the-time revolutionary computer technology resulting

  • in a breathtakingly beautiful and moving sequence that is the true centerpiece of the entire

  • film. From the upbeat dances to the intense fight sequences, the overall atmosphere is

  • perhaps a bit jumbled, but director Gary Trousdale does a fine job of transitioning them well

  • enough. This is a feel-good, well-animated story that the entire family can enjoy, even

  • if it never quite astonishes. "Beauty And The Beast", a "Beautiful, heartwarming story

  • that delights". Now let's see what you had to say about this picture in the YouTube comments.

  • The rate-o-matic now... a NINE and a NINE for "Beauty And The Beast". You applauded

  • the animation and the music... but held off from the top score for the exact same reasons

  • I did: Gaston is a one-note villain, and the story is perhaps too simply. You thought it

  • was AWESOME. A true Walt Disney classic I enjoyed as much today as I did 20 years ago,

  • I thought it was AWESOME as well. Next up, "The Lion King" -- RIGHT

  • RIGHT -- Released in June of 1994, this musical dramedy remains the highest grossing traditionally

  • animated film of all time, with close to one billion in proceeds. The all star cast of

  • familiar voice-talent includes Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones,

  • Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Rowan "Mr. Bean" Atkinson.

  • But let's not forget Frank Welker... Hollywood's go-to-guy for animal sound effects, this underappreciated

  • voice-actor has literally 700 film credits on his IMDB page. The G-rated story follows

  • the life of Simba the anthropomorphic lion cub, who is forced to abandon his home and

  • family after a tragic event, eventually forced to face his responsibilities, remembering

  • his father's sage advice, "I'm only brave when I have to be". During the up-tempo second-act,

  • when Simba ages from kid to adult during a super fun montage, he becomes friends with

  • care-free Sahara drifters Timon and Pumba: a lovable and hilarious duo who went on to

  • star in their own video game, and cartoon show: one that I just happened to watch every

  • morning before school as a kid. The villains are creepy and dastardly, and do a great job

  • of setting the consequences for the final battle. Although the exposition is ridiculous

  • overt, with many of the characters rather bluntly declaring their motivation and intentions

  • in lieu of actual dialog: the characters and writing here are largely fun, enjoyable, and

  • layered. With three of its incredible songs nominated for Academy Awards, the musical

  • numbers that drive the plot are all exciting, festive, and difficult not to sing along to.

  • While "Hakuta Mutata" is a personal favorite, Elton John's Oscar-winning "Can You Feel The

  • Love Tonight" is emotionally moving, and beautifully animated... ramping this picture into a tense

  • and exciting final act, that is unfortunately a bit rushed. And honestly the curious pacing

  • in this otherwise splendid 89-minute picture is the only flaw: particularly a prolonged

  • and drawn-out setup that takes nearly 40 minutes before arriving at the first major plot-turn.

  • Respectfully treating the animals like true characters, rather than a means to a joke

  • - you won't find any goofy props or Flintstone-style gags, where the African landscape is treated

  • as a weird American society analogy. Instead, we're left with an inspiring, moving, charming,

  • hilarious, and wonderfully animated classic that is immensely enjoyable no matter how

  • many times you watch it. Dealing with complicated themes of betrayal and redemption with ease,

  • "The Lion King", has "Exciting action, music, and characters." Now let's see what you had

  • to say in the YouTube comments.

  • Our scores for "The Lion King" a DOUBLE NINE. Unanimous praise was given to the songs and

  • music, but overall scores were mixed, resulting in an AWESOME. If I had to choose, this is

  • probably my favorite Disney animated picture... its strong characters, and vibrant animation

  • make it a timeless classic. But as I'm no longer eight-year-old, I'll have to score

  • it an AWESOME as well. Now, a quick word from our sponsor. -- LEFT

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  • save $10 off your first month, you'll also help support Movie Night too! Our final Disney

  • Animated film tonight is, "Wreck-It Ralph"

  • LEFT -- Preceded in theaters by the incredible, Academy-Award winning 7-minute short "Paperman"...

  • this computer-animated family comedy grossed over 400-million after it was released worldwide

  • in November of 2012. Opting to forgo the musical fanfare, this PG adventure revolves around

  • a tumultuous crisis moment for John C. Reilly, who plays the title character - a villain

  • in a arcade game (a sort of hybrid of Crazy Climber, Rampage, and Donkey Kong) who decides

  • he doesn't want to be the bad guy anymore, longing for a more fulfilling existence. Combining

  • the "toys are alive" element of Toy Story and Night At The Museum, this 108-minute movie

  • is a fantastic tribute to many of gaming's greatest arcade heroes and villains. Opening

  • with an engaging opening narration from Reilly, we're introduced to a fun and inventive world

  • - that expertly blends multiple styles of animation, color pallets, and even frame rates

  • for each of the individual games that are featured. The transformative visuals are downright

  • stunning. Unfortunately, too much time is spent inside the cutesy food-themed "Sugar

  • Rush" game, leaving loads of untapped opportunities - falling back on far too many food-related

  • jokes and constructs. Segments involving Ralph's game, "Fix It Felix Jr.", a large power-strip

  • modeled after Grand Central Station, or a racing sequence similar to Mario Kart are

  • truly inspired and enjoyable however. The zany characters we meet along the way are

  • each as adorable, and entertaining as the last, from Jack McBrayer as the eagerly polite

  • Felix, who ironically bemoans, "I fix everything I touch!" to painfully type-cast Jane Lynch

  • as the gruff-talking Army sergeant from a first-person shooter game called "Hero's Duty".

  • The standout performance is Sarah Silverman as an outcast racer... who's unlikely, and

  • unwilling relationship with Ralph is truly enjoyable to watch unfold through a series

  • of quickly edited, and brilliantly animated montages. Although perky and hostile, Silverman

  • is never annoying, instead contributing one of the funniest moments in the movie when

  • she riffs on the aforementioned "Hero's Duty" - forcing Ralph to listen to a string of crude

  • poop jokes in succession. The voice-acting from the entire recognizable cast, that also

  • includes Ed O'Neill, Dennis Haysbert, and Alan Tudyk are peppy and believable. Perfectly

  • capturing the essence and nostalgia of arcade gaming, this decently paced film balances

  • just the right about of charm, wit, and sophistication, without taking itself too seriously - resulting

  • in a truly rewarding experience for all gamers. We can only hope this marks the start of another

  • Disney Renaissance. "Wreck-It Ralph", "Lovable characters in fantastic environments." - Now

  • lets read some of your reviews for this movie in the YouTube comments.

  • "Wreck-It Ralph"... gets a NINE and a NINE from us. Well, after last week's Oscar special,

  • where we disagreed on everything, it seems this week we're completely in-tune. You loved

  • the animation, and dozens of video game references, you thought this film was AWESOME. This was

  • a modern-day adventure for the 21st-century, presented with Disney's familiar trademark

  • style... I thought it was AWESOME as well. Finally tonight, a look at what's currently

  • playing in theaters with some of your Tweet critiques.

  • If you see a new movie in theaters, Tweet your review with the #JPMN hashtag to have

  • it featured on the show. Next week, we won't be in Kansas anymore, as we review the iconic

  • "The Wizard Of Oz" from 1939, and the brand new, "The Great And Powerful Oz" which opens

  • nationwide on March 8th. Let me know what you think about these movies by voting in

  • the polls below, or by leaving a comment review. And please subscribe to the Movie Night Archive

  • channel for my exclusive trailer commentaries, and an organized library of all our past reviews.

  • Once again, my name is Jonathan Paula - thank you for watching Movie Night, I hope to see

  • you, right back here for the next Friday!

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