90s Remix

I wanted to share a youtube video. It’s seriously amazing. I recognize about 95% of these songs . . .

Makes me sad. Enjoy!

 

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The Little Mermaid vs Sleeping Beauty

The Little Mermaid was released in 1989 and it was the first film to begin the modern classic era of Disney (which I believe stopped with Mulan). I rented this movie from the local video store and at the end I felt as though my heart was being wrenched in my chest. At that time I had never seen such a romantic film. The fact that she had to try and get Prince Eric to fall in love with her when she was unable to speak looked like a lot of effort that it couldn’t be anything but true love!

For ten years I placed The Little Mermaid at the top of the Disney ladder as the greatest Disney animation of all time. I was (am) a sucker for romantic story-lines.

Ten years has passed and I find the story is ridiculous. Prince Eric had to fall for Little Mermaid solely on her superficial looks. In THREE DAYS. He really fell head over hills with the mysterious singing voice. The film seemed to rush ahead more than I remembered.

I guess I have a thing about princesses with beautiful singing voices because the other Disney movie that I fell in love with was Sleeping Beauty. Prince Philip, like Prince Eric was attracted to the mysterious singing voice in the forest. I like how they did not declare their love for one another during the dancing and singing scene as another film may have suggested. Nevertheless, they were very attracted to one another and there was definite chemistry between the two, at least as much chemistry as two drawn humans could be without it being too cheesy.

That is why I am comparing the two. I treasured both films as a child but as a adult I believe Sleeping Beauty wins for its music, artistic detail, innovative sound production, and characters.

Princesses:

Ariel is naive, immature and impulsive while Princess Aurora at the same age is elegant, classy, and graceful.

Villains:

Let’s face it. When compared to Maleficent, Ursala is like Santa Claus. She’s evil but she isn’t as scary as wicked Maleficent who still chills me to the bone.

Prince:

They’re both amazing. It’s a tie.

But I prefer Prince Phillip. Shhh.

The Lion King vs Bambi

I had a dream. A dream where I was a little girl again and my father was taking me to watch the Lion King. The cinemas’s entrance was amazing. We walked down the outdoor hallway entrance that extended to 200 metres. It had 10 metre high concrete walls that were from the mall’s building I guess. The walls had a bunch of movie posters, with all three lion king posters. It was so cool… I woke up and realized the last time I watched the Lion King was when I was 5. At school. I didn’t remember a thing about it.

I downloaded the movie, watched it and thought, “well this was anti-climatic. It’s okay.” I never watched it again.

I DID go to see the Lion King in 3D a week ago. I didn’t give a crap about the 3D to be honest. It didn’t make a difference. I really wanted to go because I never got the chance to see the movie in theatre as a little girl, like I should have.

It was amazing. I could not believe this is the same movie that I watched on the computer. I however, could believe this was the same film that I watched at school because I was equally terrified of the stampede at the time. The surround sound and the music got to me because I got teary throughout it. The nostalgia factor of feeling like a 5 year old again didn’t help either. I don’t cry in real life. I just cry at movies with amazing scores. The only bad thing I can say about the new release is the modernized Disney logo. Leave the original alone, please!

I just watched Bambi and realized how similar these two films are. The difference is that Bambi is a classic Disney film which means Walt Disney himself was part of the creative process.

  1. Both films start off with the new born (Fawn for Bambi. Cub for Simba)
  2. All the animals gather for the prince.
  3. One of their parents die. (Mother for Bambi. Father for Simba)
  4. They both grow up and fall in love with the female friend. Both show a montage of this too.
  5. Bambi fights a pack of fierce dogs near the end of the film. Simba fights off a cackle of wild hyenas near the end of the film.
  6. A fire starts and burns majority of the forest. Simba’s jungle becomes deserted and gloomy.
  7. Both film ends with the newborn of the newborn, as if the story would start all over again.

So which film do you prefer? The Lion King or Bambi. Don’t just vote The Lion King because you just saw it and think it’s all kinds of wonderful and haven’t seen Bambi in a long time.

I only choose The Lion King because even though both films have amazing songs, The Lion King’s songs say 90s to me. It was part of my generation. I have a personal connection towards it, which I can’t say the same for Bambi.

Richard Scarry is my Inspiration

I didn’t know Richard Scarry was a person. I was a huge fan of The Busy World of Richard Scarry. I always thought that was a weird title for a tv show. It was educational and entertaining at the same time. I loved it when they focused on a family in another country, like Italy. The animation was very detailed as well, something I believe is missing from digital animations.

I seem to have forgotten than Richard Scarry wrote and illustrated Best Word Book Ever. That’s the actual name. I have the original copy! With stereotypes and missing pages from the new editions!

I said I was going to upload this the day after I wrote this post. I am 3+ years late. 23/02/14

I said I was going to upload this the day after I wrote this post. I am 3+ years late. 23/02/14

But yes I used to flick through the book all the time. Sometimes even copying a picture of the flowers.

I learnt . . .

  1. Different types of flowers
  2. How to mix colours
  3. Different types of toys and games from the 60s.
  4. That playing dentist looks like fun
  5. That grocery shopping in cartoon form looks more fun than real life grocery shopping
  6. Everything is more innocent and fun if everybody was an animal.

I want to be an illustrator so bad.

When I was flicking through the pages, I wanted to cry because I felt like I was seven. It’s really peaceful to just stare at hundreds of images on a page.

As requested by Sisela:

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Happy 3rd Anniversary!

I can’t believe I started this blog 3 years ago. I remember for the first two years I updated this blog very often. Then I had to overkill it by posting 10 post in a row about Christmas. After that my regular updates declined. I think it’s also because I ran out of things to talk about and the excitement of a new blog. It’s actually a huge deal that I haven’t given up on this because you have no idea how many blogs and websites I’ve created and just left them in the corner collecting cyber dust. I created this blog because I did not know any places that was dedicated to the 90s, and gosh how much do I love the 90s. These days, there’s plenty. Just check the side bar for the blogroll!

Here’s a list of my favourite posts:

There are some posts that I dread to read and can’t believe I published them. What was I thinking?

I will continue posting mainly because I enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

I will right wrong and triumph over evil!

My favourite television program that I became obsessed with from age 5-12 was Sailor Moon. She’s the girl who throws her tiara like a frisbee and can transform into any occupation. She is also known as Meatball head for her hairstyle and sometimes, Goofball.

The sailor scouts are warriors destined to save their own planet. Sailor Moon must protect earth. Life on the moon was serene until it was attacked by the Negaverse. The queen sends the moon princess and guardians to be reborn on earth in the future. Serena discovers her secret identity of Sailor Moon when she finds a cat named Luna. The scouts were influenced by Roman Gods. For example; Jupiter is the god of thunder. Click HERE for more details.

The Sailor Scouts in order of appearance:

Sailor Moon (Serena): Serena is a clumsy and lazy. She loves crushing over cute boys such as Andrew and Tuxedo Mask rather than the responsibility of saving the universe. She was my favourite when I first saw the series. Now I find her annoying. She got to be the special one that takes longer to transform than the rest of the scouts combined.
Attack: Tiara as a frisbee.

 

Sailor Mercury (Amy): Amy appears during a computer class. She’s brainy, kind, organized and really sweet. Does anybody like Amy the best? Amy gets a special pocket computer because she’s technologically advanced.
Attack: Bubbles.

Sailor Mars (Raye): Raye is introduced when Serena and Amy want to go to the temple for lucky charms. Raye works at the temple. She is a hot head and gets easily irritated by Serena’s immaturity. They rarely get along.
Attack: Fire.

Sailor Jupiter (Lita): Lita is a tomboy who has a lot of similarities to Sailor Moon. She’s tough, lazy, hates studying but she’s an incredible cook. She’s my favourite Sailor Scout. My cousin even bought a Sailor Jupiter key ring and I still use it. She entered as the new kid at school whom was afraid of by classmates due to rumours.
Attack: Thunder and lightning.

Sailor Venus (Mina): Unlike the other scouts, Mina already knew her alter ego and has her own guardian/adviser cat. There isn’t really anything special about Mina. She’s the most boring normal one.
Attack: Crescent beam.

There are more Sailor Scouts but in my opinion these are the most important ones. I honestly don’t give a crack about the other ones simply because I never saw any of the later episodes. They never aired the later seasons on the children’s network.

Other:

Luna and Artemus: Luna is the four first Sailor Scouts’ adviser. Artemus is introduced when Sailor Venus makes her first appearance.

Darien: Also known as Tuxedo Mask. He goes out with Raye in the beginning as they enjoy annoying Serena. I think everyone knew Darien was Tuxedo Mask from the get-go. After the scouts find out Darien is tuxedo mask and Serena is the Moon Princess, they realized they were destined to be together.

I loved Sailor Moon so much that I own the collector’s cards and many, many posters. All in french because I got them off my cousin who lives in France. She’s also the one who gave me the Tamagotchi. I was so obsessed that I created my own version and I, Me, was the star.

I drew these when I was 9. I was called Sailor Star and the first one is my pose and the second is my attack.

I am Sailor Star! I have an awkward yet awesome stance!

The magical rays of light are deadly!

I had a thing for POWERS. Power Rangers. Captain Planet. I loved them all. I had the perception that I had super powers but I haven’t discovered it yet. After watching a tv drama about a girl who could fly, I jumped off the edge of a baby’s crib over my bed because I thought if I really believed it, I really could fly.

I got older and finally accepted that there’s no such thing as super powers. I could never throw thunder bolts or blast fire balls. So I created another Sailor Scouts, except Sailor Star isn’t me. Her name was Salina. It was my favourite name and I wanted to be called Salina when I was 6. I chose it not knowing Sailor Moon’s real name was Serena. I always thought her name was just Sailor Moon until I was 9.

I decided to draw a comic book of my Sailor Scouts when I was 11. I skipped episode #1 because that’s always about the girls discovering who they are and I thought that was boring.

The first page.

Click the image to read what’s going on but it’s basically the girls practising gymnastics. Salina is naturally talented and Stacey is the whiny bitch. Something wrong happens and the girls must save the gym and all gymnast!

That’s all you guys. I apologize for the incredibly long post. I had a ton of fun writing this! Did you guys have an obession with Sailor Moon?