The Nightly: May 28th, 2023

Hello Nightly!!!

Tonight we take a look at Fox and The Hound and The Black Cauldron.

Fox and the Hound was actually better than I remembered it being. For me, this is basically a better Bambi. A fox and a hound dog meet as younglings, and promise to be best friends forever, despite seemingly being destined to be enemies. It’s pretty solid, though I do think it plays it safe for the most part, as I think the story could have been a bit tougher and darker at some points. But overall, a good movie.

The Black Cauldron represented a low point in Disney history, as it famously bombed at the box office, where it was beat out by likes of the Care Bears Movie. It’s a shame, because there’s a lot of ambition and risks in this movie. There was a lot of money put into the animation, and it shows, it’s very good. The Horned King serves as a good villain, being voiced by John Hurt certainly helps. But the movie is flawed, when it comes to the writing, a bit of the pacing, and the main heroic characters being a mix of slightly y likable and not very interesting. A mix of another rewrite, and Jeffrey Katzenburg not editing the film would have served this movie well. But overall, the movie isn’t as bad as people and history would have you believe. It’s noting amazing or groundbreaking, but it was a solid effort by Disney to make an edgier and somewhat more adult oriented product.

On to the Nightly.

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