Do you know Frozen II is considered one of only some sequels Disney has launched in theaters? EVER. Unusual, proper? The studio has so many beloved and icon characters below its umbrella, but it hasn’t usually continued to discover them on the massive display screen. How do you high “Fortunately Ever After” anyway? However as it’s possible you’ll keep in mind, for a time period between the ‘90s and ‘00s, Disney pumped out a ton of direct-to-video sequels and prequels (and midquels even) starring probably the most well-known characters in its vault.
They’re… attention-grabbing. Particularly today when the studio drops large budgets on persevering with or repeating the tales of Simba or Belle. Disney made a ton of strange selections again within the day to offer younger audiences one other repair of their favourite Disney Princesses and so forth! Now it’s time to relive a few of the stranger entries of the bunch – oh, and they’re all obtainable on Disney+! So the animation studio should be happy with them… I assume? Test these out:
Wait… How Did Timon & Pumbaa Discover A VHS Participant?
Earlier than the unique Frozen grew to become Disney’s highest-grossing movie when it was launched and have become a cultural phenomenon audiences simply couldn’t let go, The Lion King was the studio’s greatest hit. So then the thought got here to construct across the characters additional! After releasing a direct-to-video sequel, Disney went to straight-up spinoff territory with the odd, however pleasant The Lion King 1½ . Fan favorites Timon and Pumbaa broke the fourth wall earlier than Deadpool did!
Lion King 1 ½ has the “Hakuna Matata” pair watching the famed 1994 basic collectively, and Timon has the distant. Actually! It’s very large and sq.. The place did they discover this expertise? Anyhow, they sing “Circle of Life,” quick ahead to the nice elements and even inform their very own tales and views between the occasions of Lion King. I really like that it exists, nevertheless it’s nonetheless extremely random.
Belle’s ‘Vacation Particular’ Spent Kidnapped!
Magnificence and the Beast is an odd love story to start with. Belle finds and takes the place of her father, who was kidnapped by the Beast in his enchanted fortress. She makes pals with the speaking furnishings objects who’re cursed by the prince’s spell, and later falls in love with Beast himself. However the endearing moments, lovely songs and Belle’s headstrong character make up for it. Then there’s 1997’s Magnificence and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.
By the tip of the film, they fortress residents all remodel into people. However to be able to enable for Beast, Lumiere and Ms. Potts to stay of their iconic varieties for one more journey, this film is about earlier than that whereas Belle is kidnapped. And it reveals the pair as “pals” – and it’s all about Beast being mad and cussed whereas Belle tries to cheer him up with Christmas spirit. It actually simply highlights how problematic the story could be. Why, Disney? Why?
When Ariel Actually Simply Lived Footloose
In 2008, Disney launched the second direct-to-video Little Mermaid film – Ariel’s Starting. The film is a prequel to Ariel’s life in Atlantica earlier than she lays her eyes on Prince Eric and makes a cope with Ursula. We lastly discover out what occurs her mother on this film. She died after operating right into a pirate ship when Ariel was a toddler. This loss causes King Triton to outlaw music from the undersea kingdom. Yep, that’s Footloose.
So naturally Ariel finds an underground music membership and rebels as she likes to do. We get to know Ariel’s sisters a little bit mre, Sebastian turns into the lead singer of mentioned membership and Flounder even will get arrested when the membership will get busted in some unspecified time in the future. Hey, props for it having some continuity with the start of the primary movie’s large live performance, as a result of most of those sequels are inclined to ignore character and plot. However, it’s sort of only a ripoff? And why is King Triton at all times the unhealthy man?
Cinderella Will get An Alternate Timeline
Transfer over, Avengers: Endgame, Cinderella needed to cope with complicated alternate timelines first! In 2007, Disney launched Cinderella III: A Twist of Time, and it is likely to be the studio’s greatest direct-to-video sequel. Within the film, Woman Tremaine and the stepsisters are nonetheless bitter about Cinderella stealing Prince Charming’s coronary heart on the famed ball. So, her former stepmother decides to steal the Fairy Godmother’s wand and wreak havoc on Cindy’s life.
And thus we get main Again To The Future Half II vibes! Woman Tremaine goes again in time and adjustments destiny and Cinderella and her mouse pals should restore the timeline and get Charming again! It’s a enjoyable method to persevering with the story, particularly contemplating how iconic Cinderella’s story is. It provides some extra fantasy components to the story, however who would have ever pegged Cindy for a time traveler?
Aladdin Will Do Something Get Shut To His Dad
Are you up for another? Okay, this one is very attention-grabbing as a result of the live-action Aladdin would possibly really get a sequel. Although it most likely will not be something just like the second Aladdin direct-to-video sequel, King of Thieves, as a result of it’s kind of unusual. The film follows Return to Jafar (which really had the audacity to have Genie with out Robin Williams) and it’s all about Aladdin discovering his long-lost father.
In 1996’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Aladdin finds out his dad is a person named Cassim, who’s the chief of a murderous gang of Forty Thieves – loosely primarily based on one other well-known story from the Arabian Nights. Aladdin has to query whether or not his father needs to domesticate a relationship with him in any case these years as a result of he loves him or due to his greed (keep in mind, Aladdin simply married a princess). However then there’s the half the place Aladdin decides to hitch his dad’s gang of thieves. As a way to acquire admittance he should interact in ritual fight, and the loser will get thrown off a cliff. So, Aladdin completely throws somebody off a cliff!
There you may have it! Possibly there’s a motive why Disney doesn’t do sequels usually. It’s fairly shocking and humorous these plot factors made their method onto video however perhaps this simply reveals how a lot the corporate has modified its view on adapting characters, as of not too long ago!
What’s Your Favourite Unusual Disney Direct-To-Video Film?