Disney has produced many classic movies. If you had a childhood, you probably remember movies like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pirates of the Caribbean. With the number of movies that Disney has put out it would be unrealistic to expect all of them to be classics. Some Disney movies have been forgettable to say the least.While this doesn’t make us think any less of Disney, it does prove that even this gigantic corporation can make mistakes. I know, it’s hard to believe. Without further ado, let’s check out the Disney movies that your children will hopefully never have to see.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Disney’s latest movie, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, can best be described as a box office flop. With the always eccentric Nicolas Cage in the movie, along with the entertaining Jay Baruchel, it is surprising that this movie wasn’t more entertaining. Unfortunately Disney thought they could get away with slacking on the story since Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel were in the movie, but audiences weren’t buying it. It must be said that The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a visually appealing movie, but the lackluster dialogue and plot leaves much to be desired.
Snow Dogs marked the downfall of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s career. Before he had been in some great movies, which is why it was so surprising to see him in a movie that was so obviously terrible. The story basically has Cuba inheriting a pack of sled dogs, but being a dentist and having no idea how to control them. I guess if you liked the joke of Cuba Gooding Jr. falling over in the snow repeatedly and having his dogs laugh at him then you’d enjoy Snow Dogs. Unfortunately even six year olds get tired of that joke when it is repeated fifty times.
Disney should learn to not put Cuba Gooding Jr. in their movies. Snow Dogs was atrocious, but Home on the Range was even worse. Cuba Gooding Jr. lent his voice talents to one of the main characters, a cow. This cow wants to save the ranch by kidnapping a cattle rustler. Remember kids, if you have a problem you need solved all you have to do is kidnap the right person. Home on the Range received a huge amount of marketing before it came out, but when it was released it became clear that all the creativity was used on the marketing campaign rather than in the movie. It says a lot that this movie was hyped so much, but most people don’t even remember it.
Treasure Planet had so much potential to be a great movie, which made the end result all the more disappointing. Visually, this movie was stunning. Disney pulled out all the stops with the animation. Unfortunately they didn’t do the same with the story, a new take on the classic Treasure Island. The Treasure Island plot was loosely followed in Treasure Planet, Disney just decided that it would be improved upon by taking out all the clever dialogue, plot nuances, and character development. It can now be said that Disney was wrong on this account.
Inspector Gadget was literally painful to watch. Disney took a character who was already loved by children around the world and proceeded to butcher him on screen. They even showed the sinister Claw on screen! Claw was always the man in the shadows, how could they just reveal him like that? Much like Snow Dogs, Inspector Gadget relied far too much on visual gags rather than an actual coherent story. To make matters worse, Michelle Trachtenberg wasn’t hot yet in this movie, taking away the only advantage Inspector Gadget might have had.