This is part of my series “Thoughts on Disney movies,” where I’ve gone back to watch all of the animated Disney features, starting with Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, and then share my thoughts on the blog.
Highlights: Probably my favorite thing about it was the adorable little romance between Bernard and Bianca. They have fun personalities, though it’s not obvious why she would ever be so attracted to a mouse like him. I personally found the story line to be interesting and it kept my attention, which I appreciate. Maybe not a stellar film, but it was all right.
Low points: My husband didn’t care for this one, so I’ll let him speak to the low points. did not like it. He felt the plot was disorganized, the transitions were lacking, and there were things that didn’t make sense. He also didn’t like or identify with any of the characters, which he found static and uninteresting. He called the whole thing “way too absurd.”
Music: There are a few songs in this one, such as the opening song and a song sung by Penny. However, the music in this film sounded, to me, very dated. And not in a good, classic way either. It was just old and somewhat boring.
Fun Fact: Apparently in the film’s original release, as well as all released editions until 1999, there’s an extremely brief shot of a naked woman. It’s during the scene where Bernard and Bianca are riding on the bird’s back, and it takes place in one of the windows behind them. No one really knows how it got there, but it’s pretty obvious that it’s a result of someone that worked there tampering with the film. It’s been removed in subsequent editions.