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The Jungle Book 2 Review


Excellent
Last year, I received a lot of grief from readers who insisted I was heartless for panning Disney's Lilo & Stitch. As I sat waiting for my The Jungle Book 2 screening to begin, I relished the idea of more hate emails flooding my inbox if this latest animated adventure didn't bring the goods. But this time, Disney didn't let me down, and though I'm somewhat disappointed knowing those email unpleasantries do not await me, I am thrilled to give The Jungle Book 2 a glowing recommendation.

The Jungle Book 2 begins flawlessly where the original left off as Mowgli (now voiced by Haley Joel Osment) is trying to adjust to the chores and responsibilities of living in the man village. Mowgli would much rather play with his new family than work, but he also dreams of disobeying orders to cross the river outside the village and enter the mysterious jungle in search of his old friend Baloo (John Goodman). One night, Mowgli's desires of returning to his jungle home become reality. Unfortunately, this causes great concern from his girlfriend Shanti and the rest of the village. What Mowgli doesn't realize is that the tiger Shere Khan (Tony Jay) anxiously awaits another meeting with the young cub, so he can settle old scores.

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Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Review


Bad
"The magic didn't end at midnight!" the promotional materials for Cinderella II tell us. But I'm here to tell you that not only did the magic definitely end at midnight, it ended at midnight 52 years ago, when the original Cinderella went home in her pumpkin.

This pathetic sequel, only 65 minutes long until the credits roll, tells three sad vignettes about the now-blissfully married Cinderella's life. Among them: Cinderella flounts tradition and invites (gasp!) commoners to the royal ball. The fairy godmother turns one of the mice into a person. And ugly stepsister Anastasia finds love in the arms of a portly baker.

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Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Review


Bad
"The magic didn't end at midnight!" the promotional materials for Cinderella II tell us. But I'm here to tell you that not only did the magic definitely end at midnight, it ended at midnight 52 years ago, when the original Cinderella went home in her pumpkin.

This pathetic sequel, only 65 minutes long until the credits roll, tells three sad vignettes about the now-blissfully married Cinderella's life. Among them: Cinderella flounts tradition and invites (gasp!) commoners to the royal ball. The fairy godmother turns one of the mice into a person. And ugly stepsister Anastasia finds love in the arms of a portly baker.

Continue reading: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Review

The Jungle Book 2 Review


Excellent
Last year, I received a lot of grief from readers who insisted I was heartless for panning Disney's Lilo & Stitch. As I sat waiting for my The Jungle Book 2 screening to begin, I relished the idea of more hate emails flooding my inbox if this latest animated adventure didn't bring the goods. But this time, Disney didn't let me down, and though I'm somewhat disappointed knowing those email unpleasantries do not await me, I am thrilled to give The Jungle Book 2 a glowing recommendation.

The Jungle Book 2 begins flawlessly where the original left off as Mowgli (now voiced by Haley Joel Osment) is trying to adjust to the chores and responsibilities of living in the man village. Mowgli would much rather play with his new family than work, but he also dreams of disobeying orders to cross the river outside the village and enter the mysterious jungle in search of his old friend Baloo (John Goodman). One night, Mowgli's desires of returning to his jungle home become reality. Unfortunately, this causes great concern from his girlfriend Shanti and the rest of the village. What Mowgli doesn't realize is that the tiger Shere Khan (Tony Jay) anxiously awaits another meeting with the young cub, so he can settle old scores.

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