It just feels like they thought that the theme of Christmas would connect them all together, when it actually doesn't. I have to say though; out of all the things that this montage of clips had to show me, the thing that I was not looking forward to seeing throughout the whole video was the original Disneyland costume design for Scrooge McDuck. Sure, I think it's crap now, but I still appreciate it. And of course, they're cliched and predictable! Other Titles: Sing along songs. I'll be posting new reviews almost every week. Description: 1 videocassette 30 min. The visuals for this song sequence are also pretty terrible as well.
Judging by the first song sequence of the video, I already had a feeling that the video was going to be hit and miss. Ironically, all they'll do is make you cringe into a smile. It's fun and easy as you read the on-screen lyrics and join your favorite characters in their most memorable musical moments! It just felt a bit distracting from the original storyline and it left me confused over what it was supposed to be. Look, I seriously love Goofy, and as much as I admire how much passion and effort Bill Farmer The guy voicing Goofy puts into the song, I still sadly found myself bored by how dull and cheesy the song is, instead of finding it to be cute. As a special entry for this year, I decided to go back to the 90s and review something from my childhood. Responsibility: directed by Dominic Orlando ; produced by Joseph Sansone.
Probably the best songs are the versions of Twelve Days of Christmas, O Christmas Tree and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, both visually and in execution. They actually take the songs seriously while being light-hearted but not up to the point that they're obnoxious and annoying. With that being said, there still are some really good song and dance sequences in this video that are a lot of fun and do bring that nostalgic Christmas feel, even if most of the good ones take place towards the end of the video. They let them be what they are instead of desperately trying to modernize them. So, with all of that said, will Disney's take on Christmas carols bring me Christmas spirit or will it make me as annoyed as listening to Christmas songs plaguing the radios in October? And given that it is a Sing Along video, it's obviously the songs which are the main star. He Delivers is no better with the modern references and the strange arc about Huey not believing Santa only to change his mind a minute later! Characters: I can't really say much about the characters because there are no arcs and they are all their same selves: Mickey's all chipper and happy, Minnie's his equally as sweet girlfriend, Donald can have a fiery temper while having a good heart, his nephews are all mischievous and spoilt and Goofy is his clumsy yet kind hearted self.
Credits: Directed by Dominic Orlando ; executive producers, Jerry Lippert, Mark Freedman ; produced by Joseph Sassone ; musical director and additional lyrics, Andy Belling. The nostalgia goggles admittedly had an effect on me after watching this, but I'm not gonna act like it's the most amazing thing ever. Oh yeah, and Pluto is of course Mickey's loyal dog despite not really contributing much. Even if I never actually sang along with the music, still listening to my favourite Disney tunes back to back was good enough for me. Also, while the costumes of the characters can look charming, after a while they can look creepy because of their never ending smiles and over the top movements. The E-mail message field is required.
The rest of the costumes, make up and sets also look really cheap and bizarre, from life sized toys, the elephants in I'd Like to Have an Elephant for Christmas and fake North Pole. Whatever the case is the elephant design looks pretty creepy, instead of cute. It's a songfest full of holiday spirit! But this is nothing compared to Hip Hop Noel. While there are a few classics like a country jamboree version of Deck the Halls and an obnoxiously over the top version of Jingle Bells, most of the songs are original. But I can't say that it's anything beyond. Contents: Very merry Christmas -- Deck the halls -- Dear Santa -- Jingle bells -- Snow ho ho -- Hip hop noel -- He delivers -- The twelve days of Christmas -- I'd like to have an elephant for Christmas -- Here comes Santa! Ok, we do visit the park on a few occasions Especially during the last few songs in the video , but for the most part we're pretty much with our favorite Disney costumed characters in a cabin in the snow covered woods as they celebrate Christmas.
Yes, the songs are terrible, the modernizations annoyed me on top of the trippy visuals, but the heart is clearly in the right place and I think people are in need something over the top happy after the depressing year 2016 has been. Even the song itself, despite being forgettable, I still remember it being good enough to suck me into the charm of this sequence, which is more than what I can say about the other forgettable songs in this video. But the visual choice that I found odd and questionable is the last joke where we see Goofy sleep in his bed where his pillow changes into the shape of elephant. Although the version I had was a double feature of this and from 1988, I'll only be reviewing the Twelve Days of Christmas bit because the other one is just traditional Christmas songs set to clips from various Disney cartoons and shorts. . I'm a big fan of films and I would love to share my love for them with you.
So since the video pretty much leaves the promotional theme park style aside, this video instead feels like watching a collection of short music videos that you would see on the Disney Channel during that time as we see people and Disney characters singing and dancing on very small sets with some very low budget computer animated effects. Now I have to admit, when it comes to song sequences in this video, they're very hit and miss. I just didn't know what to think of all this that was going on, so I think it's pretty clear that the writers had no idea either. I'd Like to Have an Elephant For Christmas is probably the second worst song because not only is the idea of Goofy wanting an elephant ridiculous, but it comes so out of nowhere and it has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the clumsy plots. This number is hands down the worst number in this video. This is mostly shown in Snow Ho-Ho-Ho, which distracted me from actually looking at what was going on.
Despite being the main focus of this video, the songs are easily the worst part of because of how desperately hard they try to be happy, cool and obnoxious. Story: There isn't really much of a plot to speak of. In fact, it was probably my favourite. While there are a handful of song sequences that I really liked that even at times brought out my inner-child, there were still a handful of other song sequences where I was either bored by them, rolling my eyes at, or was just more interested in with what the characters are doing instead of enjoying the song they were singing. I won't say much about them in this section, but I guess a problem I had because of them was a lack of cohesion, starting off alright in terms of a story with the cabin before randomly deciding to do whatever it wants in the North Pole before the big happy ending at DisneyWorld. It all looks like somebody playing around with Windows Movie Maker, filled with awkward scene wipes and transitions, all of which make you feel like you're on a never-ending trip.
I think it's safe to say that it leads to an overload of the bubbly happy fluff that you'd expect from Disney, especially during the holidays. Disney's The twelve days of Christmas. Series Title: Other Titles: Twelve days of Christmas. I can guarantee children will eat this up and despite it being overtly saccharine and syrupy that it'd make you die of diabetes. While the song does sound Christmassy as we hear our favorite Disney characters sing, the song itself is very forgettable and pretty bland. Seriously, every single one made me cringe so much that I actually in embarrassment that I was letting these tunes pass my ear drums.