Am I just nostalgic for old live-action Disney movies?

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Am I just nostalgic for old live-action Disney movies?

So I can't remember the last time I saw a decent Disney live-action production. This Secretariat movie looks okay, but I'm just wondering. I loved the old Disney movies like Darby O'Gill and the Little People. If I go back and watch them again, will I find them wanting? Or did Disney just go downhill with their live action stuff?

Somehow "Air Bud" doesn't seem to compare favorably to the Nutty Professor.

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Well I liked them. Maybe the younger kids can tell us how they hold up.

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Well I love them too, but I think we've all mentioned that before. Since no one is joining us in our reverie, maybe we ARE just nostalgic. laugh

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I am trying to think of the last live-action Disney film that I actually liked...

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That's easy. Any of the POTC.

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I have seen"Return to Witch Mountain", I thought that was pretty good!

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Tony wrote:
That's easy. Any of the POTC.

AH! Good point!

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is my all-time favorite; I wonder if a film like that would even make it off the drawing board today.

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks stands out at the last "Family" live action film I can think of. It wasn't cloying at all.

Tony's point about POTC is good. I was more thinking of the family genre. Stuff intended for the very young.

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I'm a big fan of the old live-action stuff. Darby O'Gill is an all-time favorite of mine. Watched B&B for the first time recently, with DW, and really enjoyed it.

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LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I'm a big fan of the old live-action stuff. Darby O'Gill is an all-time favorite of mine. Watched B&B for the first time recently, with DW, and really enjoyed it.

I'm a big fan of B&B -- reminds me a lot of Mary Poppins thematically. Plus, you've got the animated portions of both as well.

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admin wrote:
LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I'm a big fan of the old live-action stuff. Darby O'Gill is an all-time favorite of mine. Watched B&B for the first time recently, with DW, and really enjoyed it.

I'm a big fan of B&B -- reminds me a lot of Mary Poppins thematically. Plus, you've got the animated portions of both as well.

Mary Poppins is my favorite. I love B&B as well..but there is something about Mary Poppins I can't get enough of.
Maybe it's Dick Van Dyke.

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I have to admit I never got into the Herbie movies though.

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Brad wrote:
I have to admit I never got into the Herbie movies though.

I never watched the old Herbies..and the Lindsay Lohan one was just spectacular. A piece of cinematic genius. eek

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