Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Set 6 years after the events of Wreck it Ralph (2012), we find Ralph and Vanellope living a carefree if predictable existence at the arcade.  So, when Vanellopes game is broken and the two must travel to the strange new world of the internet, to buy the piece to fix it, it’s very exciting for Vanellope.  Not so for Ralph, who fears he may lose his best friend to an exciting new racing game.

Featuring the voice talents of Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly and Gal Gadot.

1hr. 56min.

Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is now long grown up, with a wife (Hayley Atwell) and a child.  He spends all of his time trying to provide for his family, by working long hours at a luggage making company.  When he must stay in the city and work the holiday weekend that he and his family were to go to his family home in the country, Christopher Robin is suddenly confronted by his old friend Winnie-the-Pooh.  Together they must search for Poohs’ other friends, as well as find the happiness that seems to elude Christopher Robin.

1hr. 44min.

The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

Selfish Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) has it all, but when he fires his advisor Yzma (Eartha Kitt) she takes her revenge. Through a complicated turn of events, instead of being poisoned, Kuzco is turned into a llama and found miles away from his palace by a pesant named Pacha (John Goodman). The two form an unlikely alliance, as they make their way back to the city.  Along the way they must overcome the elements and each other.

1hr. 17min.

Shipwrecked (1990)

Young Haakon makes a hard decision, when he takes his fathers place on a ship in order to pay the family’s debt. Almost at the same time that the boat is taken over by a mutiny, the ship is lost in a storm. The boy is shipwrecked on an island that happens to be the hideout for a band of pirates. When he finds their treasure Haakon knows it will only be a matter of time before they return.

1hr. 32min.

Brave (2012)

Young Highland Princess Merida is anything but ready for the impending political marriage arranged by her mother the queen.  Feeling that her mother can’t understand her situation, Merida decides to enlist the help of a witch to “change her fate” by changing her mother.  This sets off a chain of events that causes Merida to consider whether it is only her mother that must change.

1hr. 34min.

The Big Green (1995)

Everyone in the tiny town of Elma, Texas are used to not having much to look forward to. That all changes when foreign exchange teacher Anna (Olivia d’Abo) arrives.  Her unfailing optimize catches all the kids up in her idea to start a soccer team.  Even the town sheriff (Steve Guttenberg) and former college athlete can’t resist helping.  In the end Anna gives the town something to believe in and they give her a home.

1hr. 41min.

 

 

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (1991)

Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar) dreams of a better life and in 1930’s America the place to get that (at least she thinks so) is Atlantic City.  Along the way she comes upon a carnival that’s hosting a one of a kind act; a horse races up a ramp and a girl jumps on his back as they dive into a tank of water.  Through a turn of events Sonora takes over the act and is an instant sensation.  When tragedy strikes, Sonora must over come a seemly impossible challenge.

Based on an incredible true story.

1hr. 28min.

Tarzan (1999)

Tarzan (Tony Goldwyn) has always know there was something different about him and his gorilla family.  When Jane (Minnie Driver) and her father come to Africa to do research on gorilla families, Tarzan finally realizes that he truly isn’t one of them (a gorilla). While Jane helps Tarzan learn where he comes from, she also helps him to finally see where he belongs.  Then when Jane and her fathers guide Clayton (Brian Blessed) reveals his true plans of capturing gorillas and selling them back in England, it’s up to Tarzan to save them.

1hr. 28min.

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Ariel (Jodi Benson) is a young mermaid who dreams of the mysterious and forbidden world “on land”.  When she sees Prince Eric (Christopher Daniel Barnes) and subsequently saves him from a shipwreck, she is instantly smitten and determines to do whatever it takes to be with him.  Including trading her voice for legs to the evil Ursula (Pat Carroll), who gives Ariel 3 days to get a kiss of true love in order to stay a human.

Based on the classic Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, this film was over forty years in the making and was the beginning of what would be called the Renaissance in Disney animation.  The Academy Award winning score features the haunting Part of Your World and (some have said) brought Broadway into the cartoons.

1hr. 23min.