Wednesday, 1 April 2020

My Top Nostalgic Disney Plus Picks

I have to admit that a huge part of getting Disney Plus for me was their newer offerings. I think Coco is one of the best films that they've ever made, I love watching the new Disney shorts when they come out, I was really excited to see the new documentaries that were created or curated for the service. However, when the whole premise is creating an archive of both old and new Disney offerings, it's hard not to come across something that reminds you of the good old days, and so I thought I'd share my top picks to watch when you'd like to be a little more nostalgic.

Possibly one of my favourite cartoons of all time. There is possibly nothing better to pass the time than weirdly shipping TJ and Spinelli, hating on Randall and wishing you were one of the Ashleys (they're just so, so, so... scandalous!) Seriously, this is every bit as good as I remember it being as a kid, it's probably the one show that I've watched so far that gives me that warm, nostalgic feeling in my stomach. They also have all of the films and spin offs, so it's good if you're looking for a long term watch when you've finished running through just about everything on Netflix and Prime.

Is this film absolutely ridiculous? Undoubtable. Is the plot the oddest thing that's ever been proposed? It's definitely up there. Did I sit and watch it anyway this week? 100%. It's a known fact that any film with Robin Williams in is always worth a watch, however this genuinely is a great film that takes me back to my childhood. If you've never seen it before it's odd, stupid and really, really hard not to love. Just trust me on this one.

Cheaper By The Dozen
A classic, old school favourite. I'm pretty sure I remember going to see this in the cinema and it always reminds me of me and my friends doing the stupid lie detector scene to each other. Not only is it brilliant to see so many Disney film stars as children, but it's also just so fun to watch in general. Plus, when you've finished it and you're really sad at how quickly it was done? They have Cheaper By The Dozen 2 so you can keep the vibe going (at least for another hour and a half or so, and that's an hour and a half closer to the end of lockdown!)

Honey I Shrunk The Kids
This used to be my brother's favourite film (well other than Toy Soldiers, but anyone that watched that as a kid will tell you that it's genuinely horrific) and so I always remember it so fondly. I haven't actually gotten round to watching this one again lately, but it's right there at the top of my list. It's probably not nostalgic to you guys in the same way that Disney Princess films are, but it's definitely worth a revisit and I can't wait to do it.

Freaky Friday
The more I think about this film, the more I think it genuinely may be one of the best films ever made. Okay, so I'm being dramatic, but this is a comedic masterpiece. Every part of this is so well thought out to create a film that I remember all of my family constantly reordering on LoveFilm's DVD service when my brother and I were a lot younger than I am now. Plus, the soundtrack to this is lowkey really, really good.

So there's some nostalgic favourites I definitely think that you should go back and revisit, but what nostalgic favourites can you recommend to me?

Sammy xo.