Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Movie Clip Wednesday - Favorite Disney Movie (Non-Animated)

I'm not even going to mention Boxer's situation and her hopeful return to host MCW (doh, I just did). So Milk River Madman continues hosting the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE (NON-ANIMATED). I looked up all the Disney movies ever made and there are hundreds of them. Sure a lot are animated but there were many I hadn't thought about since I was a kid and use to watch on the Wonderful World of Disney every week. And then there were all of the classics that we would see at the theater or drive in.

Some of the ones I really liked were Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which we saw in the family Rambler at the drive in. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes which was one of the first Curt Russel movies I can remember. This was the first movie to use the word "Computer" in the title.

But I narrowed it down to two all-time favorites. Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a fascinating movie (to me) and I loved the scenes showing the inner workings of the Nautilus. I didn't choose this one because I'm reasonably certain Karl will do this (prove me wrong Karl). So that leaves 1960's Swiss Family Robinson. I love this movie because the ships, sea, tropical island and most of all - the tree house. I think this movie started my infatuation with tree houses. After this movie and when I was in my early teens, my friends and I built our first tree house with trap doors and rigging. In my late teens on my senior class trip to Disney World Orlando, I got to see the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House and I'll bet I spent the better part of an hour in there. This inspired me to build this tree house many years later.

Unfortunately, the only video I could find under 10 minutes long is this scene where the boys fight the anaconda. I really wanted one of the tree house. That's James MacArthur (better known as Danno from Hawaii Five-O) as Fritz Robinson.

I'm hoping we see some of the more obscure Disney films this week at the Madman 's. Who cried when old yeller died?


Princess said...

Hi Buzz,
Fancy Jinxing with the Madman! And here i was thinking nobody would remember this old Obscure movie. I must be showing my age... or he is!
I really wanted to live in a tree house just like the Swiss family... Closest i got to building one was hauling an old plank up a gum tree. But hey i had my imagination!

Your kids must have so much fun in theirs... great job...

pam said...

I don't mind blog jinxing on this great movie. It had everything I love about a movie. Can't wait to scroll back up and look at your own treehouses. Happy MCW!

Joanna Cake said...

Great choices - I'd forgotten both of those films!

Karl said...

Good evening Buzz Kill,

As you know, my friend, I cannot prove you wrong. Although I can tell you, that your choice would have been my backup had I not been able to find clip for my choice. As for your choice, I really enjoyed this movie. If you ever get a chance (and haven't already) read the book it's quite interesting.

Buzz Kill said...

The kids play in the tree house only when friends come over. Although I did notice a couple of times during the summer that The Pudge (12 YO) would sit up there when he had to do his summer reading for school. It's kind of peaceful when it's not brutally hot.

I actually thought you were going the Mary Poppins route. I've shown the tree house before so it's nothing new.

These are more of your "boy" type adventure films. Pirates of the Carribbean would have been a good one for you.

I'm just having fun with you. But you and I are starting to get on the same page with our movie viewing. That should scare the hell out of you. I've read Robinson Crusoe but never Swiss Family Robinson (hey, I wonder if they're related? bwahaha).

Aunty Belle said...

Drat==forgot to play--but lovein' SFR choice!!