“for the aristocats reboot disney will make the racist cats gay for representation points” you fools. the dumbass dogs are right there
Thomas O'Malley is and always has been the Best Disney Man because, although he is clearly attracted to and interested in Duchess throughout, it's never his primary motivation.
Sure, he's flirting with her when they first meet at the start, and she's clearly enjoying it (she's a sheltered pedigree cat, and a single mother with three kids— chances are it's been a while). But then when the kids show up and he realises that she's probably not looking for casual relationships at the moment, she graciously gives him a way out.
She makes it absolutely clear that she doesn't blame him for being put off by the kids, or expect anything from him. They're both adults, they both want different things, and he doesn't owe her. There is nothing wrong with his initial impulse to wish them all good luck on their travels and then go back to whatever he was doing before.
But he doesn't do that.
Instead we get the "you're not a cat, you're a rat" moment, followed by him rushing back with an offer to guide them to Paris.
Pretty everything else he does in the film moving forward is motivated purely by the fact that he couldn't live with himself if he left this nice but clearly out of their depth family stranded like that. It's entirely selfless.
Later on, we have the roof scene. They've been travelling together for a while (alright— pretty sure it's less than a day, but we're working with Disney Time here) and he's genuinely come to love and admire her. He makes another offer— this time he's willing to try for a more serious relationship, and be a father to her children.
She turns him down.
She loves him, he loves her, but she's not willing to give up Madame. She's rejecting him, again, for reasons that he can't really understand ("you're just her housepet!") after he just poured his heart out to her.
And I feel like, in most other Disney films, this would be the part where we have the 'protagonists argue before the climax' moment. Like, this is his cue to point out all that he's done for her, and for her to point out that she never asked for it, and for him to storm off in a huff and leave them to go the rest of the way alone, only returning at the climax to save them all dramatically.
But that never happens, because Abraham De Lacey Giuseppe Casey Thomas O'Malley is a perfect gentleman, thank you very much.
He never had any Nice Guy-level assumptions about 'earning' her love when he made that offer to escort her to Paris, and he's not going to back out of it just because she rejected him. He may not understand her reasons for doing so, but he understands that she is as disappointed by how things turned out as he is, and he's not going to make things worse for her.
And then, at the end, he fucking moves in with her.
He fully respects that she's not willing/able to sacrifice her relationship with Madame, and so decides to sacrifice his own life as a street cat (despite his suspicions about humans) in order to be with her. You can see at the end that he's still getting used to his new situation, but he's fully prepared to try and make it work for her.
Seriously, Best Disney Guy hands down.
ok, listen guys. listen. been saying this for years but now it’s close to coming true so listen. disney will absolutely get millie bobby brown to voice marie. i do not know why i have had this premonition nor if it would be a good or bad thing but i have this feeling deep in my bones that it will fucking happen
Brother Bear The Series And The Story Of Disney TVA’s Axed Disney’s Heritage Program At Disney TVA.
It was the year 2003 and Disney TVA was moved from the feature animation division aka Walt Disney Studios to Disney Channels Worldwide department mostly know currently know as Disney Branded Television
Disney Channel Worldwide sought to develop series based on what were known internationally as Disney Heritage properties, such as Walt Disney Animation Studios films from old to the most new at the time with a program at Disney TVA called Disney Herintage.
The program featured the following projects: The Emperor's New School based on The Emperor's New Groove, Team Atlantis a sequel series to Atlantis developed by Tad Stones, The Treasure Planet The Series,The Aristocats The Series and pictured Brother Bear The Series.
Brother Bear The Series took place directly after the first movie, which saw the young tribesman Kenai choosing to live his life as a bear and a big brother to the cub Koda and saw Koda enjoying Kenai as his big brother so much that he decided to invite other orphaned animals to join their family. Eventually, the family would have included an overactive husky pup, two owlets, a porcupine, and a strange elephant/platypus hybrid named Doohickey, one of the last of its kind, who had a habit of blithely leading Kenai and Koda into danger
The series was developed by Pete Michels, who had directed episodes of The Simpsons and Family Guy also Kurt Dumas (Looney Tunes: Back in Action) joined the series as a storyboard artist, with Jill Daniels (Phineas and Ferb) in charge of the art direction. Matt Barrios (The Proud Family) signed on as editor.
After Disney Channels Worldwide tested the pilot to the target demo and did well with the audiences along with the other projects, The Walt Disney Company was not excited for Disney Herintage program as they felt that ordering numerous series based on classic feature animation titles was counterproductive to its goal for the modern Disney Channel brand at the time which was in the middle of establishing its own brand of tween-centric programming ( The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, That’s So Raven, High School Musical)
Disney Branded Television execs eventually softened that viewpoint, agreeing to take on at least one of the Disney Heritage series: The Emperor’s New School.... but Team Atlantis,The Aristocats The Series, Treasure Planet The Series and Brother Bear The Series where axed with Team Atlantis only releasing it’s 3 finished episodes as a feature film called : Atlantis The Return Of Milo.
Any Disney or Pixar movies you'd love to see become a world in a new Kingdom Hearts game?
Maybe it’s just because I’m old, but I’d like to see some old school stuff..
Like Robin Hood? Over enthusiastic Sora learning archery? Scaling a castle to steal riches for the poor? Nice cozy woods? Sign me up..!
Or MAYBE, something different yet equally fluffy, Aristocats?
..Even though I know especially Aristocats would probably result in some Pride Lands type of horror scenarios with controls and game play..
..hopping some roofs as a cat with your homeboys Goose Donald and Hound Goofy could be nice ;)