Adventure is Out There!
I've mentioned up in one of my '7 films to inspire wanderlust' lists before BUT it's so beautiful that I think it's worthy of being mentioned again. Adventure is out there is one of my all time favourite movie quotes and I think the idea that you are never too young or too old to travel comes across really well in this movie. People underestimate others but we are all capable of doing whatever it is we want to do - the only thing holding you back in yourself.
Plus Doug the Dog is one of the best Pixar characters ever.
I can show you the world, Shining, Shimmering, Splendid.
Aladdin: Wants to be rich. Jasmine: Feels trapped & wants to experience some adventure. Can relate to both. Aladdin is one of those films where you totally get the characters feelings of frustration but unfortunately for me, I don't have a magic carpet or a genie to make my wishes come true.
Killer soundtrack and Robin Williams' performance is unforgettable.
A Goofy Movie, 1995
Look, Maxie. We're using the same map me and my dad used. We'll take the same route, make the same stops, see the same sights.
Hands up if you dream of going to the USA and experiencing a 'proper' road trip? Yeah me too...Unfortunately Max doesn't feel the same way and has a serious case of FOMO after his Dad drags him on a fishing trip. When you're a kid you think your family are cringy but the older you get you realise they're actually pretty awesome - Always appreciate the family you have cos they're the only one you're gunna get.
Another top soundtrack and GOOFY.
Lilo and Stitch, 2002.
''Ohana" means "family." "Family" means "no one gets left behind." But if you want to leave, you can. I'll remember you though. I remember everyone that leaves.
Set in Hawaii, it's jam packed with Elvis songs, surfing and elements of the Hawaiian culture. Plus a weird little alien called Stitch who causes Mayhem wherever he goes. Lilo tries to teach him how to fit in and behave - Another one with a strong family theme that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.
I would love to go to Hawaii and I would love to learn to surf - unfortunately I don't think my co-ordination/balance skills would allow me to do that!
Oliver and Company, 1988
Picture the city. 8th and Broadway. The crowd's hustling. The traffic's roaring. The hot dogs are sizzling.
Hot dog stands, yellow cabs and sky scrapers. Town houses, traffic and street wise, dancing dogs. Yep a cartoon that makes you want to go to New York immediately. I love everything about this film and it's definitely adventure filled. Also has a lead song by Billy Joel.
I can't be the only one who thought Dodger was one of the coolest characters to ever grace our screens can I?
The Aristocats, 1970
Aloha, auf Wiedersehen, bon soir, sayonara, and all those good bye things, baby.
A Disney classic, The Aristocats tells the story of Duchess and her 3 kittens trying to find their way across France, back home to their owner. The French countryside, the lovely cobbled streets, the quaint shops, and Duchess' (Eva Gabor's) sultry French accent combine together to create a really good advert for a weekend in Paris.
I'm also a big fan of drunk Uncle Waldo.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, 1993
Well, you're not going to quit, not now, not when we're this close.
Homeward Bound tells the story of Shadow, Chance and Sassy - three pets who fearing they've been abandoned decide to find their owners who've had to relocate to San Francisco (although don't worry they didn't abandon them). The journey is action packed - Sassy almost drowns, there are bears, chance is prickled by a porcupine, they end up in the pound AND Shadow injures his leg .
A story of love and survival, there truly is no place like home.