7 Adventure Filled Disney Films to Watch

 
Hands up if you love Disney! All of you? Thought so. No matter how old you get, if you're feeling blue there is nothing better than sticking on a Disney moving and working your way through a mountain of chocolate.

I've picked 7 of my favourite action packed Disney films to share with you today, enjoy!


Up, 2009
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.


Aladdin 1992
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.

The Happy Flair Pin Club


From the creators of Punky Pins comes a new treat, the Happy Flair pin club. It's the same premise as the Lucky Dip Club I guess, fun and unique designs popping through your letter box once a month to bring a smile to your face.

This month's theme was Alice in Wonderland and I received this super cute 'Drink Me' pin. The detailing on the pin is unreal and the colour scheme is a pastel lover's dream. It makes a great addition to my pin collection, that's for sure.

You can get the pin only box for £6 or the full flair box for £15 (not including P+P). Tbh I should have definitely gone Full Flair cos all I've seen on the hashtag are people loving their Alice necklaces, Cheshire cat patches and mad hatter pins.

I'm not jealous at all, honest.

So yeah, basically I love Happy Flair and you should too.

P.s The photo background is a pair of Motel sequin shorts. Jazzy huh?


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Three books that will take over your entire life.


Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Libby Day's family were murdered when she was 7 and her brother was charged with the murders. Whizz on a few years and Libby's barely scraping by so when a young fella comes knocking at her door offering her money to come to a crime convention, she's game. Basically they are one of those groups who try to exonerate people they think are innocent (i.e Libby's bro), and they want her help. She starts questioning herself and her entire life and it's just really, really good.

This is my favourite offering frm Gillian Flynn. Libby Day is a mess, totally unlikeable and yet your find yourself rooting for her. I never guessed the ending - bit weird but it ties all the loose ends together nicely. The film (Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult) is pretty good too, very true to the book.
 

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
 
The Girl on the Train starts out fairly innocent. Girl takes train same time every day, imagines what the people in the houses she passes are like. Takes a dark turn when she sees something she shouldn't and decides to get involved when one of the inhabitants of the houses goes missing. I won't give anything away but it's a real page turner. Guessed the end though.

This book completely consumed me. It lived up to it's amazingfour andfive star reviews and I sped through it in 24 hours. Rachel (The Girl on the Train) has a drinking problem which makes her an unreliable witness so you never know if she is telling the truth or not. Bit predictable towards the end but still a great read.

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The Widow by Fiona Barton

Man dies, leaves quiet wife behind. Turns out husband was the local paedophile who was tried for the kidnapping of a young girl but was found not guilty. Now he's dead, a journalist and a cop try and get the truth out of the wife, but all is not as it seems. Kept me guessing until the end.
 
I read this because I saw online that it was a good follow up to The Girl on the Train and in a way it was. It's a completely different story and I felt that the subject matter was a hell of a lot darker than that of TGOTT. I think I actually liked it more than the above, even though I felt Jean was a bit of a wet blanket.

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Okay guys, this is probably a silly question but have you read any of these? What did you think? Do you have anything similar to recommend?


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