Disney's Animated Classics
Video-Only Animated Features 11-20
The Little Mermaid II:
Return to the Sea
(Sep. 2, 2000 - 75 min.) ****
Plot: A sequel to 1989's The Little Mermaid, in which Ariel's daughter, Melody, discovers her undersea heritage, but is threatened by the sister of Ursula the sea witch in a plot to gain control of the seas from Triton.
Lady and the Tramp II:
(Feb. 27, 2001 - 70 min.) ***
Plot: A sequel to 1955's Lady and the Tramp, in which Lady and Tramp's son Scamp runs off to join a band of alley dogs but finds the experience less fun and carefree than he had hoped for.
Mickey's Magical Christmas:
Snowed in at the House of Mouse
(Nov. 6, 2001 - 65 min.) **1/2
Plot: Mickey and many of his cartoon friends gather at the House of Mouse to celebrate Christmas and find themselves trapped there by snow, giving Mickey the opportunity to retell some of the gang's best Christmas stories, including the classic "Mickey's Christmas Carol."
Disney's American Legends
(Feb. 12, 2002 - 58 min.) ***
Plot: A collection of short segments showcasing the stories of four American legends, hosted by James Earl Jones. The segments are:
Johnny Appleseed (1948)
Paul Bunyan (1958)
Casey Jones (1950)
Dreams Come True
(Feb. 26, 2002 - 73 min.) ***
Plot: A sequel to 1950's Cinderella, in which Cinderella's mouse friend share three stories from the time "happily ever after" the original movie.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
(Mar. 19, 2002 - 68 min.) ****
Plot: A sequel to 1996's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, in which Quasimodo and the son of Esmeralda and Pheobus befriend and help a young woman who works in a circus owned by an evil sorceror.
Tarzan & Jane
(Jul. 23, 2002 - 70 min.) ***
Plot: A sequel to 1999's Tarzan, in which Jane recalls three stories about herself and Tarzan as she plans to surprise Tarzan on the occasion of their first wedding anniversary.
The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina
(Aug. 6, 2002 - 75 min.) **1/2
Plot: This Miramax Home Video production, combines the classic stories of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina and comes up with a new twist in which the two pint-sized characters meet each other for the first time and set out in search of a lost village of little people like themselves.
Mickey's House of Villains
(Sep. 3, 2002 - 70 min.) **1/2
Plot: Mickey's struggle to regain control of his House of Mouse from the Disney villains sets the stage for an anthology of new and old Halloween cartoon shorts, including the classic "The Lonesome Ghosts."
A Very Merry Pooh Year
(Nov. 11, 2002 - 65 min.) ***
Plot: Pooh and the gang remember the time when their letter to Santa Claus didn't make it to the North Pole, and later celebrate the New Year with lots of cheer. The Christmas segment is from the delightful "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too" television special.
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