Number 10

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101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure – Aside from the meanness of the puppies, I was surprised by this one. I thought it would suck but It was largely ok. It didn’t rehash and the satire on art was silly. Cruella is also a villain that I would think wouldn’t learn her lesson so her doing what she does in this one  is understandable.

Number 9

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Mulan and Shang

Mulan II – Let’s be real here, Mulan 2 doesn’t measure up to Mulan but as a movie it doesn’t suck that much and that’s all a Disney sequel as really be.

Number 8

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Pocahontas and Rolfe

Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World – Pocahontas 2 did have a lot of dull annoying parts but as a story it worked. It continued the story in a logical direction and none of the characters were overly annoying and Pocahontas’ bodyguard drinking tea, classic.

Number 7

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Timon in drag with his mother and Uncle Max

The Lion King 1 1/2 – This might have checked out higher except for the midquel chunks. I really loved the start and end of the movie but the parts that kill it just poop on the original which was the point.

Number 6

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Kiara and Kovu

The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride – Again this one might have ranked higher if not for the fan-fiction-ness of the plot. But aside from the weirdness in the plot, which is a big factor, the other aspects of the movie are fine, the songs are good as well as the animation and the characters are fine except for Simba, who the plot makes into a tool and that Andy Dick lion but he dies.

Number 5

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Nita and Kenai

Brother Bear 2 – I’m a little surprised at myself for putting this at number 5 but Brother Bear 2 did approve from the first one, I mean it made that little bear more BEARable, heh, puns. It may have been contrived but it was an enjoyable little movie.

Number 4

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Iago and Jafar, The Return of Jafar

The Return of Jafar – It was the sequel that started it all but Return Jafar did give us a different story as it looked a minor character from the first movie and gave him an interesting characterization. The movie in it of itself isn’t that bad and it did continue the story.

Number 3

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Cassim, Iago, Jasmine, Abu, Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Aladdin and the King of Thieves – Personally I don’t really like this movie but it is decent looking and has a semi-interesting story about Aladdin and his dad. I wish the other characters did more but it was a good way to end Aladdin, though that treasure hunting plot was dumb.

Number 2

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Cinderella and The Prince

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time – Yeah. it’s a dumb plot but it gave characters to characters who needed them. Cinderella and the Prince have to work to be together which makes us care for them. It also has good humor and looks good. I love the Prince jumping out the window when the king tells not to take another step down the stairs.

Number 1

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Cody and Marahute

The Rescuers Down Under – Yeah this really isn’t fair as this movie is part of the Disney Cannon but screw it, my list. This is the only sequel that is better than original. It’s bigger and grander and the animation is stunning. I would say it lacks some emotional feels that the original has but I think the scope and the characters make up for that.

Next time the worst of the Non-Disney Princess Movies…… this might be more painful than the sequels.

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Brother Bear 2

When I first started watching Brother Bear 2, I was annoyed to learned that much like the Hunchback sequel, this sequel was the main character from the first film getting a love interest.

That model is better than the children of the former main characters learning the same lesson. However the Brother Bear sequel is more entertaining than the hunchback sequel so it makes this story type passable.

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Kenai and Nita

Plot is Kenai’s childhood friend Nita is about to get married but the sprits stop her wedding because Kenai gave her an amulet that bonds them together. She is told she needs to burn it at the place where  he  gave it to her on the Equinox with Kenai. She is given powers so she can talk to him as it apparently very common knowledge that he’s a bear.

She finds him in record time and convinces him to help her. Stuff ensues and we learn that she is afraid of water and Koda is contrived annoying drama. Kenai and Nita along the way rekindle their budding romance. They get to the place where Kenai gave her the amulet, Hokani Falls, and Nita burns it.

After she burns the amulet Nita parts ways with Kenai and Koda. Koda however wants Kenai to be happy and goes to get Nita from her village. Kenai goes after Koda and gets into a fight with Nita’s fiancee. In the end Nita transforms into a bear so that they all can be with each other, hooray.

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Nita and Koda

In someways I found this movie less annoying than the original. The Original had this great beginning and ok ending but the middle was annoying. The sequel should have been more annoying since it’s the middle of story characters are the focus but somehow it was less annoying.

Maybe it’s because Koda wasn’t AS annoying since there was Nita to balance out Koda and Kenai. Or Maybe it’s because the goofy tone is throughout the film so you don’t have another tone to distract you.

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Nita in her wedding gown

I liked that Nita wasn’t against her arranged marriage at the start of the movie. I’m not like pro-arrange marriage but I think it created an interested character arc that she wasn’t hang up on marring for love only to fall in love. She could have just as easily been against the marriage from the start but she wasn’t. On subject of Nita was anyone else distracted by Rapunzel’s voice?

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Nita and Kenai

Though on the subject of voice actors, Patrick Dempsey plays Kenai because Joaquin Phoenix did not reprise his role. With Dempsey in the role it makes Kenai feel like a different character. He seems more long-suffering and mature. Not sure if the character was written that way  but he is less grumpy and brash than in the first one.

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Nita as a Bear with Kenai and Koda

I disliked the ending, it was very contrived. First off you know it’s coming. Kenai won’t leave Koda because Koda is a codependent who needs someone and nor will they entertain the option of turning Koda into a human since bears and the animals are closer to the spirits, I guess or something.

A Disney sequel would never set up a couple only to having them go their separate ways, or Disney for that matter. The bear wedding this was beyond stupid too. Just a silly stupid dumb ending.

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Nita with Siqiniq and Taqqiq

All and All, Brother Bear 2 wasn’t bad. It was easier to watch than original but Koda was still annoying.