The Disney Movies We Love That Need Sequels
Disney movies are classics and for good reason. They make us feel good with their epic tales and happy endings. Whether it is Cinderella finding her handsome prince or Lightning McQueen learning what life is really about, these movies stay with us long after the credits are done rolling. Some of these movies have left such an impression on viewers, both young and old, that they have garnered sequels. However, there are still many great Disney movies that have not gotten a sequel for a chance to tell us what happens once everything is “happily ever after.”
Here are a few Disney movies that are definitely deserving of that:
The film was released in 2009 from Pixar and features the voices of Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, and Bob Peterson.
The story of Russell, Mr. Fredricksen and his flying house took us to Paradise Falls where talking dogs and the hunt for a flightless bird named Kevin left us mesmerized and entertained. In the end, the grouchy Mr. Fredricksen softened up his demeanor and we see him and Russell enjoying some ice cream together. But we would love to know what became of their friendship and if the house they left back in Paradise Falls was still there. What became of the flightless bird? A return trip to Paradise Falls with the gang (including Doug) would truly be a delight for viewers. Who knows what other great adventures they may find?
The film was initially released in 1937 and has consistently been voted one of the greatest American animated films of all time. It stars the voices of Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Harry Stockwell, Pinto Colvig, Roy Atwell, Otis Harlan, Moroni Olsen. Billy Gilbert, and Stuart Buchanan.
This fairy tale was just that with the handsome prince kissing the lips of his fair maiden waking her up from a sleep cast upon her by a wicked witch. The two marry and live happily ever after. But what happened to the seven dwarves who befriended Snow White and helped her find her true love? Everyone would love to know if they ended up at the palace with the two love birds or continued their hard working way of life in the forest. Surely those seven little guys deserve a sequel for their kind hearts and hard work.
First released in 2010, the film features the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, and Donna Murphy.
Rapunzel fought against her overbearing “mom” by cutting her hair and releasing herself from her evil clutches. After meeting Eugene who helped her break out of her shell and experience the world, the two fell madly in love and married. So then what? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see if the two had children and if the children’s hair possessed the same magical powers as Rapunzel’s hair did? That would definitely be one terrific, hair-raising tale.
The film did later release a 6-minute short, called Tangled Ever After also directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. The story of the short immediately follows that of Tangled. On Rapunzel and Eugene “Flynn Rider” Fitzherbert’s wedding day, Pascal and Maximus (who are the ring bearers) accidentally lose the wedding rings. They eventually retrieve the rings in time for the ceremony, but cause immense collateral damage and get themselves dirty. Then they accidentally “lose” the wedding cake.
The film was released in 1964 and stars Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, and Matthew Garber.
This mystical nanny definitely deserves a sequel after seeing how well she tamed and taught the two Banks children, Jane and Michael. But once she was done turning these mischievous kids into polished young children, she and her umbrella flew off into the sunset. But where did she go? Perhaps she flew to another family and did her magic there. What if these other children required even more creative discipline and tricks that only the great Mary Poppins could perform? No doubt anyone would love to see more of Mary and her magical ways.
This film is the most recent on the list but also one of the most loved. It was released in 2012 and stars the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch.
Even though this movie is less than one year old, parents and kids are crazy for it and it will no doubt be a classic. The friendship between Ralph and Vanellope was as amusing as it was endearing as they defeated King Candy and the Cy-Bugs. But as the two returned to their games, you wonder if they ever met up again. Perhaps a sequel that shows a brand new game that combines the two playing together to defeat more bad guys would be arcade awesomeness.
Many Disney classics, both old and new, definitely deserve a second go around on the big screen. With so much more story to tell and with a new generation of young viewers who can appreciate them, there is no doubt the sequels would be just as popular, if not more so, than the original. Disney seems to be in the habit of making multiple sequels out of their movies. Let’s hope some of these make the list.