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Don't you just love the cheesy Disney movie effects from the early days?


The flying RV was comical. But the rest of the movie had much quality and is easy to watch over and over. lol.

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Re the flying RV. It was comical. There seemed to be no attempt to match the lighting on the toy RV with the scenic lighting. In fact, it seems to me that they could have used the miniature RV outside against the sky, maybe suspended by wire, or just propelled in front of an over-cranked camera.

The flour sacks looked as fake.

But some things were very real, like the kids floating around. They were on wires, not composited. And the bear was real, and right there with the kids. They wouldn't do that today. And I don't think they would even put kids on live horseback today.

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The bear was abused...he had No teeth.

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I know where you're coming from. I'm big on nostalgia, but yeah when I watch a movie I had fond memories of, it sometimes lets me down. Nostalgia builds up over time. I always thought this was a Halloween kind of movie with green witches in it flying over a mountain on broomsticks, ha! But I still love it for the adventure.

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Might have been cheesy, but still much better than cgi junk.

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"Passion is just insanity in a cashmere sweater!"

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I agree with you, yankee. I’m not a fan of cgi either

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I just re-watched it. I must have been 5 when I last saw it, because I remember seeing it in the theatre. While it certainly wasn't as good as it was then, I didn't hate it.

"Passion is just insanity in a cashmere sweater!"

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The effects were awful, but I was just marveling at the practical shots of the helicopter and cars chasing the RV on the mountain road. I'm sure they'd probably CGI that today and it would look equally awful.

But in this movie, it's beautiful.

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