Welcome to those of you joining me from The Disney Point and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the fourth stop on our Magical Blogorail.
I'm just going to come right out with it: The Mighty Ducks is quite possibly my favorite movie of all time. Yeah, I just said that. Judge if you will. So when prompted to name a movie I would want to live in and experience as though it was real life, this was a no-brainer - partly because I spent much of my formative elementary school years fantasizing that I was, in fact, part of the District 5 peewee hockey team. So really, this post wrote itself more than 15 years ago.
Note: if you haven't seen The Mighty Ducks or its sequels, stop reading now. There are lots of spoilers (assuming you've never seen a Disney sports movie before), and nonsensical references ahead.
I really don't have an articulate reason for why I love this movie so much more than the other "ragtag group of misfits plays sports" movies that were so popular in the early 90s, but I will feebly defend myself by saying that based on conversations with others around my age, I'm not the only one. I mean, there's an NHL team named after this movie. That has to count for something, right? In all seriousness, I do know The Mighty Ducks (and sequels) pretty much verbatim, and I find myself quoting it often, usually without even realizing it. Actually, I'm pretty sure I yelled "Take the fall! Act hurt! Get indignant!" while watching the NBA Eastern Conference Finals the other night. Oh, who I am I kidding - I totally yelled that.
The Mighty Ducks represents a kinder, gentler time in my life when Hollywood actually made live action PG-rated movies and those movies did not suck. When the entire family could watch the same movie and everyone would like it. When people listened to "Whoomp! There It Is" unironically. I want that back. I want to live in a world where the good guys always win, where The Bash Brothers is not the name of some cable reality show, and where people have names like Mr. Tibbles. I want to publicly quack as a symbol of pride. I want to win championships. I want to pretend to be related to Aaron Spelling and go shopping on Rodeo Drive. I want to create a distraction in a fire in a barrel. I'd be proud to be a Duck, and I'd be proud to fly with any one of them.
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Manda's Disney Blog.
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