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Waiting To Be Loved Again - Redone by NostalgicChills Waiting To Be Loved Again - Redone by NostalgicChills

A redo of my most popular deviation to date: Waiting To Be Loved Again by NostalgicChills

Not that i don't like the original, but i always felt that it was too bright. Back then i was very reluctant to use really dark shades. So, i wanted to fix that :)

The design stayed the same; except for some small changes. I would have redesigned the whole picture, except i like it the way it is. Although i wish i could have added some other characters that were on the honorable mentions list. Oh well, so i guess this is technically a recolor, not a redo.


**For those who don't want to trace back to the original, there is a purpose behind this picture. The original description was this:

A small compilation featuring some of the most forgotten Disney animal films of all time.

The selection of characters was based around the simple; yet thought provoking question: When was the last time you consciously and willingly decided to sit down and watch one of these films from start to finish?
If the film was featured on TV and you decided to watch it, it doesn't count, it only counts if you really wanted to watch the movie, so you rented, bought or watched it from your own film collection.
I know some of you will be able to say that you watched some of these recently, but i also know that most of you would honestly say 'not for a very long time', if ever for some of you.

As for me, i own Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, The Emperor's New Groove, Oliver & Company, and The Fox & the Hound all on DVD. So i do see these films often, but i can imagine that most people don't.

I should also mention that the characters here don't represent themselves, but more so the films in which they came from.

But if there is still some confusion, i will go through each character and explain my reason for their placement in this deviation:

1. Stitch (Lilo & Stitch 2002)
Now this one i know will cause the most confusion. Because i know that Stitch is EVERYWHERE! But that is solely due to the anime show that Japan created for him simply called 'Stitch!' ever since Disney sold Stitch to Japan; he has been manufactured like crazy. But like i said earlier, he represents the film; not himself. The film 'Lilo & Stitch' these days has more or less been forgotten. The animated series has been cancelled, the sequels flopped, and Lilo has been rejected and replaced by some other anime chick. So yeah, technically i should have placed Lilo here instead of Stitch, but i can't draw human characters to save my life!

2. Kuzco (The Emperor's New Groove 2000)
Pretty self explanatory if you think about it. I loved this movie, and i still do. But this was a film that i can imagine wasn't supposed to be taken too seriously, kind of a 'joke' film or a parody of a well known tale. So it wasn't surprising that it pretty quickly lost its popularity. A lot of people from my generation don't really remember this movie. Disney tried to reprise it with a sequel and an animated TV series, but i don't think they did too well. Sorry Kuzco!

3. Kenai (Brother Bear 2003)
I really liked this movie, but much like 'The Emperor's New Groove' its popularity was pretty short lived. Which is a shame, because i think it deserves to be up there with the classics. I know a lot of you would disagree with me on that note, as i've recently found out that not many people actually like this film. Oh well, i still do. And I don't really know what happened to this movie, but before i knew it 'Brother Bear's' fame was gone and soon it was virtually unheard of. It did have a sequel sucked. As most Disney sequels do.

4. Copper (The Fox & The Hound 1981)
One of the many examples of a Disney film burdened by it's age. It was a beloved classic then, however now it's a forgotten one. Most of the newer generations have never seen it and don't seem to care. It did have a mid-quel, but i don't even want to acknowledge it's horrible existence (yes it's that bad) honestly it was the worst Disney sequel i have ever seen! And it flopped anyway, so no one cares.

5. Dumbo (Dumbo 1941)
The oldest of the lot. Now i know that the character is still quite memorable, and some scenes are too, like the controversial 'Pink Elephants On Parade' scene, that people seem to think is a reference to an acid trip. but come on... when was the last time you actually watched it all the way through? Think about it. For me at least, it's been a very looooong time.

6. Bagheera (The Jungle Book 1967)
No doubt your parents' generation would remember this film pretty well. But not ours, once again, it's age is most likely to blame. To be honest, i don't think i've ever watched this all the way through till the end.

7. Dodger (Oliver & Company 1988)
Probably one of the most forgotten Disney films of all time. This film had no sequel, no TV series, no commercial celebration upon re-release, very little merchandise, and get this; when i listed all the Disney films i could think of one day at school, everyone who saw the list mentioned that they had never heard of this movie. And for once, i don't think it's age is the reason. But for the life of me, i don't know what is.

8. Duchess (The Aristocats 1970)
Just as they did with Stitch, Disney sold the rights to Marie to Japan, and ever since then; she too has been manufactured to no end. You'll find her on T-Shirts, stickers, plushies and other items at many Asian novelty shops. Way to sell out again Disney. However; Duchess here represents the movie, and quite frankly, nobody watches this film anymore. Pretty much the only thing this movie is 'famous' for now is Marie and the song 'Everybody Wants To Be A Cat.'


So people please, for their sake and yours, watch at least one of these classic Disney movies today, and make them live again! Because NOTHING hurts more than being forgotten. Your inner child is calling, answer it!


*Here are some films that i think deserves an honorable mention, ones that should be on here; but aren't due to either lack of room or character drawing difficulty:
101 Dalmatians, Great Mouse Detective, The Rescuers, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Black Cauldron, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Pocahontas, The Sword In The Stone, Hercules, and Tarzan.*

All characters are (c) owned by Disney

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OthersideRaptor102 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you about The Hunchback of Notre Dame being a forgotten film. But dang, I love it so much!

Dumbo, I believe, nowhas regained a lot of popularity, since he’s now starring in a live action remake, but it’s still pretty sad that no one remembers the original movie.
LiteralSinRoll Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Student General Artist
I actually rank some of these movies HIGHER than the classics, simply because a lot of them are beautiful tales I always cried over and thoroughly enjoyed watching. I also happen to fucking LOVE Brother Bear 2, but seeing as most people (read: ignorant bandwagoners) don't even like the original, I'm not surprised it would be called "bad" although I think it was a wonderful sequel. I WILL agree that MOST Disney sequels fucking suck tho, they sadly end up being trash simply because they're poorly made cash grabs and don't even have a fraction of the effort put into the originals. Still, that said, I DO enjoy a few sequels, the aforementioned Brother Bear 2 being a definite one.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019
As long as people at Disney has a fixation of including Crude Humor, these guys will never be appreciated.
johnfanart101 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
I love these Guys
Herakidpatrol Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop it. It hurts.
Uranimated18 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018   Traditional Artist
Are you kidding? These guys are always in our hearts. I use these guys all the time in my parody videos.
Godzilla2137 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
I will take Dumbo he definitely needs a hug
nyro1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Awww poor guys
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good pic here.
hershey990 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
Well, Dumbo's getting a live action movie next year and he's got a lot of popularity here on DA.
AlphaAreus Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2018  Student Artist
i love  Bagheera, Kenai and Duchess  so much, how are they underrated?!
JediRhydon501st Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I remember watching six of the movies that these characters are from, and loved them dearly; dumbo, Aristocats, lilo and stitch, jungle book, emperors new groove, and brother bear. I actually did hear about Oliver and company, and the fox and the hound, but never really watched them. I also saw remember and loved Atlantis, 101 Dalmatians, Tarzan, great mouse detective, the rescuers, Hercules, sword in the stone, etc. I agree that these classic movies should be remembered and brought back into the light !
SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
I still love these movies I didn't think they where bad.
Pikafan2000 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to own nearly half of these films of which you have mentioned whether they on DVD or Video Cassette if you're willing to look back far enough. However with constant moves from town to town my family unfortunately have managed to lose every last one of these films to time. Also I would've thought that another film to have added to the honorable mentions would've been The Brave Little Toaster but hey, it's your list not mine.
RamenOtakuLife Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
;0; but i love all them movie babs, i never forgot lilo ad stitch, brother bear, the emperor's new groove, etc. i grew up watching most of them 
shadow0042 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I love Brother Bear! It's one of my favorite Disney movies, and it's sad that now it's forgotten. :(  I haven't seen it in a while though because I don't really watch TV anymore, since I'm usually on Youtube. I do still listen to the music though, and now I have to go watch it again, bye 
Iscgft Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all these movies. These characters remember me to my childhood. Thank you for this art dude!
Nin10dohgirl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Marie and Stitch sold to Japan......You're kidding, right?:|
Leonitus Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
WHen I hear 'The Aristocats', the first thing I do think of is the song 'Everybody Wants to be a Cat', but the other thing is me always wondering 'What the hell is Tim Buck Too or whatever?

Also, what about the movie 'Spirit'?
Sfaira Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
It's an old deviaiton, but now, after five years, I can say, that though I don't really have time for watching these movies in full, I regularly get back to songs and clips from them. And Brother Bear is my favourite disney film. 
BETMARK Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeyup... Disney totally don't use clichet over and over to show one simple feeling.
(Emperor's new Groove is fine, because it was a parody)
Unsolvable2024 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Wow, this is impressive. I should go back and watch these movies
666pyrocharmedgirl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
I always liked oliver and company and the emperors new groove, though they seem to be the most universally hated disney movies from what I've seen. (except for yzma in new groove) I also love the aristocats and consider Lilo and Stitch to be my favorite disney movie. No, it's still been forever since I've seen any of these but, it's been forever since I've seen any animated movie and I do think Lilo and Stich was the most recent disney film I've seen so maybe that counts for something.
Supergirlygamerlover Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
We still love u guys!
NaveahFlananagan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Student Artist
I still love you :)
GAYSWILLRULE Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I go on random Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks marathons so I've actually seen all of these movies recently. I have too much free time Laugh LOL 
Follower-of-Atom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I have all if not but one. I'm 19 and I happily watch Lilo and Stitch.
DogoOgo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
all these movies i still have on vhs some dvd but the good old days....i will never forget
ilovemlp18 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
my sister has almost all the Disney movies so ween is was a kid thats all i would wach but ther all on VHS and i dont have a working one and there hard to come by now a days 
ilovemlp18 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
i have the movie brother bear but it dont work
SnowOnTheNose Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feel sad. ;-;
KittenKimmyCat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Me: Aristocats lives in my DvD player....
Skyfirewolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
*runs and hugs all those poor souls*
I love you guys and will never, NEVER forget you!!!

I can't believe that these gorgeous, heartfelt, adorable movies have been forgotten then replaced with stuff that's basically trash!
It makes me so mad!
MC4E84 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is sad. I remember Dumbo did have a show call Dumbo's Circus. Anyone remember that?
221Bsherlockholmes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
I watched Lilo and Stitch in the last two weeks or so, same with The Emperor's New Groove (and even Kronk's New Groove, although that isn't really a great movie). Brother Bear, it's been a bit, since someone 'borrowed' my copy and never brought it back, but I'm replacing it at some point. The Fox and the Hound, Dumbo, and Jungle Book has been a bit longer, mostly since they're on VHS still (I haven't gotten dvds of them yet) and so it's a bit more effort to watch them. Oliver and Company, I used to watch a lot as a kid because it was my cousin's favorite movie, but it's been awhile for the same reason as Dumbo and them (VHS strikes again). I watched the Aristocats recently, though, because I love Duchess and watch it a lot. As for the honorable mentions, I've never watched The Black Cauldron at all, only saw bits and pieces of The Sword in the Stone, and sometimes watch 101 Dalmations, Pocahontas, and The Rescuers. I watch the Great Mouse Detective a lot (I love Sherlock Holmes), same with Hunchback (again, I love the book and so watch the movie often), Atlantis, and Treasure Planet (my favorite out of all the ones listed, tbh. Captain Amelia is my favorite character in Disney, pretty much, so I watch this one a /lot/).

Another one I thought of while writing this that seems to be fairly forgotten is James and the Giant Peach. I loved that movie as a kid, it was my Oliver and Company, tbh. My cousin would put in Oliver whenever it was her turn to choose the movie, and I'd put in James. We outgrew that after a bit, of course, and our favorite movies shifted, but still, I'm always surprised when relatively few people mention it when talking about Disney.
Gillian9813 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist
*runs and hugs Stitch* aloha means family and no one gets let behide 
ZanZanH Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
bruh all of these are some of my personal favorite movies.
CryLikeAWoIf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Student General Artist
Oliver and Company was one of my favorite movies and still is. Unfortunately it's on VHS, so one day I plan to buy the DVD! I love the animation style along with he story :3!
DianaLilith Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude...I know all of these movies, the once at the bottom, most of them are my favourite movies, I LOVE Atlantis and the hunchback of Norte dame! Hercules! The sword in the stone! TREASURE PLANET!!! I wasn’t even alive when most of these came out but I’ve watched them all!!! They’ll never be forgotten!!!
Toxicdreameater Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist
Stay tough
Kris-TheBlackWolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
I fave this art because of Kenai, but I will say you really draw well Even If I'm not fan of other Disnay movies, I like how other characters looks like, how they are sad. It's touchable even to me.
meowmeow12354 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Student General Artist
That moment when you literally adore 80% of those characters-
bestpony666 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
CURSE YOU DISNEY, CURSE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TheCartoonWizard Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
You know what they say "the wetter the better" Waaaah! 
RMcreeps Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both Brother Bear and Tarzan are such underrated movies.

I recently went back to read reviews on BB and just the comments on Rotten Tomatoes make no sense, the movie was great! And it was one of the few Disney movies that made my childhood. Now, because of that i may seem bias, but I've grown to look at movies more closely, pick out flaws and stuff like that. And i still generally think BB was a great movie! If you think about it, it's the only or one of the few Disney movies which doesn't have a romantic interest and a villain (we're talking about the original here). Tarzan was one of Disney's most EMOTIONAL movies in my opinion. I absolutely love that movie, such a good message and a really great show of relationship between his mother and himself. So i don't really understand why all these great movies were so disliked, stuff like Lion King (which is amazing) got all the attention, whereas some films which were almost just as great did not. Maybe it's a media thing?? Idk
Sashitasuperstar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad and nostalgicPikachu Crying Plz  
EclipseNightWingArt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Oliver and Co and The Aristocats! Why should I worry, why should I care?
Fighters360 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
I love all of these cartoon and my favorite Dumbo and The fox and the Hound
Little-Ferret-Art Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I have actually watched all of these somewhat recently. XD But I agree, this definitely features some of Disney's forgotten characters.
SciFiLover2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Wow! Beautiful piece with gorgeous use of miserable grey colours, rain and background to produce atmosphere. The characters' expression and posture are really good, and looking at this stings me on the inside. Your use of animal characters exclusively (granted, Stitch is an alien genetic experiment but close enough with how cute and fluffy he is) was highly effective - nop offence to Lilo, but it really does make it hurt a lot more, especially with how they're all huddled together in the rain. The animal characters' miserable expression, the Hound with his big, innocent sad eyes cradled in the Bear's huge arms, with pusscat's misery curled up with that look on her face especially, the way that dog in front of Dumbo looks like he's ready to give up on life and die of a broken heart, how miserable Stitch looks atop Kenai the Bear... Oh, God, the more I write about it, the more horrible and saddened this picture is making me feel in the gut...Sad Emote Sad

I'm sorry to say I've only ever watched the first hour of 'Brother Bear' in school in childhood, that sort of thing, plus a few later bits since, and I have abstract memories of some parts of 'Jungle Book' - the other films I haven't properly watched before, except for 'Lilo & Stitch,' which was the shining beacon through my childhood - and I haven't watched it in a while now! Granted, I can go for years at a time between rewatching films, but still... You do make me feel bad about it in Lilo & Stitch's case...:imsorry:

You've drawn all the characters beautifully, this pic and the way they all look in it and its setting, out in the cold and rain and all so miserable, alone - it really is emotive.Shock - Yuugi A Single Tear  WELL DONE TO YOU!
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