Bambi is on TV tonight. Disney's classic motion picture. I don't care for it myself, but my kids love it. They like all Disney movies. And I admit, the art is phenomenal, artists working on miniature cels for months on end just to put something together that would look nice on screen, very impressive.
However, Disney has this weird thing about it. It seems to believe that if one movie was a timeless classic made 50 years ago, then a sequel made now will generate a ton of money, regardless of the story, much like a Vin Diesel movie makes money even though he has no discernable talent. And of course, it makes money.
Here's my problem. The artists that made the first Disney movies were artists. They created classics. These movies are appreciated as much for the animation as they are for the (generally) child-friendly stories. Every time they make a sequel of one of these movies, they tear away at that magic that made the original so special. I don't care what happened to Cinderella after the glass slipper fit, the story was great with "And they lived happily ever after." Same thing goes with Bambi. There's absolutely no reason to make a sequel based on these characters.
Perhaps I'd gripe less about this if the sequels were even marginally watchable, but do you remember anything good about Jungle Book 2? I didn't think so.
Disney, stop it. Keep the good things good. Don't cheapen the stock with watered-down money-grabbers based on the same characters and nothing else.