Post by somethingblue on Jul 26, 2010 4:23:09 GMT -5
1)The Lion King 2)Beauty and the Beast 3)Sleeping Beauty 4)Hunchback of Notre Dame 5)Mulan
(i.e regarding HoND, I think I was just the right age for that movie when it was released. I think if you were under ten during the first release you probably didn't like it, its something you appreciate more with age now. )
>.< this is haaaaaard! Choosing favs = mission impossible ...but I shall try
1. Beauty and the Beast (It was a short movie...but GREAT) 2. Lion King (Awesome movie without a lot of research put into it..hey even a great musical) 3. Fantasia (love it love it love it. This have ART all over it) //Bambi (it have the same quality as Fantasia with story being guided by music, since they were made around the same time) 4. Princess and the Frog (I would've perfer this as Disney's LAST Traditional then home on the range. If you wanted to come out with a bang, this is the bang.) 5. Hunchback of Notre Dame (I would say that I don't think there's a classic...with this theme...and dark, while still...good.)
1. Sleeping Beauty [-Noticable?-] 2. Hunchback of Notre Dame [-Anyone can be a Hero, yes?-] 3. 101 Dalmatians [-Too cute not to love-] 4. The Nightmare before Christmas [-Who doesn't Absolutely LOVE this film?-] 5. Princess and the Frog [-Was cute and made a few people cry.. (not me)-]
1. Beauty and the Beast ALL TIME FAVOURITE. Honestly, no comparison here. The story, the animation (ballroom scene, anyone?), Alan Menken's beautiful score. It's amazing.
2. Tarzan Not entirely surprising, since I play Jane. I used to be a lot more obsessed with this movie. But again, beautiful animation (Deep Canvas for the win), and PHIL COLLINS. I know Phil's music was a love-it-or-hate-it thing, but I loved it. And... I used to have a crush on Tarzan in eighth grade. *blushes*
3. Aladdin Just because.
4. Peter Pan Again, just because.
5. A Goofy Movie *hangs head in shame* I know, I know. But, it's just so ... 90's. It looks pretty outdated now, but that's why I love it. And of course, you've got Powerline. Maybe it's because I was a little kid when this movie came out, but I still love it today.
1. Beauty and the Beast: The only animated movie ever to be nominated for best picture, and my all-time favorite Disney classic. The story was beautiful, voice actors were phenomenal, French setting art-work was fabulously done, and the characters were simple and pure and wonderful. Belle presented a 'princess' who represented intelligence and independence over the damsel in distress card.
2. Hercules: The only Disney animated film I can recall in which the leading lady died (although, yes, she was revived). The scene was poignant, fierce and moving, and her last words never fail to make the best of us cry. Hercules' decision at the end is perhaps one of the best morals Disney ever put out there. Aside from that, the artwork was beautiful and, once more, we are presented with a rough-and-tumble female protagonist whose personality is more black than white.
3. Peter Pan: How could this not be? Perhaps I'm biased because I read and reread the classic story so many times as a child that the front and back cover had fallen off. Still, one can't deny the movie is incredible. Everything is really just perfect, and I'm sure I don't need to say that the illustrations of Neverland were absolutely stunning, especially with the limited technology movie-artists had to work with then. Let's not forget Tinker Bell's performance, and Disney's ingenious plan to actually bring in a model to act out all of Tink's parts, which is the prominent reason Tink's character felt so realistic.
4 Alice in Wonderland: Not only the colors are vibrant-Disney set the very tone of the movie with aplomb. Not to mention, Katherine Beaumont wows us once more (as she did with Wendy) with her excellent voice-over for Alice.
5. Tangled: Yes, the most recent Disney princess movie to hit the stands. I'll admit I was skeptical, but I had no reason to be. Personally, I think Tangled showed up poor Princess and the Frog remarkably well, pushing it over to the side not long after it was first indited. Glen Keane's sketches of Rapunzel came to life excellently. Flynn was not just a pretty-boy-he came with a back story that made us truly feel for him. The movie in and of itself was colorful, warm, vibrant-it embodied everything that Disney always has for me throughout my childhood.
Honorable Mention: The Aristocats (no fantastic artwork as far as most Disney movies go, but it was definitely a childhood favorite), Lady and the Tramp (wonderful), The Little Mermaid (one word: music-such GOOD music), The Jungle Book (Absolutely wonderful, especially the vivid jungle scenery and the open ending. I have read the book several times and, as always, Walt hit the mark just right.), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (God Help the Outcasts <3), Pocahontas and of course The Lion King (leaving this out of the top five was painful...no need to explain why)
Note: If we had been including Pixar/Dreamworks/20th Century Fox Flicks, this list would have shifted down to include Toy Story, UP , and Anastasia.
I'm probably leaving some seriously good movies out, but it's hard to think.
1. The Lion King- This is literally the film that has stuck with me since I saw it as a child in the theaters 17 years ago. LOVE IT!
2. The Little Mermaid- Who doesn't love a movie about romance and mermaids?
3.The Jungle Book- Great Film, great songs, great storyline, the film is just great. Especially since it was Walt's last film.
4.The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride- Ok so some sequels really aren't my thing but this one was actually alright. It had an interesting storyline, with some plot holes that still need filling but that's what fandom's for.
1. The Little Mermaid - my all time favorite, forever. <3 Just an incredible film. The characters, story, score, animation, etc. is SO SO perfect. Plus Ariel, my favourite Disney character ever. Major love. <3
2. Peter Pan - the story is what really captivates me - I love ideas of the decision to grow up or not, it really is realistic so much. Plus, the movie really gives me that child-like and nostalgic feelings. I equally adore the characters, especially Peter, Tinkerbell, Wendy, Tiger Lily. Perfect. <3
3. Cinderella - This has always been a favourite, but I realised I never gave it enough credit, though I've loved Cinderella the character for years. It really is a magical story - combining both realistic and imaginative elements. Plus, I'm a sucker for older music, and the score is beautiful. <3
4. The Lady and the Tramp - The film has a lot of sentimental value to start with, which is one of the reasons I love it. I just think overall it's a touching movie, plus many of the main characters are my favourites. <3 As well as Cinderella, another beautifully romantic song FTW. <3
5. Sleeping Beauty - I've probably mentioned a lot in my Aurora app anyway, but it's the style of this film that truly amazes me - I know Disney work hard anyway, but to see how much detail and effort was put into it - particularly the gorgeous backgrounds. <3 I also love a different take on the characters, having the title one (Aurora) and the Prince as secondary characters to the villain and the three fairies who nearly ended up as the side-kicks. Operatic voice FTW too. <3
Honourable mentions: The Fox and the Hound, Bambi, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book and The Black Cauldron. So much love. <3
Okay. This is not going to surprise most of you at all. Lol. But, honestly, I love some of these SO MUCH that I feel like they don't deserve their ranking. They deserve to all be, like, first. But if I HAD to rank, as much as it pains me, this is how it would be:
1. The Little Mermaid. Of course. When I was a kid, I used to sit and waste a WHOLE DAY just watching the movie back to back to back, not moving to do anything except use the bathroom, during which I sprinted there and back so as to miss as little as possible. I fervently wished for red hair and used to dance around singing her songs ALL the time.
2. Rapunzel. Ariel may be my favorite (and my idol), but there's no doubt that, inside and out, I'm a Punz. I went through a major period of conflict when the movie came out because I related so much to Rapunzel that I (and the Ariel in me) were both scared to death that she'd become my new favorite. But, never fear, though Rapunzel has a special place in my heart, Ariel will always be my girl<3
3. Hercules. I FRIGGIN LOVE MEG. My entire High School education was me trying to be Meg. LOVELOVELOVE.
4. Peter Pan. One word: Tinkerbell. (And, yes, I HATEHATEHATE the new movies. TINK IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE NICE. SHE'S A WITCH WITH A CAPITAL B.) Love her. Was her for Halloween multiple times.
5. Great Mouse Detective. I... can't even describe my love for this movie. It ALMOST got in fourth up there... oh... still thinking about putting it in fourth... should I? I liked Tink but Wendy kind of ruins it for me, so maybe Basil can shoot it up to third...? GAHNOIMADEADECITIONANDIWILLSTICKWITHIT. But, yeah. LOVE for Basil (majorly). LOVE for Olivia (not as much but still). HATE for Ratigan (love you, Rati, he's just so... hatable. ^.-). Just a great movie. Plus... Basil. Lol. No explanation needed.
...(because I had to add this) I also loved Lion King 2. Yes, even more then the first. I felt like it had all the charm and appeal of the first, PLUS with a forbidden villain/heroine romance (I'm a sucker for those). Just general cuteness.
Close runner-ups: HoND (Oh, Clopin. Marry me.), Lion King, Atlantis (HELGA! And, like, Rourke, and friggin... I don't know why it's not in my top 5, because I love the characters, but the movie just wasn't as good as those above), ALADDIN~~~~~~ (also marry me. It's fine. I'll be a polygamist.), and, also, PatF (Only, honestly, for Naveen ((you can marry me too, gorgeous ;])) and...kinda Charlotte, too.), and LASTLYYYY Treasure Planet. (Because Jim is nom-worthy. Fourth husband.)
In no particular order: 1. The Lion King I apparently had this thing for lions back when I was but a wee lion cub myself! I used to watch this film over, and over, and over. I grew up with this movie, and it shall forever hold a special place in my heart(what am I saying? They all do!).
Gosh, I miss that puppet show they used to have at Magic Kingdom...
2. The Black Cauldron Enjoyable movie. I didn't watch it as much as the Lion King when I was little, but I thought the Black Cauldron was a pretty good movie. Skip a few years down the road, and I discovered that it actually wasn't really that popular of a Disney Movie mainly due to either differing too far from the books or being too scary for the kids(never scared me, but I also grew up with Jurassic Park). I felt really bad and wanted to watch the film again. It was kinda around this time when I had this sudden urge to roleplay as the Horned King.
3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Wow... The Music... ;D
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is another one of those great Disney movies with their great characters and great songs. The music just gives you goosebumps! And of course, you've also got Hellfire... ;D
4. Sleeping Beauty It's got my favorite Disney Villain ever, of course I'm going to put Sleeping Beauty somewhere!
Also, little niece seems to take a liking to a certain scene with a certain someone transforming into a Dragon. She went crazy... ;D
5. Fantasia 2000 There are various scenes that shall forever remain in my memory when I went to the theaters to see them. In the Lost World: Jurassic Park, you've got the T-Rexes pushing the trailer over the cliff; in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, you've got the Pod Racing scene; in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, you've got the lighting of the beacons; for Fantasia 2000, you've got Pines of Rome.
I understand that Pines of Rome might not be everyone's favorite sequence, but hearing the music booming in the theater was just... Crowning music of Awesome, as TvTropes puts it... ;D
My favorite movie, ever. I spent my childhood literally watching this movie over and over again, and when I found out there was a book series when I was in late elementary, I nearly had a fan-freak-out. XD Honestly, I just absolutely adore this movie, and even though I only have it on VCR (thankfully, my family still has theirs), I still watch it occasionally. This is seriously the movie I have watched the most in my life.
2) Treasure Planet
Maybe I just love the unloved movies of Disney, but I adore Treasure Planet. With all my heart. I honestly didn't know this was Disney until quite recently, and I absotuely love it. I have the song "I'm Still Here" on my iPod in five different languages. FIVE. And I've considered rp-ing Jim, for the heck of it. C: But seriously, MUCH LOVE.
Ah, Mulan... I loved her when I was a kid, and still do, simply because she doesn't take nothing from nobody. >:C She is like the most out there, least rely-on-others princess/heroine, in my opinion (although Rapunzel is a close second), and I absolutely adored it when she tried to pretend to be a man. XD (Honestly, I've considered rp-ing her...)
...I can't believe I'm the first to include this one in their top five... T_T But honestly, I love this movie. I've always been a major history geek, and being Native American myself, this really tugged at my heartstrings. I've got all of the songs memorized, too, and it probably doesn't help that I've done 'Colors of the Wind' for both a piano recital and a choir solo/concert/thing. But seriously, absolutely love it. Even if it messes up the facts. (totally pretends the sequel doesn't exist)
5) Hunchback of Notre Dame
This movie is just... I love the music. So, so much. It's honestly my favorite part of the movie, and is my favorite Disney music, period, and I have all the songs on my iPod. XD "God Help the Outcasts" especially. I also loved the fact, that, for once (though there probably are other examples), the hero didn't get the girl. It was massively revolutionary for me, at the time of watching, and I thought that Esmeralda was stupid (at the time, and especially after reading the book) for not picking Quasi. Pfft, good times, good times...
And that is my (kind of odd) top five! ...And now I want to rp some of those people...
Well... if I HAVE to pick... -sigh- In no particular order:
Aladdin is my childhood. Man, I grew up with that movie, and I watch it like... once a week. My sister, mom and I are constantly quoting that movie (especially the line "Patience, Iago." lolwhut? so random!). I LOVE IT SO SO SO SO MUCH. Including the animated series! (in case you couldn't tell. I was Mozenrath, after all )
2. The Little Mermaid
This one was my favorite for like ever... but it's not anymore. I dunno. For so many years everybody said if I were a Disney princess, I'd be Ariel. (that has changed. if I were a Disney character, people now say I'd be Peter Pan. XDD) Still, it's all the way in my tops. Just... gorgeous.
Ummmmm I love this movie. I don't care how "inaccurate" it is... 'cause after all, the myths about the Greek gods and such? THEY WERE MYTHS! Who cares? Besides, it has two of the sassiest (and two of my favorite) Disney characters EVER in it: Meg and Hades! ARGGGH I LOVE THAT DUO SO MUUUCH
4. The Emperor's New Groove
I mentioned the fact that I quote Disney movies constantly. BUT THERE IS NOTHING I QUOTE MORE THAN THIS. THIS IS THE FUNNIEST PIECE OF ANYTHING THAT HAS EVER EXISTED EVER. It's soooooo incredible, this movie. SO INCREDIBLE. AAAAND AND GUESS WHAT. MY FRIEND IS PUTTING THIS ON AS A PLAY THIS WINTER!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!
5. everything else Probably Tangled / Peter Pan / Mulan / Treasure Planet / Lion King / Hunchback of Notre Dame / ? ? ?
I'm serious you guys, I couldn't pick for this last one. Not at all. It was absolutely impossible. The ones listed are my other favorites for various reasons, but I just couldn't pick a fifth. I COULDN'T -SOB-