19 Jul 14 · via · credit · 228 · reblog
I thought you were only supposed to do Disney movies? Just kidding I actually lay attention and read what you write! :) lol love your blog!!
18 Jul 14 · 67 · reblog
No OMG don't listen to that anon your blog is fabulous it's like a princess riding on the back of a unicorn leaving a trail of sparkles
Don't listen to that mean anon. This blog is hilarious and awesome.
18 Jul 14 · 96 · reblog
17 Jul 14 · 1144 · reblog
16 Jul 14 · 323 · reblog
15 Jul 14 · 1563 · reblog
14 Jul 14 · 440 · reblog
13 Jul 14 · via · credit · 315 · reblog
12 Jul 14 · via · credit · 313 · reblog
11 Jul 14 · 380 · reblog
10 Jul 14 · 545 · reblog
Greetings fellow Disneyphile! State you favorite Disney film for these categories and share this with 5 others:1)Disney Film of all time 2)20th century 3) Disney Renaissance 4)Millennium 5)Disney-Pixar 6)Anthropomorphized Animals/objects-only 7)Anthropomorphized Animals with humans 8)Live-action Musical 9)Animated Musical 10)Hand Drawn Animation 11)CGI Animation
1) Disney Film of all time
B: Sticking strictly to animation, Lilo & Stitch is my favorite. As far as purely live action Disney films, I could watch Miracle and Cool Runnings on loop (I live for tales of close team bonds). For the nostalgia factor alone, The Three Musketeers also makes the live action list.
R: I’m also going to stick with animated features, but everyone knows that I CAN’T PICK FAVORITES FOR ANYTHING. ONE favorite I have is Mulan. That narrative gets me right in the heart, the animation is lovely, the soundtrack is stellar, EVERYTHING IS PERFECT. Mulan’s story arc and development throughout the film are something I was never fully able to appreciate until I grew old enough to see all the layers. The film is very very very precious to me. (regarding B’s choices, The Three Musketeers is a classic for sure when it comes to nostalgia)
2) 20th century
B: I like Lady and the Tramp and The Aristocats, but I wouldn’t call them overall favorites. Disney Pre-Renaissance, while still productive, really doesn’t live up to later standards in my mind. (EDIT: Okay upon reading R’s response I have to say that yes, this was a revolutionary time period in terms of the growth of animation and it did set Disney up well for the future. I just don’t have a lot of personal favorites from this era.)
R: The really old classics fall into this period and absolutely all of them would qualify for me as favorites. Regarding animation as an art form, I’d definitely mention Cinderella, Fantasia, and Sleeping Beauty. As far as nostalgia goes, I’d name The Black Cauldron and The Jungle Book. I’ll have to disagree with B (a first!) regarding this era living up to “later standards.” These films really laid the foundations for and set the standards of animated features. How Disney dealt with choosing and modifying fairytales into stories is one matter to discuss, but the effort and art these films represent were unprecedented.
3) Disney Renaissance
B: Oh man there are so many great movies in the Renaissance era! A lot of my favorite animated Disney movies were created 1989-1999. If I had to pick one… Mulan… but also Aladdin, The Lion King, Hercules, and Tarzan! So hard to choose a favorite!
R: ONE FAVORITE is Aladdin! As B said, all those movies are really too good to be true. Aladdin is near and dear to my heart as a desi girl who grew up reading “Aladdin” and “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.” The film’s animation, story, jokes, and characters are infinitely precious to me. Disney’s Renaissance era was fantastic as a whole in that it took the formula of earlier tried and true Disney classics and then added newer, more current elements to the characters and storytelling.
B: Lilo & Stitch is definitely my favorite, but The Emperor’s New Groove and Treasure Planet are battling closely for second.
R: All of B’s choices are so on point, geez! I wanna put Tangled and The Princess and the Frog out there too. The former because it was a wonderful foray into CGI for Disney while still maintaining the old high standards for story and soundtrack. The latter because, as one of the last 2D animated works by Disney, The Princess and the Frog managed to deliver a sweet story with stunning animation and a wonderfully strong protagonist.
B: The Incredibles, for sure. I have seen that movie so many times at different stages in my life, and it always holds up. Runners up include: Monsters University, for the sheer fact that it so closely reflects actual college life; and Finding Nemo, because of quotability and having seen it in every high school language class ever.
R: God, I am so with B on Finding Nemo, LOL. I have to go with The Incredibles as well, however. I adore family narratives, and the film does excellently to showcase each of the Parrs’ personal struggles. Brave is also a delight of animation, and just important for showing a mother-daughter conflict. Not to mention Merida is Pixar’s first female lead protagonist!
6) Anthropomorphized Animals/objects-only
B: The Lion King stands out to me as a favorite.
R: T H E L I O N K I N G. This needs no explanation. I’m already emotional over this entire ask.
7) Anthropomorphized Animals with humans
B: I really loved 101 Dalmatians and Oliver and Company when I was little.
R: The Jungle Book! I loved seeing a story centered in India, and Bagheera was the cool cat of my childhood B)
8) Live action Musical
B: Does Enchanted count? Because that’s the only live action Disney musical film I can think of… (EDIT: OH JEEZ MARY POPPINS HOW DID I FORGET! What R says is on point.)
R: Mary Poppins, I think. It holds a lot of nostalgia for me and so many of the scenes are absolutely iconic today. “Sister Suffragette,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”……. the soundtrack is just amazing! Also, JULIE ANDREWS and DICK VAN DYKE.
9) Animated Musical
B: Most Disney movies have at least some songs, but I think The Little Mermaid, has the most memorable songs.
R: B YOU ARE KILLING ME HERE. The Little Mermaid wins this one for me on grounds of nostalgia. I would sing the entire soundtrack around the house as a kid and I still have just about all of the songs memorized. Beauty and the Beast is a classic to be reckoned with, though!
10) Hand drawn animation
B: Oh jeez. There are so many great hand drawn animated Disney movies! I really love the fluidity of the animation in Pocahontas (the way her hair moves in the wind is amazing), but I can’t list that movie as a favorite for a number of reasons (the least of which is geographical inaccuracies and the most of which is a gross misrepresentation of historical events). I think Atlantis: The Lost Empire is pretty fantastic. I feel like it’s often overlooked as a movie, but it has a lot of great things to offer. There’s a diverse cast of characters from a variety of backgrounds, which I think really showcases the way animation can be used for character designs, and it’s an action-adventure movie, which is fun!
R: I absolutely cannot answer this question. Just reading the question made me panicky with excitement because, if you know me, YOU KNOW THAT HAND DRAWN ANIMATION IS MY LIFE SOURCE. B knows what I’m talking about. My personal blog’s tag for animation is just filled with adoration for the art form. Again, JUST TO PICK ONE, I would like to draw your attention to The Sword in the Stone. Not for the reasons you may think, however! While Disney as a whole tends to have very clean and refined animation, you can still see the sketch lines in frames of the finished film. It just… gives me a very fond feeling watching sequences like “Higitus Figitus” and seeing the movement of Merlin’s beard and the antics of crockery.
11) CGI Animation
B: I really enjoyed seeing Wreck-It Ralph. Animation is a medium has come very far since its inception, and it was cool to see how they mixed different styles of CGI for this movie (i.e. the character design and definition for different video game characters was cool).
R: I really think that all the CGI films Disney has created are amazing. The minute details you can spot in each frame, the effort put into backgrounds and character design, the fluidity of fabric and hair, the pull of skin and facial muscles and the expressiveness of eyes….. *sighs dreamily* Just to mention a film B has not, I’ll say Brave for the detail put into hair and skin. Wreck-It Ralph has got to be the best example, I think, though. Although Paperman is STUNNING as well (though not purely CGI).