Monday, May 21, 2007

Disney Animated Movies

As promised, here's another Top 20 list, this time I'm counting down my all-time favorite Disney animated films.

As with all my Top 20 lists, this only lists MY favorites, not which film is necessarily the best. Any & all comments are appreciated!

(I apologize for the brevity of the comments. I'm trying to get to bed at a decent hour.)

Honorable Mention: Fantasia, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Toy Story, Incredibles, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Jungle Book, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mulan & Brother Bear.

#20
Sword in the Stone

Just a movie that has always stayed with me, even though I can't remember actually watching it. Very strange.

#19
Pocahontas

I just watched this for the first time this past weekend. This makes the list simply for having one of the greatest Disney sidekicks ever, Meeko the raccoon. Awwww...

#18
Home on the Range

A decent, recent movie, but this is on the list because it was the first movie Payton saw in the movie theater.

#17
Bambi

I love me some Thumper!

#16
101 Dalmatians

Ewww, Cruella DeVille. I was working at the Disney Store part-time when the live action version of this was released. I hated that job.

#15
Lady & the Tramp

Who can ever forget the classic spaghetti eating scene?

#14
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

My Aunt Linda collects all things Dopey. My favorite dwarf would have to be Sleepy, for obvious reasons.

#13
Monsters, Inc.

This movie made me realize that everyone associated with Pixar is a genius. The little things you pick up while watching this movie is incredible.

#12
Rescuers Down Under

The late John Candy provides a voice for this movie. What more needs to be said?

#11
Little Mermaid

This is a movie I only discovered on video, a few years after being released. I realized then that I missed watching classic Disney movies.

#10
Sleeping Beauty

The image of that spindle, Malificent & her dragon alter ego are all burned in my brain as images of evil.

#9
Aladdin

See #11. This may be Robin Williams' greatest role.

#8
Beauty & the Beast

I'm guessing that this is Payton's favorite Disney movie. I enjoy the story greatly & love hearing Jerry Orbach's voice.

#7
Finding Nemo

Again, Pixar hits another home run. The beauty of the colors in this movie are fantastic.

#6
Rescuers

R-E-S-C-U-E
Rescue Aid Society
Heads held high, touch the sky
You mean everything to me

In a fix, in a bind
Call on us anytime
We'll appear from nowhere
Mighty are we

R-E-S-C-U-E
Rescue Aid Society
Honesty, loyalty
We pledge to thee


#5
Lion King

Now this one I saw in the theater. James Earl Jones baby!! This is a classic & I'm sure Elton John has a lot to do with that.

#4
Fox & the Hound

I saw this one in the theater too, at Fishers Island, on a summer night a long, long time ago. I remember wearing my very first pair of Nike's that night. They were white & because they were new, they helped light the way back home. (I can't remember what I had for dinner last night, yet I can remember that like it was yesterday.)

#3
Cars

Never mind Disney, this is one of my all-time favorite movies period. I've seen it probably seven or eight times now & it doesn't get old. The 360 game lets me drive around Radiator Springs 'til my hearts content. I prefer to do it at night, when everything is lit up.

#2
Robin Hood

I don't think I can pinpoint a specific reason why I like this movie so much, other than I feel like I'm 5 years old again whenever I see it. Simple nostalgia.

#1
The Aristocats

It's about cats! Of course it's going to be #1! I'm eagerly anticipating the release of the special edition DVD later this year. "Everybody wants to be a cat..."

3 comments:

CaptinNapalm said...

You worked at a Disney store?!

Bryan "Crash" Davis said...

Personally, my fav is The Incredibles. Love the voice acting, the look of the movie (I'm a huge fan of the '50s and this movie definitely took it's styling from that era), the story, the technology in the movie, the backstories of the heroes ... everything. Everytime I watch this movie I see something new. Brilliant.

And, quite frankly, I think Elastigirl is one the hottest cartoon babes ever. Not that there's anything wrong with that ... is there?

nitin said...

my favorite is Incredibles. i like to watch those technology based movies.i have watched it on Animated Movies online