Disney Movie Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Mrs. Sawyer, Dec 26, 2010.

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  1. GREEN =w= DAY

    GREEN =w= DAY Well-Known Member

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    i had totally forgotten that Tim Burton used to be an animator for Disney. it's no wonder why he has a soft spot for Disney and why some of his most recent films are somewhat aimed at kids/families
     
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  2. Mrs. Sawyer

    Mrs. Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    I disagree with "magic". I'd say after Hunchback, there were a dropoff, though I understand why you said after Pocahontas.

    I'll be honest, I didn't remember much from the Hunchback of Notre Dame when I was younger. I watched it when I was 6 and remembered liking it, but not loving it (I loved the toys more than the movie haha). But now I'd say Hunchback was definitely up there with the others. I'd say that Hunchback's problem was that it was a bit more relatable to adults than Children, unlike the others which had a much better blend.

    I'll also say you're a little too focused on money. They last 5 films are included because of quality and similarity. They were all musicals or had music interludes.

    This.
     
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  3. Hunter Rider

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    I just realized that I have only seen 3 of the 'Renaissance 9', although I did get my Mom 'Beauty and the Beast' for Christmas so I will add that shortly.

    I agree with those that feel 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' is underrated, I thought they did a good job retelling it in animation form that appealed to both kids and adults alike.

    Was this some sort of re-release?
     
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    Dude, did you ever get the puppets from Burger King? Those are ingrained in my memory as if it were yesterday.

    I think he probably meant Fantasia 2000.
     
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  5. Mrs. Sawyer

    Mrs. Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I got all the toys for Hunchback. I even remember having a near 1 foot Phoebus toy that I used to always play with.

    And I did mean Fantasia 2000
     
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  6. MessiahDecoy123

    MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Aladdin is by far my favorite, but I do like the sea witch from the Little Mermaid.
     
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  7. jmc

    jmc away for a while

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    Bit of Trivia for you, apparently the Sea Which from Mermaid was based off a drag queen performer. :wow:
     
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  8. OtherwiseKnownAs

    OtherwiseKnownAs Master of the Mystic Arts

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    So, who was all of yours favorite villain from this era? I'm going with Frollo.
     
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  9. MessiahDecoy123

    MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    I can't say I'm surprised.
     
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  10. AndThePickles

    AndThePickles Kiss the girl

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    Yes, Ursula was inspired by Divine.
     
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  11. jmc

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    Scar. Easily had the best villain song ever written. 'Be Prepared' has such powerful music and Jeremy Irons vocals are awesome. And the visuals that accompany it on film really give off a Hitler vibe
     
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  12. Crockett

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    Shan Yu from "Mulan" is my favorite, that's partly because "Mulan" is actually one of the first Renaissance era movie I saw as a kid.
     
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  13. Mrs. Sawyer

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    I'd say Frollo, Scar and Gaston are my favorites. Though if I had to say who's the best, it's Frollo by far. He was the deepest character. A character who was power hungry, but felt he was religiously justifiable in his actions. He was probably the only villain that wasn't purely motivated by ego or power, but his religion and lust.
     
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  14. Drizzle

    Drizzle I got my cake.

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    I loved the Disney Renaissance era, particularly because they were a key part of my childhood. I got "The Little Mermaid" video when I was two and I constantly watched it. It's actually one of my earliest memories. "Beauty and the Beast" was the first film I ever saw in theaters. I still remember being scared of the scene with the wolves in the beginning. I really loved the hell out of "Aladdin" the year after that. I remember I had a bunch of the Burger King toys too. "The Lion King" is still one of my all-time favorite Disney movies. Those four are the ones I relate to most. I remember liking "Pocahontas", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Hercules", "Mulan" and "Tarzan", but not as much as those first four. I wouldn't even consider anything after "The Lion King" to be part of the renaissance. After that, Pixar took over.

    I'd really like to see that "Waking Sleeping Beauty" documentary. I've always been interested in behind the scenes stuff from that era of Disney animation.
     
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  15. Secret Fawful

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    This^

    Frollo is not only one of my favorite villains, but The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of my favorite movies of all time because of his portrayal.
     
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  16. jmc

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    What about the music folks? Favourites?
     
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  17. flickchick85

    flickchick85 Loose Seal

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    "Circle of Life" may be my favorite opening sequence ever. That song coupled with those visuals = instant chills. TLK has my favorite music from the era. BUT that was the work of a "guest" songwriter (Elton John) and composer (Hans Zimmer) for Disney, and I still feel that Alan Menken defined the Disney Renaissance, and pretty much any one of his songs from TLM, BatB and Aladdin are classic and amazing. "Colors of the Wind" and "Go the Distance" from Pocahontas and Hercules are pretty great and iconic, too.
     
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  18. Blitzkrieg Bop

    Blitzkrieg Bop Fight Owens Fight

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    I'm the only person I know who doesn't like those movies.
     
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  19. jmc

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    Opening 5 mins of Lion King I maintain is the most epic opening to a film ever, most of that due to the music.
     
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  20. Mrs. Sawyer

    Mrs. Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    With music I've been thinking about this. and here it is:

    1. The Lion King
    2. Hunchback of Notre Dame
    3. Little Mermaid
    4. Beauty and the Beast
    5. Aladdin
    6. Tarzan
    7. Hercules
    8. Pocahontas
    9. Mulan

    People may wonder why I have Hunchback so high, but it more than Hellfire. I loved the score of the film. The score itself is the second best to TLK. If we only go by songs, I'd put it lower because Hellfire is the only memorable song in the movie.
     
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  21. Bunker

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    Mulan is underrated. I love the mountain pass scene. **** is pretty intense.
     
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  22. venom892

    venom892 Coming Home

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    The Lion King is one of my favorite films of all time and definitely my favorite Disney film.Scar was without a doubt my favorite villain.
     
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  23. Mrs. Sawyer

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    As a movies, its higher. There are some great scenes in the film like the mountain scene, and the training scenes. I put it last because there's not much as much music in the film as the others, and that was the only song I can recall off the top of my head. And I watched all of the DR films last weekend.
     
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  24. Hunter Rider

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    Ah I see, I must have missed that altogether as I have no recollection.

    Personally Jafar is my favourite but Scar was excellent, and I fully agree with you on 'Be Prepared'.

    Individual songs?
     
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  25. A Necessary Evil

    A Necessary Evil One. Bad. Day.

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    The Lion King and Aladdin are two of the best movies of all time. The others are good stuff too, but Imo, Lion King + Aladdin makes for a great day. To this day, I consider it a travesty that only 16 minutes of Zimmer's score for TLK is available.
     
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