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Opinion by uploaded900 posted 1 month ago
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Out of the three options for article ideas, this was the top choice by a landslide. I've actually been thinking of writing about this for a long time, but the rankings were always a blur until now. I was originally going to make a Top 15 until an error happened and I had to start all over again :( Also fanpop is pretty much dead right now, so I'll write the other articles when it's more active :/

Honorable Mentions: Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid), Stand Out (A Goofy Movie), Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King), The Last Unicorn (''), Jack's Lament (The Nightmare Before Christmas), A Whole New World (Aladdin)



10) Reflection - Mulan

Yeah, I've always been obsessed with this song. It's so pretty. I just love Lea Salonga's voice is the traditional Chinese sounds.



9) Welcome to the Show - MLP Equestria Girls: Battle of the Bands

Say what you want about MLP, but the Dazzlings get the best parts. They harmonize greatly together and they sound like sirens, which is what they are....
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Opinion by Lanalamprouge posted 5 months ago
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I've decided to put whether I actually liked the films aside to spotlight some films who have ladies as main protagonists (not secondary) so this list is not in any particular order. I am excluding Disney and Pixar since you probably have seen a majority of them. Sadly I am not mentioning Ghibli films because they are a company where about 90% of their films are led to girls so all I have to do is tell you to pick up almost any one of their movies to get some leading ladies. I will also mention the Barbie films because ALL of them have female leads.
Note these are movies I have actually watched so if you wanna give a shout out to another movie in the comments feel free because it's always great to have more ladies in our animated movies.


Movies you've definitely heard about because they get mentioned plenty here on fanpop

Anastasia



Anastasia is an orphan has been her whole life as far as she knows and after leaving the orphanage she decides to go to Paris since its the only clue on hand she has to her past. There she meets con man Dimitri who convinces her...
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Opinion by Lanalamprouge posted 6 months ago
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I like animated movies... a lot. And whenever looking my favorite movies EVER they do happen to pop up a lot. But sometimes it's hard to remember that the world of animation isn't dominated by Disney and it's nice to remember movies I enjoyed that didn't have a big name behind them so here I am to share some animated movies I love that are not connected to the biggest names in animation namely Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks and Studio Ghibli. also I am going to avoid movies that you had to see a TV show or anime to fully appreciate it so alas I must say sorry to "Kim Possible a stich in time" and "Gintama the second movie" (while they weren't in my top 20 I am sorry that those movies won't be getting any attention at all in this article.)


{Number 20} Pilgrim's progress 1978



Did anyone else watch like old VHS cartoons over and over as kids? because I did and on one of the tapes was the Pilgrim's progress in Spanish and in English back to back. and I loved it. The artstyle, which dates it pretty well, still appeals to me, I find the songs soothing, Faithful was one of my first crushes and also...
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List by scarletunicorn posted 8 months ago
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While I've never been one to spend hours thinking about who is the most beautiful character ever, I do admit I have my favorites in terms of beauty. I might have done this list, but I'd prefer to do it now again now that I've got my favorites cleared out. I add things like likability and personality aside from physical beauty in terms of how beautiful I find the character.

Most of these choices are in between conventional and unconventional, but it's mostly into what I personally find attractive. Remember that this list is subjective and it's all my opinion, so don't get mad if your faves aren't here.

First Category- Children
While I wasn't thinking of adding kids, I thought I could always still mention some whom I think have a very pretty design. Thankfully, they weren't many, for I wanted to focus on adult women and most animated girls i find just to be plainly cute.

The winners here are Shanti (from The Jungle Book) and Princess Eilonwy (from The Black Cauldron).
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Opinion by uploaded900 posted 9 months ago
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I'm still making a video (so you can see the poise and grace in action!), I'm just making an article just in case my video gets blocked because youtube is a bitch, so I'm crossing my fingers it doesn't cause problems.

I know not everyone might not agree with me, but the good thing about this, is that we all have an idea on what elegance is and I was giving points on poise, grace, appearance, class, how they act, and the impression they left on me. I needed a lot of help with this. I've asked and googled and this is what I came up with. I had a really hard time ranking the characters, so the final list might end up being bullshit, so this is the final draft before the video (which I can fix). While I know this list is bad, I'm happy I'm one of the first to do something like this! (It gives me creativity points which I value a lot!) Also at least I gave a good balance to both genders and used characters from different worlds. (Also I'm going to limit it two per franchise) You don't know how many times I had to rewatch clips of these characters!
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Article by dewy60 posted 9 months ago
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Hey Fanpoppers, I am doing a review on a movie I was writing that was expected to be released on TAY (Talk Among Yourselves) very soon. I have an excerpt from the intro of the review; it’s a very interesting yet dark fact-filled story of the making and behind the scenes drama behind Warner Bros’ obscure Non-Disney Film/Disney Knockoff, Quest for Calmelot.

When Warner Bros. Feature Animation was founded in ’94, they have planned to make two projects to release for theaters, with the Live-Action/Animated Hybrid Film Space Jam planned for the November 1996 release and the film adaption of the 2nd novel in Vera Chapman’s Three Damsels trilogy, The King’s Demosel (Aka, The King Damsel for grammar correction.) titled The Quest for The Grail for the 1997 release.

The film was going to be directed by the Husband-and-Wife team behind Ferngully: The Last Rainforest Bill and Susan Kroyer and planned to be darker and faithful to the story of Vera Chapman’s book, pitched as “The Braveheart of animated features with fighting and blood, etc.”
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Opinion by scarletunicorn posted over a year ago
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nvm that this has mostly superheroes. i couldn't find a good one of male heroes
The next part of this amazing series where we discover the world of my interests and favorite characters.

So, last time we talked about the ladies, now it's time to talk about the gentlemen. I'll admit that this was a harder list to make, because I do have a mental list for the ladies, with the men it's very uneven and unsorted. So I had to think a lot to get this list going, but I think in the end I managed to get something that works.

Well, let's get started.

15) Tack (The Thief and the Cobbler)

He's such a cutie! He barely makes the list but I could talk a lot about him. I love that he's the opposite of Aladdin, while Aladdin is outspoken and jumps right at danger Tack is more quiet and cautious. I like his story, of the underdog who manages to rise on top, and I think the story works well with him more than other characters because he's actually quite humble and doesn't brag about himself.
It's actually much more satisfying seeing him get up from the ashes and save the day, since he spent all the other time in the shadows, not wanting to be noticed.
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Opinion by scarletunicorn posted over a year ago
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I think I did this list a long time ago, when I first joined Fanpop, but since then my opinion on things has slightly differed. Some female characters have stayed on their permanent spot, while others have been dropped off the line. Some new have been added.

What is consistent in this list, though, is that in general i love female characters, especially the animated ones. When well written, I often find them to be very interesting and appealing characters (that may be due to me being a woman, but I don't want to follow cliched gendered stereotypes).

This list may go into personal territories at times, so I warn you beforehand of this If you see me starting to speak about off-topic matters. But these female characters also in a way remind me of aspects of my personal life and passions so I think it's reasonable for me to speak about it.

It's based on this poll of mine:
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Opinion by uploaded900 posted over a year ago
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Damn, making my top 10 animated movies was harder than I thought! I have a feeling that I left out some, and there are some I would like to include but it's been a while that I haven't seen them, so the more appropriate way to describe this list is a rough draft of my favorite animated movies xD It's just really hard to make a favorites list and give proper explanations. There many animated movies that I love, but there only a couple that have stolen my heart 💜


10) The Nightmare Before Christmas

Starting this list is my favorite Christmas (or Halloween) movie! I'm not a fan of stop motion animation, but this movie is brilliant and has an excellent soundtrack. I love how it has an unconventional style and setting. The main characters and movie are still great! I can't help, but feel bad for Jack when Christmas ended up being a nightmare. I wish I could elaborate more on why The Nightmare Before Christmas is so great because it's seriously a great movie! I actually haven't seen this movie until I was a bit older, but it gives me feels!
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Opinion by KataraLover posted over a year ago
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Much like my recent Pocahontas vs Anastasia article, I'm continuing my movies vs movies article with Sleeping Beaty vs The Swan Princess. A little background is that both movies are based off plays by Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Although Sleeping Beauty is also based-off the original fairy-tale by Charles Perrault and a little bit off the story of Briar Rose by the Brothers Grim. Unfortunately, for both the Charles Perrault Sleeping Beauty and the original play of Swan Lake, it ends in tragedy. Sleeping Beauty didn't wake up from her deep sleep from true love's kiss, it was from being raped. Swan Lake ended with Odette committing suicide after seeing Prince Seigfried make his vow of ever lasting love to the fake Odette (Rothbart's daughter, Odile). Later Siegfried finds out and kills himself because if they couldn't be together in life, they would be together in death. However, over the years in writing and film media, especially The Swan Princess and Disney's Sleeping Beauty, those endings have been modified to satisfy the audiences and give the characters happy endings.
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Opinion by KataraLover posted over a year ago
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Much like my old article where I compared Ariel and Merida, I decided to continue it after quite a few years. But this time it's me comparing movies that are similar, though not something I'm planning on making a habit of. So far, I'm just going to be doing Pocahontas vs Anastasia and Sleeping Beauty vs The Swan Princess. We'll see where it goes from there. We'll be starting with, by popular demand, Pocahontas vs Anastasia. First of all, I'm not going to bring up the historical inaccuracy of the two films because that's just really pointless. They're not meant to be educational, they're meant to be entertaining, which they definitely are. Besides, it's not like they're awful movies like the animated Titanic movies, which makes it harder to ignore the historical inaccuracies. Anastasia and Pocahontas have a lot more creativity to them that makes it VERY EASY to ignore the historical inaccuracies. Plus if anyone thinks an animated movie is supposed to be historically accurate and educate people, they must be really stupid if they're depending on an animated movie to educate people. These movies are meant for entertainment, keep the historical inaccuracies out of your minds because...
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Opinion by dimitri_ posted over a year ago
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I would usually post this on the Heroes club but that spot is a lost cause. Anyway, I'm really tired but I wanted to get this article done, I'll have to check up on it another time. Enjoy!




10. Nightcrawler

To be honest, 10th place could have been anyone. It was so hard for me to decide but here's the trouble maker, Nightcrawler. Come on, ''chicks dig the fuzzy dude!'' and teleportation is the most useful superpower ever. He was raised by Germans but biologically he's Mystique's son and Rogue's brother.

9. Thomas

Thomas is not one of those characters I feel forced to feel bad for. No I genuinely feel sympathy for him because he's not self-pitying. And that's the thing, I genuinely like him, his character feels very organic to me. He keeps messing up but the movie doesn't go all ''Will you just look at that tortured soul!'' Also, he's voiced by Christian Bale!!!
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Opinion by UnholyNoise posted over a year ago
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*Honorable mentions*

* Princess Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)



It is truly bogus that even though she is technically a princess, Kida isn't marketed as such just because her movie didn't do well. Her ties to royalty are more real than, say, Mulan's are. Anyway... this woman is so badass. Physically, Kida can hold her own against anybody who tries to take her on or who poses a threat to her people. She's speaks a ton of languages, she's compassionate, she doesn't take crap from anybody, and she and Milo are equals in their relationship – he rescues her, but then it's her turn to save him – and her entire civilization – from being exterminated. What a boss.

* Nausicaa (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind)


Disney and Dreamworks usually fill up lists like this, so I wanted to add my favorite “outsider,” Nausicaa, who is a Miyazaki heroine. This girl... she's got guts, first and foremost. She fearlessly walks into a toxic wasteland with just her wits to guide her. And she really is smart – and not in the...
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Opinion by 324anna posted over a year ago
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So, inspired by audreybrooke's article about which House would be more suitable for each Disney Princess (you can find the article in the DP spot), I decided to do the same for other heroines!

Oh and sorry for not putting Harry Potter related pictures to all the heroines, I was just too bored to edit them or even add a proper background that reminds us of a particular House (yellow for Hufflepuff for example, or red and gold for Gryffindor).

Esmeralda
Gryffindor


She's definitely a Gryffindor! Esmeralda is very fiery, passionate, brave, to the point of being reckless, and a fighter. She's not afraid of speaking her mind and she is willing to get into trouble in order to defend her friends. She can act without thinking of the consequences (like for example in the Festival of Fools where she stood to Frollo and she actually dared to mock him in front of all these people). She also appears very confident, playful and kinda cocky, especially during her dance in the Festival of Fools.
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Opinion by avatar_tla_fan posted over a year ago
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I hope this is okay, call me out if it isn't, but I will be posting some articles from the DP club I posted onto this spot.


My opinions on Rapunzel have changed a lot. When I joined Fanpop, she was second on my list. Eventually she moved up to first. After that, she made a bunch of drops, until she eventually reached the eleventh spot on my list. So I've gone from loving her to death to disliking her. Oh, well. I might as well explain why I dislike her then.



I dislike Rapunzel mostly because she's an overdone character and I feel like she's shoved onto me a lot as a character. You're supposed to see her as this amazing character who is easily relatable because of how she has many hobbies, and well rounded, and (apparently) funny and such. Well, that's why I feel there's this irritating, "pressure" to like her. She's an overdone character. She has.. Everything. There's at least one thing she does that you can probably relate to.
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Opinion by dimitri_ posted over a year ago
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10. Roxanne
It really bothers me how Roxanne doesn't make an appearance in the sequel, not even a mention UGH let's never take into account Disney sequels. Anyway, I can't pinpoint down the reasons as to why I love Roxanne. I just love her personality I guess; she's kind, forgiving and understanding.


9. Anastasia
This placement may have to do with my bias for feisty and spunky heroines but I remember the times when I needed to watch Anastasia everyday to get through life so it feels right having her here lol. The movie just has something special about it so the main protagonist is somewhat a part of me now. I also love how Anya doubts herself trying to find her family and where she belongs, ''life is full of choices but no one ever mentions fear''.


8. Esmeralda
Even though Esmeralda has it rough, she still thinks about the ones less fortunate than her. I think the world revolves around me at times, asking for wealth and glory to shine on my name. So I admire her so much for praying for the outcasts and for...
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Opinion by uploaded900 posted over a year ago
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Earlier this week an idea randomly popped into my head that I should make an article on characters with the prettiest eyes and here it is! It's made up of different eyes and unlike my beautiful eyes list with famous people that mostly has guys, this list mostly has has ladies. (Probably because they use many different shapes for women).


10) Apple Bloom

I was thinking about putting Apple Bloom as a usual pony, but I thought it would only be fair to use humans and she IS human in the movies. Ha! Anyway I love Apple Bloom's eyes because not only are they orange which is a cool and unusual color (I love unusual colors btw), but they also remind me of an ombre sunset which is amazing! Seriously two tone eyes!



9) Cinderella

I personally think that the classic Disney era had some of the best eyes because the female characters had proportional eyes then. I think Cinderella's icy blue color is really cool and almond eyes are my favorite eye shape. In the DP franchise she is shown with smaller eyes compared to the other princesses which makes me love them even more.
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Opinion by Tygers_Eye posted over a year ago
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I guess he's not a fan of ballets or 1980's animes.
Ever since Doug Walker did his review of The Swan Princess, I've noticed more and more people around the internet accuse this movie of being "Disney-lite," "a Disney knock-off," etc.

Problem is, the reasons they give are either something that almost EVERY animated movie has done since Snow White (singing, princesses, animal companions, etc) OR it was already in the original fairy tale-inspired ballet written and composed by Tchaikovsky decades before Disney ever got into animation.

Quick Backstory: The Swan Princess is based on the ballet link, again, written and composed by Tchaikovsky. And it's a very faithful adaptation too. I've read plot summaries and watched the ballet proper, and The Swan Princess actually doesn't change too much plot-wise.

The only real changes they made are that Odette and Prince Siegfried (renamed Derek) grew up knowing each other, were arranged to marry, then broke up right before Odette got kidnapped and enchanted by the sorcerer Von Rothbart (just plain "Rothbart" in the movie). In the original ballet, the prince and princess meet for the first...
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Opinion by dimitri_ posted over a year ago
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I would have done a top 10 but I feel strongly about my top 5 so :)




5. Son of Man - Tarzan
I'm actually not a huge Phil Collins fan tbh but this song is really great and is able to put me in a good mood. One of my favorite things is the zero to hero segment and that's what Son of Man projects incredibly well.

4. Journey to the Past - Anastasia
Yes, I love Journey to the Past more than Once Upon a December. This song is about Anya trying to find her family. More in depth, she has dreamt about finding out who she is and where she belongs but has doubts about following her insticts. I love how this song has a sweet tone to it that is a bit serious at the same time.

3. If We Hold on Together - The Land Before Time
A song about keeping dreams alive, it's really beautiful and makes me emotional. My mom used to sing If We Hold on Together to me all the time when I was a kid so nostalgia does play its part in me loving this song, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
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Opinion by scarletunicorn posted over a year ago
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I was thinking of this while watching the other day the Nostalgia Critic's review of the Swan Princess, and how critical and overly nitpicky he was in general towards this movie...

And that made me think how almost all non-Disney movies are treated in this way (of course, there are a few notable exceptions as the Studio Ghibli films and the Dreamworks ones), that audiences feel the need that if they are animated movies which aren't Disney, they must be held in an impossibly high standard and they must please every demand of the audience.

Why is that? Why is it that any animated non-Disney movie must be held to a pretentious standard? Why can't movies just be themselves and relax, if they want to be fairy tale musicals they can be, not every movie needs to be as "dramatic" as Secret of Nimh or the Prince of Egypt. (some of the few animated non-Disney films that the critics praise for once).

I don't get it. If Disney repeats the same cliches, for many people it's all fine and dandy, but these movies must only be about dramatic and pretentious content in order to be appreciated.
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Opinion by avatar_tla_fan posted over a year ago
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Hello everybody. ^^ I've wanted to be more active on this club for a long time, so I've made some polls already, and I've decided to make an article for this club, this time on my Top 5 most beautiful Disney Females and Heroines. I know two of them on this list don't really count as heroines, but I'll include them anyway, I guess. Anyways, please keep in mind that this is my opinion, and we may disagree, so respect my opinion and I'll respect yours. Enjoy the article! :)


5. Mulan

As some of you probably already know, I strongly dislike (possibly even hate) Mulan as a character. However, I still find her insanely pretty, and I think she is most definitely one of the prettiest Disney Princesses. I think her hair is probably her best feature. I really wish I had hair like that, it's gorgeous. I love long, straight, black hair, so hers is just perfect. She also has beautiful eyes, and wonderful lips. She's quite a unique and natural beauty as well, and I absolutely love that. However, she's not higher simply because the others are just prettier than she is, in my opinion.
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Opinion by cruella posted over a year ago
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How does it feel to win FOTM?

I still can't believe people voted for me! It's a big honor and I'm happy to know that people recognize the work I have done for this club.

Do you think you deserved to win? (be honest)

I think that I deserved it, because even when I don't have the time to write articles or make polls e.t.c., I still come to this spot and contribute and I generally try to be as active as I can. But I believe there are users who deserved to be nominated more than I did.

Who is your favorite animated heroine? and why?

Esmeralda. :) Esme is fearless, independent, intelligent, witty, fiery, compassionate and with a strong sense of justice. I love how she's a badass and she's able to get away from all the soldiers (and she looks so cool while doing it), but at the same time she has many moments where she needs help from other people, which makes her more realistic. I also adore how she's the only one brave enough to speak her mind to Frollo and defend Quasimodo and how she can see beyond his appearance. But she's not flawless. She's manipulative, she often...
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Opinion by dimitri_ posted over a year ago
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How does it feel to win fan of the month for June?

It feels great! I've actually never won FOTM before so I'm really happy to finally win.

Why do you think the fans chose you?

Probably because I've started being really active on the club. I started the FOTM forum back up also I started the Recolor Contest.

Do you think you deserved to be fan of the month? (be honest), if not, who do think should have been voted fan of the month?

I think there are some fans that deserved to win more than I did, but most of the ones that are very active aren't eligible to win right now. I definitely think ZeldaFanForever deserved it.

Who is your favorite animated movie heroine and why?

Well Minnie and Webby tie for my favorite heroine and I guess technically they're movie heroines.

I love Minnie because she's very sweet to everyone, also she's complex and level-headed. But she has some flaws like letting Daisy use her as a 'door-mat', so she's not too perfect.
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Article by KataraLover posted over a year ago
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How does it feel to win fan of the month for May?
I'm always flattered users notice my contributions, so thank you all so much!

Why do you think the fans chose you?
I guess it's because I'm pretty active, even though I'm on and off with Fanpop. When I do go on, I usually make as much polls and articles as possible.

Do you think you deserved to be fan of the month? (be honest), if not, who do think should have been voted fan of the month?
I think I deserved it, though other users deserved it just as much, if I'm allowed to say that. Hmm... she doesn't come on Fanpop anymore but I feel the need to mention BelleAnastasia. Because thanks to her countdowns on the CAMH club, that inspired me to make more articles on Fanpop. I started with the Sexiest Animated Females countdown on this spot and did more and more articles afterwards.

Who is your favorite animated movie heroine and why?
Mulan- I love the struggle she goes through trying to find herself, how she could only succeed when being herself. She taught me that maybe my time to bloom will come later, maybe in a different field......
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Review by hahi7717 posted over a year ago
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Angel - Rock & Rule - 1983

The narration at the beginning of the film states, " the war was over the only survivors were street animals,dogs,cats and rats. From them a new race had evolved ". Then the narration states that in 1983, there was a nuclear World War 3, that has wipe out humanity and destroyed the world in mutated animals have replaced humans. Mok, an aging yet legendary rock musician is search for very special voice that can unleash a powerful demon from another dimension. After traveling the world looking for the right voice, he returns to Ohotown his hometown.

Angel - She is a singer and has a small band with Omar, Dizzy, Stretch. When she sang her song Mok realize that she is the voice he is looking for. So Mok invites Angel and her band to his mansion. Mok and Angel talk about her joining her. But she refuses to abandon her band. He kipnaps her and makes her perform the concert anyways. Then Omar try's to free Angel but it is too late and the demon Angel summon is out. And she try's to force the demon back by singing but it no effect, but when Omar join her the demon is sent back. Mok realizes there needs to be two people to brake...
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