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 doesn't think of the consequences of her actions and like I said before, she can have her damsel in distress moments.
Who is your least favorite animated heroine? and why?
Well, that's hard. Right now I can't think of any heroine I HATE, but Odette is one of my least favorites. I admire many things about her, but I find her an hypocrite because she immediately forgets the reason why she didn't want to marry Derek and she turns from an interesting heroine to a cliche princesses who waits for her prince to come and save her and e.t.c. She did try to bring him to her, but in my opinion her sidekicks did most of the job.
Who are your favorite and least favorite young animated heroines?
Jane from Peter Pan 2 is my favorite. She's not your usual bubbly, curious, adventurous child, she's cynic, logical, practical, short-tempered and she doesn't believe in fairytales, which is normal because she lives during a WAR. I love how she makes mistakes and actually has to suffer the consequences of HURTING other people and her development is great, we see how she has a hidden fun side. She's also the only girl who doesn't fall easily for Peter Pan's charm and doesn't take shit from any of the lost boys. She actually manages to keep him in line and people should really give her more credit for that. Lilo is a very close second.
Now, about my least favorite...err, Elsa Van Helsing? I have nothing against her, she's just not very interesting and I love all the other young heroines so...
Who are your favorite and least favorite animated couples?
My favorite animated couple probably is Jane with Tarzan. Their interactions are hilarious and I love how despite their differencies, they love each other so much and they're willing to sacrifice many things for the other (Tarzan was willing to go to England with Jane and she at the end stayed with him in the jungle). They're so sweet.
Now, about my least favorite, definitely Odette and Derek. They might love each other, but in the film their development is so confusing. Derek said that stupid thing about liking her only because she was beautiful. I think that it was just something he blurted because he panicked, but he never said that to Odette! I mean, at the end of the film, he said some stuff about her being courageous or something, but that's all! Also, you'd expect that Derek would understand that the girl he had next to him wasn't the real Odette because of her personality and imo that would be a great end for the movie but NO! He just goes and declares his love for that fake Odette! I just truly dislike these two together.
What is your favorite animated movie? and why?
I have a tie between The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt. They both have gorgeous animation, breathtaking soundtrack, wonderful heroes and heroines, amazing and extremely complex villains and an amazing plot. I can watch these two movies everyday of my life and still I won't get bored of them.
What is your least favorite animated movie? and why?
I haven't even watched the whole movie, but I believe that Titanic: The Animated Movie has to be the worst animated film in the history. It's simply insulting, to all the people who died that day, to their relatives, to the other movies with that topic and to the audience's intelligence. It's painful for me to talk about it, so watch it yourself and see why I hate it that much. Or maybe, don't, if you don't want to be scarred for life, just trust my judgement.
Which animated movie do you think has the best animation?
The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt.
Which animated movie do you think has the best soundtrack?
Again, HOND and the Prince of Egypt. I'm honestly not biased, I just love all the songs.
And finally do you have anything you'd like to say to the CAMH fans?
Keep coming to the CAMH club! It's a pity that so many wonderful heroines don't get the recognition they deserve and this spot is my favorite in fanpop and I'm sure many other people love it, so please let's keep it alive!