Finally, my "Top 10 Classic Animated Disney Movies" is finished! Why would such a simple list take more than an hour to write? Because I had to watch all the movies on the list to determine an official order, of course. That's totally normal, right? That's what the voices in my head tell me. ;D
#1 - Peter Pan (1953)
A girl being forced to grow up is visited by an orphan and his pixie friend who whisks her and her brothers away to a fantasy land filled with mermaids, Indians, pirates and orphans dressed in adorable animal costumes....
There's just something about the quality and authenticity of an old family movie that can't be replicated nowadays.
Disney produced a looot of great live-action and hybrid movies over the years, but they always seem to get overshadowed by the animated ones. (Not to knock the animated movies, I have a list of those on the way too.) Here are my top 10 live action and hybrid classics, for that good old fashioned Disney feel:
A Disney Tale: Jiminy Cricket introduces two tales - Bongo the Bear (a slightly disturbing tale of love in the bear community) and Mickey and the Beanstalk (a Disney version of the well-known fairytale).
Disney Hero: With two 'films' in this package feature we have two main heroes. First up is Bongo. Bongo is a circus bear who runs away to the forest and meets the love of his life. Bongo never speaks in his film. He is dressed in a jacket, bow tie and hat and runs the full gamut of emotions. In the second film, we have three 'heroes' - Mickey, Donald and Goofy who all...
Why are so many of your mothers either dead or of the evil step-mother variety, Disney? I had to dig a little to come up with this list, but behold! 5 great motherly figures from Classic Disney movies!
#5 - Wendy Darling (Peter Pan)
Voiced by Kathryn Beaumont, 1953
A mother is someone who cares for you. Wendy certainly does that for her brothers, and for a while, the Lost Boys too. She has a vivid imagination, and encourages her brothers to be creative and to have fun. At home, she tells stories of Peter Pan and Neverland....
A Disney Tale: A poor woodcutter, Geppetto, wishes on a star that his wooden puppet boy could be alive. A blue fairy grants his wish and the puppet, Pinocchio, is given life. On a series of adventures, he learns about right and wrong on his journey to becoming a real, human boy.
Disney Heroine: There is no real 'heroine' in this story and in fact, the only female characters are the Blue Fairy and Cleo the fish.
Disney Hero: Pinocchio is the 'hero' of the story, in as much as he is the main character. His heroic actions, though, don't really occur until the final act...
A Disney Tale: A young princess narrowly avoids death on the command of her evil stepmother. She shacks up with a group of mining dwarves but the stepmother finds her and puts her to sleep with a poisoned apple. The dwarves put her inside a glass coffin until a prince comes and kisses her, releasing her from the spell to live happily ever after.
Disney Heroine: Snow White is the first Disney princess, but having viewed this around the same time as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty (my daughter is going through a Disney Princess phase) I would argue that those princesses are what we...
If you're a fan of Angel from LATT2, feel free to join my Facebook page dedicated to her! Trying to keep it active as possible and reinvigorate interest in one of Disney's most underrated female leads.
Posted over a year ago