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What is your favorite Walt Disney movie and why?

Asked by tabbycat (1803points) September 8th, 2008
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Funkmonk's avatar

The Lion King, because it is Epic!

flameboi's avatar

Toy story of course! because is great!!! and showed people that you can do lots of things with a very low budget!

tinyfaery's avatar

Straight up Disney, or anything owned by Disney?

JackAdams's avatar

I must admit that I have a wee bit o’ the fondness for Darby O’Gill and the Little People, because, even though I am somewhat of a dreamer, I still believe that Leprechauns and honest politicians might actually exist, somewhere…

I’d like to meet one or the other, some day…

Probably Leprechauns, before the other thing…

willbrawn's avatar

Lion King or Oliver & Company. Both offer good stories and unique tales.

tinyfaery's avatar

Cartoon: The Little Mermaid
Live action: Escape From Witch Mountain or The Parent Trap (the original)

poofandmook's avatar

The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King

The Little Mermaid specifically because it holds very vivid memories of my childhood.

scamp's avatar

Lady and the Tramp, but I don’t know why…..... but I do love the spaghetti kiss scene.

JackAdams's avatar

@scamp: It wouldn’t have anything do with YOUR name, would it, SCAMP?

scamp's avatar

@JackAdams Now whatever made you think that? ha ha!! I remember discussing this with you recently.

Bri_L's avatar

Toy Story – While it came from Pixar, they were under Disney at the time.

Pixar is the reason Computer animated Family entertainment is where it is today, although, in my mind, no one has come close to them in over all entertainment. There stories and plots are seamless. Fun for old and young alike. The quality of the animation is beyond excellent.

cyndyh's avatar

I also love the spaghetti scene. :^>

FlutherMother's avatar

When I was young I loved Sleeping Beauty but only because I was a skinny kid who had really short hair (my sisters and I still give my mom grief) and had a lot of boy clothes because they were cheap and we were poor Navy folks. I was obsessed with the girly aspect of Aurora – pretty, long hair and a pretty dress. As I grew older I realized she was a helpless idiot. Now my favorite is Beauty and the Beast. I am still a girly girl and like girly movies, but like the new heroines who do things.

Bri_L's avatar

@ FlutherMother – I have to agree for 2-animation I love Beauty and the Beast.

JackAdams's avatar

@Bri_L: Remember all of the controversy that Disney got, when it was planing to release Fantasia in 1940? I quote from the Wikipedia:

“The Pastoral Symphony utilized delicate color styling to depict a mythical ancient Grecian world of centaurs, centaurettes (a Disney studio creation), a pegasus and his family, the gods of Mount Olympus, fauns, cherubs and other creatures and characters of classical mythology. It tells the story of the mythological creatures gathering for a festival to honor Bacchus, the god of wine riding his horned donkey, Jacchus, which is interrupted by Zeus, who decides to have a little fun by throwing lightning bolts at the attendees.

“This portion of the film was criticized for brief yet blatant nudity on the part of the centaurettes. Other criticisms centered on the racial images of a centaurette servant named Sunflower, who is part African human, part donkey, and two attendants to Bacchus who are part African Amazons, part zebra. The servant has been excised from all prints in circulation since 1969, while the zebra centaurettes have always remained in the film.”

Bri_L's avatar

Wow, I had no idea. I had not heard of that. I was born in 1969. And my studies of Disney had not turned that up. I know they have a history of bowing to pressure. i.e.

“where they’ll cut off your ear if they don’t like your face, it’s barbaric but hey its home”
is now
“where its flat and immense and the heat is intense, its barbaric but hey its home”

JackAdams's avatar

The “centaurettes,” if you watch that movie today, are indeed topless and wearing flower leis, but where the company caved in to the censors was that the nipples were removed from them, so they were still topless (as animators demanded) but sans nipples, which made them look like freaks, because humanlike males and females have nipples.

The Hayes Office at work…

Bri_L's avatar

It was the work of that child beater Disney.

TheHaight's avatar

I love Beauty and the Beast! Also The Little Mermaid. I can sing every song on both movies ;)

jca's avatar

bambi.

delirium's avatar

Emperors New Groove.

Though, if Pixar counts, WALL-E comes in close second.

Bri_L's avatar

@ delirium – OH! Emperors new groove was great! It was so underated There were so many good jokes in there.

And All the full length movies that Pixar has released have been under Disney so I snuck them in under that and 3d. I still have to see WALL-E

hammer43's avatar

the lion king, I love the music. the incredibles, I love the family closeness. Aladdin, I love the music. finding nemo, I love the will to find his kid no matter the odds I don’t think there is a bad Disney movie is there?

Bri_L's avatar

never cared for the black caldren.

poofandmook's avatar

did WALL-E connect to the Short Circuit movies at all? Because if they didn’t, then I definitely have a problem with them ripping off Johnny 5’s design.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I was a big fan of the movie Aladdin mostly because Robin Williams did such a good job at voicing the Genie. He was hilarious. All in all though, I thought the movie itself was beautifully done as far as the storyline, animation, and music were concerned.

Lazario's avatar

Sleeping Beauty – absolutely gorgeous, haunting, overwhelming, unforgettable, funny, colorful, irresistable!

After that, I absolutely adore: Alice in Wonderland, Fantasia, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Rescuers. Music is very important. And as for live-action Disney films, can’t beat the original Parent Trap. Damn that thing never fails to entertain. Every viewing is magic.

sjmc1989's avatar

Beauty and the Beast by far It absolutley has the best songs how can you not sing along. And Little Mermaid would come in at second place.

OpryLeigh's avatar

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, it’s my all time favourite story and, although the Disney movie isn’t exactly true to the original novel, I still loved the movie (and was quite relieved of the happy ending because the book makes me cry everytime I read it!).

Bri_L's avatar

@Leanne1986 – That movie, in my opinion, had some of the most powerful and well coordinated music and lyrics in Disney history. If you have the cd and read the book they translate the latin and it is even cooler. It was just awesome!

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