I’m using the tag form to cover Disney’s animated films (I have chosen to exclude Pixar.) I’d suggest taking a quick glance at this list I created on Letterboxd so you know which films I have seen (you can also notice the absence of several films that I haven’t seen either.) I’m also working on making an original tag for non-Disney/Pixar movies which shall probably be my last ‘list’ post. But I thought I should cover the great land of Disney’s animation first. 🙂
What is your favorite Disney movie? I like to say Beauty and the Beast, but I also love 101 Dalmatians, The Rescuers, and Wreck-It Ralph and Hercules were also really, really good. Honorable mentions include Bolt, Winnie The Pooh, Treasure Planet, The Aristocats and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Do you like the drawn animation or the computer animated movies better? It depends. I do like drawn animation and have a great respect for the art. But I like the computer animation a bit more then I did a few years ago. It all depends, I suppose. With drawn animation you get such a classic feeling of the movies you probably grew up with (for example, 2011’s Winnie The Pooh.) But you can also create such amazing tones with computer animations (for example, Meet the Robinsons.)
Favorite male characters? I love Beast, Fix-It Felix from Wreck-It Ralph, Winnie the Pooh and Bernard from The Rescuers. I actually do not have that many favorite male characters; for this reason, while I’m not going to include the cartoons in this tag, I have to mention Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. They’re my overall favorites. Honorable mentions include Basil of Baker Street, Tigger, Rabbit, Thomas O’Mallay, Baloo, Robin Hood, and Hercules.
Favorite female characters? Belle (She is also my favorite princess), Jane from Tarzan, Miss Bianca from The Rescuers, Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Anita from 101 Dalmatians. I can relate to Belle in many different ways. I absolutely loved Jane because she’s full of fascination but also funny a little dorky. Miss Bianca is everything an adventurous lady should be. I’ve always like Anita since I was very little and Esmeralda is that symbol of strength against tyranny that I really admire.
Favorite villains? Disney has so many good villains! Ursula was thrilling to watch; Hades was hilarious. Cruella De Ville is a long time classic favorite and Madusa from The Rescuers is underrated terror. And how do you get over Ratigan–he’s such a hilarious twist on Moriarty! Honorable mentions include Maleficent, Scar, Shere Khan from The Jungle Book, Gaston, Clayton from Tarzan and the Stabbington Brothers from Tangled.
Un-deserving underrated film? I know of two: The Great Mouse Detective and The Rescuers. I loved The Rescuers the few times I saw it as a kid and it’s still one of my favorites but to my knowledge I’ve never met anyone who’s actually seen it. And The Great Mouse Detective is also very unknown, though more people are aware of it. Also Bolt is very underrated which is extremely unfair in my opinion.
What are your favorite songs (try to limit to ten)? This is hard; there are so many good ones. The ones that instantly come to mind include: Be Our Guest, Beauty and the Beast, Cruella De Ville, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Little April Showers, A Girl Worth Fighting For, Kiss The Girl, I Won’t Say I’m In Love (and the overture for 101 Dalmatians.)
Which soundtrack is your favorite? Treasure Planet, Beauty and The Beast, Bolt, Wreck-It Ralph, and 101 Dalmatians. All great soundtracks, especially Treasure Planet, that has some great instrumental tracks. Honorable mentions include Winnie the Pooh, The Aristocats, Tarzan, The Lion King, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Who is your favorite non-human character? Winnie The Pooh. I am sorry if that seems silly but Pooh and his movie The Many Adventures is the first I remember seeing when I was little; there is so much innocence tied up in this character that makes me really happy (I also like the books; they are extremely clever!)
Any favorite animal side-kicks? I like Maximus from Tangled, Rhino the Hamster from Bolt and Mushu from Mulan. It’s just hard not to like them.
Which films are your favorite in regards to visually stunning? Tangled has some amazing colors and animation that were very pleasing to behold. Wreck-It Ralph was visually stunning and Treasure Planet has some great outer-space scenery. But I think Tangled wins this one.
Favorite happily ever after moment? Beauty and the Beast’s transformation scene and ending, of course. I’ve yet to see another animated film move me like that ending did. 🙂 Honorable mentions: Meet the Robinsons, The Tigger Movie, 101 Dalmatians and Cinderella.