Tuesday, March 26, 2019

5 Off My Head: Toon Town Forever

With Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo re-do parading itself into movie theaters this weekend it seems a good time to look back at all the original animated films that've been inspiring these great big bloated things and take stock...
... okay maybe not of that one specifically. Although now that I mention it, a list of weird director / property pairings would be fun to do, right? Like how Guillermo Del Toro's been trying to make Pinnochio for years. Well... that's not for today. Today I'm keeping it simple. Today I'm going to list my favorite -- not the best, just my favorites -- of their traditionally animated films. (Meaning no Pixar and no Jack Skellington.) 

My 5 Fave Traditionally Animated Disney Films

"Well, some people use their imagination."
"If I had a world of my own,
everything would be nonsense."
Fantasia (1940)
"So now imagine yourselves out in space billions and billions of years ago looking down on this lonely, tormented little planet spinning through an empty sea of nothingness."
"Never underestimate the importance
of body language."
"Yeah, forever."

What are your favorites?


Wayne B said...

Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, and The Lion King.

Scott said...

Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, The Emperor's New Groove - those 3 definitely. Then I think Aladdin and Wreck-It Ralph - although I remember thinking The Rescuers was delightful but I haven't seen it since my kid days, so maybe that would knock out one of those 2 if I watched it again.

Adrian C said...

1. Pocahontas
2. Mulan
3. Aladdin
4. Hercules
5. The Lion King

I'm a 90's kid.

Mike Johnson said...

"Beauty and the Beast" is in my top five movies of all time. Two would be "Fox and the Hound." 3. "The Iron Giant" 4. "The Last Unicorn" 5. Don't judge, but I love the music of "Frozen" and Jonathan Groff as Kristoffer is the hottest Disney "prince" ever.

Matty said...

Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, The Princess and the Frog, Lilo and Stitch and The Fox and the Hound would be my top 5 choices.

Anonymous said...

Oh Please! Frozen's Kristoff looks almost Neanderthal compared to the classically handsome princes of traditionally animated films.

Prince Phillip of Sleeping Beauty is the most good looking imo.

Aquinas1220 said...

Pinocchio, Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Beauty & the Beast