Saturday, January 01, 2005

Quick List

That other list I am working on may or may not be done by the time I leave Disney World. In the mean time enjoy this suddenly slapped together ranking.

Favorite Disney Movies

10-Dumbo- You know, I haven't seen this movie in about, oh 15 years at least. But it seems to maintain a sentimental stitch in my mind, so I'll put it here.
9- The Lion King- I guess.
8-Beauty and The Beast- Did you know Jerry Orbach was the voice of the candlestick? And now he's dead.
7-Hunhback of Notre Dame- Thanks to Frollo pretty much. I barely remember the rest of the movie.
6-Aladdin- I didn't know Gilbert Gottfried was the parrot. But in retrospect, how did I NOT know that?
5-A Bugs Life- Heh, slapstick.
4-Finding Nemo- Even though Gwen and I own this on video, I still haven't been able to watch it all the way through since we saw it in the theater. We'll put it in when we go to bed, then Gwen will fall asleep around the time Nemo gets lost and I just shut it off, cuz who wants to watch a movie by themselves? Good one though.
3-Toy Story 2- Almost as good as...
2-Toy Story- "We need more monkeys!"
1-Mulan- This would actually be in my top five or six favorite movies of all time.

Ok, whaddya think?


At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a hard time rating all the Disney movies in one bunch. I really think there are three distinct groups that need to be rated seperately. The original classics, the modern classics, and the Pixar group. Rating them together is like comparing, let's say, apples, oranges, and, I don't know, okra, maybe.
Of the original classics, Snow White gets high marks just for it's world-wide reputation as a ground-breaking masterpiece. I actually think I enjoy Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland more. Peter Pan has some outlandish political anti-correctness, and Alice has some genuinely funny lines. However, I believe my favorite is Pinoccio, I'm just not sure how to spell it.
I'll go with Pixar next. Both Toy Stories were better than any of the rest. A lot of great lines in both of them. The second one may even have been better that the first. Nemo was good, but I never saw it on the big screen, so it's hard to say for sure. Anyway, I think my number three pick would be The Incredibles. I suppose you've never seen that, but if you go to the animation studio at MGM you coud get your picture taken with them. That should warm you up to the movie a bit.
The new wave classics are all so good it's hard to put them in order. My top five would be, I think, more or less in this order: #5 Lion King,Perhaps more for the music than anything else. #4 Tarzan, again good music along with a interesting, fast-paced story and really good humor. #3 Hunchback, best music of all and a great story. It's almost as if it was written a long time ago. #2 Mulan, all-around near perfect movie with some of the best characters ever. #1 Little Mermaid, based largely on the "Kiss the Girl" scene. I'm not going to stop watching this movie until he actually kisses her before they fall out of the boat. I've seen it over and over, but I still find myself leaning forward trying to will hime to kiss her.
As for your list...I'm surprised by Dumbo, but I really don't disagree with you. Aladdin. Yeah, that was the funniest of the new classics. And by the way, I knew it was Gilbert Gottfried the moment he opened his mouth. Not that that makes me better than you, actually. Bugs Life. Again, I don't believe I saw it in a theater, I might have been more impressed. #1 Mulan. Good choice.
Hmmm....that's it.

At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mulan is my all time favorite too. I think it's exciting no matter how many times you watch it. Mushu is really funny and I don't even like Eddie Murphy. ANother one that I like a lot is Pocahontas. I cry like a baby every time I watch it. Plus, it has really good music.
I don't know if I could pick a Pixar favorite. I like all of them so much. The Incredibles (which I was not expecting to like that much) was really good. It had some really funny parts and a couple of parts that made me a little weepy (the sign of a really good movie I guess!).
Oh, I forgot Lilo and Stich! I don't know exactly where it falls in the ranking but it's definatly in the top 3. "This is my family. It's little and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good." It kills me. It almost makes me cry just thinking about it.
I guess by my standards if Disney made a movie about cute little babies who lose their cute little puppies and the cute little puppies got run over by Mac trucks, that would be the best movie ever.

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more thing. Should I hold off on sending your Christmas present until you are in a new place and know your address?

At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just watched Mulan on New Years Eve and as DeNile said after she saw the movie, "Mulan is the best heroine ever. She spits, she sweats, she BLEEDS." How many others have that claim to fame.
Although personally I'd have to go with Beauty and the Beast. It's the line "You came back". Oh, I'm teary just thinking about it.


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