Favorite all time disney or non-disney (but animated) film and why? How did it make you feel when you first watched it? Did it change your views on things?

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    Feb 05, 2013 1:09 AM GMT
    Personally, Hercules will always be my all-time favorites (aside from Anastasia which Pixar created that film). Seeing it when I was younger, I wasn't able to adapt my brain that well and articulate the film more thoroughly as I can now. Before, all I knew was, this man was small then he came big then he became a hero. Lol. Observing it in the present time, I noticed this man whom people looked upon on as the opposite of what he truly was which was a man of bravery, intelligence, keen, confidence and worthy. It allowed myself to engulf this fictional character and relate it to my actual life. I grew from this movie. It expanded my understanding of who I wanted to see myself as. I am forever changed because of that movie that only lasted, what, no longer than two hours? Mann.....Now it's your guys turn. =]
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    Feb 05, 2013 1:51 AM GMT
    Beauty & The Beast. It was the first time I've ever seen such beautiful animation, especially the ballroom dance sequence. I also love the score, the characters, and the storyline. Then....I saw it on broadway and I have never swayed from Beauty and the Beast as my favorite Disney film.

    In 2nd place....."Up". I cried the first 10 minutes of the movie! This is the first animated film that made me ball like a little girl. Pixar did an amazing job in creating a movie that captured the imagination and hearts of its audience.
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidBeauty & The Beast. It was the first time I've ever seen such beautiful animation, especially the ballroom dance sequence. I also love the score, the characters, and the storyline. Then....I saw it on broadway and I have never swayed from Beauty and the Beast as my favorite Disney film.

    In 2nd place....."Up". I cried the first 10 minutes of the movie! This is the first animated film that made me ball like a little girl. Pixar did an amazing job in creating a movie that captured the imagination and hearts of its audience.


    Haha, yes Beauty and The Beast was a very touching movie. My best friend and I, whenever she visits to my place, we end up playing the piano and singing the theme song!!! Memories.
  • Hazuki

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    Feb 05, 2013 3:58 AM GMT
    For Non-Disney:

    Kirikou Et La Sorciere and Kirikou Et Les Betes Sauvages
    Why? Liked the story, LOVED that it was set in Africa, loved the rivalry between Kirikou and Karaba, loved the funny cultural things (like relationships between people) and characters that I could relate to, and they were funny overall.

    Azur Et Asmar
    Like the general themes of alienation, belonging, difference, acceptance, brotherhood/love, bigotry, ignorance, hate/fear. LOVE the animation style!!!!

    もののけ姫 Princess Mononoke
    I love the fact that it was a movie that featured a Native/Indigenous character, and its themes of reverance for nature. I remember standing in a crowded theatre watching this the week it came out.

    風の谷のナウシカ Nausicaä Of The Valley of The Wind
    I love the movie's overall message of honoring the environment and other living beings (in the comics you get to see more political aspects as well). I LOVE her courage and compassion. One of my favorite parts is when she is trying to explain to all those men that the plants actually are still working to purify their world, and then when she finds out what they are really up to they have to restrain her before she can give warning and spoil their plan.

    The Snowman
    Loved the idea. LOVED the ending!

    The Selfish Giant
    LOVED the personification of the elements and seasons (where applicable)

    The Happy Prince
    I enjoyed the story in general. I also LOVE the ending, though sad.

    For Disney:

    The Little Mermaid
    Actually, I've always loved this tale, and I've seen three different animated versions of it...I think Disney's, though nice, is my least favorite though.

    The Emperor's New Groove
    HILARIOUS!!!!

    Honorable Mention:
    ハウルの動く城 Howl's Moving Castle
    I liked the story over all, and I LOOVE the character "Calcifer". He's cool in the Japanese language version, but he is funnier in the English language version.

    The Little Prince
    (claymation version!!!!) Like the story. Like his relationship with the Rose as well.

    I wouldn't say any of them made me change my views on anything, but for most of them, I remember being quite moved.
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    Feb 05, 2013 4:36 AM GMT
    Mine is a trifecta, Little Mermaid - Beauty and the Beast - Aladdin
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    Feb 05, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    Mulan. Definitely Mulan. Mulan taught me how to be a man and bring honor to my family.

    Thank you Mulan.
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    Feb 05, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    Non-Favorite Disney Movie- Spirited Away.
    It was just such a beautifully done movie. With a lot of symbolism and a lot of detail to characters reactions. Hayao Miyazaki actually studied his friends daughter while she put on shoes so he could make the main character more life like. It was very well done!

    Disney Movie- Sleeping Beauty
    I loved the dragon fighting scene. I thought it was so cool!!!! Maybe one day some guy will slay a dragon for me icon_redface.gif

    Also loved Mulan.
    Once again I have a thing for dragons. Since there is a talking dragon, how could I hate it?

    EDIT: How can I forget Lion Kin. It is one of my all time favorite films!
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    Feb 05, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    The squadron I served in in Lakenheath are the Green Dragons. When I first found out I was going to be a Green Dragon, I walked around quoting Mushu all day. I love dragons too, but mostly because of Mulan.


    RadRTT saidAlso loved Mulan.
    Once again I have a thing for dragons. Since there is a talking dragon, how could I hate it?
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    Feb 05, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidYou do know that Ukitake and Kisuke are different people right?



    Ha! OF COURSE! Those are are 2 out of the three favorite characters that I love on Bleach man!
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    Feb 05, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidThe squadron I served in in Lakenheath are the Green Dragons. When I first found out I was going to be a Green Dragon, I walked around quoting Mushu all day. I love dragons too, but mostly because of Mulan.
    I was a big dinosaur kid growing up. Jurassic Park was MY movie and I had all the toys ahaha. And some how I just got into Dragons...

    Loved Final Fantasy cause of Bahamut
    Loved Spyro cause he was a dragon.

    I actually have a hand made Dragon Kite on my ceiling. My parents bought it for me when I was 10. I have had the kite for 14 years. It is probably one of my most if not most cherished possessions.
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    Feb 05, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    KisukeUkitake said-(aside from Anastasia which Pixar created that film).


    Anastasia was released by 20th Century Fox.

    Favorite Disney film is a 5 way tie between Snow White/Sleeping Beauty/Little Memriad/Beauty and the Beast/Aladdin.

    Honorable mentions to Alice in Wonderland and The Rescuers.
  • toastvenom

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    Feb 05, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    princess mononoke and/or The iron giant

    see them and ull find out for urself why they kick ass
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    Feb 05, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    Hazuki said
    風の谷のナウシカ Nausicaä Of The Valley of The Wind
    I love the movie's overall message of honoring the environment and other living beings (in the comics you get to see more political aspects as well). I LOVE her courage and compassion. One of my favorite parts is when she is trying to explain to all those men that the plants actually are still working to purify their world, and then when she finds out what they are really up to they have to restrain her before she can give warning and spoil their plan.


    My favorite non-Disney movie as well.

    For Disney I love the Lion King.
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    Feb 05, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Little Mermaid, Tarzan, and a lot more. I still love Disney. But my favorite is Aladdin. I can relate to him in many ways. The whole rags to riches aspect of the film is just inspiring. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 05, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
    Well there are so many that I love! I know the lyrics to almost every Disney movie. But I would have to say my favorite is Mulan. It is just awesome and I jam to the music on my iPod when I work out lol. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 05, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    Surely Most people like the first Disney film they saw the most? I saw Dumbo first and it is still my favourite. Non-Disney, the Snowman is my favourite I think.

    I am quite intrigued by this new Wreckin' Ralph film (think that was the name). It has lots of faces from my mis-spent youth in it. Very clever idea to come up with a movie dads will want to drag their kids to!
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    Feb 05, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    I can't even count the number of times that I've seen The Last Unicorn. The fact that it's so anti-Disney in every respect makes it one of the most gorgeous animated experiences you'll ever get. The weird Beast/Woman heroine who's not a gold-digging princess; the young wizard who finds himself fascinated with her nature; the scullery maid who feels too old to ever bear witness to a unicorn; the very adult themes of immortality, loss, and regret -- it's an unheralded classic

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    Hat tip to the incredible works of Studio Ghibli as well.
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    Feb 05, 2013 11:32 PM GMT
    The Jungle Book. I watched it in the theatre with my Dad as a kid. I'll never forget that!!
  • Lunastar

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    Feb 06, 2013 5:54 AM GMT
    Wow, this is such a difficult one to pinpoint.

    I love ALL Studio Ghibili films, particularly the works of Hayao Miyazaki.

    I might have to say Princess Mononoke. It was the first PG-13 animated film I had seen. I was quite confused at first why my Dad had rented it. I was 10 years old but hadn't equated the idea of animation and PG-13. So when I saw the animated blood on the screen I was quite pleasantly shocked. But really I loved the parallelisms between man and nature, it really is an environmentalist movie. I love the morally grey character Lady Eboshi, she's depicted as a selfish insensitive woman in one light, and then as a humanitarian in another when she takes the lepers under her wing. I love the Kodama and the music in the movie as well. I could go on.

    I also LOVED Brave Little toaster, no one mentioned that one. Great songs, and the original idea for Toy Story 3 it seems.

    Iron Giant was also very touching.

    For Pixar, I'd say its really tough and its between The Incredibles and Toy Story for me.


    And lastly for Disney, many of them are good, but Beauty and the Beast is just exquisite. From the title song to the ballroom scene to the personification.

    I could go on forever icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 06, 2013 5:58 AM GMT
    Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches. Best lesson in 'Prejudice and Discrimination' to kids.

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    Feb 06, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    Howls moving castle.. I love this movie , everything about it
    Street fighter 2 also
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    Feb 06, 2013 6:02 AM GMT
    Lunastar said
    I also LOVED Brave Little toaster, no one mentioned that one. Great songs, and the original idea for Toy Story 3 it seems.



    I loved that movie, but the Worthless song was so dark and depressing for children. I felt so bad watching all those old cars die icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 06, 2013 6:02 AM GMT

    Fantasia 2000 - Rhapsody in Blue by R174
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    Fantasia 2000 - Rhapsody in Blue by R174
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    Feb 06, 2013 6:03 AM GMT
    Oh and ..Rupert and the frogs. I loved this. Made me feel good.