"A coworker asked me a question this week, and I thought it was a good one. So, in the spirit of what's on the internet I decided to write about it.
Question: Excluding "The Lion King", what are your top three Disney animated films?
A little explanation and a couple rules are necessary. "The Lion King" is widely believed to be the best animated film from Disney. That isn't true for everyone, just the ones that took part in the initial conversation. Leaving off the best, what comes to mind next? I'll be going past three because it might be fun.
1. Pixar will not be included due to Disney buying them in 2006. This excludes some of Pixar's best work, therefore all Pixar films will be left off.
2. The only films considered will be ones theatrically released. This excludes direct-to-video sequels and films as well.
On to the list!
|Beauty and the Beast (1991)|
This was the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards. It also included the landmark use of computer effects in what has become the most famous from the film, the ballroom dance. And Alan Menken's score has reached classic status. If someone says the first lines from any of these songs how long does it take you to get to the songs: "Gaston", "Tale as Old as Time", "Be Our Guest"? I'm willing to bet that didn't take long.
|Sleeping Beauty (1959)|
The story itself is a classic that birthed the most widely known Disney villain, Maleficent. It also inspired an irrational fear of spinning wheels in generations of viewers. Way to go, House of Mouse.
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)|
|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)|
|The Rescuers (1977)|
|The Little Mermaid (1989)|
That's my list! If you found it interesting then respond with one of your own. My rules don't
have to apply to you so be free about it! And above all, have fun!"