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Julian.
Sep 28th, 2012, 01:22 AM
These are all my childhood movies. I spent my childhood growing up watching these amazing Disney movies. So lucky to be born in this era :sobbing: It went downhill starting in 2000 :lol:

The Disney Renaissance refers to an era beginning roughly in the late 1980s and ending around 2000, during which Walt Disney Animation Studios returned to making successful animated films mostly based on well-known stories, restoring public and critical interest in Disney.

The animated films released during this period include The Little Mermaid (1989), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), Pocahontas (1995), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Mulan (1998), and Tarzan (1999).

Most of the films Disney released in this era were well-received, as in the film critic site Rotten Tomatoes, the first four - The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King have the best critical reception (with over 90% positive reviews)

Nine of the ten films in the Disney Renaissance were nominated for Academy Awards. The only exception was The Rescuers Down Under in 1990.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_Renaissance

The Little Mermaid (1989)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/Movie_poster_the_little_mermaid.jpg

The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Rescuersduposter.jpg

Beauty and the Beast (1991)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7c/Beautybeastposter.jpg

Aladdin (1992)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Aladdinposter.jpg

The Lion King (1994)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3d/The_Lion_King_poster.jpg

Pocahontas (1995)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/Pocahontasposter.jpg

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9d/Hunchbackposter.jpg

Hercules (1997)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/Hercules_movie_poster.jpg

Mulan (1998)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Movie_poster_mulan.JPG

Tarzan (1999)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4f/Tarzan_%281999_film%29_-_theatrical_poster.jpg

Complete list of Walt Disney Animation Studios films:

1930s
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
1940s
Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) Dumbo (1941) Bambi (1942) Saludos Amigos (1942) The Three Caballeros (1944) Make Mine Music (1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time (1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
1950s
Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp (1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
1960s
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book (1967)
1970s
The Aristocats (1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) The Rescuers (1977)
1980s
The Fox and the Hound (1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989)
1990s
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King (1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000 (1999)
2000s
Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet (2002) Brother Bear (2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons (2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog (2009)
2010s
Tangled (2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Frozen (2013)

Srodgers
Sep 28th, 2012, 01:24 AM
Lion King then Aladdin :cheer:

Brαm
Sep 28th, 2012, 05:54 AM
Pocahontas!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Q89yJp3-ohE/Ssh-hZjXObI/AAAAAAAAAF8/z2SmOpJ2-y0/s320/Pocahontas,+Meeko+en+Flit.jpg

Mulan comes second :cool:

skanky~skanketta
Sep 28th, 2012, 07:40 AM
It's a tie between The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Mulan.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 28th, 2012, 08:07 AM
My top 3:
1. Beauty and The Beast
2. The Little Mermaid
3. Lion King

Yashal
Sep 28th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Nine of the ten films in the Disney Renaissance were nominated for Academy Awards. The only exception was The Rescuers Down Under in 1990.


Well thank God, it is by far the worst among these, I think it's the only Disney movie I watched only once :rolleyes:

Anyway, I love all the other nine :inlove: , but if I had to make a top three it would be like

1 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2 Mulan
3 The Lion King/Pocahontas

Oh and most of the songs of these 9 movies are still in my iPod :sobbing:

bavaria86
Sep 28th, 2012, 09:34 AM
Lion king:worship:

Dan_Doe
Sep 28th, 2012, 09:35 AM
My favorite one of those is The Lion King, I used to watch it with my dad when I was young :D I also love Beauty & the Beast, but all of them are very good movies.

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 28th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Beauty and the best was awesome. I also like Aladdin and The little mermaid.

Sam L
Sep 28th, 2012, 10:53 AM
Actually the real Golden Era of Disney is the 40s after beginning with Snow White.

My favourites from that era are Snow White (of course), Bambi (made me the animal/environmental rights advocate that I am) and Pinocchio (something about this really made me scared but I still loved it).

From the renaissance era, I would say Aladdin. He was so hot!

Javi.
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:38 AM
You mean Disney Golden Era before Pixar, right?
Disney+Pixar >>> Disney 80s-90s

The Lion King. But Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast are also awesome. With The Lion King reached its peak and after that it never won a Grand Slam again (as non computer generated animation films, I mean)

Miss Amor
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Lion King. The movie with its 'B' team and its music shits all over anything Disney's 'A' team has done.

Sam L
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:55 AM
Actually the real Golden Era of Disney is the 40s after beginning with Snow White.

My favourites from that era are Snow White (of course), Bambi (made me the animal/environmental rights advocate that I am) and Pinocchio (something about this really made me scared but I still loved it).

From the renaissance era, I would say Aladdin. He was so hot!
Also, Fantasia. :hearts:

FORZA SARITA
Sep 28th, 2012, 12:01 PM
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg633/FORZAPENNETTA/ByeBitch.gif

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg633/FORZAPENNETTA/tumblr_m2exvbr3i51r5zj0f.gif

Julian.
Sep 28th, 2012, 01:29 PM
You mean Disney Golden Era before Pixar, right?
Disney+Pixar >>> Disney 80s-90s

The Lion King. But Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast are also awesome. With The Lion King reached its peak and after that it never won a Grand Slam again (as non computer generated animation films, I mean)

Disney+Pixar is not pure Disney :lol:

oh and I disagree that Disney+pixar is better than this renaissance era :lol:

SilverPersian
Sep 28th, 2012, 01:32 PM
http://parentpreviews.com/legacy-pics/fox-and-the-hound.jpg
:inlove:

But of the ones listed, Lion King

Lord Choc Ice
Sep 28th, 2012, 01:44 PM
Vote Tarzan :). In particular I adored the soundtrack. :D

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CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 28th, 2012, 02:19 PM
The Lion King :worship:

Super Dave
Sep 28th, 2012, 02:30 PM
http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/little-mermaid-porn.jpg

Bieselke
Sep 28th, 2012, 02:57 PM
http://parentpreviews.com/legacy-pics/fox-and-the-hound.jpg
:inlove:

But of the ones listed, Lion King

100% the same.

Frank en Frey :hearts:
(I guess it's called 'Fox and hound' in English?)

Javi.
Sep 28th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Disney+Pixar is not pure Disney :lol:

oh and I disagree that Disney+pixar is better than this renaissance era :lol:

[insert random Pixar film but Cars 1&2] is better than the majority of these, imo.
I mean, most of them are very good but Pixar films are pure genious and most of them
Masterpieces.

Dominic
Sep 28th, 2012, 04:32 PM
From this Little Mermaid! But I also love Sleeping beauty and Snow White. Basically any of them which has a female vilain or a witch of some sort. :lol:

Roookie
Sep 28th, 2012, 04:39 PM
The Lion King was peak Disney including Pixar era (which also has glories like Finding Nemo but TLK gets a plus for the music).

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 28th, 2012, 04:51 PM
The one that started the resurgance is the best one if all- The Little Mermaid.

The most underrated and under appreciated would have to be Hurcules.

Hurcules along w.Lion King and Aladan also have the best soundtrack!

Super Dave
Sep 28th, 2012, 05:22 PM
I know I'm old when I remember seeing Jungle Book at the theater and can picture the coloring page I got from it. :cool:

VeeJJ
Sep 28th, 2012, 05:42 PM
Mulan!!!!

NyCPsU
Sep 28th, 2012, 05:45 PM
Aladdin is the only one I still watch, so definitely that one.

When I was younger the Lion King.

Super Dave
Sep 28th, 2012, 05:54 PM
I'm bored, so I'll rank the 10 from the list.

1. Little Mermaid
2. Mulan
3. Beauty & The Beast
4. Lion King
5. Hunchback
6. Aladdin
7. Pocahontas
8. Hercules
9. Tarzan
10. Rescuers

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 28th, 2012, 06:49 PM
I wish I had voted for Hurcules. It's not my favorite but it's too damn good of a movie not to have a single vote. Of all the Disney movies Hurcules and Aladin are the best for repeat viewings.

Rocketta
Sep 28th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Was A Bug's Life with Pixar? That's one of my all time favs too!

I really couldn't choose between The Little Mermaid and The Lion King but since I had to I picked one I went with TLM as I watched that over and over in college with my friend and sang all the songs. :o

When did the Emporer's New Grove come out... just watched that recently and it wasn't as bad as I remember. :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 28th, 2012, 07:30 PM
When did the Emporer's New Grove come out... just watched that recently and it wasn't as bad as I remember. :lol:

It came out in 2000 ;). Eartha Kitt as Yzma was my fave character by far in that movie :cool:

CatTs
Sep 28th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Mulan :shrug:
Believe or not but I haven't seen Pocahontas :). Even though my friends had VHS's (you know, we were exchanging them all the time).

Julian.
Sep 28th, 2012, 10:40 PM
Was A Bug's Life with Pixar? That's one of my all time favs too!

I really couldn't choose between The Little Mermaid and The Lion King but since I had to I picked one I went with TLM as I watched that over and over in college with my friend and sang all the songs. :o

When did the Emporer's New Grove come out... just watched that recently and it wasn't as bad as I remember. :lol:

Yes a Bug's life was with pixar.

Emperor's New Grove came out in early 2000s. It was right after this era ended with Tarzan.

Sammo
Sep 28th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Lion King ;)


The Rescuers Down Under :lol: Who watched that shit?

Julian.
Sep 28th, 2012, 10:45 PM
The Rescuers Down Under :lol: Who watched that shit?

I know :sobbing:

I never watched that movie, so I can't really judge it :rolls:

It just happen to be released during this good era of Disney :happy:

CatTs
Sep 28th, 2012, 10:49 PM
I didn't like Beauty and the Beast at all. I wasn't prone to watching romantic girly movies :lol:. But I managed to watch The Swan Princess quite a few times.
Liked Hercules a lot. And Ursula in The Little Mermaid. She seemed so engaging :oh:.
Yeah, the kid of 90's.

kwilliams
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:14 PM
Prince Ali, fabulously he, Ali ababwa!

I've watched most of these within the last year except for the Rescuers Down Under and Tarzan. I've never seen Tarzan actually or the Emperor's New Groove. I think things went a bit downhill after Pocahontas. They were still good movies and they probably are underrated but they still don't really compare with the likes of Aladdin and The Lion King (my top 2) Mulan was a bit of a resurgence though.

I wonder if age plays a bit of a part in which childhood movies you favour because I was 8 when Aladdin came out and 10 when The Lion King was released. I wouldn't have been so into The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast because they were a bit too girly. I certainly watched them and enjoyed them though. I was very eager to see Pocahontas when it came out though. I thought and still think that she absolutely beautiful!!! I know she's just a cartoon but she's gorgeous! :lol: Anyway, Disney/Pixar films are great but I don't think they're any better than these traditionally animated films and I'm glad that Disney had committed to releasing more traditionally animated films because this artform should not be lost! These movies were and still are masterpieces! I think that they are thematically superior to most Disney/Pixar movies and the music was just miiiiiilllleeeesss better.

The only Disney/Pixar movies that measure up are the Toy Story trilogy (each one better than the last and worth their weight in gold), Monsters, Inc. (touching, cute and funny) and Finding Nemo (I love it more each time I watch it). I didn't finish WallE or The Incredibles (I might have finished The Incredibles, I can't even remember because I was not taken with it at all) I do think I could possibly love WallE if I finished it but I need some dialogue in a film. A Bug's Life and Ratatouille were very good. Up was great but I had very high hopes for it and my expectations were not quite met. I have no interest in Cars at all. It seems amateurish compared to the likes of Finding Nemo, Monsters and TS 1-3. These movies are up there with Aladdin and The Lion King.

Also, The Rescuers Down Under was great, the klutzy albatross, the creepy salamander, cute little mice! It had it all!

101 Dalmations should've been mentioned by now as well since we're talking about the oldies too! Cruella De Ville, Cruella De Ville, if she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will, she's like a spider waiting for the kill, Cruella, Cruella De Ville!

I read about how highly regarded Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty is/was.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maleficent_(Disney)

Julian.
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:27 PM
^ Tarzan was one of the best imo. You should watch it :lol:

I was so amazed with the graphics and special effect at that time :rolls: and the soundtracks were amazing.

Kitten63
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:47 PM
1.The Little Mermaid
2.Aladdin
3.Mulan
4.Pocahontas
5.Beauty and the Beast
6.Hercules
7.The Lion King
8.Tarzan
9.The Hunchback if Notre Dame

I've never seen The Rescuers Down Under.

Sammo
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:48 PM
Mufasa's death is one of the most tragic moments of my childhood

Kitten63
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Mufasa's death is one of the most tragic moments of my childhood

Both of my brothers cried during that scene. I always remember that when ever the Lion king is mentioned :lol:

Hachiko
Sep 29th, 2012, 12:04 AM
Definitely Beauty and the Beast. :yeah: As a kid I think I just loved the drama and the romance but now when I watch it I appreciate the sense of mystique and charm of a magical castle hidden away in an old, enigmatic French forest. There's a depth and truthfulness about the story as well as a beautiful atmosphere that I didn't really feel with other Disney movies, other than perhaps Snow White.

http://imageshack.us/a/img594/3298/33352078.png

Kon.
Sep 29th, 2012, 07:38 AM
The Lion King.
It has to be the first movie I really loved as a kid. :awww:

darrinbaker00
Sep 29th, 2012, 08:07 AM
When it comes to Disney animated films, there's the original "Fantasia," there's "The Lion King," and then there's everything else.

Doully
Sep 29th, 2012, 11:06 AM
http://parentpreviews.com/legacy-pics/fox-and-the-hound.jpg
:inlove:

But of the ones listed, Lion King

Agree on both sides.

Man, I get teary just thinking about a certain scene in Fox and the Hound. Fans of the film all know what scene I'm talking about :hysteric:

Huntress55
Sep 29th, 2012, 12:31 PM
Beauty and the Beast has always been my favourite.

Also loved the Little Mermaid. Lion King is pretty cool but mostly just to sing along to the songs :p

Barrie_Dude
Sep 29th, 2012, 01:30 PM
:scratch: How is the golden era for Disney the 80's and 90's? :shrug: Are you completely ignoring the 30's to earl;y 60's when Walt was around and revolutionized animation? :facepalm: You young folks are so clueless! :facepalm:

Barrie_Dude
Sep 29th, 2012, 01:33 PM
When it comes to Disney animated films, there's the original "Fantasia," there's "The Lion King," and then there's everything else.
What about Snow White? :shrug: Cinderella? :shrug: Pinnociho? :shrug: All the Mickey shorts? :shrug: Lady and the Tramp? :shrug:

Mary Cherry.
Sep 29th, 2012, 01:46 PM
The Aristocats eclipses all of the films on this list, followed by this:

http://parentpreviews.com/legacy-pics/fox-and-the-hound.jpg
:inlove:

...and then The Lion King.

Looking at the entire list, all my favourites come from the 60s to the 80s with only a couple of exceptions (Lion King & Fantasia)

Mistress of Evil
Sep 29th, 2012, 02:22 PM
Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Julian.
Sep 29th, 2012, 03:20 PM
:scratch: How is the golden era for Disney the 80's and 90's? :shrug: Are you completely ignoring the 30's to earl;y 60's when Walt was around and revolutionized animation? :facepalm: You young folks are so clueless! :facepalm:

I know :lol: but how many of us here actually watched those movies in 30s to early 60s to have enough opinions to vote? :lol:

I should've said Disney Renaissance era :lol: That's why I put the late 1980s to late 1990s in the bracket. Most of us grew up in this era of Disney.

Sam L
Sep 29th, 2012, 03:24 PM
I know :lol: but how many of us here actually watched those movies in 30s to early 60s to have enough opinions to vote? :lol:

I should've said Disney Renaissance era :lol: That's why I put the late 1980s to late 1990s in the bracket. Most of us grew up in this era of Disney.

Tapes/DVDs? Actually I pretty much watched them all in the 80s when I was a child. By the 90s with the new films, I still watched them but it was a different connection because I wasn't a child anymore. LOL.

Julian.
Sep 29th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Tapes/DVDs? Actually I pretty much watched them all in the 80s when I was a child. By the 90s with the new films, I still watched them but it was a different connection because I wasn't a child anymore. LOL.

Yeah not of all us bought the tapes and DVDs of those really old movies :lol:

RenaSlam.
Sep 29th, 2012, 03:40 PM
The Lion King, followed by Aladdin.

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 29th, 2012, 03:49 PM
So many Lion King stans on the board :worship:

Barrie_Dude
Sep 30th, 2012, 12:27 AM
I know :lol: but how many of us here actually watched those movies in 30s to early 60s to have enough opinions to vote? :lol:

I should've said Disney Renaissance era :lol: That's why I put the late 1980s to late 1990s in the bracket. Most of us grew up in this era of Disney.
For me, the early Disney was best as the animation was all hand drawn and painted, frame by frame. Painsaking work. In fact, no one ever thought of an animated feature length movie because of the work involved! So, my hats off to Mr Disney

Stamp Paid
Sep 30th, 2012, 01:16 AM
The Rescuers Down Under was the first movie I ever went to in my life. :lol:
Aladdin, then Beauty and the Beast, then Pocahontas.

Bayo
Sep 30th, 2012, 01:49 AM
The first film I ever saw in a theater was Beauty and the Beast.

I wonder for how many of us this would be the case (first cinema experience was something Disney)?

Hachiko
Sep 30th, 2012, 02:41 AM
Disney was my very first film experience too. Snow White in the early 90's. Surprising that it was still being screened even then in hindsight.

darrinbaker00
Sep 30th, 2012, 07:26 AM
What about Snow White? :shrug: Cinderella? :shrug: Pinnociho? :shrug: All the Mickey shorts? :shrug: Lady and the Tramp? :shrug:

They're all in the "everything else" category.

Olórin
Sep 30th, 2012, 11:10 AM
The first film I ever saw in a theater was Beauty and the Beast.

I wonder for how many of us this would be the case (first cinema experience was something Disney)?

Yup, was for me. Snow White. It was re-released for some reason or another, I was reeally young. I remember going to see the Hunchback of Notre Dame also. Those were the only two I saw in the cinema.

Barrie_Dude
Sep 30th, 2012, 02:12 PM
http://robertzink120.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/waltdisney.jpg

IceSkaTennisFan
Sep 30th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Hunchback is my favorite, but Hercules and Pocahontas are close seconds.

Doully
Sep 30th, 2012, 05:32 PM
The Aristocats eclipses all of the films on this list, followed by this:



Love this film. I've always thought it an underrated gem.

Abigail, Amelia and Uncle Waldo slay me every time I watch this - even to date. :hysteric:

Rocketta
Oct 1st, 2012, 01:24 AM
It came out in 2000 ;). Eartha Kitt as Yzma was my fave character by far in that movie :cool:

Yes a Bug's life was with pixar.

Emperor's New Grove came out in early 2000s. It was right after this era ended with Tarzan.

Oh Thanks! :wavey:

Halardfan
Oct 1st, 2012, 03:45 AM
Beauty and the Beast any day, bloody brilliant!

Ryan
Oct 1st, 2012, 03:57 AM
[insert random Pixar film but Cars 1&2] is better than the majority of these, imo.
I mean, most of them are very good but Pixar films are pure genious and most of them
Masterpieces.



Garbage. I can't even create an argument against this, because you're either 15 or just the weirdest person I've ever seen. :eek:


Hard to rank them, but Aladdin/Lion King/Little Mermaid were the ones I have best memories of as a kid.

Nicolás89
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:00 AM
Golden era?

I prefer this era, Toy Story, Nemo, Wall-E, Pocahontas 2. :worship:

Julian.
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:01 AM
Golden era?

I prefer this era, Toy Story, Nemo, Wall-E, Pocahontas 2. :worship:

Please, Toy Story falls under this same era. It was released in 1995 :rolls: and it's Disney+Pixar so it doesn't count :rolls:

Nicolás89
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:03 AM
Please, Toy Story falls under this same era. It was released in 1995 :rolls: and it's Disney+Pixar so it doesn't count :rolls:

Toy Story 3.

Julian.
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:04 AM
Garbage. I can't even create an argument against this, because you're either 15 or just the weirdest person I've ever seen. :eek:


I agree :lol: These Disney movies of late 1980s to late 1990s are better than the Disney+Pixar ones imo.

They are all classics and the stories and characters are just so memorable. Not the case for Disney+Pixar movies for me.

Ryan
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:05 AM
I agree :lol: These Disney movies of late 1980s to late 1990s are better than the Disney+Pixar ones imo.

They are all classics and the stories and characters are just so memorable. Not the case for Disney+Pixar movies for me.


This says it best - to everyone who wants to pretend that CARS is better than these Disney films...


http://stan-wars.com/images/whatisyou.gif

Julian.
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:07 AM
Golden era?

I prefer this era, Toy Story, Nemo, Wall-E, Pocahontas 2. :worship:

Toy Story 3.

They are not counted under Disney Animation Studios films as they are not pure Disney (except for Pocahontas 2).

Walt Disney Animation Studios films

1930s
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
1940s
Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) Dumbo (1941) Bambi (1942) Saludos Amigos (1942) The Three Caballeros (1944) Make Mine Music (1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time (1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
1950s
Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp (1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
1960s
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book (1967)
1970s
The Aristocats (1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) The Rescuers (1977)
1980s
The Fox and the Hound (1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989)
1990s
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King (1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000 (1999)
2000s
Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet (2002) Brother Bear (2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons (2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog (2009)
2010s
Tangled (2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Frozen (2013)

SilverPersian
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:07 AM
I know this is probably mostly childhood nostalgia, but I find it hard to empathise with the CGI animated characters. Even in a movie like Finding Nemo, which was funny and I quite liked, I never really felt a connection with any of the characters in the way that I did for, say The Fox and the Hound or Lion King :shrug:

[Edit]: It's weird that Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi were all made during WWII :eek:

Julian.
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:11 AM
I know this is probably mostly childhood nostalgia, but I find it hard to empathise with the CGI animated characters. Even in a movie like Finding Nemo, which was funny and I quite liked, I never really felt a connection with any of the characters in the way that I did for, say The Fox and the Hound or Lion King :shrug:

[Edit]: It's weird that Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi were all made during WWII :eek:

Exactly! None of the characters from Pixar are as memorable as the classic Disney ones.

But, I think Disney is back on track with "The Princess and The Frog" and "Tangled" (Rapunzel). :inlove:

Nicolás89
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:12 AM
They are not counted under Disney Animation Studios films as they are not pure Disney (except for Pocahontas 2).

Walt Disney Animation Studios films

1930s
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
1940s
Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) Dumbo (1941) Bambi (1942) Saludos Amigos (1942) The Three Caballeros (1944) Make Mine Music (1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time (1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
1950s
Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp (1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
1960s
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book (1967)
1970s
The Aristocats (1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) The Rescuers (1977)
1980s
The Fox and the Hound (1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989)
1990s
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King (1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000 (1999)
2000s
Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet (2002) Brother Bear (2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons (2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog (2009)
2010s
Tangled (2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Frozen (2013)

Then I take back what I said the 40s and 50s is the definitive golden era of Disney's movies. :worship:

Julian.
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:17 AM
Then I take back what I said the 40s and 50s is the definitive golden era of Disney's movies. :worship:

30s to 50s actually. Don't forget the original, Snow White! :lol:

The late 80s to late 90s one is more of a resurgence era but most of us grow in this era so I decided to make a poll based on this era.

milakunise
Oct 2nd, 2012, 03:54 PM
I love disney movies and my favorite Disney movies are :-:)

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Aladdin (1992)
Ice Age 4 (2012)
The Lion King (1994)
Mulan (1998)

Olórin
Oct 2nd, 2012, 04:54 PM
Exactly! None of the characters from Pixar are as memorable as the classic Disney ones.


Yep, and there's a very good reason for it: if characters such as Snow White, Pinocchio, Pochahontas, Cinderella etc. are more memorable it's not as much to do with Disney or Walt himself except that he could pick out the best source material to plagiarise adapt :lol: Many of the films are so resonant because they draw on deep-rooted cultural archetypes, ancient folklore or the literature of more recent authors such as Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, which was itself based on deep-rooted cultural archetypes.

Walt Disney was a master at what he did, animation and delivery - but definitely not on the creation-level, i.e. characterisation, plot etc. In fact many of the fables were candied-up, dumbed down and probably lost a lot in their adaption for children - however there is a massive flip-side to any "loss" in that most people would have a far more limited awareness of these significant cultural fables if it wasn't for Disney. Indeed it is through Disney that we can go back to the Germanic roots (case in-point: recent Snow White film with that girl from Twilight).

The more recent pixar films aren't any more original - I mean what child hadn't imagined their toys coming to life, monsters in the cupboard at night or if animals could interact with each other. That's why the pixar generation comes across as a lot more frivolous than "classic" disney - they're based on a much less concrete and less culturally significant concepts.

Super Dave
Oct 2nd, 2012, 05:19 PM
I love disney movies and my favorite Disney movies are :-:)

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Aladdin (1992)
Ice Age 4 (2012)
The Lion King (1994)
Mulan (1998)

Not Disney ;)

Petkovic
Oct 2nd, 2012, 05:43 PM
Love all of these, but Pocahontas was my favourite movie as a kid!

Sammo
Oct 2nd, 2012, 06:23 PM
I'm an only child so I haven't watched any of these in ages, but from what I remember:

The Little Mermaid (1989) - I think it was good, don't remember very much
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) - Didn't watch it
Beauty and the Beast (1991) - Don't remember it that well to be honest...
Aladdin (1992) - 2nd favourite :hearts: And the most fun one IMO
The Lion King (1994) - Fave
Pocahontas (1995) - Like Beauty and the Beast, saw it but don't really remember it
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) - It was okay, meh
Hercules (1997) - 3rd fave, almost as fun as Aladdin
Mulan (1998) - I remember it pretty well, I definitely liked it
Tarzan (1999) - Liked it too

FORZA SARITA
Oct 2nd, 2012, 10:36 PM
i loved the Tarzan game for playstation :lol:

Lord Choc Ice
Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:04 AM
No love for muscly guy in a loincloth :o:lol:.

Question, about Mulan, do they really do that matchmaking thing in China? :p

Julian.
Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:18 AM
No love for muscly guy in a loincloth :o:lol:.

Question, about Mulan, do they really do that matchmaking thing in China? :p

I think they did in the past. :lol:

égalité
Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:26 AM
Close between the first three on the list. :worship: Beauty and the Beast is a classic and The Rescuers Down Under is more the the Rescuers down Underrated. :oh: The Little Mermaid is my personal favorite, though. Ursula is by far the greatest Disney villain. :hearts:

Barrie_Dude
Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:55 AM
They are not counted under Disney Animation Studios films as they are not pure Disney (except for Pocahontas 2).

Walt Disney Animation Studios films

1930s
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
1940s
Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) Dumbo (1941) Bambi (1942) Saludos Amigos (1942) The Three Caballeros (1944) Make Mine Music (1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time (1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
1950s
Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp (1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
1960s
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book (1967)
1970s
The Aristocats (1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) The Rescuers (1977)
1980s
The Fox and the Hound (1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989)
1990s
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King (1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000 (1999)
2000s
Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet (2002) Brother Bear (2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons (2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog (2009)
2010s
Tangled (2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Frozen (2013)
Am still amazed at the early ones being hand drawn and coloured! Incredibile work! And, prior to Snow White, there was no such thing as a feature length animated movie. People though Walt was crazy and what he was is a genius!

Barrie_Dude
Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:56 AM
BTW, my first movie in a theatre was Bambi and that was in the mid 60's

pastadudde
Jan 5th, 2013, 03:44 PM
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite overall Disney film because of the music, story, animation and it had a well developed, conflicted male protagonist. I also loved Belle's mature voice. :)

P.S. BaTB was the first ever animated film to be nominated for Best Picture Oscar before the category for Best Animated Film even existed!

Same with Pocahontas. I especially loved the night forest scenes in the movie. Judy Kuhn made an amazing singing voice for Pocahontas.. :hearts:

Barrie_Dude
Jan 10th, 2013, 05:32 AM
Wasn't Snow White nominated back in the 30's?


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Geekking
Jan 10th, 2013, 08:57 AM
1.Beauty and the Beast
2.Lion King

young_gunner913
Jan 10th, 2013, 09:03 AM
Hercules is definitely my favorite although as a kid I was obsessed with Aladdin (had a pet rat named Abu) and Lion King (had a dog named Simba). Yes, I realize I had a lack of an imagination as a child. :p

Sam L
Jan 10th, 2013, 09:40 AM
as a kid I was obsessed with Aladdin

You thought he was really hot right? :p

TZVETI83
Jan 10th, 2013, 11:23 AM
1. Little Mermaid
2. Beauty and the Beast
3. Lion King
4. Aladdin
5. Pocahontas
6. Mulan
7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
8. Hercules
9. Tarzan
10. The Rescuers Down Under

I do love The Fox and the Hound, it would be my number 6 or 7 on the list.

KournikovaFan91
Jan 10th, 2013, 12:21 PM
Beauty and the Beast or The Little Mermaid.

Both Lumiere and Sebastian do it for me :lol: So tough choice, went with Beauty and the Beast in the poll.

Edward.
Jan 11th, 2013, 07:15 AM
Aladdin! :hearts: Favourite all time Disney film is either Aladdin or Robin Hood.

I never really liked the Lion King. Too soppy and sentimental even by Disney's standards.

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 11th, 2013, 07:25 AM
I can't believe only I voted for Tarzan :sad:.

Julian.
Jan 12th, 2013, 02:32 AM
I can't believe only I voted for Tarzan :sad:.

I know, it's a good movie with amazing soundtracks :lol:

Monica_Rules
Jan 12th, 2013, 05:11 PM
Mine is Aladdin but i love Beaty and the Beast, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid

hurricanejeanne
Jan 12th, 2013, 05:17 PM
The Little Mermaid.
Saved the damned franchise and launched the Golden Era.

And for the record, was the first album of any variety I ever owned. :p

SilverPersian
Apr 7th, 2013, 08:05 AM
The Fox and the Hound is on Seven2 right now for any Australian fans :hearts:

petey_pan
Apr 7th, 2013, 11:25 AM
I'm still obsessed with little mermaid.

My mother has a video tape of me singing part of your world when I was six :haha: :oh:


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Kylger
Apr 7th, 2013, 01:37 PM
All of those are great but I say Lion King is the best. I watched it like 10 times in the cinema back in the days :p