Your favorite Disney animated feature

..and why not?

Wish upon a star

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
5
7%
Pinocchio
7
10%
Fantasia
13
19%
Dumbo
5
7%
Bambi
2
3%
Saludos Amigos
0
No votes
Cinderella
1
1%
Alice in Wonderland
4
6%
Peter Pan
4
6%
Lady and the Tramp
3
4%
Sleeping Beauty
1
1%
101 Dalmatians
3
4%
The Sword in the Stone
0
No votes
The Jungle Book
13
19%
The Aristocats
5
7%
Robin Hood
3
4%
 
Total votes: 69

User avatar
never/ever
Posts: 22104
Joined: 27 Jun 2008, 14:21
Location: Journeying through a burning brain

Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby never/ever » 24 Mar 2018, 09:05

I'm sure it has been done before but which ones of these classic feature length Disney-classics are your favorites? I used Robin Hood (1973) as a cut-off point.
With Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, Alice, Cinderella and Jungle Book I obviously mean the original 20th-century cartoons and not the remakes from the last decade or so.
Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?."

George Carlin

User avatar
The Modernist
2018 BCB Cup Champ!
Posts: 11024
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby The Modernist » 24 Mar 2018, 09:25

The Aristocrats, Jungle Book and Fantasia for me. I haven't seen them since I was a kid though.

User avatar
Rayge
Posts: 12380
Joined: 14 Aug 2013, 11:37
Location: deepest Devon
Contact:

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Rayge » 24 Mar 2018, 09:27

Never seen the last four in the list, but I voted for Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp (not that I'm dog-eyed or anything), and, as much to represent the era as anything else, Snow White
In timeless moments we live forever

You can't play a tune on an absolute

When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

Hugh
Posts: 15548
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:43

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Hugh » 24 Mar 2018, 09:32

I only voted for The Jungle Book but I have a bit of a soft spot for Dumbo and Cinderella as well, purely based on my seeing them as a kid in the cinema.

User avatar
Dayodead
Posts: 280
Joined: 15 May 2015, 21:39
Location: West Los Angeles

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Dayodead » 24 Mar 2018, 09:35

Fantasia - Alice in Wonderland - The Aristocats

User avatar
never/ever
Posts: 22104
Joined: 27 Jun 2008, 14:21
Location: Journeying through a burning brain

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby never/ever » 24 Mar 2018, 10:45

The poll was initiated when I watched Pinocchio earlier this evening, hadn't seen it in decades. I could not remember how dark it was in places.

Fantasia has been far and away been my favorite of the canon. Just like when I heard the story of Peter and the Wolf narrated to the music of Prokofiev, this was an introduction to a complete new world to me. The visually dramatic arrangements were amazing to me.

Dumbo I watched in the cinema, just like Bambi. In a time where these kind of movies were special, unlike the overflow of computer-animated movies, they seemed very personal and personable, there was a labour of love in every frame and detail that you can't get these days.
Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?."

George Carlin

User avatar
Pansy Puff
Posts: 8046
Joined: 22 Feb 2012, 21:10
Location: Under the watchful eye of the Clive police

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Pansy Puff » 24 Mar 2018, 18:05

From these: Fantasia, Dumbo and the Jungle Book.

Moana is well worth checking out too.
“He’s got the memory of an elephant ... and the trophy cabinet of one too.”

User avatar
Dr Markus
Posts: 17670
Joined: 07 Jan 2012, 18:16

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Dr Markus » 26 Mar 2018, 13:04

No Aladdin? :o Disgraceful leaving it out.
Drama Queenie wrote:You are a chauvinist of the quaintest kind. About as threatening as Jack Duckworth, you are a harmless relic of that cherished era when things were 'different'. Now get back to drawing a moustache on that page three model

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 61989
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Apr 2018, 22:30

Although it was the first Disney movie I saw on the screen, Jungle Book was the first where the animation wasn't as perfect as the others.

I voted Pinocchio simply because of the superb animation, although it's kind of stiff, and Bambi because it combined both animation and character. To be fair though, Cinderella has probably the best comic characters in Jaq and Gus and probably the best character development of the earlier films.

This is a great book on Disney. It's long, but very entertaining.

Image
Last edited by sloopjohnc on 25 Apr 2018, 19:22, edited 1 time in total.
WG Kaspar wrote:I'm a happy bunny.

Positive Passion
Posts: 503
Joined: 05 Jul 2017, 23:05

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Positive Passion » 20 Apr 2018, 07:25

Dr Markus wrote:No Aladdin? :o Disgraceful leaving it out.


He does say the cut-off point is 1973.

The best of this lot are Pinocchio and Dumbo.

The worst is Robin Hood, the only Disney film where characters who should be human are played by animals.

User avatar
Diamond Dog
"Self Quoter" Extraordinaire.
Posts: 65480
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 21:04
Location: High On Poachers Hill

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Apr 2018, 08:19

Snow White, Fantasia & Dumbo.

All of them truly ground breaking.

Having read at least three different Disney biographies (including the brilliant Gabler book Sloop highlighted),in terms of animation it is simply astonishing what went into "Snow White" . The time taken and attention to detail is staggering. It's unquestionably one of the greatest works of art of the 20th Century.

"Fantasia" is technically nearly as brilliant - the marriage of real life and animation and music is still mindblowing.

"Dumbo" is actually my favourite, in terms of 'watchability'. It's a beautiful film, with a completely different animation style to that which preceded it. The pastel, almost art nouvaeu, style is just blissful.

Up to Bambi (how could I leave Bambi out?) Disney made five completely different, and revolutionary, films. They are all completely different from eachother stylistically, yet are undeniably Disney. From "Cinderella" onwards, the 'formula' took over and (whilst there were still great films) the actual artistic side of the films wasn't as thought provoking or challenging - they were stripped down versions of the previous films. Almost entirely because the cost of the process was so astronomically prohibitive that it just couldn't continue. But, for that golden period, Disney Studios was the hub of an extraordinary flourish of creativity and the pursuit of perfection that still sends a shiver down my spine.
Mason Cooley wrote:Worried about being a dull fellow? You might develop your talent for being irritating.


"You were caught fucking another woman’s husband in a field while you were married, you camel-faced, racist troglodyte".

User avatar
joels344
Posts: 859
Joined: 17 Dec 2016, 17:37
Contact:

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby joels344 » 24 Apr 2018, 01:29

Going Fantasia, Pinocchio, and Dumbo.

User avatar
Hightea
Posts: 1112
Joined: 16 Apr 2015, 02:18
Location: NY state

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Hightea » 24 Apr 2018, 02:29

Fantasia and Jingle Book

Last one was a tough call I like so many of them.
Went with Alice in Wonderland.

User avatar
pcqgod
Posts: 16536
Joined: 11 Apr 2010, 07:23
Location: Texas

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby pcqgod » 24 Apr 2018, 03:48

'Robin Hood' was my favorite as a kid. I had a book version of it.
Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

User avatar
The Slider
Self-Aggrandising Cock
Posts: 45984
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 19:05
Location: I'm only here for the sneer
Contact:

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby The Slider » 25 Apr 2018, 15:06

sloopjohnc wrote:Although it was the first Disney movie I saw on the screen, Jungle Book was the first where the animation wasn't as perfect as the others.



It's less fussy than its predecessors.
It didn't need to be as its characters, script and songs are stronger.

It is one of my favourite films of all time - never mind the Disney qualifier.
Lady and the Tramp and Peter Pan would be my other picks, I guess.
Phil Harris makes both The Aristocats and Robin Hood way more enjoyable than they would be without him.

I have strong love for the part animated Bedknobs and Broomsticks and the more recent Princess and the Frog, as well.
David Bowie Reduxed Mp3 set now available in the usual place, should you want one
Image

User avatar
hippopotamus
Posts: 923
Joined: 22 Dec 2015, 11:00

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby hippopotamus » 25 Apr 2018, 18:36

I love all the love for Dumbo.
It's been my favourite since forever.
I love the fact that apparently, because animation was so new they were worried that bright colours and noises would over stimulate children, so that's why they alternate between bright scenes, and dark scenes. It's also remarkable for how short it is.

It is actually remarkable that one studio could be responsible for so many Classic films, that stand the test of time and give joy to so many generations.

I voted for Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty and the Jungle book.

Sleeping beauty I think has to be the most visually appealing as it's SO stylised. Jungle book has Such good songs.
Alice in Wonderland was a very near miss. I think it's treatment of the story was the very best. I love how it captures the spirit of the story without being a literal retelling. That part where she's washed up on shore, while the pointless caucus race runs her over, and the waves keep knocking her. The Dodo says "I say! You'll never get dry that way! Have to run with the other's you know"
And Alice can only lift her head above water for a second to say "Yes... but." because she's knocked over again.
Perfect metaphor for my life, most of the time.

"Stop kicking that mackerel" (Now I wonder if I should change my vote.)

Did you know it has the most songs of any Disney film?
Diamond Dog wrote:
nev gash wrote:What is point?


Indeed, what is point?

User avatar
sneelock
Posts: 11256
Joined: 19 Nov 2011, 23:56
Location: Lincoln Head City

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby sneelock » 25 Apr 2018, 19:07

the song she sings at the beginning that goes "cats and rabbits, would reside in fancy little houses" is one of my favorite Disney movie songs.



Bambi is the only one I own on Blue-Ray and I'm known to go on & on about Dumbo but I'm going to make things easy on myself and just take the first three: Snow White, Pinocchio & Fantasia.

Unca Walt's circumstances led him to building a mighty machine. this machine's reach did not exceed it's grasp. these three films are as accomplished (in my opinion) as any in the sound era. The mouse built a house and what a solid and well furnished house it was! the sheer craft of this first three makes this an easy call for me.

I'm pretty much a life-long animation fan. I can remember watching "Mr.Magoo's christmas carol" or the wonderful wonderful cat before I can remember tying my own shoes. By my teenage years my fandom had entered an area of snobbery you might have encountered. by 14 or 15 years old, I had decided that Disney's "Pinocchio" was the absolute pinnacle of the animated feature. the detail of the thing and the depth of the beautiful multi-plane camera work blinded me to it's faults. I cited it as my favorite animated feature very nearly until my thirties. I had it in on in the front room over the weekend and I pretty much stand by this. No other animated feature that I've seen seems as accomplished artistically (to my way of thinking). it was more noticable to me than ever before that the quality I think the best animated features have is missing in "Pinocchio". this quality is heart.

"Pinocchio" has heart, mind you. the cricket has a certain amount of growth and Gepetto certainly seems to love Pinocchio for some reason. still, compared to "Snow White" or "Dumbo" it's pretty cold around the heart. the cuteness of the adorable animals seems a more superficial sort of cuteness. Snow White's turtle that always shows up too late and a baby elephant being BLOTTO are more the type of cuteness I respond to.

a seven year old boy came over while I had "Pinocchio" on and he barely looked up from his device to regard it. it may as well have been an opera or a cooking show but I guess that's really another discussion. let's just say that the beauty of a thing well crafted only gets you so far.

Still, it's enough for me since this is as close to a brief response as I seem capable these days.
gash on ignore wrote:At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.

User avatar
Pansy Puff
Posts: 8046
Joined: 22 Feb 2012, 21:10
Location: Under the watchful eye of the Clive police

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Pansy Puff » 25 Apr 2018, 19:19

I'm still blown away by the psychedelic nature of the 'pink elephants on parade' scene from Dumbo. The music is magnificent, wigged out and macabre jazz that combines perfectly with off the wall visuals.
The elephant with elephant heads for arms and legs was like nothing I'd ever seen before.
“He’s got the memory of an elephant ... and the trophy cabinet of one too.”

User avatar
sneelock
Posts: 11256
Joined: 19 Nov 2011, 23:56
Location: Lincoln Head City

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby sneelock » 25 Apr 2018, 19:23

there are parts of "Three Caballeros" that are pretty trippy too.
gash on ignore wrote:At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.

User avatar
Pansy Puff
Posts: 8046
Joined: 22 Feb 2012, 21:10
Location: Under the watchful eye of the Clive police

Re: Your favorite Disney animated feature

Postby Pansy Puff » 25 Apr 2018, 19:25

Not sure if I've seen that.
“He’s got the memory of an elephant ... and the trophy cabinet of one too.”