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Martin

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Best Disney film?
« on: November 29, 2008, 05:36:55 pm »
the youngest has just come back from the school xmas (yes xmas it's not even December yet) fair with a 50p VHS of Bambi  :'( I'd still put it on top of the list.

Having watched it a million times with them when they were toddlers is a factor

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 05:43:34 pm »
I can't believe you're asking this question. The answer is The Jungle Book and anyone who says otherwise is an idiot.  :P

I'm not fond of Bambi - it's too po-faced and there are no good songs.
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 05:49:20 pm »
Best Traditional Disney: Jungle Book

Computer animated Disney/Pixar:  Monsters Inc.
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 06:23:35 pm »
I can't believe you're asking this question. The answer is The Jungle Book and anyone who says otherwise is an idiot.  :P

I'm not fond of Bambi - it's too po-faced and there are no good songs.

Jungle book has the best songs but the animation is carp; and there's no 'Man is bad for the environment' message (being a R Kipling book)

 
Toy story has the best animation and story but Pixar doesn't really count (otherwise Wall-E would be in contention) Tron stars Jeff Bridges nuff said.

Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 06:24:47 pm »
Mary Poppins, and pretty much all the others suX0r.
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 06:59:23 pm »
Dumbo
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008, 07:01:28 pm »
Fantasia.

Go on then....

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 08:06:11 pm »
The AristoCats (1970) , hands down every time and still the best, got a special place in my heart that movie :)
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 08:13:43 pm »
Sammy, The Way-Out Seal.

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008, 08:18:03 pm »
Donald Duck in Mathemagic Land.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008, 09:05:19 pm »
Jungle Book
The songs alone stand up on their own. I dare you not to be cheered up when "Bear Bare Necessities" is played

(and personally I think the animation is superb)

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Pixar were creaming Disney in the CGI animation field and were bought out to end that particular competition.

Pixar animations were always story-led which is why they were/are so good.

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008, 09:16:55 pm »
Jungle Book

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2008, 09:36:51 pm »
Jungle Book
The songs alone stand up on their own. I dare you not to be cheered up when "Bear Bare Necessities" is played

(and personally I think the animation is superb)

The characterisation is superb; but it marked the start of Disney's low budget scribbly animation style after the previous richly animated masterpieces.

Surprised that their first fully home-grown offering The Lion King hasn't been nominated.
I've yet to see Treasure Planet, the last traditional Disney cartoon.

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2008, 11:29:01 pm »
Jungle book

Lion King, mainly for the music (though I may have been influenced by the superb live show at Animal Kingdom.)

Pixar/Disney - Bugs life - again influence - first film we took TC Jr. to, age about 4 . At the point near the beginning where an ant got a raspberry stuck on his head, he laughed so long and loud that the whole audience were looking at him, and laughing along. Brilliant!

Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2008, 11:47:30 pm »
The Incredibles.

..but there are so many contenders.

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2008, 12:53:43 am »
Jungle Book
The songs alone stand up on their own. I dare you not to be cheered up when "Bear Bare Necessities" is played

(and personally I think the animation is superb)

The characterisation is superb; but it marked the start of Disney's low budget scribbly animation style after the previous richly animated masterpieces.

I don't mind the drawing/animation in The Jungle Book - it's better than in The Aristocats and 101 Dalmatians, for a start. But the story is really badly told, the script is shockingly poor and some of the characters are utterly cringeworthy - the Beatles-esque vultures being the worst offenders. Yeah, the songs are great but it's a hugely overrated film.

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Surprised that their first fully home-grown offering The Lion King hasn't been nominated

Lion King is good but suffers from the awful Timon & Pumbaa element. Of the "modern" Disney films, I'm rather fond of Beauty & The Beast - which has great songs, great animation, great characters and a great story.

But I'm surprised that only one person so far has given the correct answer to the question, namely Adrian, who I always knew to be a wise and sensible fellow.

OK, so Dumbo suffers from being rather too short but it's otherwise pretty damn well perfect. The songs are easily as good as those in Jungle Book and the animation is far superior. What I really love about the old Disney films is that they always had at least one scene of gratuitous animated showboating, and Dumbo has the best example of them all, viz Pink Elephants On Parade. Utter genius.

Good shout by RogerZ on Mary Poppins too - definitely the best mostly-live-action Disney. Julie Andrews is quite something in that.

Treasure Planet is truly awful, by the way.

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2008, 01:15:59 am »
I reckon Sleeping Beauty is the best looking one. But, yeah, Dumbo is great, and Fantasia.
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2008, 01:18:40 am »
Robin Hood, for nostalgic reasons...

Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2008, 07:35:36 am »
Herbie.

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2008, 08:28:28 am »
The Jungle Book !
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2008, 09:59:02 am »
I don't mind the drawing/animation in The Jungle Book - it's better than in The Aristocats and 101 Dalmatians, for a start. But the story is really badly told, the script is shockingly poor and some of the characters are utterly cringeworthy - the Beatles-esque vultures being the worst offenders.

What about the African-American apes?  It's like Martin Luther King never happened.
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2008, 10:48:30 am »
Am I the only one who likes Hunchback?
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2008, 10:49:55 am »
The Pirates of the Caribbean movies  :D
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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2008, 11:37:16 am »
Dumbo!

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Re: Best Disney film?
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2008, 11:56:35 am »
But I'm surprised that only one person so far has given the correct answer to the question, namely Adrian, who I always knew to be a wise and sensible fellow.

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