"Not getting to meet Elsa and Anna when I went to Disney World made me really sad. They both mean so much to me and not getting to talk to them or show Anna how I braided my hair to look like her made me feel like I missed out on something special that I really wanted to do while at Disney."
"As a homeschooler I relate to Rapunzel and Elsa so much. Some people need to understand that you can still be smart and fun even if you are a bit quiet and reclusive."
"I have been alone all my life, I have never had a boyfriend, never had a best friend and my family won’t give me the time of day. Watching Disney movies helps me cope with my loneliness, because so many of the protagonists grow up in similar situations and they end up becoming happy, amazing individuals, something I dream of becoming one day."
A Symposium of Animated Proportions
Hey guys! Every year my college does a film symposium, and next semester the topic of study will be animation. It’s a 3 day event that screens films of a certain genre, and due to a vote, animation won out, and I would like to think I was part of that contribution because of how passionately I talked about it.
However, I will need your help. My film teacher who is in charge of organizing the whole event, has asked me to send her a list of the top 10 animated films she should watch over the summer in preparation for the event. She specified she does NOT want a list of ten Disney movies (which is not what I was going to give to her anyway). I want to send her the 10 most important, influential, and critically acclaimed animated films ever, although obviously the list will be highly subjective. I do not just want a list of films with pretty animation. I need suggestions from tumblr of what are the most important, and why.So far I have picked 4:
1. Akira- anyone who knows anything about animation and specifically, anime, knows that this is one of the most important animated films of all time. It effectively introduced anime to North America, and the rest of the world, to the Japanese style of animation and was very influential in some big blockbuster Hollywood productions (including the Matrix.)
2. Spirited Away- First foreign animated film to win the animated Oscar, highest grossing Japanese film of all time, highest grossing non-american film in the world, a true animated masterpiece,
3. Princess Mononoke/Howl’s Moving Castle- I’m going to let my film teacher choose between these two. These are the second and third highest grossing animated films in the world, both with a strong political message that Spirited Away doesn’t have— Howl’s is more anti-war, Mononoke’s is more environmental. Both with very different heroines- Mononoke’s may be more unique, however, I prefer Howl’s and find it more accesible. Mononoke’s representation of women I also find to be more feminist, but Howl’s themes are a little more complicated while Mononoke’s are very clear.
4. Toy Story- I think this should be self explanatory- first feature length computer animated film, totally changed the game of animation, basically eliminated the relevancy of traditionally animated films.
I’ve also considered Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs for being the first full length animated film ever but I feel it might be redundant to put focus on this film because besides it being the first animated film the content is nothing spectacular or thought-provoking. Also some of my research has shown Polar Express to be important because it is the first time-motion capture technology and basically made 3D movies popular. I’d also love to have some suggestions of animated films that are not American or Japanese but ONLY if you think they’re important. This can include shorts as well!(Just not TV shows). I am also taking films like Grave of the Fireflies and Watership Down into consideration.
EVEN if you’re not interested or cannot help, PLEASE REBLOG!!! I’m very passionate about showing appreciation and love for animated movies. <3 Thanks everyone!
"When i was younger most of my friends had crushes on Disney princes, but my crush was actually Max from A Goofy Movie. Even though I dont have a crush on him I still see myself finding qualities in his personality that I truely enjoy from A Goofy Movie and from An Extremely Goofy Movie."
"There is this one girl who I cannot stand. She’s just so rude and full of herself and learning that she dresses up as a Disney Princess and goes around to children’s parties acting like one makes me cringe on the inside. Even the fact that she and I both love Princess Aurora makes my insides crawl with disdain for her. I don’t think she deserves to wear the crown or dress for these children at all."
Chiara: I love them! Except for Bolt (which i like, but not so much) and chicken little (one of the followers reminded me this movie. i forced my mind to forget it, it’s horrible). I’m conviced that the best disney movie ever, even if it’s not my favorite, is The lion king and it’s the apotheosis of movies centered on animals!
Jen: Um, I like most of them!!! I love Jungle Book … I should rewatch Bambi, I haven’t seen that in ages. The only one off the top of my head that I don’t like that much is Dumbo.
Mido: Most of them are pretty good! :) But I agree with Jen about Dumbo. It’s quite slow-paced.
"I babysit a little girl every Sunday night and I take round a Disney film each time. She’s never seen any (she’s 3) and I want to be the one to introduce her to them, but it annoys me when she doesn’t pay attention."
"I could never enjoy Peter Pan when I was younger because I felt so bad for Nana being chained up to the dog house. And the fact she couldn’t fly away even when she had pixie dust land on her didn’t help matters either."
"Even though I love both Elsa and Anna I feel jealous towards Elsa because she is more well liked and relateable. I finally got a princess with my name and she’s over looked!"