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Best animated film of the Disney Renaissance


Poll: Best animated film of the Disney Renaissance
The Little Mermaid 2 / 4%
The Rescuers Down Under 1 / 2%
Beauty and the Beast 14 / 25%
Aladdin 10 / 18%
The Lion King 16 / 29%
Pocahontas 0 / 0%
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2 / 4%
Hercules 3 / 5%
Mulan 6 / 11%
Tarzan 2 / 4%
56 total votes
 

ange1e4e5
Rohan

Feb 17 2017, 3:03pm


Views: 3058
Best animated film of the Disney Renaissance

 

I always follow my job through.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Feb 17 2017, 3:08pm


Views: 3022
For me it's a 3-way tie

Beauty and the Beast; Lion King; Tarzan. I remember when The Black Cauldron was intended to kick off the Disney revival. Too bad it never quite clicked.

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Feb 17 2017, 3:10pm)


HOBBITFAN13
Lorien

Feb 17 2017, 7:06pm


Views: 2999
LION KING!

Don't get me wrong Beauty and the Beast is an utter masterpiece but The Lion King to me was just better because it had tragedy, heart, humor, and it was epic. Beauty and the beast has all those qualities but I just think Lion King did it better. The Lion King is still to this day my FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE EVER!


(This post was edited by HOBBITFAN13 on Feb 17 2017, 7:07pm)


Darkstone
Immortal


Feb 17 2017, 7:31pm


Views: 2990
Beauty and the Beast

Definitely the greatest film of the bunch, but my heart belongs to Mulan.

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“Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"
"Come not between the Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye."
"Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."
"Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
"But no living man am I! I am Eowyn, daughter of Theodwyn!”
"Er, really? My mother's name was Theodwyn, too!"
"No way!"
"Way!"
"Wow! Let's stop fighting and be best friends!"
"Cool!!"

-Zack Snyder's The Return of the King


Kilidoescartwheels
Valinor


Feb 21 2017, 6:00pm


Views: 2923
I voted Alladin because

it came out when my oldest daughter was a toddler, and it's her very favorite movie ever! MY personal favorite on your list is Mulan, but my daughter is such a HUGE fan of Alladin I had to go with that one instead. Of course, my younger daughter likes Beauty & the Beast, so it really should be a tie between those two.Wink

I'd say I've entered my second childhood, but I never left the first!


ange1e4e5
Rohan

Feb 22 2017, 3:49am


Views: 2900
Tie between Beauty and the Beast, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Mulan.

Least favorite: The Little Mermaid.

I always follow my job through.


TheOnlyOneAroundWithAnySense
Rohan


Feb 24 2017, 5:14am


Views: 2833
The Emperor's New Groove

doesn't count? I feel like I've heard this before, but have never been sure why.

?


Darkstone
Immortal


Feb 24 2017, 2:09pm


Views: 2818
Simple


In Reply To
...doesn't count?


No princess.

They tried but couldn't fit one in due to time constraints.

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“Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"
"Come not between the Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye."
"Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."
"Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
"But no living man am I! I am Eowyn, daughter of Theodwyn!”
"Er, really? My mother's name was Theodwyn, too!"
"No way!"
"Way!"
"Wow! Let's stop fighting and be best friends!"
"Cool!!"

-Zack Snyder's The Return of the King


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Feb 24 2017, 2:18pm


Views: 2815
Princess Bianca?

I hope that you don't mean that Miss Bianca (The Rescuers; The Rescuers Down Under) counts as a Disney Princess? Tongue

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes


Darkstone
Immortal


Feb 24 2017, 2:41pm


Views: 2808
Sure!

They got exotic Eva Gabor to play her, didn't they?

That accent!

******************************************
“Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"
"Come not between the Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye."
"Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."
"Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
"But no living man am I! I am Eowyn, daughter of Theodwyn!”
"Er, really? My mother's name was Theodwyn, too!"
"No way!"
"Way!"
"Wow! Let's stop fighting and be best friends!"
"Cool!!"

-Zack Snyder's The Return of the King


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Feb 24 2017, 3:35pm


Views: 2796
Whatever you say, dah-link! //

 

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes


OldestDaughter
Rohan


Feb 24 2017, 3:40pm


Views: 2799
I have enjoyed all of them, but for me,

its Mulan and the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Both movies have some really powerful scenes for me.

I think Pocahontas had one of the most awesome end scenes though.




"Keen, heart-piercing was her song as the song of the lark that rises from the gates of night and pours its voice among the dying stars, seeing the sun behind the walls of the world; and the song of Lúthien released the bonds of winter, and the frozen waters spoke, and flowers sprang from the cold earth where her feet had passed."


ange1e4e5
Rohan

Feb 24 2017, 4:26pm


Views: 2794
Wasn't in that era. Tarzan (1999) was the last film of the Disney Renaissance, Emperor's New Groove was released in 2000.

 

I always follow my job through.


CuriousG
Half-elven


Feb 28 2017, 11:11pm


Views: 2637
I'm not defending Little Mermaid as #1, but

I give it credit for helping Disney get back into the animated groove again. I think they learned from the good & bad of that movie and went on to make much better ones. So I have a sort of soft spot of gratitude for it, even though I don't care to ever watch it again.


CuriousG
Half-elven


Feb 28 2017, 11:13pm


Views: 2634
To this day, I can remember my genuine fright at the lionesses' charge

I was watching that movie with a mix of adults and kids in the theater, and generally thought it was a fun cartoon, but towards the end, when the lionesses revolt and charge against Scar and his cronies, there was something incredibly real about it, and they charged right at the screen, and suddenly I was downright *scared.* The scene was over in a moment, but wow, they pulled some good tricks with that movie.


Annael
Immortal


Mar 3 2017, 1:29am


Views: 2542
Beauty

The opening sequence was as stunning to me in 1991 as the opening sequence of "Star Wars' was on the big screen in 1977. So far beyond what animation had been until then. I haven't had that reaction to any Disney animated movie since, as amazing as most of them have been.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around … The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

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sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Mar 22 2017, 12:19am


Views: 2356
Like choosing a favorite child

Little Mermaid if forced to choose

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Maciliel
Valinor


Mar 23 2017, 1:15am


Views: 2341
moana -- oars down

 
moana -- oars down.

it's far more than standard disney fare. powerful, respectful to the culture. well-rounded leads, well-acted, superb music, transcendent lead vocals, amazing music and lyrics, and score.... powerful visuals that tell the story rather than enslaved to cgi.

i could easily go on and on...

cheers --

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aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


Kelly of Water's Edge
Rohan

Apr 19 2017, 4:51pm


Views: 2062
Tough one.

I have to go with Beauty and the Beast because IMHO it has such a classic fairytale feel and the best developed story, but if I could only save one from my burning house and not be able to replace any others it would truly gut me to have to sacrifice the Lion King, which I consider to have the best opening and voice cast out of the Disney animated movies.
I do like Mulan and Tarzan quite a lot, and also have The Little Mermaid in my collection.
Hunchback - Boy, do I have a complicated relationship with it. The music (Dear Lord, Paul Kandel's voice in Bells of Notre Dame!) and art were incredible, but the gargoyles just took me out of the drama - which really frustrates me because I feel it could have been a classic. Last summer, I saw the musical they're trying to bring to Broadway at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. It was phenomenal, combining the Disney music with (for the most part) Hugo's dead-serious, devastatingly tragic story.