This week, we've moved away from seasonal lists and decided to talk about something that we think a lot of people can relate to: our favourite Disney movies. Let us know if we've missed some of your favourites!
1) The Nightmare Before Christmas
While it technically wasn't released as a Disney filmed (it was deemed "too scary" by the same people who, a year later, traumatized an entire generation by killing Mufasa), anyone who's met me will know how much I love Jack and Sally and the citizens of Halloweentown.
2) The Jungle Book
With the exception of my nieces, who have all gone through a The Jungle Book phase at some point, and my dad, I don't know many people who feel the same way as I do about this movie. How you can not love Baloo is beyond me.
I could never decide on my favourite Disney princess (Belle because she's bookish? Ariel because she's curious?), and then Rapunzel bounded onto the screen and that was it.
I can't even think the words "Greek mythology" without singing "Who put the GLAD in GLADIATOR?" (the answer is Hercules, obviously). I know it's not consistent with the actual myths (it's a lot more family-friendly for one), but this movie makes me so happy.
5) The Incredibles
Favourite Pixar production. Edna Mode is a hero in her own right (I will never wear a cape because of her). And it's just SUCH A GOOD STORY.
1) Lion King
I had a good segment of time where I would only listen to the Lion King soundtrack (sort of like what I'm doing now with Hamilton). I just couldn't get enough.
I am constantly singing some variation of an Aladdin song on any given basis. One of the very first Disney movies I ever saw, this one still holds a special place in my heart.
I absolutely adore Tangled, and I can also forgive it for having SO FEW SONGS. Fun fact: when I worked at the Disney Store, I used Rapunzel's first song as my audition piece and then had her name on my name tag as my favourite character.
I feel like people don't talk about Wall-E enough. Everyone loves The Incredibles and Up, but my heart lies with the teeny-tiny robot, just looking for a companion, Makes me mist up just thinking about it.
5) Wreck-It Ralph
I have a soft spot for Wreck-It Ralph and it's brilliant colours and pop culture tie-ins. I think it's just pure fun and completely rewatchable.