Pinnochio, Jungle Book and Cinderella for me...[
Pinnochio was the first Disney movie that I saw. It was actually re-released in a theatre and my whole family went to see it in a huge art-deco theatre
in Yakima, WA.
I don't know how I heard the song, but I knew Bibitty Bobitty Boo (sp) since I was really small and when I first saw Cinderella, things just clicked... I think
I was twelve or thirteen at the time. I still love the song.
I love Jungle Book because I love the songs and Baloo.
My favorite Disney Animated film is Pocahontas
The character of Pocahontas is the kind of person I aspire to be. Spiritual, honest, brave, confident, someone who is able to follow their heart no matter what others think, to have the kind deep and meaningful she and John Smith had. In addition to the character of Pocahontas the music continues to be very moving to me. "If I Never Knew You" has to be my favorite love song ever. Period. "Colors of the Wind" beautifully illustrates a philosophy that's been huge in my life. Plus Alan Menken's score gives me chills every time I hear it.
With my most recent viewing I was able to appreciate how many risks Disney took in creating Pocahontas. Essentially it's a very adult story dealing with adult emotions, and more important they handled the story in a much more adult manner as well. The many scenes that are played out with no dialog would never happen in a Disney movie today. Some would say that's for the best, but I have to disagree. The animation and emotion had to be very strong to convey what was going on in those scenes. It takes not only highly skilled animators to do that but there has to be a trust from the corporate side that it could be done. Pocahontas (and Hunchback too for that matter) was lucky to be made at the height of Disney's animation resurgance. Some risks were allowed to be taken at this time, risks that would never even be considered currently.
P.S. I'm gald to see the nod to Pinocchio which used to be my favorite Disney Animated film.