Okay, this turned out to be one EPIC project for the challenge over at picspammy
. Seriously, about 200-300 images per movie, even if they are not that big.
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Mushu: Beautiful, isn't it?Movies that I liked as well, but just didn't make the list:
Mulan: They're disgusting.
Mushu: No, they're men.
Mushu: The truth is we're both frauds. Your ancestors never sent me, they don't even like me. But you risked your life to help people you love. I risked your life to help myself. At least you had good intentions.
[Cri-Kee chirps sadly at Mushu]
Mushu: What? What do you mean you're not lucky? You lied to me?
Mushu: [to Mulan's horse] And what are you, a sheep?
This was the first and I even think only Disney-movie from my childhood I actually watched at the cinema first. I completely adored Mushu and his sarcastic comments. Mulan's soldier friends were basically made of awesome. And I love how the love-story is more in the background, that the most important thing is that Mulan, a woman, managed to save a whole country against all odds.
Also, just look at the pretty!Aladdin: [saving Jasmine from an irate merchant] Thank you, kind sir. I'm so glad you found her. I've been looking all over for you.
Princess Jasmine: [whispering] What are you doing?
Aladdin: [whispering] Just play along.
Man in market: You, uh, know this girl?
Aladdin: Sadly, yes. She is my sister. She's a little crazy.
Man in market: She said she knew the sultan.
Aladdin: She thinks the monkey is the sultan.
Princess Jasmine: [bowing to Abu] Oh, wise sultan, how may I serve you?
Aladdin: Tragic, isn't it? But, no harm done. Now, come along, sis. Time to go see the doctor.
Princess Jasmine: [to a camel] Oh, hello, doctor. How are you?
Aladdin: No, no, no. Not that one.
Genie: Thank you for choosing "Magic Carpet" for all your travel needs. Don't stand until the rug has come to a complete stop. Thank you. Goodbye, now. Goodbye. Goodbye, thank you. Goodbye.
[back to normal]
Genie: Well, how about *that*, Mr. Doubting Mustafa?
Aladdin: Oh, you sure showed me. Now about my three wishes...
Genie: Dost mine ears deceive me? "Three?" You are down by one, boy!
Aladdin: Ah, no, I never actually wished to get out of the cave. Heh. You did that on your own.
[the Genie's mouth drops]
Genie: Oh. Well I feel sheepish.
[turns into a sheep]
Genie: All right, you baaaaaad boy. But no more freebies.
Why is this on my list and not a different movie? Well, the main reason is probably the story in itself. I remember that I went on a school excursion in elementary school to watch this as a play. I think this was my very first theatre play. Anyway, I got to sit beside the boy I liked and the whole experience was just kinda magical. Naturally, I adored this movie as well.
But it's also great because it's on of those movies that doesn't take itself too seriously. Genie is just so hilarious and makes so many pop-culture references!
Also, I like how it's actually the man who is going after the woman, not the other way around and how Aladdin realizes that he should just be himself to win the girl over. Narrator: Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?
Beauty and the Beast. Well, it's just a great love story and Belle is basically one of my favourite "princess" ever. She's stubborn, she loves to read, she doesn't fall for the handsome guy if he's a jerk and she agrees to live with a Beast just to protect her father but won't let him frighten her into submission. Probably one of the strongest female characters Disney ever produced.
Also, the songs are awesome, the images are just really pretty and I totally want to have a library like the Beast's!
And I remember playing with toys from this movie.
Arthur: There, now you see? I'm not a squirrel, I'm a boy.
[the girl squirrel chirps as if asking a question]
Arthur: I tried to tell you. I'm, I'm a boy. A human boy!
[the girl squirrel climbs up to a knot on her tree and sniffs]
Arthur: Oh! If you could only understand.
[the girl squirrel runs up to the hole in the tree and cries her heart out as Arthur remorsefully walks away]
Merlin: You know, lad, that love business is a powerful thing.
[the girl squirrel, sobbing, watches Arthur slowly walk away]
Arthur: Greater than gravity?
Merlin: Well yes, boy, in its way... yes, I'd say it's the greatest force on earth.
Arthur: I'm in an awful pickle. I'm king!
Archimedes the Owl: He pulled the sword from the stone.
Merlin: Ha ha! Of course, of course. King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Arthur: Round table?
Merlin: Oh, would you rather have a square one?
Arthur: Oh, no. Round will be fine
Dude, I know that this is technically not a movie of my childhood, but I still watched it when I was a child and anyway, there never could have been a list of my top five Disney movies without this one! It's totally epic. You have Arthur and Merlin, valuable lessons in the form of being transformed into animals, a wolf that basically serves as a comic relief and totally reminds me of the old Bugs Bunny coyote just without his road-runner. Oh, and of course an epic battle of the wits between Merlin and Madame Mim.
I have always loved this movie to bits. I remember my friends and me having some sort of nostalgic Disney movie night a few years back and most of them didn't even know this movie. I totally made them watch it and they loved it just as much as I did.
And btw, am I the only one who thinks that Merlin might have just traveled forward in time after being done with Arthur to become a certain headmaster for a school of witchcraft and wizardry? I'm not the only one seeing the resemblance here, am I?Ariel: [sung] I don't know when
I don't know how
But I know something's starting right now
Watch and you'll see
Some day I'll be
Part of your world.
Ariel: Is he - dead?
Scuttle: [Opens Eric's eyelid] It's hard to say.
[Puts his ear against Eric's foot]
Scuttle: Oh, I - I can't make out a heartbeat.
I guess this one's on my list because I watched it all the time when I was little. We had it on a copied VHS until somebody in my family decided to record something else on the VHS *sigh* Still, it has such awesome songs in it; probably my second favourite one (after "Colours of the Wind" from Pocahontas which unfortunately didn't make the list) is "Part of your World". Arielle swimming towards the light while singing with so much longing and hope somehow always moves me to tears.
I think there was also a TV show about this later that I fuzzily recall watching on TV all the time.
And can I just say that Ursula is one scary bitch! Oh, and Prince Eric is definitely swoon-worthy =)
And I know this is probably blasphemy but no Lion King. I have only seen it once in my life and can't even really remember it properly. I have always planned on watching it again at some point but just haven't gotten around to it somehow. Maybe it is time I'll buy the DVD.
That's it. Hope you liked it. Please do not hot-link or take any of the images. It took me ages to do this picspam. Comments are ♥Resources: Mulan, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin caps all from here.
The Little Mermaid and The Sword in the Stone caps from here.