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Old 04-26-03, 12:11 PM
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rank the disney animated classics you've seen

i was curious how others rank the films. there will be no website or anything for this one, just wondered, as i have not see a lot and wanted to see if i should check out some of them.

here is a list of them:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Pinocchio (1940)
Fantasia (1940)
Dumbo (1941)
Bambi (1942)
Saludos Amigos (1943)
The Three Caballeros (1945)
Make Mine Music (1946)
Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
Melody Time (1948)
Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad (1949)
Cinderella (1950)
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Peter Pan (1953)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
101 Dalmatians (1961)
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
The Jungle Book (1967)
The Aristocats (1970)
Robin Hood (1973)
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
The Rescuers (1977)
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
The Black Cauldron (1985)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Oliver & Company (1988)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Aladdin (1992)
The Lion King (1994)
Pocahontas (1995)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Hercules (1997)
Mulan (1998)
Tarzan (1999)
Fantasia 2000 (2000)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Treasure Planet (2002)
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and here are my rankings:

The Lion King (1994)
Aladdin (1992)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Mulan (1998)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Peter Pan (1953)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Fantasia (1940)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Tarzan (1999)
Hercules (1997)
Pocahontas (1995)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
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Lilo and Stitch
Aladdin
Emperor's New Groove
Lion King
Atlantis
Beauty and the Beast
Robin Hood

In that order
Old 04-26-03, 01:55 PM
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1) The Lion King (1994)
2) The Little Mermaid (1989)
3) Pinocchio (1940)
4) Aladdin (1992)
5) Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
6) The Jungle Book (1967)
7) Tarzan (1999)
8) 101 Dalmatians (1961)
9) Fantasia 2000 (2000)
10) The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

11) Fantasia (1940)
12) Beauty and the Beast (1991)
13) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
14) Oliver & Company (1988)
15) Hercules (1997)
16) Dumbo (1941)
17) Lilo & Stitch (2002)
18) Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad (1949)
19) Bambi (1942)
20) Alice in Wonderland (1951)

21) Peter Pan (1953)
22) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
23) The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
24) The Rescuers (1977)
25) Lady and the Tramp (1955)
26) The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
27) Treasure Planet (2002)
28) Robin Hood (1973)
29) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
30) Cinderella (1950)

31) The Black Cauldron (1985)
32) Mulan (1998)
33) Pocahontas (1995)
34) The Aristocats (1970)
35) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
36) The Sword in the Stone (1963)
37) Saludos Amigos (1943)
38) The Three Caballeros (1945)

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Old 04-26-03, 10:48 PM
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If it ain't listed, I ain't seen it.

1. Dumbo (1941) -- hands down, rules the roost. Simple, touching, iconic, funny, and beautiful. Just lovely.
2. Fantasia (1940)
3. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
4. Pinocchio (1940)
5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
6. The Lion King (1994)
7. Aladdin (1992)
8. The Jungle Book (1967)
9. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
10. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

11. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
12. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
13. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
14. Fantasia 2000 (2000)
15. The Little Mermaid (1989)
16. Mulan (1998)
17. Peter Pan (1953)
18. Cinderella (1950)
19. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
20. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

21. Bambi (1942)
22. Hercules (1997)
23. The Three Caballeros (1945)
24. Treasure Planet (2002)
25. The Rescuers (1977)
26. Tarzan (1999)
27. Pocahontas (1995)
28. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
29. The Aristocats (1970)
30. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

31. Robin Hood (1973)
32. The Black Cauldron (1985)
33. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
34. ......

If I were to include PIXAR films, they'd locate as follows:

2.5 Toy Story
5.5 A Bug's Life
6.5 Toy Story II
10.5 Monster's Inc

Non-Disney/Non-PIXAR (mainstream family fare only):

8.5 The Iron Giant
16.5 Prince of Egypt
19.25 Ice Age
19.5 Shrek
23.5 Antz
24.5 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmarron
25.5 The Road to El Doradao
29.5 Titan AE

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Old 04-26-03, 10:56 PM
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yadaa yadaa, blah blah...
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42. Treasure Planet...
Old 04-27-03, 03:49 PM
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
The Lion King (1994)
Aladdin (1992)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
101 Dalmatians (1961)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Peter Pan (1953)
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Tarzan (1999)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad (1949)
Robin Hood (1973)
Pinocchio (1940)
Fantasia (1940)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Treasure Planet (2002)
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Hercules (1997)
Dumbo (1941)
Saludos Amigos (1943)
Oliver & Company (1988)
Melody Time (1948)
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Originally posted by littlefuzzy
yadaa yadaa, blah blah...
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42. Treasure Planet...
My five year old son would agree--as we were leaving the theater, he told me he didn't think we should EVER buy the dvd.

My rankings (I've seen most, but am only listing the top and bottom few):

1. Beauty and the Beast (great music, love the message)
2. Emperor's New Groove
3. Mulan
4. The Lion King
5. The Little Mermaid (great music, hate the message so much that I find myself lecturing to my kids about how bad it is.)
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41. Treasure Planet
42. Peter Pan (I just hate this movie. Not only is it embarrassing to have your kids sing "What makes the red man red," but the women are all bitchy except Wendy (who is too much of a mother figure for a girl her age.) Add in a man who refuses to grow up, and well . . . I just hate it.
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I personally feel that the issue is simple. Disney's first five films are their best, with no exceptions that I see. Not one of their other films has bettered the first five. So the arguement isn't which films are top five, but rather what order should they be in.

Those of you w/ only contemporary Disney films in your top five baffle me.

Second, anyone w/ Lilo and Stitch anywhere near their top 10 is nuts.

Here's my list:

1. Pinnochio
2. Fantasia
3. Snow White
4. Bambi
5. Dumbo

6. The Lion King
7. Sleeping Beauty
8. Lady and the Tramp
9. Peter Pan
10.Tarzan

Bottom of the list:
Mulan
Treasure Planet
The Emperor's New Groove
Winnie the Pooh (I nevered liked those characters)
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1. Aladdin
2. Little Mermaid
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40. Lilo and Stitch
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
The Lion King (1994)
The Jungle Book (1967)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Cinderella (1950)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Aladdin (1992)
101 Dalmatians (1961)
Tarzan (1999)
Dumbo (1941)
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Peter Pan (1953)
Bambi (1942)
Pinocchio (1940)
Mulan (1998)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
The Aristocats (1970)
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Oliver & Company (1988)
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Hercules (1997)
Pocahontas (1995)
Fantasia (1940)
The Rescuers (1977)
Robin Hood (1973)
Fantasia 2000 (2000)
Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
Melody Time (1948)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Make Mine Music (1946)
Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad (1949)
Saludos Amigos (1943)
The Three Caballeros (1945)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)




HATED
The Black Cauldron (1985)


Haven't seen
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Treasure Planet (2002)
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Either some of you people don't know what the world "Classic" means or to some of you, a film telling a tale of the 80's is not so different from a Western (They are both based on the world before you existed.)

How anyone could call Mulan a classic without being on the Disney payroll is beyond my undersatanding.

I'd have to say that even though Disney keeps refering to all of their animated films as Classics, only some of them really are in my point of view.

My top 5 would be made of : Pinnochio, Fantasia, Snow White, Bambi and Dumbo in that order.

They are the cornerstones of the DIsney feature animation production.

Then there are those more contemporary classics that include Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp and Cinderella which are truly unforgettable.

The modern Disney studio production did hit some high notes in the early 90's starting with Little Mermaid but then, there was Beauty and the Beast which is pretty good too and Aladdin which was truly funny and I still love to watch. And then came the Lion King which carries the germs of the Disney decadence that would follow.

Although I loved the animation of the main character in Tarzan and I think there were great moments in some other lesser entries, the "Disney Magic" died in a corporate hell probably forever.

Sad sad story...
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I've seen a lot more than I'm listing, but really all that matters is the top few anyway.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (first and still the best)
The Jungle Book (1967)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
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My God someone call a plumber.

There's a lot of up a lot of people's pipes in here.
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How anyone could call Mulan a classic without being on the Disney payroll is beyond my undersatanding.
Shouldn't that read: "How anyone could have an opinion of their own that doesn't mesh with mine is beyond my under-satan-ding."

Under Satan's ding?

Perhaps it is not for you to understand? I'm 32, well-versed in animation from Disney and beyond the Mouse, and think Mulan is a wonderful piece of entertainment. "Classic" is a phrase that can only be rendered with the application of time, but IMHO Mulan is certainly off to a good start.

Out of curiosity, why do you think Mulan is so horrible?

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i apologize for my wording of the thread title. this is the term i got from the ultimate disney site found in lb's sig. i think some of these are classics and others will be in the future. each has their place, fans, and bashers. ny choices are my own opinion, sometimes it is hard for others to accept that not everyone has to agree with their ramblings, but hey it is life.
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I think your wording is very clear and there's no need to apologize. Sure it's self-congratulatory for Disney to label these "Animated Classics" or "Animated Masterpieces", but those are the names applied to this list. The number of excellent films on the list isn't 100%, but the number of bad ones is a very small percentage, I feel.

Anyway, I definitely recommend checking out Pinocchio and while they're harder to track down, Jungle Book and 101 Dalmatians are both terrific too, from the ones you haven't seen!

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I forgot to put Aladdin near the top of my list. As for Mulan, I love it. It's got good songs, it's funny and heartwarming at the end, and Li Shang is really hot for a cartoon character. What's not to like?
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This is tough, I only ranked those I have seen within the past couple of years...

Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Dumbo (1941)
Aladdin (1992)
Bambi (1942)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Mulan (1998) -I also think is a great film
Pinocchio (1940)
The Lion King (1994)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Oliver & Company (1988)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The Jungle Book (1967)
101 Dalmatians (1961)
Hercules (1997)
Cinderella (1950)
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Tarzan (1999)
Peter Pan (1953)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Treasure Planet (2002)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Pocahontas (1995)
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Mulan would be at near the top of my list as well. Very under-rated film.

I LOVE "I'll Make a Man out of You" as well as the "honorable decision" scene. I am not a disney collector by any means, but I did get that limited edition statue for Christmas one year.

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The Lion King is my favorite. I think most people's opinion of Disney movies is formed for sentamental reasons. The Lion King was the first movie I took my son to.
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One of the biggest problems with Mulan is that from pre-release promotional material it appeared that the animators had integrated a flat chinese style artwork to the whole film (remember the awsome billboards?) When I saw the film I was disapointed that the animation looked more like an average cartoon, maybe even a little worse. After the spectacular excess of Hercules and Hunchback, Mulan just looked cheap.

I also hated Eddie Murphy and the songs were rotten.
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Fox and the Hound!

Currently holds the crown of 'Worst. Disney Movie. Ever.' in our household. My daughter loved it, but what a stinker.

Understand that I'm working my way through the catalog on DVD with my 2 year old. This is coloring my perception and vote. My current ranking of the films I've seen over and over and over are...

Tarzan - Very re-watchable (good music too)
Toy Story - Good but not as good as
Toy Story 2 - Very re-watchable
Bugs Life - Very re-watchable
Monster's Inc - Very re-watchable
Little Mermaid - Re-watchable
Dumbo - Wonderful little film
Pinocchio - Re-watchable
Lilo and Stitch - Beautiful, and re-watchable

Beauty and the Beast - Not as great as I remembered it being
Mulan - Nice film, becoming a favorite of my daughter's
Emperor's New Groove - Seems to be the most 'adult friendly' film, but not a favorite of my daughter's yet, so I can't tell if it will stand up as well as the above
Fantasia - I would have put this on the top of my list before I had my 2 year old, and while it is a technical achievement, not as re-watchable as the above
Fantasia 2000 - I actually found I enjoyed more than the original, but also not a good re-watcher.
Peter Pan - Not as good as I remembered
Aristocats - I hated this one when we first watched it, but it grew on me. Not a classic, but as my daughter's first favorite Disney film will always hold a place in my heart.
Hunchback - A bit too mature a movie for my 2 year old, but I think it will come into its own. Beautiful film.
Atlantis - Nice 2 disk set, but hasn't caught on with my daughter
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favourite top ten Disney films:

1. Pinocchio
2. Sleeping Beauty
3. 101 Dalmatians
4. Fantasia
5. Snow White
6. Emperor's New Groove
7. Hunchback of Notre Dame
8. Rescuers Down Under
9. Lilo and Stitch
10. Aladdin

Least favourite:
"Great Mouse Detective"
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My favorites (a jungle theme here):
The Jungle Book
Tarzan

Other top tier:
Lion King
Snow White
Pinocchio
Dumbo
Bambi
Peter Pan
Lady and the Tramp
101 Dalmatians
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
Aladdin
Cinderella

Middle tier:
Robin Hood - one of our kids favorites
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Fox and the Hound
Oliver & Company - another surprise favorite of the kids
Mulan

Wake me when it's over:
Pocahontas

Worst. Disney Movie. Ever.
Lilo and Stitch

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