More Gmail to give away!!!

I’ve got 4 more Gmail Invites to give away. Post your favorite Disney Animated Film and explain why in the comments below and I’ll send out Gmail invites to the best. (Best being purely subjective with me as the final and sole judge, of course.)

Thanks to everyone who played last time. I had a great time deciding whose stories were the best and

7 thoughts on “More Gmail to give away!!!”

  1. My favorite Disney animated feature is “Lilo and Stitch”. It was the first Disney movie I watched with my girlfriend of almost two years(she’s the biggest Disney-nut), and the thought of one day beginning an Ohana with her is the best dream in the world.

  2. “Robin Hood” is my favorite animated Disney movie. Every time I watch it, I remember being 5 or 6 and listening to the read-along record (which is a round black vinyl disc with sound recorded in grooves, it was bigger than a CD but held less information) while flipping through the book or drawing the characters with crayons. I’ve still got the book and the record in the basement, they’re both pretty beat up, but someday I’ll play the record for my kids.
    Turn the page when you hear Tinkerbell go tinkle-tinkle-tinkle.

  3. My absolute favorite Disney animated film (actually, favorite film of all), is Pinocchio. There are many, many reasons, but the main one is that it involves a unique story of love and affection between a father and son. There is no romantic love (other than Jiminy Cricket’s flirtatious ways…). As a kid watching LOTS of Disney films, I always understood the stories and the motivations of the characters… but I could never really identify with wanting to find someone and get married… ick. But wanting to be a real boy, and have a pet cat, fish, and an old father that made toys for a living? Now that’s something I can get on board with (especially as a 5 year-old).

    As a post-script, I have to say that on top of all that, the animation is absolute perfection. It’s the richest, most detailed imagery produced by Disney and the nine old men. Even the water splashing around Monstro is a work of art.

  4. It’s technically not Disney, but a bunch of Disney employees broke off specifically to make The Secret of Nimh, so it’s essentially Disney work. They basically stole the wonderful mouse animations (much better than even the most modern Mickey drawings) from The Rescuers, which were the best part of that movie, added a better plot instead of the traditional cute-cartoon-animals-providing-all-the-entertainment, and personally I’m impressed by the way they worked in the non-mouse characters always being in the background or half-visible. And this was the first major animated film to use “sparkly things” instead of pastel backgrounds all the time. From an aesthetic point of view, this is the best non-computer-animated film around.

  5. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” gets my vote on the strength of its literate heroine, Belle. She’s believable, she’s smart, and she’s determined. Her joyous reaction upon seeing the Beast’s gift of his library still brings tears of happiness to my eyes every time I view it. (Other points in favor of BatB: A villian you just love to hate; a prince who doesn’t look like the standard Disney prince, in either beastly or human form; and the glorious music of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. We still miss ye, Howard.)

  6. My favorite disney animated film is “The Fox And The Hound”. This was one of the first disney movies as a child i watched and reall got addicted to. i watched it when i was 5-10 years old and today i watch it. and me being a guy i even get choked up at the end of it. i always think back to that movie and it really gives you the idea of how important friends really are and how they are very valuable people. A++++ movie i think and a sad one along with it.


  7. My favorite is The Lion King as it deals with death and allowed my four year old nephew to understand the death of his grandmother in the simple way that small children need to understand things without getting overwhelmed by sadness and despair.

    The movie’s animation was a reminder that his family would adjust and protect him and that he would one day lead his own family, honoring commonly-held spiritual ideas without preaching.

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