-A few specific parts of Dumbo's "Pink Elephants"
sequence I've always found fascinating. One was with the freaky desert portion, with the elephant camel, cobra, and harem dancer. The other part was the two elephants dancing with a lightning bolt, which morphs into a group dance.
Joe Grant and Dick Huemer must've really loved those surreal sequences. They used it again for Der Fueher's Face, a similar build-up was used for the end of Alice in Wonderland, and yet another sequence was proposed for Lady and the Tramp.
-A major part of why I like The Little Mermaid is because of Ariel's hair
. Glen Keane is very good at animating hair, so it was only appropriate that he would design Rapunzel many years later. Ariel's hair is always so lush, on both land and at sea, almost functioning as a character in itself.
-I've always liked how a few of Disney's heroines were barefoot
. I'm not a nut about this like some folks at DeviantArt, but it's a large part of what makes Rapunzel such an adorable character. It underlined a layer of innocence and naturalism, and in the case of Eilonwy (based from pre-production art), a desire to break from the norm.
-As a kid, I sorta had a cartoon crush
on Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Her poofy dress might've been the main reason, and for another, I think having it blue was just a good color choice. I also like how in some print versions, she has red-striped stockings.
Disney has been criticized for making their human characters too "realistic". But they've always had such specifically-appealing design choices that their characters always looked better than their live-action references. Whenever I see a picture of Kathryn Beaumont dressed as Alice, I always pay attention to how her hair isn't nearly as lush as Alice's hair.
-For some Disney films, like Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi, Alice in Wonderland, and 101 Dalmatians, I generally enjoyed the scope of the characters' adventures
, and how believable they were. As a kid, I had a dumbass tendency to act out all of my favorite parts from those movies.
-Many villain scenes
that probably weren't intended to be funny and probably gave normal children nightmares I find laughing my ass off.
Some include Stromboli's methodical and boisterous plans for Pinocchio, where he throws a hatchet into an already-butchered puppet, and The Coachman's letting Foulfellow and Gideon in on his secret enterprise. For the latter, it showed how Foulfellow and Gideon were really small-time crooks compared to the people they kept feeding Pinocchio to.
I also enjoyed Jafar and Iago's banter, particularly when Iago lays out Jafar's plan to take over the kingdom. Iago wouldn't have been nearly as funny if Gilbert Gottfried didn't voice him.
-The music in Lady and the Tramp
. My most favorite composition is played after "Bella Note", where the Tramp tries to persuade Lady into exploring the world. It's very reflective, somewhat melancholic, and one I often think of when I'm taking a walk, or just thinking to myself.