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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:32 am 
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On December 21st 2017 my partner and I watched Snow White and decided to start watching all the movies in chronological order until December 31st 2018.

We decided to limit ourselves to:

57 Disney Animated Classics. (From Snow White until Ralph Breaks The Internet)
33 Disney Animated Sequels.
20 Pixar Animated Movies. (From Toy Story until The Incredibles 2)
10 Live Action/Hybrid Movies & Others.
Total 120 movies.

There were a bunch of these we had never seen yet and a lot we had only seen once during its theatrical release (mainly Pixars).
I also decided to rank the classics and pixars, but not the non-classic sequels.

Due to a 5-week trip to Disney World, we didn't manage the December 31st deadline, but we managed to watch the remaining few this week.

If you guys are interested in could post my rankings list with some commentary on a few of them, because I'm sure some of my opinions will be controversial.
I also hope this is the right place to post something like this, otherwise a moderator should feel free to put in the right spot.

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Category: Live Action/Hybrid & Other
1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Frankenweenie
3. Enchanted
4. Bedknobs & Broomsticks
5. The Reluctant Dragon
6. So Dear To My Heart
7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
8. Mary Poppins
9. Pete's Dragon
10. Song Of The South

Category: Pixar
1. Coco
2. Toy Story 3
3. Monsters Inc.
4. Ratatouille
5. Cars
6. Up
7. Inside Out
8. Brave
9. The Good Dinosaur
10. Cars 3
11. Toy Story 2
12. Finding Nemo
13. Toy Story
14. Wall-E
15. Finding Dory
16. Cars 2
17. A Bug's Life
18. The Incredibles 2
19. The Incredibles
20. Monsters University

Category: Disney Animated Classics

Overall List


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:49 am 
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Go for it! I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:42 pm 
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You've got me interested!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:08 pm 
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Yes, please! I love reading reviews and seeing how people rank Disney films. Looking forward to it!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:51 pm 
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Super excited for this! I'd love to read your reviews.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:27 pm 
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Great guys!

I'll try to post every Friday when it's my day off. :wave:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:17 am 
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So, I divided all the movies we watched into 4 categories. 1 = Live Action Hybrids & Other. 2 = Pixar Animated Movies. 3 = Disney Animated Classics (US List) and 4 would be the sequels. Now, I'm not going to rank the sequels as they are all pretty bad and some even atrocious, with maybe 1 or 2 exceptions.

So the first list will be the top 10 Live Action, Hybrids & Other.

10. Song Of The South (1946)
We had never watched this movie before, but of course had heard everything about it and been wanting to see it for many years. We finally bought a bootleg copy from Ebay with 5 discs (different versions, extras, So Dear To My Heart and the soundtrack). It's a great set for a bootleg and probably the only way to obtain the movie for the foreseeable future. My partner (Gus) loves Splash Mountain and I really like the Zip-A-De-Do-Dah song. However, we both were pretty disappointed after watching the movie. Maybe we expected something more shocking after all the hype and the bans by Disney. Still great we have seen it though, but don't know how many times it will be re-watched.

9. Pete's Dragon (1977)
I want to like this movie, but just don't. The kid is pretty annoying and the hillbilly family even more so. Elliott is fun though and every other story line is okay to watch. The songs aren't that great either. I would prefer the recent remake over the original.

8. Mary Poppins (1964)
There's not a lot wrong with Poppins, it just feels all over the place and a little on the long side. The songs feel a little forced as well lyrically. I do really enjoy the Step in Time sequence. We did watch the 'sequel' this month and enjoyed it as well, but it's a little unnecessary.

7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
It's a fun movie, but a little dated and Roger is also a pretty annoying character. All the cameos and the villains and the story are pretty cool though. And ofcourse...Jessica Rabbit is awesome. Just remember: she's not bad, she's just drawn that way.

6. So Dear To My Heart (1948)
This movie was included with the Song Of The South bootleg set I bought, so we decided to watch it and were surprised we both enjoyed it over SOTS. It's a cute little chaste movie. Very Christian, sunday afternoon vibe it gave me, with a nostalgic feel even though we both had never seen it before.

5. The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
Included as an extra on the Ichabod/Fun And Fancy Free double set. I do enjoy this one for some reason as it's nothing special. That dragon is waaaay over the top though! :D

4. Bedknobs & Broomsticks (1971)
It's a fun movie, although I'll admit it's a little all over the place and on the long-ish side. I do enjoy the story and the acting though.

3. Enchanted (2007)
Maybe it's because it's a more recent movie with a bigger budget or advanced technology, but I really like this movie and think it's cute. I love Amy Adams as Giselle. I do think it's a shame they under used Idina Menzel though. I wonder if the sequel ever gets made....

2. Frankenweenie (2012)
1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Maybe it's cheating to include Frankenweenie and Nightmare in this list, but didn't know where else to include them.
I do like FW's story and it gets me teary-eyed every time, despite the crude animations. And what can I say about Nightmare? It's just a classic in my opinion and a great movie, although it does lag at a few moments. Or maybe I like these movies, because I have a soft spot for Catherine O'Hara. :)

I will include these movies in my overall ranking, to see where I'd put them with the other Disney movies.

Next up will be the Pixar List, Top 20-11, which I will post this Monday.



Feel free to discuss my ranking of these movies, whether you agree or not, or post your own ranking of these movies. :wave:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:34 am 
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Awesome, I like how your rankings are not the usual thing and are unique! It's very interesting you didn't like Mary Poppins that much but think Frankenweenie is second! I guess you have a thing for darkness and Tim Burton! I love Enchanted so much too, glad it's so high! I have never seen So Dear to My Heart, I'm glad you liked it so much, maybe I need to see it. And I'm glad you didn't like Song of the South that much because I really don't like that movie very much. I just look for the good in it because some of my friends like it. And there is good in it, I am just not a big fan.

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Disney Duster wrote:
And I'm glad you didn't like Song of the South that much because I really don't like that movie very much. I just look for the good in it because some of my friends like it. And there is good in it, I am just not a big fan.



Thanks for your response! Glad you liked most of my ranking... :)

I want to make clear though, that the reason I did not like Song Of The South has nothing to do with any of the supposed racist interpretations. I did not feel the movie was overtly racist.
The reason I didn't like was perhaps more because I expected to be shocked more after everything I had read about the movie.... :D


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I just find the movie to be uninteresting with not really anything endearing in it. I suppose there is some charm to Remus and the animated parts and the little girl having her dress get muddy and being sad.

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So, this list will be my Pixar top 20-11. I will start by saying I'm not a huge Pixar fan and the only two movies I physically own on blu-ray are Brave, Coco and the three Short Collections. Most of these I had never even seen before, or just once in theaters when they were released.


Category: Pixar - Part 1

20. Monsters University (2013)
Just...no. I really liked the first movie (much to my surprise, as I expected I wouldn't), but this sequel/prequel is just a mess and incredibly not funny imo.

19. The Incredibles (2004)
Didn't care for it. And didn't understand the hype and following this movie has.

18. The Incredibles 2 (2018)
Slightly more enjoyable than the first one for me, but still at the bottom of the list.

17. A Bug's Life (1998)
Enjoyable movie, but pretty forgettable. Seemed more like a Dreamworks movie or something.

16. Cars 2 (2011)
Felt more like a direct-to- DVD sequel. I mean, there were some fun parts, but overall not very good.

15. Finding Dory (2016)
Classic case of too much of a good thing will kill you. They take the arguably best part of the first movie and give it an entire movie for herself. Best part of this movie is Sigourney Weaver. 8)

14. Wall-E (2008)
I want to really like this movie. I remember watching it in theaters when it was released, knowing nothing about it and being amazed. But with every re-watch the movie feels like two movies in one that are severely disconnected from each other. I prefer the first half of the movie though.

13. Toy Story (1995)
It's a nice movie, but perhaps a little dull, compared to the sequels. Not an absolute worst, but also kinda forgettable. I honestly don't remember much from what happened in this movie.

12. Finding Nemo (2003)
Another movie that's enjoyable, but the incredible hype this movie got, killed it for me. People pretending like it's an absolute masterpiece and the best movie ever made, just made me dislike the movie more. There are too many annoying characters in this movie for me. Like I said, it's enjoyable and don't mind watching it, but it will never be one of my favorites.

11. Toy Story 2 (1999)
Enjoyed this more than the first one. I liked the Jessie/Bullseye story and Zurg scenes. It seemed more fun than the first and more, uhmm, big on the adventure.

Once again, these are just my short ramblings for each movie and feel free to agree or disagree with me or post your own rankings for these movies.

I will post my Top 10 Pixar movies on Friday. :wave:


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I'm not a huge pixar fan myself and personally I think pixar is overrated. However my favorites are different than yours.
WALL-E is my favorite Pixar film and I like both halfs, I don't feel like they are disconnected from each other.
The Incredibles is one of my favorites as well because of its tight script and realistically flawed characters.
I like Brave as well and while I don't think it's the greatest film out there, I do think people are way too hard on it than it deserves. Which is why I consider it an underrated film.
Coco is another one I like because its a celebration of culture, music and colors. It's really great.

I don't really care about the rest though, some are good, some are not, but I don't really have a fondness to them. I much prefer WDAS's films, especially the traditionally animated ones.


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Category: Pixar - Part 2

10. Cars 3 (2017)
It was a fun movie, albeit predictable and by the numbers.

9. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
I really liked this movie when I watched it when it was released and not understand the bad reviews this got. Now, on a re-watch I must adjust my rating somewhat. It feels longer than it is and that's usually a sign something's not right.

8. Brave (2012)
Another one I had pretty high ranked after watching it in theaters, but now I'm not sure. Visually it's a great movie, but the movie itself...

7. Inside Out (2015)
Did not care for this movie initially but now that I've seen it a second time, I kinda liked it and actually got emotional during a scene or two. Might be a movie that needs to grow on me with multiple re-watches.

6. Up (2009)
Pretty much the same story as with Inside Out. Did not care for it in theaters and thought it was pretty boring. When we watched it again, a couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed myself. It's a sad story of heartbreak and pain. Something I didn't really catch up on the first viewing.

5. Cars (2006)
I actually saw this when it was released and fell asleep after the first 20 or so minutes. I always blamed the movie for that, but I guess I just had a long day and was tired. So re-watching it again with zero expectations, was a good thing. Loved it!

4. Ratatouille (2007)
I really like the style of this movie and the French sub-tones. I don't enjoy the side stories with the boss and the critic as much, but the rest of the movie is pretty great.

3. Monsters Inc. (2001)
I had never seen this movie and only knew it from trailers of Disney Infinity or the Laugh Floor ride at WDW and I hated all of this, so I was really reluctant to watch this, but loved it! The movie is completely different from all the things I was thought it to be.

2. Toy Story 3 (2010)
This movie was great, even if just for the scene near the end when they're about to be demolished. That scene will haunt me forever.

1. Coco (2017)
Loved it. It did all the right things for me at the right times. Just the right amount of humor when it was needed, just the right amount of emotions. I remember being in Spain when I was a very small boy and they were also celebrating Dia de Las Muertas and it scared the bejeezus out of me. But it always stayed with me and intrigued me, so I was really excited when I found out they were making a movie about it and that the lead would be a boy, after a few movies with a girl as lead. Visually it's a also a great movie and it was a blast watching this in IMAX theaters.


As always, feel free to agree or disagree and share your opinions or ranking. :)

Next week I will start with my Disney Animated Classics list...


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I’m glad I’m not the only Monsters, Inc. fan who hate hate hates the sequel. I love Toy Story 3 and Inside Out. Coco and Ratatouille are good films, too.

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