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#30 - Cinderella (1950)
I have no doubt that Cinderella is a great achievement, and has a large reach across popular culture. However the film itself doesn't really work for me, as with other "classic" princess films, predominantly because I find Cinderella herself so uninspiring. Still a very good film though.
#29 - One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961)
Cruella de Vil is on the shortlist for the greatest villain within all of these films. And to a (too) large degree she overshadows everything else going on in the film.
#28 - The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Consensus for this on Rotten Tomatoes is "A decent take on the legend of King Arthur, The Sword in the Stone suffers from relatively indifferent animation, but its characters are still memorable and appealing. " I can't disagree with any of that.
Prince Naveen (initially) is very much the anti-Prince Charming, and Tiana is much more engaging than Cinderella, yet there's only a couple of places difference between the two films. Ultimately the ending didn't quite work for me. Having said that, it wouldn't take much to convince me to bump it up several positions. Fantastic animation, with some very dark (for Disney) imagery.
#26 - Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Another film where I suspect I have a higher regard than most do. "I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought through..." alone places it over many of the films below.
#25 - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad (1949)
One of the stronger of Disney's package films. Part of me wishes that "Wind and the Willows" received a full feature length Disney presentation. The Sleepy Hollow half of the story is certainly worth viewing, creating some genuine tension and not overstaying its welcome
#24 - Fantasia 2000 (1999)
#23 - Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
#22 - The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
I avoided seeing this for ages due to the period it was released in, and generally not being a fan of David Spade. However I was pleasantly surprised (on both counts). Add in the fact that Patrick Warburton's voice work as Kronk is worth watching this film for in and of itself. A huge step up from many of those released around the same time.
#21 - Winnie the Pooh (2011)
I still smirk thinking of Owl's wonderful speech to inspire Piglet to go through "Through a dark wood fraught with peril, on a mission of life or death."
#20 - Dumbo (1941)
#19 - Big Hero 6 (2014)
#18 - Mulan (1998)
#17 - The Little Mermaid (1989)
#16 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
#15 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Finally - Stirling Holloway as Winnie the Pooh. The moment where Piglet described the house Eeyore has found for Owl as the best house in the world always gets to me.
#14 - Bambi (1942)
#13 - Aladdin (1992)
Aladdin-Jasmine relationship, and the means of defeating Jafar is awfully convenient. But really, this is nitpicking - I should be heaping praise on the songs, the animation, and most significantly Robin Williams' voice work.
#12 - Alice in Wonderland (1951)
There have been so many adaptations of "Through the Looking Glass" and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" over the years, but this is the standard bearer for mine. Musically, there is a lot going on in this film (more songs were written for this than any other Disney film) - "The Unbirthday Song" being the obvious highlight. Bonus points in that I don't think of Winnie the Pooh when seeing the Cheshire Cat on screen,
#11 - Fantasia (1940)
#10 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
With one of those memes going around last year (Disney: Hunger Games), a friend of mine suggested Snow White and The Prince would win as "Snow White is one tough lady". No… good at cooking/cleaning, but not a great heroine in the same sense that Mulan or Bella are. The dwarves (particularly Grumpy) are the real heroes of this film, with so much emotion and individuality captured amongst them, you feel their anguish, more than Snow White's peril. That said, it doesn't stop this being a great film On rewatching it, I'd forgotten how violent the Queen's end is. Also, in case anyone cares, it was not the first animated feature film (that would be the lost Argentinian film, The Apostle) (why, yes, I am still bitter about a number of trivia nights on this point).
#9 - Wreck-it Ralph (2012)
#8 - Lilo & Stitch (2002)
#7 - The Lion King (1994)
#6 - Tangled (2010)
#5 - Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Love is foregoing the last bit of garlic bread, slice of pizza or, in this case, meatball.
#4 - Frozen (2013)
#3 - Sleeping Beauty (1959)
I first watched this as part of a Disney binge on a recent international flight. Not ideal conditions - but I was awed. Not just the beautiful animation, there's a villain who stands out without overshadowing, a Prince who is more than just a means to a better life, and comic relief that didn't make me cringe. By far the best of the classic "Princess" films, and a classic in its own right.
#2 - Pinocchio (1940)
greatest animated film of all time by Time Out. I don't quite agree, but this is a superb film, with great animation, memorable songs, and classic characters.
#1 - Beauty and the Beast (1991)