One reason I really really want Spawnie to be a girl is because I really want to watch Disney movies with her. I know boys can like Disney movies too but I’m pretty sure that princesses are move of a girlie thing. But then again there are a bunch with boyish action and stuff. What do you think? Anyone out there have boys who like Disney movies?
I got to see The Princess and the Frog a week early thanks to a perk of my job… Advanced press screening!
While I really did enjoy it, it didn’t break my Disney top 5. I was SO EXCITED to see Disney go back to the hand-drawn characters, the musicals, the singing, dancing and color! Loved that. Loved that the princess was black (now COME ON Disney, make a Hispanic princess!), loved the New Orleans scene (that’s where my dad is from) but it didn’t make me cry from laughing or sadness… It didn’t break or melt my heart like some other Disney movies. I have to admit though.. I think part of it could be because my expectations were SO HIGH (and that I’d been anticipating it for over a year) and part of it could be because *gasp* … I’m not a little girl anymore.
But I can talk about Disney for days! I can out-play ANYONE at Disney Scene It. I’ll stand and correct you when you call “Anastasia,” “All Dogs Go to Heaven” or “Land Before Time” a Disney movie (cause they’re not.. Although I have those too!).I’ve collected 70-something Disney and Disney-Pixar Animated Classics (oh yes, did I mention I have the sequels too?) from Snow White on to Ratatouille. I just need Bolt, Wall-E, Up and I totally missed Meet the Robinsons (I found that one, I do have it! Watched it for the first time, it was great!). I also would LOVE to collect the Pixar short films! Boy will Spawnie have quite a collection… I’ll be HEARTBROKEN if (s)he doesn’t like it.Being the Disney freak that I am, I decided to rank my top ten Disney movies so you can get an idea as to where The Princess and the Frog fits…
10. Princess and the Frog ’09: Not too bad at all, it made my top 10. I’m being kind of generous. But I really could stop smiling at the beautiful characters and their cute accents and the music! My dad is from New Orleans too so I felt a special connection with the people. Aww. Love! Oh… But don’t get surprised like me… This fact ALMOST ruiened the movie for me. When you think of Tiana (the princess) don’t think “Jasmine” think “Belle” or “Cinderella.” There… Not giving too much away 🙂
9. Lady and the Tramp ’55: This is the oldest movie on my list. One of the original classics I LOVED and will always love… In fact, I watched it a few months ago and loved it just as much. Snoop also loves this movie.. I think the dog barking noises are actually real cause he totally likes watching this!
7. The Little Mermaid ’89: This was the first Disney movie… Or movie period, I can remember seeing and understanding in the theater. I left wanting to be a mermaid and I did become one… For Halloween my Kindergarten year. I had the red wig and all.
6. Beauty and the Beast ’91: I swear this movie was my entertainment for at least an entire summer. I was one of those kids who could watch the same movie over and over and over and love it each and every time. My sister and I would sct out the characters, running around and singing the songs in our basement.
5. Pocahontas ’95: I know… How can this be above #6? Well, this movie to me was inspiring. A brave brown girl stopping a war between two groups of people… Ok, maybe it didn’t exactly go down that way in real life, but I loved the movie nonetheless. Still do, and I love the love connection with John Smith.
4. Mulan ’98: Once again, I know my taste in Disney Classics may be different than other’s but I LOVED Mulan.. Still do. Mushu was hilarious, Mulan was so pretty, loved her singing.. Loved ALL of the songs! I can put that movie in today and still die laughing through it. it’s also very touching and has a good message.
3. Tarzan ’99: This one is about a tie with Mulan. I LOVE the music in Tarzan probably more than any other Disney movie, however there’s one song I hate so much I almost want to fast forward through it. I love the mother-son connection though, and I like that little boys could like it too. It also makes me tear up!! LOVE this movie.
2. Aladdin ’92: Who doesn’t like this movie? It was on TV a few weeks ago and my husband actually watched it with me. I have this entire movie memorized, love the music, love the humor, love the love! And can’t I have a genie?!
And no surprise to many # 1. The Lion King ’94: This I think will forever be my favorite Disney movie. I will be SO HAPPY if Disney can one day top this but I’m not sure that’s possible. The gut-wrenching plot was enough to bring me to tears time and time again before I was 10 (why do they do that to kids?) and time and time again even today (but it could be the hormones). I can recite this entire movie no problem.The 3-5th grade I had an entire collection of Lion King attire… Clothing, book bag, lunch box, toys. I don’t know how many times we went to Burger King for those collectible cards and figurines. I was obsessed… And obviously still am.
Honorable mentions: Wall-E, Finding Nemo, The Emperors New Groove.
I’m hoping Disney movies are fun for babies to watch cause I’m already envisioning Fantasia lullabying Spawnie to sleep.
What are your favorite Disney movies?
Now that I have movies squared away though I think I’m on to books. Good children’s book recommendations?
PS: I Promise my next post will be about Snoop knowing I’m pregnant, a few people have asked me about that!