Saturday, February 12, 2011

All the Best Disney Films Were Made Before I Was Born! (Part I: #30-21)

As I was ranking films, I discovered that it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. For starters, I’m (obviously) a Disney nut, so I love most all the films. Also I found it hard to distinguish why I loved the movies. Were they childhood favorites that I don’t enjoy as much now? Did I see them once as a child and remember talking about them after but don’t recall much about them as an adult? Were these movies that I've now seen and fallen in love with as an adult? How do you combine those loves into one list? Disney has always been a part of my life. These movies all made it a little more magical and a lot more memorable.

In my last post I mentioned that I realized that many of my favorite Disney films were made before I was born in 1983. This list is the bottom 10 in my Top 30 Live Action & Animated Disney Films. (Omissions from this list are still loved by me because I am almost convinced Disney cannot make a bad movie. The one HUGE exception to this belief will be mentioned/vented about in a later blog post.)

#30: Fantasia (1940) – This movie gave me nightmares/hallucinations because when I watched it as a small child I was super sick with a high fever. Nonetheless it’s iconic and deserves a spot on this list.

#29: Pinocchio (1940) – You’re going to disagree with me, and I’m going to get razzed for this, but I’ve always thought Pinocchio was a “stupid little wooden boy.” I just don’t enjoy this film much, but I always loved Jiminy Cricket.

#28: Dumbo (1941) – I’ve never been into this film. It’s sweet, but it’s not a favorite. Maybe Mom didn't show it to me enough as a child. After all, she loves giraffes, not elephants. There is something cute about a tiny elephant with HUGE ears though.

#27: Bambi (1942) – Surrounding the sadness of Bambi being orphaned we get a cute bunny and an adorable skunk who allow this movie to even make it to my list.

#26: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) – By now you’re alarmed that I’ve put all the classic animated films at the bottom of my list. I won’t apologize for that. I look most like Snow White and enjoy the idea of her. The Evil Queen is one of my favorite villains, but there are just so many movies I like more!

#25: The Ugly Dachshund (1966) – This and the next movie I don’t remember much about except that as a little girl I loved them! I’ve always been an animal lover.

#24: That Darn Cat! (1966)

#23: Freaky Friday (1976) – Who didn’t wonder what it would be like to switch places with your parents?

#22: The Jungle Book (1967) – My 4th grade chorus sang “I Wanna Be Like You”. We rocked it.

#21: The Sword in the Stone (1963) – I honestly need to watch this movie again. I just remember they kept changing into various animals at one point in the movie. I always enjoy trying to pull the sword from the stone at Walt Disney World.

I promise my rankings reasons will get more in depth the more I love the movies. :) In a couple of days I’ll post #20 – 11. So far how do you think I’ve done? Are you ready to rake me over the coals for putting your favorite old time Disney movies at the very end of my list? Feel free to let me know in the comments section.


  1. I LOVE the "The Ugly Dachshund"!!! It's completely cheesy, but I'm with you...animal lover.

    If you're in the mood for a feel good movie one night....I'd totally recommend revisiting it!

  2. I need to watch some of these, especially that one, again for sure. I just don't remember them well at all.