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Disney Days 2

Philippe!
Philippe!

Since I missed Movie Quote Monday this week, I had a hankering for some lovely Disney pictures.  And what better place to go for those than to my Photographer Friend!

Trust in me...
Trust in me…
...too much trust.
…too much trust.
I was there the day this was taken! I was not brave enough to climb up to the cave, though. It was high, and I was getting married in three days, so I was avoiding injury.
I was there the day this was taken!  Scar was a little cranky we bothered him. 
Ooh de laly!
Ooh de laly!
"Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow!" "I don't have a cow!"
“Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow!”
“I don’t have a cow!”
Look at the reflection in the pendulum. XD
Look at the reflection in the pendulum. XD
Two kinds of street rats
Two kinds of street rats

My Photographer also has some non-Disney photos… I know, not exactly “Disney housewife-y,” but trust me, you’ll like these.

Let me be your wings..
Let me be your wings..
Toothless!
Toothless!

Link to my original post with more of this photographer’s work here.

Happy Disney Days!

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30 Day Challenge

What makes it a ‘Classic?’ – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 16

Today begs the unavoidable questions: what makes a Disney movie “Classic”?

Is it the older form of animation, all done by hand?

Or perhaps it requires it to be a musical, with at least three or four big numbers.

Must it be a princess movie, or can the dudes and families rule, too?

Left without a clear idea, I turned to one of my trusted sources:

Wikipedia.

No, really, it’s rather reliable when it comes to films and fandoms.  Trust me, if you post something incorrectly Continue reading “What makes it a ‘Classic?’ – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 16”

30 Day Challenge

My first ever Disney movie – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 15

How many of you remember the first movie you ever saw in theaters?  Anyone?

Well if you do, you are lucky.  Because I know which movie I first saw in theaters, and it was also my first Disney movie (that I know of, unless mom had me watch a Disney movie at home, before I was two, without my knowledge.  Sneaky.)

But though I know what my first Disney flick was, I don’t remember going to see it at all.  But since I trust my mother on this one, seeing as her mind was much more developed in 1992 than mine was, we’ll go with her memory banks.

First ever Disney movie: Aladdin

Apparently, my first Disney movie at 2 years old.
Apparently, my first Disney movie.

 According to reliable sources (aka mom & dad) my dad took me to see this, my first movie in a theater!

Come to think of it, maybe that’s why it’s still one of my favorites, and has my favorite Disney kiss, one of my favorite princesses…

Maybe why I have a thing for Disney thieves…

But I digress.

And I must give a nod to the first Disney movie I remember seeing in theaters, though of course by the time it came out, I was well into my career-level of Disney movie-watching, with dozens of rounds of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White under my belt.

First Disney Movie I remember seeing in theaters:

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii  don't know what they're SAYYYINNNNGGGG, but let's all sing aloooonnngggg…..
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii don’t know what they’re SAYYYINNNNGGGG, but let’s all sing aloooonnngggg…..

 

There were a lot of runs for more popcorn when we went to see this, that much I remember.  And that’s about it, besides a vague recollection of sitting next to my mom and seeing lions and Zazu on the screen.

Zazu
Gee, I wonder where my lifelong love of snarkiness came from? *Bazinga*

Of course, I’ve now seen this movie around 100 times (thanks, little sister!) and know the music and words by heart–thank you Elton John!

(*cough*Of course this is only his second-best animated musical… Dreamworks’ El Dorado was amazing, *cough cough*)

What was your first Disney movie?  I’m always curious how some people got to adulthood, let alone ten, before ever seeing a Disney masterpiece.  Whether you were itty-bitty, or not-so itty-bitty, I’d love to know what your first Disney experience was! 

 

30 Day Challenge

Favorite Disney Kiss – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 14

Snogging.

Macking.

Smooching.

K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

Honestly, I forgot this was a category.  And there are so many Disney kisses, yet so little time!  No time to address the important questions, like…

Since when is an under-developed character kissing a ‘dead’ girl completely acceptable?

"It was in the original fairy tale, so a little necrophelia is ok!"
“But, he’s a prince!”     “It’s creepy.”       “It was in the original fairy tale!!”         “Oh, well, that’s ok, then.”

Why does no one remember how desperate Ariel was?

Lessons
Really, does no one else remember Eric pulling away here? #desperateteenager #resepectyourfather #terribleDisneymorals

Why is this still so cute…

"Aww, look at the cute little puppies, accidentally human-smooching!"
“Aww, look at the cute little puppies, accidentally human-smooching!”

…yet as an adult, this makes you want to cringe?

Wait, feel the WHAT tonight?  Ahhh, cover the children's eyes!!!
Wait, feel the WHAT tonight? Ahhh, children, avert your eyes!!!

And, of course, what we were all thinking at the end of Beauty and the Beast…

"Are you sure that's the same guy, Belle?  I wouldn't kiss him until you're sure, he looks REALLY weird."
“Are you sure that’s the same guy, Belle? I wouldn’t kiss him until you’re sure, he looks REALLY weird.  I mean, Beast wasn’t exactly blonde…”

But I digress.

FAVORITE DISNEY KISS

Honorable mention: Eugene Fitzherbert and Rapunzel

Eugene lives!
Eugene lives!  

You remember the moment.  We all thought he was dead, an entire college auditorium fell silent with tears, and several burly guys around us whispered, “But this is a Disney movie!”

And then sheer joy at Flynn/Eugene’s resurrection!  And we were all rewarded with the couple’s long awaited,

we-knew-it-was-coming-at-some-point-because-it-is-a-Disney-movie kiss.

But it’s not my favorite.

I realized, I love this kiss, by my favorite part of this scene is right here:

That hug.
That hug.

I don’t have a single snarky comment for that embrace.  It’s sheer joy, relief, and love all wrapped into one.  They’re just so happy he’s alive, the kiss is kind of an afterthought.

Favorite Kiss: Aladdin & Jasmine

The Disney kiss to measure all other Disney kisses.
The Disney kiss by which to measure all other Disney kisses.

This is the Disney kiss I watched over and over again as a kid.  Obviously it made quite the impression on me.

I love how it’s really Carpet’s idea to make the new couple smooch.

The look of surprise on both Aladdin and Jasmine’s face, which fades from “Wait, what?!” into “Oh, nope, this is good, kissing is good.  I can kiss more. “

Love it.

Oh, and about those weird Disney kisses you forgot about…

Bet you forgot this one, didn't ya?
Made ya look!

Personal recommendation: If you decide to google “Disney kisses” for whatever purposes, don’t go past page two or three, lest you wander into dark alleys of the internet.  *Shiver.*

 

30 Day Challenge, Music

Favorite Love Song – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 11

At last!  A day of the challenge that is really easy.

Technically, I See the Light is a love song, but it is also about finding a dream.  And since it is my favorite song in yesterday’s post, I’ve picked another love song that is just lovely.

Love Goes On-Robin Hood

I know what you’re thinking.  “Man, this girl really likes her obscure Disney!”

Which I do.

But this song has always been a favorite, and one that comes to mind whenever I think “Disney Love Song.”

Honorable mentions:

Bella Notte-Lady & the Tramp

So This Is Love-Cinderella

A Whole New World-Aladdin

Kiss the Girl-The Little Mermaid (only because I like to squack Scuttle’s part)

30 Day Challenge

Favorite Heroine & Favorite Prince – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Days 3-4

Sadly, I was not able to post day 3 of the Disney Challenge.  I was on the road all day to help out family, and didn’t get any time to post before I fell asleep way earlier than I meant to!

But now that I am back, without further ado, here is days 3 and 4 of the Disney 30 Day Challenge!

 Day 3: Your favorite heroine.  

I have to go with my childhood favorite:

Brave. Pretty. Paints with wind.
~Brave. Pretty. Paints with wind.~

Pocahontas

Hands down, my childhood favorite.  She risked everything to protect her love, her people, and her values.  

But I have a confession to make.

I think Mulan is much more deserving of being the best Disney heroine.

Tougher, willing to risk even her own life for honor and for her people, especially when told to back down.
Tough, willing to risk even her own life for honor and for her people, especially when told to back down.

Gaining the respect of an entire nation that believes women should be seen and not heard is amazing. Pocahontas didn’t break the mold of her people as much as Mulan did.  But, Pocahontas is my life-long favorite, so she wins the title of “Favorite Heroine.”

Day 4: Your favorite prince. 

Aladdin

Aladdin

Absolute favorite.  (I’m sorry, Flynn.  I love you, too.)  He’s adorable, protects others because it’s the right thing to do (remember those kids at the beginning of the movie?), and is brave.  Yeah he’s a thief, but so are a lot of good Disney guys.  He’s just keeping good company with Robin Hood and Flynn Rider.

Plus, he really loves Jasmine, in the I’d-do-anything-for-you kind of way.  He knew he couldn’t marry her, a princess, when Jafar sent him away.  He could have gone on to live his life anywhere after that.  But he came back, rescued Jasmine, defeated Jafar, and was ready to accept the fact that they couldn’t be together, sad as it was.  He is just an overall really good guy, minus the thief thing.

The only thing that could make him better?  Put the “Proud of Your Boy” song into the animated movie and re-release it.  I would pay big bucks to have that song in the movie!

Do you have a favorite heroine or prince?  (C’mon, everyone has a favorite Disney prince.  Don’t deny it.)  Leave a note and let me know!