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.*

 

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30 Day Challenge, Weddings

Favorite Original Character – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 9

This one is so easy compared to the others.

So, so easy.

No, not the horse. The guy behind the horse.
No, not the horse. The guy behind the horse.

Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert

Just pick your favorite name for him.

Apparently Disney put together a council of women to have "hot guy meetings" to come up with this lovely face.
Apparently, Disney put together a council of women to have “hot guy meetings” to come up with this lovely face. They did well.

“But wait!” you might say, “Rapunzel had a prince in her original story!  He’s not Disney original.”

Well, yes, but that was a prince along the lines of Snow White’s singing kisser (really, those are the only two things he does in the film).  He shows up, falls in love, doesn’t say much but is a nice, loyal guy.

Flynn/Eugene was completely created by the Disney peeps to replace the boring prince from the Rapunzel fairy tales.

So he wins being my favorite original character.  Here’s why: Continue reading “Favorite Original Character – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 9”

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Favorite Villain – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 8

Ah, so many good villains to choose from… Well, villains who are good at being bad, anyway.  I have several honorable mentions, so let’s start with those.

Honorable Mention 1:

Scar

Sibling rivalry can go WAY too far. 

Scar gets a lot of villain points for having a really good plan in place, and for his dramatic flair.  “Be Prepared” is one of my favorite Disney Villain songs, and actually helps get you moving when housework calls.

"Be prepared for sensational news…"
“Be prepared for sensational news…”

And of course, he’s voice by Jeremy Irons, who actually sings Scar’s parts.  Oh yeah.

Lesson learned: Don’t trust the important jobs to your henchmen, er, hench-hyenas.

Honorable Mention 2:

Maleficent

Literally the Mistress of Evil.
Literally the Mistress of Evil.

Extra villain points for the creepy crow familiar, and for awesome magic powers.

But seriously, why get so ticked off about not being invited to the party?

(Actually, Tumblr answered that question…)

Thanks, Tumblr.
Thanks, Tumblr.

And now, for my favorite Disney Villain…

Mother Gothel

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This woman’s got skills.  And she didn’t start out completely evil…

…just really, REALLY creepy.
…just really, REALLY creepy.
She wasn't even going to take Rapunzel at first.
She wasn’t even going to take Rapunzel at first.  Just cut off her hair.  Of course, that plan failed. 

Mother Gothel is a brainwashing genius.

With a flair for the dramatic.
With a flair for the dramatic.
Lotsa flair.
Lotsa flair.

Not only has she fooled Rapunzel, she even manages to fool the audience for a little while.

Look closely, she's looking at herself!
Look closely, she’s looking at herself!

Mother Gothel is so good that it almost seems she believes her own lies.

As evidenced by this look of shock when Rapunzel realizes she is the lost princess.  Mother Gothel's face reads "Oh crap, there goes my entire life."
As evidenced by this look of shock when Rapunzel realizes she is the lost princess. Mother Gothel’s face reads “Oh crap, there goes my entire life.”
This really made me laugh, but again, great manipulator.
This really made me laugh, but again, great manipulator.

And why everyone loves to hate her:

One of the few villains to succeed in killing everyone they intended to.
One of the few villains to succeed in killing everyone they intended to.
Fun fact: every time Mother Gothel tells Rapunzel "I love you," she's either looking at, touching, or kissing the hair.
Fun fact: every time Mother Gothel tells Rapunzel “I love you,” she’s either looking at, touching, or kissing the hair.

Who is your favorite villain?

 

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!