As a child I was brought up on Disney movies, when some kids were sat down to watch Playdays and Sesame Street I was sat down with The Jungle Book and Aladdin. A lot of people get to being a teenager and just think they’re too cool for Disney movies and never really get back into them as an adult. Sure you might have fond memories of them but that’s it. Fortunately I never grew out of them and I am happy to admit that I am a slight Disney obsessive.
I know looking back a lot of Disney movies don’t always have the best morals, Ariel gave up her voice just to be able to meet the man she had fallen in love with and Aladdin lied just to meet a girl he loved. But despite these small underlying issues I have such a soft spot for Disney as a franchise, even more so that they now own Marvel and a huge chunk of the movies I go to the cinema to see.
I have been dying to go to Disneyworld in Orlando for years as I didn’t go as a kid. My family weren’t into rides and things and preferred holidays sunbathing than doing things which suited me at the time but now I’m ready. I’m lucky enough to be going with my friend and her family in 2018 but that’s a long way away (although it needs to be to have enough time to save!)
While as an adult we might be able to see past the initial magic of the Disney movies we grew up with and see some flaws within them they still make me happy and remind me of my childhood. Plus I can probably quote a lot of them near enough word for word.
I’ve been thinking of my top choices and for animated films it would have to be:
2. The Little Mermaid
3. Toy Story
4. Alice in Wonderland
5. The Jungle Book
6. Lion King
7. Finding Nemo
8. The Aristocats
9. Lady and The Tramp
10. Up/ Inside Out/ Frozen (I literally could not pick between these three for the final spot)
Because who doesn’t love dancing around to Disney music make sure you whack this playlist up to the max!