This tag was one I saw on two different blogs – 54 Disney Reviews and Tea is a Wish Your Heart makes. I love discussing the films so I decided to tackle these questions myself! All of them deal with the Golden Era of films, which are they earliest ones. This includes Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi.
1. Any unseen films?
Nope, I’ve definitely seen them all! Recently too as part of my mission to watch all of the animated Disney films (linked to the film titles above).
2. What is your favourite film of the era?
I think I have to go with Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. I’m a sucker for a good Princess movie, and the fact that it was the first one just makes it so special. This is also the only “fairy tale,” which is absolutely my favorite genre of Disney movie.
3. What is your least favourite film of the era?
Pinocchio. I just found it a bit depressing, illogical, and not my favorite of the bunch.
4. Who is your favourite main character?
Not sure if he technically counts as a “main character,” but I’d have to go with Sorcerer Mickey from Fantasia. He’s a troublemaker but he learns his lesson. And it’s one of my favorite Mickey outfits!
5. Who is your favourite villain?
The Evil Queen from Snow White, if we’re talking about the baddest villain. I’ve always thought she’s just totally deranged for wanting to kill an innocent girl for being prettier than her. Though Chernabog is a pretty scary villain too.
6. Who is your favourite sidekick?
I’ll go with Thumper. He’s adorable and he’s got a lot of good quotes.
7. What is your favourite song of the era?
Probably Hi-Ho. It’s just so iconic and a great song for the movie.
8. What do you consider to be the most underrated film of the era?
I think Fantasia can be underrated just because of the nature of what it is. Watching short films with music and no lyrics playing just isn’t something we do. It’s hard to even classify it as a movie, but I do think it’s an amazing work and should be appreciated for what it is.
9. What is your favourite thing about this era?
I like how you can see just how much of a hand Walt had in these films. They are so different from anything else that had been done at the time, so to realize how Disney was really paving new ways is an exciting thing.
10. What is your least favourite thing about this era?
Probably the lack of a really substantial plot in many of the films. It’s not surprising since previous to this animation was pretty much all shorts, which didn’t have major plot lines. But these movies seem to have more loose plots with gags on long semi-unrelated scenes (think the pink elephants in Dumbo), and I just like a movie with a little more meat to it. Still fantastic films of course, just different than what we would expect today.
And now I’m going to tag a couple of other people to answer these questions! I nominate Mark from the Animation Commendation, Julia from the Lord Still Loves Me, Ariel from Keys to my Life, and Megan from History and Hockey Sticks!
What is your favorite movie from Disney’s Golden Era?