Friday, May 6, 2011

The Friday Five

I've seen social media comments that many have watched the latest Disney movie, Tangled. My girlies have long outgrown the Disney movies so I probably won't see this one. But five Disney films I love are:

1. Sleeping Beauty, I think this is my favorite from the Disney pantheon. I love the stylized medieval look to the animation and the adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet score. And I think Princess Aurora's gown at the end of the movie should be blue.

2. Fantasia like the Warner Bros. cartoons this movie was part of my classical music education. I'm especially partial to Beethoven's 6th symphony, the Pastoral. I can't hear The Sorcerer's Apprentice without seeing  Mickey and the brooms. 

3. Snow White, was the first Disney movie The Eldest embraced when she was five years old. She got a big kick out of the dwarves.

4.  Dumbo, Who doesn't cheer for for the little elephant who turns a negative into a positive? I also love the dark Roustabout's song.

5. Pinocchio a tale of making choices and the consequences that follow.

I have to add one more to the list. Of the modern Disney movies my favorite is Mulan. I liked seeing a strong female character. And the lesson of being who you really are instead of what those around you expect to be.

What's your favorite Disney movie?


  1. Mulan is the best of their modern films--and I'm assuming we're talking Animated here-- otherwise I'd have to throw in Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Classic Disneys: Pinocchio, Dumbo, Snow White, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book.

    I've also got Robin Hood in my DVD collection-- all of these are great to have on in the studio while you're working.

  2. Mulan is very good! Favorite Disney movie...I really liked The Great Mouse Detective. :)

  3. My son loves some of the old Disney movies and some of the shorts too. He likes Dumbo, Goliath, and certain scenes from The Jungle book. I like Cinderella. Maybe that's why I write romance now.