An Appeal to Disney

A list of some of Disney's greatest animated (non-CGI) movies of the past twenty years:
  1. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  2. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  3. Aladdin (1992)
  4. Pocahontas (1995)
  5. Hercules (1997)
  6. Mulan (1998)
And some more recent animated (non-CGI) Disney movies:
  1. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  2. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  3. Treasure Planet (2002)
  4. Brother Bear (2003)
  5. Home on the Range (2004)
What's the difference between the two lists? I can summarize it in two words:
  1. Music
  2. Princesses
Nothing else really matters. Remember that great song from Brother Bear? I don't either. Remember the princess from Treasure Planet you wanted to be (or marry) when you grew up? Neither do I! Disney movies are one of the coolest things in the world, when done correctly. And the formula for doing it correctly is so simple! You just need breathtaking music...and princesses.

Obviously, there are some exceptions. The Lion King, for example, is a great Disney movie with no princesses (Nala doesn't really count). And people loved Finding Nemo, but that was CGI.

So Disney, please...


Remember your roots.


Spaceman Spiff said...

Also, The Sword in the Stone is a great Disney movie with no princess. One of my favorites, actually.