The Disney Classics Challenge

Hello everyone!

After a lot of thinking that I wanted to do the Disney Classics challenge once, I finally plan on actually getting started! What is the Disney Classics Challenge you ask? Well, watch all 54 Disney Classics in chronological order. After a quick check I discovered that I’ve ‘only’ seen 32 of them, so I have a lot of catching up to do! I’m not going to set a time-frame or make a schedule, but I’m planning to watch 2-3 movies a week.

So what can you expect? I’m going to write a small review of every movie I’ve watched + a little trivia and maybe share some childhood memories. I’m going to try and write 1 post per movie, but if that consumes too much time I’m going to write 1 post per week, reviewing multiple movies. But aren’t I supposed to write about anime and manga? Yes I am, and I’m not going to stop doing that. I’m getting the New 3DS and Majora’s Mask 3D next week and I will also be attending Tsunacon, and I will write about all of those.

So I did some research regarding the list of Classics. It turns out that the US and the UK have different lists. This is because ‘Classics’ are Disney animated movies that had a theatrical release, which differ between the US and the UK. The differences are small though: The US list contains the movie Dinosaur (2000) and (ironically) Winnie the Pooh (2011) while the UK list contains the movie The Wild (2006). I chose to follow the US list simply because I like Dinosaur and The Wild seems like a Madagascar rip-off.

I also found out that the Disney Classics can be divided in eras. There are lots of different lists, but they all seem to agree on the Disney Renaissance: The Little Mermaid (1989), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), Pocahontas (1995), The Hunchback of the Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Mulan (1998), and Tarzan (1999). Apparently, the movies before 1989 weren’t that successful so Disney decided to make movies based on well-known stories, which restored public and critical interest in Disney.

I hope I’m able to watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this weekend, let’s see if I can get to Dumbo next week!

  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  2. Pinocchio (1940)
  3. Fantasia (1940)
  4. Dumbo (1941)
  5. Bambi (1942)
  6. Saludos Amigos (1942)
  7. The Three Caballeros (1944)
  8. Make Mine Music (1946)
  9. Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
  10. Melody Time (1948)
  11. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
  12. Cinderella (1950)
  13. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  14. Peter Pan (1953)
  15. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  16. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  17. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  18. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  19. The Jungle Book (1967)
  20. The AristoCats (1970)
  21. Robin Hood (1973)
  22. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  23. The Rescues (1977)
  24. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  25. The Back Cauldron (1985)
  26. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  27. Oliver & Company (1988)
  28. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  29. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  30. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  31. Aladdin (1992)
  32. The Lion King (1994)
  33. Pocahontas (1995)
  34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  35. Hercules (1997)
  36. Mulan (1998)
  37. Tarzan (1999)
  38. Fantasia/2000 (1999)
  39. Dinosaur (2000)
  40. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  41. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  42. Lilo and Stitch (2002)
  43. Treasure Planet (2002)
  44. Brother Bear (2003)
  45. Home on the Range (2004)
  46. Chicken Little (2005)
  47. Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  48. Bolt (2008)
  49. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  50. Tangled (2010)
  51. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  52. Wreck-it Ralph (2012)
  53. Frozen (2013)
  54. Big Hero 6 (2014)

About Tekira

26 year old psychologist, on the quest of finding a job, loves anime and games.

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