Overthinking Disney

I have always loved Disney films; from my first ever cinematic experience with Aladdin, via my duvet day favourite 101 Dalmatians, right up to the amazing songs of Moana and Encanto. So, when a friend asked if I wanted to join her in watching the entire 57 disc Classic box set from start to finish, I was up for this.

However, re-watching these films, some of which I have not seen for years, as an adult does raise some interesting questions. So, I will be blogging about the films as we (slowly) go. Click on the links below for the series so far.

  1. Snow White
  2. Pinocchio
  3. Fantasia
  4. Dumbo
  5. Bambi
  6. Saludos Amigos
  7. The Three Caballeros
  8. Make Mine Music
  9. Fun & Fancy Free
  10. Melody Time
  11. Ichabod & Mr Toad
  12. Cinderella
  13. Alice In Wonderland
  14. Peter Pan
  15. Lady & The Tramp
  16. Sleeping Beauty
  17. 101 Dalmatians
  18. The Sword in the Stone
  19. The Jungle Book
  20. The Aristocats
  21. Robin Hood
  22. The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
  23. The Rescuers
  24. The Fox & The Hound
  25. The Black Cauldron
  26. Basil The Great Mouse Detective
  27. Oliver & Company
  28. The Little Mermaid
  29. Rescuers Down Under
  30. Beauty & the Beast
  31. Aladdin
  32. The Lion King
  33. Pocahontas
  34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  35. Hercules
  36. Mulan
  37. Tarzan
  38. Fantasia 2000
  39. The Emperor’s New Groove
  40. Atlantis
  41. Lilo & Stitch
  42. Treasure Planet
  43. Brother Bear
  44. Home On The Range
  45. Chicken Little
  46. The Wild
  47. Meet The Robinsons
  48. Bolt
  49. The Princess & the Frog
  50. Tangled
  51. Wreck-It Ralph
  52. Frozen
  53. Big Hero 6
  54. Zootropolis
  55. Moana
  56. Ralph Breaks The Internet
  57. Frozen II

You’ll notice that the part-live-action films – Mary Poppins, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Pete’s Dragon, Dinosaur, and Enchanted – are not included in this list; they were omitted from the box set, so we’re skipping them for now. Also left out was Song of the South, for obvious reasons, and DuckTales the Movie and A Goofy Movie, because those were based on TV shows.

We have discounted sequels, except where included by the box set curators (Rescuers Down Under, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Frozen II), and the Pixar films, though we may get to those in time.

(And yes, I know I’m not the first or only person to do this. If you’re looking for an excellent podcast full of fun Disney animation facts, check out Dis-Order.)

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