Disney movies were my life when I was little. I had all the classics on VHS and would watch them constantly. At 24-years-old, I still have a huge soft spot for Disney and the films continue to be a real comfort to me - it sounds cheesy, but I think they're the perfect way to escape reality for a little while and they always remind me of my childhood. I've seen a few 'Favourite Disney Films' posts on blogs recently and I love reading them, so I thought I'd do my own.
Mulan. Mulan, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated Disney films. If you've not seen it, it's about a girl who disguises herself as a man in order to take her father's place in the Chinese army. I absolutely loved the story when I was little (I may or may not have sneaked off to my room and copied the scene where she cuts her hair... my mom was not happy) and it still remains one of my firm faves. The dialogue is hilarious (Eddie Murphy voices Mushu, Mulan's sidekick) and the soundtrack is so good. I've heard a live-action version is in the works and I can't wait - I hope it's as good as the original!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This is another classic I feel is grossly underrated. Definitely one of Disney's darker films (I didn't really understand what was going on when I was younger, I just liked the songs), it's actually quite disturbing in parts. However, I love the way the story has been told and the fact the film as a whole has a strong message behind it. If I was forced to pick, I'd probably say this was my all-time favourite.
Beauty and the Beast. One I believe is on everybody's favourites list, Beauty and the Beast is such a magical film that makes me feel so cosy whenever I watch it. The part where the Beast transforms back into a prince still gives me goosebumps. Again, I love the soundtrack to this and I can't wait for the remake in 2017.
Hercules. I think out of all the films I've mentioned, this one definitely has the best characters. Phil (Danny DeVito) is hilarious, along with the Muses, Hades and Meg (the sassiest Disney heroine in my opinion). Even though I wasn't the biggest fan of this when I was younger, I love it now so I had to include it in my favourites list.
The Little Mermaid. This was my all-time favourite as a little girl and I would watch it every evening without fail. Looking back, I feel dead sorry for my parents having to sit through it so often - they probably know the script as well as I do! I wanted to be Ariel so desperately and would often fashion my own fin out of coloured paper. Forget Santa - the day I found out mermaids didn't exist, I was crushed.
Honorable mentions: Alice in Wonderland, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Cars, Peter Pan, Toy Story and Pirates of the Caribbean.
What are your favourite Disney films? x