Oh, and before I forget, I don't know how many of you read my update on my blog party post, but for those of you who want to join the party and don't have a blog, you can simply leave your answers in the comments underneath the blog party post. You'll be automatically entered in the drawing for my B&tB sketch, too! :D
I'd like to thank everyone who's joined so far. It's been so fun seeing all of the different answers!
So, without further ado, here are mine:
1. What is your all-time favorite animated Disney film and why?
Hmm, how many of you can guess this one? ;) My all-time favorite is, of course "Beauty and the Beast". I have to admit, though, "Tangled" is right on its heels.
And "Tangled"...well, what can I say? I was so pleasantly surprised by this movie! I love the humor, the beautiful animation, and the return to the wonderful classic Disney films I grew up with as a girl. The funny parts aren't just there for the sake of cramming pointless jokes into the movie, and it's not all centered on toilet humor, like so many of the contemporary animated films today.
2. What is your all-time favorite Disney/Pixar film and why?
For this one, I'm going to have to say it's a tie between "Monsters, Inc." and the Toy Story trilogy (but especially "Toy Story 3").
I absolutely LOVE Disney/Pixar films. I can remember being astounded by the animation and the story when I saw the first Toy Story in high school. I've been impressed with every film they've come out with so far, and I have such high respect for John Lassetter and the quality entertainment he and his team of animators and employees produce.
I like "Monsters Inc." mainly because of the sweet relationship between Sulley and Boo. When I first saw the movie, I was married but didn't have any children yet, and I dreamed of having a cute little girl like Boo. Now I have 3 cute little girls, and watching the movie makes me think of them every time.
I love the Toy Story movies because I was always anthropomorphising my toys and dolls, from the time I was a child. These movies were right up my alley! ;) Once again, the themes of friendship, loyalty, and the growth and change we experience (as people or toys) are so meaningful. And I love how they set up a believable toy world, with its own hierarchy and culture and everything! :)
3. What was the first animated Disney film you remember seeing?
Probably the first one I saw on video was "Winnie the Pooh". We didn't have a TV growing up, but my grandparents did. When they first got their TV, the only kid's movie they had was "Winnie the Pooh". Apparently I watched it over and over again every time I went to visit. My mom can still quote the whole movie. Actually, my whole family can still quote the whole movie. I think my hubby (boyfriend, at the time) was a little weirded out by all of us singing along to "I'm Just a Little Black Raincloud" while watching it. ;D
The first Disney movie I saw in the theaters was "Oliver and Company". I was 7 years old, and I cried when the movie was over, mainly because I was so emotionally affected by the sad part at the beginning where no one wanted Oliver and he was abandoned and lost.
4. It's talent night at your school/job/etc...You have to perform a Disney song. Which one would you choose?
This one's a toughie. I would probably choose between "Belle Reprise" (it's really the only solo Belle has in the movie), "Home" from the Broadway version of "Beauty and the Beast", "Part of Your World" (just because it's fun to sing and is one of the first Disney songs I remember learning...besides Winnie the Pooh songs, of course), or "A Whole New World", if I had someone to sing it with (hubby is not into Disney songs). ;) "Healing Incantation" or "When Will My Life Begin" from Rapunzel would be fun, too!
5. Name your top 4 Disney heroes or heroines (or any character, for that matter) and talk a little bit about why you admire them.
There are some pretty creepy Disney villains. The Wicked Queen/Witch from "Snow White", Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty", Chernabog from "Fantasia" (hideous!! I always asked my grandma to fast-forward that part), and Ursula from "The Little Mermaid" were the scariest ones for me as a little girl.