This was actually a really tough question for me, and I'm not really sure I even gave an accurate answer. On the one hand, I've always really loved the classic Disney films that were done with traditional animation. Aladdin, The Lion King and Mulan were some of my favorite Disney films growing up. However, since around the turn of the century/millenium, few of the movies that Disney Animation Studios created actually piqued my interest. It was Tangled that showed me that they Disney could still create films that evoked that classic feel and emotion with modern 3D animation. I also really love Wreck-It Ralph, for it appeals to my love of both animation and video games, but Tangled managed to really evoke that feeling of youthful excitement that I felt when I watched Disney movies growing up, so that's what I chose.
I do feel kind of bad for picking a movie that came out three years ago considering the choices go back over three quarters of a century and the entirety of my life, but I could have spent a lot longer thinking about this question and not even come up with an answer, so I'll go with that.
Fantasia. Even after 70+ years of when it was made, it still is pure gorgeous eye candy. Thats one thing about 3D animation that can't touch traditional 2D. 2D animation never ages. It always holds its spark lit. I re-watched Transformers: Beast Wars not long ago, and honestly, some parts were hard to even watch. It looks like shit, to be put bluntly. Catch my drift? Computer animation has a short lived spark.
I won't boast, but Fantasia's version (or rather, Leopold Stokowski's) of Toccata & Fugue in D minor is my favorite out of the variety.
Come on, who picked Tangled? That movie is have cake and eat it to the worst degree, despite being fantastic for most of it's run time.
I voted Wreck-It-Ralph, because whilst I know that shit ain't classic, it spoke to me on a level that I never expected it to. I wrote a long blog way back when explaining it, but short version: I hope that film isn't just seen as good, but influential.
It's crazy to think how old some of these films are and how well they still hold up. I went for Aladdin, toss up between the Lion King and Aladdin and which I'd rather watch if it was on TV and I'd say Aladdin.
Now...where's Kingdom Hearts III?! Patricks rant about Square a few bombcast's ago was spot on, this and (FF VII HD/Remake) are obvious money makers, just do it already!
It's amazing how many I have never heard of. The hell is Fun and Fancy Free?
During World War II Disney was tasked with making propaganda pieces to aid in the war effort. Thus they were unable to produce full length movies for the duration of the war. Instead they made a series of "package" films which are just compilations of short cartoons.
Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros were also propaganda films of sorts, which dealt with Disney's trip to South America to promote US interests in those countries.
I picked Fantasia because Fantasia is amazing.
But upon seeing the results - why has no one picked Bambi? Or Dumbo? Those are both amazing movies too.
Yea shocked at no Bambi or Dumbo. Both are incredible movies. Personally I picked The Lion King, but I am a huge fan of the first five Disney movies as well as their post war stuff too.
Beauty and the Beast just hits the right spot for me in all the songs and characterisation. Very close between it and Lion King, but actually if BatB were removed from the running I would probably still vote for Alice in Wonderland above Lion King. Musically it was weak, but I loved the atmos.