Disney Films Animated

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why in Disney animated films there is hierarchy involved with the main characters?
    I would like to know why in most Disney animated films there is a kind of hierarchy or royal family that the main character is involved in? Some examples are all the princess movies, it's either they are princess by birth or marriage and in the animals animations such as Bambi and Lion King and many others? If somebody can please provide me with specific information relating to this topic it will be more than appreciated thank you! =)

    • ANSWER:
      Most of these stories have their origins from Europe where such hierarchy was natural.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are Disney's current thoughts on coming back to traditional animation?
    The opinion of most fans who have seen "The Princess and the Frog" is that it's the best film since the "Disney Renaissance"... and it's traditionally animated, just like those famous animated Disney films.
    Has anyone heard news on how Disney feels about this, and if they're planning on continuing the traditional animation/musical movie style revival?

    • ANSWER:
      The traditionally-animated film before The Princess and the Frog was Home on the Range. It did very poorly, and Disney decided it would be the LAST traditionally animated film. Several years later they relented with The Princess and the Frog.

      But I think they still consider traditional animation the 'back burner'. They make more money and get more attention these days with the digital efforts. And they really are wonderful, but I miss the traditional animation. Their main 'target demographic', kids and families, like the digital pics better. Plus I think these days the computer-generated animation is cheaper, even as beautifully and elaborately as they do it.

  3. QUESTION:
    What Disney animated films are they allowing on Netflix this year?
    I've done a little research but I can't seem to find which disney films they are allowing on Netflix now. I've only found Pocahontas and The Aristocrats for online streaming... When I search other movies it just takes me to rent the DVD. Is there a list somewhere of all the movies they plan to put on netflix from disney???

    • ANSWER:
      here is a link with the news release about it.

      http://collider.com/disney-netflix-streaming/215749/

      And here is a list of netflix movies currently available

      http://instantwatcher.com/

  4. QUESTION:
    How did the film The Prince of Egypt do compared with other disney films?
    Domestically and at the box office

    How much does it make each year?

    Is there a list of top grossing or most popular disney films of all time?

    • ANSWER:
      The Prince of Egypt was actually a Dreamworks film. It grossed 8,613,188 in theaters worldwide, and was the second highest animated non-Disney film until it was out grossed by Ice Age & The Simpsons Movie.

      Domestically it made 1,413,188.

      Here is a list of the top grossing Disney films, and how much they made:
      http://www.destican.com/movies-disney-animated.htm

  5. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a list of Disney films?
    I have a moderate collection of classic disney films but I want to know what ones I am missing. Like you know how Snow White was the first one, and the recently released Pinocchio was Disney's second fully animated feature film. I've googled for the list but none of the lists are complete. Does anyone know where I can find this info please?

    • ANSWER:
      Try this list. It has the years and everything

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_Films

  6. QUESTION:
    What was the last Disney animated film you WATCHED? And how many times have you previously watched it?
    I think the last Disney animated movie I watched was Bambi 2, and it was the first time I ever watched it lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Toy Story 3 and i watched it 3 times

  7. QUESTION:
    What do YOU think happened to Disney movies?
    It seems to me that Disney animated films are not NEARLY as good as they used to be. There was a great period in the early 90s where they did really well, and The Lion King was, I think, the last GREAT Disney movie. It felt like Finding Nemo was close, but it still feels as if Disney hasn't returned.
    What do you think the issue is? I mean, not as in what makes it good, or "too much Disney Channel", I mean what do you think happened? What caused the loss of quality?

    • ANSWER:
      To be truly honest I think Disney redeemed themselves in 2010 with Tangled because everything about that movie was done in perfection. Sure its not the same as the old school Disney movies but still it has great animation,brilliant story[yet you've seen the story for this countless times before],the music was great[yet its not as cheesy as the 1990s songs like A Whole New World].

      So yeah I love Tangled so much but it gets kinda overrated a bit.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some really great animated/cartoon films?
    Please don't mention Disney films, Tim Burton films, Miyazaki, or any of the other really known ones. Also, I've seen Ghost in the Shell, and I've heard of Grave of Fireflies, Appleseed, The Secret of Kells, Voices of a Distant Star, Ferngully, the Thief and the Cobbler, Origin: Spirits of the Past, Perfect Blue, and Paprika.

    So regular old animated films and anime films are okay here. I'd prefer something that is available in America, something that I can get with an English dub without too much difficulty.

    • ANSWER:
      The Yellow Submarine :)

  9. QUESTION:
    Why do anime fans hate Disney feature films?
    I dunno. I never worked for Disney. I did work for Film Roman as an assistant for The Simpsons. But I know the craftmanship and dedication of the artists worked for Disney animated films. BTW, I am an illustration major.

    • ANSWER:
      Im not sure where you got the idea that anime fans hate Disney. I dont think thats the case at all. I imagine anime fans hate the comparison that anime is "like" Disney cartoons. Anime, in general, has a more adult and/or complicated storyline which, unlinke, the Disney counterpart is simplistic and "Morals" focused.

      I'm an anime fan a disney films are fantastic, Wall-E is one of the best films i've seen in a while.

      To Summarise: It has nothing to do with the quality or style of animation, storyline/intended audience.

      http://www.liveanime.org

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it me or has Disney gotten lazy with the animated movies?
    all of it is computer animation now!
    does anyone else miss the real disney animated films?

    POLL: what's youre favorite Disney classic movie?

    • ANSWER:
      I miss the old movies, those were real quality animation right there. Good storylines, characters, animation, and beautiful music. They made me laugh, cry, and smile all at once. Today all we have is Hannah Montana, and HSM garbage. I want Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, Finding Nemo, Hercules back

  11. QUESTION:
    What happens to animators if there is no film to animate?
    I have been thinking about becoming a traditional(hand drawn) animator in Disney. I really like traditional animation and im pretty good at drawing and animating. What happens to animators if there is no film to animate? Also, do they use ALL of the animators in the studio or do they only pick a few of them?

    • ANSWER:
      well its rather obvious that like most jobs you wont be called in if there'ss no work to do, if there was still no work to do after a while theBusinesss lets say "disney" would have to make redundancies and if work stilldidn'tt pick up they would probably eventually shut down.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to animate apart from making lots of pictures and speeding them up?
    I've only done simple MS paint animations and it takes years to make stick figures walk, and I was thinking that the Disney films must have taken an enormous amount of effort. Can someone explain to me the process of animating?

    • ANSWER:
      MACROMEDIA FLASH, now adobe, is your best bet. It is complicated to start with but so much fun you won't notice your learning new skills every day. it is universal and looks great once you get pretty good.

      The process of animating is creating the illusion of movement or change using still images, which when run sequencially at a certain frame rate (i.e. 30fps) look like movement to the human eye due to the nature of our brains visual processing centre. the great thing about Flash is that it can work out frames in between instead of having to laboriously draw and redraw them your self.

      Hope this helps.

      Paul

  13. QUESTION:
    Who is your favorite Disney Princess and why?
    Basically any of the lead females from a Disney animated film count even if they aren't a "Princess" in title. This includes Mulan, Pocahontas, etc. . .

    • ANSWER:
      I hate to say it because I'm a huge fan of the classics- But I got to go with Rapunzel from the new tangled movie, she's smart, talented, beautiful, and her magic hair... how awesome is that? I can't think of another princess Disney has created that is real similar to her. 2nd place goes to Jasmin from Aladdin!

  14. QUESTION:
    What was the disney sketch with kittens and pepper in it?
    I remember watching it when I was younger, it was a little miniature skecth at the end of a disney film and I loved it! I really want to find it again.
    It was something about three kittens and they find some pepper and they sniff it and keep sneezing?
    OK that's a really brief explanation but it's all I got, if it rings any bells, do tell :)

    • ANSWER:
      It is an Oscar winning animated short titled "Three Orphans"

  15. QUESTION:
    What animated film has a women that turns into an evil dragon?
    Im trying to find a film i used to watch. I cant remember much of it but i can remember a women turning into a dragon and there were some people locked in a cage. I think it is a disney film but im not sure. Also the women was singing a song when she was a dragon

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Give me a list of animated Disney movies to watch?
    Give me a list of disney movies to watch. Like a bucket list of Disney animated films. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Thats a hard one my friend- as its really up to which movies are a persons faves. In general just watch all of the classics (at least up to around Tarzan) :) but I will try anyway:

      -Snow White and the Seven dwarfs
      -Pinnocchio
      -Bambi
      -Dumbo
      -Peter Pan
      -Cinderella
      -Alice in Wonderland
      -101 Dalmatians
      -Winnie the Pooh
      -The little Mermaid
      -Beauty and the Beast
      -Aladdin
      -Pocahontas
      -Hunchback of notre dame
      -Lion King
      -Mulan
      -Tarzan
      -Lilo and Stitch
      -Tangled

      -There are many more excellent and fantastic films, but these are in my opinion the ones everybody should be forced to see haha 😀

  17. QUESTION:
    Please give me names of Top 10 Walt disney animated movies ?
    I want to see top 10 walt disney animated and top 10 non animated movies please.
    could help me, as 1 of my friend challanged me for this !

    • ANSWER:
      The top ten animated Disney movies (in my own opinion, of course) are:
      -Mulan
      -Pochanatas
      -Tarzan
      -Hercules
      -Aladdin
      -Snow White and the seven dwarves (since it's the first feature length animated film ever created)
      -101 Dalmations
      -The Little Mermias
      -Beauty and the Beast
      -The Aristocats

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the one or two best Disney films?
    Or the best ten. You can answer however you want.

    Here is a link to the official canon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_theatrical_animated_features

    Do you have a favourite Disney film that you would not consider one of the best?

    • ANSWER:
      I really like the remakes of Peter Pan and Alice and Wonderland. I'm sure you've seen the Slice in Wonderland previews, but this is the Peter Pan one. I love this movie :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wELaN3V9TSo
      Does Finding Nemo count? That movie was amazing. Such a great meaning to it; plus it was funny. :)

  19. QUESTION:
    Who wants to buy a collection of Disney DVDs sealed for Christmas ?
    I have a collection of Disney films on DVD,over 40 classics,including many titles out of print or otherwise unavailable at stores.Also the Fantasia boxset,Lion King trilogy,Alladin trilogy etc.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if you can find them as a collection, but online stores such as Amazon.com as them, and if there is a movie that is out of stock, which mainly would include ttheir"classics" animated movies, you can go to the marketplace, and they have sellers looking to sell their copies of it on-line, if they want to, and they are always new where they might still be in their factory sealed package. Disney Movie Club also sells them, but if you are looking for movies that out of stock, your best bet, might be either Amazon.com, or you might want to check E-Bay. Or even check out http://www.moviesunlimited.com . Sorry, I must have missed read your question. I have pretty much, maybe every one you are looking to sell. But I suggest, if you can't buy bbuyershere, go to Amazon.com, ssearch for the movies, you would like to sell, and they have a marketplace, where you can sell your copies, and I bet if somebody buys them from you, of course I would think that they will have to notify you.

  20. QUESTION:
    What do you think is the best animated Disney movie of all time?
    What Disney animated movie do you believe is the best of all time? (not including Pixar movies, I'm talking strictly Disney created).

    • ANSWER:
      I'd have to say "Pinocchio", it's truly beautiful. Not only is the animation stunning but the amount of detail and attention put into the luscious watercolour backgrounds takes the film to a whole other level - the level of art. Sadly we will probably never see this standard of excellence again in hand-drawn animation, that kind of quality has become cost-prohibitive. Later Disney efforts whilst wonderful never quite (for me anyway) reach the levels of art that their first few features such as "Snow White", "Fantasia" etc did.
      Getting back to "Pinocchio", there are also the songs and music ("When You Wish Upon a Star" is goosebump-inducing - it is not for nothing that Spielberg & Williams borrowed it for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" years later), a gallery of unforgettable characters, and not to mention a solid script with a heart-warming message. All of these elements together put "Pinocchio" up there as Disney's best hand-animated effort - not easy given the competition!

  21. QUESTION:
    Do any of you know how old is Cruella DeVil?
    I mean not the Disney animated film but the book. She's a pampered London heiress who knows the owner of the dalmation puppies. She's a notorious student who was expelled by drinking ink. A STUDENT. I didn't read the book. So if any of you people who own the book and read it, check the chapter and see the age and leave me a cooment if you have the chance.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, she was at school with Mrs Dearley, so they must be meant to be the same age. The Dearleys are a young couple who I don't think have been married very long, and I would assume that they are perhaps in their mid twenties.

      Mrs Dearley tells her husband that Cruella was expelled for drinking ink when they were at school, but their ages are never mentioned as far as I know.

  22. QUESTION:
    When is Disney going to release updated remakes of Swiss Family Robinson and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?
    I read awhile back that Disney had started filming or was going to film updated remakes of these 2 non animated classics.

    Other then Pixar films I haven't heard or read boo about these 2 films. Has Disney halted production or what gives?

    In fact for Swiss Family Robinson there was even an interview with the actress that was going to play the role of the daughter.

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know they are not coming out anytime soon. I am not even sure if they are making them anymore. I think they are putting out more Animated movies than anything else right now. They are releasing the Princess and the Frog later on this year and then there is Toy Story 3 coming out March of next year. Its not even listed in anything on the Disney website. It would be nice to do remakes of them but if they are doing that they maybe trying to find all the right people to bring both together

  23. QUESTION:
    What are your favourite Disney animated movies?
    I adore these films, my favourites are Beauty and the Beast (I love the story it is so magical! And the music is great) , The Jungle Book (I used to watch this with my grandad over and over again, we would get up and dance to "Wanna be like you!" and the Lion king!
    What are your favourites and why?

    • ANSWER:
      Beauty and the Beast - shows you that what's on the outside, looks, is not all that counts. It's what is on the inside that you should see and fall in love with. Hopefully kids will pay attention to this as it seems all people care about today are high fashion looks, being stick figure Barbies, etc. They don't see the real person underneath.

      Little Mermaid - loved the music and the story.

      Jungle Book - great music. Loved the animal interaction with Mowgli.

  24. QUESTION:
    Comparisons similar to The Lion King vs Hamlet?
    What classic literary works are comparable to disney films? (An example being The Lion King and Hamlet) I need to write an essay comparing an archetype that is the same within each work. For example, a hero's journey. Any ideas? I would love to do anything comparable to Finding Nemo, The Beauty and the Beast, Pochahontas, or any other Disney animated classic. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello...

      Hamlet In Comparison To The Lion King
      Many literary works can be compared due to vast amounts of similarities between theme and characters; Hamlet and the Lion King are two literary works in which character and theme are surprisingly similar throughout each work. The Lion King is thought to be just an animated children’s film, however, it is in fact a modern translation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The main characters in the Lion King are definite parallels to those in Hamlet. Along with the main characters and plot details, the stories were similar in the representation of the secondary characters. "Here's my little secret, I killed Mufasa.” The theme in Hamlet can be compared to the Walt Disney movie The Lion King...

      You can get more info here:

  25. QUESTION:
    Why did it take Disney so long to create a Black princess?
    I am a huge Disney fan, I'm 21 & I grew up w/ all the animated classics (Beauty & the Beast, Lion King, Aladdin, etc.) I'm going tonight to go watch The Princess & the Frog but I have to wonder why did Disney take so long to create a black Animated princess?

    A significant number of black people watch Disney films, esp. children & black people are a huge part of this country so why didn't Disney cater to a black princess earlier during the height of their "Renaissance"?

    • ANSWER:
      is ice cream man saying that they couldn't have focuse on creating a good story AND have it use black characters?

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you turn a novel story into an animated film?
    My name is Daydrian Lewis. I am 21 years old.
    I'm an artist, a writer and a painter.

    I've decided to ask this question because I am very interested in writing and directing my own story and transforming it into an 2D animated film someday. I grew up liking the Western and Japanese styles of animation. Mainly the Japanese. Due to the fact that they have more of a freedom to their animating style.

    Turning a story into an animated film is my long term goal that I must achieve. Besides the novel itself,. I've written the script as well to go with it. Along with the many other concept arts I drew for my characters, places and objects. From what I noticed. Most of the animated films nowadays, are filled with horrible storytelling. Usually, the typical 3D animated films with the repetitive plots. It's been awhile since the last time we've seen a good 2D animated film by Disney or anyone else (Not including the Studio Ghibli ones). This gave me a huge opportunity to show off a new colorful 2D animated film with a well-praised plot, great characters, and gorgeous music. Yes, this seems like a "Hah! Dream on, kid!" or a "Not gonna happen, man."

    Hell, that's not going to stop me.

    What I really want to know is... What are the major steps to reaching that goal? How do you contact a animation studio to take the time to view your story novel/script?

    If J.K Rowling can make it big. Then so can I. Life is too short to give up on those goals. I know I can reach for that same goal too. If you guys can leave me tips or suggestions. I would appreciate it.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Nice to see you're so determined, good luck.

      If you're so sure about your success, you can take an independant route. If you can finance the entire production from your pocket, then it's a piece of cake.

      Getting attention and financial support from major studios is going to be difficult, well I guess you can just contact them with business proposition (it has to look professional) or participate in contests and hope to get noticed.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the song from robin hood the animated feature film?
    I have the song stuck in my head from the disney adaptation animated feature film (the one where robin is a fox) that is at the beginning any clues as to its name or where to down load it?

    • ANSWER:
      "Oo De Lally" written and sung by Roger Miller. You might try youtube to see if something is posted there, but Disney is very protective of its materials

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you become an intern for Pixar?
    I'm interested in interning at Pixar or Disney. I'm not an artist and can't draw, I'm much more interested in Production and Direction or even doing administrative work. Has anyone ever interned for a movie studio or in animation, or for Pixar itself? Any advice or tips? What position should I apply for? I really want to learn about making film, especially animated films because I just loved them so much growing up.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Contact both Disney and Pixar to see if ther eeven is an internship program

  29. QUESTION:
    Has there been any Disney films where the children die? Animated or non animated?
    Me and my sister have been discussing Disney deaths and have come to a conclusion. It's always the father or the mother. Have there been any with the kids dying?
    JAM: I do know the reason why it was the parents that always died. Walt felt so guilty about his own mother's death, he killed the parents off.

    • ANSWER:
      Most Disney animated films tend to have a tendency of having the main character's parents be absent either because they're missing or because they die.

      As for children whoever....I don't recall any kids dying in Disney animation unless you count the orphan thing.

      There were some kids who got kidnapped in the movie Hocus Pocus though.

  30. QUESTION:
    What New Disney Animated film do you think they should put on Broadway? The Princess and the Frog, or Tangled?
    Both film are just great, and I'd like to see a stage adaption of both of them. It will be a challenge to do Rapunzel's hair. But also to turn Naveen and Tiana into Frogs. But I'm sure they can work around that. But if they could only do one, which should it be?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a tough choice because I LOVE both movies, but I'd have to go with The Princess and the Frog, simply because the songs are more Broadway-themed, the musical sequences are more theatrical, the movie has stronger singers (I mean Anika Noni Rose has the voice of an angel!), and there is a wider variety of main characters (in Tangled, there are only three: Rapunzel, Flynn, and Mother Gothel, while Princess and the Frog has at least twelve, including Charlotte, Eudora, and James).

      Obviously, the main problem would be portraying Tiana and Naveen as frogs, but Disney did manage to put an ensemble of dancing household objects on stage for Beauty and the Beast, produce a cast of lions and a GIANT rock for The Lion King, and switch between water and land for The Little Mermaid. Considering all of these, I'm sure they can find a way to put two frogs, an alligator, and a firefly on Broadway.

  31. QUESTION:
    What Was The First Film Released By Disney?
    What was the first film released by Disney? Film, cartoon, whatever - just what was the first? Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It is sad how many wrong answers people like you get here.

      Alice's Day at Sea, a short film released in 1924 was their first film.

      Virginia Davis supplied the voice for Alice.

      Directed, produced and co-written and co-animated by Walt.

      The production company was Walt Disney Productions.

      It was distributed by Margaret J. Winkler. (released in theaters)

      Steambaot Willie was their FORTH film.

      Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was released in 1927, then Plane Crazy (May 15, 1928), then Steamboat Willie (November 18, 1928).

  32. QUESTION:
    Are there any good new disney films out?
    My sister has just finished watching Avalon high and something else and has asked me to find out if there are any other new disney films out yet?
    Please don't list
    Beastly
    Red riding hood

    As I have already suggested these to her

    Please help me out
    Kaori

    • ANSWER:
      Live action or animated?

      Disney is holding out as Pirates 4 is just on the horizon

  33. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to make an animated film?
    I would like to know the average amount of time it takes to make an animated film, particularly for the Disney company, if anyone knows. If possible, please link me to a website with more information.

    • ANSWER:
      It widely depends on the type, how detailed or what the style of animation (each producer has a different style) It'll also depend if it's being based off a certain manga, and of course how long it is, the skills of the teams and their numbers,how well of a job they actually want to do...
      Often times they need to work on character design and story board items-plan that out good and thorough (again, if it's based of manga, the time frame here will be much different)
      and so on and so forth.
      Good animations take years to make-anywhere for 2-4 years, maybe more.
      But keep this in mind; fifteen minutes or even less of a rather poor quality show, already planned out, maybe be half put together already, takes easily two weeks. And like I said, that's poor quality, maybe even pooerer story line...

  34. QUESTION:
    What happened to quality children films?
    I've just watched The Lion King 3D in theaters, and it reminded me of how much I miss my favorite childhood films from back then. D: I'm not just talking 2D animated or just Disney Films either, but actual great qualities that had morals and great characters that grow from beginning to end. What happened to that?!
    It just seems to me. that all of the children films have slap stick comedy without morals or even great characters. Just no point nor plot in them. DX

    • ANSWER:
      the liberals have taken over with their political correctness
      tom has to love jerry
      bugs and elmer are pals
      nobody trying to eat each other any more
      its just not nice,lol

  35. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a doll or figurine of Scar from the Lion King?
    I'm talking about the Disney animated version, not the Broadway version.

    • ANSWER:
      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DISNEY-FIGURE-SCAR-LION-KING-PLASTIC-CHARACTER_W0QQitemZ310176132404QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Toys_Games_TV_Film_Character_Toys_ET?hash=item4837f02d34

      OR

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-x-LION-KING-SIMBA-SCAR-FIGURES-DOG_W0QQitemZ320440234771QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH?hash=item4a9bb9f313

      OR

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DISNEYS-VILLAINS-FIGURINES-THE-LION-KING-SCAR-FIGURE_W0QQitemZ270178324476QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ee7e20ffc

  36. QUESTION:
    Im looking for the title of a movie i watch when i was younger?
    It was a Disney animated movie and it was about a little girl who lived with this older couple and an old dog. She ran away to look for her dad and the couple was out looking for her. They got her face put on a milk carton. I don't really remember much else but the type of house she was going to look for her father at. It was an A framed house with the shingles flying off. I hope this is enough information for someone to help me find the name of this movie. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      There's a list of Disney animted movies at this link:

      http://www.disneymovieslist.com/disney-movies.asp

      You can go there and check out the names and discriptions of animated films that date all the way back to 1937. Maybe the title will ring a bell?

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best selling non-animated Disney film of all time?
    I know that the best selling animated Disney film is the lion king but i was wondering what the best selling non-animated Disney film is...please help!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    What are the Disney classics in order?
    I love animated Disney movies, like Cinderella and Snow white, but with all the new ones being released, I don't know what to consider classics anymore. What were the animated classic Disney movies in order of release? I'm positive my list isn't full yet.

    • ANSWER:
      you might have a different definition of classic so look through this list
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_films

  39. QUESTION:
    What is your favorite song from an animated film?
    What is your fave tune from a Disney or any other animated film? Thanks! X

    • ANSWER:
      I Like The "Down To Earth" From Wall-E Movie.
      Which Was Nominated As The Best Song For 2009 Oscar Awards.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between an Anime film, and a Hayao Miyazaki animated film?
    I noticed that the film Metropolis is an anime film, but films like spirited away and princess mononoke are listed as just animated films?
    Why is this?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no difference between Anime and Hayao Miyazaki's films. They are both considered Anime. The reason that Miyazaki's films are categorized that way is mainly due to U.S. marketing. Most of Miyazaki's films were bought by the Disney cooperation with the understanding that they would not change the films. Since Disney is trying to market them more toward children they categorize them as animated to stem confusion.

      The only film they released under their Miramax title, Princess Mononoke, is more easily received as Anime. It is geared more toward adults and as such was categorized differently. Overall though rating doesn't really matter when classifying Anime. It is just simply animated films and television shows from that region.

  41. QUESTION:
    What was the first animated short film to use dialogue?
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first animated feature, but I'm looking for the first animated short that used dialogue.

    The earliest I've found so far is Max Fleischer's "Poor Cinderella" with Betty Boop in 1934 -- 3 years before Snow White. Does anyone know if that was the earliest or if there's one earlier than that?

    • ANSWER:
      Disney's Steamboat Willie

  42. QUESTION:
    Will the 1946 Disney movie "Song of the South" get an official anniversary release?
    I know of the controversy surrounding this live action/animated film from Walt Disney... Regardless, will it get an official DVD release in the near future?

    • ANSWER:
      They didn't have a offical opening for it when it came out, but i was in Florida recently and I asked what DVDs are coming out soon and "Song Of The South" is one of them, due to increase population of the ride in "Magic Kingdom."
      I hope this helps :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do they never show Schindler's List and Disney animated films on televison?
    Okay so I've never seen Schindler's List on television, and I barely ever see the Disney animated films of the 90's....the last one was Aladdin and that was about 3 years ago :/

    • ANSWER:
      I last saw Aladdin about 18 months ago on Channel 5 and Pocahontas was on about a month ago on Channel 5.

      The channels probably have to pay quite a bit to show them so that's why they don't.

      As for Schindler's List, I have no idea why they never show that. Maybe because it's quite a long film.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are some names of Disney cat characters?
    I just got a new cat and I want to name him after a Disney character.
    The best I've got is Simba, and I really can't think of anything else. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Simba IS great :)
      There are also all the cats from The Aristocats! Thomas O'Malley, Berlioz, and Toulouse are good ones.
      Bagheera from The Jungle Book
      Figaro from Pinnochio
      Kumal or Sangha from Two Brothers (not an animated Disney film, but a good movie...)
      Oliver from Oliver & Company
      Milo from Milo & Otis
      Rufus- The Rescuers
      Tiger- An American Tail

      Here is a huge list of all "fictional cats", Disney and otherwise. I'm sure you can find something here!
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_cats

  45. QUESTION:
    What are your favorite classic Disney movies of all time?
    My favorite Disney movies of all time are Bambi, Pinocchio, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Lion King, Peter Pan, And Tarzan.

    I love classic Disney. F*** Hannah Montana. The Jonas Brothers are morons. High school Musical is trash. I miss the old Disney.

    What is your favorite classic Disney movies of all time?

    If you were to answer this question please no rude answers and no silly answers.

    • ANSWER:
      80's baby, 90's kid right here listing out my top 3 Disney feature animated films:
      -Mulan
      -Lion King
      -Monster's Inc

      Nope, it will never be the same...

  46. QUESTION:
    To Parents of Young Children: What are your favorite NON-animated family movies to watch with your kids?
    I'm getting some good replies on my other question, but people keep suggesting Disney animated films even though I asked them not to. (We love them but are tired of them.) Hopefully I'll avoid them altogether with this question. Plus, I'm trying the parent section rather than the movie section. So let's hear it, parents!

    Which family movies that are NOT animated do you like to watch with your kids?
    I forgot to mention that my children are 3 and 4 years old, and we need some suggestions for our "movie night" at home.

    • ANSWER:
      My kids love the Beethoven movies and old movies. Two of our faves are The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof.

      Around the World in 80 Days
      The Rookie
      Dudley DoRight
      Charlie the Lonesome Cougar
      Milo and Otis
      The Incredible Journey
      Treasures in the Snow
      Old Yeller
      White Fang

  47. QUESTION:
    What animated movie has mole rats in a forest who are threatened with losing their home?
    I think it's a disney movie...in the specific scene, the animals are in their home and whoever is threatening it gasses the forest around them. I thought the movie was rescuers down under but it's not. Any one who has an answer would be helpful!

    • ANSWER:
      I believe it is the 1993 film Once apon a Forest

  48. QUESTION:
    What year did Disney's first theatrical production open?
    What year did Disney's first theatrical production (Beauty and the Beast) open?

    • ANSWER:
      Beauty and the Beast opened in 1994....three years after the animated film was released.

  49. QUESTION:
    What was one of the older disney channel movies from the 1990s with fairy godmothers?
    It wasn't animated and I remember in the beginning they were taking tests and i think someone lost their wand or something so they were stuck in a building. And a kid travels to different parts of the world either using the wand or using the help of a fairy. Sorry I'm being vague. I think I saw this movie over 10 years ago so I can't really describe much.

    • ANSWER:
      A Simple Wish (1997)
      starring Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Amanda Plummer, Kathleen Turner, Ruby Dee, Teri Garr
      Wikipedia summary excerpt:
      The film begins with many fairy godmothers taking an exam,. Among them is one male fairy godmother. After a few hours of unsuccessfully trying to copy the others' exams in order to pass his own more quickly, Murray eventually finishes. Three months, we see park carriage driver Oliver Greening. After an accident with his horse, he picks up his daughter and son, Annabel and Charlie, from school, whereupon Oliver must go to his audition for a musical based on "A Tale of Two Cities".
      You can read the rest here: Meanwhile in the other world, Claudia, a former fairy godmother turned evil witch, has shown up uninvited. She is angry about having her wand taken away years ago and plans to steal the others' wands, making her unstoppable.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Simple_Wish
      YouTube might have the complete film. Here's Part 1:

  50. QUESTION:
    Why do some Disney films never air on television?
    Sometimes on the Disney channel or Disney XD, you can find Disney animated classics like Robin Hood, The Rescuers, The Emperor's New Groove, The Fox and the Hound, etc. Most of the Pixar films air as well. But how come some are never aired, like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, etc.? I own these films so it's not that I'm concerned with never seeing them, I'm just curious of why some are played often on TV and some aren't aired at all.

    • ANSWER:
      They don't air them because they are currently in the Vault and they want people to run out and buy them the day that they are released. I love Disney but they care most about making money, and they know if people think they can watch it on TV all the time than they are not going to want to run out and buy the DVD. They don't play many classics at all on the channel.

      If you're interested Beauty and the Beast is going to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 5th of this year. Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 will be released in December, and The Lion King should be released on Blu-Ray/DVD Diamond edition next March.


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