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Hey all! What is your favorite "Classic" Walt Disney movie? I absolutely love the Fox and the Hound. By classic I mean, Fantasia, not Fantasia 2000, or The Lion King, not the Lion King 1 1/2. Would love to hear your response!

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The Lion King.

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Lion King

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None in particular. Most of them are okay.
By the way, "The Lion King" is actually Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in lion form.

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Does Pirates of the Caribbean count? If yes, that. If not, the Lion King. Just because of Timon & Pumba.

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The Lion King.

And for something new to say-
2nd Place: Aladdin.
Distant 3rd, possibly Beauty and the Beast.

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[curmudgeon]Hrmph. Lion King is NOT classic Disney, in my mind. Neither is Fantasia, Alladin, Beauty and the Beast (ARGH) or any of the other abjectly horrible movies created and marketed towards 7-year old girls in the last seven years or so. Well, perhaps Fantasia was decent, but I heavily disliked the others. The best Disney movie ever made was The Sword and the Stone. Second to that, I would say, would be Robin Hood. Third place goes to Jungle Book, hands down. There are a few other good ones, but those three jump to mind. Ach, all of those are probably far before your time, anyway.[/curmudgeon]

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Snot it Stughalf!
Lion King RULEEEEZZZZ!!!

Okay maybe not that much, but its a good film!

Gotta think... The father of simba gets a son, its a lot of jowze and zowie, but a malicious looking lion gets sour because Simba the son is gona be king.
The old king dies, Hamlet gets very sad, but the old kings ghost comes up, saying that "The guy that I don't remember the name of!" (Drumrol), stabbed him in the back and that- Okay, I don't have the time to sumarize both stories, but, yeah they have a certain degre of similarity.

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Noooooo it has to be The Aristocats!

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By the way, "The Lion King" is actually Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in lion form.
Except for The Lion King's happy ending... not enough people die for it to be considered Hamlet. The Lion King's body count is something like two, give or take a wildebeest, while Hamlet's is quite a bit higher.

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The Sword in the Stone, easily. However, I saw it a few months ago for the first time in many years, and was surprised at the high number of references to contemporary things, such as airplanes, trips to Bermuda, etc. But it's such an enjoyable film regardless, with wonderful humor and a good moral to the story. The animation may not be of the highest quality, but it has a charm about it that is lacking in many of the more polished Disney productions.

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^ Ah, finally a chap with taste! My sentiments exactly. The simple charm present in films like The Sword in the Stone and Jungle Book simply hasn't been equalled in the more dramatic and flashy, but yet strangely empty, newer Disney films.

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I've never even seen the Sword in the Stone.. IMAGE(What is the best Disney movie_files/frown.gif)

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The Sword in the Stone is not directly based on the legend of King Arthur. It has modern references because it is based on the book The Sword in the Stone written by T. H. White in 1938.

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British Torpedo Plane Tactics seems like the obvious candidate to me.

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Oh that sounds sooo Disney like! IMAGE(What is the best Disney movie_files/rolleyes.gif)

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<_< Lilo and Stitch BECAUSE IT IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC

-_- It's the greatest franchise of all time, third only the movies Death to Smoochie with Edward Norton and Hudson Hawk with Bruce Willis.
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I detest Disney films. After a full two minutes of reflection, I cannot think of a single Disney film I wouldn't smile about only over the ashes thereof. Let me know if they ever put something decent out.

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Well, The Lion King is decent. IMAGE(What is the best Disney movie_files/biggrin.gif)
As is Aladdin.

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Unless you've seen The Sword in the Stone and/or Jungle Book, TM, you may wish to suspend judgement.

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I can't vouch for The Sword And the Stone, but Jungle Book is an excellent film.

That being said, I can't believe Spiderweb has sunk to the level where we are discussing our favourite Disney films.

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Rather sad, certainly, but we've sunk far lower than this, even in the short period of time in which I've been here. At least a few Disney movies have been legitimately good, making this thread at least slightly respectable. The same simply cannot be said for STD's name change thread, just as an example.

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I'd have to say Bambi. I also love Fantasia. Sword in the Stone was ... meh. Jungle Book was better.

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Bambi or Snow White.

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Hey, use http://www.imdb.com/ and you will see the film there. 1943 film, if I remember correctly.

Of course, I was lying. In all seriousness Der Fuehrer's Face is the equal of pretty much anything they've made in the past 50 years.

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