Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 4: Favorite Prince

DAY 4:  Favorite Prince 

 Prince Naveen! Why? He's the first prince with a personality! Okay, that's not very nice, but he's definitely one of the more outgoing princes. Probably matched only by Aladdin, but he's technically not a prince lol. And even though he's a bit of a lazy, over confident jerk in the beginning, he obviously shapes up and is even willing to go through life as a frog to be with the girl he loves (awwww). But it's a good thing he doesn't have too!

Credit goes to the incredible artist David Kawena for the picture above. Please visit his website to view more of his yummy Disney art and other outstanding creative work!

Tiana = incredibly lucky!

Honorable Mentions:
Prince Adam aka Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid)
Prince Charming (Cinderella)
"The Prince" (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 3: Favorite Heroine

DAY 3:  Favorite Heroine 

 This one was pretty easy! Fa Mulan is easily one of the most heroic Disney characters to date, and one of the only non-Princesses in the Disney movie collection. She cuts her hair, masquerades as a man, joins the army, and pretty much kicks butt to save China. Also she get's Shang...

...mmm not bad for a clumsy 16 year-old runaway!

Honorable Mentions:
Megara (Hercules)
Tinkerbell (Peter Pan)
Elastigirl (The Incredibles)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 2: Favorite Princess

More of the 30 Day Disney Challenge!

DAY 2: Favorite Princess 

 This was a tough one as well, but I stand by my choice lol. I can still remember watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs dozens of times when I was really really little. Nothing against the other princesses, but Snow White is just so classy and lovely. And her voice has that wonderful 1930s/40s quality to it, with a bit of a Monroe-esque sound to her speaking voice. She could probably be a little less naive though... i.e. not taking food from strangers!

Honorable Mentions:
Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 1: Favorite Character

Nobody for sure knows the exact date when CP Applications will open, but based on previous years it should be a month (or less!) away. So what better way to pass the time than with the 30 Day Disney Challenge? Credit goes to Riley, since I gleaned this from her tumblr. I don't know if she made it up or not, but it's a nice find!

DAY 1: Favorite Character

 Okay, this is probably partly due to having seen Toy Story 3, but Woody has to be one of the best Disney (Pixar) characters of all time.
Now Woody, he's been my pal for as long as I can remember. He's brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind, and smart. But the thing that makes Woody special, is he'll never give up on you... ever. He'll be there for you, no matter what. 

Honorable Mentions:
Mickey Mouse (of course!)
Todd (Fox and the Hound)
Simba (Lion King)
Mulan (Mulan)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Ending of a Saga (NO SPOILERS)

Since Toy Story 3 is so recent, and many people probably haven't gotten a chance to see it yet, I'll make sure there are NO SPOILERS in this post. So never fear!
Not that I would or could expect anything less from Pixar, but the movie was really really great. Woody, Buzz, and all the favorites are back with a huge host of new characters. The storyline is a little bit more intricate than in previous films, but even the backstories of various characters all ties in to a general theme. It was previewed a bit in Jessie's tale from Toy Story 2. And as can be guessed from the trailers, the theme revolves around what happens to a toy when it's owner grows too old to play with toys. But regardless, Pixar still manages to make the movie a fun adventure with lots of humor for adults and kids.

The Toy Story series seems like Pixar's pet project, since it's what put them on the map more or less and it's the only movie they've done sequels for (though I have heard rumors of a Cars 2). So I'm sure it wasn't easy to finally end Toy Story, and honestly, it wasn't easy for me either! Those my age have really been on Andy's timeline for all these years. Toy Story came out in 1996 when I was 5. And now, over 10 years later, I'm a college student. I won't lie, I got teary at the end of Toy Story 3, because it was all so bittersweet.

On a lighter note, the short before the movie was very different. Definitely a favorite (second only to the chess playing old man, such a classic!).