You got the touch
You got the power
After all is said and done
You've never walked, you've never run,
You're a winner
You got the moves, you know the streets
Break the rules, take the heat
You're nobody's fool
as we discuss favorite animated films, dirk diggler serenades us :D
as far as classic disney goes, i have to say dumbo. everyone cites bambi's mom dying as that ultimate disney tearjerker… for me it was dumbo's mom being imprisoned and singing “baby mine” to him, with that lone trunk sticking out and cradling him… even as an adult, man.. that shit still kills me. plus that awesome pink elephant scene… i dunno. i love it.
as far as (yes, pop-pandering and corporate-run) more modern disney, it's all about the little mermaid, beauty and the beast, and aladdin. i can STILL sing nearly any given song from either of those movies off the top of my head. hell, i OWN all three. of course, those were the movies that caught me at my most young and uncynical, so i imagine that would have something to do with it. and of course the first land before time… talk about tearjerkers, JESUS.
as far as the more recent ones that have been mentioned (i'm very glad the iron giant was brought up), i'm suprised noone said anything about south park. how brilliant a send-up of modern-era disney is that film? the songs are so incredibly well written and woven into the story; the quality would be absolute disney caliber if not for the content. and as far as the story goes, incredibly brilliant satire. a show under fire for its language, and what does it do? the creators make a show inside south park's universe, which is exactly what they themselves are accused of being - foul mouthed and repetitive comedians relying only on cheap jokes and shock value, and the parents in south park mirror the parents in real life.
sorry, i didn't mean to rant on this long… but yeah. i go for south park.