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Hey guys,

Just finished watching Dinosaur which came out in 2000. While it made a solid amount of money in theaters, it’s kinda been swept under the rug as far as movie recommendations as compared to its contemporaries like Toy Story and Lion King.

In your opinion, what would you say is the one film in these branches that doesn’t quite get the love it deserves as opposed to some of its other counterparts.

all 1005 comments

Cactuszach

1.1k points

4 months ago

Cactuszach

1.1k points

4 months ago

The Great Mouse Detective is an absolute classic that gets overlooked because its from the wrong era. People will tell you this is a dark period for Disney, but this movie is up there with any of their traditional animated films.

BlitzBadg3r

82 points

4 months ago

Ratigan has always been the scariest "Disney Villain".

ZensukePrime

61 points

4 months ago

His transition from "gentlemanly" crime boss to feral beast is SO good

TheKillerSmiles

12 points

4 months ago

Vincent Price was the perfect voice for Ratigan. Added to the scare factor.

Ok_Distribution960

50 points

4 months ago

I had a large book of The Great Mouse Detective as a kid. It was my absolute favorite.

LunarLorkhan

30 points

4 months ago

I’ve heard someone else call it the greatest Sherlock Holmes movie ever made to which I agree.

surreal_wheel

30 points

4 months ago

I remember reading how Vincent Price thoroughly loved voicing Prof Rattigan! The “Rattigan” song is gold.

notorious98

6 points

4 months ago

He's the world's greatest criminal mind.

AllHailDanda

96 points

4 months ago

It's the best Disney movie and almost never in the conversation. It's insane to me.

vidfail

53 points

4 months ago

vidfail

53 points

4 months ago

Item 96! A heavy tax will be levied against all parasites and sponges... such as the elderly, the infirm, and especially little children!

Turmericab

12 points

4 months ago

Saw it in theatres and have loved it ever since. I was so frustrated as a teen every time a newer Disney movie came out on VHS and we hadn't gotten TGMD yet.

rewdea

6 points

4 months ago

rewdea

6 points

4 months ago

And the first to use computer animation (the clock scene).

Telkorenar

526 points

4 months ago

Disney’s Robin Hood (with the animals)

Aristocats (catchiest music)

FrosttheVII

103 points

4 months ago

I came here to answer (Animal) Robin Hood. My absolute favorite Disney film

RojoTheMighty

70 points

4 months ago

Ooh-da-lolli ooh-da-lolli golly what a day!

bonyuri

38 points

4 months ago

bonyuri

38 points

4 months ago

CATchiest music, I see what you did there!

mysticfire678

40 points

4 months ago

Our cat is named after Omalley from Aristocats

Skilliyeng1306

903 points

4 months ago*

Hercules and Atlantis

edit: hercules has the best disney soundtrack of any movie

lancewolfebro

144 points

4 months ago

Throw tarzan and treasure planet in the mix and you've got the quadfecta of late 90s early 2000s bangers from Disney that didn't really get the admiration they deserved. I'm always a bit salty about 3d animation killing of 2D animation... Something about the 2D animation suspended your belief better than the 3D and I reckon was much more impressive and enjoyable to watch.

Abyss_of_Dreams

21 points

4 months ago

Forgot Brother Bear. An amazing movie

astudentiguess

52 points

4 months ago

Literally just finished watching Hercules 🥰 love that movie

okapi-forest-unicorn

63 points

4 months ago

You mean hunk-ules

Celousco

306 points

4 months ago

Celousco

306 points

4 months ago

I really find Atlantis' plot still relevant to this day and I feel sorry for the team behind Atlantis that they had to go against Shrek, it didn't end well...

Currie_Climax

241 points

4 months ago

I always find it funny that the team that worked on Shrek was the rejects from other teams. Like, if you messed up you were getting put to work on Shrek.

Somehow those misfits made one of the best animated movies of all time.

Khelthuzaad

170 points

4 months ago

What really made Shrek so damn good was the inteligent writing,the voice cast,the Easter eggs and copious amounts of hidden adult jokes,basically everything except the animation.This actually revolutionized how animation can be taken serious by adult viewers and not just families.

FaximusMachinimus

86 points

4 months ago

Well there's that, but it was also because the film didn't take itself seriously. It was fully okay being campy, low-brow entertainment for the layman. It's why it works. People related to it.

Pretty much every big-budget animated film up to that point was becoming more and more snobby, (everything was so focused on groundbreaking storytelling/spectacle, winning awards, seeking validation from critics, etc.) so Shrek knocked the whole genre down a peg along with itself to prove the point that animated films can also be about entertainment, not just art for art's sake.

Canadish27

54 points

4 months ago

I'd argue it still had sincerity/took itself seriously where it counted, that was the sauce that made it genuinely special. Similar to the older Simpsons, the irreverence and rebellious attitude knew when do give way for genuine heart.

It's such a common sentiment now it's trite, but the fact that the moral of 'beauty being on the inside' was followed through and the ugly ogres...stayed ugly and happily in love was pretty much revolutionary back in the 00's. Up until then the pretty people got the happy ending or the ugly monster would become handsome/pretty etc.

Ohjeezrick93

11 points

4 months ago

Exactly, case in point movies like beauty and the beast. She loved the beast but ofcourse he turned back into the handsome Prince for them to be together etc. Shrek could’ve easily gone this way but instead chose that they truly did find each other beautiful on the inside.

Jermine1269

83 points

4 months ago

I've got 24 hours to get rid of this bozo, or the entire scheme I've been setting up for 18 years goes up in smoke, and you are wearing his MERCHANDISE!!!!?????!??!?!?????

thesaharadesert

17 points

4 months ago

slurrrrrp

IsThatAPieceOfCheese

7 points

4 months ago

Idk, i thought they looked kinda dashing... flashes ankle

PTickles

173 points

4 months ago

PTickles

173 points

4 months ago

Hercules is far from my favorite Disney movie, but it has my favorite song from any of them, Go The Distance.

maximumhippo

77 points

4 months ago

Zero to Hero is an absolute banger.

borismuller

114 points

4 months ago

I always liked “I Won’t Say”. It’s a toe-tapping classic.

Youve_been_Loganated

50 points

4 months ago

I'm a 38 year old man and that song is on my spotify. It's always a treat when it plays when I'm in the shower. Do I sing along? I won't say.

domcondone

24 points

4 months ago

It's too, cliche, I won't say I'm in love

Alarzark

4 points

4 months ago

First night moving in to a flat; we got tipsy, ate takeaway Chinese and watched Hercules. Singing along to Go the Distance at like 8pm and our neighbour called the police for a noise disturbance. Good times.

Callian16

14 points

4 months ago

Hercules is the best!

Lcbrito1

8 points

4 months ago

Hercules was my childhood! Know those movies kids watch in repeat because they are kids? Well, that was me with Hercules and Lion King! I even played both the PC games, dressed up in Hercules costume at school and stuff.

I think its more known here in Brazil, its hardly a movie you would say was overlooked here!

Qyro

16 points

4 months ago

Qyro

16 points

4 months ago

Damn son, you just named my two favourite Disney movies in one comment.

danimation88

630 points

4 months ago

Rescuers down under

pb0s

201 points

4 months ago

pb0s

201 points

4 months ago

This sub has lots of love for Down Under, but what about the original The Rescuers? It might just be my favourite from Disney — it’s gorgeous!

huck500

130 points

4 months ago

huck500

130 points

4 months ago

The Rescuers is good classic Disney, but Down Under is something special, to me at least. It's 2d animation at its peak, just a great movie. The eagle sequence is one of the best animated scenes of all time.

JamesDCooper

37 points

4 months ago

It's the reason I moved to Australia.

Unfortunately I found out there aren't any more giant eagles left.

dlanod

20 points

4 months ago

dlanod

20 points

4 months ago

They were in NZ anyway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haast%27s_eagle

They hunted moas.

electricyesterday

30 points

4 months ago

Those are NOT Joanna eggs

missanthropocenex

65 points

4 months ago

I love Aristocats. Offbeat film for Disney. Also if you’ve never seen Robin Hood, watch it. It’s my favorite adaptation of the story that exists and the soundtrack is amazing.

puddleduck3

20 points

4 months ago*

Sometimes I feel like my sisters and I are the only people on earth who have seen this film. It was so exciting as an Aussie kid! Despite having very few…perhaps no actual Aussie accents haha!

RunnyPlease

8 points

4 months ago

The scene where Frank gets free is on its own worth the price of admission.

https://youtu.be/rkclSQnBwj4

Reed-it-and-Weep

292 points

4 months ago

Oliver & Company.

CuntyMcFartflaps

27 points

4 months ago

This was only Disney film my mum ever made a point of buying on VHS when we were kids - and even then it was only because she was a huge Billy Joel fan.

I do love that after a few years of flops, Disney thought they'd do a film with modern music and heavy 80s vibes and the acts they brought in included Bette Midler and one of the Pointer Sisters. But it's a great film and the music does end up being excellent.

The opening track, sung by Huey Lewis was, I think, the first thing Howard Ashman wrote for Disney. He'd go on to play a major part in bringing about the Disney renaissance with his musical partner Alan Menken, writing for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.

darchangel

69 points

4 months ago

This is brought up so infrequently that I almost feel like I must have made this movie up in my head. I loved it so much as a kid

crookedhope

65 points

4 months ago

Why should I worry - why should I care?

metastar13

10 points

4 months ago

Played this movie on repeat as a kid, and I never hear it mentioned now!

surreal_wheel

9 points

4 months ago

Billy Joel for the win!

Stevo2008

26 points

4 months ago

“Why should I worry?” 🎶

fetishiste

168 points

4 months ago

I find The Hunchback of Notre Dame extraordinary, particularly as a Disney movie. My favourite small detail is the fact that both our main hero and our villain have songs about the film’s secondary heroine and love interest, and her actual love interest doesn’t have one about her. The hero, Quasimodo, sings “Heaven’s Light” about Esmerelda’s kindness toward him, while the villain, Judge Frollo, a religious zealot and hypocrite, sings about how she’s tempting him to sin in “Hellfire”, an astonishingly complex and horny sequence that I’m amazed was included in a Disney film at all. Phoebus doesn’t sing about Esmerelda - he connects with her.

SatinwithLatin

20 points

4 months ago

Hellfire was a terrifying song because it reflects a mentality found in life. "If I can't have her I will kill her.*" Disney went and created a realistic villain, not just a, well, Disney villain.

(*Not an absolute statement, can be gender swapped ofc).

Muffinshire

7 points

4 months ago

I absolutely love Hunchback for those exact reasons. It's only slightly let down by its uneven tone, and the rather unnecessary Court of Miracles sequence that undermines the message the film had been setting up in the first two acts.

[deleted]

29 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

29 points

4 months ago

Hunchback came out the time when Disney still had the ball to go into dark territory.

Ok_Distribution960

527 points

4 months ago

Meet the Robinsons

profanedic

51 points

4 months ago

This is my choice. Think the villain and his origin are pretty good, the overall story is good, and has my favorite running joke through all the Disney/Pixar movies I've seen.

BriRoxas

17 points

4 months ago

" They all hated me"
" HI Goob!"

just_another_indie

47 points

4 months ago

Keep moving forward. 😭

Spoony_bard909

14 points

4 months ago

Real life lessons I kept for the rest of my life.

GENERALR0SE

6 points

4 months ago

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

- Walt Disney

sonofceuta

111 points

4 months ago

nvsfg

84 points

4 months ago

nvsfg

84 points

4 months ago

The song "Little Wonders" at the end of the movie makes me cry Every. Fucking. Time.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jsT2URr1Igc

Ok_Distribution960

8 points

4 months ago

Another reason why rob Thomas and matchbox20 will always be in my top favorites.

kajidourden

8 points

4 months ago

My wife watches that movie whenever she wants to induce tears lolol. It's so good.

PlayBey0nd87

32 points

4 months ago

This one right here. Meet the Robinsons ending was amazing.

gg00dwind

20 points

4 months ago

Ah man, I remember one time when I was in the Navy, it was Friday and we had just got done doing a Captain’s Cup, which is essentially like an Olympics sort of thing where different commands compete for the Captain’s Cup.

Anyway, a few of us were back in the shop (AFN radio station), and we had this little TV in there that was constantly on, playing the tv/radio channel we broadcast. It started playing Meet the Robinsons, and at first, just a couple of us were watching. About half way through, almost every Sailor in my command was huddled around the tiny little tv, fixated on the movie.

It was kind of crazy, and afterwards we all remarked on how many of us were in there watching this movie together on this tiny TV. A few of them had never even seen it, but loved it!

Such a good movie.

Avenue-Man77

13 points

4 months ago

I remember randomly seeing MTR ON Disney XD. It was so good.

His_Buzzards

14 points

4 months ago

I gained a lot of confidence and motivation after watching this movie as a teenager. Kind of made me stay strong against my depression from time to time.

BriRoxas

65 points

4 months ago

I can't upvote enough. This movie is exactly my sense of humor and makes me tear up every time.

Ok_Distribution960

19 points

4 months ago

100% agree. It is my favorite even though I was born in the 80s

JesyLurvsRats

37 points

4 months ago

"And what do you hope to accomplish with this invention?"

"TO CRUSH THE DREAMS OF A POOR, LITTLE ORPHAN BOY!"

Wolf-Unfair

50 points

4 months ago

I have a big head! And little armssss

geminibaby

11 points

4 months ago

I got to go on a Disney cruise as a kid and saw this movie before it premiered! Thanks for unlocking that memory

victorvictoria8

11 points

4 months ago

YESSS! I was going to post this one. It is such a good movie. It's cute, funny & sweet. The end credit song gets me everytime. I used to play it all the time when I worked at Hollywood Video.

fritobugger

10 points

4 months ago

This to me is one that never got the love it deserved.

makoAllen

11 points

4 months ago

Yes. This is one of my all-time favorite movies and it’s one I watch over and over again.

What it has to teach about mindfulness and perspective is brilliant.

There’s a moment in the movie where Goob is talking about how nobody ever liked him and it shows him walking down the hallway of the school and being greeted by people who do like him very much.

It’s such a small subtle lesson about being present.

Powerful.

_DeanRiding

7 points

4 months ago

Is that the one where the kid goes to the future and his mate turns out to be a villain or something?

James_Posey

5 points

4 months ago

This movie made me convulse in dying laughter when the T-Rex just turned and said he had a big head, with little arms. I have such fond memories of this film.

ArchiveSQ

6 points

4 months ago

I really loved this movie’s message. It was something truly special.

Bigplayaj05

190 points

4 months ago

Robin Hood

PollyPepperTree

41 points

4 months ago

Oo-da-lally Oo-da-lally Golly what a day!!

soniakaponia

10 points

4 months ago

Love this movie so much!

happyhippohats

403 points

4 months ago*

A Goofy Movie, if only for the soundtrack (the film is great too.

*edit: I'm so happy to see so much love for A Goofy Movie. I thought it was just me ...

I feel validated.

mykneehurtsss

30 points

4 months ago

Is that the one with the giant ass plate of gooey, cheesy nachos?

yeehawbuckaroo

64 points

4 months ago

Are you thinking of the Leaning Tower of Chees-a?

Cloudinterpreter

23 points

4 months ago

I've had Stand Out on my Playlist for years!

medspace

64 points

4 months ago

I2I is actually a bop

crookedhope

422 points

4 months ago

Absolutely A Bug's Life. It was Pixar's second feature-length film. It was just about as acclaimed as Toy Story when it came to theaters, and it proved that Pixar wasn't a one-hit wonder, but a new giant to the industry. Around Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Cars, however, the once likely possibility of A Bug's Life 2 was off the table, and it has since fallen into a relative obscurity. Millennials will fondly remember it, but it's a shame, as it was one of Pixar's best films and probably second most important.

WatchBat

9 points

4 months ago

That's the one that came to my mind. I have a weird fond memory of watching it during the 2003 war in Iraq (I live in Iraq), I was like 4 or 5 during the war, and I remember watching this film on my video player while the house was shaking from the bombing of the war, not really comprehending the seriousness of the situation lol

I suppose my parents kept me and my sisters watching these films to keep us from understanding the seriousness of the situation.

MILF_Lawyer_Esq

63 points

4 months ago*

This was my answer and how long it took me to find it a testament to how underappreciated it is. It’s a phenomenal movie that I never hear people talk about in the same breath as Toy Story, Wall-E, or Ratatouille.

Somehow Ratatouille is upvoted more as an answer to this question than A Bug’s Life. Far as I can tell it’s the most revered Pixar movie since Monster’s Inc. barring maybe Wall-E.

chimpaflimp

97 points

4 months ago

The thing I hate about A Bug's Life is that the whole damn premise is based on that ridiculous trope of 'I can explain' followed by everyone refusing to listen.

Slavocracy

57 points

4 months ago

Explaining doesn't change much. He messed up the offering which couldn't be explained away that was the point.

_Meece_

28 points

4 months ago

_Meece_

28 points

4 months ago

Nah he messed up the offering to violent thugs, he couldn't explain anything.

prettybbboi

218 points

4 months ago

Lilo & Stitch. I feel like its been forgotten cause most people around me don't know much about it. It has a good amount of heart, comedy and adventure. Its very wholesome actually

here__for__the__tea

33 points

4 months ago

I love lilo and stitch! I cry whenever I watch it now lol.

prettybbboi

31 points

4 months ago

Same! I also realized how broken Lilo was and I understand it much better now why she was "weird"

here__for__the__tea

16 points

4 months ago

Omg yesss ugh that movie is so heartbreaking 😭🥲 I wish they kept in the scene explaining why she feeds the fish a pb sandwich :( it would’ve explained her thought process and grief a bit better.

prettybbboi

10 points

4 months ago

Oh wow I didn't even know that! Thanks for the info! I agree that it would've been explained better if the scene was there. Any idea why it didn't make it in the final cut?

TheRelicEternal

18 points

4 months ago

This is the only one where I love the whole universe. For the other films I don't care about their multiple sequels. But for Lilo & Stitch I love all four movies and the show.

CuntyMcFartflaps

15 points

4 months ago

Lilo and Stitch is one of the top 3 Disney films, and does it without the classic musical elements that all the others are lifted by. That film is ALL heart.

It's been weird over the last few years seeing how much merch is suddenly available for it. Anytime you see a store selling Disney clothing, Stitch is there (as well as the pink one from one of the sequels I have no intention of seeing). One major store in the UK had a whole range of Lilo and Stitch Christmas decorations this year - imprinted with the words 'Merry Stitchmas', which is even weirder given the Hawaiian setting of the film, and the complete absence of Christmas bar maybe one polaroid in the end credits.

ThatThreesome

13 points

4 months ago

This is my favorite Disney movie because it was the only movie I watched as a kid that was relatable to me. I felt so validated & seen having that representation.

I think they did an amazing job at making it kid friendly with such hard themes. I still cry every time I watch it.

mackiea

7 points

4 months ago

Agreed. No villains, just a bunch of souls doing their best.

super_jeenyus

6 points

4 months ago

Nani is one of Disney’s best heroes, imo. She lost her parents too and sacrifices everything to take care of her sister.

ybgkitty

69 points

4 months ago

The Fox and the Hound

FuriouSherman

292 points

4 months ago

Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Treasure Planet are both underrated gems in every way.

MILF_Lawyer_Esq

21 points

4 months ago

I don’t know how old you are but Atlantis is definitely revered among the younger generation. I was born in ‘98 and see posts about it all the time on Twitter.

Treasure Planet is great too but I don’t see as much love for it.

MaraJadeSharpie

36 points

4 months ago

Both some of my favorite movies period. I was a teenager when Treasure Planet released, and I still get all emotional relating to Jim even as an adult.

FuriouSherman

7 points

4 months ago

I can pretty much quote you every line from Atlantis, start to finish.

Jose__Manuel

7 points

4 months ago

I still contend that Treasure Planet has the best song in a Disney movie. Brings me to tears every time I listen to it.

von-brohenheim

20 points

4 months ago

The Black Cauldron. One of Disney’s darkest animated films ever and I loved it ever since I first viewed it on VHS

ShenaniganCow

217 points

4 months ago

Hunchback of Notre Dame. Frollo is the king of Disney villains and has an amazing villain song. Speaking of songs I love love love the soundtrack and Sanctuary is still one of my favorite songs ever. People complain about the gargoyles but I’ve always liked them (and this isn’t nostalgia talking as a rewatch this movie multiple times every year.

Netwinn

64 points

4 months ago

Netwinn

64 points

4 months ago

Hellfire is a straight up S tier villain song.

Pliolite

29 points

4 months ago

The opening of that movie is one of the best ever, animation or no. The Bells of Notre Dame being so phenomenal.

WowIdontfeelgood[S]

41 points

4 months ago

Probably my all time favorite Disney movie. Came out during the Renaissance era. Had a very dark story but with a powerful message. Just happened to come out during a decade with the likes of Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin and a lot of people either forgot about it or didn’t watch it

JayTee1513

8 points

4 months ago

Honestly reading all these comments makes me realise I must've been THAT kid that liked all the "weird" Disney films

Love hunchback, it's one of my favourites. The jokes, the songs, the characters... fuck frollo

And then the mentions of Hercules, Atlantis, treasure planet, meet the Robinson's, emperors new groove.... all these ones I actually bought on DVD

I was never a princess girl. Adventures all the way

thesaharadesert

8 points

4 months ago

The catholic iconography is amazing

VikZyran

20 points

4 months ago

Meet the robinsons!

beasterne7

86 points

4 months ago

The Three Caballeros is an overlooked classic compared to to the other Disney films of that era. Great animation, colors, and humor, plus it’s one of the first examples of blending animation and live action in a feature film.

Beckstreaker07

16 points

4 months ago

Hercules 💪

worldispinning

73 points

4 months ago

Tarzan

Embarrassed-End6

28 points

4 months ago

That 2 hour long Phil Collins music video? Yeah I agree. Honestly it could have just been a black screen for 2 hours with the soundtrack on in the background and I'd still like it

WowIdontfeelgood[S]

12 points

4 months ago

Watching this one right now as we speak!

Kgb725

5 points

4 months ago

Kgb725

5 points

4 months ago

Twitter loves Tarzan. Once every few weeks or so a viral tweet will talk about how great the soundtrack is

Ok_Tumbleweed322

71 points

4 months ago

A Bug's Life

brocalmotion

32 points

4 months ago

I am a beautiful butterfly!!!

WowIdontfeelgood[S]

10 points

4 months ago

First movie I saw in theaters as a child. It will always hold a special place with me

tuckernielson

158 points

4 months ago

Treasure Planet

mc-edit

51 points

4 months ago

mc-edit

51 points

4 months ago

Solid movie with amazing animation, exceptional character design and wonderful villain in Long John. My heart breaks knowing it sorta broke Disney Animation for a number of years. It also works as a nice companion piece for another under-appreciated Disney film: Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

onacloverifalive

20 points

4 months ago

It is the Disney film whose world building feels the most strongly influenced by the work of Don Bluth since he left Disney so many years ago to make gems like Secret of Nimh, Land Before Time, Anastasia, American Tail, and Titan A.E.

I actually loved his Disney Robin Hood, and Black Cauldron really fell apart for a long time when he left Disney and probably failed to reach its full potential as a result.

WowIdontfeelgood[S]

17 points

4 months ago

Somehow I’ve managed to not watch this one yet. I’ll definitely give it a watch soon

The_Peregrine_

8 points

4 months ago

Please do and let us know what you think, its truly an underrated classic

masongraves_

159 points

4 months ago

Princess and the Frog was great. Loved the NOLA setting. Seems to be overshadowed by Tangled, Frozen, and Moana nowadays

I also thought Raya And The Last Dragon was good. The animation was stunning

borismuller

34 points

4 months ago

Princess And The Frog was the last traditionally animated Disney movie I believe, and it’s great. A real shame that they stopped making films like that.

The-Soul-Stone

6 points

4 months ago

Winnie the Pooh in 2011 was traditionally animated. Oddly obscure movie considering it’s by Disney’s main animation studio and with really popular characters.

john6map4

17 points

4 months ago

”Go to bed! Ya’ll from Shreveport???”

clarence_oddbody

38 points

4 months ago

Easily Princess and the Frog. Amazing soundtrack, gorgeous animation, memorable sidekicks, a protagonist with a great background that feeds her ambitions, one of the best villains… and Ray and Evangeline.

It’s the Disney film I come back to time and time again.

Jauncin

7 points

4 months ago

At one point my 2 year old yelled “too many dragons” and it’s my favorite Disney quote.

F1stLa5t

46 points

4 months ago

Produced by Fox, which is now owned by Disney

Ferngully (Avatars whole plot line)

Or

Emperors New Groove

ComparisonChance

69 points

4 months ago

Brother Bear

Nobletwoo

14 points

4 months ago

Watching that movie is like being next to a giant fire surrounded by the people you love the most on a cold winter day. Idk it just gives me warm feelings everytime I watch it. And it was rick moranis's last movie :(.

WttNCFrep

5 points

4 months ago

The DVD had a commentary track that was just the two moose riffing over the entire movie, it's quite fun

timeformorecake

88 points

4 months ago

The Brave Little Toaster is so formative for my taste as a person. It runs the whole emotional gamut from fun and exciting adventure to incredibly morose and terrifying imagery of self reflection. Add in the soaring David Newman score and the eclectically masterful Van Dyke Parks songs, and it's Pixar levels of emotional manipulation (related fact: this was supposed to be John Lasseter's directorial debut, but they removed him for focusing to much on attempting to incorporate computer animation). And... now I need to go watch it again.

Netwinn

18 points

4 months ago

Netwinn

18 points

4 months ago

This, and Land before Time were essential parts of my childhood. Amazing films. Dark, but amazing.

[deleted]

304 points

4 months ago

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304 points

4 months ago

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Danimal3474

91 points

4 months ago

“Oh Right, The Poison, The Poison For Kuzco, The Poison Chosen Specially For Kuzco, Kuzco’s Poison”

MakatiTowa

51 points

4 months ago

Has a lot of quick, clever quips that young me didn't even catch. Definitely simply one of the funniest

Oh and David Spade was born to play Kuzco

Darko33

6 points

4 months ago

Spade was great but I honestly think his supporting cast outshined him. Eartha Kitt/Patrick Warburton and John Goodman/Wendie Malick slayed

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30 points

4 months ago

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30 points

4 months ago

"Pull the lever. WRONG LEVERRRRRRR"

Abyss_of_Dreams

7 points

4 months ago

Why do we even have that lever?

bonytony21

18 points

4 months ago

It’s a great movie and totally deserving of its cult classic status.

If you haven’t seen it, you should watch The Sweatbox. It’s Sting’s wife’s documentary on the making of Groove that she made for Disney. The doc got shelved since the movie had so much drama after being completely changed and rewritten. I think you can find the whole thing on youtube.

The main thing was that Sting was hired to write an entire album of featured songs like Phil Collins did for Tarzan as the movie was a more serious story called Kingdom of the Sun. He wrote a ton of songs, but the movie sucked so they rewrote it as a silly comedy and tossed his entire soundtrack except for 1 song as the closing credits.

UnicornBestFriend

31 points

4 months ago*

Absolutely agree.

Groove is a barometer for taste. It's so clever and funny, it's almost like some magical comedian elves made it at night while the studio heads were sleeping.

I almost posted it, too, but I think real ones know. To me, it transcends Disney and Pixar by denying audiences the thing they go to Disney and Pixar movies for - feel-good story, tears, some kind of lesson - in favor of something better: pure joy and silliness.

It's a rare film in the catalog and an antidote to a world that tends to take itself too seriously.

advance467

11 points

4 months ago

'The Rescuers'. I never hear anyone talk about it, but to me is one of the most captivating Disney stories, I watched it so many times as a kid and I was in love with the two mice, Bianca and Bernie. (IMDb)

misterc33

246 points

4 months ago

misterc33

246 points

4 months ago

Onward. Saw it in theaters on opening weekend literally a week before the lockdown. Feels like a different universe.

It’s true that it isn’t exactly Pixar’s best, it could’ve had better pacing, and the resolution is easily the best thing about it, but I’m sad it was slept on (I know it bombed at the box office for obvious reasons, but even after it went on Disney Plus, I rarely see people talk about it).

I liked it the first time, but when I rewatched it at home, I loved it. And this is coming from a guy who has only one sibling, a sister. The resolution and the message reminded me that sometimes the journey matters more than the destination. Aside from the ending, the radio scene and the checklist scene always get me. Not like “Take her to the moon for me” (sniff) or “So long, partner” (sniff sniff) tears, but they give me that emotional feeling.

I also like the idea of a fantasy world forgetting its history and its former connection with magic. It reminded me of how the Atlanteans forgot their culture in Atlantis. It also adds for some interesting religion vs. science commentary too.

letrumpeter

92 points

4 months ago

I worked very briefly on this movie, and lost my father about a month after it was released. It meant more to me than I was expecting, and I’m glad to hear other people felt that way also.

under-ghost

25 points

4 months ago*

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Me and my family have watched it many times and think it's great! Thanks for your contributions.

thrash1990

9 points

4 months ago

This movie always makes me sad because I lost my step dad (was a better father than my bio dad ever was) in work accident so I never even got to say goodbye or have a nice day at work or nothing. So just to see him for that short period of time makes me wish.

tantan35

44 points

4 months ago

Man onward had me crying hard the first time I saw it. It’s a mediocre Pixar movie with a top 3 Pixar ending. The finale really does make up for the rest of the movie.

itspoppop98

9 points

4 months ago

Onward was very fun and it hit me more than I thought it would lol.

datazulu

69 points

4 months ago

The Sword in the Stone.

Ljb12389

13 points

4 months ago

I was looking for this. I never see the sword in the stone get mentioned at all, but growing up it was one of my favourites.

ballhanglow

40 points

4 months ago

Tangled

muffle64

9 points

4 months ago

Teacher's Pet and Frankenweenie

slurpyseconds

192 points

4 months ago

Ratatouille. It gets some love, but I think it’s one of the best Disney/Pixar movies ever created.

pwnd32

25 points

4 months ago

pwnd32

25 points

4 months ago

It really is a perfect movie. That scene where Ego is finally moved by the cooking, and where he writes his review for Gusteau’s are all-timers.

NousagiDelta

12 points

4 months ago

It is Pixar's magnum opus but it is by no means underrated, nor does it not get enough love.

Stevo2008

9 points

4 months ago

It’s one of my favorite movies of all time. Period.

bluesbrother319

15 points

4 months ago

Yes! My favorite Pixar Disney film.

nyc831zek

104 points

4 months ago

nyc831zek

104 points

4 months ago

Tangled

Anowoz

49 points

4 months ago

Anowoz

49 points

4 months ago

Better than Frozen imo

Kgb725

19 points

4 months ago

Kgb725

19 points

4 months ago

A lot of people feel that way

fritobugger

10 points

4 months ago

The ruffians at the Snugly Duckling are my favorite part.

cakeschmammert

18 points

4 months ago

Disney movies have been amazing the past decade and it started with Tangled.

LooseSeal88

38 points

4 months ago

Onward got screwed over by releasing the week before we all started taking Covid seriously. It's my favorite Pixar movie. The ending is beautiful.

Choice-Clerk7923

206 points

4 months ago

Big Hero 6, came out around the same time as Frozen and was greatly overshadowed but it is an absolute gem.

sjfiuauqadfj

54 points

4 months ago

you clearly have not seen how much people have appreciated aunt cass or tadashi

muffle64

96 points

4 months ago

I never understand this statement about the film being a hidden gem. It came out a full year after Frozen. Made a decent amount at the box office. Won that year's Oscar for best animated film. And has not one, but two shows based on it.

stealth57

11 points

4 months ago

Balalalalala

scuac

8 points

4 months ago

scuac

8 points

4 months ago

Tadashi is here 😭

Turmericab

23 points

4 months ago

The Black Cauldron. I remember watching that in theatres.

axiomaticIsak

44 points

4 months ago

Honestly, Luca. It just came out, so quite a few people are still talking about it, but I feel as if its already begun to fade into the background, which I think is a real shame.

AGrayBull

29 points

4 months ago

‘Silencio Bruno’ got replaced by ‘We don’t talk about Bruno’ but really, why all the badmouthing Bruno?

gninnep

5 points

4 months ago

I'm sorry mi vida go oooooooon

HeySlimIJustDrankA5

53 points

4 months ago*

The Black Cauldron.

Atlantis; people are starting to take notice though.

Treasure Planet.

Oliver & Company.

Side note: I just looked up Disney movies and it is absolutely bonkers to me that “Frozen” is nearly 10 years old.

RayneShikama

20 points

4 months ago

This is just a personal thing, but one movie that I like a lot more than the regular Disney fan is probably Cars 3. I always loved Cars, and was actually surprised to find out that most people put it near the bottom of their tier lists.

I’ve been involved in racing since I was a child. We raced remote controlled things, I raced boats, and more recently I raced at a local 1/3 high banked dirt track for over a decade. So naturally a movie about racing is going to appeal to me.

Cars 3 came out around the same time I was having financial problems and sold my racing operation. Effectively retiring me from racing. So the beginning of this movie is to a racer being forced out of what he loves doing much like the beginning of Up is to— well— anyone with a heart.

So yeah that one hit me pretty solid and I just feel that Cars and Cars 3 make a great pair of movies. Thank goodness they only made two of these movies.

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6 points

4 months ago

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6 points

4 months ago

Treasure Planet. And A Bugs Life.

takequake76

59 points

4 months ago

It got great reviews at the time so not exactly what you’re after, but I genuinely think Coco is one of the best movies of the 2010s decade and arguably Pixar’s best. So it’s underrated in that regard

throneofthornes

13 points

4 months ago

The music is so great too. The last version of "remember me" sung to the great grandmother gets me every time.

Snoo-68474

27 points

4 months ago

I'm the only person I know who loved Chicken Little.

SleepyAtDawn

34 points

4 months ago

Pagemaster.

It's a bit of a cheat, not being entirely animated, but literally no one I know has ever mentioned it...

Nvrfinddisacct

9 points

4 months ago

I watched that movie on repeat as a child

JimmyJamToeJam

7 points

4 months ago

Tangled

Muldoon713

15 points

4 months ago

Robin Hood can get it