Fairytale News | My love for Disney.


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If you are a follower or someone who regularly visits my blog, you’ll know by now that I’m a lover of Disney & fairy tales. There is something about these two that makes me feel extremely happy. Today I want to share you more about myself, starting with my top 3 favorite Disney movies. I’m inspired to share this topic, because recently there is something we call ‘#DisneyJourney’ on Twitter. Me and some other girls are rewatching all the Disney movies and it’s hilarious to see everyone’s comments. Note: I also like Disney Pixar and other animation companies, like DreamWorks.

Disney is magical to me. There are powerful lines and the movies contain much wisdom in my opinion. I don't love every movie they have made. Snow White is my least favorite princess and I'm not a huge fan of Pinocchio, but they still mean something to me :)



1. Beauty and the beast.
SURPRISE, haha. This has always been my number 1 Disney movie. There are actually 3 different Beauty and the beast movies, but I'm talking about the real movie, not the spin-offs. The reason I love B&TB so much: Belle is a reader and she showed me that it’s okay to be ‘different.’ She was the strange one in her village and she didn’t really care about it. She is intelligent and kind. The whole message of this movie is wonderful. It’s refreshing to have a story where the girl saves the boy – and where there is no insta-love. + this movie has the BEST library. Plus, best quote ever:
For beauty is found within.


These two numbers changed over the years, but for now I'm going to settle with:

2. Frozen.
It was a tie between this one and number 3, but the thing that won me over is the sister-sister bond. The act of true love was so unique and new, I love what Disney did here. They managed to produce a heart-warming story filled with these catchy songs. How can you not melt during the ‘do you want to build a snow man’ song? Or sing out loud with ‘let it go’? And it’s awesome how they ridicule the whole love-at-first-sight.

3. Tangled.
I can say one thing: Flynn Rider! He must be Disney’s most adorable prince. I also really like Rapunzel and how they didn’t make her too naive. I mean, she hits him with a frying pan, you got to love this girl.

What I also like is how they made Mother Gothel look more human. She shows that over the years, she started to care for Rapunzel. When Rapunzel asks for the special paint for her birthday and Gothel goes on a far journey to get them. It made her a more realistic villain with a more complex story, instead of someone who is 100% evil.


Other movies I would name are: The little Mermaid, Mulan, Aladdin, Tinkerbell, Pooh and Treasure planet.

The list of future releases make me sad (HAVE TO WAIT SO LONG) and happy (SO MANY) at the same time. Disney has a very special place in my heart and I’m not ashamed about it. I honestly don’t care if people laugh at me or if they find it childish. Disney showed me things while growing up and I’ll never forget that. It's also the reason I have Disney trinkets scattered around my room.  If there is something in your life you like and it makes you happy, you should not care about the opinion of others.

What are your favorite Disney movies and why?

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  1. BaTB is a fave of mine, too, and for exactly the reasons you stated. I actually decided a few weeks ago with my sister to re-watch our fave classic Disney movies. :D

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    1. Cool! You should post some on your thoughts on Twitter with the #DisneyJourney :D

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  2. Did I ever tell you I didn't see Beauty and the Beast until I was FIFTEEN? I regret that now, because it could have easily been a favorite of mine. Now it isn't really, because I didn't grow up with it. Tangled is definitely one of my favorites - it's just flawless, tbh. I loved Frozen as well, so much. When I was little I mostly watched the same Disney movies (Lion King 1+2, the Little Mermaid 1+2, Cinderella, Jungle Book) and Lion King is probably my favorite. I also really, really liked the Princess and the Frog, because of the different portrayal of characters (like the spoiled best friend who is actually compassionate, and the hard-working MC). All in all, Disney movies are just wonderfully wonderful, and I'm so happy we're doing #DisneyJourney! :)

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    1. No, I didn't know that :o I can see how it's not your favorite now. I think it's also because I grew up with it. It made a lasting impression on me. I also like the change-up from Princess & the frog. I love Scar from The Lion King :D I'm extremely happy with DisneyJourney! Just another reason for me to watch them, haha.

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  3. Ahhh Disney! I love Disney movies soooo much! At the moment, Frozen is definitely my number one, but I really really love Mulan! I adored the songs and the story line and I used to watch this one over and over again when I was younger. And also, I have never really seen a Disney movie entirely in English until I was about 15. I used to watch them videotapes in Dutch all the time. Love them so much :3

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    1. I used to watch them on videotapes in Dutch too! I even kept some of them just for the sentiment :D

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  4. Ahh, Beauty and the Beast is so swoon-worthy. <3 Frozen was enjoyable and I thought Tangled was a bit meh, but we all have our own opinions. :) My favorite Disney movie's Mulan--I loved the action, the romance, and the Chinese traditions mixed in. My least favorites are probably Snow White and Brave *shudders*

    Great post Mel! :D

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    1. Mulan is definitely a good movie. I love her character :D

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  5. We like completely different films but I am very much excitrd and love Disney. Excited about Maleficent?

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  6. DISNEY *squeals* Disney is the best. I absolutely agree with you on Snow White and Pinocchio. Fun fact: I was never allowed to watch Sleeping Beauty or Pocahontas growing up. I finally watched them in middle school and HATED Sleeping Beauty's animation that I never liked the princess. But before that, I hated the overwhelming pink as a child so whatever. I love your top picks, they'd probably be mine! Although, I'd need to sneak Mulan in there because that movie NEVER gets old for me.

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  7. I am absolutely obcessed with Disney Princesses. I love everything about them. Phocahontas and Snow White top the bottom of my list. My favorites are Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa, Merida, Airel, Tiana, Belle, Aurora, Cinderella. Lion King is one of my favorite Disney movies. I always cry when Mufasa dies. Disney has always been a part of who I am. I have Disney stuff all over my room and I often talk about Disney related things. I am never going to be ashamed for loving Disney. I don't think anybody should be.

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    1. I think we would be best friends in real life! My room has little pieces of Disney everywhere and I love talking about it too :D

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  8. Ooooh nice! I haven't watched any of these for quite some time now, though I remember REALLY loving Tangled, because Flynn and Rapunzel worked so well together <3 And FROZEN! Gosh that movie was adorable :D I wonder if they have online copies now, so I can rewatch XD And I love Aladdin too, of course! :) (I was named after the Disney Princess after all! It's quite frustrating that most people think I was named after the flower). So yeah, thank you for sharing your love for Disney, Mel! <3

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    1. I've already seen it twice <3 and I love that you are named after her!

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  9. I love Disney movies but I couldn't pick a favorite! Beauty and the Beast is really great and I love that there is no instalove too. I actually haven't watched an animated Disney movie in years and I haven't even watched Tangled or Frozen. I did hear they are really good, and they are in your top 3, so I must fix this.

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  10. I love this post Mel. <3 You are awesome. I also love Disney SO SO MUCH. And DreamWorks. And just all animated movies. Kind of. (I really adore Studio Ghibli. <3 Have you seen those movies?) Hmm. Favorite Disney movie? HAH. But yeah. Tangled. <3 Always. And Frozen close behind :D Just like you, lol. They are just perfect. Tangled because of Flynn. He is the best. And I love all the songs. And I just love everything about it. And Frozen.. just so so good. Loved it. I also love The Little Mermaid. <3 And The Lion King. And SO MANY more. Agh. Thank you for sharing this awesome post :)

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    1. Muhaha, thanks :D I've never heard of Studio Ghibili! Need to change that, I'm going to look them up.

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  11. While it's not my favourite (don't kill me, I still love you Mel) I really like Beauty and the Beast. Mostly because of Belle, and how she doesn't care if people think she's strange or peculiar. She's fabulous.

    The sister/sister thing in Frozen is my main reason for loving it so much. I think more animated movies should focus on sibling/family relationships instead of the usual True Love story. When it happened, it reminded me of Emma/Henry from OUAT XD *sobs*

    FLYNN RIDER IS THE BESTEST.

    And oh my god, TREASURE PLANET! That's one of my all time favourites, and so few people ever talk about it. I can't wait until we get to this part of our Disney Journey (if people's internets cooperate, hopefully it won't be long) because JIM >>>>

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    1. Okay, I won't kill you ;) I like you too much. Haha, OUAT is everywhere :D It's almost like Treasure Planet isn't a Disney movie at all.. and I really like it!

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  12. Yay! I love Disney too! And though I've watched Beauty and Tangled, I really only remember Tangled since I watched Beauty when I was like 6! I did really enjoy Tangled though. I think Rapunzel is for sure in the top five princesses. And Flynn Rider! <333 I also really liked Up (the soundtrack was GORGEOUS) and Aladdin (A Whole New World!!!) and Mulan which are all somewhere up there on my list of favourite Disney movies. Also really loved Toy Story, Ratatouille, Meet the Robinsons, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo (omg sequel!!!), Wreck It Ralph, and Brave!

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    1. I still haven't seen Meet the Robinsons :o I do LOVE Wreck-it-Ralph and I can't wait for the sequel of Finding Nemo :D

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  13. I can't pick between Tangled and Frozen, both are so utterly fantastic. Although I must say I sing along to the Frozen soundtrack and can't really remember the songs from Tangled despite seeing it so many times. And of course, The Lion King will always hold a place in my heart -- just so sad. :(

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    1. There is one song from Tangled, the one where they are at the lake, which is just stunning <3

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  14. Of course I'm a huge Disney fan as well. And Beauty and the Beast is my favorite. My next favorites include The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, but Frozen is way up there now. And I do love Tangled, too. Oh and Lady and the Tramp! I'm not usually a fan of animal movies, but Lady and the Tramp is an exception.

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    1. Funny, I don't hear many people talk about Lady and the Tramp. The beginning with the rat always scared me when I was little.

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  15. Ha ha, I already knew Beauty and the Beast was your favorite movie ever! ;D
    Not because I am a stalker, but because your old blog header had a beautiful rose and that's the main symbol for Beauty & the Beast in my opinion. I LOVE your new blog theme by the way, especially all the colors you used! :D<3
    I'm totally with you on Frozen and Tangled being in my top three favorite Disney movies for the exact same reasons. I love that Frozen did the whole true love thing with sisters (and the soundtrack for it is AMAZING so that helps ;D) & like you said for Tangled, Flynn Rider! <3 He is SO like Thorne.

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    1. Thanks Kelly <3 Yes, that's why I kept the rose!

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  16. I LOVE your header! It's so pretty! (It's changed a bit around here since the last time I visited! Haha)

    Top three Disney movies? So tough, but I'm a big fan of the classics - Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast...oops, that's four! Haha

    I've also got a soft spot for Mulan and Lady and the Tramp - I rented Lady and the Tramp so often as a kid that the video store owners gave me the movie! Haha

    I haven't seen Frozen, but I feel like the only person left on the planet who hasn't!

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    1. Haha, I went through a lot of designs while you were away! When it comes to Disney, it's okay to cheat a little ;)

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  17. Okay, okay. If you loved FROZEN then I clearly have to see it too. :) I have always had a soft spot for Belle & Beast as well!

    Among the Disney fairy tales, I also love Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid. I know they change things, but I still enjoy them.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. Oh yes, I was really surprised with the twists Disney made and how they laugh at love-at-first-sight.

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  18. I love Disney movies too :) My family and I just went to DIsney World earlier in Jan. It was a blast, my fiance was a good sport about it and we got lots of pictures with characters! Little Mermaid is my favorite then Beauty and the Beast :) I will have to post some pictures of our trip, we got to eat in Beast's castle and it was AWESOME! Everything was so intricate. I really really need to see Frozen though. Rapunzel is great too, I have a life size cut out of both her and Ariel, they wear all my race medals (5Ks, Half marathons, etc). I got them as joke gifts but I can't seem to get rid of them.

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. That's just awesome <3 I went to Disney once in France, but it wasn't spectacular :(

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  19. I have so many favourite Disney movies! I watched Frozen yesterday and I loved it! So that one is definitely on my list now. The Little Mermaid has always stuck with me. I remember I had this time period when I was about seven and I watched it almost everyday. Haha, I was crazy obsessed! I love watching Disney movies after a long time and realising how much I didn't understand when I was small. ;)

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    1. I did the same with Beauty and the beast, haha.

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  20. Beauty and the Beast has ALWAYS been my favourite as well. I'm definitely a child of the 90's Disney era - honestly I love all of them. With the exception of Hercules (I know, I know, I'm crazy). I haven't been a hugest fan of the early 2000s (I didn't like Emperor's New Groove. Shocking I know!), but the more recent ones have been fantastic. Especially Frozen - I watched it last week and YES it was everything I hoped for! That soundtrack...it's like we're finally hitting a new Disney makes the best soundtracks ever stage. I loved Alan Menken (he did almost all the 90's Disney movies). It helps (and hurts) that I'm a classical musician so I care that much more about the soundtracks (and am that much pickier haha)

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    1. I kinda like Hercules, but I'm not a fan of Emperor's New Groove either!

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  21. I really enjoy Disney myself and have my whole life. My favorite movie is Cinderella. I don't know what it is about that movie but I love it sooo much. I have been re-watching and reading all the books that movies are based off of and love that. It has been so fun to see the differences. I am halfway through all the movies now!

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  22. oooo You know I haven't seen FROZEN! I like the idea of the sister bond too - I think its still in theaters maybe I need to go see it this week! Yes best library ever in Beauty in the Beast haha

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  23. My favourite Disney movie is actually one that not a lot of people seem to have seen- The Fox and the Hound. And I love Robin Hood as well. And obviously Frozen is a new favourite because omg the songs were amazing.
    Disney make such awesome movies :D

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  24. I'll definitely have to check out that hash tag on Twitter, I love all things Disney!!! :D
    When I was little my favorite Disney movie was The Aristocats, but now I'm in love with Tangled. Whenever I'm sick or down, I'll just stick the DVD in. The songs are so cute and catchy, and I love how determined they made Rapunzel and her frying pan, and the floating lantern scene is awesome! Plus, FLYNN RIDER. :)
    Great post!!!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  25. I love all things Disney too. I'm even trying to force my love of all things Disney onto my kids! Such great picks for your favorite movies, Beauty and the Beast (I love the songs in this one) is also one of my favorites along with The Rescuers (one of the first I remember watching), The Princess and the Frog (I loved that they went back to old-fashioned animation for this one), The Aristocats. Oh my, I could go on and on all day! Frozen was cute too. I took my son a few weeks ago and he loved it, I have been meaning to go back with my daughter.

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    1. As you should! Haha. Disney is the best while growing up :)

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  26. I am quite embarrassed to admit that I have not seen Frozen or Tangled. I don't get a lot of time to watch TV or movies lately and what time I do have goes to catching up on shows. So I haven't seen a lot of the more current Disney movies. But I love the classics. I love Beauty and the Beast. I also love The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. I am actually going to go see The Lion King on Broadway with my best friend in March! And Disney World is really the happiest place on Earth. It kills me that my niece has barely seen any of the classic movies. I am slowly trying to remedy that. But your love for Disney is not silly or childish. Disney is really really great!

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    1. What a shame! I hope you'll be able to see them some day :)

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  27. I love Disney! I think those three and Sleeping Beauty are my favorites. But I love The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Aladdin, The Incredibles, Meet the Robinsons....I love sooooooo many Disney movies. I like the music, characters, romance, everything. They are just fun.

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  28. Those are actually my 3 favorite Disney movies too!! I also love The Little Mermaid. The library in B&TB, I know, I've always wanted it. Belle is basically my spirit animal

    Emily from Blue-Eyed Bibliophile

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  29. Awww, I'm the same way! And Beauty and the Beast is my favorite too! I actually just saw a touring company perform the stage version of BatB a couple of weeks ago. I'm absolutely OBSESSED with Frozen right now. :) Aren't all the little jabs at Disney's conventions awesome??

    And you know what, I feel like I always like people who love Disney more than people who dislike or only kind of like Disney. There's something so nice about people who can recognize the value of what children's movies and what the magic in them can do for you. Sure, not every movie Disney has ever made is perfect or even good, but those enduring ones are special. :) :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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    1. I feel that I have a special connection with people who like Disney!

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