Encapsulating the entire journey of a studio that has made movies for 100 years is not an easy task.
Disney opened its doors in 1923 with the business of selling dreams, creating the biggest shop and ensuring it had the best content to offer. Soon, the studio established itself as one that revolves around the magic of the world and the power it holds. Over the years, the studio has given us some of the most precious movies that we have rejoiced in and loved. Now, as the studio marks its 100 years in the business with 'Wish', a story deemed not so worthy. Let us celebrate the studio by reminiscing about the old times and the best movies.
Encapsulating the entire journey of a studio that has made movies for 100 years is not an easy task. We aren’t claiming these five are the only best movies the studio ever created, but they certainly define the golden age of the studio that it enjoyed in the last century. So, this could also be an introduction to an era of Disney that many of us might not have witnessed or weren’t even born when it unfolded. So, get on board.
Walt Disney’s love for nature and his quest to be an advocate for it were very evident back in the day. Adapting Bambi into an animated movie was no surprise but a happy update. Bambi was a coming-of-age drama, but that of a deer. It was a movie so emotional, detailed, and vibrant that it is still remembered as one of the best the studio had to offer.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Thanks to lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken, Disney got the best album of its entire existence with The Little Mermaid. A movie is emotionally so deep that, when not connected to the real world, it is a tough task to achieve. The Little Mermaid came into being after a dull phase for the studio and took it to new heights. Set in the underwater world of Atlantica, the movie is still one of the favourites for many
The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
This was Disney entering a new century and trying to cope with the changing times. But in the tough times, they ended up making the funniest movies of all time, and the humour of the movie is, to date, unmatched. The Emperor’s New Groove is not just about its animation or music; the writing was top-notch.
A puppet comes to life and adds colour to a lonely man’s life. Pinocchio spoke to the masses in more than one way. It was a movie that came right after Snow White and had the pressure to replicate the success of the highly acclaimed movie. The animation in Pinocchio was masterful, and the vibe that travels between emotions and horror is still unparalleled. No advancement in technology can achieve what the simplicity of 1940 did.
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Disney found its feet and direction with the release of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. This is where it all began. Feature-length animation, beautiful animated characters resembling real people but still very much fantasy-like, songs, and more. The movie is still a benchmark in the world of animated movies and, if adjusted for inflation, is still the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.
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