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Are there Disney movies you DON'T like? Classics, even?

Discussion in 'Disney Movies, Books, TV and Music' started by JennyMP03, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Edgehopper

    Edgehopper Mouseketeer

    Jan 27, 2011
    I dislike most of the canon between Lion King and Meet the Robinsons--Pocahontas, Mulan, Hercules, Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, etc. Then again, I didn't even bother seeing Brother Bear, Home on the Range, and Treasure Planet...
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  3. princess@heart

    princess@heart Need a sprinkling of Fairy Dust!!!

    Nov 20, 2005
    I pretty much agree here, except I do like Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and Toy Story. :goodvibes DH is a Cars fan for some reason. :confused3

    I really don't like the Black Cauldron. And Jungle Book puts me to sleep.
  4. Edgehopper

    Edgehopper Mouseketeer

    Jan 27, 2011
    Toy Story and other Pixar movies aren't part of the canon! I love all of the Pixar movies except Cars, which I think is OK and the GF hates (she also loves every other Pixar movie).
  5. PrincessBri12

    PrincessBri12 Spider-Man and Little Mermaid Aficionado

    Jan 27, 2013
    I know I'm gonna get a lot of hate messages for this, but I don't really like 'Beauty and the Beast.' But there's a LOT of things I like about the movie:
    • The score is beautifully made.
    • The story is crafted very beautifully.
    • The songs are very excellent. The title song and 'Be Our Guest' are on my favorite Disney song list.
    • The side characters are also a lot of fun, particularly the help in the castle.
    • I like how the movie tosses in some good comedy to lighten up an otherwise dark movie. I do find myself chuckling at scenes where Lumiere and Cogsworth are bickering.
    • The Beast is a very good male lead, even though he can be frightening in some scenes.
    • And to top it off, I can highly relate to Belle.
    It's the villain that makes the film suffer in my opinion. Whenever I think of great Disney villains, I think of something along the lines of Ratigan, Ursula and Jafar. Gaston, to me, just felt annoying, narcissistic and a complete jerk. Overall, I think this phrase sums it up: 'One bad apple spoils the whole barrel.' And Gaston's that bad apple.

    Other flicks I don't like:
    • Fantasia (although the sequel did a LOT better and felt a bit more interesting, my personal favorite segments being 'Donald's Ark,' 'Rhapsody in Blue' and obviously 'Sorcerer's Apprentice.')
    • Snow Dogs (The plot's too stupid to stomach and I think Cuba Gooding Jr. tried way too hard to be funny in this.)
    • Lady and the Tramp (The middle of the movie was very mean-spirited to me, even as an adult. Although I would give it credit that it had some great characters, a very sweet beginning and end and the songs are good. It's pretty much a sandwich movie.)
    • Sorcerer's Apprentice (Why would they take what was a great Mickey short and have the cast be completely human? That just says 'stupidity.')
  6. tianna26

    tianna26 Mouseketeer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Wall e
    Monster inc
    Cars 1 &2
    Wreck it ralph
  7. agavegirl1

    agavegirl1 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    My daughter is in California working on a project for Pixar right now and we have seen every Disney movie. She is living her dream. We have loved most of them, however, my daughter is quite the feminist and some of the older "princess" movies do bother us...(I have three very independent women who are my daughters). They love Belle and Merida but not so much Cinderella, Snow White or Aurora.

    My one son, didn't like "Robin Hood" or any princess movie for that matter.

    Disney movies are still a matter of individual taste.

    Me...and my Disney daughter....we love them all for different reasons. She is an artist and animator and her current mentor is the artistic director for "Finding Nemo" so she is thrilled.
  8. Cavy

    Cavy Earning My Ears

    Dec 15, 2012
    Sleeping Beauty :confused3

    Also, I didn't much like Wall-E. It came out when I was in grad school, and all my colleagues were excited about how it revived silent movie traditions, etc., but when I saw it I was pretty underwhelmed
  9. Ginacrella

    Ginacrella California Girl

    Apr 30, 2013
    Treasure Planet
    John Carter
    Meet the Robinsons
  10. Nakkira

    Nakkira DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2013
    I am not being smug, but Anastasia is not a Disney movie.
  11. schmeve

    schmeve Disney Nerd :-)

    Feb 12, 2013
    I'm not a fan of Pinocchio. It just never appealed to me. I'm also not a fan of the original 3 princess movies. They always bored me and it might be in part because Little Mermaid was the first movie I saw in theaters and all the princesses there after hold a special place in my heart. I hate most of the DVD sequels/prequels except Lion King 1 1/2 & The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. For some reason I remember liking Hunchback when I was younger, but I recently watched it and couldn't finish it.
  12. frost moglin

    frost moglin Earning My Ears

    Jun 30, 2013
    The plot and characters were just OK and I found the songs very boring and forgettable. Also, Shan Yu is one of Disney's worst villains IMO. He looks pretty intimidating but since he has about two lines in the entire movie he is extremely forgettable.

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves *hides*:scared:
    I understand why it was so popular at the time since it was one of the first (the first?) animated movies but it hasn't aged very well in my opinion. To me Snow White is far too passive as a character; she just sort of sits around and lets things happen to her instead of making her own decisions like Belle or Ariel (my favorite and second favorite Disney princesses respectively.) Also, the songs are nice enough but not as good as some of the songs in the Disney Renaissance movies.

    I don't hate either of them but I don't think they're among Disney's best either.
  13. littleorangebird


    Jun 19, 2013
    Okay, here it goes...............

    Sleeping Beauty
    The Rescuers Down Under
    Treasure Planet
    Brother Bear
    Home on the Range
    Chicken Little
    Meet the Robinsons

    I'm really beginning to hate Pocohontas also

    And for Pixar...............Brave, Cars, and Cars 2
  14. Swim Spence

    Swim Spence Mouseketeer

    Aug 16, 2010
    Personally, I don't hate any classics from Disney. Bambi, Dumbo, and maybe Alice in Wonderland would be considered classics I'm not big on.

    As for newer disney movies, Chicken Little, Wall-e, and Meet the Robinsons are 3 unbearable ones for sure
  15. Voigan

    Voigan Dancing with dragons

    Jul 1, 2013
    I don't mind the historical inaccuracies in the movie but the plot is far too preachy and generic for me. Also, Ratcliffe is a lousy villain. I know not every Disney villain can be as awesome as Frollo, Ursula, Gaston, or Hades but Ratcliffe seems more like a comedic villain sidekick like LeFou from BatB rather than the movie’s big bad.

    The Lion King (yes, the first one not the DTV schlock):
    I never understood why so many people like this movie so much. :confused3 OK, I admit, the first third or so of the movie is great; the Circle of Life opening, the wildebeest stampede, Mufasa’s death, and so on are all awesome. If the whole movie was as good as the first 25 minutes or so then it would probably oust The Little Mermaid as my second favorite Disney movie (Beauty and the Beast is my top favorite). But the movie kind of falls apart after Simba is exiled and it never really gets back on track.

    The second act drags on too long while Simba plays around with Timon and Pumbaa (am I the only one who find the Hakuna Matata song kind of annoying?) and Simba's decision to return to Pride Rock is too easy in my opinion. Instead of deciding to take responsibility and coming to terms with Mufasa's death on his own, Simba goes back to give Scar the boot only because Nala, Rafiki, and Mufasa tell him to.

    The finale is better than the middle of the movie but not as good as the conclusions to BatB, Mermaid, or Hunchback in my opinion. To me having Scar fight Simba directly is unfitting for his character; the movie builds him up as more of a schemer rather than a direct antagonist like Gaston. Scar knew he couldn't beat Mufasa mano a mano so he tricked him into getting stampeded by the wildebeests, but when Simba show up Scar seems perfectly willing to take him on directly instead of using his wits. There isn't really much tension to the battle since Simba is much bigger, stronger, and younger than Scar is so in a straight confrontation Scar doesn't stand a chance. *I haven't seen the movie in years so I might be remembering it incorrectly.*

    After Scar's death everything is fixed far too easily. Was Scar really such a bad king that it stopped raining, all the waterholes dried up, and all the plants died? And Simba (who has no experience leading a pride, while Scar had presumably spent most of his adult life watching Mufasa do exactly that in the hope that he would be the leader someday) can fix everything in couple of years tops? I know that several years of lean rations in which most of the pride starves to death would be too much of a downer for a Disney movie but the "Simba is back so everything is fine now" ending has always bothered me.
    I don't hate TLK but I think it's one of Disney's most overrated movies.
  16. lolainkent

    lolainkent Mouseketeer

    Jun 22, 2013
    I like this thread!

    I have an odd reason for hating Sleeping Beauty: I watched it at age 6 and was sick during it (I spare you all the details!) and I now fully associate that movie with being sick. Maybe I'll re-watch it when DD is a bit older and see if I can get past this.

    I found the middle of Peter Pan to go on forever, though I love the story and the premise (and I loved Hook as a child).

    Fantasia bored me to tears as a child.
  17. pixieprincess72

    pixieprincess72 Making Magical Memories

    May 2, 2013
    I really don't care for Cars or The Incredibles. Never bothered to see Ratatouille. Of the princesses, I'm not a big fan of Snow White. Don't think I've ever seem Hunchback of Notre Dame. Oh and I don't like all the Disney Fairy movies, although I really love Tink and Peter Pan. Never thought I was a fan of Toy Story or Monsters Inc but i recently saw Monsters U and Toy Story 3 and I've changed my mind! I enjoyed both.
    Surprised to see how many people on here dislike Pocahontas and Robin Hood- I love them!
  18. Ryan1989

    Ryan1989 Earning My Ears

    Sep 28, 2011
    I watched it for the 1st time a few months ago, and I think it may the worst Disney movie. i won't even go to Stroybook Circus or ride Dumbo anymore!
  19. mchac430

    mchac430 Earning My Ears

    Jul 5, 2013
    The Black Couldren.
  20. Tinkerboy00

    Tinkerboy00 DIS Veteran

    Nov 2, 2006
    We just tried to watch Mulan (neither of us have seen it all the way through) and realized that its kind of boring.
  21. Princess_Nikki

    Princess_Nikki DIS Veteran

    Dec 28, 2009
    I don't care for Mulan, Hercules, or The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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