Visually breathtaking Disney movies:
8/?? - Sleeping Beauty
remember when Rabbit made a decorative and functional wall piece out of Pooh’s ass?
From print to screen - Disney’s films vs. gorgeous book illustrations
MOST UNDERRATED DISNEY FILM EVER
It’s a fucking travesty that Esmerelda is not given the same recognition for being an awesome and important Disney heroine as the princesses. Seriously I loved her when I was a kid and I love her now
Parts of this film are also still just so relevant
Especially this scene
The mob mentality and alienation and abuse (especially from those in a position of power to change the status quo and claim to help) is still seen on a daily basis, as well as the villainisation of those who stand up against injustice.
And for a nice change its not a Disney film about while people finding love because thats all that matters right ¬¬
I love this film so fucking much, best Disney film ever
I miss this movie so much ;_;
The heroine is a goddamn awesome WOC who isn’t made into a princess by the end or anything but is still poor, it’s about fighting actual real-world evils like social injustice and religious hypocrisy, and the protagonist doesn’t get the girl in the end but values her as a person enough to be okay with her just being his friend.
And this movie was really poorly received by family audiences, as if the kind of lessons in it are somehow inappropriate for children, even though there’s something in it I definitely connected with as a kid because this has been my favorite Disney movie ever since I first saw it. The more I look back on it, the more bullshit I see in the kind of criticism this movie got.
Questionable Concept Art of “2008’s Rapunzel” version.
AWKWARD J.LO AND ANTONY ARE WHOEVER DAT GAI IS NO MO.
excuse me where is the queen tho
Annie Liebowitz you have officially lost the plot.
some of these look like TERRIBLE manips.
I still love the Rachel Weisz one from the original batch (and the one where Julianne Moore is Arielle and Michael Phelps is a merman). But they get worse every year.
When talking about this movie, people frequently bring up the fact that the message boils down to the fact that, in the end, it really does matter what you look like, and that the ugly guy won’t ever get the girl no matter how nice he is.
Well. Those people are wrong.
Think harder. There are three contenders for Esmeralda’s affections - Frollo, Quasimodo, and Phoebus. Frollo has zero affection for Esmeralda. No affection, no respect, no good feelings at all. All he feels is lust. And when he looks at her, all he sees are her faults (or what he believes are faults). He sees her a sexy gypsy who has spent her whole life in sin. And that causes him to feel lust. Because of this, he is incapable of seeing her good heart and truly decent soul. He sees a problem in need of fixing.
The audience wants Quasimodo to get the girl because he’s nice and she treats him well, and he deserves to catch a break for once in his life. And those things are all true. However. That line of thought essentially equates Esmeralda to his prize, to an object rather than a person. The problem with a Quasimodo-Esmeralda pairing is the exact opposite of Frollo. Frollo sees no good qualities in her, Quasimodo sees no bad qualities. He puts her on a pedestal and blinds himself to any mistakes she may make or flaws in her personality. He idolizes her in a way that is not healthy.
But Phoebus… Phoebus sits between the two: he sees her good, he sees her bad, and he can see the whole picture. He sees Esmeralda as she actually is - a person. She is not a sinful creature in need of reform and she is not a perfect specimen of humanity. Phoebus is the only one who can see that, and the only one who respects her as a person instead of a prize.
And that’s why the pretty guy gets the girl.
I adore this movie and I get so tired of that argument.
I laughed way more than I should have had.
Now here is a riddle, to guess if you can, sing the bells of Notre Dame. Who is the monster and who is the man?