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Disney Films Through the Ages

15 Sept 2021

The Disney Cartoons of Your Childhood

Feeling nostalgic and singing along to cartoons is one of our favourite hobbies, so we thought we’d get a little retro and look at the Disney films that we all loved growing up. Just find your age below and take a trip down memory lane with the magical films that defined your childhood!

60+

Dumbo

Made fun of for his massive ears, an adorable baby circus elephant is helped by a mouse to discover his true flying potential. The first in Disney’s long line of emotional support mice.

Cinderella

With Cinderella, Disney gave us Fairy Godmothers, glass footwear and the OG Prince Charming. And we loved it.

Alice in Wonderland

This film was an absolute trip. A riot of colour, adventure and surrealism with some of Disney’s most iconic characters. Special shoutout to Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and our favourite, the flamingo pretending to be a croquet mallet. 

Peter Pan

A sprinkling of magic, a shiny hook and Nana the dog. After seeing this film, we never wanted to grow up either.

50-59

Lady and the Tramp

Romance, dogs and spaghetti. It’s literally the perfect combination of things.

101 Dalmatians

What’s better than one adorable dalmatian? Well, 101 of course. This is hands-down the best film for anyone who is puppy obsessed. And we know Cruella is supposed to be the villain but damn, she is kind of iconic. We could totally get behind her killer wardrobe, if only she liked faux fur.

The Sword in the Stone

A whimsical re-telling of a young King Arthur and his legendary wizard companion. And lest we forget Archimidis, the grumpy owl hiding a heart of gold who just wants some peace and quiet. The older we get the more we feel him. This film also featured one of Disney’s most charming animation sequences ever with all of Merlin’s belongings magically marching into his bag before his big trip. Merlin, can you come over and help us pack for our holidays? 

40-49

The Jungle Book

Famous for being the last film that Walt Disney himself ever worked on, this charmingly wild tale follows Bagheera, Baloo and Mowgli through the Indian jungle on an epic adventure full of friendship, danger and the bare necessities.

The Aristocats

As if we didn’t already, everybody wanted to be a cat after this film came out.

Robin Hood

This film is to blame for us standing up in class for show and tell and talking about how cool it was that Robin Hood was actually a fox. 

30-39

The Rescuers

Rescuers by name, rescuers by nature. These two mice weren’t here to sing and sew, they were here to rescue a girl kidnapped by an evil treasure hunter with terrible makeup. And they did it, baby.

The Fox and the Hound

We’re not crying, you’re crying.

The Little Mermaid

A film full of gadgets, gizmos, whozits, whatzits and thingamabobs. And one fabulous sea witch that we couldn’t help but be a little obsessed with.

25-29

Beauty and the Beast

It’s a tale as old as time. A sweepingly romantic and endlessly elegant love story, with a ballroom scene that’s been playing on a loop in our brains for decades. It also sparked an entire generation of men *trying* to grow a beard as impressive as Beast.

Aladdin

Starring one of Disney’s most beloved and bluest characters, Robin Williams gave the editors over 16 hours of material for the Genie which is wild.

The Lion King

NANTS INGONOYAMA BAGITHI BABAAAA. There we have it. The single most epic song to ever exist. The Lion King wasn’t messing about when it burst onto our screens, and it hasn’t stopped being iconic for a single second since.

Pocahontas

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon? No? Well, you know who has? Pocahontas. It’s impossible to watch this film and NOT want to be Pocahontas. Not only that, but she casually gave us one of the greatest Disney songs of all time (in our humble opinion). Omg Pocahontas yes, yes we do want to paint with all the colours of the wind, please teach us how.

24 and under

Hercules

Now we know genies and lamps is another film, buuuut if we had three wishes: the first would be for the Muses to sing/narrate our entire life, the second one would be to have just 1% of Hercules’ muscle mass, and the third would be to have the flaming hair volume of Hades. Sigh.

Mulan

Despite impossible pressure from her family, her ancestors and ultimately her entire country (#pressure), our main gal Mulan wasn’t afraid to be herself and follow the voice inside. Also, watching her climb up that wooden pole with a piece of rope and her core, well damn. Since we sometimes struggle to lift ourselves from a chair without grabbing onto something, we were truly impressed. Then and now.

Tarzan

The epic jungle film that put Phil Collins on the Disney map and made us all want an 8-pack. Tarzan what’s your workout routine? Asking for a friend.

Lilo & Stitch

The classic story of a girl and her dog, except the dog is the galaxy’s most-wanted extraterrestrial. Ya know how it is. Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, meets Stitch when he crash lands on earth, and through her kindness, faith and unwavering belief in ohana (the Hawaiian concept of family), she breaks through Stitch's hard and slightly criminal exterior, and teaches him how to love.

The Princess and the Frog

Easily one of the hardest working Disney princesses of them all, Tiana held down two jobs as a waitress, *including* overtime, all to save enough money to transform an old sugar mill into the restaurant of her dreams. AND she pretty much rescued every man, frog and crocodile she met along the way. An explosion of colour and soul, this whole film is a treat…not to mention hearing Dreamgirl Anika Noni Rose belt her heart out as a frog. Tingles.

If this isn’t enough Disney (because in our opinion, you can never have enough Disney) explore our entire Disney range here!

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