Disney movies have long been some of my favourites – my earliest memories include watching them with my sisters or my mum. They are heart-warming and funny and cheer me up when I need a it of a boost, so it was only going to be natural for me to complete my collection with all of those animated classics. It’s taken a few years, trying to find the best deals on them I could as they’re pretty expensive, but I’ve now got each of them.
I hope to someday share this collection with my children, enjoying all those movies I grew up with with our new generation. I hope to watch all of them in order as the months go by – this is one of 30 by 30 goals, watching some for the first time, others for the fifteenth! Picking out my 5 favourites was pretty difficult, given there are 53 great choices, but these are the 5 I most enjoy watching time and again. There are a mixture of old classics, mixed in with some of the newer releases, still all enjoyable after all these years.
The story of a young deer growing up in the forest after his mother is shot by hunters.
When Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.
The Lion King (1994)
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young woman named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.