DISNEY FILMS WE GREW UP WITH
So much changes over the years that your little one’s experiences growing up will be very different from yours. For a start, they’ll never remember a time before the Internet or that Pets Win Prizes was an actual Saturday night TV show.
The one constant in every childhood though, is Disney. Disney have been creating inspiring and charming fairy tales since the early 1900s and today they’re still the masters at it.
We all grow up with Cinderella, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, but the really exciting thing is being the first generation to enjoy a new Disney film. To celebrate our new Disney collections, we thought we’d compare the films we grew up with, to the ones our little ones are enjoying.
So here are the Top Five Disney Films We Grew Up With:
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Kicking off a renaissance of Disney films in the late 80s/90s, this film remains a classic. From the traditional story by Hans Christian Andersen, through to the incredibly catchy songs that inspired a new wave of classic Disney tunes. There’s still few places as fun as under the sea.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Bet you didn’t expect that, did you? We’ve put this one on the list because we feel it’s an overlooked classic. Darker than you may remember, this tale is full of drama and tension with a soundtrack unlike anything Disney had done at the time. It’s definitely worth a re-watch.
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
This was the film that really cemented Disney’s return to form (though we’ve always had a soft spot for Basil the Great Mouse Detective). With some of the first exceptional uses of CGI in Disney films, and the always-loveable Angela Lansbury, this quickly found a place in our hearts.
An absolutely classic Disney film, and a fitting tribute to the late great Robin Williams, Aladdin was a thrill a minute with some of the best gags of any Disney film. There’s never a bad time to re-watch this gem, or should that be ruby?
THE LION KING
Well, for most parents of our age, this remains one of the great tragedies of our generation. The death of Mustafa forces Simba on a journey of discovery to reclaim his place as king, defeating the evil Scar in the process. Sorry, we should have said, spoilers!
So there you have it, that’s our selection, but feel free to suggest your own favourites. Later in the week, we’ll be back with our Top Five Disney films that our little ones are growing up with.