What’s Your Disney Moment?

frozenMy social networking sites are exploding with clips from Frozen – especially videos of the hit song, “Let It Go.” I’ve been steadily refraining from watching these tempting clips since I haven’t seen the movie yet – but dying to.

It seems to be a unanimous consensus that Frozen is as good as Beauty and the Beast and Lion King. Is that true? But particularly, “Let It Go” is evidently quite the showstopper, and from what I’ve read, people all over the world are affected by it.

It got me thinking about my most favorite Disney moments.

Being a Disnerd – did I make that up, or has it already been coined? – I had a plethora of such moments to sift through:

* Up‘s opening sequence.

* The ballroom scene in Beauty and the Beast.

* The last playtime scene or the incinerator scene in Toy Story 3.

* The first glimpse of the dwarves’ mine in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

* Getting the key upstairs in Cinderella.

* The last scene in Wreck-It Ralph.

But it all boils down to one all-time favorite scene in all Disney movies I’ve seen that I cherish the most:

The opening sequence of Toy Story.

Why?

Because those first few minutes tell you that the world may be a scary place, but when you’re home, everything is alright. When you go see Toy Story for the first time, you know it’s about toys coming to life, but for those first few minutes of the movie, you can sense that they’re real even before they come to their life.

It’s one of those things I can watch over and over and over and will never get bored of it.

When you put in Toy Story, everything becomes right in the world. And for 80 minutes, you’re safe.

What’s YOUR favorite Disney moment?

Published by Andrew Toy

Writer when I'm not being a husband or dad. So mostly just a husband and dad.

59 thoughts on “What’s Your Disney Moment?

  1. “Frozen” is absolutely amazing and visually stunning. Definitely see it soon! Personally, “Beauty and the Beast” is still my #1 favorite Disney movie, but “Frozen” has easily cracked my top 10. And I have not been able to get “Let it Go” out of my head since I saw it (I don’t mind though)! But, one of my favorite Disney moments is when the lanterns are released in “Tangled.” Rapunzel’s parents carry out this tradition in hopes their daughter will come home, Rapunzel finally seeing them altering dreaming about it for so long, Flynn (I mean Eugene) starting to look at Rapunzel differently, the song “I See The Light.” Made me feel like a kid again 🙂

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  2. I absolutely Love the Opening sequence of The Lion King…so majestic, so harmonious, so inspiring, so visually beautiful, so powerful…it is so many things all wrapped up into 3 minutes of sheer bliss 😉

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  3. Frozen is brilliant, I actually used to work at Disney World so if I had to pick a ‘Disney’ moment it would be from that. But my favourite in animated movies would be something from The Lion King, although there are too many good moments in that film to pick just one!

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  4. I can’t decide on my fave Disney moment, I have so many! My childhood (and adult hood) was ruled by Disney and its stories 😀 Though I have to admit the scene in Sleeping Beauty where they sing the , ‘Once Upon a Dream’ replays in my head a lot.

    Brilliant post 🙂

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  5. You have to go see “Frozen.” It’s amazing. It’s one of those “old timey” Disney movies. I didn’t realize it was a musical until I sat down to watch it for the first time. I have also heard kids and teens too singing music from the movie. And, come on, Olaf the snowman is so adorable!! His song is amazing as well. “In summmmmmmer!!!” lol GO SEE IT!!!!! 😉

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  6. But, regarding other Disney movies — I still love the Siamese cats singing “We are Siamese” (from “Lady and the Tramp”) and I agree with you about Up and Wreck-It-Ralph. I adore both those movies.

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  7. Those are great moments! Frozen is indeed so amazing. Other great Disney moments include the lantern scene in Tangled, “Part of Your World” in The Little Mermaid, Mufasa’s death in The Lion King, and the flying in Peter Pan. There are so many more too.

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  8. i watched frozen in spanish (because i live in the dominican republic) and even understanding 75% of it i loved it. it really is good. part of your world is the best song ever. and i also like i just can’t wait to be king from lion king. i also love all of tangled. yay disney.

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  9. I love, love, loved Frozen. It is up there with Beauty and the Beast and Up
    . You have to see it. It’s a must see. We are a Disney family. I don’t think there is one that we didn’t like. But Frozen, it’s a tough call. It’s a close first.

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    1. Wow. That’s quite the affirmation! I’ve actually been reading that a lot lately. I’m not sure any of us ever thought a movie could hold a flame to Beauty and the Beast. Glad this one is, though!

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  10. Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite. I just love the story. I do like Mulan and think it’s not given enough attention, the battle scene is incredible. Alladin is hilarious, but, I like Robin Williams. I cry through the Lion king. Great post!

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  11. Hunchback of Notre Dame when Frollo giggles creepily as he climbs up onto a gargoyle, then stands like a crazed demon shouting “And he shall smite the wicket and plunge them into the fiery pit!” Then, as major poetic justices steps in, falls to has own fiery death 😀

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    1. Such a dark movie! Just watched it for the first time last year, and it was really intense. He certainly was creepy – and a creeper!

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  12. Frozen is really one of Disney’s best animated creations and the message is relevant in todays world where many persons are learning to be accepting of peoples differences and odd persons are being encouraged to own their place in the world. One of my favorite Disney creations is Shrek for the message it delivered and also for the laughter – I looooooooove Donkey 🙂

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  13. “Oh, bad llama, now I feel really bad!” hehe. I tend to remember the humorous parts of Disney movies. 🙂 I haven’t seen Frozen yet either, but that’s mostly because I don’t want to take a toddler to the movie theater. 😉

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  14. My all-time favorite Disney moment is in Mulan when all the people bow to her, even the emperor. Considering the culture, which was wonderfully portrayed in the movie, that’s powerful stuff!

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  15. Frozen is definitely up there as far as Disney gold. I think my moment is the last playtime scene in Toy Story 3, or when Wall-E is taking care of E.V.E after she discovers the plant. Both draw out different emotions, one reminding me that things will continue on for new generations, the other reminding me of the unconditional love in my life.

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  16. The one scene i can watch over and over and over again is in Mulan. The song, “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You”. I LOVE it!!! Especially when she climbs the pole! The best.
    And i am really, really looking forward to seeing Frozen.

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    1. That was the absolute hardest scene for the animators to create – thus, the very last one. 🙂 A great, chaotic scene.

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  17. Frozen is good but I was juggling soda and popcorn between two kids so I need to see it again.

    My breath-taking moment is when Beast shows Belle the library. I love libraries. I remember I said “Ohhh…” out loud in the theater.

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  18. My first real ‘Disney moment’ HAS to be “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin. The Genie blew me away, and to this day, I can still quote the hell out of him. Other favorites include just about any interaction between Yzma and Kronk, Lion King–like, all of it, the “Ohana” lines from Lilo and Stitch, both “Let it Go” and “Fixer Upper” from Frozen, “Hellfire” from Hunchback… I could go on all day.

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  19. I also am a fan of the movie Frozen. The visuals with the snow/ice are really quite breathtaking, but I think the music is probably the real star of the movie. I honestly don’t know what I would pick as my favorite Disney moment in a movie. My first thought is the feeling I get when I actually go to Disney World and first step onto Main Street and see the beautifully magical and majestic Cinderella Castle. 🙂

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