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Pixar vs. Disney

I'm stealing a line from Jess here and going with the hypotheticals. If you could only ever watch Disney movies going forward or just Pixar movies which would you pick? You can only ever watch one or the other again, including prior ones. So if you pick Pixar you can never watch Pinnocchio and if you pick Disney you can never watch Toy Story again. Which way would you go?

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For all of Pixar's present glory, imo Disney has history on their side. I pick Disney. No way could I live without the fairytales - and the books on record! Yes, record! - that I grew up with.

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I agree with Lizzie..Pixar is AWESOME but to never be able to watch Mary Poppins..or Cinderella..or The Lion King?! No bueno!

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Disney for me. While I love the Toy Story Trilogy.... the only other Pixar movie I highly enjoyed was The Incredibles. So to me its a clear winner for Disney. Plus... im starting to fall in love with Rapunzel! lol

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You both have boys - my DS is LOVING Tangled. Are you finding the same? (Bella, have you seen it yet?)

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Evan loves it. Brooke has her moments though. We have had battles in the car over what gets played on the iPad. Either Tangled, Toy Story, or Imagination Movers. Lately IM has been winning. But yeah... we all love Tangled here... which is weird for me because im not all into the typical princess stories. Beauty and the Beast was good... but Tangled replaced it. Just love that gecko!

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Hmmm great question Cdub...so I give you permission to steal from me Smile I agree with everyone else. While Pixar is good I have to go with Disney. Those are the movies I grew up with. I owned them all on VHS. Can't replace that.

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Mase wrote:
Disney for me. While I love the Toy Story Trilogy.... the only other Pixar movie I highly enjoyed was The Incredibles. So to me its a clear winner for Disney. Plus... im starting to fall in love with Rapunzel! lol

Should I be worried.....Should I start growing my hair out and dye it blonde.....LOL

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Jess wrote:
Mase wrote:
Disney for me. While I love the Toy Story Trilogy.... the only other Pixar movie I highly enjoyed was The Incredibles. So to me its a clear winner for Disney. Plus... im starting to fall in love with Rapunzel! lol

Should I be worried.....Should I start growing my hair out and dye it blonde.....LOL

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as much as I LOVE all the Pixar movies, I'm gonna have to go with Disney on this one. Not because I think their stories are better, because they're not. And not because I think the animation is better, because it isnt. What won me over is the music of them. All the songs, and not just the "songs" but also the fact that many of the movies are actually musicals.

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A bit of a no brainer, give up 10 movies I love or give up over 100! the volume of Disney work over Pixar clinches it easily.

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I agree with everyone else. I would only really miss wall.e from pixar.

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One word - "Disney!".

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This is not even a close one for me. Disney all the way. Love Pixar, but I could not live life without being able to watch The Lion King, Mulan, and countless others.

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I truly expected there to be some Pixar dissention. In fact, I thought my opinion wouldn't be popular. But I guess most agree about the history - and memories - holding an important place in the decision.

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What would be the movies from Disney that keep you from giving them up? I'd probably pick Disney, but it's not as clear-cut as everyone else.

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Disney all the way

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Oh, Disney certainly....I had this whole big argument with a husband of a friend of mine about classic animation vs. computer animation. I almost had to throttle the man...can you believe that he said the animation of Sleeping Beauty is cr*p (excuse the use of the word -- his, not mine!)....I almost cried.

Don't get me wrong...I can appreciate the artistry and technology and advancements of computer animation. But, a beautiful hand-drawn animated movie is still my favorite -- and far more amazing to me. I was so thrilled when Princess and the Frog came out -- I saw it in the theater like 5 times (which is a lot, imo, in this day and age when movies are $8 a pop).

So, Classic Disney all the way --

dsoup wrote:
What would be the movies from Disney that keep you from giving them up? I'd probably pick Disney, but it's not as clear-cut as everyone else.

To answer: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Fantasia....I could go on and on....

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cdub wrote:
I'm stealing a line from Jess here and going with the hypotheticals. If you could only ever watch Disney movies going forward or just Pixar movies which would you pick? You can only ever watch one or the other again, including prior ones. So if you pick Pixar you can never watch Pinnocchio and if you pick Disney you can never watch Toy Story again. Which way would you go?

Aw!!!!! Don't make me choose!!! I love both Pixar and the classic Disney movies! Oh, that is a tough one!! I could not decide!

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Oh, Disney certainly....I had this whole big argument with a husband of a friend of mine about classic animation vs. computer animation. I almost had to throttle the man...can you believe that he said the animation of Sleeping Beauty is cr*p (excuse the use of the word -- his, not mine!)....I almost cried.

Don't get me wrong...I can appreciate the artistry and technology and advancements of computer animation. But, a beautiful hand-drawn animated movie is still my favorite -- and far more amazing to me. I was so thrilled when Princess and the Frog came out -- I saw it in the theater like 5 times (which is a lot, imo, in this day and age when movies are $8 a pop).

So, Classic Disney all the way --

dsoup wrote:
What would be the movies from Disney that keep you from giving them up? I'd probably pick Disney, but it's not as clear-cut as everyone else.

To answer: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Fantasia....I could go on and on....

Tori - you sound like you have a real appreciation for hand drawn animation, and put a real premium on it. Re: Sleepling Beauty and the others, I love to watch and see how stylistically, they differ. I wonder if your friend's hubby thought in those terms?

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Lizzy_B wrote:
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Oh, Disney certainly....I had this whole big argument with a husband of a friend of mine about classic animation vs. computer animation. I almost had to throttle the man...can you believe that he said the animation of Sleeping Beauty is cr*p (excuse the use of the word -- his, not mine!)....I almost cried.

Don't get me wrong...I can appreciate the artistry and technology and advancements of computer animation. But, a beautiful hand-drawn animated movie is still my favorite -- and far more amazing to me. I was so thrilled when Princess and the Frog came out -- I saw it in the theater like 5 times (which is a lot, imo, in this day and age when movies are $8 a pop).

So, Classic Disney all the way --

dsoup wrote:
What would be the movies from Disney that keep you from giving them up? I'd probably pick Disney, but it's not as clear-cut as everyone else.

To answer: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Fantasia....I could go on and on....

Tori - you sound like you have a real appreciation for hand drawn animation, and put a real premium on it. Re: Sleepling Beauty and the others, I love to watch and see how stylistically, they differ. I wonder if your friend's hubby thought in those terms?

Lizzy --

I tried gaah ...I tried explaining to him how they used medieval tapestries to influence the style of Sleeping Beauty...even as recent at Princess and the Frog you can see where there are strong influences of Art Deco and Impressionism...but he's a very, VERY stubborn man who rarely backtracks on what he says. And, he apparently has very little regard for art and it's influence. I simply had to walk away -- I was so angry actually at the lack of respect for artistry. Angry Plus, he does not take into consideration that those hand animators were the forerunners of today's CG innovators...sometimes one just has to bite one's tongue and walk away Smile

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Lizzy_B wrote:
You both have boys - my DS is LOVING Tangled. Are you finding the same? (Bella, have you seen it yet?)

No not yet!! It is like 3rd on our Netflix list..if someone would return all his dumb movies then it would come.

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I love Pixar, but there is no way I could give up Disney. I love The Lion King, Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Mulan, Mary Poppins, Bedknobs & Broomsticks ( the list is endless....) too much. Plus, I LOVE the musicals! I really love singing along to them. Besides, If I could only watch Pixar again, I'd get bored pretty quick, as there aren't as many movies....Well, compared to the quantity Disney has!

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Wow am I gonna be alone here and say I'd rather have Pixar? Don't get me wrong I grew up watching the Classic Disney movies on VHS. But for me personally I get more entertainment out of the Pixar movies now. (can probably tell from my signature) Toy Story 3 is my favorite. I've loved every Pixar that has come out! I guess my decision came more because if I were to go to the movie theatre tomorrow and there was a new Pixar movie and a new Disney movie I would choose the Pixar.

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Disney.

It breaks my heart thinking I'd never get to see Wall E or Toy Story if I had to make the choice, but Disney wins every time, hands down.

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