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Which Run Is Better

Disney (1989-1996)
12 (31.6%)
Pixar (2003-2009)
26 (68.4%)

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Author Topic: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar  (Read 4358 times)

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Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« on: April 18, 2010, 10:07:54 PM »
Disney
1989: The Little Mermaid
1991: Beauty and the Beast
1992: Aladdin
1994: The Lion King
1995: Pocahontas
1996: Hunchback of Notre Dame

Pixar
2003: Finding Nemo
2004: The Incredibles
2006: Cars
2007: Ratatouille
2008: Wall-E
2009: Up

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Re: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 10:09:33 PM »
This is impossible. Simply impossible. I refuse to vote.
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Re: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 10:11:40 PM »
Disney, and it's not even close.

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Re: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 10:12:17 PM »
2004: The Incredibles
2003: Finding Nemo
1991: Beauty and the Beast
2007: Ratatouille
1992: Aladdin
2008: Wall-E
1994: The Lion King
1996: Hunchback of Notre Dame
2009: Up
1989: The Little Mermaid
2006: Cars
1995: Pocahontas


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Re: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 10:14:21 PM »
I've been watching a few of my early 1990s Disney films on VHS pending getting rid of them to divest my VHS stock and I'm really digging it and it made me think to do this poll, given all the acclaim of Pixar lately.

I am probably a little biased because the Disney run was smack dab in my childhood so I am nostalgic, and because I'm a musicals kind of guy, but for me it is Disney and not really even close. Those are six solid films drawing on interesting, classic-seeming stories with just tremendous songs. Having not watched most of these in years there are a surprising number of the jokes that are aimed at parents as well.

While Finding Nemo is certainly up there alongside my favorite Disney films of this era and The Incredibles would be competitive with most of them too; the other four kind of make me shrug ultimately. I like them well enough but they don't have that special feeling of the Disneys.

BTW, for me it is Aladdin, Lion King, Nemo, Hunchback, Beauty, Incredibles, Pocahontas, Up, Wall-E, Mermaid, Cars, Ratatouille.
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Re: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 10:32:16 PM »
Pixar doesn't have enough subliminal sexual messages.

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Re: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010, 11:11:23 PM »
Pixar doesn't have enough subliminal sexual messages.

Are you forgetting Woody?
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Re: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010, 11:20:45 PM »
I clearly should have locked voting back when Disney was ahead.  :'(

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Re: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2010, 11:22:14 PM »
Pixar doesn't have enough subliminal sexual messages.

Are you forgetting Woody?

heh, was wrapping presents for toys for tots round when the first film came out and couldn't stop giggling at all the 12" Woodys.

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Re: Early 90s Disney vs. Late 00s Pixar
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2010, 11:30:49 PM »
Alright, in the end I did vote. I went with Pixar. But it wasn't an easy decision.

Here's how it stood for me. The Holy Trinity of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King is basically perfection. Those films are all better than nearly every one of those Pixar movies. But at least a couple of the Pixar movies are very close and in terms of consistency Pixar is the clear winner. They haven't faltered. The worst film in that bunch is Cars, and it's a film I would rate on par with The Little Mermaid in my books. Meanwhile Disney seems to be a case of a quick rise to greatness and then fall.
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