Disney Princesses

POLL: Who Is The Greatest Disney Princess of All-Time?

With Princess Aurora returning to theaters today in Disney’s Maleficent, the question must be raised: who is the fairest of them all?  With a mud pit, bar-style brawl seemingly out of the question, we’ll have to resort to polling.  Vote for your favorite Disney princess here or on the home page at justkillingti.me.  We’re going to do two polls this month so just two weeks to register in and make your vote count.  Go forth and opine!
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7 thoughts on “POLL: Who Is The Greatest Disney Princess of All-Time?”

  1. Oh, for the days of traditional animation. I watched The Princess and the Frog with increasing horror, because after she turned into a frog the film shifted and the writing became terrible, and I realized it was going to be the nail in the coffin of hand-drawn animation at Disney.

    I don’t know what’s changed in me, but I am beginning to alter my opinion on CGI. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom would hold up today, all they’d have to do is erase the matte lines. The creature effects in the original SW trilogy are terribly dated, and no one ever wanted that vaseline smear under Luke’s speeder, but the death star battles, or the speeder chase? Near perfection.

    Handmade is better. Harryhausen’s work remains wonderful. So does Will Vinton’s. Go online, watch Captain Eo, watch the part where the two robots turn into musical instruments. It’s magical. So is the entire underground sequence in Return to Oz. CGI has no character.

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    1. So Andy Serkis’s Gollum eyes no character? Hmmm? Hand drawn animation died with Princess and the Frog, but Frozen and Tangled have made me okay with it and it’s all a generation of kids have really known at this point.

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      1. Gollum is brilliant, and most of Pixar’s output is brilliant. And I understand that CGI is all an entire generation has known, and we aren’t going back to stop-motion. But I think back on the films I grew up on. The Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Witches, Return to Oz, Willow, The Neverending Story, ET, Gremlins, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Time Bandits, The Adventures of Baron Muncheusen. Even sci-fi fantasies from that period for adults, like Brazil, Robocop, and Total Recall, filled you with a sense of wonder. CGI can show us things those old effects never could, things greater in scope and greater in realism. So why do I feel like kids today are impoverished? Because they are. There are Peter Jacksons out there, and there are Guillermo Del Toros, but not enough of them.

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      2. It might just be a generational divide. I love practical done right, but I love CGI done right as well. The answer for me, is practical whenever possible; CGI to enhance and to do the impossible. No one ever talks about Return to OZ. That movie freaked me out.

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      3. You changed your Avatar! It suits you.
        Despite the incredible advances in special effects that took place between them, Return to Oz is so much more magical than Oz: The Great and Powerful. There’s just no contest. There’s a really thin guy inside Jack Pumkinhead, and Tik-Tok has an acrobat inside him, walking on his hands.
        I honestly don’t know why the leap forward in technology in Hollywood has been accompanied by a leap backwards in imagination.

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      4. I figure I should change avatars more than once every 16 months…it’s those damn monkeys on wheels that gave me nightmares. That was a crucial time for fantasy: Legend, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Oz, etc.

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      5. The Secret of NIMH. Still has my vote as the best traditionally-animated film of its time, and maybe of all time. There is a richness to that movie, a darkness and a sophistication, that had never been seen in an animated movie up until that point. It took a defector from Disney to show Disney exactly how far the company had strayed from its roots. I miss those days, Dave. I miss those movies, and I feel sad for kids growing up today.

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