ByChristina Nguyen, writer at
Adventuring out-words
Christina Nguyen

The Incredibles (2004)

The movie was a wonderful rendition of a superhero family movie filled with humour and heart as it explores a superhero's mid life crisis. It also has one of the most quotable moments:

"When everyone is super, no-one will be" (queue evil laugh)
"Where is my super suit?"
"Where - is - my - super - suit?

And I can't talk about The Incredibles without showing some love to Jack Jack!

Sequel! Where you at?!

Lilo and Stitch (2002)

The Elvis heavy soundtrack is fantastic as it enhances the energetic hilarity and elevates the sweet family moments. Hawaii was a beautiful setting for Stitch's growth and acceptance into Lilo's family, the ending of this film makes my heart grows tenfold.

"OHANA means family. Family means no one gets left behind"

P.S Some people have Pac man or Space Invader and I have Lilo and Stitch: Sandwich Stacker.

Finding Nemo (2003)

I always had to skip forward til the title appears in this movie. Such a devastating start. Another story about family conveying a worrying overbearing father and his freedom seeking young son told through clownfish and the underwater world. Along with the wonderfully forgetful Dory, Marlin's search for his son, Nemo, is an unforgettable Disney hit.

"He touched the 'butt'.
"P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney"

Mulan (1998)

Eddie Murphy's scene stealing voice work as Mushu, the dragon, makes this movie a hilarious disney classic. With an asian protagonist, the movie still manages to champion girl power even with the song "Be A Man". With one of the catchiest soundtrack, the film about self discovery shows that girls can defeat the huns.

Oooh! All right, that's it! Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family!
[To Crikee] Make a note of this: dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow, dis...

Monster Inc (2001)

Sully and Mike Wazowski was a fun buddy film that showed an original concept about the monsters under your bed. The world that envelopes Monster Inc. is colourfully creative where children screams powers the city of Monstropolis. So when an adorable little girl crosses over to the monster road, the lengths our two protagonists go through to bring her back to her side of the door involved a hint of esponiage, a great splash of humour and a lot of heart.

Sully: Boo?
Boo: Kitty!

Ugh...Sully's face just made my heart melt.

The Lion King (1994)

I actually saw the second Lion King movie before the first one, thinking there was only one Lion King so I was very confused whenever I spoke about the movie because the plots didn't align. Anyways, The Lion King is Disney's loose adaption of Shakespeare's Hamlet with one of the hardest and saddest death scenes.

It is why I usually avoid watching this movie too often because it sends me into a depressed frenzy until the words 'Hakuna Matata' are heard. A wonderfully fun film to sing-a-long, The Lion King was not just a beautiful movie but no baby or cat or dog has not been lifted up two-handed towards the sky without the "BAAAAHHH SOWENYAAAA MAMABEATBABAAAH".

"What a wonderful phrase"

The Little Mermaid (1989)

This movie confused a lot of little boys feelings about their attraction to fish. The adventurous red-head had everyone rooting for the prince to just "Kiss the Girl". With super catchy songs that would be mercifully get stuck in your head (Under the sea, under the sea) the film has fun side characters and one of my childhood favourites. It probably ignited my rebellious phrase but I certainly didn't lose my voice for sure.

Up where they walk
Up where they run
Up where they stay all day in the sun
Wanderin' free
Wish I could be
Part of that world

Ahhh...what a song!

Aladdin (1992)

Ohhh Robin Williams, how you are missed! This beautifully animated film depicts a street rat's reach for love. The movie has a beautiful message about friendship and being yourself.

With a genie, a flying rug and a little monkey as sidekicks how could Aladdin not get the girl.

Also, it has my favourite Disney song; A Whole New World!

And omgosh, Jafar was so evil!

Jafar: You're speechless, I see. A fine quality in a wife.

and this sassy number;

Princess Jasmine: Father, I choose Prince Ali!

Jafar: Prince Ali left.

Aladdin: [standing in the doorway to the balcony] Better check your crystal ball again, Jafar!


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