Seriously Geeky Sunday week 19 - Animation
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Welcome to week 19 of Seriously Geeky Sundays and the first hosted SGS! Every so often an SGS participant will ‘host’ the questions, and instead of me hosting a link-up they will give you an opportunity to post a link to your answers. The host for this week is Megan of A Geeky Gal and you can find her post here! So head over there now and drop your link in her comments to join in the fun 🙂

Animation is this week’s theme and it was a tough one for me to answer because I had to narrow down my answers so much!

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My answers for week #19

Seriously Geeky Sundays Week 19 - What is your favourite Disney movie?

What is your favourite Disney movie?

This is another question where I’m left wondering what was I thinking when I wrote it?? I love Disney movies and narrowing it down to just one is a difficult task for me. There’s quite a few that come to mind when I think of this question (Robin Hood, Aladdin, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, and the rest of the 90s set) but it’s The Lion King that always sneaks ahead. The magic combination of music, story, characters, lions and the mystical wisdom that flows through the wilderness of the jungle. It stole my heart the first time I watched it and it continues to do so every time I watch it or hear one of the songs.

Seriously Geeky Sundays Week 19 - What is your favourite Non-Disney movie?

What is your favourite non-Disney movie?

This movie came to me straight away and still, I went through this list on IMDB of non-Disney animated films because I was sure there was another movie that trumped it. There are so many good movies on that list (The Swan Princess, Anastasia, FernGully) and quite a few in recent years that are close to being my favourite (The Secret Life of Pets being top of that list).  None of them makes me feel like this one does.

The Secret of the Sword is much more obscure than the movies on that list. It’s the He-Men and She-Ra movie that introduced She-Ra/Princess Adora into the Masters of the Universe world and was a compilation of the first five episodes of season one of She-Ra with some edits. The movie is by no means perfect but it was one of the first times I saw a female hero come to the rescue of a male hero without then being relegated to the sidelines immediately afterwards. She-Ra wasn’t He-Man’s sidekick or a plot device, she was his equal. She had her own show, her own realm and while her brother popped by every so often it was made clear that she was very much able to handle things on her own.

The entire movie is available to watch on YouTube:

Seriously Geeky Sundays Week 19 - What is your favourite ainated show?

What is your favourite animated show?

Star Wars Rebels is my favourite animated show. I don’t watch an awful lot of animated shows and it takes me a while to get into them. I talked a lot about Rebels during my Star Wars challenge so head over to that post to learn more!

Seriously Geeky Sundays Week 19 - What was your favourite childhood show?

What was your favourite childhood show?

 I spoke a lot about them in the 90s Tag so I’m not going to rehash all of it. She-Ra is one of my favourites and the other is a little known show called Moondreamers. It was an 80s cartoon that didn’t last very long, however, I fell in love with the celestial characters who existed to send happy dreams down to Earth children. They fought off their nemesis the evil Queen Scowlene who wanted to use her nightmare crystals to keep the children awake all night.

Who is your favourite animated character?

I thought about this for a long time and in the end, gave up! I can’t pick just one character over another because one of the main differences I like between animation and other genres/mediums is that it’s an ensemble. My favourite animated shows/movies either have teams or families and even if there’s one character that is more powerful or “chosen” the whole thing doesn’t work without the entire team. If you’re curious about some of my favourite Disney characters I’ve talked about my favourite heroines before.

Seriously Geeky Sundays Week 19 - What is your favourite piece of music from animation?

What is your favourite piece of music from animation?

I have a lot of favourite Disney songs and even more theme songs from 80s/90s cartoons, however, “I won’t say I’m in love” from Hercules is my favourite piece of music. It’s a song that speaks to me on a personal level and even though I’ve found happiness now I still feel every single word as Megara sings them. It really resonates with me.

Where’s the Link-Up??

Add your links below!

This week Seriously Geeky Sundays is being hosted by Megan of A Geeky Gal! If you missed the information about hosting check out last weeks post!

Head over to Megan’s post and comment with your link to take part!

Over To You

Phew, I made it! That was a tough one. How did you guys do? Animation isn’t one of my favourite genres. I tend to dabble in it but it’s not something I watch that often outside of movies.

Do you watch a lot of animation?

I’ll see you next week for more Seriously Geeky Sundays shenanigans!

Seriously Geeky Sundays #19 - Animation: This week's Seriously Geeky Sundays topic is animation and we’re discussing our favourite animated TV Shows, movies and characters.

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  1. So nice to see some original She Ra love! My sister and I were very into it as children, we even had an action figure that came with Swift Wind! And while I seemed to have missed out on Moon Dreamers, the character design and color palette is sheer late 80s/early 90s beauty, and I love it.

  2. Megara <3!!! Susan Egan is literally one of the best people from Broadway, and I was astonished with her performance as Meg in Hercules.The song, 'I won't Say I'm in Love' is still a favorite sing-a-long song for me when I drive on long road trips to somewhere out in the world LMAO.

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      I sing it, and other Disney songs, when I’m cleaning!

  3. Very interesting picks! Since you talk about the DC shows so much I really expected stuff like Batman the animated series, to be here. I think I’d put Mark Hamill’s Joker as my favourite animated character possibly?! At least in Western Media.

    Rebels I did expect to see on here.. though not sure if you’d go Clone Wars or Rebels! :p

    I did not know Moondreamers was a thing! It looks cute though!

    My favourite music piece I think would be Hellfire from the Hunchback or The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas from Phantasia.
    Very catchy song though from Hercules though. I like how Hercules was like a bit of a point where Disney really modernised their songs a bit..made them a bit more “pop” like.

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      Aha, I managed to surprise! Glad to know I can keep things interesting 😉

      My history with DC is alll over the place. I grew up watching the original Batman TV show with Adam West, The New Adventures of Superman and then when it came out I started to watch some of the animated Batman series. Mostly the films, I think, which I think was a result of my mum buying me some when I was sick. I was a really sickly child and an only child so when I got sick my mum would buy me things to cheer me up. That usually meant videos. So I’ve seen a few of them when I was in my early teens and then the internet came along, I grew up and moved on to things like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, got heavily into Star Wars and lots of books. Skip ahead to the late 2000s and I got into Smallville. Ever since I’ve been wanting to read the DC comics (as well as Marvel) and never known where to start. Then the Wonder Woman Movie is looming and I’m like, crap! I don’t know anything about her! Everyone’s raving about how awesome she is and I don’t know why! So I started with her comics, and then finally found a way in with the new 52 series.

      So since then, I’ve been working my way through various bits of DC, keeping up with the comics, going back through the older ones and getting my hands on the animation films/series when I can. That’s how I know I’ve seen some of the Batman stuff because I watched one and I was like, I know this! I have a photographic memory so if I’ve seen something before I remember. So yeah, I’ve just not quite caught up to that stuff yet! Sorry for the epic story, but that just seemed the easiest way to explain 😀

      I think I really need to go back and watch Phantasia again. I saw it as a child and naturally didn’t appreciate it at all. I’m curious to see how I see/hear it as an adult.

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