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!
There is a feedback post now up where you can submit any ideas and suggestions for themes, and offer any feedback about Seriously Geeky Sundays. Even if you feel you have nothing to add please go take a look. I’ve asked for some feedback about the link-up system and I’m also looking for some “testimonials” to add to the Seriously Geeky Sundays page when I revamp it.
My answers for week #19
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.
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:
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!
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.
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!
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!
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