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 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

The best music - whether it be song or score

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Sleeping Beauty.
Fantasia.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well this is a big question! Best original score I would say Bambi. Best song(s) I think I have to go with something more modern like Beauty and the Beast. But with nearly 90 year history of music it's kinda hard to nail it down.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Sleeping Beauty.
Fantasia.



What he said.
(Though my order would be swapped.)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   unamochilla2   (Member)

Without a doubt, Beauty and the Beast. The songs and score are simply amazing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

For me, it is The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I love everything about that movie.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   BackToTheFutureFan   (Member)

Anything Menken/Ashman, The Lion King, Hunchback.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   rommel_1942   (Member)

To me it is the JUNGLE BOOK

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

For me, ALICE IN WONDERLAND. That's the one I never get tired of, especially some of the extended songs on the terrific Camarata Chorus album.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   AnthonyOrecchio   (Member)

So many good ones and with many different styles. For me, its The Incredibles. The jazzy infused score could stand on its own and easily be played on jazz stations.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   TPC   (Member)

Tough choice, but I think Mulan definitely has the best music. Sleeping Beauty would be a close second.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

So many good ones and with many different styles. For me, its The Incredibles. The jazzy infused score could stand on its own and easily be played on jazz stations.

Well technically that's Pixar. wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

For me, by far, it's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Songs and score are beyond great, imo.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

If we're talking scores...

THE BLACK CAULDRON (Bernstein)
THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE (Mancini)
THE LION KING (Zimmer)
MULAN (Goldsmith)

Songs...I couldn't tell you. There are so many great songs in Disney movies.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

For me, by far, it's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Songs and score are beyond great, imo.

The transformation track still gives me goosebumps after so many years!

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   tyuan74   (Member)

The Black Cauldron
Sleeping Beauty
Little Mermaid
Aladdin
Robin Hood

And Mary Poppins above all!

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

So many good ones and with many different styles. For me, its The Incredibles. The jazzy infused score could stand on its own and easily be played on jazz stations.

Well technically that's Pixar. wink


I understand your distinction, but the first word on screen is Walt Disney.

So we're looking for "Walt Disney Pictures" films that are animated. Including Mary Poppins and Bednobs and Broomsticks. Tron?

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

So many good ones and with many different styles. For me, its The Incredibles. The jazzy infused score could stand on its own and easily be played on jazz stations.

Well technically that's Pixar. wink


I understand your distinction, but the first word on screen is Walt Disney.

So we're looking for "Walt Disney Pictures" films that are animated. Including Mary Poppins and Bednobs and Broomsticks. Tron?


Pixar while owned by Disney has its own creative team and musical signatures which are different from the Disney animated brand. But maybe the OP is fine with including Pixar.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

I like Menken's work so the songs and scores during that time really stand out for me, "Beauty and the Beast" being my favorite of the bunch. I loved Phil Collins songs on "Tarzan" and Michael Giacchino's scores for both "Up" and "The Incredibles" are great. So many good choices...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2014 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

SNOW WHITE is a work of art, and originally geared for an adult audience. Very serious orchestral underscore, with what can only be described as immortal songs.

I also love BAMBI, with its amazing choral work by Ken Darby, before he transferred to Fox. Darby used his chorus as the "Voice of the Forest," particularly in that amazing, multiplane first shot, tracking through the deep woods.

Of the more modern scores, I'd have to agree that BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is also a masterwork, with score and songs combining to make a great experience.

However, my favorite Disney score, and one which I doubt will ever be re-recorded is still Leigh Harline's magnificent score for the short THE OLD MILL (1937). A mini-symphony, it still lingers in the mind, along with all those haunting images, when the multiplane camera was first used. (Essentially, THE OLD MILL was an exercise in techniques for the multiplane camera, and it shows. Sadly, the incredible depth of this camera work is lost on a small screen. When I saw this film in a theatre, at the Whitney Museum in New York, back in 1982, during the Disney retrospective, I was enthralled by the sense of depth they were able to achieve. The cartoon won the Oscar in 1937, and Disney also got a special Oscar for the camera.)

 
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