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Thursday, September 27, 2012

the latest collection

I'm from the Disney generation. 

I grew up with Aladdin, The Lion King, and Peter Pan. We had all the VHS tapes, soundtracks, and probably more random Disney toys than any kids ever need. Depending on the day, I wanted to be Pocahontas, Ariel, or Belle.
 I'll never forget the Sunday afternoons when my mom would take us kids to the drive-in theater to watch the latest animated movie. We'd have a huge tub of popcorn and the windows down. Awesome childhood memories. 
 I'll also never forget the afternoon that I didn't take a nap and she made me stay home from seeing The Jungle Book. Scarred for life, Mom.

And I'm proud to say that at only 6 months, Jake is already hooked on Disney. We took a trip to the Gulf coast a few weeks back and if his Disney station wasn't being played nonstop, it was all tears.
 How do they know?!!?

But all this Dumbo and Hercules talk has gotten J.B. and I thinking about starting a Disney movie collection for Jake. All the classics, of course. I have no idea what's on kid's television these days. And honestly, I don't have a lot of hope for it. I'd much rather him watch the Fox and the Hound than that stuff anyway.

So we made our Disney/Pixar list and began purchasing a few here and there. There are a lot of "must haves" so I'm glad we started early...

The green astrick denotes those that we've already bought. 

I'm loving this collection quite frankly. And now I have an excuse to go back and rewatch these!

What do you think? Did we leave any out?
Do you have any childhood favorites that should be added to Jake's list?

UPDATE: Thanks to comments and many emails we have a few more movies to add to our list. Thanks for the suggestions. Keep them coming!

Despicable Me*
Oliver and Company


  1. My 9 month old son loves Mickey Mouse. He gets the biggest smile on his face when he sees him. So we watch Disney Junior - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He pretty much only likes/watches the beginning when Mickey walks on screen and the end for the hotdog dance. If you have the Disney channel, turn it on in the am for cute shows!

  2. Bambi was one of my favourites as a child :)