I just had this crazy idea - In the seguinte months, I'll write a series of 8 artigos (well, I'll continue only if you like them, of course). The first 7 artigos will be about separate aspects of the DP filmes (Score, princess, couple, screenplay, villain, sidekicks and animation/art), and in the final artigo I'll make the average of the grades I gave the filmes in each aspect and make my favorito DP filmes list = )
The first artigo is about the scores! Enjoy =D BTW, all the pictures I used feature my favorito song from each movie. 10. Cinderella
It sure has a lot of nice songs – My favorito one is “A Dream is a Wish your coração Makes”. “So this is love” and “Cinderella” are very nice too. But the rest of the songs feel mais like a childish album and don’t have much of a message or big importance in the screenplay – I personally don’t understand why “Bibidi bobidi boo” got an Oscar nomination. Plus, it sounds considerably dated. 9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Just like Cinderella, this movie has a couple of nice songs, including one of Disney’s sweetest amor songs, but most of them are childish. However, there is a very likeable childish score in the movie, during Snow White’s dance with the dwarfes. This song fills my bedroom with joy whenever I watch the movie. The instrumental opening of the movie is very epic too. 8. Mulan
I honestly don’t know who composed this score, but I have to say that the person did quite a good job. I mean, out of all the DP movies, this is the one where the songs were harder to fit in, due to its chinese setting and deep story, and though the job was well-done, it’s still one of Disney’s weakest scores. The solo song of the princess is short and unmemorable, but 2 following songs make up to it: “A Girl Worth Fighting For” and specially “I’ll make a man out of you”. 7. Aladdin
Aladdin’s score has 2 main problems: The first one is that most of the songs are made to sound funny, and end up not being as memorable as most of Disney’s songs (in the case of “Prince Ali” and “A Friend Like Me”). The segundo one is that after great villain songs in THE LITTLE MERMAID and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST it is pretty disappointing that the movie’s villain only sings 2 or 3 lines. Other than that, it’s a score full of joy, sustained por “A Whole New World”, one of the best songs of all time. 6. Sleeping Beauty
This ballet-inspired score is glorious, and I would have ranked it even higher if it worked well as a movie score as it does as a piece of art. The biggest problem is that most of the songs are sang por chorus and the only memorable one is Once Upon a Dream (one of the best amor songs from the cinema). However, it has some of Disney’s best instrumental pieces. 5. Tangled
Its score is great as a whole, but individually, as brilliant as they are, the songs can’t compare to past disney classics. “When will my life begin” can’t compare to “Part of your World”, “I See the Light” is a poor follow-up to “Beauty and the Beast”, “Kiss the Girl” and “A Whole New World” and “Mother Knows Best” isn’t as good as “Poor Unfortunate Souls” and “Friends of the other Side”. However, the movie’s songs are good enough to provide one of DP movie's best scores. 4. Pocahontas
Every single song in this movie is fulfilled with tons of energy, mostly because of Pocahontas’ voice – That is noticeable whenever she sings – Just Around the Riverbend, as cores of the Wind and specially in the impressive final musical number – Savages. One of the problems of this movie is that its score is way better than the movie itself – Mine, mine, mine, for example, is too good to be sang por such a poor villain like Ractiffle. The instrumental score in the end of the movie always gives me chills. 3. The Princess and the Frog
Maybe this one is lower in most people’s lists, but I have a personal attachment to some songs of this movie. “Almost There” feels like me cantar about my hard work to achieve my dreams, while I feel like Tiana while she’s trying to get to the restaurant during “Down in New Orleans”. I also feel like its reprise could be the theme of my happy ending too. Putting that beside, we have to assume that all the songs have great quality (after all, it was the first DP movie since aladdin to have mais than one song nominated in the Oscars). The biggest problem are the sidekicks songs, all disposable. 2. Beauty and the Beast
This score has the charm of Sleeping Beauty, but it manages to be catchy and memorable at the same time. It’s epic and gives the movie the musical feeling it’s famous for. The songs even manage to fix some holes in the plot – In the case of “Something There” and “Beauty and the Beast” itself. In fact, I feel that if we took away música from all the DP movies, this one would be the most affected. There’s not one single song I dislike and it has a lot of instrumental tunes too. 1. The Little Mermaid
This score reaches the deepest feelings from my coração – Both in instrumental moments and during Part of your world – which is my all-time favorito song. It is filled with joy, in momments like kiss the Girl and Under the Sea. And the surprising is that even managing to do this, all the songs have an important function in the story. Poor unfortunate souls was the song that introduced Villain Songs in Disney, and I still think that “Gaston” or any other villain song made aftewards is able to reach its level.
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