When you feel like the discussion of the last best thing is dying down, feel free to suggest another topic.
Let’s start with:
The Best Music in a Disney Cartoon
I’m not taking about the best song, although that can certainly be a consideration. I’m talking about the soundtrack as a whole.
I will suggest one that doesn’t get much love - The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Not the best movie (I like it, but still…), but the music is fantastic. “Bells of Notre Dame” might be the best song Disney has ever produced, and “Out There” is one of my favorites to sing (although it gets a bit high for me).
I love the music in Moana (except “Shiny” - I don’t care for that song).
Encanto feels to me that it is a story that was written to support the songs. The music is great - the story isn’t all that compelling to me though. It’s enjoyable enough, but kinda feels cobbled together.
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air
'T was in the darrrrrrrrrrrkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair
But Gollum, and the evvvvvvvvvvvil one
Crept up and slipped away with her
Her, her, yeah
Ain’t nothing I can do, no
I admit the story didn’t make perfect sense, but it’s probably my favorite. The characters always make me laugh, and refugee trauma was such a weirdly satisfying surprise ending? Might help that everyone I know in real life is both talented and neurotic.
Agree completely on Shiny, and really the entire crab situation.