Disney movies have always tugged at our fragile heartstrings, but a new supercut is doing the rounds on the internet with the disclaimer that it is guaranteed to bring out some emotion in you.
YouTube user indrancole3, who works as a professional trailer editor, has put together a brilliant video of historic and famous Disney movies. The clip includes scenes from favorite movies such as Tarzan, Aladdin, Hercules, Mulan, and The Lion King has quickly gone viral.
The video lasts for a little over three minutes, and is a roller coaster ride of emotions, spanning the most important Disney themes of family, loss, hope, good over evil, and of course, love. As Connect Statesboro reports, the Disney movies supercut clip covers sixteen movies: The Rescuers Down Under, Oliver & Company, The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet, and Tarzan.
— Auckland Libraries (@Auckland_Libs) July 15, 2015
Disney movies were the staple diet of any 90s childhood, and the power of the Disney movies supercut is that it brings back memories of childhood: of a simpler, uncomplicated time. As Crushable reports, the masterfully edited video is also a reminder of the magic that Disney movies were able to create with simple 2D animation. Right from the poignant scene where Mufasa tells Simba that he will always be his son, Aladdin setting the genie free, Pocahontas standing strong with the leaves blowing around her as the winds change along with her fate, Quasimodo and the Beast’s self doubt at the cruel words that society throws at them, through to the crowd bowing to Mulan, Simba’s victorious roar and ending with a branch surfing Tarzan staring into your soul, the video is sure to catapult you into a haze of emotions and childhood memories.
A number of the comments, particular on the Dorkly article, have users upset at the labeling of the video as a 90s themed Disney movies supercut. This is probably because some of the scenes are from movies that were released either prior to or after the 90s. Case in point — The Great Mouse Detective was released in 1986, followed by Oliver and Company and The Little Mermaid, that were released in 1988 and 1989, respectively. Also not in keeping with the 90s timeframe, The Emperor’s New Groove was released in 2000, followed by Atlantis: The Lost Empire in 2001. Both Treasure Planet and Lilo & Stitch came out in 2002. Irrespective of the dates, we welcome the reminder of the awesomeness that is Disney!
— Angelena Cluesman (@mekhrirodichen1) July 21, 2015
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