Please join us as we embark on this epic 52-Week long journey! In this challenge, we will watch all of Disney's Animated Feature Films in chronological order (as well as a few bonus appearances!) and perform an in-depth analysis for each film! Please be sure to read the rules and check the first three posts before hopping in! But if you're late to the party, don't worry! Just pick up where we are and join the fun. There are a few “rules” that go along with this challenge. This isn’t so much something I’m going to enforce, really, but it will help the challenge go smoothly and (I hope) generate a really fascinating conversation. Rules: 1. You MUST watch the film FRESH (as in, specifically for this challenge) in order to do the analysis portion. Don’t do an analysis if you’re going on memory—nostalgia is the biggest villain to a good analysis… There will be a weekly schedule in the second post. Try not to get ahead if you can help it; and if you miss a week, don’t backtrack but rather just pick up with were we are. 2. To perform the analysis portion, you must answer at least 5 of the 10 questions in the third post. Please DO NOT post your analysis outside of the film’s window (that one-week span indicated on the schedule), but you’re welcome to post your analysis at any time during that window. 3. Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion, whether you watched the film fresh or did the analysis, or are just passing through! But please keep the discussion on that week’s film. Jumping back to old films (or getting ahead) would be confusing to the current conversation unless you’re making a points about the present film. 4. Be respectful of everyone’s opinions! Don’t be that one guy who just poo-poos on someone’s points. I have zero problems sending you to the principal’s office ;P So there you go! Nothing too difficult! But above all, this is supposed to be fun! And insightful! We all love Disney, but I think it’s incredibly useful to be critical and analytical as well—that’s how things improve! And who knows, you just might learn something. ;P Concerning Film Choices and Schedules: So for this I pretty much just went through the list of Disney’s Animated Feature Films. In the 40s, there were a lot of what’s called “package” films which were really just shorts, so I’ve condensed those down to a single week. I’ve also included a few live-action/animated combos that I think are worthy of analysis (like Mary Poppins). I’ve also included a few “partner” films like Nightmare and Roger Rabbit as I think they also have an impact on Disney’s canon. Finally, you’ll notice that there are no Pixar movies here. This was done purely for scheduling purposes as there are 56 animated features (plus the few extras I added) without counting Pixar’s films (an additional 19….). So maybe there will be a follow-up challenge for Pixar. But please don’t ask me to add them to the schedule as there just isn’t time. Finally, remember that this is just a fun challenge! If you can’t make it one week, don’t worry! Just hop in next time! Or, if you want to just pop in for your favorite films, go for it! You are in no way obligated or expected to complete every week’s film. But, it would be super fun to do, and you'll be eligible for the “completist” prize at the end. Looking forward to the discussions!