Friday, February 14, 2014

Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

It's Valentine's Day, and if you're anything like me, you're single because you watch too many cartoons to be taken seriously by the opposite sex. There's no shame in that. Anyway, I thought I'd provide you all with a list of my top ten favorite Disney couples, those who make me think that romance is possible. So, here we go, in no particular order...

10. Milo Thatch and Kidagakash Nedakh (Gesundheit!) a.k.a Princess Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
He's a nerd, she's an immortal warrior princess. Yeah, they're making the list.

9. Jumbaa and Pleakley (Lilo and Stitch)
Now, the the Disney Wiki lists these two as "best friends". Suuuuure. They bicker like an old marry couple, and each one thinks it's his turn to wear the dress because the other has warn it enough already. Now, I'm not implying anything, but they do live in Hawaii....

8. Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
My goodness, these two are so cute. The love story in this movie is just so Shakespearean at times. They fall in love with a stranger even though they're already betrothed, and neither one realizes that they're betrothed to the person they just met.

7. Aladdin and Jasmine (Aladdin)
Attractive, adventurous, and quick enough to know when the other is lying to some sap and then starts playing along brilliantly.

6. Goliath and Elisa Maza (Gargoyles)
Oh, please, if you've read any previous article on this blog, then you should have known this was coming. Of COURSE I'm going to include these two. I think what I like best about their relationship is that, probably more so than any other Disney couple, these two would argue. A LOT. Goliath is awful stubborn ("I think your head stays rock hard even at night."), though, to be fair, Elisa doesn't always like to admit she's wrong either. Still, at the end of the day, er... night... whatever, these two don't let disagreements get in the way of their relationship.

5. Hercules and Megara (Hercules)
Herc and Meg are basically the Disney equivalent of Superman and Lois Lane. He's the good-natured farmboy who happens to be a demigod, and she's the sassy, sarcastic cynic who still deep down does the right thing.

4. Buzz Lightyear and Jessie The Yodeling Cowgirl (The Toy Story Franchise)
Two words- "Spanish Mode".

3. Jack Skellington and Sally (Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas)
People love creepy yet cute couples. It's the Gomez/ Morticia Syndrome.

2. Mr. and Mrs. Incredible (The Incredibles)
As a long time comics fan, I love superhero couples. However, as a long time comics fan, I'm inevitably disappointed, as both Marvel and DC seem to think that, despite the average comics reader being an adult, most people can't relate to the idea of a hero or heroine being married and raising a family, so they undo them, often in a ridiculous manner that insults the fans' intelligence ("One More Day" and "Brand New Day", I'm looking at you). Pixar proved that notion wrong, as The Incredibles is regarded as one of that studio's best films to date.

1. Donald and Daisy Duck

Well, it's fortunate that they already have the same last name, so they don't have to change their stationary if and when Donald finally pops the question (come on, it's been nearly seven decades!). Seriously, though, these two are cuter than Mickey and Minnie, because while those two are just too cute and sweet, Donald and Daisy, like others on this list, love each other despite their glaring and noticeable personality flaws. Donald is arrogant and short-tempered, and Daisy can be a bit fussy and opinionated. Still, they love each other so much that they try to be better for the sake of the other, and they forgive each other when they falter. (At this point, you should be humming "Fixer Upper" from the Frozen soundtrack).

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