Thank you for all your suggestions and kind words. I watched Emperors New Grove and now I’m watching Krunks New Groove - those two always cheer me up.
Most days I’m okay, but then sometimes I wake up, and I’m okay, and then all of a sudden my brain is like “ya know what? Fuck you kid.” and then I am pretty much immobilized with like self hated, lol. ANYWAY! I’m in a much better mood, I just haven’t been able to write anything today and I’m not sure I’m going to try anymore tonight. Sorry you guys, I’ll try again tomorrow.
His favorite Disney Movie is without a doubt Treasure Planet. A shitty kid who is constantly screwing up, without a dad, who goes on some crazy dangerous adventure to save the world so he can give it to his mom? On boats in space? What isn't there to love?
Lilo and Stich has been her favorite since it came out. People always assume that her favorite will be Beauty and the Beast because Belle is smart. While she loved that movie, the line "Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind" pretty much makes her cry every time she watches it.
The Princess and the Frog, for exactly the reasons everyone always assumes. While she does hate it that Tiana is a frog for 80% of the movie, before she died the only princess she ever saw was Snow White.
Frank is always caught between Mulan and Dumbo. He loves the story of Mulan and the Chinese culture. And he wishes more than anything that he could have taken his mother's place in war so she didn't have to go. But he also remembers watching Dumbo as a little kid and his mother sining "Baby Mine" to him. So both are too good and too important for him to ever pick one above the other.
Hercules, for the expected reason. When you literally grow up with the Greek and Roman gods in your back yard, you kind of grow attached to well done modern tributes to them.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Dark, some what indie movie with the best Disney soundtrack, all about the difference between external and internal beauty and a deep moral debate on what it means to be human? Sign her right the fuck up. Hunchback as a favorite movie was also one of the first things that she found out she had in common with Drew when they first started to be nice to each other, so it wasn't just a favorite of her childhood, but also the movie that helped give her a relationship with her sister.
The Lion King. Kid thinks he kill his parent when it was just some crazy relative, then runs away from his problems and makes a lot of jokes? He's basically Simba without all the cool animal friends.
Peter Pan. He never really understood Bianca's choices until he saw Wendy and realized how hard it is to be a child who has to be a mother, and why sometimes kids do need to be allowed to be kids. Seeing it opened something in him that let him enjoy some of the old things he use to enjoy, like Mythomagic. Also the idea of never growing up reminded him a lot of the Lotus Casino. Also pirates.
Mary Poppins. Before going to camp, he use to pray that Mary Poppins would come to be his nanny and bring his dad home. Feed the Birds made him a caring person who always watched out for people, and cared for those who needed help, sacrificing what needed to be sacrificed -- it was why he was able to so willingly and thanklessly leave his cabin to help Annabeth after Michael fell, he knew there was more to the war then just themselves. A Spoon Full of Sugar and Chim Chim Cheree made him realize that sometimes there were jobs to do that you didn't want to, but anything can be fun if you just make it, which got him through a lot of medical training and all nighters in the infirmary. Let's Go Fly A Kite reminded him that not everyone is cruel (especially the gods) they're just misguided and need to be reminded of what it the most important.
The Emperor's New Grove. She's seen and sees so much shit in her life that sometimes she needs to just sit down with some stupid buddy comedy and laugh about a talking llama without getting all deep and metaphorical. Also, she and Nico are occasionally Patcha and Kuzco.