Top 10 Underrated Disney Films

Top 10 Underrated Disney Animated Films

I was watching these while you were still focused on Frozen.


1. Oliver and Company

My personal favorite Disney film, Oliver and Company is a literal twist on Oliver Twist. Great music, a compelling story, and a cute orange kitten make this number one on my list.

2. The Emperor's New Groove

This film was never big enough for it's on attraction at a Disney park, but it does have a pretty big following. The comedy in this movie is so great, and it deserves a lot more credit than it gets.

3. Big Hero 6

A big hit when it first came out, Big Hero 6 is rarely talked about today. It's one of the saddest stories, but also one of the most heartwarming. It's also interesting to watch a bunch of scientists band together with an inflatable robot who just wants to help people.

4. Brother Bear

Brother Bear is one of the most touching stories to ever come from Disney. Focusing on Kenai and his two brothers, Kenai is turned into a bear after he kills the one that he feels is responsible for his brother's death. Kenai must find a way to become human again, and on his adventure to self-discovery, he meets a bear cub named Koda who shows him a different side of himself. Brother Bear also has some of the best and most interesting music in a Disney film.

5. The Fox and The Hound

Everyone remembers The Fox and The Hound, but it still doesn't get as much recognition as it deserves. It also has one of the saddest moments in any Disney film.

6. Atlantis

Atlantis is a cult classic. Disney had more plans for Atlantis, including an attraction for one of the parks, but when it didn't do as well as planned in the box office, those plans were canceled. Now it only has one mention in Walt Disney World; some Atlantean writing on a sign.

7. Fantasia 2000

A little better known than the original Fantasia, Fantasia 2000 is also a set of animated segments set to classical music. Like it's predecessor, this film includes The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

8. The Three Caballeros 

Following Donald Duck and his two bandmates, José and Panchito, The Three Caballeros is made up of seven segments. The Cold-Blooded Penguin, Las Posadas, and Bahía are some of my favorites. This movie seems like it lasts for 7 hours, but if you have the time, it's worth the watch. One nod to this film in Walt Disney World is in the Mexican Pavilion in Epcot, where you can see the Three Caballeros perform.

9. Fantasia 

The third animated film Walt Disney produced, Fantasia was made up of several scenes that appear to have nothing to do with each other. Fantasia is like looking into Walt Disney's mind and seeing it at work.

10. Ichabod and Mr. Toad

I don't know anyone who has seen this film, but the attraction Mr. Toad's Wild Ride was popular enough in Walt Disney World that there was a petition not to replace it when plans for a Winnie the Pooh attraction was set to take the place of the attraction. Luckily, it's still popular in Disneyland.

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If You Choose To Live In Five Points, Stop Complaining

If you're unhappy then move; don't force the bars to close down for your convenience.


Truthfully, when I came to USC, I didn't really understand the whole draw to Five Points. But going out more as I got older and experienced more things, I see the value in it. Not just for bars, but there are restaurants and businesses there too. If you live nearby or on campus, it's super convenient to go down there for lunch, to the cleaners, to get a tattoo, or what have you. But even at night when all the college kids are out at the bars drinking, it's for fun. Maybe he had three exams this week. Maybe she's taking 18 credit hours this semester. Whatever it is, people are there to have a good time and unwind.

So to the people who are complaining about the bars being open too late and too much ruckus in the area, I have no sympathy for you. I will admit sometimes unfortunate things happen in Five Points. I'm not trying to excuse that. But most of the people who go out on the weekends are there to enjoy themselves and not to harm others. And people who want to cause trouble can and will do it anywhere.

So, what is your goal in trying to get all of these bars closed? The same amount of people are gonna go out, maybe more since the university keeps admitting more students. So all you're doing is concentrating more people in fewer bars and making the lines longer.

You're out here chanting "Bring Back Five Points!" and for what? Bars have been a part of Five Points for decades. My mom went to USC in the early '80s trust me, not too much has changed. So what exactly are you trying to bring back? And I just want to say I hope you do your research before you move to any area. Because if you did, you knew what Five Points was before you moved here.

So again, I don't feel bad for you.

And if you didn't... then I can't help you and that's on you.

I just want to be able to enjoy my time in college on the weekends with my friends. And I know most other people at USC feel that way. And I want to have options on places to go. But at this rate, with Cotton Gin close and Cover 3 closing that won't be possible for much longer.

Also, I hope all of you that are trying to get these bars closed realize that by doing so, you'll be bringing in significantly less money to the area and the city. If you've ever been in Five Points on the weekend, and actually tried to order a drink, you know those bars make a KILLING. Why would you want to stop economic development in your city? Since that's all most of you care about anyway. Why cut off your nose to spite your face?

So really, if you're one of the older adults who has a problem with Five Points' bars... I don't care and just move. You can afford it. Stop trying to steal the joy of people that are a quarter of your age because you're grumpy and over the hill.

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Hey You, Get Off Your Phone!

A phone addiction: the one thing we all have in common.


Your best friend is telling you about her relationship issues when you get a text from another friend. You nod along as she speaks and go to reach for your phone, responding to the text.

You're at work when you hear your phone buzz- it's Urban Outfitters and they're telling you about a sale: 25% all graphics tees! You know it'll look bad to be on your phone but you've got to hop on the good deal before it's gone.

You've got a million things to do- finish a 12 page report by Thursday, clean the dishes, respond to a 100 emails- but you also have snapchats to open, an Instagram to scroll through, and tweets to retweet. A little procrastination never hurt.

We're all guilty of doing it. We've become so normalized to a life with a phone in our hand 24/7, that not being on it sends us into a spiral. It's an addiction and a habit that's incredibly hard to break, but it's the reason that our friends feel ignored, our bosses think we're distracted, and our everyday tasks gets pushed to the last minute.

Force yourself to find another outlet when you're bored.

I recently decided to delete the apps I know are a biggest waste of my time, and find other distractions instead- distractions that involve the people and things that are right in front of me.

Read a book, go for a walk, talk to your friends and parents, paint, draw, go for a run.

Give the respect that people deserve.

Your friends aren't going to stay your friends for too long if you're half listening when they're speaking to you. If you want people to give a shit about your problems, you might want to put in a little effort on your end.

Not to mention, staring at your phone all day is definitely killing your brain cells.

Studies have proven that cellphone usage leads to a shorter attention span. It's the reason we cannot read for more than a couple minutes without getting distracted and why we can't remember things as well as we used to before the era of smart phones.

Habits are hard to break- it takes about 21 days to form one but even longer to get out of one. Take little steps in achieving a life without your hands plastered to your phone and remember that reality is so much better than the digitalized version we see on our 5 by 7 screens.

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