My wife was a little upset with me for not mentioning why my ranking system is the way it is for my favorite Disney characters. I wanted to come up with a great excuse or something, but then I realized that it would be easier to use the Disney characters rankings for 12 future posts. So here is the first of my explanations for the rankings.
#8. Alice, from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
My fondness from Alice comes mostly because it is the first animated Disney movie I remember seeing on the Disney Channel. In fact, it would be close to 30 years ago today that I watched it. You see, back then, the Disney Channel was a premium channel like HBO or Showtime. However, two or three times a year, they would give a free week of viewing Disney to encourage subscriptions. One of the times thirty years ago, they showed Alice in Wonderland.
I remember that I was sick the day that Disney offered Alice in Wonderland. I doubt I was purposefully skipping school that day at 5 years old, but it was the Disney Channel! There was something pretty cool about this girl who kept growing incredibly big and then teeny-tiny. The only other thing I remember about that first watching was the Cheshire Cat’s smile. It was mesmerizing and creepy.
Over the years, I’ve probably watched the movie 50-60 times. I cannot say that it is my favorite movie. In fact, it is one of the more annoying ones as I get older. But there is something about the innocence of Alice that is portrayed that I really like. When we go to Disney later this year, she is one of the top 3 characters I want a picture with (along with Ferb and Stitch).