J: What is your favorite traditional animated film? Computer-animated? Stop motion? (Any other kind?)
Jennifer: For traditional, my favorite is Beauty and the Beast. I grew up with the Disney films of the 90s and loved a lot of them but I think this one has held up the best as I got older. I know there's newer technology nowadays and all that but the library and ballroom are still GORGEOUS. For computer-animated, I think my favorite is The Incredibles--it's still fresh and funny every time I watch it. For stop-motion, definitely Wallace and Gromit. I enjoyed the feature film, Curse of the Were-Rabbit, but I think the shorts are my favorites. Gromit is so cute! And he knits!
Mira: Mine, too, is Beauty and the Beast! I think it's in large part because it has my favorite Disney songs: "Belle," "Be Our Guest," "Something There," and "Beauty and the Beast." Another close second is Anastasia. For computer-animated I have to go with Finding Nemo. Though Up! was pretty fantastic, too. I only like Wallace and Gromit because of the dog's obsession with cheese, but it didn't really draw me in. Stop-motion just might not be my thing. To add another category, I'm going to add in anime -- simply because I don't think of it in the same way as the other traditional animated films. I adore Miyazaki and his fantastical worlds, but my absolute favorite of them was Kiki's Delivery Service. (Kiki wasn't exactly named after the title character of the movie, but it did occur to me when naming her that there was a connection to the movie.)