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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Interview With Miss Jane Bennet

Classic Ramblings
I'm very pleased to host an interview today with one of my very best friends - Miss Jane Bennet of Classic Ramblings.  I 'met' Jane close to a year ago (August 15th, to be exact), and since then, we've become the closest of friends.  You know, the kind of friendship with a million inside jokes, lot and lots of inane nicknames (Tanya Stark, Pascal, and Galannaley, just to name a few), and the ability to talk about anything and everything.  She has many different obsessions fandoms, so it was kind of hard thinking of a topic for this interview.  However, since we're the Frozen sisters and we firmly agree the Eugene Fitzherbert is The Better Man (as opposed to Kristoff), we hit upon Disney.  I had lots of fun reading her answers, and I hope you do to.
How were you introduced to Disney?  I actually...can't really remember. :P Well, actually I can. When I was, oh, four or so, I was first introduced to movies--more specifically, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. I instantly fell in love with it. As in, rabid fangirling that is quite possibly unmatched by any I've ever felt since. I wore my Snow White costume all. the. time and washed our floor with a flowered napkin That's enough of that. :P But that's basically how I was introduced to it. Afterwards, we watched most of the Disney films; Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, and then when I got older, Mulan and The Black Cauldron and Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid (there were other Disney movies too, but I assume we're talking Disney Princess here). Then came a time when I was uninterested in Disney or cartoons as a general rule, and then my love for Disney was revived when Tangled and Frozen came out. And that's where I am right now. ;)
Out of all the Disney films you've watched, which is your favorite?  Snort. Do you really expect me to choose? *waits for reply* Fine, fine. Um, I think I'd say Tangled. It has the best storyline and most well-rounded characters, I think. Plus, the animation is gorgeous.
Which is your least favorite?  Pinocchio, hands down. I don't even know why, but that film (and the book) has always just creeped me out and left me feeling depressed.
Have you watched any Pixar films? If so, which ones?  Yup! All three of the Toy Story movies, Monsters, Inc., A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, and Brave. Sooo basically all of them. ;)
Who's your favorite Disney princess? Prince?  Probably Belle. Because she's so much like me: bookish, nerdy, considered somewhat crazy by her aquaintances...that sort of thing. ;) Except, she's idealized. I'm not NEARLY that sweet--most of the time, at least. :P
Least favorite Disney princess? Prince?  Ummm...hmmm. I don't much like Ariel...yeah. Ariel's probably my least favorite (though the Broadway musical of TLM? PERFECTION. Go listen to it.). Prince? Ehm, that award probably has to go to...I'll just say Eric. Because he's boring. :P
Who, in your opinion, is the best villain?  Hm. Best, not favorite...probably Mother Gothel. She's *so* well-developed and complex--plus, she can be hilarious. While still being creepy. I love that there are still arguments going on about whether she actually loved Rapunzel or not, even four years or so after Tangled was released; it's a testament to what an interesting character she is.
Who is your least favorite character from any Disney film?  Any character from Pinocchio, really. :P
What Disney princess costume is your favorite?  Well, Elsa's ice queen dress from Frozen, and Anna's casual jumper at the end...I also love Aurora's dress from Sleeping Beauty and the original dress the mice made for Cinderella, for whatever reason.
Which three Disney songs are your favorites?  I love, love, LOVE "I See The Light," so that definitely goes on my list. Other than that...I can't choooose! Fine, fine, I'll pick "For the First Time In Forever," and its reprise, and "Let It Go". Because those are the songs I've been listening to most lately.
Which Disney film have you watched the most times, and how many times have you watched it?  Tangled, at eight times and counting. ;)
What five Disney characters would you like most to meet?  Well, I'd definitely take Flynn/Eugene, and he wouldn’t go without Rapunzel, so those are my first two. Then Belle would be nice to meet, she’s so sweet and bookish (plus she’s French :P), and I’d LOVE to meet Robin Hood and Marian from Robin Hood.

Lastly, Tangled or Frozen?  I made this decision awhile ago, and I’m sticking to it: Tangled. It has better plot/character development, and the world is better explained. Frozen is definitely a close second (and it’s very special to me for personal reasons), but Tangled is just the better and more enjoyable movie.
Thanks so much for letting me interview you, Jane!  It's been fun.


Jennifer said...

Totally agree about Pinochio - worst movie ever (followed closely by The Wizard of Oz). Great interview. I'm wavering between "Tangled" and "Frozen". You and Eva may convince me to join the "Tangled" team. :)

Caroline L. said...

*reads intro to post* Oooo, interview! Those are always neat!


Excellent questions, Eva! And excellent answers, Miss Jane Bennet! =]

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