Even though I'm only 16, I can tell you right now that my childhood was very interesting. How is this possible you may ask? Well let's take a look at the one thing that changed my life for good: DISNEY MOVIES! I don't know why but I've always loved Disney movies. Maybe it's the stories. Maybe it's the characters. But I really don't know why I like Disney movies a lot. To kick things off, I'll talk about some of my personal favorite Disney movies. Here we go!
The Jungle Book
This was the very first Disney film I ever saw in my life. Even though it's #7 on my best to worst Disney films list, I still think that it's very good after almost 45 years since it's original release in the fall of 1967. But I didn't see this movie in theaters. I actually owned a copy of it on video. The one thing that must be said about "The Jungle Book" is that Walt Disney's animation career ended with a bang.
The Lion King
One thing I've got to say right now about "The Lion King" is that it's probably the best Disney film in my opinion and that's saying something because it was very successful in the theater with $780,000,000 at the box office which makes it the highest grossing hand drawn animated film in history. "The Lion King" is another film that I didn't see in theaters. Mostly because I was born in 1996. But I eventually saw it and I must say that it still holds up today as my all-time favorite Disney movie.
And finally we close this section of my childhood with...
The Brave Little Toaster
I know what you're thinking. How can The Brave Little Toaster be Disney? Well since the film was put on video & DVD by Disney I classify The Brave Little Toaster a as Disney film. But of course there's a zero percent chance of catching this movie on TV because Toon Disney was replaced by Disney XD and now the only movies they air are just random. Anyways going back to The Brave Little Toaster I think that it's very well written and animated but I really don't care for the sequels that it spawned and I have no idea why but the film still holds up after 25 years.
This next part of my childhood will be on a video series that I grew up watching in Sunday School and that series of videos is simply known as "VeggieTales". The series was created in 1993 by Phil Vischer & Mike Nawrocki and it's a computer animated program with talking food that either spoof pop culture or act out stories from the Bible. There are tons of VeggieTales episodes that I remember but I'm going to be talking about the 2 I remember the most. Once again, here we go!
LarryBoy & the Fib from Outer Space
This is my second favorite VeggieTales episode behind "Rack, Shack & Benny". The reason being it's a great story and the lesson is telling the truth.
Rack, Shack & Benny
Do I really need to tell you why "Rack, Shack & Benny" is my all-time favorite VeggieTales episode? Well I'll just tell you anyway: It's the most well written and well animated episode of all the episodes of VeggieTales that there are.
Now we come to the best part of my childhood: The Nintendo 64. Even though we are at the last section of my childhood, it won't be a flop, unlike some of my other articles. So I'm going to be counting down my top 11 Nintendo 64 games. Why top 11? Because I like to go one step beyond. So here are my top 11 Nintendo 64 games.
Coming in at #11 it's...
I know you can hate me all you want but I just don't like Banjo- Kazooie. Mostly because it looks like a Super Mario 64 rip off. But I'll give Rare an A for effort.
At #10 we have...
Even though I'm not a big Pokemon fan, I still enjoy this game. It's still fun after 12 years since its release and who knows maybe it will appear on the Virtual Console someday.
Is there really anything I can say about Buck Bumble other than the fact that the theme song is as catchy as hell? There's nothing more I can say about this game.
Super Smash Bros.
Who would've guessed that Mario would be in a fighting game with a lot of other Nintendo characters like Donkey Kong and Fox McCloud? Nobody that's who! Released to the N64 in 1999, Super Smash Bros. was the game to stop age old debates like Mario could squash Pikachu or Fox McCloud could take out Kirby. If you want to try to prove youself worthly of answering these debates. Then go and download it off the Virtual Console for 1,000 Wii points if you have a Wii. If you have the original cartridge, good for you.
Mario Kart 64
This game is only good for multiplayer. END OF STORY!
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
It's just your average movie based game that doesn't really stay faithful to the film that it's based on and that's saying something cause Buzz and the other toys never fought an air plane in the move.
Donkey Kong 64
I know what you're probably saying, why is DK64 at #5 on my list? Because of its insanely long length. I mean I never even beat the game.
I just love the Mario Party series, the first 4 especially because you can play as Donkey Kong and you can't beat that!!
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
I would probably be dead if I put this game lower on the list.
Super Mario 64
This is where I started in gaming. SM64 is fun and easy to play once you get the hang of it, you'll be fighting Bowser for the last time before you can say Koopa the Quick.
And my #1 favorite N64 game of all-time is...
STAR FOX 64
This is the best the the N64 in my opinion. Mostly because I know every trick to beating the bosses. If you don't agree that Star Fox 64 is the greatest N64 game ever. Then I got something to say to you: "Do a barrel roll." This is why I'm a master gamer!!
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