Ever since you were a wee tot, the magic of Disney and Disney•Pixar movies has been tickling the very edges of your imagination. You may have grown up in spite of your best efforts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still remember your Disney childhood and feel like a kid all over again. Prepare to surf a tidal wave of nostalgia right back to the days when you couldn’t tie your own shoes.
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell taught the Darling kids to fly, and you firmly believed that with enough faith, trust, and pixie dust, you could fly, too?
Kala promised tiny Tarzan that he would always be in her heart, and it almost felt like she was talking directly to you?
You and your siblings reenacted “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” in your living room by jumping from one piece of furniture to the next as though you were on the water peg obstacle course?
Topsy Turvy Day in The Hunchback of Notre Dame seemed like the wildest, most fun festival of all time, especially when everyone joined in for the big final chorus of “Here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for”?
Baloo first reminded you to focus on the “Bare Necessities” of life via a toe-tapping, tongue-twisting jam that you never stopped singing, and you decided to pretend to be a bear for the foreseeable future?
The idea of owning one hundred and one dalmatian puppies delighted you to no end and you relentlessly begged your parents to open their minds to the idea?
Ariel and her grotto made you wish you were a mermaid with a carefully cultivated collection of thingamabobs and the most beautiful singing voice ever?
How about when…
Pocahontas made you want to go canoeing, only you had no canoe so instead you sat in a laundry basket and used a spatula as your paddle?
You watched Toy Story for the first time and fell in love with the idea that your toys were just as crazy about you as you were about them, and you ran around wearing a cowboy hat singing “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” to anyone who would listen and some who would not?
You watched Snow White command an army of helpful woodland creatures, and anytime you had to pick up your toys thereafter you wished there were 80% more animals helping you?
You watched Aladdin for the first time and sang “Friend Like Me” nonstop for weeks, putting your heart and soul most ardently into the “waaa waa waaaaa (waa waaaa)” part?
Belle wished on a dandelion with perfect technique, and you spent hours in your backyard trying to recreate it?
Cinderella made you seriously consider the viability of making tiny clothes for mice and leaving them around in hopes that they might find them?
You watched The Fox and the Hound, and you and your best friend decided to start calling each other Todd and Copper?
Baby Hercules got baby Pegasus for his birthday, and all you wanted for your next birthday was a baby Pegasus of your very own?
You got major chills the first time you saw the sun rising over the savanna during “The Circle of Life” (and you still do every time you watch it)?
Alice taught you about unbirthdays, and you’ve been celebrating them ever since?
Powerline was your favorite musical act of all time?
Mickey’s antics in his role as the sorcerer’s apprentice in Fantasia made you fall in love with him?
Bambi’s attempts to skate on the ice resulted in the most adorable failure the world has ever known, until he was helped by his trusty friend Thumper?
Dumbo and his mama linked trunks and you were flooded with more emotions than you knew what to do with?
Lady and Tramp had puppies and they were an adorable mixture of little Ladies and a little Tramp?
You tried to teach your pets to play the piano in an effort to recreate “Scales and Arpeggios” while simultaneously instilling in them some culture?
What Disney movie moment makes you most nostalgic for your childhood? Tell us in the comments!