In the best Disney animated films, there is an eloquence to the dialog, a pithiness that stays with you after the ending credits. Funny, sad, profound, silly—the entire emotional spectrum of Disney animation, in just a few words. How well do you know them?
Kevin and Susan Neary, the authors of the official Hidden Mickeys of Walt Disney World, have left the parks and headed for the theatre to compile this authoritative, indispensable guide to the most memorable lines ever uttered in Disney animated films, from Snow White to Moana.
You can test yourself with 500 multiple-choice stumpers, or simply indulge in the "he said / she said" of Disney cinematic history.
Shy? Tongue-tied much? Put away those fears. Here you'll find the perfect Disney bon mot, inspirational phrase, or witty rejoinder for any situation—just don't tell 'em a Disney character said it first.
Zero to Hero
I've Got Friends on the Other Side
Never Had a Friend Like Me
Mother Knows Best
Dear Old Dad
The idea, or more importantly the inspiration behind, Disney He Said ~ She Said came to us during a family vacation to Disneyland in 2014. As we drove from Arizona, the first leg of our vacation, to California, with our three children safely nestled in the back seat of the car, it became clear to us that we needed an activity which would make the journey just a little more enjoyable.
Any parent knows this and the struggles we take to keep young children occupied and from asking the age old question… “Are we there yet?”
Fortunately, we turned to Disney for that much-needed help and what emerged was the basis of this book. As we journeyed across the states to reach our final destination, we would quiz the children by repeating, as best we could, a quote from a Disney full-length animated feature, then asking them to identify the character who said the phrase. Interestingly, the character Olaf seemed to become the primary character of reference. Of course, any fan of the Disney full-length animated feature Frozen would be the first to admit that Olaf offers the viewer some great and memorable lines.
From then on we realized this game we were playing with our children would and could make the perfect book and travel companion.
Disney He Said ~ She Said is a lasting tribute to the great collection of Disney full-length animated features we all have enjoyed over the years, beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs through the current collection of Disney animated classics and those from the Pixar library of films.
We tried to keep the book pure by focusing on the original Disney full-length animated features and absent from any reference to Disney live-action films. Yet, it was hard to resist a reference or two from everyone’s favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow!
And for those counting, you will discover the book contains a total of 500 questions. We feel this is a fitting tribute to the Disney corporate offices in Burbank, California, and the home to the Disney Animation Studios … namely, 500 Buena Vista Street.
With that said, we hope you enjoy Disneys He Said ~ She Said as much as we did in putting it together. We would also like to sincerely thank our oldest daughter, Emma, whose dedication and assistance has made this book possible.
Disney He Said ~ She Said represents Kevin and Susan Neary’s third Disney-themed book together. They are very excited with this most recent addition. The couple are in the process of developing other books, both Disney and non-Disney-themed.
Kevin has also written three baseball-inspired books as well as co-authored four Disney books with former Disney archivist Dave Smith.
What's a Disney hero without a Disney sidekick? You'll never hear a hero say so, but deep down they know that without their sidekick, the ride ahead would be mighty rough.
“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”
“No, no, no, kid, givin’ up is for rookies. I came back cause I’m not quittin’ on ya!”
“I cannot deactivate until you say you are satisfied with your care.”
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Disney fathers usually aren't in line for dad-of-the-year awards. They're often stern, sometimes stupid and aloof, and their daughers really wish they were more like dear old mom.
“Oh, he’s intelligent enough, as humans go.”
“There’s more to being a king than getting your way all the time.”
“A gift this special just gotta be shared.”
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