Wednesday, July 13, 2011

animated characters I kinda have a crush on

Sorry I've been slacking on the blog lately. Summer is always the busiest time of the year for me and this one is no exception. I've also been pretty tired lately of talking/thinking about theology....more on that soon.

SO instead of posting nothing, here's a little something. As I was watching Disney's Robin Hood today with the kids, I found myself swooning, seriously swooning over the (literal) fox, Robin Hood. This is not the first time I have had a crush on an animated character, and a non-human one at that. So without further ado, in no particular order, I give you my top five animated hunks:

1. Robin Hood
How can an animated fox be handsome? I have no idea, but somehow Disney managed it. Not only is he hot, he is a champion of social justice- stealing from the corrupt Prince John to give to the poor. A man after my own heart. He also has a sexy voice and an English accent. Everyone knows girls can't resist a man with an accent. He is smitten with Maid Marian and not afraid to show it- girls need affirmation. If Robin Hood was real and not a fox, I would date him.

2. Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty
There's not a whole lot to this one. He's handsome and he can sing and he doesn't have a mullet like some of the other Disney princes. My high school boyfriend liked Sleeping Beauty as much as I did, actually probably better, and he could quote most of the movie by heart. Sometimes for fun we would start at the beginning and see how far we could get by memory. Little did he know that I was imagining what it would be like if he was Prince Philip and I was Princess Aurora. In hindsight, it's pretty weird that he knew the movie as well as he did.

3. Max from A Goofy Movie
What is Max? An anthropomorphic puppy? A weasel? I guess he's Goofy's son, so that makes him a dog. But I have never in my life seen a dog like this. Regardless he's cute, in that dorky, "Ahyuck" sort of way. He's quirky, and Lord knows I love quirky boys. Also he's enough of a rebel to break the rules to impress the girl he likes. I had the BIGGEST crush on the Max the first time I saw this movie as a girl. Guys, don't tell me you didn't think Roxanne was little vixen too. I've come to learn from some of my guy friends that she was a common animated crush for them too.

4. Dean from Iron Giant
First, if you've never seen Iron Giant, do yourself a favor and watch it on Netflix. Seriously, one of my favorite animated movies. Dean is the original hipster- tight pants, Ray-bans, and artistic ability. He's cool, he rides a motorcycle and he stands up for the under-dog. What more could you ask for?

5. Flynn Rider from Tangled
Flynn Rider is just misunderstood. He's coping with his upbringing as an orphan by living his life as a common thief. He acts tough and selfish, but deep down he's just a man looking for a home and someone who loves him. Flynn plays the hero by sacrificing his own life to save Rapunzel's...doesn't get any better than that. And whenever I start to feel weird about how attractive this animated man is to me, I just imagine that it's actually Zachary Levi, who voices the character and is just as easy on the eyes. It should be noted that any time I am fantasizing about the boy I will some day marry, whoever he is, we are almost always singing a duet together. Boys, take note, girls like duets.

So that's it for my list. What animated characters do YOU have a crush on?

1 comment:

  1. Let’s see. In high school, it was Terry McGinnis. (And also Max. Because, damn.)

    In junior high, it was Disney’s version of the Beast. I hadn’t seen Cocteau’s much more alluring film, but even the Disney version had enough atmosphere to hook a melodramatic teen.

    When I was eight, it was Joe Hardy as illustrated on the covers of the phenomenally awful, committee-written Hardy Boys Casefiles novel series. (Oh. So bad, so bad.)

    And when I was six, it wasn’t an animated or illustrated character at all. *Turns beet red*