Well I’ve been putting this off for long enough now. Back in March, Aaron Galvin and myself squared off in a week-long debate on which of these animated Disney princess tales was the best. I argued for Frozen, while Aaron took Tangled’s side. The voting has long since closed and now we’re ready to reveal the winner…
Unfortunately I was not able to muster the arguments to sway enough people to see the light. Tangled took home the victory 😦
But, as I said at the onset, you won’t find me saying that Tangled is a bad movie. It’s a lot of fun and, as a father of two girls I can tell you for sure, a breath of fresh air after dozens of doses of “Let it Go”. Here are the results…
Day 1: It Begins!
We began the week by laying all our cards on the table with “opening arguments”. This also served as a gauge to determine the bias of our audience. For LTBM, it was perfectly split, 50% to 50%.
Day 2: The Love Story
What’s a princess movie without a strong love story? We kicked off our official topic breakdown over at Aaron’s blog, where Tangled came out on top 67% to 33%
Day 3: The Villains
Some of the most memorable characters in all of animation are princess movie villains. How did the villains in Frozen and Tangled stack up? Well, according the LTBM audience, Tangled’s Gothel wins that one, 58% to 42%.
Day 4: The Music
Heading back over to Aaron’s blog we discussed the music in each of these films. I thought this was a sure win for Frozen given the extraordinarily high profile of its main song. But, somehow, Tangled again won the day with 60% of the vote.
Day 5: The Sidekicks
These lovable characters are typically in charge of bringing the laughs and the words of wisdom. Both films have strong representatives, but at the end of the day Frozen finally pulled out a victory as Sven and Olaf demolished the competition, 69% to 31%.
Day 6: Life Lessons
Our final topic of debate took place on Aaron’s blog where we dissected the underlying message in each of these movies. And again Tangled wins this one 62% to 38%.
Day 7: Closing Arguments
To cap it off we each hosted the concluding arguments. Strangely enough, for the LTBM audience, it didn’t appear that anyone was swayed. Or if they were it was equal for both. The voting for the closing arguments was exactly even again, 50% to 50%.
I’m sure Aaron will wholeheartedly agree with me that this was a lot of work, but also a LOT of fun. I can’t tell you how many hours he and I talked on the phone about this. Usually laughing at each other, sometimes ridiculing each other, and I may or may not have threatened his life…
I’d love to read your final thoughts on this all. Is this something you’d like to see done again with some different films? If so, feel free to make suggestions below!