In this episode: Robbie and Shawn reveal their seeds for a Disney/Pixar bracket. They then build a 68-movie bracket while recording. There’s compromise! There’s takes! There’s even a case for non-animated movies to at least get one slot in the field. It’s really just up to “Oliver and Co.” to win this whole thing, though.
In this episode: Robbie and Shawn wrap up college basketball chatter until at least next February. From there, they have totally rational takes and optimism revolving around the Pittsburgh Pirates’ hot start (plan your spot on the parade route now). There’s an in memoriam for Sergio Garcia’s quest to win a second green jacket and also an in memoriam for the Boston Celtics’ 2017-18 season.
A few weeks ago, a Disney movies bracket began making the rounds on the Internet. As with most things floating around on the Internet, it was bad and wrong. Here’s why:
First, the creator only selected 32 movies from an incredibly deep roster of Disney movies that dates all the way back to the 1930’s.
Second, no movies from before 1988 made the final cut. Once again ignoring the deep roster that goes back almost 90 year at this point.
Third, whoever put the bracket together either did not understand seeding or just wilfully ignored it. That led to first round matchup like Frozen vs. Moana. Yeah it was that bad.
When Shawn and I saw this bracket we were filled with intense rage and immediately decided we needed to correct this grave error. We both decided we were going to take it upon ourselves to create a correct and fair Disney movies bracket.
Here is the result:
A few things to go over before breaking it down by region:
Only Disney and Pixar movies were included in this bracket with most (Mighty Ducks) excluded including animation.
Star Wars and Marvel were not up for consideration.
The regions are broken down by generation with Pixar getting its own region to battle it out.
Ranking movies is subjective and every has their own opinions about which is best but Shawn and Robbie are 100% correct in their selections.
Regardless of your own opinions this is a step up from the original bracket posted online.
There was a lot of discussion and debating about who made the cut and seeding because seeding matters in a tournament.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s break it down by region.
Instead of picking a consensus top seed, we settled on top regions and the Golden Region is our No. 1 headlined by The Lion King at the top.
Our No. 2 region in the bracket. Classics may have been the hardest for us to pin down and some difficult choices had to be made. Neither of us had Snow White on the one line in our original picks but agreed it should get the top seed.
Moving on to our No. 3 region, the PIxar movies. Once again this was a really hard region to pin down. Not necessarily what movies should make the field but more on what the seeding would be. Toy Story was the consensus one seed and the heavy favorite to win the region.
Wrapping up with our No. 4 region, the Modern era of Disney movies headlined by the top seed and smash hit Frozen. Overall not the hardest region to narrow down and seed but maybe the side with the fairest first round matchups.
Now that the full bracket has been unveiled it’s time for the next steps in the process. Shawn and Robbie will both be filling our their own brackets which will be posted to the site in the coming days for everyone to pick apart and disagree with.
There will also be a reader element to this. We will be posting polls for each match up on our Twitter account, @thebatflipblog for everyone to vote on to determine which Disney movies takes home the title of “Best Disney Movie” of all time. After the polls close the winners will move on to the next round until there is only one left standing.
We hope you join us on this journey to correctly pick a true Disney movie champion and if you have any gripes about the bracket you can leave them in the comments or hit us up directly on Twitter @rjnaugle2 or @shawncurtis430.