Disney Bracket: First Round, Modern Region

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Voting on the Pixar Region came to a close on Thursday afternoon and eight lucky winners advanced to the next round but once again a tiebreaker was needed to settle one of the matchups

Now we continue are first round voting with the Modern Region that includes the likes of Frozen, Moana, Zootopia, and so many more Disney favorites that have captured our hearts in recent years.

Before we get to the matchups in the Modern Region, let’s quickly review the voting from the Pixar Region.

Pixar Region First Round Recap

No surprises here as the original Toy Story easily won over its own sequel by a comfortable margin. The 1995 instant classic put Pixar on the map and is the heavy favorite to win the region.

Two of the more recent Pixar films met in this 8 vs. 9 matchup but the results were not as close as the seeding may seem. Inside Out pulled away and will advance to the Round of 32.

Another lopsided result in the Pixar region sees Monsters Inc. move to the next round with a comfortable victory over Ratatouille.

There was argument that Coco may have been underseeded but being the newest of the Pixar movies held it back against the other longstanding classics. A tough match up in the first round sees Wall-E advance.

Finding Dory was another Pixar movie held back due to its recent release but fared much better than Coco. In the end, it was Toy Story 3 pulling out the victory by a nose over the lovable Dory.

Up! has one of the best stories of all the Pixar movies and that proved enough to lift it past Monsters University which is a strong sequel in its own right.

We mentioned this in the lede but here is proof that we once again have a tie in the voting for the second straight region. There was no separating Cars and The Incredibles during the allotted time so we had to send it to a tiebreaker.

For this region, we designated friend of the blog and Disney superfan Megan Bennett to be the deciding vote.

Her decision:

There you have it. Megan has cast her deciding vote for Cars, who will advance to the Round of 32.

Rounding out the first round in the Pixar region was Finding Nemo winning in a rout against Bug’s Life. Through three regions of voting, this was the first shutout where one movie claimed all the votes.

Here’s a glimpse of the Pixar Region after its first round of voting:

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Our recap of the first round in the Pixar Region is complete and the second round matchups have been set. Now, let’s move on a begin voting on the first round in the Modern Region.

All voting will be conducted via polls posted to our Twitter account which you can find right here. Polls will be open for 24 hours.

Let’s begin.

First Round, Modern Region

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No. 1 Frozen v. No. 16 Treasure Planet

No. 8 Zootopia v. No. 9 Planes

No. 4 Tangled v. No. 13 Winnie the Pooh

No. 5 Wreck It Ralph v. No. 12 Nightmare Before Christmas

No. 6 Big Hero 6 v. No. 11 The Princess and the Frog

No. 3 Lilo and Stitch v. No. 14 Bolt

No. 7 Emperor’s New Groove v. No. 10 A Christmas Carol

No. 2 Moana v. No. 15 Chicken Little

Get those votes in and check back for the results right here on our site.

Happy voting.

Reminder that all polls for this round will be open for 24 hours.

After this region concludes and the winners announced, voting will begin on the Round of 32 with matchups in the Golden Region and the Classic Region.

Keep your eyes peeled on our site for continued updates and new polls throughout the duration of the tournament.