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This post was written by our photo intern Andrew. Enjoy!

Here at Fracture we’re passionate about two things: capturing important moments through photography and telling stories through those photos, especially those that are printed on Fractures. So we decided to look for those “Fracture moments” inside our favorite Disney movies, along with a fun fact or two.

Are you ready? We would like to say “To infinity and beyond,” but honestly we only came up with 10 moments. Enjoy.

Toy Story (1995)

The Movie:  Toy Story has to be one of the most iconic animated films of all time; it is really what put Pixar on the map. Toy Story plays on the immense imagination of children that quite literally brings their toys to life in their eyes.

In Toy Story, Andy’s toys come alive when no one is around. Andy’s favorite toy, a cowboy named Woody, is quite abrasive towards his new rival, a confident space ranger called Buzz Lightyear, because he fears he is going to lose his place as leader of the pack. Though, as the movie progresses, the two rivals become quite unexpected allies. As Andy and his family are moving, Woody and Buzz must chase the moving truck in order to not get left behind. The two work together to achieve this goal.

The Moment:  When the two unexpected allies team up to get into the moving truck in order to not be left behind.

Disney Pixar /  Found Here

Why This Moment:  The moment the two main characters finally become allies is a major turning point for the characters and movie. The character development thus far had Woody greatly intimidated by Buzz, and so the two were not on good terms. When Buzz Lightyear decides to save Woody from the evil dog next door the two become a dynamic duo.

Did You Know:  Pixar and Disney animations studios created the first Toy Story in 1995 and met immediate success, propelling both studios forward. The Toy Story movies have been some of the most profitable movies of all-time for Pixar and have far exceeded expectations (Toy Story 3 is currently Pixar’s highest grossing movie), in addition to winning a plethora of awards (the director, John Lasseter, won the Academy Award – Special Achievement Award) and being nominated for several others (Golden Globe – best motion picture, Golden Globe – Best original song for “You’ve Got a Friend In Me”).

Wall-E (2008)

The Movie:  Wall-E is another Disney and Pixar collaboration (Pixar was bought by The Walt Disney World Studios in 2006) that became a massive success.

After hundreds of isolated years performing the same mundane tasks he was built for, Wall-E turns his life around with the help of a search bot, Eve,  who gives a new life purpose to Wall-E.

The Moment:  When Wall-E looks up at the sky wondering to himself if life will ever get better. Poor Wall-E.

Why This Moment:  This is the real turning point for Wall-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth-Class). Little does he know his life is about to get a whole lot better as he meets Eve (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), a robot who simply followed protocol before she falls in love with Wall-E.

Disney Pixar / Found Here

The History:  Wall-E generated over $500 million in revenue and won a multitude of awards, including an Academy Award for best animated film and a Golden Globe for the Best Animated Feature Film.

The Lion King (1994)

The Movie:  The Lion King is the story of a young lion cub, Simba, who is searching for his way in life. His dream of becoming king is shattered when his father, Mufasa, is assassinated by Simba’s uncle Scar. Simba is exiled and instead embarks on a powerful journey of self-realization before returning to take rightful control of his kingdom.

The Moment:  When Simba is held up and bowed down to by the other animals.

Why This Moment:  This is the first moment that Simba is shown as the next great leader of the entire animal kingdom to follow in his father’s footsteps. Despite being just a cub, the rest of the animals bow down to their future king and Simba realizes his destiny.

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Did You Know: The Lion King grossed over $987 million dollars. That is the kind of money a studio makes when it has a smash hit on its hands. In fact, The Lion King was Disney’s highest grossing non-sequel movie of all-time until the release of Frozen. The movie won two Oscars as well as an Academy award for Best Music, a Golden Globe for the Best Original Score – Motion Picture and several others. The movie has since been made into a very successful musical.

Frozen (2013)

The Movie:  Frozen is currently one of the most popular animated movies. Frozen chronicles the adventures of princess Elsa who is trying to come to terms with her powerful ability to create magnificent ice structures and immense cold weather the only way she knows how – shunning all of those around her. The movie follows Elsa’s sister, Anna, on her journey to find Elsa and end the eternal winter that she has inadvertently placed on the kingdom. Anna picks up a rugged iceman, Kristoff,  his pet reindeer, Sven, and a snowman, Olaf, along the way who help aid her journey.

The Moment:  When Olaf begins his dream of summer (obviously unknowing that he would melt).

Why This Moment:  Anna tries to prevent Kristoff from telling poor Olaf that his dream will never truly occur how he wants it to.

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Did You Know:  Frozen is the highest grossing animated Disney film, raking in $1.3 billion dollars. The film won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. It also won a Golden Globe and several other awards and honors.

Wreck It Ralph (2012)

The Movie:  Wreck It Ralph is about an arcade. The principal character Ralph is a villain in his code but is sick of the demoralizing thought that no one really likes him. Ralph decides to become a hero by joining a military game led by Sergeant Calhoun but inadvertently releases the main villain instead. Ralph partners with an unlikely ally in a cart racer, Vanellope Von Schweetz, and tries to become the hero he has always wanted to become.

The Moment:  When Ralph is trying to get his Hero medal when he first meets Vanellope.

Why This Moment:  This is the defining moment when Ralph meets his unlikely partner Vanelope who assists him in his quest to become a hero.

Wreck it Ralph
Disney / Found Here

Did You Know: Wreck It Ralph is another smash hit that brought in over $471 million dollars. Wreck it Ralph was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and won several others.

Finding Nemo (2003)

The Movie:  Finding Nemo is about a clown fish, Nemo, who is captured by a diver. Nemo’s father, Marlin, goes on a frightful journey to find his son and comes in contact with a blue tang fish, Dory, who has short-term memory loss, but still tries to help him along the way. All the while, Nemo is hatching a plan to escape with his fellow tankmates.

 The Moment:  When Dory and Marlin encounter the intimidating shark.

 Why This Moment:  Dory and Marlin are fearful of the intimidating shark and think that Bruce is going to eat them and end their journey. However, they are able to escape and find a scuba mask with the address “P Sherman Wallabe Way, Sydney.”

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Did You Know:  A follow-up of Finding Nemo called Finding Dory is set to be released in 2016.

Tangled (2010)

The Movie:  As a child, Rapunzel is given healing powers from a magical flower. The villain, Mother Gothel, kidnaps her knowing that the healing powers live within Rapunzel’s hair. Now a teenager, all Rapunzel knows is the inside of her tower, and she is curious of the world outside the walls that surround her. A bandit, Flynn Ryder, scales the tower. Rapunzel takes him captive and persuades him to take her on a journey to see the outside of the only place she has ever known.

 The Moment:  When Rapunzel takes Flynn Ryder captive.

 Why This Moment:  Well other than the fact that it is pretty funny that Rapunzel ties Flynn Ryder to a chair using her lush hair, capturing Flynn Ryder also means new opportunities for Rapunzel. The bandit is able to help guide Rapunzel on her journey to escape the grip of Mother Gothel.

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Did You Know:  Tangled has made over $591 million dollars and received several awards. The movie was even nominated for an Oscar.

Cinderella (1950)

The Movie:  Cinderella is the story of a young woman who is forced to live with her evil step-mother and step-sisters after her father dies. Cinderella is treated like a servant by her family and is forced to work incredibly hard. Fortunately, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and lovable mice, Jaq and Gus, aid her in going to the ball. When Cinderella loses her slipper, the prince does a search to find the girl behind the shoe.

The Moment:  When Cinderella is dancing with her prince charming.

 Why This Moment:  Well, all the hopeless romantics out there can fill in the importance of this moment. Cinderella is clearly a love story that shows how the oppressed Cinderella is able to overcome all odds to a happy ending in her journey to find love and happiness. Additionally, at its heart Cinderella is a story of the downtrodden having a chance to ultimately make their dreams a reality (take that, villains!).

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Did You Know:  Cinderella is a huge movie for Disney. Over the last sixty years the movie has had several remakes, including one that is set to be released in the middle of March 2015. In addition, Cinderella’s castle and the Cinderella character at Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida continues to bring in fans from across the globe.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The Movie:  Beauty and the Beast is based on a classic French fairy tale. It tells the story of Belle, a bookworm who is looked down upon by the townspeople for her intelligence. She dreams of escape from the arrogant Gaston when her father is kidnapped by a beast. Belle tries to save her father from the once-handsome prince who was turned into a Beast by the spell of a witch.  The Beast offers to release her father if Belle spends the rest of her life with him. At first, Belle is disgusted–until she realizes the kindhearted and loving nature of the Beast. The Beast’s servants, consisting of a clock, teapot, and candlestick, see Belle as their salvation. If someone loves the Beast by his 21st birthday, then the curse will be reversed.

  The Moment:  When Beauty and the Beast are dancing.

 Why This Moment:  Beauty and the Beast’s embrace helps humanize the Beast. The movie shows Beast’s expressions changing as he continues to fall for Belle.

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 Did You Know:  Beauty and the Beast made $425 million dollars. Beauty and the Beast also won two Oscars and several other notable awards and has been recreated as a musical.

The Little Mermaid (1989)

 The Movie:  The Little Mermaid is the story of a young mermaid, Ariel, who dreams of being among the land dwellers. Unfortunately, her father, King Triton, does not share her dream and forbids her from going on land. Ariel visits Ursula, who was banished by King Triton, to see if Ursula will help her get on land. Though Ursula agrees to help, little does Ariel know that Ursula plans to use Ariel to get revenge on King Triton.

The Moment:  When Ariel gets to see her new legs and walk on land the first time.

 Why This Moment:  Ariel has always wanted to live on land, and this scene is a wonderful one of her getting her wish (but at what cost?) and learning to walk for the very first time.

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Did You Know:  The Little Mermaid is loosely based upon the tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Listed at  $211 million, The Little Mermaid made quite less than some of the other movies but has been adapted into plays and remade into new versions. It continues to be one of Disney’s most well-known movies.

Thanks for the post, Andrew. We’re pretty sure this post will generate some discussion. Did we pick the wrong moments? What moments would YOU have picked? 

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