Who Framed Roger Rabbit
This is still my favorite Disney movie. This was the best era for me. The live action flicks were good, the animated flicks were beloved again and this one combines the two to extremely entertaining effect. At its core, it's a story of a depressed washed up alcoholic (played brilliantly by Bob Hoskins) who eventually kicks the habit and finds joy in life again. The supporting cast of cartoons and humans are all memorable and the pairing of Disney and Warner Brothers characters is legendary. A great production all around and just as fun as it ever was when I popped in the videocassette.
I caught this one on telly years ago and was surprised by two things. One, that it was ever made considering the very cult following for the original movie and two, that it turned out alright considering how boring the original is. Michael Sheen is the highlight, but there are very cool visuals and music despite the other characters being slightly boring. The ending is a mess and it certainly raises all sorts of questions about organic lifeforms in a digital environment and vice versa (It's absurd, really), and there are some awkward uncanny valley de-aging effects that are extremely hit-or-miss. Still, it manages to entertain me in a way the first one never could.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Another classic late 80s flick with a stellar James Horner score, fun action and adventure in the oversized world with bugs as giant monsters and a memorable cast. The annoyed neighbor who just wants to go fishing and also played a time traveler on Star Trek is the highlight for me. Do kids these days even know who Rick Moranis is? Does Disney even produce live action films that aren't Star Wars or Marvel anymore? I miss Frank Wells and Michael Eisner.