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How did Martin Landau/Bela Lugosi end up facing Sebastian? I loved singing along with the crab, but he is NOT getting my vote. One character here requires a nuanced and skillful performance that lifts the character beyond the ordinary, one requires great pipes and a talented songwriter. Take that into consideration when you vote. It's about the performance, not which film you prefer (though for me it's the same). I know which one I prefer.

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I am shocked and maybe slightly appalled that Martin Landau is losing this one. Yea, Samuel Wright sings two classic songs. But Landau embodies a richly scripted role with both pathos and silliness at the same time, a man who spent his whole life embodying an inflated sense of his own persona, even as his reality deflated around him. It’s all-time great territory for me, and sure, I like “Under the Sea” as much as the next guy, but c’mon.

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The Toy Story sequels, primarily the most recent, have really made me start to dislike Woody, while Syndrome may be Pixar’s one great villain, so I had to go against the odds.

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I voted for loser Jason Lee because of my Never-Vote-For-Woody Rule. (You know what you did, Woody!) Phil Harris sang my fave Disney song, so he was easy. And Wakanda Forever!! Lugosi vs. Sebastian was the hard one for me. Once again, I flipped a coin. It landed for Sebastian.

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