The Ultimate Walt Disney Company Performances Bracket -- Round Four, Day Two
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Hard as it may be to believe, once you vote in today’s set of matchups in the Ultimate Walt Disney Company Performances bracket, you’ll be halfway through the round and that much closer to the Sweet Sixteen.
So remember that as you vote — big decisions are in your hands! And a quartet more of those decisions begin after you scroll past the nudge to subscribe (and by the way, encourage your friends to do the same, huh?).
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(1) Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins vs. (8) Carrie Fisher, The Empire Strikes Back: Carrie Fisher was a legend for so many reasons, but as I have said before in this newsletter: Mary Poppins is Mary Poppins. Julie Andrews is who she is. That’s more than enough to get my vote. She has to go to the Sweet Sixteen.
…right? Time for you to vote.
(4) Holly Hunter, The Incredibles vs. (5) Anika Noni Rose, The Princess and the Frog: I am prepared, though no less sad, to bid adieu to Anika Noni Rose here. Two great voice performances are going into the thunderdome, but I firmly expect that only Elastigirl will be exiting to move to the Sweet Sixteen. If Rose has to lose today, there are few better actresses she could lose to than Holly Hunter.
But hey, if you want to surprise me, now’s the time.
(2) Michael Caine, The Muppet Christmas Carol vs. (7) Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Yeah, this is also not a difficult one. I may not be quite as high as some folks on Michael Caine’s work as Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol (and I do think it’s very good work, to be clear), but he’s definitely got my vote in this matchup. Nothing against the best/worst pirate captain there ever was, but there’s just one Sir Michael Caine (last time I checked).
(3) Joan Cusack, Toy Story 2 vs. (11) Christopher Lloyd, Who Framed Roger Rabbit: For me, at least, this is also not a terribly difficult decision. I adore both of these films, yet I immediately gravitate towards the prickly and complex voice work from Joan Cusack as Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl. Frankly, I expected that Charles Fleischer’s work as Roger Rabbit would’ve been more likely to make it this far into the bracket compared to Christopher Lloyd’s. (Fleischer may have made this more difficult, had he been here instead. Alas.)
So it’s Cusack for me. How about you?