Hercules. Not only does he have the strength of a hundred men, a pet pegasus, and his own merchandise, he’s also very sweet, humble and would literally dive into the depths of the underworld to save me if he had to. And if we ended up getting married, Zeus, god of the sky and thunder, would be my father-in-law. I mean, I don’t think it gets any cooler than that.
Nicole Moraleda, Sub-editor
Disney’s cartoon version of Robin Hood would be the best Valentine. He’s charming, caring, and would do anything for the woman he loves. Plus, he’s charitable! He’s really the perfect catch, if you think about it. I think we’d have a lot of great adventures together.
Dannie Higginbotham, Web Editor
Thomas O’Malley, from The Aristocats. He’s strong, utterly charming and, although on the surface he’s a bit of a bad boy, he’s actually really caring, protective and completely loyal. He’s also an amazing jazz musician, so I reckon we’d go to the most happening spot and talk about Satchmo, Ella and the Duke, and hopefully realise we feel the same way about trad jazz vs modern (trad all the way!). Plus, he lives in Paris, surely the ultimate city for a Valentine’s date!
Karly Cox, Deputy Editor
I’d totally date Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert from Tangled because he’s strong, charming, funny and witty. I especially love his comedic rivalry/friendship with Maximus, the palace horse. At first, Flynn comes off as a little arrogant, but he later proves himself to be a very selfless guy who always puts his girl first. And he’d even take me on a boat trip to see floating lanterns – talk about a perfect date!
Joanne Ma, Reporter
I would like to date Mulan from the Disney film of the same name, because she is really strong and would be able to protect me (because I’m pretty weak). I also admire her fighting spirit and her filial piety – she went to become a soldier in her elderly father’s place. I don’t think I’d have much of a chance against the handsome and trusty Captain Shang, though, so I guess I would just have to admire her from afar ...
Jamie Lam, Special Projects Editor
Scoobert “Scooby” Do. He’s so happy and upbeat, and I love the way he just crashes around the place. Plus, we might get to see some spooky, supernatural stuff.
Susan Ramsay, Editor
Definitely Wall-E, because who doesn’t want a date (and romantic floaty dance) in outer space? I could look into those adorable tear-drop-shaped eyes all day while he kept me entertained with his charming beeps, purrs and squeaks. I can also be sure my robotic boyfriend would never run out of my favourite Twinkies, and as for flowers, who needs them when you can have a potted plant?
Doris Wai, Multimedia Producer
Avatar: The Last Airbender’s retired Fire Nation General Iroh. Yes, he is a chubby old man, but never have I met a man so perfect in real life. He is intelligent, mature, perceptive and witty. While he might seem laid-back and carefree, he is actually very reliable. He can also be very self-disciplined, and is usually determined to achieve his goals. A tea lover and foodie, Iroh also has a wide range of interests, which makes him all the more interesting and charming! I wish he could teach me how to bend fire, challenge me to a game of pai sho, and tell me stories about all the adventures he has had!
Nicola Chan, Reporter
Totoro! This adorable, fluffy character is from one of the best animation films ever. If ever I were to get cold at night, I could snuggle up with him and lay my head on his soft belly – which I bet would feel just like a gigantic marshmallow – while listening to all the classics composed by the one and only Joe Hisaishi! The following morning, I’d ask him to fly me around the forest, so we could enjoy a some wonderful views together.
Veronica Lin, Reporter
Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is nice, loving, not at all shallow, and an interesting subversion of the stereotypical femme fatale character. Unfortunately, as her name suggests, she is already (happily) married to Roger Rabbit, the star of the film.
Wong Tsui-kai, Reporter