07/19/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT
The iCarly star, 17, voices an orphan girl in the clutches of a supervillain in the new movie and reveals her all-time top animated films.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
It's my favorite and the first movie I ever watched. I was 5. I love the song "Kiss the Girl." I was even Ariel for Halloween one year-I had the wig!
I like that it has so much heart, and I love water animals. My favorite scene is when Dory remembers seeing Nemo. Ellen DeGeneres is hysterical!
The story is different than anything I've seen. Queen Latifah
's character in the sequel is so funny and over-the-top. I really like those types of characters.
It's really imaginative. I've always loved making up stories, so I appreciate movies that are creative. I also like its message to follow your dreams. And I love the grandpa.
It's a pretty mature story, and I like that. I also like it because I'm really into cooking-but I'm horrible. I'm all right at baking: I can make cupcakes with strawberries.