Growing up, most kids have their favourite Disney character. These days, Disney characters are on a whole other level. We’ve got Once Upon A Time on TV, we have new live versions of classic animated films and traveling Broadway productions.
I often wonder how the older films are perceived by children these days. These films have no common technology, but show women (Cinderella, Snow White, Mary Poppins, etc.) doing traditional “woman chores” such as scrubbing the floor, being a nanny, keeping a house full of men… That’s not how society is anymore but I am not sure that that would affect the sense of the fairytale.
Cinderella still beat the odds and had her happily ever after while remaining kind to all her animal friends. Snow White defeated the evil queen but made life long friends along the way. Dalmatians talk when humans aren’t around don’t they?!
Please, so maybe I want to believe some things even as an adult…
Of all the Disney movies that I grew up watching, Lion King is still one of my favourites. It taught me that family isn’t always blood, but what you make it.
What about you? What is your favourite Disney movie from when you were a child?
The Disney movie I loved as a kid was the the Sword in the Stone. It was probably 40 years old when I first watched it, but it didn’t matter, the story is timeless. Arthur started as a orphan and became a king. There was magic and singing, and it is a “feel good” story in general. It teaches you that it doesn’t matter where you’re from, it only matters who you are. If you’re a good person, and you work hard, you’ll find your own success in life. Things that have stuck with me throughout my life so far!
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I think I have only seen that movie once. I should watch it again!