Thursday, 8 June 2017

Why I Love Disney

Disney doesn't bullshit.

Now I can go on for pages and pages and make endless lists to why Disney is great and the fact that I could do that scares me slightly but I'm sure I'm not the only one. I can list my favourite songs which I know all my favourites by heart, I can tell you my favourite characters and how Flynn Riders smoulder makes me giggle every time I see it. I can express how I get butterflies in my belly when Ariel gets her voice back and Eric realises it was her all along. I can tell you how my eyes well up at the sight of seeing Dopeys little face crying as the Dwarfs sit around Snow Whites body and how much I laugh at Mushu from Mulan but I'm not going to because Disney is more than the Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After, and like how I started this post, Disney doesn't bullshit.

Disney shows us everything horrible and disturbing about life, animates it, gives it a killer soundtrack and it's rated PG, perfect for the whole family, written like this I would see how some would be like, no not Disney so let me explain.

I was watching Tangled the other day and that was what triggered this whole post, in Tangled we see Mother Gothel kidnap Rapunzel. kidnaps her let me stop you right there, as a parents I know that would be my worse nightmare, as a parent you don't even imagine those scenarios because they are too painful to just think about, but Disney gives it a sparkly setting, her hairs a glowing and it's a scene met with 'ah no' instead of devastation. then we actually see her stab Flynn Rider, she STABS him with a knife, an act that in some countries is still met with the death penalty. WTF Disney, but giving it a twist and show their love for each other and it's a magical moment. When in reality it's fucked up.

I'm not blasting Disney, I love Disney I really do if anything I praise them for showing just how life is sometimes, dark, scary and pretty twisted and `giving` it that little sparkle that in life you won't find, I like that instead of them creating films that are unrealistic and unworldly they are putting in every nightmare, every horrible thing that could happen in life and give it a musical number and some added Disney magic and it's suitable for all ages making them timeless classics. Disney shows us many things for example, abandonment, bullying, lies, death and even theft.

One of my favourite quotes is from Zootopia and there's a line that Cheif Bogo says,

"Life isn't some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and your insipid dreams magically come true," 

and I personally think it's the most truthful thing any Disney character has ever spoke about life, and that's why Disney is great and I'll repeat again, what I said twice already Disney doesn't bullshit.

Do you agree? It there a Disney moment that would be your worst nightmare if it happened to you? Comment below. x


  1. YAS! I think you're right, Disney take situations where if we were faced with them, it could be absolutely terrifying, heartbreaking, or tragic, but makes it bearable, and provides some comfort. I don't know what my worst nightmare would be, but I do know I'm going to go watch a Disney film now!

    Becca x

  2. I love! I agree completely. There's soo much that Disney covers that we would hate if it happened to us. We know they will be a happily ever after. They make it all happy and cheerful, despite it being heartbreak.

    Gemma //

  3. Yes girl! YES YES YES! I loved thosbpost so much. Disney is amazing and how they tackle the issues in such a way that kids understand is amazing. I learned about death from the lion king & it's ok to be strong and independent from pocahontas. There's so much that Disney teaches.

    Jordanne ||

  4. I have to agree, Disney does a great job at displaying problems in a kid-friendly way, Disney is just a must-have for every childhood! I grew up loving Ariel The Little Mermaid, it's so magical, I love Disney for so many reasons, especially that one!

  5. I'm a self confessed Disney lover! I used to work as a cast member at Disney World in florida and I came home such a keeno! Despite it not being animated, one of my favourite films is Saving Mr Banks!

  6. I 100% agree with you. I always have and always will love Disney, and I especially love how they present current, everyday situations in a child-friendly way rather than just pretending that these things don't exist! xx

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  8. this is actually sooooo true, its crazy how many of the situations the characters go through are super dark!
    I absolutely love watching disney films on a sick day!

    p.s. son for the delete - i couldn't stand my overlooked spelling mistake haha!

    1. ok I'm not deleting again I'm just going to have to deal with that second autocorrect mistake! lmao!

  9. Love this post SO much, so much that I agree with! I think Disney do a great job at tackling some difficult subjects and showing that life isnt just always easy!

    Tiffany x