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