Mulan came out on the year I was born. I was raised in a military family(Father was in the military) and Mulan was my first ever film I watched. The relationship Mulan has with her father reminds me of myself and my dad, even to this day. I would do the same thing Mulan did if my dad wasn’t ready for impending war. I look up to the film so much and it taught me to be brave.
Today in technology class my teacher played Disney music and it really made me happy to the point where I openly sang along until nearly everyone started complaining about his choice of music. Three of the people even tried turning off his speakers more than once. What happened nearly made me ashamed of my love for Disney.
I love Peter Pan because I aspire to be as confident and brave as him someday. I have anxiety, and I doubt myself a lot. Recently, I saw that a local theater company was putting on the musical of Peter Pan. I didn’t want to audition because I was afraid I wasn’t good enough, but eventually I did because I knew Peter wouldn’t run away from his dreams or doubt himself. I just found out I got in and will be playing Slightly the Lost Boy! I couldn’t be happier.
I get sad whenever I hear “Days In The Sun”. The song reminds me of when I was diagnosed with clinical depression and severe social anxiety at the age of nine. Sometimes I wish I could recall my own days in the sun, but I really can’t since I don’t remember a lot of happy memories from when I was kid.
This is going to sound really weird, but in addition to admiring Judy for her determination and hardworking nature, I also like her for her build. I have something of a similar pear shaped body, thin wrists, and being one of the shorter members of my family. I know she’s a rabbit and not human, but it’s little something that allows me to relate to her more.
Eugene is my favorite prince especially since I relate a lot with Rapunzel. As much as he makes me happy, I still feel a little sad whenever I see him. I hope to someday escape my own abusers and tower, but I’m scared I won’t ever find my own Eugene.
I appeciate Disney shining the light on the topic of being adopted such as in “Meet the Robinsons” or “The Rescuers”, and I hope they create more films centered on that since Disney has a wide fanbase of people all around the world. I love “Meet the Robinsons” not only because they brought attention to adoption but also because their message KEEP MOVING FORWARD helped me get through middle school. I was adopted myself so this hit home for me.
Whenever I have a trip planned to Disney World, it helps my depression immensely. Even if the trip is 200 days away, I still listen to the songs and picture how much fun I’ll have. All the planning and prep for such a fun experience makes everything a little less gray.
“No matter how your heart is grieving, If you keep on believing, The dream that you wish will come true” This line is literally the only thing getting me through right now. I relate a lot to Cinderella’s story and I don’t have the financial means to get out of my situation right now. All I have is my hope and Disney gives me that hope.