I live with two housemates, and we all share one TV. They work later shifts than I do, so I usually get to watch whenever Freeform puts on Disney movies in peace. But if they come home early, I quickly flip the channel to something more “adult” because I don’t want to get judged.
I grew up in a foster home with six other kids close to my age. It wasn’t the worst experience I could have had, but I never really got the familial love and attention I always wanted. Once a week, our foster parents would have ‘Disney Movie Night’ in the rumpus room, and my favorite was Jame and the Giant Peach, because it was about an orphan who ended up getting the family he always wanted in a place he didn’t expect. I always wanted that to happen to me.
As strange as this sounds, I’d love Hatsune Miku to voice a Disney character. Her voice bank has gotten better and better over the years where you can tune her to sound as human as a person, and her singing is lovely. Mitchie M (a producer) has done some awesome songs where she genuinely sounds real, and I really think it could work for a film based in Japan. Not to mention, she has an English voice bank now, and it’s actually really good!
“I’ve never been able to really get into the princess-centered Disney movies like Snow White and Cinderella because I can’t relate to Disney princesses. I’m not dainty and poised. My mother would give me grief for not liking the ‘girly’ Disney features. But I find non princess movies like Robin Hood and Big Hero 6 more exciting. But at 27 I still have a gender role guilt trip for not liking princess centered movies.”
Although I love happy endings, I kind of wish Disney would make endings that didn’t end happy. I mean they should make bittersweet endings. Where even though everything turned out bad, it’ll be okay at the end; like how “The Fox and the Hound” and “Pocahontas” ended. This will teach kids that even though bad things happy, it will turn out alright.
I’m proud that one of the first ever Disney movies I saw was Bambi, despite being born about 50 years after it was made. It came out in my country during my childhood because dubbing into our language had just become a thing. Bambi thus holds a special place in my heart and I’m happy that one of my first Disney experiences was one of the oldest Disney films ever made.
In real like, I’m a very fat, ugly woman. As a result, I’m wickedly shy. I cloister myself in my apartment on weekends. Depending on how I feel, I’ll smoke pot and watch Disney or old sitcoms and pretend I live in their worlds. It’s the only way I can forget how hideous I look.
With Coco and Moana doing so well, I really don’t want people to say that animated films with leads of color don’t make money. And at the same time, I’m hoping that means we’ll get more diverse films from Disney. I really want to see more diverse princesses as well. I want princesses with muscles, chubby princesses, princesses from Spain and Japan. I want it all.
Sometimes when life has me down, I watch the ends to Disney films. I have the classics on my PC, and I watch the happy endings to Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Cinderella. It’s comforting to think everything will be okay, and end happily.
I lose a piece of my soul every time a parent says they don’t show their kids Disney movies or they tried one or two but their kid “didn’t care for Disney” and instead only show them mindless kids shows meant for five-year olds and find that enough of a “distraction”. Woe on the child that won’t have any Disney memories growing up thanks to their parent thinking “any child show serves the same dumb entertainment as the next.