Category: live action remake

TRIGGER WARNING-SEXUAL ABUSE: The song Speechless from the new live action Aladdin film was so inspiring for me as a sexual abuse survivor. It taught me that I should have a say in what happens to my body. I found this song so powerful and it really touched me in a way no other Disney song has.

For a long time I’ve had problems telling people my real feelings. I’m afraid to rock the boat or hurt someone’s feelings, so I stay quiet. But after watching the live-action Aladdin and hearing Speechless it’s become my life song. I now
admire Jasmine because she doesn’t let anyone keep her quiet.

Days in The Sun makes my heart ache. So much like my family. We used to be so close and happy and now economic crisis brought fights and emotional distance. What I’d give to relive just one of those days in the sun, undo that’s done, and bring back the light. I so much relate to them. But seeing the castle staff so close and clinging to that last spark of hope it makes me wonder how can they share so much love and hope in those dark moments and we can’t?

Days in The Sun makes my heart ache. So much like my family. We used to be so close and happy and now economic crisis brought fights and emotional distance. What I’d give to relive just one of those days in the sun, undo that’s done, and bring back the light. I so much relate to them. But seeing the castle staff so close and clinging to that last spark of hope it makes me wonder how can they share so much love and hope in those dark moments and we can’t?

“I’m so pleasantly surprised that Disney chose an “older” actress to play the live-action Mulan (Liu Yifei is in her early 30’s). It makes me hopeful that maybe in the future we’ll have more Disney Princesses/Heroines who are canonically 21+, like Elsa and Kida. Not that there’s anything wrong with the classic teenage princesses, but I do think it’s good to show that you’re never too old to be a princess!”

“I’m sad Disney minimized the role of animals in the Cinderella. I get they wanted the focus on Cindy but seeing Jacque, Gus, Bruno, and Lucifer go killed me.”

“It’s a lot to ask for but I wanted the The Jungle Book characters to be slightly cartoony. The CGI models feel empty when they act. I wonder how The Lion King will use realism.”

“I wasn’t surprised when Beyonce’ was cast as Nala. The only problem I have is she took away the opportunity from other minority girls. Disney went through the Pacific Islands looking for Moana why not make an international effort for The Lion King?”

“I’m rolling my eyes at some of the celebrity cast they announced for the live action Lion King. It feels more like a gimmick than anything, like “in case the film under-performs, at least people will watch it to hear their favorite actor/singer."”

“I get why some people don’t like A-list celebrity casting, but I find it very transparent how people are criticizing Beyonce’s casting in The Lion King, completely ignoring that this is not the first acting or voice acting role she’s participated in. If you don’t like her, just say so, but calling her talentless or accusing Disney of selling out is uncalled for.”