I just discovered that there was an academic book published by a professor at Arizona State University whose entire first chapter discusses this blog (Walt Disney Confessions) and its social impact. You can purchase the book on Amazon; it’s entitled “Disney, Cultures, and Curriculum”. I am blown away. The book was published in 2016 and you can read the chapter in full at this link here: CLICK.
I have been running this blog since 2011 and to see that it has been worthy of a discussion in real-world academia is incredible. Obviously I only serve as a platform for the voices of my followers so this wouldn’t be possible without you all. Thank you all so much for contributing to the blog and continuing to use it as a channel for your personal experiences with Disney. I’ve always wanted to make a lasting impact and now I know that in a way, I have. It’s an amazing thing.
Question: what are the Mods favorite Disney bad guy? I'm partial to Gaston and Maleficent!
Jen: I like Gaston, Ursula, Sykes, Shere Khan (liked him since I was a kid). 🙂 There’s so many Disney Villains I’m fond of. If it counts, I adore John Silver, but him being a villain is questionable. Some others I like: Madame Medusa, Cruella De Ville, Shan Yu, Frollo, Hades.
Hey Mods! I'm glad you are opening the asks! Have any of you seen Christopher Robin yet? Is it true that you need to take tissues for that movie?
(POSSIBLE SPOILERS) Jen: I didn’t personally cry, but the whole movie was absolutely adorable. I love that they didn’t feel the need to explain pooh’s world’s existence. Their designs were great. It was just so precious. I loved it!
What made you decide to leave confessions up indefinitely?
Long story short I’ve had a lot of free time recently, so the queue, which is usually at like 30, is now at 235!!! 😀 So I’m able to make a lot of confessions every day therefore I can leave the inbox open for now. 🙂
Question for the Mods: Disney is very good at getting talented songwriters to do their movies. Are there any great songwriters out there that they haven't used yet that you'd like to see write the songs for a movie? If I had to pick some, I'd personally choose Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, or maybe even Weird Al Yankovic!
Jen: Good question! I am honestly no expert on songwriters but the people you suggested sound like a good choice. I’d love to see more female songwriters in general since I believe the majority of Disney songs have been written by men. Correct me if I’m wrong. Janelle Monae is one of the first people that comes to my mind when I think of talented female songwriters and I think she would kill at writing music for Disney 🙂
Mods: do you have any music/movies that help you feel less longing to go to one of the parks? I’m not sure when I’ll get to go to a Disney Park again and I need a distraction.
Jen: To be honest anything that’s not Disney? If I’m longing to go to the parks the last thing I want to do is watch Disney movies or listen to Disney music which will only make me want to go more. The less it has to do with Disney, the better. Something like The Godfather lol
Interested in being a mod? Click the “read more” below!
(I am also looking for anyone that would be able to help update the theme of the blog. I haven’t changed the blog’s look in years and I would love to give it a makeover. Please send me a message if you can, thank you!)
Hi folks! Mod Jen here, and I’m still looking for another moderator to help out with creating confession posts. Some requirements
-be able to search for the appropriate images for confessions and edit them properly
-have access to be able to download fonts to make confessions, the confession font is bohemian typewriter
-be able to add psds/colorings to images
The way it works is I send you the text confessions over email or tumblr chat, and you make confessions and send them back to me. You will have the opportunity to answer mod questions and help me out a little with the blog. Unfortunately, you will rarely have blog access because I once had my password changed on me by a new moderator so I cannot run into that mistake again. If you’re interested, please send me a message on tumblr chat. Thank you!
who are your top 3 favorite disney princesses? and your 3 least favorites?
Jen: I am a HUGE Disney Princess fan!!! I literally love all of them so I still love even my least favorite princess. Top 3 in order: Ariel, Belle, Jasmine. Bottom 3: Tiana, Aurora and Rapunzel (again in that order, with rapunzel being the least). Again, I adore all of them so it’s just a matter of how strong my love is and how much I relate to them.
Top: Cinderella, Tiana, Mulan
Bottom: I don’t dislike any princesses but least favorites are Aurora, Merida, Pocahontas