Disney and Pixar taught me English. I’m not kidding. When I was younger, my parents would turn on Disney or Pixar movies to help me with a second language, and throughout my childhood, I would imitate the accents, and eventually I started to speak like an American. Disney and Pixar built my childhood and I have them to thank for the level of English I’m on now.
“After seeing how well Coco did with small amounts of singing and music, I’d love Pixar to try their hand at a full musical! There are so many great ones out there that are SCREAMING for adaptation, or they could write an original, and I feel like it’d be a true work of art. Disney aren’t the only people who can do animation, who says they’re the only ones who do good musicals?”
I feel really dumb for saying this, but I found Ratatouille very boring. It’s always at the top of best Pixar movies (behind Toy Story and Up) lists, but I don’t see why.
While I adore Coco, it really frustrates me that Pixar just now made a film featuring a character of color. Why did it take them this long?
When Miguel had to witness his guitar being destroyed by his family out of anger, it really wrecked me. For having gone through emotional abuse growing up, I want to see Disney or Pixar make a film where family isn’t blood related. Where protagonist isn’t seen as selfish for leaving abusive parents and going out to find a group of individuals who support ans trust one another. It would help a lot of people and be a fresh take on what family really means. To support and love no matter what.
I really don’t get the love for The Incredibles. Every time I see the movie on TV, all I can think about is how loud the soundtrack is. Fro-zone is an admittedly fun character but I pretty much found everyone else annoying. I wish Pixar had gone with making another original rather than another sequel.
The whole thing about John Lasseter really makes me sick and I really hope to god that Disney doesn’t let him come back to Pixar. His behavior was completely inappropriate, and I also really wouldn’t be able to ever support another Pixar film again.
My father was always very negative about my love for Disney, and the only times he showed that he liked it was when watching Pixar movies like Cars, Ratatouille and The Incredibles. I went to Disneyland a couple of weeks ago and bought him a Cars pin as a souvenir. I was kinda worried that he would find it childish, but he loved it and even wore it on his suit at Christmas!
“I took my mother to see Coco with me and she’s a white Christian woman. She ended up loving the movie. It’s one of her favorites of this year. I was a bit surprised but at the same time, I was glad. It also proves that white audiences can love films with protagonists of color. I’m hoping Pixar learns from this.”