The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world’s second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast. Disney was founded on October 16, 1923 – by brothers Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney
For anyone who doesn’t know what Disney films are- Disney films usually consist of a heroin or hero finding their way of life and helping either save the world or save themselves from distraught.
Who doesn’t love Disney!?!?!?!? Just like most people across the world, I grew up with Disney and I am so happy that I did. Disney (near enough) always ends with a happy ending; there may be struggles throughout the film but what’s life without the struggle? Anyway, Disney teaches us (most of the time) that everything happens for a reason and you can always be happy. It’s up to you to do that.
There are different sections of Disney; Live Action, Pixar and the Classics. I love all three of the subcatergories of Disney but the Classics are my favourite. People who meet me and get to know me, more often than not, ask “What’s your favourite Disney film?” and I can never give them one definite answer, because it’s so hard to choose one. Disney have created so many amazing films that choosing one seems criminal.
The first ever Disney classic film to be released was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. Personally, I am not a huge fan of Snow White mainly because I do find it kind of dodgy. When I was younger I found Snow White to be quite a scary film because of the old hag. (The Evil Queen in disguise). The old hag terrified me and to this day she still does! Another reason I found it quite scary was because of the pitch of Snow White’s voice…. it’s incredibly high! However, I will admit, even though I found her voice creepy – I do love to sing like her because of the quiver in her voice. I find it quite fun! Anyway, as I’ve gotten older I obviously now know it is a film and it’s not real and the old hag isn’t real and is not going to come to my window at night asking me to eat a poison apple to kill me.
Disney have released 53+ classic animated films over 80 years and they are still going! They have made such progress in their storylines and princesses and main characters over time. I feel Disney still have a long way to go howver they are on the right track.
Some of my favourite Disney Films are:
(synopsises from IMDB)
Tangled (2010) – The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
Beauty and the Beast (1991) – An arrogant young prince and his castle’s servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learn to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.
The Little Mermaid (1987) – Rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface,which are forbidden by her controlling father. King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers the king must make the ultimate sacrifise for his daughter.
Treasure Planet (2002) – A futuristic twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Treasure Planet follows restless teen Jim Hawkins on a fantastic journey across the universe as cabin boy aboard a majestic space galleon. Befriended by the ship’s charismatic cyborg cook, John Silver, Jim blossoms under his guidance and shows the makings of a fine shipmate as he and the alien crew battle a supernova, a black hole, and a ferocious space storm. But even greater dangers lie ahead when Jim discovers that his trusted friend Silver is actually a scheming pirate with mutiny on his mind.
Big Hero 6 (2014) – Robotics prodigy Hiro lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro’s closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred into a band of high-tech heroes.
Aladdin (1992) – When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil has other plans for the lamp — and for Princess Jasmine. But can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn’t quite what he appears to be?
Moana (2016) – An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
Those were just a few that are my favourites and that I definitely reccomend.
Hope you enjoyed this post on Disney!! I had fun writing it.