"A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view, no one to tell us no, or where to go or say, we’re only dreaming…"
Now that I have that song stuck in your head as well as your attention, it’s time for me to address something important: Disney movies.
Everyone has seen a Disney movie, if not all of them. If you haven’t seen a Disney movie…well drop this paper right now and get one. But for the majority of us, we all know how an average Disney Princess movie goes:
There’s a princess with one remaining parental unit, most likely a stepmother. She has some kind of goal she wants to reach but ultimately true love and a prince are the most important. There are a lot of songs with woodland creatures along the way. The bad guy dies and everyone’s troubles are gone. They all live happily ever after.
Some people whine and say, "Disney gave me unrealistic expectations of hair, and made me feel like a prince was coming for me, and blah blah blah." Please. Do you really feel that way or are you just looking for something to complain about? Do you really want ten-year-olds watching a movie about how everyone dies alone in the end because that way it would be more realistic? Do you really want a movie where Cinderella’s prince runs off with Snow White? No, you don’t.
You don’t want children to be pessimistic about the world; you want them to be happy. Disney makes everyone happy. Don’t lie. Every time you watched a Disney movie was the first thing you thought, "This is so unrealistic?" No. You thought, "Wow, I’m so happy. And I kind of just want to stand up and sing."
So stop complaining about how unrealistically happy Disney movies are.
There’s a reason why Disney World is called the "happiest place on earth." It’s because the movies are the happiest on earth and don’t we all just need a little sunshine and song in our lives?