Hi, my name is Claire and this blog is my tribute to The Walt Disney Company and how many of us still have the same attachment to Disney as we did when we were five. No matter how old I get I know I will always turn into a big kid when I watch any of the wonderful Disney Classics. “You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.” – Walt Disney
So, let’s not pretend that as grown-ups we stop loving and watching Disney films, wishing we were a real life princess and waiting for our own Prince Charming to come and sweep us off our feet. At the age of 26 I still have the same love for Disney as I had as a child, I still get the same feelings of excitement when I watch a Disney film; watching Simba grow to be the King he was always meant to be, waiting patiently for Aurora to be saved by her true love or for Prince Charming to recognise Cinderella from the ball with the glass slipper. It doesn’t matter which Disney film I watch I feel myself turning back into the little excited child that watched these films repeatedly and reacting as if I were seeing them for the first time.
As a small red-headed child I was convinced I was going to grow up to be a mermaid just like Ariel. As children we looked for similarities between ourselves and the Disney Princesses and were convinced they had to be based on us. Unfortunately, we grew up to realise this wasn’t the case but that didn’t stop me from loving Disney and the stories that were told in the films. Luckily for some people that wasn’t the case, if you were lucky enough to be Alyssa Milano then you would know exactly what it’s like to see yourself in a Disney Princess, she was the real Ariel.
Now more people are beginning to understand what it feels like to be in a Disney movie. With many old favourites being turned into live-action movies the likes of Emma Watson know exactly what it’s like and with many people playing their favourite characters in many Disney resorts around the world, it’s not impossible anymore. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney.
Walt Disney seen this when he started the company back in 1923 with his brother Roy, known then as Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio but later changed to Walt Disney Studios in 1926. Our love for Disney films continued even after Walt Disney’s death in 1966 during the production of The Jungle Book, a film that Walt himself never got to see. Regardless of this devastating chapter, Walt Disney Studios continued and has made some of the best animated films in history, and will continue to do so for as long we keep watching them.
So what is it about Disney that we all love so much? That’s the question I plan to answer for you all
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