Some of you may remember my Disney Rant Post from March. Yes, I was miffed with this company that I love (I still am, really) but I think it would be good to see what good the Mouse House has done.
I have heard countless stories about how some Disney character or other helped a child cope with a difficult time in their lives.
For myself, Disney has been a rich source of inspiration. My four favorite Princesses/Heroines, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, and Megara, have had a huge impact on my writing of female characters.
Inspiration has struck in the most unlikely of places from these movies. Even one character who makes a solitary appearance can stick with you.
It seems like people love to complain about the Disney Princess sector, and while I will say that they are grossly over-marketed, but they are not useless. These characters represent traditional femininity in a world that outright rejects it. The Princesses are able to use their influence to teach about modesty in actions, helpfulness, hard work, forgiveness, and optimistic attitudes.
Such color and beauty has graced our screens courtesy of Disney! The inspiration of so many artists has come from their work!
Disney's magic has touched countless lives, and for better or worse will continue to do so. It now depends on us to see which it will be.
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