Wednesday, 28 January 2015

My Top 5 || Reasons Disney Is GOOD For Kids!



It seems there are two types of people. Disney lovers and everyone else.
Nah, I know there are obviously inbetweenies who aren't bothered either way, but it seems the worlds leading childrens movie production company is very commonly scrutinised. I have heard a lot of people who think that Disney is bad. Don't even get me started on the whole 'dirty Disney' claims, I've touched on that subject before and there will be a more in depth post in the future, but for now I want to talk about why I think Disney movies are good for children to watch.
Google it and you will see ample amounts of 'Disturbing Life Lessons from Disney Movies', 'Ways Disney Corrupts Kids' and forums discussing why the movies are bad for your children.

As a fan from an early age I am here to stand up for the company and say first of all that these people putting together these ridiculous posts ridiculing Disney are clutching at straws, picking at any tiny point they can to try and deface the name. You can decide for yourself but these are the reasons I think Disney movies are GOOD for children to watch.



Teaches them Right from Wrong.
Evidently each classic Disney film features the token 'baddy' or villain who is nasty and horrible and all things sinful. Conversely the main character is proven to be a good person. Charitable, helpful, sweet and kind. And what happens at the end of the movie? Good prevails!!
Surely having your little girl look up to a Disney Princess or little boy Idolize Buzz Lightyear rather than a wicked witch or a hunter is a good thing?


Every Story Has A Moral.
 No matter what circumstances life may throw at you and no matter how others treat you, you can choose the moral high ground and treat others in a respectful and appropriate fashion.
♥ Family don't always have to be related to you. Friends (including of other species) are the family you choose.
♥ Always be yourself. Never try to change anything or pretend you're someone you aren't for someone elses benefit.

And of course there are way, way more.


Animals are Friends.
Following on from the last point about animal friends being part of the family - just look at Stitch - there are instances in almost every Disney movie reiterating the goodness of all creatures . Be it showing that any species can get on together without human interference, showing animals as friends to people who have no one else or that they have feelings too and are affected by the likes of hunting, it's great to see these impressions made when kids are young.
Not only that, and perhaps a little far fetched but I think that it may also help stop children from developing fears or anxieties around animals.


Dreams DO Come True.
Wishing on a star might not, but working hard to get what you want may just help you reach your goals, just like Princess Tiana!


Introduces Different Cultures.
So yes, the likes of Mulan and Pocahontas aren't exactly historically accurate (putting it lightly) and are often scolded for being 'stereotypical' but these films aren't for the purpose of teaching people about a countries actual history - they are for entertainment purposes. It seems to be okay when people insinuate all British people talk like the Queen and drink tea when in fact we don't so why can't other countries be shown in the same light? 
In small towns like mine when I was young, kids grow up oblivious to different races, religions and cultures. Watching Disney films takes them on a magical ride around the world featuring different skin colours, animal species and accents.





There we go, there's my two cents! I hope you get what I'm trying to put across, I know I'm not the most literary advanced blogger out there (usually my images do the talking) but like I said, this is an issue close to my heart! The post may anger some people, or you might agree...but I know either way people can be very opinionated on the subject. Therefore I won't be publishing comments on this post if there are argumentative or offensive in any way. We are Disney lovers here!!!! haha



20 comments:

  1. I loved Disney as a child! I actually wanted to change my name to Cinderella at one point. Hah.

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    1. Aw haha that's so cute! I can just picture you as a Disney princess :)

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  2. Animals are friends... I never thought about that message from Disney, it makes me love it even more now! Thanks for sharing Danielle :)

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    1. I think it's probably where my compassion for animals came from as a child. :) Thank you!

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  3. So true, never thought of it all like this! Definitely agree with the morals! Abi :)
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    1. Glad to of made you think about it in a different way :)

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  4. I love a good Disney film :) Can't wait for the new Cinderella in a few months time!

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    1. Glad to hear it from a guy! My other half is a pain in the bum :(

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  5. Such a great post - and I completely agree! When I eventually have kids I'll be getting them to watch these films exactly for these reasons. They all have pure morals and teach kids about kindness, friendship, and that you can beat any negativity! What's wrong with that?! I really want to watch some disney films now!

    Hazel xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you do. It's refreshing to hear from people who think the same as me! Definitely the type of thing I want my kids growing up with.

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  6. Morals you have highlighted here is so thoughtful and true:)
    Love Disney movies any day.....sorry to hear about the 'negative remarks.'
    Good post, Danielle!
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    1. I'm glad you think so :)
      Thanks a lot Epsita!

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  7. I totally agree! I hate when people say that Disney is bad for children it gives so much good! If I ever had children they would be raised on Disney obviously :P

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. I knew you'd agree haha :D The people who think it's bad are looking for anything that could be twisted into badness, nothing better to do!

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  8. I completely agree! I honestly wonder if part of my love for animals comes from watching Disney films from a young age - it's hard not to feel empathetic towards animals when you've grown up watching and falling in love with animal characters on screen.

    I think Disney films are also wonderful at showing you right from wrong. Although, I always thought it was funny that bitchy popular girls at school would have seen themselves as the princess in Disney films, rather than, for example, the wicked step-sister, just because they're pretty, even though the princess was always kind, thoughtful and looked out for other people!

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    1. I can't help but think that it must of been a definite factor in my animal loving!

      And you for sure have a point about the popular girls! Like, urm Belle? How many of the people girls actually read books? haha!

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  9. People don't think Disney is good for kids? IT'S AMAZING. My kids are gonna be able to name all of Pongo and Perditas puppies when they're in-womb! Haha. It does teach you the right stuff, and it's great for adults too. I love to watch disney films with my nieces and nephews and just seeing them process it all.

    Nin
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    1. It's hard to believe isn't it? But if you look into it there is A LOT of hate towards the company online. I think the best way to grow up is the Disney way.

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  10. Oh I love this! Disney really is good for christen and if it's then all of us that grew up on it was never harmed by it! If anything I loved animals more and idolised Snow White for living with them. So surely that's a good thing xxx

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    1. Thank you!! Yes! Exactly. When has a child ever gone bad because of a Disney movie?! :)

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