Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever. - Walt Disney
I can honestly almost shamelessly say that I know practically all the words to all the Disney movies! Oh, and the songs, of course. Having grown up with the opportunity to watch Disney movies, I've always loved how beautiful each story is, how meticulously planned each character's personality is, and all the life lessons we can learn from each movie. From Mulan's character and bravery all the way to lessons of knowing our place and not taking credit for things we don't do... (classic values of stories such as The Lion King and Ratatouille, respectively), some of Disney's beauty is that its stories are not just for children. Better said, it's for both children and adults. The first ones might see nothing beyond the dreamy, fantasy side of Disney, while adults can go beyond the dream and understand the darkness, the struggle, the challenges, the lessons.
It's 2018, I am 27 years old and yes, and I still love Disney! I am well aware that we all have to, eventually, grow up, BUT that doesn't mean that the magic has to stop! In fact, loving Disney as an adult is even better than when you're a child. Why? Because I recall knowing every line to all Disney movies of my childhood, but I also remember not understanding certain meanings of those same lines. I remember thinking 'but why did they say that? What do they mean by this?' But now, as an adult, when rewatching those same movies and hearing those same lines, I understand them. I can now find the hidden lessons that guide me through life, and that's what makes Disney so special to me.
Disney is all about hope. It's all about how everything will work out in the end: the prince marries the princess and they live happily ever after; the villain dies in a fire or gets killed by the hero and, in the end...everything is alright! It's the beauty of this, combined with the fact that Disney is, for some, an escape from reality the things I love the most about Disney. But the ultimate reason I love Disney so much is because Disney sells dreams to children. We live in a stressful world, and Disney is an escape from it all, and a way to teach children that it's okay to dream and follow your heart. Disney is all about magic, and magic is what they sell. Can it get any better than this? A company that sells happiness and magic?