My Love for Disney: A Tale as Old as Time

My Love for Disney: A Tale as Old as Time

Tatiana Morales, Staff Writer

Almost every single student, and maybe every teacher at Staples High School has grown up hearing that famous name.

Disney has been making movies ever since 1937 when “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” was first brought to theaters. Disney has come a long way since then, but one of its most recent films in theaters, “Brave,” still contains a princess just like “Snow White” did.

Almost every single old Disney movie contains the typical story where the princess meets a prince, gets married, lives happily ever after, fights off some villain, and sings some catchy songs. Not always in that order.

However, there is a bit of a difference between Disney back in 1937 and Disney now.

The newer movies focus on different topics now. For example, “Up” focuses on an old man living his and his late wife’s dream of traveling to South America. “Toy Story” depicts toys coming alive when left alone. These movies ignore the old Disney tradition of “magic.”

Some people think the newer movies are better, and that the older movies are cliché and stupid. For example, some people don’t like the whole princess meets a prince scenario. They’d rather watch something more modern and, in their opinion, more possible.

Others like the older movies. They think that Disney is losing its “magical” ways.

I’m stuck in the middle.

I can watch any recent movie and love it. But there has always been that soft spot for the old princess meets a prince movie. For one, they remind me of when I was little, singing and watching “Beauty and the Beast” or “Aladdin” with my mom.

Plus, what girl doesn’t like a fairy tale happily-ever-after?

There’s something about all the Disney movies that is just amazing because they all have the ability to bring us to tears.

Remember when Simba’s dad died in “The Lion King”?

Exactly.

No matter what Disney comes out with next, it’ll be magical.