I grew up when the ‘Wonderful World of Disney’ was a part of our Sunday night television viewing and when the ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ was on weekdays, right after school. M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E would be sung throughout all the homes in the neighborhood as we watched.
The Disney movies always seem to have a message for both adults and children. I still remember the feeling when Bambi’s mother died, Dumbo was taken away from his mother and Old Yeller had to be put down but those were life lessons and things that happen in the real world. They may have been hard to watch but they taught us valuable lessons on how to deal with life’s ups and downs.
To this day, I make a point of going to see any of the Disney films because they do have something to say but also because they are films/cartoons that don’t have violence for violence, or f bombs every other second. They seem to always transport me back to the days when we laid on the floor on our stomachs in front of the TV waiting for ‘Walt’ to stretch our imaginations and teach us lessons we didn’t even know we were learning.