Family and friends are important
Whatever Disney movie you watch, whether it be Bambi, Big Hero 6 or Tangled, there’s always a friend or family member to support the hero/heroine. It’s actually pretty sweet and is a good lesson to the child audiences; cherish those around you!! Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.
Follow your heart
(You’re sure to do impossible things if you follow your heart! Wait….. That’s not Disney, is it??!)
Pretty much every hero/heroine gets back to their equilibrium by following their heart and living their dreams. Moana gets a better life for her and her tribe through her determination to return the heart. Hercules proved that he was a hero (and a big softie) through his courageous acts and through his desire to be with the other Gods, and his parents. Officer Judy Hopps got peace in Zootropolis by making sure she got the job of her dreams, and truly made everyone proud of her. Aurora wanders through the woods and meets her future husband.
All of these characters got their happy ending through determination, dedication and doing what they wanted to.
Stand up to bullies – whether it’s for yourself or others
Bullies are the worst. But they’re also stopping you from being the best you can be. Tiana was able to stand up to Dr Facilier and Rapunzel stood up to Gothel. And look at them now; they’re royalty with hot princes!
Now, I’m not saying to fight them. But if they’re making you or someone else feel bad, then go get help or stand up to them yourselves.
Always let your conscience be your guide
When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong, give a little whistle…
When you meet temptation and the urge is just as strong, give a little whistle…
And if you’re whistle’s weak, yell “Jimney Cricket!” Right!
Take a straight and narrow path, and if you start to slide, give a little whistle…
Give a little whistle…
And always let your conscience be your guide!
Animals are the best!
In Disney films, animals are usually the sassy, helpful, cute ones. They’re so fluffy and adorable, you just want to hug them!! Plus – they’re animals!
Have courage and be kind
This is still one of the best Disney quotes ever!
Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic. Have courage and be kind.
Reading is fun
Quite a lot of characters enjoy reading. Belle, Rapunzel, Stitch, Jane, Tarzan, Carl, Ellie. Even The Beast (or, should I say, Adam?), and some characters from Winnie the Pooh enjoy reading. It’s amazing seeing Disney characters read, it just makes you even more excited to read when the movie’s over. But, they should have more characters reading.
Money isn’t the root of happiness
Sure, money can help an awful lot and you do technically need money to survive. But some characters that aren’t insanely rich also have a good, fulfilling life too. There’s Tiana, Oliver and his friends (Oliver and Company). Aurora even had a good life before she found out she was a princess and lived in the cottage.
There’s nothing wrong with being different
It’s slightly biased, but pretty much every Disney hero/heroine is different. Pocahontas, Mulan, Lilo, Stitch Belle, Merida, Elsa…. They’re all different to everyone they’re with throughout their movie. But that’s what makes them special and so loveable.
Plus… aren’t we all different, anyway?
Elvis is awesome
Elvis and all the other vintage songs from the 60/70s etc. are highly praised, especially in Lilo and Stitch. The music from that era, especially from Elvis, is just amazing and I could listen to it happily all day long.