It’s that time of year! Some people have either had their graduation, are having it, or are preparing for it. It’s an exciting time, so here are some Disney quotes that relate to graduations, to celebrate it!
“I can go the distance” – Hercules, Hercules
“That’s when my life begins” – Rapunzel, Tangled
“And so I’ll know how far I’ll go” – Moana, Moana
“Once a wildcat, always a wildcat” – Troy, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
“The way is clear, the way is good, I have no fear, nor no one should” – Into The Woods cast, Into The Woods
“We’re all in this together” – High School Musical cast, High School Musical
“I want adventure in the great, wide, somewhere” – Belle
Graduation is just around the corner for many people, my sister included. It can be a nervous day, so why not make it less scary and more excitable by adding Disney to your special day? After all, it’s quite a unique experience. Right now, you may have no idea what to do next; but chill! Just enjoy your day!
Here are some special ways to add a touch of magic to your day…
Recently, decorating your graduation cap has become very popular. You’ve paid for it, so I guess you may as well decorate it as you like.
You could embrace your childhood and go for caps like these;
Or, you could copy some characters. You could go for Sharpay Evan’s fabulous look, from High School Musical 3: Senior Year;
Or, you could copy Patrick’s look from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I know it isn’t Disney, but it’s still a cool style, and he’s a book character – Belle would approve of your bookworm style!
There are so many options!
If you’re not brave enough to decorate your cap, or want to do something more than just that, then Disneybound! It’s another fun, creative thing to do.
You could Disneybound as Sharpay from High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Her graduation look is quite inspiring.
Or, you could go for something more simple. I particularly like this Disneybound idea for Rapunzel;
Add a bow to your outfit!
Bows are the cutest things ever and just scream ‘DISNEY!’ for me! Why not add one to your outfit, somehow? Whether it’s on your cap, your dress, your shirt, your shoes or your bag, it’s still cute. And if you don’t want to add a bow, you could just add a Disney accessory/piece of jewellery!
Disney inspired hairstyle/makeup
Easy pops! Choose your favourite hairstyle and favourite makeup look from whatever character you like, and copy it. Or do something similar.
There isn’t a lot of choice of Disney movies related to graduation, but the few that I know of are worth the watch. There’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Lizzie McGuire: The Movie, and An Extremely Goofy Movie. You could even watch some movies that relate to high school, such as Big Hero 6 and A Goofy Movie!
Have your celebratory drink in your very own Disney mug! Your drink will then be the most magical of all.
Say an unhealthy amount of Disney quotes
This will be an emotional day for some, so lighten the mood by embracing your inner Disney Nerd and slay people with quotes and references.
So, whether it’s your graduation or your friends or relatives; good luck and have fun! And keep your head in the game!
I was just looking through my feed and saw someone do this Disney tag (you can find that post here). It looked like such a fun tag to do, and is something I haven’t done before, so I just had to do it! So, let’s begin.
1 Favourite scene in a princess movie?
This is a tough question, but I think it’d either be the lantern scene in Tangled, the ballroom dance in Beauty and the Beast or the ‘Colours of the Wind’ scene in Pocahontas.
2 Last Disney movie you watched?
3 Is your family Disney obsessed?
My mother and sister are (but not as much as me).
4 How many times have you visited the Parks?
I think I’ve visited Disneyland Paris two or three times, and Walt Disney World Florida once.
5 Which is your favourite park?
6 Cinderella’s Castle or Sleeping Beauty’s Castle?
While I prefer Sleeping Beauty’s Castle because it’s pink, I prefer Cinderella’s Castle for the vibe. So, I guess, maybe, both? Is that allowed?! #
7 Favourite animal-themed movie?
This is a tough question, and it doesn’t help that I sometimes find it hard to choose favourites! I think it’d have to be out of The Lion King, The Jungle Book, Lady and the Tramp and Zootropolis.
8 Would you get married or have your honeymoon in the parks?
YES! I’m not sure if I’d get married in the parks, but I’d definitely have my honeymoon there! Paris is one of the best places to go on honeymoon, so why not go to Disneyland for a day… Or two…. Or more?
9 If you could date one of the characters, who would it be and why?
Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert! He’s so funny, sarcastic and attractive, and he’s such a big softie! Plus, that facial hair!
10 Favourite villain?
My favourite villain often changes between Gaston and Tamatoa.
Gaston, because in the animation and live-action, he’s so funny and sarcastic. He also has an amazing voice.
Tamatoa, because he’s so funny, and sassy. His song is so catchy as well, so how can you not love him?!
11 If you could have two characters from two different movies meet, who would they be and why?
I think I’d have Belle and Rapunzel meet; they’re both quite similar in the way that they both want adventure, they love to read and they’re animal friendly. They’d have the perfect book reading adventure together!
12 Have you ever met any of the characters at the Parks?
I’ve met so many characters when I’ve been, that I can’t remember them all, but I’ve had a photograph and autograph from each one every time! I’m hoping to go again one day to meet the characters that weren’t there when I last went.
13 Favourite live-action Disney movie?
I’m assuming this means from the live-action remakes, so it has to be between Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Both were everything I was hoping for and more! I love them. I’ll have to watch them both again, to make a final decision, though.
14 Mickey or Minnie?
15 Which Disney movie is overrated?
Even though I love this movie and the sentiment I have behind it (I watched it for my 16th), I think Frozen was a bit overrated. There was as much fuss over it as there are over minions!
(I’m so sorry, Frozen and minions, I still love you!)
16 Favourite Pixar movie?
Either Ratatouille Finding Nemo/Dory or The Incredibles!
17 Favourite sidekick?
Right now, it’s Timon and Pumbaa (yes, they do count as one).
18 Favourite Disney movie?
This is the WORST question ever! It’s too hard!
But, right now, my favourites are Tangled, Aladdin, Lilo and Stitch, Ratatouille, High School Musical trilogy, Monsters Inc. Finding Dory, Cinderella, Moana and Beauty and the Beast!
I hope you all liked this post! Yes, I know I’m the worst at deciding my favourite things when it comes to Disney. But hey, what can ya do? Disney is life! So, why not try this tag yourself?
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Not so long ago, I wrote a post about the ways in which Disney promotes animal rights, in general. However, in that post, I didn’t get a chance to include every movie, without making the post too long or too ‘preachy.’ So, this will just be a quick run-down of some Disney films that promote animal rights in some sort of way.
Finding Nemo/ Finding Dory
These two films are great for promoting animal rights, more so the sequel than the original.
In Finding Nemo, we hear great things from the shark meeting. Their motto, ‘I am a shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change my image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food,’ is just priceless.
Then, in the sequel, Finding Dory, the animal rights and animal welfare message is much less subtle. There is a strong ‘anti-SeaWorld’ and anti-animal captivity message. It shows that none of the animals are happy being trapped in ridiculously small cages or being stared and poked at. They want respect, just like we do.
The Little Mermaid/The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea
On the topic of sea life (not sea food), Sebastian literally fights for his life from the chef in both films. He does not want to be eaten and he’s making sure he won’t be!
This classic film shows the harsh reality of the circus life, for animals. It’s cruel, unfair and unjust. Poor Dumbo is bullied, taken away from his mother, forced to jump from an incredibly high ladder. He was even forced to wear humiliating costumes and makeup. All of the circus animals were tortured and terrified.
Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
The whole Tinkerbell movie series is quite underrated. They are all funny, hold an interesting narrative, have quirky characters and they’re cute. But this movie in particular has a strong ‘animal welfare’ narrative.
Fawn, an ‘animal fairy,’ has just found the Neverbeast that is supposed (by legend) to be extremely dangerous. Everyone, apart from Fawn’s friends, including Tinkerbell, want it ‘sorted.’ But, following her heart, Fawn decide to study the animal instead of handing him in, even when it meant risking her own life. And, she was right; the Neverbeast wasn’t anything to be feared. He was just misunderstood.
Pocahontas and Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World
In the first Pocahontas film, Pocahontas teaches John Smith to be more sincere, empathetic and compassionate to animals. In the song ‘Colours of the Wind,’ he points his gun to a bear, and she stops him. She proved that animals are friendly!
In the underrated sequel, Pocahontas goes to London to help settle things. While there, the King invites Pocahontas and John Rolfe (voiced by Billy Zane OMG!) and Ratcliffe arranges a show, involving a bear being tortured, or ‘baited.’ Pocahontas stops this and calls them out by saying, ‘your behaviour is savage. You and your people are the barbarians.’
During this film, Professor Porter and his daughter, Jane, travel to study gorillas. Clayton accompanies them as their security. However, Clayton wanted to kill, kidnap and sell all of the gorillas; he had no compassion for them at all. There’s a reason he’s the bad guy! Tarzan, Jane, Proffessor Porter and the animals don’t let him get away with it.
Everyone knows how sick Cruella DeVil is; wanting to kill innocent animals just for a coat! She does it just to look fashionable. Luckily, the animals know what’s up, and help before it’s too late!
In this visually stunning film, the wildlife was completely disrespected. Bambi’s mother is shot by a hunter, leaving baby Bambi alone, petrified and confused. Then, near the end of the film, they set the forest on fire to lure the animals to a riverbank to become an easier target. It’s fair to say that this movie traumatized all of us, but at least we learnt a good lesson from it; don’t hunt!
The Fox and The Hound
Here’s another movie that probably traumatized us! The start of this movie is very intense. After Tod’s mother is shot by hunters, Tod becomes orphaned, and alone. But it’s not long until he’s taken into a loving home. However, Copper is raised to believe that he’s supposed to hunt. Naturally, these different upbringings would make their friendship difficult.
When O’Malley takes Dutchess and her kittens home, their owner keeps him as part of the family. She could have easily chucked him back out on the streets, but chose compassion instead. She also helps other alley cats, showing that animals who are homeless are just as important as those who do.
Pretty much every Disney Princess film shows compassion towards animals. Yes, some of them may eat animals (*looks at Moana and Merida), but that doesn’t mean they don’t care. After all, Moana did save a little chicken. All of them care and have animal sidekicks.
Throughout this film, Remy’s dad keeps reminding him of the harsh treatment rats get from humans. Even though his dad is just scared for him, Remy ignores him because he wants to follow his dream. Because of this, all of the rats receive love and care at the end of the movie. No one is ‘grossed out’ by rats anymore! How could anyone think rats are gross though? They’re so cute.
The remake of the Disney classic is quite spectacular and beautiful! One of the many things I love about it is how Cinderella actually follows her heart; she has courage and is kind. Basically what I aspire to be like! When Cinderella first meets the prince, he’s out hunting a stag. She stops him, and tells him, ‘just because it’s what’s done, it doesn’t mean it’s what should be done.’ What a beautiful quote! And that basically sums up all of the mistreatment of animals.
Obviously, there are so many more Disney films that help promote animal rights, but that’ll be saved for another time!
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To embrace the Summer months, delve into the magical world of Disney and stay indoors, watching their movies!
Here a few Disney movies with a summer vibe:
Camp Rock 1 and 2
Camp Rock is a movie about a summer camp for aspiring musicians. It’s full of awesome songs, summer romance, drama and sass.
Teen Beach Movie 1 and 2
This slightly cringey and cliché movie is about two teenagers that get trapped in a movie. The just as cliche sequel is about the characters from the movie coming to our reality. They’re still a good watch, nevertheless. Set in the summer time, mainly on the beach, these movies have addictive songs and a fun narrative.
High School Musical 2
Unfortunately, it’s only the second movie that has that special summer vibe. Possibly one of the best Disney Channel Original Movie’s, the sequel follows the loveable characters as they get summer jobs and start thinking about their future.
With awesome songs, a good narrative, summer romance, drama and an amazing cast, this is a must watch during the summer months! Plus, ZAC EFRON!!!!
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Eponymous character Lizzie McGuire and her class mates go on a school trip to Rome during the summer break. During that time she meets a famous singer, and things get interesting.
This is a classic Disney Channel Original Movie and is pretty underrated. It has a classic narrative and good humour.
The Little Mermaid
This is a classic Disney movie! It’s main setting is the ocean/beach, it has romance and iconic musical numbers. A perfect summer movie.
A Goofy Movie
Goofy and his son, Max, go on a road trip together during his summer break. With father-son conflict and drama, this movie is sure to have you both laughing your socks off and feeling emotional. It has great musical numbers, humour and nostalgia.
Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven plan a special birthday celebration for Anna, but when Elsa gets a cold, things don’t exactly go to plan.
This Disney short film is so cute and shows a special bond between sisters!
This new Disney princess film is full of adventures across the sea, showing just how far she’ll go.
It’s fun, with crazy addictive songs, it’s new, and full of humour with beautiful scenery. Plus, Dwayne Johnson!
The Pirates of the Caribbean series
The film series that also has adventures across the seas will always have you on the edge of your seat. It’s action packed, with drama, romance, sarcasm and, again, beautiful scenery. My bae Johnny Depp is also in it, so how can you go wrong?!
A Bug’s Life
This Pixar film is about ants that get bullied by grass hoppers. It’s set in the summer months, and has that classic, nostalgic Disney Pixar storyline and character types. You can’t help but love this film.
Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers
Mickey, Donald and Goofy take on the roles of the classic Three Musketeers. Pete hires them to protect Princess Minnie, believing it will make it easier for him to take over the throne. Minnie falls for Mickey, and soon they see through Pete’s plans.
This light-hearted film brings back a lot of nostalgic memories and makes you feel like a kid again.
Based on the classic fairytale, these two are a mandatory for summer. They’re filled with romance, musical numbers and leave you with a good message.
Also based on the classic fairytale, this is a timeless movie that has to be watched during summer. It’s main setting is the forest, the musical numbers are amazing, and the drawings are simply stunning.
Maleficent is also based on the original fairytale, but looks at Maleficents side of the story more. Slightly feminist, this movie is quite empowering and is also mainly set in the forest. While this keeps the magic, it doesn’t have musical numbers.
Beauty and The Beast/Beauty and The Beast (2017)
This sweet. inspirational tale is beautiful. They leave you with an important message, has great musical numbers and beautiful scenery. Plus, the like Moana, the live-action Beauty and The Beast is new, so you’ll have something ‘fresh’ to watch over summer.
When will my life begin? Right after you watch this movie, that’s when. Based on the fairytale Rapunzel, this movie contains complete savage sarcasm, humour, beautiful scenery’s and it has romance. It also leaves you with a good message and is quite empowering since Rapunzel and Eugene save each other.
Okay, so yes, this is technically a Spring movie, but it’s close enough! It has cute, fluffy animals, romance, cute songs and teaches kids that hunting is wrong. It’s amazing!
Creating a bucket list makes everything more organised and easier to follow. Especially if it’s for something as big (and chaotic) like a Disney theme park.
Now, I’m not going to Disneyland any time soon, but it’s nice to keep a bucket list anyway, so that you know what to do when you get there… eventually. Plus, it could give your parents or partner a hint that you want to go soon. So, here’s my Disneyland bucket list:
1.Meet all the characters, and have their autograph and a photo with them.
This will be very difficult to accomplish, but it’d be awesome to meet as many characters as possible.
2.Have a photo outisde the castle
A sweet, typical, cliche photo for the Instagram likes. It’s mandatory!!
3.Shout “Andy’s coming!” at the Toy Story characters
Whether it’s true or not, I don’t know, but apparently they’ll fall on the floor if you shout this. I think it’s definitely worth a go – curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back!
Disneybounding is so fun and creative. Think of the cute photos you can get in your Disneybound outfit!
5.Spend New Years/Christmas/Halloween there
This will be pretty much impossible to do all in one year, but I would love to spend these occasions in Disneyland over the years, at least once. The decorations and vibe look amazing!
6.Steer the Mark Twain boat
Again, I don’t know if this is true, but apparently if you ask to steer it, you can. It could be worth a shot?
7.Get a hat at The Mad Hatter
A mandatory Disney goal!! Plus, why not have your name embroidered on a set of ears?
8.Ride the Teacup ride at night
The Teacup ride looks so beautiful at night. And if you’re there with your partner, it would be quite romantic!
9.Visit on my birthday/birthday weekend
When you visit a Disney theme park on your birthday, you get to have a celebratory pin! How cute! Plus, what better way can you celebrate your birthday?
10.Watch the firework show
The fireworks show is always magical, beautiful and never disappointing. It’s the perfect end to a wonderful day at Disney.
11.Try to pull the sword out of the stone
Yes, you can actually do this!
12.Sit on the bench where Walt Disney dreamt up the park
What better way can you appreciate the magic of Disney?
13.Trade pins with a cast member
Trading pins with a cast member would be so cool. Who knows what cool pin you’d end up with?
14.Keep your hands up on the Splash Mountain drop
It’s so tempting to keep hold of the ride or hide your face from the water, so why not try to test yourself to just keep your hands up? The adrenaline might be more intense.
15.Send a postcard from inside Disneyland
Whether it’s to yourself, a friend, or a relative, a postcard from Disneyland would be exciting!
16.Tour Tarzans Treehouse
Tarzan’s Treehouse is like a mini adventure. It’s so cool and there’s so much detail inside.
17.Paddle through The Rivers of America in a canoe
It would be fun, healthy and insightful.
18.Get my caricature drawn
Ever wonder what you’d look like as a caricature? Now you’d know! Some of them are so funny, that it’s hard not to get one yourself.
19.Watch a parade
Parades are just as important as the fireworks show. They help create the magic and, in the parade, you’ll be able to see all of the characters and have fun.
20.Drink a Mickey’s Fun Wheel before riding the Fun Wheel
It’s a fun ride, and to kill time, you may as well have a fun drink that’ll make you excited for the ride.
21.Doll up for Dapper Day
Dapper Day is a fun, 50/60s inspired day. I’d love to go to one of these things because I love vintage fashion. And if you’re there with a partner, it’s a totally cute way to dress and spend the day together.
22.Get a death certificate at Haunted Mansion
Again, I don’t know if this is actually true, but apparently, if you talk to the ‘right’ cast member, they’ll know what you’re talking about and do it for you. It would be a pretty cool souvenir to have.
23.Get a candy cane at Christmas time
They sell out fast, and you pretty much need to get one – it’s Disney, it’d be Christmas time, and candy canes are yummy!
24.Spend a night in a Disney hotel (specifically the castle)
After watching the firework show, keep the magic alive by staying in a Disney hotel! It’ll probably be dead expensive, but it could be worth it.
25.Have Mickey Mouse shaped food (and take aesthetically pleasing photos of them)
FACT: everything tastes better when it’s Disney inspired. And the photos are so hipster, I love it. Plus, a lot of the Disney snacks are vegan. Even better!
26.Take a picture on the Teacup ride
The Teacup ride is the cutest (second to It’s a Small World), so of course you need a selfie!
27.Take artsy photos
Let’s be honest; most of the artsy photos people take in Disneyland are for Instagram or their blog or something… So, of course I’m going to join in and take artsy photos!
28.Go on the supposed ‘haunted rides’ and see if you can see any ghosts
Apparently some rides at Disney theme parks are haunted. Again, I don’t know if this is true, but it would be cool to see if you could find a ghost or notice any other creepy things.
29. Find at least 5 Mickey Mouse faces
Mickey Mouse faces are gathered all around the Disney parks. Some are noticeable and obvious, others are not so. They’re on the floors, the walls, some decorations… Anywhere and everywhere! So finding some Mickey Mouse faces and taking a photo for evidence, would be necessary. Obviously, you don’t want to spend your whole day finding every Mickey Mouse face, so it’s best to keep your goal at a low number.
So there’s my bucket list for Disneyland. No doubt, I will most likely add to this as time goes on, until I go to Disney! What’s on your bucket list for Disney?
Disney puts magic in everything, including romance. Most romantic scenes make you swoon, make you cry and get envious, or will make you shout “OH MY GOD, GOALS!!” Anyway, let’s be honest, the romantic scenes are what helps make the movie so damn good. Here are some of the most romantic scenes, in no particular order.
1. Tangled’s ‘I See The Light’ scene
This scene is literally just perfect. The lighting all around Eugene and Rapunzel, the song, the almost-kiss scene. Did I mention the song?? Everything about this scene is perfect. Especially when Eugene puts Rapunzel’s hair out of her face; for me, that just completes it.
2. Cinderella (2015) ballroom scene
Richard Madden and Lily James are just perfect in this movie. They look good together and play their characters amazingly. And this scene is just the best. The music to go with it, the dancing, Cinderella’s entrance. When The Prince says, “oh believe me, they’re all looking at you”, makes it even better.
3. Lady sharing food with Tramp
This is probably one of the most iconic scenes ever. And most iconic bowl of spaghetti, too. This scene is just so cute and innocent, I love it! Even the song is super sweet.
4. Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan’s wedding
I’ve always loved this scene, because who doesn’t want to get married whilst on a boat and fighting? I think that’s what makes it so romantic and sweet, in a way. They just don’t care; as long as they’re married, they’re fine. And, the way Captain Barbossa marries them is priceless.
5. Beast releasing Belle
I feel like this is the scene when you truly see how much they care for each other. Beast put Belle’s needs before his own, and even gave her the magic mirror! How sweet.
6. Flynn saving Rapunzel
Another prince putting his princesses needs before his own! Flynn literally sacrifices himself for Rapunzel. Here, we also hear the iconic line “you were my new dream”. This scene is so sweet that it makes me turn into a teary puddle on the floor every time. It’s not fair! D:
7. Aladdin and Jasmine finish each other’s sentence
(“You know, it’s crazy”
“We finish each other’s-“
“That’s what I was gonna say!”)
Personally, I feel like this is actually the moment they fell in love. The way they look at each other, and the little cute-awkward silence afterwards is just so cute, I love it!
8. Jack tells Sally
Finally, the moment we were waiting for throughout the movie! No matter how many times you watch this movie, you will always have that “well, it’s about time!” thought going through your head. I love this scene; the song to go with it is awesome and their voices go together really well.
9. Aurora dancing with the prince
Because who doesn’t want to dance with someone they just met in the forest?
This is one of my favourite scenes and songs. It’s classical and sweet. And the way this scene ends, with Aurora’s sass, is just priceless.
“When can I see you again?”
10. George sees Meg
I think we can all agree that Paperman is a super cute short movie. The way George and Meg meet each other and then see each other again. The way George tries to get her attention. There aren’t any words, but if you haven’t seen this 5 minute movie, then I suggest you do!
11. Giselle dancing with Robert
This is basically the scene when they realise they love each other. I feel like it’s a bit of a cliché – but a good cliche, because it makes it that bit sweeter. When Robert starts singing to her, makes me swoon! Plus, did I mention Patrick Dempsey plays Robert?!?!
12. Tarzan exploring with Jane
Basically, the scene when he realises he may have a little crush on Jane. He shows her awesome places in the jungle – who wouldn’t want to go see cute animals, though?! It’s also a simply visually stunning scene.
13. Prince Eric waking up and seeing Ariel
He wakes up and sees the girl who rescued him singing to him, and he falls for her! It’s so sweet and innocent. I also love his dedication to trying to find ‘the girl with the voice’.
14. Ray pining for Evangeline
Everything about this scene is romantic! The song, Tiana and Naveen dancing… Everything. It’s also visually stunning, and reminds me of the boat scene in Tangled, in a way.
15. Blue finds Red
This short film is so creative and sad. And romantic, of course. That’s saying a lot, considering it’s about umbrellas. But it’s really sweet and definitely worth the watch.
16. Hercules choosing Meg
What a guy! He gave up an awesome life with his parents and the other Gods, just for her. How sweet!
17. Carl and Ellie
I don’t need to say any more than this. They are the embodiment of true love!
18. Pongo and Perdita’s wedding
And, last but definitely not least, this wedding! It makes it that much more romantic when animals are involved, doesn’t it?
I hope you liked this post! Let me know if there’s any romantic scenes that you thought should have been included 🙂
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As well as Disney, I am also a huge fan of reading; after all, I am studying English and Creative Writing. So naturally, whenever I see a Disney book, I’ll buy it without hesitation. It’s a Disney-nerd-bookworm’s dream come true. A dream is a wish your heart makes. Here are some of the Disney books I own. (Until I add more to my little collection).
1. ‘The Isle of the Lost’ by Melissa De La Cruz
This novel is about Disney’s villain’s children. You heard that right; this book will consist of the villains as parents, but the narrative will mainly revolve around their children. The villains were banished to The Isle of the Lost; a place that’s impossible to escape, with their powers also stripped from them. This fun book was also turned into a film, as a Disney Channel Original Movie,’Descendants‘, back in 2015.
2. ‘Disney Collection’
This fun book includes different stories and activities. Yes, it is probably for children, but the colouring pages are SO relaxing.
3. ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling
This isn’t exactly a ‘book of the film’ sort of book, but Disney DID make a two films based on this book. So, it technically counts, right?
4. ‘Cinderella; Book of the film’
This adorable little book is based on the 2015 version of Cinderella. Inside, it also has photographs from the movie, which is enough of a reason to buy it. Have you seen Richard Madden as The Prince?! Gosh, he almost gives me a heart attack every time. Talk about eye candy! Personally, I think it’s suitable for all ages who just want a relaxing, fun read.
5. ‘Frozen; Book of the Film’
This book is based on Frozen which was released back in 2013. There are also photos from the movie, helping to make it a fun read. Again, I think this is suitable for anyone who really just wants an easy read.
6. ‘Pixar Character Encyclopedia’
And who says Disney Pixar isn’t educational? They have their own encyclopedia!!
This book gives a brief character outline of all of the Pixar characters. It includes quotes, pictures and facts.
7. ‘The Princess Diaries: Guide to Life’ by Meg Cabot
I couldn’t resist including this. I don’t think I need to explain the movie that this is based on. But, I loved this as a child; I thought it was hilarious, even though I can’t really remember much of it now. Guess I’ll just have to re-read it ;).
8. ‘The Beast Within: A tale of Beauty’s Prince’ by Serena Valentino
This young adult book is based on the much-loved film Beauty and the Beast. It is a retelling of the story from Beast’s (or, should I say, Adam’s) point of view.
9. ‘Beauty and the Beast’
I actually bought this book today, which inspired me to write this post. The cover is simply beautiful!
This is based on the new upcoming Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson and Luke Evans. Excited isn’t even enough to describe it! 😀
10. ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carroll
These books are what inspired Disney’s and Tim Burton’s amazing version of Alice inWonderland. They are lovely books that are cleverly written. I just can’t believe that it was only last year I actually read them. Why did I take so long??
11. ‘Once Upon A Dream: A Twisted Tale’ and ‘A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale’ by Liz Braswell
These young adult books bring a new perspective to Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin.
Once Upon A Dream (left) is based on Sleeping Beauty. The twist is: what if Sleeping Beauty never woke up?
A Whole New World (right) is based on Aladdin. The twist? What if Aladdin never found the lamp?
These fun adventures are fun to read, especially with the special twist, which everyone will enjoy. The covers are actually what first caught my attention. They are so creative and stunning!
12. ‘365 things to do’
This is literally just another activity book; I had to include it otherwise I’d feel guilty.
13. ‘Alice in Wonderland’, a Tim Burton version
And last but DEFINITELY not least, is Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland. Now, I’m also a massive Johnny Depp and Tim Burton fan, so I practically screamed when I saw this (on sale) in a shop. I had to buy it! What makes this specific book even better is that two of my friends were able to meet Johnny Depp and they got him to sign this book for me!! Friendship goals, or what?
**HUMBLE BRAG ALERT**
So there are all of my Disney books. I’ll make another post like this when I buy more.I thought it’d be fun to do, so hopefully it was also a fun and different read too!
The long-awaited sequel to the first film, Finding Nemo, was finally released last Summer. I was so excited to watch it; I actually counted down the days from when it was first announced. I was like a little kid waiting for it to be released.
And then the day came when I finally saw it; I was not disappointed at all. It was such an amazing film, filled with nostalgia. Having a rating of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, this film is suitable for all audiences, and is guaranteed to make you laugh your tail off.
We get to find out more about Dory. As expected, we see her as a baby, we meet her parents and we find out where she comes from. I guess we really are ‘finding Dory‘.
Baby Dory is so cute! Her big eyes and tiny little fins are just simply adorable. Her sweet voice to go with her appearance is to die for. I can’t get over how precious she looks, it makes me want to cry.
“There are no walls in the ocean.”
As someone who is passionate about animal welfare, my favourite thing about this film is the message it sends. ANIMALS WANT THEIR FREEDOM!! It perfectly captures the shifting attitudes of keeping animals confined, and the shifting attitudes of animals that are being confined. Dory’s new friends, a begula whale, Bailey, and a nearsighted whale shark, Destiny. Bailey develops a fear of life in the open ocean while Destiny develops an insecurity about her swimming abilities, as she keeps bumping into the walls. They overcome these fears and insecurities, which helps keep the strong message alive.
We see familiar faces from the first film, which makes your inner-child SO happy. The references and little ‘Easter Eggs’ to the first film help make it that much more memorable and exciting. There’s even a ‘after credits’ scene. It was worth the wait.
This fun-family adventure definitely meets the expectation of being as good as the first film. Maybe even better. It has things that adults and children will find funny and understand. The much-loved characters meet more characters that will be just as loved. It is a story about family, love, and animal rights. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out! If you loved the first film, and want to watch something fun and new, then this is the film for you. It could be your new favourite film. You won’t be disappointed!
(I do not own any of these images, they belong to Disney)