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Inspirational Disney quotes

Are you having a day when you just feel awful and need a ‘pick-me-up’? Well, look no further. Here are some Disney quotes which could give you the motivation and inspiration that you’re looking for. What can I say, except ‘you’re welcome?’

“Don’t just fly; soar” – Timothy Mouse, Dumbo

Do the best you can!

 

“Giving up is for rookies” – Philocetes, Hercules

Dreams aren’t for rookies, giving up is. Keep trying; don’t give up!

 

“Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become” – Mufasa, The Lion King

You’re awesome, give yourself more credit.

 

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap! The jobs a game” – Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins

Maybe finding the fun in something would give you that bit of motivation you needed? Stay positive.

 

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all” – The Emporer, Mulan

Something/someone who grows up in hardship can still end up being a rockstar.

 

“Even miracles take a little time” – Fairy Godmother, Cinderella

Things don’t happen overnight. Be patient.

 

“Go. Live your dream” – Hook Hand Thug, Tangled

Pretty self-explanatory; but be brave and achieve it.

 

“Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine” – Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

See the world, not as it is, but how it could be.

 

“Shake things up! Use that big head of yours to think your way out. Look for a new angle!” – Tadashi, Big Hero 6

If something isn’t working, try it a different way. Can’t finish the essay? Try a different question. Ask for help. Think about the question in a different.

 

“Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go without ya” – Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Involve yourself with people; don’t keep yourself in doing work all the time. Have some fun as well as working hard.

 

“I may not be a doctor, but I know there’s no better cure for a sour face than a couple of boards and some choice waves” – David, Lilo and Stitch

Take a break once in a while.

 

“Sometimes the world seems against you, the journey may leave a scar. But scars can heal and reveal just where you are” – Moana’s Grandmother, Moana

Pick yourself back up, get out there, and achieve your dreams! You’ll overcome the bad times.

 

“But you remember Tiana, that old star can only take you part of the way. You got to help it along with some hard work of your own” – Tiana’s father, The Princess and the Frog

You can’t wait for things to happen, you have to put effort into whatever it is.

 

“I never look back, darling, it distracts me from the now” – Edna, The Incredibles

Keep looking forward; cheer up, child, it’ll turn out alright in the end, you’ll see.

 

“The very thing that held you down is going to carry you up and up and up” – Timothy Mouse, Dumbo

Try to use the negatives as motivation.

 

“Go. Live you dream” – Hook Hand Thug, Tangled

Exactly what he said ;D. (Unless it’s illegal, of course).

 

“The past can hurt. But they way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it” – Rafiki, The Lion King

Don’t be bitter about the past. Try and move on, and look forward.

 

“Have courage and be kind” – Cinderella, Cinderella (2015)

It has more power than you know.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post!

 

Have a magical day!

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Confessions of a Disney Freak

Taking a break from the Halloween posts, here’s a bit of a fun, personal post.

As you all probably know by now, I love Disney. Why else would I have this blog? Disney is just the best thing ever! Like lots of other people, I’m proud of being such a huge fan of Disney. Being obsessed with Disney, I do still have some confessions!

But, really quickly, I have just got my own Pinterest account, so feel free to follow me! I have boards on Disney, vintage, girly things, the Titanic, Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp and cute wedding photos etc.

I haven’t seen any of the Cars or Plans films.

Yep. I haven’t seen a single one. When I was younger, I watched the first five minutes or so of Cars and I didn’t really get in to it, neither did my mam or sister, so we turned it off. And decided to not give the other films a chance. Maybe I should give them another chance now, but I probably won’t!

I’ve only been to Disneyland Paris and Disneyworld Florida.

I’ve been to Disneyland Paris a few times and Disneyworld Florida once. I know that’s a lot compared to some people, so I’m not being ungrateful. But I would love to go to the Disney park in Hong Kong! It looks beautiful.

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I hope to spend at least one Halloween, Christmas and/or maybe New Years in a Disney resort.

The decorations! The joy! The festivity! It all looks SO exciting and fun and beautiful. I need to spend at least one holiday there – everyone does!

If I were to work in a Disney park, I would love to be Rapunzel, Tinkerbell, Aurora, Fawn or Cinderella.

Everyone has a character/role they’d love to be at a Disney park, or any other park. Mine would be the princesses or fairies. Yep, I’m a very generic girl!

I didn’t always like Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland.

I KNOW, I DON’T KNOW WHY! The first time I watched it, it just didn’t work for me. But then like the next day, I re-watched it for some reason and fell in love with it. I guess first impressions aren’t always right…

If it’s related to Disney in some way, I’ll buy it.

Call me a hoarder, but if I see anything Disney or at least related to Disney in some way, if I like it, I’ll buy it. I’m just preparing for my future home!

 

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed it! What are your Disney confessions?

Have a magical day!

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Halloween Must-Watch Movies (Part 1)

Halloween is just around the corner! It’s my second favourite holiday (first being Christmas). The costumes, movies, music, festivity is all so much fun to get involved in. There’s something to do and watch for all ages. There’s so many movies to watch so I’m going to have to cut it in to two parts – but I’m not complaining! However, let’s be honest; most of the movies are going to be from the amazing Tim Burton – it’s not Halloween without him!!

  1. Frankenweenie (2012)

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Plot: Young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd whose best friend is his dog, Sparky. But when Sparky dies, Victor is heartbroken. Soon, he comes up with an idea to bring Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful until his classmates find out what he’s done; then, everything goes wrong.

2. Corpse Bride (2005)

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Plot: Victor and Victoria’s families have arranged for them to get married. Luckily, the like each other. But that doesn’t stop Victor from being nervous. While he’s in the forest rehearsing his vows, he somehow accidentally asks Emily (a corse) to marry him!

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Plot: Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s Pumpkin King, has become bored with with the same annual routine. When he accidentally stumbles upon Christmastown, he falls in love with the holiday and decides to celebrate and control Christmas, by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over his role.

4. The Book of Life (2014)

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Plot: In Mexico, Manolo, Maria and Joaquin have been friends since childhood, although their lives have taken extremely different paths. But, Manolo and Joaquin have one thing in common; they both want to marry Maria. Little do they know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the outcome.

5. Once Upon A Halloween (2005)

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Plot: The Evil Queen plans to conquer Halloween and asks her cauldron to show her several villains that could help her, including Ursula, Captain Hook, Pete and Yzma.

6. Casper (1995)

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Plot: Casper is a young, kind ghost who haunts a mansion in Maine. When a specialist comes along to communicate with the ghosts, he brings his daughter, Kat. Casper falls in love with Kat.

7. Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Plot: After moving to Salem, Mass, Max explores a haunted house with his little sister Dani and their friend Alison. Whilst there, Max accidentally frees a coven of witches who used to live in that house. With the help of a magic cat, Thachery Binx, the kids must stop the witches from becoming immortal.

8. Edward Scissorhands

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Plot: A scientist builds an animated human being, Edward. The scientist dies before finishing him, leaving poor Edward alone, and with scissors for hands. When saleswoman Peg discovers Edward, she takes him home, where he falls for her daughter, Kim. But his looks and shyness makes him an outcast.

9. Halloweentown (1998)

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Plot: After learning she’s a witch, Marnie must help save a town full of supernatural beings.

10. Monsters Inc. (2001)

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Plot: Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan is the top scarer. His scare assistant is his best friend, Mike Wazowski. But, visiting from the human is a little girl, Boo, who’s gone where no human has gone before.

11. Monster House (2006)

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Plot: No one believes DJ, Jenny or Chowder when they say that a house is haunted. With Halloween quickly approaching, they must find a way to stop it.

12. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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Plot: Real estate agent Jim Evers takes his wife and kids on vacation. But, on the way, they stop off at a creepy mansion that Jim has been asked to sell, only to discover that it’s being haunted. And now they have to break a curse and rescue wife and mother Sara!

13. The Addams Family (1991)

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Plot: When a man who claims to be Fester, Gomez Addams missing brother, arrive at their house, the family are thrilled and welcome him in. However, they begin to suspect that he’s a fraud when he can’t remember some details of Fester’s life.

14. Coraline (2009)

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Plot: While Coraline explores her new home, she discovers a secret door which leads to an alternate world. In many ways, it’s a better world. That is until Other Mother tries to make her stay.

15. Beetlejuice (1988)

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Plot: After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their residence, unable to leave. When a family buy the home, they try their best to scare them away, without success. Soon, Beetlejuice, a rambunctious spirit, whose “help” quickly puts the Maitlands and the new family in danger.

16. Matilda (1996)

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Plot: This film adaptions of Roald Dahl’s work is about a girl who’s forced to put up with her abusive family and headteacher. But when she realises she has powers, her life isn’t quite the same.

 

Part two of my recommendations will be up next week – there will be some scary films included in the next one, don’t worry 😉

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Summer Reading Wrap Up!

I haven’t written on here in such a long time because I’ve been pretty busy, sorry!

I hope everyone had a great Summer. I know I did! Unfortunately, I didn’t read as much as I would have liked to, though. Here are the books I did get a chance to read:

  1. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

3. Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur (twice!)

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

4. The Vegetarian Tigers of Paradise – Crystal Jeans

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

5. Qudditch Through The Ages – J. K. Rowling

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

6. Pixar Character Encyclopedia – Steve Brynghau

My GoodReads Rating: 4/5

7. Shakespeare’s Sonnets

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

9. The Extraordinary Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

10. The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J. K. Rowling

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

I know it seems quite biased since most of them 5/5 stars, but I honestly thought they deserved that rating! I wish I read more, but I’m quite pleased with how much I enjoyed these books and how much I read, anyway.

What did you read in Summer? And do you agree with my ratings of these books? 😀

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Disney quotes on graduation

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

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“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

 

“A dream is a wish your heart makes” – Cinderella

 

“Almost there” – The Princess and The Frog

 

And finally, when talking about student finance;

“Take what you can…

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Congratulations on graduating!

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How To Add A Touch Of Disney To Your Graduation

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…

Graduation Caps

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;

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Or, you could copy some characters. You could go for Sharpay Evan’s fabulous look, from High School Musical 3: Senior Year;

 

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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!

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There are so many options!

Disneybound

 

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.

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Or, you could go for something more simple. I particularly like this Disneybound idea for Rapunzel;

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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.

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Watch movies

 

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!

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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.

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So, whether it’s your graduation or your friends or relatives; good luck and have fun! And keep your head in the game!

 

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Disney Tag!

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?

Inside Out

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?

Magic Kingdom!

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?

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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Disney Movies That Promote Animal Rights

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.

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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!

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Dumbo

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.

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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.

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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.’

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Tarzan

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.

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101 Dalmatians

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!

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Bambi

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!

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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.

 

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The Aristocats

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.

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Disney Princesses

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.

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Ratatouille

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.

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Cinderella (2015)

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.

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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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Disney Summer Themed Movies

To embrace the Summer months, delve into the magical world of Disney and stay indoors, watching their movies!

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Here a few Disney movies with a summer vibe:

 

Camp Rock 1 and 2

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Frozen Fever

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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!

Moana

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Cinderella/Cinderella (2015)

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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.

Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent

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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)

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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.

Tangled

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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.

Bambi

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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!

 

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Disneyland bucket list!

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.

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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.

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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!

4.Disneybound

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

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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

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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

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Yes, you can actually do this!

12.Sit on the bench where Walt Disney dreamt up the park

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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?