Friday, 13 November 2009
I was introduced to the magical world of Walt Disney as a young child. I would devour all the Disney tales in whatever form I could get them. I loved the books and the movies, the clothes and the games, anything associated with Disney was always a big hit in out house. Growing up in a family of girls, be it my sister or my cousins we always had princess parties dressing up and enacting the movies. Our favorite was Cinderella, and even as little girls we dreamed about the charming prince that would sweep us off our feet and carry us away on his horse. We hated the wicked stepmother in Snow White with a vengeance and cried for the plight of Rapunzel.
We danced to the tunes of Mary Poppins and simply loved Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. And with time the fascination has not faded. I remember going to Disney land as a young adult, and I was absolutely fascinated by Cinderella's castle and enamored by the princesses waving so beautifully at the parade! I have watched every Cinderella movie made since and enjoyed every version of it. If I thought it was just the girls who absolutely swoon for Walt Disney, I was corrected soon. My son who is now 5 is a big fan of Disney Movies too.
His all time favorite is of course Cars. He adores Lion King and has named his toy lion Simba. For a long time he thought that was how lion cubs were called. When asked to match animals with their young, he would always declare that the Lion's young was called Simba! He loves the flying Dumbo and the nose growing Pinocchio. For a while I had him convinced that his nose would grow too if he uttered a lie, however that period has passed and I am back to wondering how to trick him to telling the truth! Recently my son was introduced to Jungle Book and was found swinging around the house pretending to be Mowgli! Be it Bambi or Robin Hood, the 101 Dalmatians or Tarzan, Disney movies will always have a special place in our hearts and our CD rack.
But that's not all, recently my son came across some of the princess story books. I had tried reading that to him when he was a young child and he hadn't paid any attention. But now he is eager to learn Cinderella, Snow White and other princessy stories. And this from a boy who runs from the sight of pink and who is at the age that balks at even playing with girls! I was having trouble trying to get him to appreciate some of the more delicate things in life, and Walt Disney stepped up to help me once again! The little imp has not been to Disney land yet and we plan to take him this December, we are all so looking forward it and sometimes that is all the little fellow can ever talk about!!
What are your experiences with Disney? What are your favorite Disney movies?