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Memage - January 9th

[personal profile] steelneko gave me Disney movies.

When I was a kid, Disney movies were few and far between. Mostly because they didn't have Netflix in those days. Or DVDs. Or even video cassettes. In fact I remember going to a friend's house whose family had what is now known as cable tv - they had about 8 channels and they were switched manually. I am an old plotbunny indeed.

So every few years, Disney would rerelease a movie (think Disney vault, but in movie theaters). The only one I remember seeing is The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, though I must have seen at least one or two others. I spent most of my time being too old or too young, or some odd combination of both. I remember going to see Cinderella or Snow White or Sleeping Beauty (or maybe all three) with some people from the Marcon con committee in high school or college.

Then came grad school. And Disney released Beauty and the Beast, which has always been one of my favorites, and I fell in love with the library and the story. Despite being in an environment which frowned on Disney because it had become the one true version.*

Since then, I've watched a lot of the Disney movies I missed, and cherry-picked the new ones I wanted to see in theatres. Fell in love with the Tinker-Bell movies accidentally. Own the Winnie-the-Pooh movies, Beauty and the Beast, Enchanted, Mary Poppins, and The Princess and the Frog, which probably says something about my tastes, and Frozen will be joining them as soon as it's released. I'm adoring Sofia the First and Phineas and Ferb a little too much for my own good and have liked what Disney's done with the Muppets and Marvel (except for the bit where they canceled Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes). Oops, I digressed into tv there for a moment. I probably own some of their live action movies, but those don't come to mind as quickly. I'd say my top three "Princess" movies were Beauty & the Beast, The Princess & the Frog, and Frozen.

What I'd like to see: more diversity, more stories not about true love's kiss, more stories about non m/f true love. I'd never say Disney is perfect, but they seem to be taking slow steps in the right direction.

* This is a story-tellers thing. Folk process and the idea that Disney was turning their movies into the one true version. I find it very amusing because that was just before the explosion of novel length fairy tale retellings, because Fairy Tales and Related Fandoms outgrew Yuletide, and because Disney is now deconstructing its own work in Once Upon a Time.

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