Positive Effects of Disney on Children

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English Composition 23 January 2013 The positive effects of Disney Since the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, children of all ages have been awestruck by the magic that Walt Disney has to offer. Several decades later, scholars dispute whether these classic children’s movies are positively affecting the future adults, especially the young women. Although these films are made to bring joy and entertainment, there are underlined teaching in all of the traditional Disney movies. On December 21, 1937, Walt Disney released his first full-length movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This is one of the movies greatly disputed because in order to wake up from death, Snow White must rely on a man to kiss her, her fait is not in her own hands. But true love is not the only theme in this princess movie. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs must rely on each other in order to survive life’s challenges. Despite the fact that Snow White’s role in the dwarf’s life is sexist and old timed, children still need to learn that they are not “wussies” if they accept help from others. Three years later, Disney came out with his second great hit; Pinocchio. From the very beginning, the blue fairy tells Pinocchio, a puppet that comes alive due to wish, that in order to become a real boy and not just a walking, talking puppet, he must prove himself brave, truthful, and able to tell right from wrong. “ A lie keeps growing and growing until it’s as plain as the nose on your face,” is the famous Blue Fairy quote that children remember. Children fear that if they lie, their nose will also grow and grown till its three feet long, teaching children that lying is wrong. Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket serve as a moral compasses for Disney watching children. In the 1950’s, Disney started the decade strong with Cinderella, another princess classic. Although Cinderella has to

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