Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sunday Confessional IX

This confession is a bit of an update, leading on from the one I made about having never seen any movies other people have seen.
Until last Monday I had never seen Beauty And The Beast, A Little Mermaid or Princess And The Frog. 

When I was a child, my sister and I never really watched the cartoon Disney films I don't think, just the live action ones. The main cartoon one I remember watching was the Lion King, and that made me cry every time. I think I saw Dumbo once too as I remember not liking it/being scared of it. Our favourite videos were ones like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Poppins, Honey I Shrunk The Kids and Fantasia. I always remember my little sister choosing to put on Willy Wonka every time we could watch a film, and the opening credits of the melted chocolate making me really hungry!

Not having seen the classic Disney princess films has never really bothered me before, but people have kept being more and more shocked about it lately, and when my RAF WAG friends found out about my lack of Disney film watching they were horrified. To put it right we decided to spend all of Easter Monday eating junk food and catching me up on all that I'd missed. It was also a cheer up mission as the boys had gone back to Afghanistan on Good Friday so we were all a bit sad (read more about that here).

Cat and Jen brought all of their Disney films round to mine, and we filled a lot of bowls with sweets, chocolate and crisps and dips, and got stuck in. I loved Beauty and the Beast, Belle is so me, head in a book all the time! I also love the enchanted furniture, would be so perfect to have around. Chip is mega cute as well! I couldn't believe I had never seen it before, and I now have my favourite Disney princess.

When I was 6 I was in a dance show doing tap to Under the Sea, and that was about as much of A Little Mermaid I had ever known. It was another really good film, Ursula was kind of bad ass, if really evil and scary, and I love Sebastian and Flounder. Princess and the Frog was different to the other movies, and I love that the message of it all was to work hard in order to succeed, but to be happy is the most important thing of all. The music and setting of it was infectious as well, Jen had been to New Orleans before so was telling us how accurate it is to the different areas, and accuracy in films always makes me happy!

To finish the day up we watched Frozen, Cat had never seen it before, so it made me happy that there was at least one film I had seen that she hadn't! It was better the second time around, and I really enjoyed it again, noticing things which I hadn't necessarily spotted the first time. Jen may have nodded off slightly during this film, but I managed to stay awake the whole time, which impressed me, but was probably sugar fueled as I ate so many sweets! Oops!

We had so much fun we have scheduled another day for us to watch a lot of movies, and continue my Disney education!

Have you seen all the classic Disney movies? Please tell me I'm not alone!

Rachel x

1 comment

  1. I am SO SO SO SO jealous! I can't even imagine what it must be like to see these amazing films for the first ever time, I'm actually even more jealous of your friends getting to see your reaction to watching them for the first time!

    PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE tell me your favourite was the Little Mermaid, it's the best Disney film, I love it so much! I was so obsessed as a kid I think I dragged my Grandma to see it 3 or 4 times at the cinema, and I was constantly walking around seeing "Part of Your World". Eric is also the hottest of all the Disney Princes :p

    Next you need to see Tangled, it's just as good as Frozen, I'd say it's much funnier but maybe the songs aren't quite as catchy!

    Chloe x


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