Song as old as rhyme…
You know the rest. I’m writing this post in great anticipation of the re-worked wonder of Beauty and the Beast, set to hit cinemas this month. I am honestly in complete awe of Disney, having captured the hearts and imaginations of the world for many decades now. How do they stay so current yet in the same breath, transport us to a magical far off land? In the same moment they manage to deliver hard hitting (yet simply told) stories of life, while giving us a chance to escape from this reality, for a little while at least.
Growing up I couldn’t decide between The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast as my favourite, but would happily watch all of the classics over and over again. From Princess Jasmine to Cinderella, each story had their own wonderfully woven life lessons, colourful characters and toe-tapping songs. They don’t make them like they used to! I hear this sentiment all the time, and it’s so true. There’s nothing quite like the sound of an old Disney movie and the opening credits with that incredible castle. Today’s children’s movies are graphically perfect, but in doing so lack that charming, crackling feel that we all came to know and love.
So while I’m greatly looking forward to this re-imagined tale of Beauty and the Beast, and will sing-a-long to all my favourite tunes, I’ll do so with a nod of respect to the original (and still wonderful) version. Thank you Disney for providing a lifetime of beautiful stories, and for making each day just a little bit sweeter 🙂
Photo credits – ohhcouture & jesuso_ortiz