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Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 6:41pm On Sep 01, 2014
Changes Everything

Though there are many good lessons to be learned from Disney movies, there are many that are quite disturbing as well. Check out this list and you'll never look at Disney movies the same way again!

One of the biggest recurring themes in Disney movies, especially the princess movies is that if you want to get a guy all you have to do first is change everything about yourself. This is especially evident in the movies Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. In fact, in Cinderella, Prince Charming didn't even recognize her unless she was all dolled up

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Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 6:47pm On Sep 01, 2014
Rewritten History

Most of the Disney movies are complete fictions or at least based on old retold fairy tales. But a few of them are supposed to be based on actually historical events. Only they are so far from the truth, they might as well be fiction. The two movies that are the worst offenders are Mulan and Pocahontas. In fact, in China, Mulan is considered one of the dumbest movies ever made and a horrible parody of their culture. As for Pocahontas, almost none of the actual story happened that way. Just to start with, she was actually only 10 years old and was definitely not in love with John Smith.

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 6:52pm On Sep 01, 2014
Looks Matter

Disney movies are full of beautiful people and there is always a running theme of the prettier you are the better things work out for you, but there is nowhere this disturbing lesson is laid down more harshly than in the Hunchback of Notre Dame. In this movie, despite the fact that Quasimodo and Esmeralda have a lot in common and really like each other and he saves her, she still ends up marrying another, more handsome, guy. What kind of lesson is that, Disney?

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by ozoebuka1(m): 6:56pm On Sep 01, 2014
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Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 6:58pm On Sep 01, 2014
Brains Don't Matter

Even though Belle was arguably one of the smartest of the Disney princesses, or at least the most well read, no one really seemed to care about that. In fact, it was more of an annoyance, like is Belle reading again? All the guys in town only liked her because of her looks and even the Beast only really started to look at her in that way when she put on the stunning yellow dress.

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 7:03pm On Sep 01, 2014
People Die

Sure, people die and maybe that is a lesson that kids should be taught, but in some Disney movies, such as The Lion King, that lesson is conveyed in a pretty harsh way. I mean, first of all, did the kid need to see his father get trampled by a herd of wild beasts? A secondary lesson about death taught by The Lion King is that sometimes people have to die (Scar) in order to get out of your way so that you can prosper, i.e. become king in this case. Life is harsh somtimes, sure, but do we really want kids thinking it's as cutthroat as this?

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 7:08pm On Sep 01, 2014
Stalking is Okay

The Little Mermaid also taught us that if you like a guy, it is perfectly acceptable to sneak into his house and rifle through his things. And if he catches you, that's okay, he'll be flattered, think it's cute and like you.

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Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 7:14pm On Sep 01, 2014
Sell Your Soul

Another horrible lesson taught by The Little Mermaid is that it is okay to sell your soul to the devil because everything will work out in the end! Okay, so that is a bit of an exaggeration, but it's basically what happened. Ariel sold her voice (which you could call her soul because she loved singing so much) to Ursula, who was clearly evil to get legs so she could get her man. Though things almost went badly, in the end things did work out, so did she really learn not to make these kinds of shady deals?

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by lemmeknow: 7:16pm On Sep 01, 2014
one common thing about this cartons is d groom tend to look more cute than d bride!!
Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by Nobody: 7:18pm On Sep 01, 2014
They always look perfect.
Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by BoiledCorn: 7:18pm On Sep 01, 2014
Is okay. what of people that don't watch cartoon in childhood? angry
Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 7:45pm On Sep 01, 2014
You Can Change Him

Another thing Beauty and the Beast taught us is that if your Prince isn't exactly a good guy, don't worry because you can change him into the perfect man! I mean, sure the guy was cursed, but that doesn't exactly excuse the fact that he locked her up, was abusive to her and nearly beat the crap out of her a few times. Why did she like him again?

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Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by Nobody: 7:52pm On Sep 01, 2014
grin grin twoo love.

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Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by Tymax(m): 7:55pm On Sep 01, 2014
Wow! Interesting observations. grin

The heroes are handsome. Look at Aladdin and Hercules. Fine boys like me. cool

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by Nobody: 8:00pm On Sep 01, 2014
Only In Cartoons you do see a Beauty fall for a Beast.
Because this sh*t ain't real in Life - Looks Matters.

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Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 8:06pm On Sep 01, 2014
Win the Girl

The story of Sleeping Beauty is really disturbing if you think about it. Yes, the Prince saved her, but that didn't mean Aurora had to automatically marry him without even getting to know him first! And this isn't even considering the completely unrealstic reaction to being awoke by a kiss by a complete stranger. She awakens peacefully when a more likely scenario would have included a punch or at least a scream!

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 8:07pm On Sep 01, 2014
Different is Bad

I guess the moral of The Fox and the Hound was supposed to be that even though we are different we can get along. But that isn't really what they accomplished. In the end, the only reason the hound let the fox live was because the fox saved his life. After that, they aren't really friends again, they simply decide not to keep trying to kill each other and go their separate ways. So in the end, this is more a bad lesson about race relations. Let's not try to actually fix anything together; lets just agree live our own lives, separately.

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 8:09pm On Sep 01, 2014
Lying is Okay

Aladdin taught us that even if a guy completely lies about his background, that has absolutely no bearing on his character. You can totally trust him to tell the truth from then on because there is no such thing as a compuslive liar.

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 8:10pm On Sep 01, 2014
Women are Maids

Though they are doing a better job in recent years, most Disney movies seem to stick to the clearly defined gender roles and like to show women cleaning and cooking. Even if they are princesses, they still seem to get stuck with these chores!

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 8:16pm On Sep 01, 2014
Men are Princes

According to Disney, it seems like the only men worth marrying are Princes. And anyone not a prince is a servant or a brute. Are there no regular men? You could say that it is giving young boys good role models, but ultimately it's something they can never live up to. The same goes for women. Practically any woman worth being in a Disney movie is a Princess and that makes little girls think they have to be a princess too.

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 8:23pm On Sep 01, 2014
Evil is Obvious

The villains in Disney movies are always so obvious, at least to the viewer, that kids who grow up watching these movies might not realize that evil in real life is not always so easy to spot. Disney movies also teach us that the bad guys never win and good always triumphs but the sad reality is that this is not always the case in the real world.

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 8:26pm On Sep 01, 2014
Happily Ever After

Perhaps one of the most disturbing life lessons that is taught in almost all Disney movies is that once you find your man you get to life "Happily Ever After" with no effort at all. Unfortunately this may lead to many children growing up and being completely unprepared for the reality that this is when the real work actually starts!

Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by teamup: 9:17pm On Sep 01, 2014
nice one
Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 8:00pm On Sep 08, 2014
Disney cartoons were great growing up though,they made little boys and girls dream about being princes and princesses.
Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by Nobody: 4:21pm On Nov 11, 2014
Yeah this is a nice topic,a lot of these things are true cuz I grew up with a lot of Disney and I discovered real life wasn't like that at all. ..in fact I had to tear myself away from cartoons all so I could get to reality.@ O.P have u noticed that most grown up Nigerians hate cartoons,especially the guys, they don't want to see it at all, except for the manga lovers. And by the way dyou know the real story of mulan, why it was considered such a terrible parody? I'd like to know
Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by Spydamannn(m): 5:35pm On Nov 11, 2014
Nice one op...wish we could all live happily ever after with no worries
Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by Nobody: 12:25am On Nov 12, 2014
I still love Mulan.

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Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by GuyFawkes: 1:59am On Nov 12, 2014
Krystalxxx:
Yeah this is a nice topic,a lot of these things are true cuz I grew up with a lot of Disney and I discovered real life wasn't like that at all. ..in fact I had to tear myself away from cartoons all so I could get to reality.@ O.P have u noticed that most grown up Nigerians hate cartoons,especially the guys, they don't want to see it at all, except for the manga lovers. And by the way dyou know the real story of mulan, why it was considered such a terrible parody? I'd like to know

Not all Nigerian guys hate cartoons although mangas have been trending in recent years. Growing up in the 90's we were mostly into Disney cartoons, but at the turn of the millenium Pixar and Dreamworks have overshadowed Disney, so much so they had to buy Pixar. Still miss those disney days but I hardly watch any of them now.

I read the Mulan story was way different from the cartoon and it had a sort of tragic ending,that's why they are cartoons anyway didn't expect them to make kids cry their eyes out. You can look it up on the internet its a poem called Ballad of Mulan.
Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by Nobody: 9:15am On Nov 12, 2014
GuyFawkes:


Not all Nigerian guys hate cartoons although mangas have been trending in recent years. Growing up in the 90's we were mostly into Disney cartoons, but at the turn of the millenium Pixar and Dreamworks have overshadowed Disney, so much so they had to buy Pixar. Still miss those disney days but I hardly watch any of them now.

I read the Mulan story was way different from the cartoon and it had a sort of tragic ending,that's why they are cartoons anyway didn't expect them to make kids cry their eyes out. You can look it up on the internet its a poem called Ballad of Mulan.

Alright thanks
Re: Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies by mikolo80: 2:17pm On Nov 12, 2014
teamup:
nice one
Changes Everything but of course you have to. Try getting a guy with no teeth and ratty hair

Rewritten History who made you historical facts police they gootta sell their cartoon, theres a reason its called fiction and entertainment

Looks Matter. They do

Brains Don't Matter. They don’t.look at jonathan and his wife and almost all the politicians. Just wear whit replendetly white agbada and youre golden

People Die. Chibok girls ring a bell

Stalking is Okay. Those are the rules

Sell Your Soul. Job marriage contracts where do I begin.

You Can Change Him. Generally speaking yes ,I mean even I have started dressing corporate to get me some poontang.

Win the Girl.just substitute bb,iphone car house or trip to dubai for the kiss and voila the hhypotheses is confam.

Different is Bad. Tis the nature iof the beast(muslim cchristia,north,south,east west. Its just the way it is

Lying is Okay. I been tellin it like it is and it never got me no pussy

Women are Maids. How can they be anything but?

Men are Princes. Essentially ,within their sphere of influence they are. A mechanic still a king in his home unless he pucciwhipped then in that case he a wuss.

Evil is Obvious. Isn’t it

Happily Ever After. Depends on the foundation of the relationship. So yeah,going by how they put it all on the line for each other in each toon I’d say the love exhibited(as opposed to the kind theorized in the real world)should stand the test of marriage(life imprisonment for all intents and purposes. my 5cents

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