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Disney Films Should or Should Not be Shown To Children

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Disney Films Should or Should Not be Shown To Children

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Disney films are not for childrenWe were a generation that grew up with the Disney films. The Lion King, Snow White, Mulan, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and we could recall more of these famous stories without a second of hesitation. We enjoyed them, loved them, and most of us repeated our favourites like we could never grow tired of them. We loved their adventures, the world Disney films created for us. We adored the romance between the hero and the heroine and they were popular subjects to talk among friends. Yet despite all the fun Disney films brought us, hidden messages embedded in the films also came along at the same time.

The greater young children loved the Disney films, the more influence the hidden messages the films have on us. While young children enjoy the courage of the little mermaid to give up her voice, her comfort and her family to marry the prince, they also accepted the idea that love is above everything. This was certainly a bad influence on girls because this was not how real society worked. Parents did not realize, the seed of conflict were embedded in their childrens mind just for watching a cartoon.

We need to choose more careful than that.

Some people say Disney films convey positive messages to young children, too. The sense of family, responsibility, and courage as in The Lion King, Mulan, or The Incredibles was communicated through the films. Indeed, and if there were no positive messages in these films, there would not be any arguments in the first place. However, by overlooking the negative impacts as covered by positive messages, they can influence a childs life forever.

Considering the images Disney films created in their production. Heroes were muscular, handsome, and tall in size. Heroines were skinny, beautiful, and generally some were sexy. Anyone with an image of short, overweight was either villain or someone being laughed at. Girls that were overweight, or have large nose, small eyes...