I admit, I love Disney movies, whether live action or animated (though I do have a special fondness for animated). Some of my very best memories growing up is watching Disney on Sunday nights, waiting for Tinkerbell to appear on the television screen to spread her pixie dust and invite us to join in delightful magic for an hour.Special memories, indeed, so when the advertisements for Frozen started appearing, I knew for certain I wanted to see it. After all, hadn’t I watched every other Disney feature throughout my life? Beauty and the Beast holds a special place in my heart as does Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Tangled. What can I say? I’m a sucker for that happily ever after.
Disney movies have that happily ever after I crave….and so much more. Laughter. A few tears. Toe-tapping, memorable music you find yourself humming whenever you’re not paying attention (who doesn’t know all the words to A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins or Be Our Guest, sung by Lumière and all the dishes in the house in Beauty and the Beast? I admit, I love that sequence!).
Two weeks ago, I finally had the opportunity to watch Frozen….and it was wonderful! Well worth the wait (for it to come out on DVD). Inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, the Snow Queen, the story-line was heart-tugging yet full of hope, the animation was fantastic, and the humor? I found myself—yes, at my age— giggling (which my DH thinks is hilarious). Who didn’t love Olaf the snowman, singing about summer, not realizing that snow melts in the heat or Sven, the reindeer, who reminded me so much of my dog, Schatzie.
The music is still in my head (Let It Go, Love is an Open Door, Do You Want to Build a Snowman) and I find myself singing as I’m doing dishes (or trying to write…yeah, I know….hard to concentrate on the words on the page when melodies are running through your head).
If you haven’t seen Frozen, you should but you might suffer from the same problem I’m now facing…waiting for the next animated feature!
So, what’s your favorite Disney movie?
As always, happy reading (and watching!)