Disney helped shape our childhoods


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Kate Caviezel, Staff Reporter

Disney movies teach some of the most important life lessons. I grew up watching almost every Disney movie and never realized all the hidden concepts until I was a little older. From the classics to newer releases, each movie teaches us something new.

 The classic movie, “The Lion King,” has one of the most iconic quotes. “Hakuna matata,” the words spoken by Timon and Pumba, meaning no worries, are the words that stick out the most. This is a clever way to say relax and go with the flow which is important to remember when life gets challenging.

 According to EduAdvisor, “The Lion King” teaches that you shouldn’t worry about the inevitable and live in the present. If the problem can be solved, there’s no reason to worry. “The Lion King” is a true example of not worrying about the past or the future.

 “Tangled” is another movie with a strong lead character. Rapunzel proves that taking risks is a part of life. She shows that it’s important to be brave and step out of your comfort zone occasionally. This movie tells the story of Rapunzel and her bravery, and in the end she is finally able to find herself and her true love.

 According to EduAdvisor, Rapunzel’s journey in “Tangled” allows her to experience new things and find herself. It’s important to not keep yourself locked away from the world just to play it safe. We must learn to embrace the unknown and to not be afraid to try something new.

 “The Princess and the Frog” is another favorite of mine. Like “Beauty and the Beast,” it teaches to not judge a book by its cover. However, it also teaches how important it is to always work hard. Tiana shows us that she can’t reach her dreams magically, it involves real world hard work, time and patience.

 In the article from EduAdvisor, Tiana knows that hard work is the key to achieving your dreams. The movie gives a realistic outlook on life and how to reach success. When she tried the easy way by agreeing to kiss the frog, she quickly learned the easy way-out backfires.

These life lessons are just a few examples of what Disney teaches us. They may be made for kids, but everyone can learn something from watching each movie.