Movies like The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Fantasia, and The Black Cauldron are dark and push the envelope, which I like.
Do you think that Disney is all about traditional sweet fairly tales?
What Girls Said 9
Most fairy tales were meant to warn kids and we made them cute and romantic. Look at Little Red Riding Hood, that was a story to warn girls to watch out for strange men because they will take you. Ring around the rosy was a song about the plague. I may be dark but I like the original fairy tales better.1
I love Disney mostly the dark movies!!1
Not all Disney movies are sweet. Disney has a dark side!!1
i love a beautiful sweet fairy tale disney movie with a happy ending but not all are...1
Disney is diverse. Happy stories to dark nightmares1
What's a "farily tale", and what is sweet about dead parents?1
What Guys Said 6
No the original Walt Disney was an antisemite who supported Hitler.1
Nope, Disney has produced some dark movies1
Yes and no. Depends on the movie1
I don't think Walt would have approved of "scannable bracelets" and "pride day" or whatever it was called... basically Anti-Family values.1
Success in life basically comes down to preparation plus a bit of luck. This is certainly a profound truth on its own for men to absorb. Luck is a major factor in success, no matter what the American Dream might say to us. But there are much more significant messages about gender roles and gender relations hiding beneath the Cinderella story, ones men should understand as well as if not better than women.
A woman’s sex appeal is magic. To get to the ball, Cinderella is endowed by her fairy godmother—i. e. by magic—with all the exterior trappings, allure, and clothing needed to catch the attentions of the prince. In Disney’s film the fairy godmother is a fat old babuschka, implying the wisdom of older women is what transforms Cinderella. But the magic that makes Cinderella into a beautiful princess is not wisdom or fairy dust. It’s a metaphor for something far more powerful and primal: the magic of a young woman reaching adulthood and the peak of her sexual attractiveness, at age 18-25.
As all men know, this attractiveness is godlike in its potency. In the Cinderella story, the magic is powerful enough to arrest the prince’s mind at first sight; powerful enough to make him search his entire realm to find her. In the real world, sexual attractiveness has brought down governments, as well as inspired most modern music. Cinderella’s stepmother and stepsisters (all significantly older than her) cannot achieve it despite all the artifice of poise and finely-tailored clothing (and, perhaps, three years in a Gender Studies degree).
A woman’s sex appeal is magic that runs out
This is the most important part of the story: the magic that transforms Cinderella is strictly limited by time. At midnight, Cinderella is returned to rags. In real life, around age 30, women’s physical attractiveness tanks. In both cases, the magic is gone, forever.
Women don’t realize the magic is running out until it’s too late
Cinderella is too swept up in the prince’s eyes and the glamour of the ball to notice the passing of time. Consequently she is caught out by the clock chiming midnight and has to flee for home, panicking at the loss of her glamours.
Women—especially when feminism dishonestly presents natural childbearing as practical or possible past forty—also don’t hear the clock chiming midnight. They, too, are too swept up in a different diversion: typically, riding the cock carousel through their most fertile years.0
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