Now, I’m not saying Disney+ is the best thing ever.
Not unless they sponsor me 😂
But seriously, having access to it has made it possible to meander down memory lane almost every evening if I want to.
I’ve been able to revisit some of my family classics, those films I know so well that I can almost recite them word perfectly. I’ve been able to explore new animated films that we didn’t have on VHS growing up.
I’ve even been able to discover Disney films that I had never heard of before!
Why is it that we continue coming back to the old classics – Alice Through The Looking Glass, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty?
Is it pure nostalgia? Would it matter if the films were any good, as long as we watched them as children?
I don’t think so.
I believe Disney animated films are so beloved because they are based on fairytales, folk tales – stories and sagas that speak to the very heart of us.
The types of stories that pass down from generation to generation, often changing slightly in the retelling, but still captivating those messages we love to return to: family, belonging, and true love.
It’s these sorts of themes I often try to encapsulate in my books. Even though there’s quite a difference between Hercules and historical romance (maybe not?), I think those core themes of wanting to make sure we feel safe and loved.
So this weekend, if you’re not going to dive into Disney+, I highly recommend you try one of my books!