Disney movies have been a staple of people’s childhood since the middle of the 20th century. Their ability to build expansive fantasy worlds with colourful characters has swayed the emotions of generations. Early Disney movies such as Cinderella and Pinnocio also showed the world how animation can be used to tell fascinating stories. These classics left such a cultural impact that they are talked about to this day and have spawned franchises, tie-ins, and merchandise.
One of the first animated Disney movies that awed the audiences was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney’s take on the old fairytale was critically acclaimed and went on to later spawn a Broadway musical and theme parks. Movies like these are the reason the Walt Disney Company continues to be successful. The company now manages the Walt Disney Animation studios which produce most modern Disney animated films such as Frozen and Zootopia.
Perhaps one of the most well-known films has been The Lion King. This 1994 animated film went on to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time and received accolades for its music. The music was composed by legendary film composer Hans Zimmer, and it catapulted him to new heights and his work became associated with classics. The film follows the story of the young lion Simba and his father, Mufasa. But his uncle, Scar, doesn’t get along well with Simba as he’s dead set on getting the throne. After Scar manages to become the king, Simba goes on a journey to learn more about himself and the world. Coming back to his home with renewed vigour and friends, Simba and friends manage to finally take back his rightful throne from his evil uncle. The film teaches a lot of good values such as self-growth and humility to the young viewers. Life lessons such as these are prevalent in Disney animated films hence imparting important values to its viewers making them very suitable for all ages.