"My fiance recently broke off our engagement, We were planning a Disney Wedding. I had a disney princess dress, the invitations, even my ring was from the disney princess collection. Now, I’m afraid to watch any disney princess movie ever again. because I was living my Happily Ever After, and it got taken away form me."
“Wreck-It-Ralph has been my run away movie of the year. It wasn’t anything like the viedo games, the cute jokes or anything like that. It’s because when Vanellope is getting her cart taken apart and Ralph runs in and scares the other racers off, it reminded me of my friends from elementary school who did that for me when I was a kid.”
‘One of my favorite movies is The Hunchback of Notre Dame. For my voice class last year, I sang Out There for my final, in front of an audience. My voice teacher and an actor in a production held at the McCallum Theater both strongly urged me to not let this go, and to keep pursuing music. Because of that class, I have so much more confidence now to major in music and one day, hopefully, fulfill a dream of mine to become both the speaking and singing voice of a character in a Disney movie.’
‘I am so sick of people bashing Disney because a “happily ever after” isn’t realistic. Movies are escapism; In fact, that’s the whole point of cartoons; they allow the impossible to unfold on screen. If your child grows up with a warped perspective on relationships it’ll be because you’re a bad parent, not because they like the princess movies. Take some responsibility and allow Disney to be an entertainment company, they’re not there to substitute for lazy parenting.’
‘Pink Elephants On Parade scared me as a child. I was so traumatized that I blocked it out for years but recently a friend showed it to me, not knowing how I felt, and I started crying and it came flooding back. It bothers me because Dumbo was a really great Disney movie. That scene was so unnecessary.’
‘The Brave audio commentary disappointed me and made me lose respect for everyone involved. First because Brenda Chapman should have been a part of it, secondly because Elinor wasn’t referred by name at all, despite being the second main character. She was the “mum”. For a movie that’s supposedly forward in its representation of female characters and their relationships, it left a bitter taste in my mouth.’
‘My family visited Paris just one year after The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released. I was completely mesmerized by the likeness of the real Notre Dame and spent the rest of the trip talking about it and how beautiful the artwork in the movie was. That was the time I decided to become an artist, so I could make such beautiful things someday and marvel someone the same way.’