Being a child at heart, I love Disney movies. Actually … all things Disney. I also love lists, so I thought it would be fun to create a series of Disney lists, in the form of ’10 things I’ve learnt from [insert awesome Disney movie here]’. There are a lot in this series, so you can check back to the Disney 10 Things page to click back through the series. Each month I’ll add another one, so be sure to keep coming back for more lists! I’ve made the image pinnable too, in case you want to save these.
Oh Snow White. The original Princess. The first Disney animated movie. The beginning of decades and decades of wonderful films and adoring fans of all ages. It’s really funny seeing movies like this and others of the earliest Disney films. The voices and animations are just so incredibly different. It’s amazing to see just how far the animation film industry and the technology has come since back in 1937.
I know that they have recently enhanced a lot of the older movies like this, and while I’m unsure if it’s been done with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, if you do get the chance to see it as it was originally made, do it. It’s great fun.
Living with 7 other people might not actually be the best thing
At first you think that there’s more of you so you can share the duties…ah, no. It’s all on you, sweetie. Bad. Which leads us to point 2…
Learn to look after yourself from a young age
The dwarfs are most certainly adults. But they can’t even adult. Adulting is hard, we all know that, but Snow comes in, and has to cook, clean and do laundry for men about quadruple her age. Embarrassing!
Never take fruit from old ladies…even if it’s free
Old women in Disney films are evil. It’s nothing on real old women – we love our Grandmas – but just second guess when fruit is handed to you from them anyway … unless you want to end up in a frozen sleep in a glass case. Up to you.
I know the Prince is a Prince, but maybe don’t marry the first guy you lay your eyes on
Good for him for saving you and all, but really. What do you even know about him? I’m surprised Snow’s story didn’t end up more terrifying. Who is this man?
Listen to your conscious.
While Jiminy Cricket isn’t in this film, the Hunstman doesn’t kill Snow White when the Evil Queen tells him to. He has probably killed lots of people before, for both Evil Queen and others, but here it seems he gets a bit of a conscious. Not killing Snow White means a) the story can actually happen, and b) Snow White gets her Happily Ever After.
Don’t let your insecurities make you do something stupid
…like chase after and attempt to kill someone who is supposedly prettier than you. Just, guys, don’t do it.
And on that note, don’t own a magic mirror
They’re just going to tell you things you don’t want to hear anyway. Your heart will become bitter and twisted, making you even less ‘fairest of them all’. It’s a downward spiral, my friends. Avoid it at all costs.
Listen to the advice of your friends
If Snow had listened to the dwarfs and not let anyone in the house, or even talked to strangers, then perhaps the whole sleeping curse drama wouldn’t have happened. Sometimes your friends might not have great advice, but if it seems sound, and like they have good reasons, probably a good idea to take their advice under your wing.
If you’re happy, your happiness and love will show…
…and hopefully turn even the deepest frown upside down (here’s looking at you, Grumpy). Snow White’s happiness and love her new friends makes them happy, even the grumpiest of all of them. Be that kind of person, even to those people you find difficult to connect with.
If you want to start something, do it
Snow White was the first big movie from Walt Disney Productions. Without this movie, perhaps the rest wouldn’t have happened. It was like a gateway movie into the animated world of Disney. If you want to do something, do it. It may be the start of something wonderful.
What have you learnt from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?
Stay tuned next month for 10 things I’ve learnt from the Princess and the Frog!