There is no one word answer to Why Disney Fairytales are so Popular because there are many reasons. Below, we have listed why Disney Classic fairytales have been our families favourites through the years.
The Movies are a part of our childhood. As a child, I grew up on Disney movies and when I had children, so did they. I grew up on Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, 101 Dalmatians and many others. Our children grew up on Aladdin, Toy Story and The Rescuers. Disney Fairytales and movies for me instil “warm fuzzies” and a sense of happiness; a feeling that “everything is alright” and despite the years that pass from childhood to adulthood, I think this a big reason why they hold such a special place in our hearts.
The Songs. Songs in Disney movies make the story come alive because they are catchy and memorable for adults and children alike. Even when we are now grown, we can still sing along to them and know which songs are in which movie! One of my favourite Disney theme songs is in Cinderella; “A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes” and I can still it word for word, even after 40 years! “Hakuna Matata” from the Lion King; “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book and “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio… are just a few.
The Humour: We all love a good laugh and a feel good story and Disney packs these into their stories. Who hasn’t almost fallen off their couch laughing at Disney scenes such as the football match in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”; the Horse antics in “Tangled”; the Genie in :Aladdin”; Scrat in “Ice Age”… just to name a few!
The Villains. Let’s be honest, everyone loves a good bad guy. The villains in Disney movies are fantastic, from their looks, to their antics. Even though they’re bad guys, we love them! Like Madame Madusa in the Rescuers; Cruelle De Vil in 101 Dalmatians; and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Others we love because they are scary like Ursula in “The Little Mermaid” or “Scar” in The Lion King. Villains in Disney Movies are always memorable and add to the fun of the story.
The Storyline. Most of the classic Disney movies are tales of an underdog overcoming immense obstacles and prejudice and doing the right thing on the way to finding love or success or both. We love that! Disney movies have played a role in what we hold as good morals. Ingrained in these movies are messages of kindness, courage, generosity, manners, sharing and love; which impart important lifestyle lessons to children along with entertaining them. Such as never judging someone by their appearance, not listening when someone says you’re not good enough, or never being afraid to face your mistakes. I love them for this reason and even years later these lessons are still relevant and important to be reminded of.
The Animation Genius. I believe no one does animation better than Disney. They are the best at creating animations that come alive with colour, detail and life-like realism. Like the lantern scene in “Tangled”; the underwater scenery magic in Finding Nemo & Finding Dory; and the island scenery in “Moana”.
I could go on and on with any of these but these reasons, and many more, are why Disney fairytales are so popular and timeless. They are classics that we don’t seem to outgrow.
To celebrate our love of Disney Fairytales, we have handcrafted a set of mini Disney Books which are 1:12 scale and are perfect to decorate a fairy door or dollshouse. We also have these same miniature books as fridge magnets so you can enjoy them throughout the day!
These miniature Disney Books are inspired by our favourite Disney animated stories and we give full credit to Disney for these amazing books.
And lastly, for a touch of whimsy, pop over to our ‘Fairytale Earrings‘ post