That's not something kids should be thinking about
Disney has blessed us with dozens of heart-warming films that we’ve enjoyed generation after generation. They’ve even been able to change with the times as our Disney Princesses have blossomed from the helpless dame to the strong, willful gal we look up to today. However much Disney changes the messages in their movies, not everyone thinks that they’re teaching us things that we need to know about life in the real world. These are life lessons we could have actually used while coming of age.
Don’t be Ariel
I am a fan of Disney princesses but I always consider Ariel to be a bad role model. She is irresponsible and missed a party thrown for her at the beginning of the story. Her father was justified to not trust humans because they eat fish, but she has a massive crush on one. Then she made a deal with Ursula, endangered her whole kingdom. Yet instead of owing up to her mistakes and apologizing she still gets rewarded at the end.
Some defend her and say that human civilization fascinates her and not just Eric, but if this is so, then the focus of the story should have been her love for humanity instead of trying to get Eric. (pinkpugita)
Prince Not-So Charming
A woman’s happily ever after always involves a marriage to a man she barely knows. (xandrenia)
As much as I can’t stand the movie now, after 200+ viewings with my 5 year old daughter, this is exactly why Frozen was so big for Disney. (killingALLTHETIME)
Not so much a bad lesson, but as the father to a son who’s mother passed away, it’s unbelievable how much the parents die in Disney movies. (toobs623)
My mom died less than three months before The Lion King came out. I watched that movie daily when I was trying to deal with it because here also was a character who had a parent die. It actually helped a lot. (Tellenue)