Acts and Movies have impacted our lives since generations. While ancient scripts and acts of Ramayana and Mahabharata continue to inspire and teach us, the modern age have given the artists a new way to share their art so as to inspire as well as impact the young minds of every generation. One such artist was Walt Disney – The Man behind Disney Productions.
Over the years, Disney Movies have come up with some fantastic movies. Some movies were based on the old bedtime stories like Snow white, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, to name a few. Some were original writer works such as Moana, Bolt, Frozen. While all these movies were loaded with some serious action, one thing that make these movies special is that most of the movies had female leads.
The storyline of Disney Movies is pretty common. The lead character has an issue, she has to manage everything alone or journey alone and get something done. On the way, she picks up a few friends, completes her task with the help her friends, returns back to her place and lives happily ever after. Each story, however, tells us a deep and enthralling lesson
Psychological study says that learning through visualization is the best way to learn. It means that what we see makes a permanent impact on our mind. And the most interesting part is that the young minds are gullible to pick new things more quickly from a movie, than an adult. Now, if you are a parent who has been given a choice to choose between an action Movie and a Disney Movie for your toddling son, what will you choose? Would you choose a movie that will imprint action and violence on the young one’s mind or the one that will nourish his mind with love, respect and belief? It seems Disney productions know its audience too well.
Let’s rethink what Disney productions have shown us and continues to show us. It shows us that a woman is, albeit, should be capable to take care of herself. That she needs to be respected. She is not a Damsel in Distress as shown in most of the movies. She can take care of herself
But the question that still remains unanswered is why we are discussing this. The answer is simple. We live in a cruel world, where the rate of crimes against women are increasing. As mentioned earlier, our brain can learn thing faster by visual experience. What we see, we learn and today while there are many action-based violent movies created, it is creating a negative impact on the society as well. Hence, if the same choice was given to me, I would choose to watch a Disney movie with my son or daughter so that my son learns to Respect girls and my daughter learns to be self-reliant.