Posts tagged Disney
Posts tagged Disney
Reblog ALL of “Be a Man”
The first eight minutes of Up is the best love story you’ve ever seen.
Kuzco is a Disney princess.
Treasure Planet is vastly underrated.
And Jim Hawkins is a stud.
Sometimes you can be attracted to a cartoon lion. It’s okay.
All hail Spieling Peter.
Fantasmic, World of Color, and Wishes are perfect, and feels, and my cries.
There’s only one Anastasia in the entire Disney film collection and she’s one of the stepsisters, so stop saying Anastasia Romanov is a Disney Princess because she’s not.
Some of us like Disney sequels and TV spinoffs, so don’t judge us.
In regards to Disney Channel now,
Your first response to, “Hey now,” is
Sometimes you just have to quote Disney movies in conversation, and that’s not a bad thing.
We like Walt Disney. He made way for a lot of pretty cool things to happen.
And above all else, remember that it all started with a mouse,
Well, actually, technically it all started with a lucky rabbit, but that’s another story.
All in all, believe in the magic, embrace it, and reblog it. Always reblog it.
I just.. I can’t…. WAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Disney movie posters come to life.
I will never not reblog this.
Walt Disney Animation Studios | Fantasia (1940) » ★★★★
→ “What you’re going to see are the designs and pictures and stories that music inspired in the minds and imaginations of a group of artists.”
“imagine all the people, sharing all the world..” - john lennon
I know very little of this show. I know that Perry is awesome.
Ultimately, there are conflicting messages from the show. The Fireside Girls, while skilled and capable, tend to show up only as a supporting group, like a pit crew for Phineas as a race car driver, or ushers for a five-star restaurant that Phineas and Ferb built in the shape of a platypus. Stacey is level-headed and intelligent, but she is not the type of character that young girls would look up to simply because of how she is presented, while Candace is more a more obvious role model, simply because she is louder and easier to identify with. “Phineas and Ferb” is far from perfect, being occasionally politically incorrect, but I feel that the complex characters and the routine breaking of gender roles are a step forward in children’s television.
But what do yall think?
I think that’s a really shitty paper by a college student.
I don’t know what show that author was watching, but the Fireside Girls are in every episode and they have the same superhero-esque, fantastical abilities as every other character (being able to build roller-coasters and time machines over the course of an afternoon) - maybe even more, because Isabella and the Fireside Girls are often the ones who do most of the heavy lifting. Reducing their role in the plots of the episodes by pointing out two isolated examples is stupid. (By the way, in the episode where they open a restaurant, Phineas and Ferb work as support staff, too. They all always do. So that’s - one example.) The majority of the episodes show all of the kids working together to build the Idea of the Week, then enjoying it all - together.
(Also, what the hell, the article says that “Stacy is sarcastic and down-to-earth and often plays the voice of reason” and “does not pay attention to what others think of her” and…that’s literally it, that’s the only time Stacy shows up. How does that lead to “not the type of character young girls would look up to”? I also can’t find any examples the author gives of how the show is “politically incorrect.” Uh.)
Okay. There are tons of girls on this show. Every single episode shows a girl doing something amazing. Battling dragons, building crazy things, leading a team of army commandos, becoming famous, changing the course of history (literally, this literally happens, like more than once), whatever. More than that, though, the show shows a huge variety of female characters. There are so many different types of girls, just like there are so many different types of boys. This is a show that is about diversity, of every kind, and that’s what makes it awesome.
Candace is a little boy-crazy and obsessed with her boyfriend, yes. But it’s presented as a part of her manic, neurotic personality rather than something that all girls should be. Also? Candace is not presented as a role model. She’s often the craziest character on the show - like, visibly acting obsessive and clearly not logical. She’s an example of how not to act, if she’s anything.
There’s also this episode, “My Fair Goalie,” where Candace finds out that Jeremy is an Anglophile, so she begs her British cousin to teach her how to be a “lady.” So the cousin at first is like, “Candace, that’s ridiculous,” but since Candace is a ridiculous person, she insists. So the cousin (Eliza, because this show delivers with the grown up references) goes over the top and tells Candace to do all these stupid, gender-norm things like wear nice clothes, put your pinky up when you drink tea, keep your posture straight, smile and laugh always - in order to trick Candace into realizing how stupid it all is. And when Candace does all of it and starts to think Jeremy actually likes the new her better, she gets angry and realizes that yes, yes it is stupid. And it is awesome.
But there’s also Isabella, terrifyingly competent. There’s Vanessa, who dresses like a goth and is a uncomfortably realistic sixteen-year-old (if you want to know what I was like when I was 16, um. Never mind) and who has an absolutely heartwarming back-and-forth with her dad. There’s Charlene, Vanessa’s mom and Doofenschmirtz’s ex-wife, who divorced him because they didn’t have anything in common, who pays him spousal support because she’s very rich and he doesn’t have any marketable skills (!!). There’s Linda, Phineas, Ferb and Candace’s mom, who was a pop star in the 80s. There’s Candace’s other friend Jenny, who’s a hippie. Stacy, incredibly long-suffering (but who goes on adventures too and is the most brilliant straight “man” ever!). There’s Suzy, Jeremy’s (Candace’s boyfriend) little sister who is an evil genius. There’s the special episode where they go to a different dimension and Candace is like a cartoon version of Sarah Connor (literally, like she leads a rebellion and knows kung-fu and is super bad ass). I mean, seriously.
It keeps going, though, I mean the diversity on this show is just insane. Baljeet, who is Indian, and just the most precious thing ever, and - and Ferb is adopted from Britain, and Stacy who has family from Japan and Isabella’s family is Jewish-Mexican and Doofenschmirtz is a divorced, single dad and Major Monogram’s son wants to fight evil to be like his dad and UGH! There’s just so many varieties and flavors of people, and every single one is creative and positive and sends a very clear message to kids: whoever you are and wherever you come from and whatever you love to do is wonderful. Everyone works together and likes each other (even the bully, Beaufort, only bullies because he’s “bored” and he and his target, Baljeet, have this adorable love/hate relationship where Baljeet gives as good as he gets - and it’s worth mentioning that even when Candace is being super ridiculous and mean to her brothers, they never get angry in return, but consistently offer to include her in whatever they’re doing) and yeah, so I have feelings about this show, but it is seriously the most positive, inclusive cartoon that I have ever seen, and one of the best things on TV, I think.
I have two little siblings (11 and 7) and they’re addicted to this show, and the other day my sister (11) said to me, “I’m going to do what Isabella does: just do lots of crazy, impossible things just ‘cuz I feel like it.” I almost fucking cried.
And I didn’t even mention Perry. (!!!!!)
I swear, this is the last rambly post from fandomsandfeminism that I’ll do. Uh, today. No promises.
This is some AWESOME commentary. :)