Favorite Live Action Disney Movies

There are a love are Disney movies, and some started out as animated movies. I decided to make a list for those I love.

Cinderella

This is the first live action Disney I remember. Lily James was incredible as Cinderella. I loved how they showed more backstory to both Cinderella and the Prince; and the present.

The Jungle Book

It is hard to describe why I loved this movie so much. The animals look like real animals.

Beauty and the Beast

For starters, you learn more about Belle. As in, you learn more about her mother. Plus, you learn more about The Beast- as in why did he have his anger problem. I also even love the added song, “Evermore”. Among other things. The title song in this movie makes me tear up—–Beauty and the Beast.

Aladdin

Just like B & B, the added song is another song that I love, which is “Speechless”. Still magical- with the genie and the magical carpet.

Unique Families in Storytelling

When we think of family, we think of either biological or adoptive ones. But, what about the other types of families? I am referring to groups of people that feel like family- otherwise known as “found family”- not what we tend to think of. What are some of those?

Rent Family

This is the group of friends found in Rent. Yes, they may be friends but they are close. Mark, Roger, Mimi, Joanne, Maureen, Collins, and Angel have an unique bond. They may have their struggles since part of them are struggling with HIV and then there are the struggles found within love relationships. However, as a family they live in the moment and in love.

The Newsies

A group of brothers that feel like family. Jack Kelly is their leader, who is best friends with Crutchie. They have a cause (the strike) they strongly believe in and don’t give up even though it eventually leaves Jack with some inner conflict. He is willing to call of the strike just to protect his brothers. He shares such an intimate and close bond to Crutchie.

Friends of the ABC

The students in Les Mis are so similar to The Newsies. Both are a group of brothers that feel like family and have a cause they strongly believe in and never give up. Just like the Newsies, they have a leader, who is Enjolras. You see a lot of hope and passion when it comes to them. You even see a time when they are at their most vulnerable- during “Drink with Me”. Unluckily, they lose their lives at the end, but at least they stood up for what they believed in.

Hotel Decualion and Unit 919

I am referring to the “found family” Morrigan Swift found. She found it at both the hotel she lives at and with her unit in the Wundrous Society. Jupiter North, Fenestra, and Frank also stay the hotel. Hawthorne and Cadence are her closest friends in her Unit.

Favorite Fictional Animals

There are many characters I love in stories. Those characters come from operas, musicals, and books. Today, I decided to write a list of some of my favorite animal characters- it will look at various types of storytelling. Even fantasy animals can count- such as dragons. This will only include some of my favorite animals.

The Animals

  1. Fenestra
  2. Ozzie
  3. Mufasa
  4. Simba
  5. Zazu
  6. Rafiki
  7. Nala
  8. Pumba
  9. Timon
  10. Abu
  11. Pan
  12. Festus
  13. Grizabella
  14. Sven

Tragedy- What is it?

Well, there are two ways to define tragedy- first, the actual word, and second, the genre. Those are two totally different things. That is one reason why it can be so easy to misunderstand tragedy in high school, and not give it a chance. That was my mistake back in high school.

Tragedy

When we hear the word, tragedy, we automatically think of catastrophic and heartbreaking events. Such as mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters.

The Genre of Tragedy

Well, the genre is totally different. Just like the word, tragedies are heartbreaking and usually are emotional (pathos). They also are home to hubris (tragic flaw) and catharsis. Catharsis is pretty important for tragedies- without it, tragedies would be pure sad and too depressing. Even comic relief plays a vital role, which didn’t show up until operas and Shakespeare (back in the Ancient Greek tragedies, there was no comic relief).

Disney Princesses I am A Combo of

For many people, we are a combo of one classic and one contemporary Disney princess. Now, let me say who my combo belongs to.

Belle

The most obvious similarity between the two of us are the bookworm side of us. Not only are we both bookworms, but unique as well.

Anna

The two of us share a lot in common. For starters, we are the both the youngest. There is a lot in common when it comes to personality- outgoing, optimistic, and impulsive. We both want to have a stronger relationship with our sisters.