Have you ever thought about how Disney movies, specifically the animated classics, are traumatic on multiple levels? Bambi disturbed me for months. And Snow White. And Fantasia. Don't even get me started on the bizarreness of Pinocchio. Not only are some of the scenes just plain scary, they are also frequently sob-inducing. Hello, The Lion King? Dumbo? Cried my eyes out.
In additional to scaring and depressing me, they also instilled a preconception of people in general. The evil hunter. The wicked step-mother. The big, bad dog catcher. The greedy butler. So many stereotypes, so many people in the world to fear. They should have a disclaimer on their G rating stating "May cause nightmares and/or extreme prejudice in young children."
But perhaps the most unfair stereotype comes from Cinderella. The cruel, bullying, ugly step-sisters. I wasn't really sure what a "step" was at the time - I was much too young, but I knew I didn't ever want any.
When I hit the ripe old age of 20, I finally acquired two of these dreaded things myself. Thankfully, truth couldn't be farther from fiction.
I think Disney needs a redux.