Sometimes, it seems that way. They’re in the business of making money off children, after all. The problem is that children don’t have any money, so instead it’s the parents that pay. What’s the alternative to supporting the Disney machine? Disappointing your children, something no parent wants to do. In the end, the parents are the real victims.
Of course, that theme is present in almost every Disney film. The death of the main characters’ parents ostensibly allows that character to grow and develop, which is a valuable lesson that Disney should be teaching. But is it necessary to do so at the expense of a parent’s life? Clearly, Disney views mothers and fathers as vehicles for cash, marginalizing their roles in their movies lest they get in the way of the story. A little creative thinking from the writers might have figured out a way to include parents in the plots, but instead they took the easy way out and killed them off. Again, the thinking is obvious: parents are viewed as functional but not necessary. Continue reading – Is Disney Evil? »