Never too old for Disney

Mandy Latham, Senior Writer

As we have gotten older the stereotype of movies we should watch has changed. The push to watch Disney movies has changed to be a push to watch horror flicks and some can feel shame in watching these childish movies. Well, Disney movies are not in fact childish and should be watched today as a teenager or adult.
The magic of Disney movies are a huge part of our childhood. The kids who sing along to the opening tune or memorize the iconic lines of Disney Villains are still alive in all of us Disney fans today. I love walking by all of the little kids singing Frozen’s “Let it Go” and I get so nostalgic towards my childhood.
Disney movies are uniquely universal. From Snow White’s journey to find happiness to Moana’s fight to save her island, at least one these movies should spark a fire in you and reignite those morals you learned as a child. There is no shame in sitting down to watch your favorite Disney movie for the first or hundredth time.
There is a message to be learned in every Disney story. In Big Hero 6 for example, when Hiro deals with the loss of his brother, it demonstrates how friends and family can help you through the toughest of times. All Disney movies have morals that teach people to see the positivity of life and overcome darkness.
As a teenage girl, I am able to appreciate the characters in more nuanced ways than I could as a child. And maybe the movie that inspired you as a child doesn’t make your heart swell anymore, but it still sends the heartwarming thrill of childhood through you.
Even in the most cold-hearted and pessimistic seniors, movies like “Up” can still awaken happiness and emotion within them. These movies weren’t just made for the kids but for all audiences. As Walt Disney once said, “You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”
When you go to a Disney movie at the theater you see people of all ages, continuing to seek the magic of childhood. After all, what’s wrong with watching these movies to infinity, and beyond?
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” Walt Disney once said. There is no ‘age’ in Disney, nor in imagination; therefore, going to a movie that some may deem ‘childish’ will keep you laughing and dreaming forever.