I’m just going to start this of with saying…Oh my god, sometimes, I am REALLY ashamed to have the same skin colour as some really stupid people.
I am one of those people who honestly do not give two hoots about the skin colour, or even the hair colour of Ariel. Now I admit if they had changed Belle, I would have disappointed, but that’s mainly because I relate to her in not just her personality, but her looks. However, if the main premise of the character had been the same, I would have still loved her. Then you start thinking, this is what it means to mean to be a POC in Disney.
Let’s be real here, the whole point of Disney “The Little Mermaid” is that Ariel feel excluded, from a certain part of the World. She wants to be able to participate with the same experiences that these mysterious land people do. Then she becomes apart of their World and find she has no voice…Now which group of people does THAT sound like?
Why can’t these people see the irony of telling a black girl, that she can’t be “part of their world”?
What could be more magical that swimming with Dolphins! Well…That’s what I did this weekend and it was definitely magical!
This is something I think everyone should do! The experience is completely surreal, putting your head into the ocean and watching the Dolphins swim just beneath you is something I will never forget. It was like watching a movie and you realise what their world is…and it is their world! Something I have come to really realise!
It was really like being in a Disney film and I actually had a thought while looking at the Dolphins swimming underneath and thinking someone really did there research into the “Little Mermaid” because that is kind of what it felt like. It did make me wonder if they actually based a lot of Ariel on Dolphins. Watching them swim underneath in the ocean and then come up to be with us, almost felt it was the perfect “Part of their World” song.
This week in countries that are in the care of Queen Elizabeth the Second are celebrating the Queens birthday, so this week you may find a certain “theme”…Can you guess what it might be?
Since this week will be full of Queen Blogs, I thought that I would write about some Disney Queens. Also since Queen Elizabeth is a nice Queen and not a nasty one, I decided to Blog about some of the nicer Queens of Disney. Which as you can imagine and if you know your Disney, the “nice” Disney Queens that do feature at all, are not well known. Mainly because they either die right at the beginning or somehow the main character is separated from their mother and father at the beginning.
One of my personal most favourite Queens in Disney. Mother of Simba and Wife of Mufusa, Sarabi is probably one of the most morally strongest, most dignified and has one of the strongest ‘backs’ in Disney and she does it all while walking on four paws! A dedicated mother, wife and Queen who, when her Kingdom is under threat from the tyranny of Scar, she does not falter! It was finally seeing his Mother getting hurt by Scar that kicked Simba into action!
Queen Athena was the wife of King Triton and the mother of Ariel (and her six older sisters). She was the Queen of Atlantica, and beloved by everyone. She was most well-known for her singing talent and her love of music. Unfortunately, she died as a result of a run in with a big pirate ship when Ariel was very young. A statue of her dancing with Triton is a present in his courtyard. Queen Athena mostly physically resembles closely to her daughter, Ariel
THE QUEEN (AND KING) OF ARENDELLE
The Queen of Arendelle is from the new Disney film “Frozen” and is the mother to Elsa and Anna, who tragically died at the beginning of the film. The Queen (and King) of Arendelle spent most of their life and royal duties ‘protecting’ their eldest daughter and heir to the throne, Elsa, from being discovered as having magical powers.
Now the main reason that I am talking about the Queen and King of Arendelle is because of the eerie connections that have been discovered throughout a lot of the Disney films, which are described in the pictures below…It’s quite fascinating!