She is a very adventurous child and wants to discover what is around her, testing her imagination. Alice learns many lessons and values that most young children should learn and use in their own lives. Most of the Disney movies have many valuable lessons that can be related to everyday life.
It was not until 2000 that Disney decided to group Mulan, Belle, and the gang together under the brand Disney Princess. Princess merchandise, dolls, clothing, games, home décor, toy has become a $5.5 billion enterprise and Disney’s second-most-profitable franchise, after Mickey Mouse (Suddath). Disney used to market movies, not characters. Jasmine dolls were on store shelves only when Aladdin was out—either during its initial run or when it was released. That changed in 2000, when a newly hired Disney executive named Andy Mooney went to a Disney on Ice show in Phoenix.
Released in May 2001 and cost a "whopping" 70 million dollars, "Shrek" was made. The computer animated film took three years to make and took over 275 people to work on it and they weren't just artists but new jobs had come into animation like computer animators and software developers. The computer generated images give the film its realistic 3D effect and special software was used to add dimension to cloth and hair. Special tools called shapers were used to achieve facial and body movements and to help determine where the light would fall which added to the realistic effect. Everybody likes a traditional fairytale with a beautiful princess being rescued and swept off her feet and "Snow White" is typical of this.
Cinderella and Her History Many people know the story of Cinderella, as a 90’s child born in America, the first version of Cinderella I heard was Walt Disney’s. You know the story with the mice, the evil stepmother with two daughters, the glass slipper, the prince, and the fairy godmother. Cinderella was always one of my favorite stories growing up, though I did not know Walt Disney was not Cinderella’s true writer. Cinderella is a well known folk tale that has thousands of versions throughout the world. To start with my knowledge, Walt Disney’s Cinderella is a story about magic, true love, and talking animals.
Discovering the World of Princess Disney has been greatly known for Mickey Mouse, but Disney Pictures is also known for their Disney Princesses. From their first production in 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to their most recent production in 2013 Frozen. It's been over 75 years, and Disney is still making princesses films to this day in age. If you could name three princesses out of the top of your head, who would you pick? I would say Snow White, Cinderella, and Ariel are the most known princesses because of all the years they've been playing.
It is amazing the impact this “child’s toy” has had in both the corporate boardroom and the toy room, and not only on children but also adults. Barbie has brought billons in sales to the bottom line of Mattel, and to adults around the world who have made substantial investments in Barbie collections. Interestingly enough, had it not been for the persistence of one woman, Barbie might never have been born. Ruth Handler was born the youngest of ten children and began her career working as a stenographer at Paramount Pictures. Her husband, Elliot was born into a family with four brothers and worked as a light fixture designer before returning to school to get his art degree (Lord 20).
Oswald was then renamed Bugs Bunny! After a ton of hard work and dedication Walt created a company called “Walt Disney Studios.” November 18, 1928 Walt created Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Then on December 21, 1937 he created Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first Disney Princess ever made. This film helped to sky-rocket his business. Walt the made Disney classics such as Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Bambi but this was just the beginning.
How Fairy Tales Affect Future Generations Fairy Tales have been around for many centuries. Most children around the world have heard a fairy tale once or twice in their lives. In the most recent century, Fairy Tales have made their way into Hollywood films, mainly Disney Films. Growing up particularly in the late 1990s, almost every child either watched Disney films at home or while attending preschool. Now that twenty years have come and gone, I would like to see if those children born during that time feel fairy tale lessons are important enough to push down to the next generation.
“Magic flows out of the tricks you don’t see. It is the magician’s way of weaving what is right in front of your eyes with something subtle, something hidden. It is a blending of your expectations of what should happen with a delightful surprise of something far more creative.” (The Hidden Magic of Disney p.5) Is Walt Disney World really what it seems? Cinderella’s castle that glistens in the background, Main Street U.S.A that rolls out the red carpet for the visitors that wander in every day, and Mickey Mouse, who is front and center for all of Disney. Millions of people walk through the main doors every year expecting to see Snow White, Tinkerbell, Donald Duck, and Goofy.
Before Walt Disney ever came up with the idea of Snow White and The Seven dwarfs, the fairy tale was very popular in Germany (history.com). Snow White was originally written for storytelling, by the Brothers’ Grimm. The movie by Walt Disney was actually based off this movie. In 1912 a version of the fairy tale, from Germany, made its way onto Broadway. When Walt Disney was a child he heard the story of Snow White very often (pophistory.com).