Disney has always used their films to teach valuable lessons to their audience. Offering lessons through their movies and television shows. Sofia the First premiered on Disney Junior running for four seasons. Starting in 2012. The series taught young children the characteristics of the Disney princesses and what it takes to become a hero.
Many know of my enjoyment of ancient mythology to the point where the middle part of my name is a dedication to the Greek Goddess of the night. Nyx was one of the first Gods created in the universe and is the mother of numerous minor gods. She is one of the few goddesses that is feared by Zeus and is part of the cycle between day and night time.
Many fables have found a home within the creative videos of Walt Disney. One that is known throughout generations is the tale of a wooden puppet becoming a real boy. The tale was created into an animated film by Disney but there has been other artistic creation of the tale. Besides being an animated feature, Pinocchio has been a live-action film, animated film, and adapted from novels.
Have you ever watched an anime because you wanted to know more about a character in the show? I watched the first ark of Beyblade after catching a picture of Kai and wanting to know his backstory. The show is based on teams competing in Beyblade battles, which reminds me of a combination between spinning tops and pongs.
Many grew up hearing the tale of Hansel and Gretel and the candy cottage they discover in the woods. The story comes from Germany and was written down by the Brothers’ Grimm. The tale shows how resourceful children can be and what they will do to stay alive. The story also tells how the brothers see witches and stepmothers.
Many consider December to the mark the final big holiday of the season. For some this would be Christmas but those that celebrate the Wheel of the Year celebrate Yule or the Winter Solstice. There are many traditions for this celebration including a tale of battle between the Holly and Oak King to tell tale of how their seasonal battle effects the seasons.
While watching Mat pat’s GT Live channel on YouTube; I discovered a dark fantasy jump scare game called Five Night’s at Freddy’s. The game takes place in a pizzeria like a Chuck E. Chesses. The game focus is to survive five nights as a security guard while avoiding the reanimated puppets. Scott Cavthon created the series and is now a famous indie game creator for the series.
There are many traditions and rituals people use for the preparation of Yule. While celebrating the darkest night of the year, families gather around the hearth lit by the Yule log. Many use the log to signal the end of one year and the beginning of another. Others light the Yule candle to ensure good luck for the coming year.
Twentieth Century Fox was known for trying new versions of media that other companies had already laid claim to. One of these experiments was their take on the princess faerytales by creating Anastasia. The film was based on the historical events of the Russian royal family and the tragic event that claimed many of their lives.
It’s always interesting to learn more about a person’s hobby through their perspective than trying to understand it by yourself. One of Luna’s many hobbies is to participate in live-action role-playing (LARP). Despite it being a visual immersive game, Luna finds ways to be an active participant.