Tag Archives: beauty and the beast

The Single Parent Disney Tear Jerker Technique:

5 Dec

Yesterday I realized while watching “The Little Mermaid” (What you got a problem with that?) that Ariel’s mom was deceased. Then two seconds later I realized that many more Disney stories are centered around the child of a single parent. With the missing parent usually dead.

Here are the films I could think of off the top of my head that fit the Single Parent Disney Tear Jerker Technique:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Pinocchio-Gepetto isn’t married, so there.
Dumbo
Bambi
Cinderella
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Finding Nemo
Ratatouille

If you think of more than let me know. But it does seem a little odd and very manipulative of Disney doesn’t it?

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Is it me or…

9 Dec

is Beast from any film or TV adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” fuglier as a human than as a beast?

Let’s take a look at the beasts vs. their human counterparts:

Maybe it’s just me. But these guys either turn extra beastly as men or extra girly. Poor, Beauty.

P.S. Who the hell names their kid “Beauty”??

Fin.