What can be learned from Disney movies?

What can be learned from Disney movies?

This week, we asked our readers: What can be learned from Disney movies? Here are our favourite answers

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Disney films can be educational as well as entertaining.
Photo: Walt Disney Motion Pictures

Say it again!

We can learn a lot from Disney movies, such as new words and sentence patterns. But most of all, if we pay attention to the dialogue, there will be some really inspirational quotes. Here are some examples:

“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki from the Lion King

“No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella from Cinderella.

And much more ... see if you can find out!

Arzoo, 15, Tak Nga Secondary School


I can’t let it go

Hmmm ... well, as far as I can tell, it only teaches kids to sing songs like Let It Go and buy Disney products. Irritating, yes. But this only shows how big an influence Disney has on today’s children. And anyway, some of the songs and products are creative – they actually make me want to sing or buy the merchandise myself. Hey, I’m a little kid at heart!

Hillary Lo, 11, Sha Tin College


What piece of clothing best describes you?


Hopping along

I’ve learned not to give up my dream. Judy Hopps had always wanted to become the first rabbit police officer despite her small size and low status. Yet, she never gave up and worked hard. Finally, she achieved her goal!

Chelsea Wan, 12, Heep Yunn School


The beauty of it all

Most movies have stories which send an important message to the viewers and help inspire them. Take Beauty and the Beast, for example. It shows that you can’t judge a person by his appearance. You can have life lessons if you watch a Disney movie.

Liu Tin Lok, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School


The only way is up

There’s definitely one thing that can be learned from Disney movies: Anything is possible! So don’t be afraid to break the rules sometimes. For example, in Ratatouille, Gusteau says: “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” Or as Timothy Rat says: “The very things that held you down will carry you up and up and up!”

Karina Chan, 12, Sha Tin College


First thought in the morning


In the swim

“When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” That’s what Disney has taught us.

Rahman Fahd,15 PLK Ngan Po Ling College


Sing your heart out!

Disney movies have taught us that fairytales are never that straight forward. Also, they have taught us that it is okay to break out into a song once in a while, depending on how we feel!

Belinda Ng, 16, South Island School


English villians in American movies

I’ve learned that if someone has an English accent, there is a 99 per cent chance that they are the main villain of a Disney film.

Joey Jepps, 17, German Swiss International School


What would you do with two pairs of arms?


Women can be incredible, too

The Incredibles has taught us that women can save the world, too! And more importantly, NO CAPES!

Joy Lee, 14, South Island School


Reel lessons

Remember the scene in Pocahontas where the British colonisers and Native Americans sing about how the other group are savages, and how they will wage war against each other? There is hatred and misunderstanding, which mirrors the conflicts that are happening today. Let’s build the greatest wall with a fat door in the middle! Oops ... who said Disney movies were for children only?

Ernest Leung Lok-hang, 16, La Salle College


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This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Reel lessons

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