Overall, I am more of a Disney theme park fan than a Disney film fan. I know this seems strange because what would the parks be without the films, but for me it is more about the experience and complete immersion that you get in the parks. So this month’s topic, Songs From Disney Animated Films, took a bit more thought rather than just having my choices pop right into my head. Well that is besides my Marry song…we all have our favorites 🙂
Kill – “A Smile and A Song” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
I think it’s pretty clear that I’m not a big fan of Snow White. She was the Disney Princess I chose to refurb back in May. While I feel like she needs a good makeover, I would be very happy if this song was no longer in her repertoire. I love all of the cute little animals in this scene and how can you not wan to squeeze that adorable singing bird, but damn her voice is annoying! It’s borderline ear bleeding, it’s so shrill. No thanks!
Refurb – “What Makes the Red Man Red?” from Peter Pan
Yeah…this song is pretty racist and sexist. Well I guess that a lot of Peter Pan is when you look at it. Yes the world was a different place when this film was made over 60 years ago, but that still doesn’t make the song less offensive. I’m not sure if I had a kid that I would want them going around singing lines like “When the first brave married squaw he gave out with a big ugh, when he saw his Mother-in-Law.” I mean, it’s funny but probably not the best thing for kids to hear…well that and all the “Injun” talk.
Marry – “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat!” from The Aristocats
I mean obviously! Who wouldn’t want to be a cat?! I don’t just love this song because the message speaks to me, but it is also from my favorite Disney movie of all time! Scat Cat and the Gang sure know how to put together a great jazz song for Thomas O’Malley, Duchess and the kittens. It is fun and romantic all in one! You just can’t help but smile and dance with this one comes on. Now if we could only get it played in the parks more often, maybe with more characters from the film in a meet & greet???
Now before I get a ton of hate mail and angry comments…yes I am aware that there are some horribly racial and stereotypical aspects to this scene in the movie, but if you remove that and just listen to the song, it’s fun. And really, I love it because I really want to be a cat!
So those are my choices…what about you? What songs from Disney animated films would you Kill, Refurb & Marry?? Make sure to visit This Happy Place Blog, Mouse on the Mind and all of the other great blogs participating in Kill, Refurb, Marry today!