May 20, 2019
The Disney Me
Ok, I can’t lie. I am a HUGE Disney fan. In fact, it probably is for me a borderline obsession. It began with the first film I ever watched, The 1001 Dalmatians and continued through all the Disneyverse to Moana. I was fixed, every Sunday, for The World of Walt Disney as films like The Apple Dumpling Gang and Herbie Rides Again played on the screen. I don’t think there are many films that I have not seen from Disney, even ones before my time, were ones that I watched with my family as those were generally the only film allowed in my ultra religious upbringing. I am a child born in the 1970’s and still for me my notables in film are ones made long before the twinkle of my making came into view. I watched The Monkey Uncle, The Watcher in the Woods, Candelshoe, and more. I have to say that I really love them despite the fact that its history has not always been that ‘positive’ in terms of appropriation and also racism. But, I can’t help it. Something takes over me when I am strolling through Disneyland, and what comes out of me is just this mystically reformed, totally insane fan, dressed in as much Disney as I can, and I just want to live there.
Larisa Hunter is the President of The Three Little Sisters LLC and author of several books. She is responsible for all the marketing materials, website design and general administration duties.