Katie (The R.A. in 5 West) and I posted a new bulletin board in the elevator bay all about the facts of Disney. Did you know that most Disney films – Pocahontas, Frozen, Aladdin and Tarzan- had direct cultural influences that were relevant to that culture? Pochantas can be seen talking to “Mother Tree” that was a central belief in First Nation People’s beliefs. In Hercules, the Greek Gods all portrayed their positions as they were in Greek mythology. Next time you watch a Disney movie take a look at these interesting parallels! I will hopefully be watching Aladdin to watch for the similarities in modern Middle Eastern culture.




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