A series I adore on the blog is this one right here. It means I can talk about one of my favourite things- Disney movies! I created this series in order to show how Disney movies portray such good lessons, as often people highlight other kinds of messages from Disney movies. Today, I want to talk about the incredible new Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out. In case you are unaware of the story, it revolves around Riley, an eleven year old girl who is happy with her parents and her life. In her mind, there are the characters Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear and when Riley and her family move away, these characters are trying to ensure she is still the happy Riley they helped to create, except everything starts to go a bit wrong.
Inside Out is so awesome and a milestone in the animation world because it teaches us that it is normal for us to have these five emotions (among others). We want Riley to be happy but we learn that Joy can't always be what's controlling Riley's emotions. We learn that particularly through Sadness who is always ignored during the film or told she needs to stop doing something. Sadness helps save the day and it shows us that we are all okay when we feel sad sometimes and joyful others.
This glorious film teaches us the importance of being honest. At the end of the film, Riley learns she didn't need to run away from her problems because she could have just told her family. When she does so they completely understand and they work out what to do next. Of course it doesn't have to be family we tell when we have problems- could be a friend or a doctor or a helpline. Riley teaches us that reaching out shows us our options and might even ease our worry. A problem shared is a problem halved.
We are always reminded of family in this film. Of course not everyone has a supportive family like Riley's but we are reminded how important is to appreciate our families (the good ones) and equally those who are awesome around us. I love those kind of messages. Riley and her parents get on so well and we ache for them to have this bond back when it dissipates slightly.
Inside Out is one of my favourite films of all time. I adore it, the characters and the messages it creates.
What Disney's Taught Me #1, #2 and #3!
Joy & Sadness,
The Girl in the Moonlight.
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