Oh, Disney. One if the most important companies of our childhood. This incredible company rewrote story after story to inspire and enlighten children all over the world. They took gruesome, grim and scary stories and put a happy twist on their endings, promoting a message of hope and the belief that things will work out if you believe in yourself. They spread this message through books, films, games and toys, making their impact in the lives of children and their parents.
I can remember sitting cross-legged on my parents carpet, the first carpet they ever owned together, watching Disney movies on our small, cheap television. The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland and The Aristocats were some of my very favorites. I loved the idea of entering an entirely new place to rediscover yourself, even as a child. And here I am today, halfway across the country from that very carpet, rediscovering everything I thought I was. These characters were more than just movies on a screen for me. They were lessons I would use later in life. Lessons of kindness, lessons of hope and lessons of holding on to the belief that things always get better.
What did these characters mean to you? Can you identify their faces to their film? Let us know in the comments below what kind of memories their faces brought back!