Disney fairy tales offer nostalgia for adults

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As a child, I remember watching hours of Disney fairy tale movies like “Cinderella” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

During those hours, my imagination would run wild and I would imagine myself attending an extravagant ball like Cinderella.

What makes animated fairy tale movies so popular is that they are somehow able to open up our imaginations and make us believe in a world where good always triumphs over evil and dreams come true.

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The Walt Disney World Company is the master of fairy tale storytelling. Since “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was released in theaters in 1937, numerous animated films have followed, all of which have touched the imaginations of both young and old.

Recently, the company has released several live-action versions of the beloved animated films, including its most recent hit “Cinderella.”

Nowadays, it seems as though many big movie studios are remaking old films.

Instead of choosing to release unique and innovative films, which might not earn a single dollar at the box office, studios are recycling those safe, beloved films, which have earned millions of dollars at the box office.

However, Disney fairy tale movies will never tire on the silver screen.

These live-action films serve as a form of nostalgia for people who grew up watching the animated versions as a child.

Even though many moviegoers have already seen the animated version of “Cinderella,” there’s still interest in watching the live-action version.

The film made $67.9 million its opening weekend in the United States alone, according to Variety Magazine.

While I grew out of watching Disney’s animated films, it’s nice to be able to enjoy a more grown-up translation of the fairy tales I used to love.