My first memory of watching a Disney film was The Jungle Book, taped onto Beta Max (not even VHS) with the ending cut slightly short showing the ending of Grease (the part when Olivia Newton John and John Travolta are in the car going up into the sky). I loved all the 90’s ones, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin however I started to watch Tangled on Netflix but was slightly disturbed by the narcissistic mother and had to stop but when I thought about it all the old Disney films were slightly dark, Dumbo’s Mum was put into confinement for trying to protect him, Bambi was left an orphan however as a child I never realised it, there was me thinking Disney film were all light and fluffy. On a lighter note they still provide excellent entertainment for children.
It’s that time of year when the weather is changing and outdoor fun for the children is wavering. With Bertie at Pre School for three afternoons he returns when it’s getting dark and is really tired from the day, now with a small baby and a husband at work it’s time the DVDs come out. I keep desperately trying to get Bertie to watch something other than Planes or Planes 2 but I haven’t found a winner yet. I’m pleased to have found Tesco are selling Disney films on a buy one get one free offer. I had a quick look and thought I’d get Bertie Pinocchio but I remembered it used to freak me out when he turned into a donkey when he was smoking and drinking with the prospect of never returning home. Bertie gets scared when Peter Rabbit is being chased by Mr McGregor on CBeebies, so I’ll save that one for when he’s older and less likely to be scarred. Frozen is part of the selection, so two for £13 I think it’s a deal not to be missed. This offer ends on the 9th November 2014.