Okay, I don't write journals, but this must be addressed. And I'm angry right now, so be prepared for some profanity and rude insults.
Who the fuck thought that it would be a great idea for that EDIT: (I called Vanessa a bad name here, and was just told that it was considered bashing and against the rules. I only thought it was against the rules to bash a member of Mibba, and I apologize.) Vanessa Hudgens to cover (and ruin) Pocahontas' Colors of the Wind?
It was perfect the way it was, classic. It did not need to be redone, much less by someone who doesn't have the vocal range to sing it properly. I feel that my childhood (I love the world of Disney....even more now than when I did as a child) is being insulted, here, by having a beautiful classic song like Colors of the Wind be converted into a bubble gum pop song. It takes away from the message of the song, that people should appreciate nature and practice racial equality. They did not change the lyrics for Hudgens' version, but I still feel that the message has been shattered. People who listen to her version will not be listening to the lyrics; they'll be too busy dancing. Or trying to cut off their ears.
I feel that Disney has been going down the drain since the beginning of the 21st century...the....magic just isn't there anymore. At the age of 15, I can still watch Ariel from The Little Mermaid sing the ending note of Part of Your World and still get goosebumps from it. And if I'm not mistaken, I think they had Ashley Tisdale and Miley Cyrus (don't even get me started on her) redo that song as well?
Like I said, Disney has gone straight to hell.
And there might be some of you who'll say, "Well, duh," And you'd be right. I am sort of late on this issue....but as I've said before, I don't like to write journals. So far I've tolerated the "new" Disney, but once I heard Vanessa whining the lyrics of Colors of the Wind, I couldn't take it anymore.
Am I the only one who misses the magic that you felt at the end of Aladdin, Mulan, Toy Story, The Lion King, Hercules, Snow White, Pocahontas? There were morals in all of these movies. With Aladdin, the lesson (and this is my opinion) was to always be yourself. Aladdin got himself in a lot of trouble when he pretended to be something that he was not, all to win the heart of Jasmine, who didn't even care if he was a "streetrat".
Can anyone tell me the moral of High School Musical, Camp Rock? Or, better yet: can anyone tell me the purpose of it?
And I realize that Disney movies aren't just for morals, of course not. There's the comedy, the music, the fantastic plots. But since the audience is aimed at children, adding a life lesson in every movie couldn't hurt.
I'll admit that there are some new Disney shows I like: Wizards or Waverly Place is decent, and I really like that new show Fish Hooks. But that's it. Don't get me started on Hannah Montana. I could go on and on about how completely idiotic the whole thing is.
I'm writing this journal because I want to know if anyone else out there feels the same as I do. Do you miss the old Disney, from the 90's? Do you feel bad for the little kids that are growing up watching the shit that Disney is spewing today, being deprived of the wonderful movies and shows that we had?