Disney has always been a part of my childhood. It never took me long to pounce on my couch with a bowl of popcorn to watch my favourite Disney movies.
I am not the type of person who is in love with every single movie character. I have my favourites. The two characters I absolutely love are–Fairy Godmother from Cinderella and Kovu from The Lion King Part 2. The reason why I like Fairy Godmother is simple. She reminds me of my own grandmother. She’s kind, loving, intelligent and strong. She’s the one who made me believe in magic. When my maternal grandmother passed away, Fairy Godmother was the person I held on to. She’s not just a character. To me, she’s something much, much more than that.
Now let’s come to Kovu. He is strong, caring and doesn’t show his emotions. At first he was mean, aggressive and cold. But I love the way he cared for Kiara (Simba’s daughter) and would do anything to protect her. He went against his own father! It’s not easy to go against your own father– no matter how evil he is. But Kovu proved himself to be a good-hearted, kind and loving lion. My favourite quote by Kovu is– “They can have the world, we’ll create our own.”
My favourite Disney movie is Aladdin. The setting, the background and the plot– everything is so charming! From the grandeur of the parades to the heavenly songs, I am in love with every bit of the movie.
My favourite Disney song is ” A Whole New World” from Aladdin. This song was played when Aladdin took Jasmine on a magic carpet ride. The lyrics are beautiful. The tune is fantastic. Whenever I listen to this song, I melt just a little bit more.
One tiny little thing I would like to add is that I am thirteen years old and I don’t have time to watch Disney movies. People think I am growing up but to be honest, I’m not. ‘Cause whenever I see a pumpkin or a lizard or a mouse, I scream “Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo!”
Roopkatha Majumdar currently studies in the 8th standard in Modern High School for girls, Kolkata. She is a July born and when she’s not studying she’s singing, dancing, reading books, writing stories and poems, learning to click photographs or simply learning new languages.