Originally Posted 10/9/2014
Sleeping Beauty was released from the Disney Movie Vault yesterday, and that may not be an especially important event in the grand scope of life, but in my house it was marked on a calendar. My wife happens to be one of millions of women across our great nation who grew up on the magical tales spun by the Walt Disney Company, and those memories have blossomed into unabashed fandom occasionally bordering mania. Really though, who am I kidding? It would be dismissive of me, a man who has written stories of English-speaking bears, to ignore my own nostalgia and influence derived from movies I loved as a child. For every grown woman wrapping herself in the warm blanket of Disney princesses, there is a grown man playing with a Star Wars Lightsaber while wearing a Yoda t-shirt. We all have been molded by the fantasies of our youth in some way. So I figured that I would list five movies that were a large part of mine.