Disney is an integral part of our everyday lives; it’s for all generations, and with new films being released yearly the hype around it is bigger than ever in 2019! For some, the occasional cinema trip just doesn’t satisfy the Disney craving. Once you’ve felt the warming magic of a Disney crescendo it can be hard to go back to everyday life and leave their magical world behind. Luckily, you don’t have to! With plenty of Disney-related ranges that extend far beyond the old shiny princess dresses and Mickey ears, Disney has been reinvigorated into daily life in 2019…
Some Disney Perks
From waking up to the sound of your Disney alarm clock or being all snug into your Disney pillow to get a good night’s sleep, there’s a Disney themed product to get you through the day. It’s not just the Disney Store either – Matalan and Primark both have excellent ranges, and we love EMP’s Disney ranges for something with a little more of a grown up edge.
When the Walt Disney Company first opened its doors in 1923, it was a film house with one main aim: creating cartoons that would entertain and delight. Today however, Disney is so much more. Expanding from filmmaking, Disney opened its first theme park ‘Disney World’ in Orlando Florida, in 1971, and then its shop franchise the ‘Disney Store’ in California, 1987.
And no, having a Disney theme in your living room doesn’t mean surrounding yourself with sweet pastel-coloured princesses. Look at this:
Spice up your interior with Disney themed curtains, printed fabrics, armchairs, sofas, everything! Thanks to the brands huge expansion you can pretty much get a Disney version of anything. Make sure your workplace has some Disney touches by bringing your favourite Disney themed mug to the office. Think of a product you use on a daily basis, and I guarantee there’s a Disney version of it somewhere. You can even get Disney branded coffee and tea; they really have got all the essential bases covered!
My current favourite? The Disney Wisdom range (yes yes, we all know I’m a sucker for a good quote). There’s 12 in the mug set, they’re stackable, and Lumiere’s is top of my list: “you don’t have time to be timid, you must be bold and daring’. £12.50 a mug from the Disney Store.
A touch of Disney for parties and events
Not only can quirky Disney must-haves get you through those dull and boring Mondays, but how about for one-off special occasions too? Any party or event could be made a whole lot more magical with some Disney touches. Birthday cards are a great example — what better way to wish your loved one a happy birthday than with the face of their favourite Disney character? The ‘Disney Faces’ range from UK Greetings, a leading greeting card supplier, recently won the ‘Best Paper Products and Stationery’ prize at the Licensing Awards. The range is simple yet bold, perfectly encapsulating the essence of some beloved Disney characters. These cards provide a perfect way to commemorate a big day, or even a very happy un-birthday!
There is a huge variety of things you can choose to add a bit of Disney magic to your birthday theme. Choose from a wide range of Disney themed balloons, party bags, invitations, and other goodies. Whether you go down the dainty Disney princess route, choose a superhero theme, or create a party around your favourite Pixar film, you can make sure it’s perfect. All you have to do is crank up the Disney music and make sure everyone gets the fancy-dress memo!
Revamped classics to look forward to
For Disney inspiration we don’t necessarily have to turn to old classics. I can’t be the only one who’s genuinely loving the new remakes? I didn’t want to – why mess with perfection?
The craze of reanimating our favourite Disney originals has many of us flocking to the cinema. The remake of The Lion King was a roaring success and Beauty and the Beast was stunning (though I’m not sure I forgive them for replacing Angela Lansbury with Emma Thompson. Just wrong).
Just last week we had a family film night and against my better judgement we watched the new version of Aladdin – Robin Williams’ Genie is hallowed ground in my head, and I just didn’t want to see Will Smith ruin it. But he didn’t! I loved hm all over again. Have you seen it yet?
And there are plenty of live action films to look forward to over the next few years, including:
- Mulan (release date 27th March 2020,
- Cruella (release date 28th May 2021)
- The Little Mermaid (release date TBC)
- The Sword in the Stone (release date TBC)
For the most passionate Disney fanatics out there, there’s plenty to look forward to in the cinematic world of Disney.
Daily Disney tunes
Your mood can be dramatically affected by music. Walt Disney famously said: “There’s a terrific power to music. You can run any of these pictures and they’d be dragging and boring, but the minute you put music behind them, they have life and vitality they don’t get any other way.” So, why not take his advice? Add vitality to your daily routine by compiling an uplifting Disney playlist.
Now, Disney songs are not only enjoyed by film watches, many of our favourite tunes have had chart-topping success. In 2013, Frozen’s epic song ‘Let It Go’ by Idina Menzel, reached number 11 in the UK charts and was loved by all. Elton John’s The Lion King smash hit ‘The Circle of Life’, was another favourite, also reaching number 11. In 2019, Zayn Malik and Zhavia Ward’s version of ‘A Whole New World’ (featured in the live action Aladdin)has been a particular favourite.
Come on – you have a couple of minutes, and you know you want to…
It’s almost impossible for there not to be a Disney song that fits with any mood, regardless if you are a fan of the all-time classics or modern-day Tunes. Start your day with “Heigh-Ho” from Snow White and fall to sleep with the soothing melody of Pinocchio’s ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ — you’ll feel inspired and ready to face the world!
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