Disney movies always come with moral lessons that teach us the right and wrong things to do in certain situations. But often, Disney also teaches us historical facts that don’t really exist and idolizes certain emotions or acts that definitely shouldn’t be praised. From completely re-inventing Pocahontas’ story and making us want to see what it’s like to live in a jungle, to romanticising strangers, extreme emotions, obsessions, and other problematic things, these are the 10 lies Disney taught kids growing up.
Did you know that Pocahontas never married John Smith? Or that pirates aren’t funny or charming? Or that very rarely do people experience just two emotions or live happily ever after when they get married? Not to mention that you absolutely can’t grab a balloon string and fly away!