30 Day Disney Challenge: Day Twelve
Day Twelve: Your favorite villain song
“Poor Unfortunate Souls” as sung by the talented Pat Carroll. She has a rich voice and the character was convincingly evil. Years later I also see it as a statement on body issues. You have this large woman, who seems to prefer being large, urging impressionable youth that image was all that mattered in relationships. The message was beauty before personality (not like Ariel had much of one to begin with).
(This was embeddable, but the better version was not.)
In true villain fashion she wasn’t looking to keep a fair trade or make someone happy: she knew it was a path to ultimate power. She used appearance to be the deceiver and dropped the attractive countenance once she got what she wanted. It’s on the inside that counts:
There’s also a bit of a gender fight going on:
And in keeping with the female/evil depictions, I feel I need to add this:
(“Evil Flush” by Ponsho)
This question was tough since are some great songs to choose from. Several years ago I made a CD called “Evil in the Ear of the Beholder” and distributed it amongst my friends. (This may or may not have been illegal.) It included many Disney songs, but a handful of songs from so-called kids’ movies (like Anastasia and Fern Gully). If anyone is interested in the playlist let me know.
Posted on July 23, 2012, in 30 Day Disney Challenge, childhood, movies, totally insane and tagged 30 day disney challenge, body image, disney, evil, feminism, music, ursula, villain, witch. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.