5 Disney movies that will inspire viewers of every age to follow their dreams

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Although these Disney movies are geared toward children, they’ll inspire viewers of any age to follow their dreams.

Disney’s messaging is all about following your dreams, daring to believe your wishes will come true, and discovering your destiny. All you have to do is listen to Pinocchio’s “When You Wish Upon a Star” or Cinderella’s “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” to get those messages loud and clear.

And given Disney’s younger target audience, it makes sense the company’s films would focus on these topics. When you’re a kid, you have so much potential and the sky is the limit. but once you become an adult you have possibly hit some pitfalls that have significantly changed your point of view on how you should live your life. Disney has a noncomplex point of view when it comes to following your dreams – you must follow them – so to adults, who know the process of following one’s dreams is not so black and white, the appeal of Disney might not be there.

But after I revisited some old Disney films and viewed some of the newer films, I was left with the feeling that anything is possible. These films reminded me that I am capable of so much. I should continue to believe in myself and stay motivated.

Disney movies don’t provide a blueprint on how to follow your dreams. They don’t take into consideration that you have bills to pay and bellies that need to be fed. You’re encouraged to have an unbridled belief in yourself, even if it seems like this dream is way out of your reach. That’s the beauty of them, which is why the Disney brand is so magical.

There are movies like Pinocchio or Cinderella where miracles seem to happen too easily. Cinderella sings about her dreams and her Fairy Godmother comes to rescue her. Pinocchio doesn’t do anything the Blue Fairy tells him to do, but since he was selfless and rescued his father from the huge whale he was still allowed to be a real boy. Life is harder than these movies, but there are Disney movies that teach lessons on how to follow your dreams amidst the obstacles.

Here are my top 5 Disney movies that will inspire adults to pursue their dreams.