By Diana Orgain
Certainly when the ladykillers scheduled this topic, we had no way of knowing that it was the release week of Disney’s Tangled on DVD. Well, in all fairness, I probably knew. Because I’ve known for weeks and even months. That’s what happens when you’re a mother of a 7 year-old girl, you know these facts.
For some of you – you may not even know what Tangled is…it’s the story of Rapunzel. You knew that, right? Hence the tie-in to Ivory Tower topic – you remember… the girl locked in the tower with the 70ft long blond hair? However, the story of Rapunzel as told through Disney is more or less the same story as Cinderella, which is more or less the same story as Beauty and the Beast, which is more or less the same – oh – you get it. Missing mother, evil step-mother, magical powers, pretty princess, true love’s kiss…
All fairy tales guaranteed to pull at your heart strings – only my daughter won’t let me cry when I watch with her. I’m not sure why this is. I’ve asked several moms and it seems that kids don’t like their parents to be overly emotional at cartoon characters…I can’t imagine why – isn’t that the entire purpose of the show? What am I missing here?