I am a self proclaimed fan of disney. as a child it was hard for it not to be of influence, from skipping through my ma's garden singing to the flowers to jumping off our backyard table- umbrella in hand i was sure i was going to float up and out towards the clouds it took over my imagination like a day dream of delusion. but disney shame on you. although i dont want to ruin it for those fellow admirers- disney has a long history of racism, american nationalism, class stucture, stereotypical gender roles, feminine sexuality and inequality. sorry its all there, glossed behind likeable characters, catchy songs, and hilarious gags- ideals and patriotic themes shine. i blame disney for my idealistic romantic views. but although i know im not gonna be whisked away on a flying carpet anytime soon. ill stay nostalgic- there still remains a hint a magic.