WDAS Life Lessons has hit the sticky interwar and post-war moments in Disney history – those years when Disney didn’t release full length feature films but rather package films: Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, Fun and Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad.
Out of the six produced, the only one in my mind that has any semblance of a life lesson is Fun and Fancy Free.
This package film has two shorts to its name: Bongo, and Mickey and the Beanstalk.
I’m not actually touching on either of those two films, rather the opening scene with Jiminy Cricket and his song ‘Fun and Fancy Free/I’m A Happy-Go-Lucky Fella.’
It is a simple little song, but it hints at trying to be a little more relaxed and to deal with problems when they arise rather than constantly think there will always be a worry round every corner. It’s easy to say but difficult to do. However, I know I would like to try working on that habit because sometimes you have to enjoy life as it is happening, and deal with each moment as and when it comes along.
In this day and age, trying to find a little bit of carefree time is important for our wellbeing, physically and mentally.
And with that, I’ve nothing else left to say.
If you are familiar with the Package Films, are there any other life lessons you can take away from them?
If you haven’t seen them, are they films you’d be interested in watching?
As always, thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!