Welcome to Day 23 of the 30 Day Disney Blogging Challenge!
Today I am going to discuss my favourite Disney opening scene. Looking back over the last few challenge questions – which moment makes me laugh, cry, happy, sad, mad and romantic – I wanted to pick an introduction that captures all of them. In just the first 5 minutes of this film, I experience a whole range of emotions that tug deeply at my heart. I think it’s pretty obvious which introductory scene I chose…
CARL & ELLIE’S STORY!
In the beginning, young and awkward Carl meets quirky and animated Ellie who screams ‘Adventure is Out There!’ All of a sudden, we are taken on a musical montage of their entire life together. We watch them get married, build a home together, gaze at the clouds, think about having a baby, lose a baby (this scene makes me ugly cry – it’s also quite a serious thing for a Disney film to show), move past a difficult time, save for Ellie’s adventure, use their savings to make repairs, work through illness/pain, tie multiple colourful ties, dance as an old couple and finally see Ellie pass away leaving a lost, lonely Carl without his other half. It is the most incredible and emotional scene that doesn’t require any dialogue.
I challenge you to watch this scene and not feel a single thing. You will fail I guarantee it!
I love the scene where Ellie and Carl are sitting and reading. All of a sudden they reach out and hold hands. This is something Francis and I do often. I have no doubt our life will play out the same beautiful way (hopefully without the loss of a baby) and we will have a whole host of memories to look back on.
The rest of the film is wonderful, funny and heart-warming. Ellie is always in Carl’s thoughts. He does everything he can to honour her memory and achieve their dreams. I really cannot say too much more about this opening scene. The wonderful world of Disney did it perfectly…
Fun fact: Carl does not speak to Ellie once in this film. Isn’t love incredible? He doesn’t even need to, to know how much he adores her 🙂
What is your favourite Disney opening scene? What makes it so captivating?
This is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I will see you tomorrow!
Peace & Love xoxo