Top 10 Most Common Disney Movie Clichés

Many Disney movies has featured many over used cliches.

The Top Ten Most Common Disney Movie Clichés

1 Death of Parents

I wish they stop doing that, no one wants to cry over a sad movie. - CatLeena14

Perhaps the oldest and over used cliche dating back to when Walt Disney's mother died resulting in almost every Disney movie having one or no parents or parents dying in the movie. - egnomac

The exception is Hercules. His parents are gods so they can't die and therefore don't die and is alive the entire movie

2 Musical Numbers

Oh lord I wish they give it a break for while, its good to sing, but not every single time. - CatLeena14

It wouldn't be a Disney movie without characters breaking out into song for no reason. - egnomac

With a few exceptions...

3 Female Characters Having a Ridiculously Unrealistic Body

I have to point out that Snow White had a quite realistic body. However, her head was almost twice as big as would be proportional to the rest of her. There are some extreme cases such as Jasmine and Megara, but this has become less of a issue. It is not really the main problem when it comes to Disney.

Do you know how skinny Meg's waist is?

4 Trusting Strangers

So many characters in Disney movies are too trusting when it comes to strangers which why they end up in the trouble that they get into, for example Snow White biting into the poison apple from the Queen disguised as the old woman dispite warnings by The Dwarfs against strangers, Pinnochio trusting Honest John not once but twice, Tarzan foolishly trusting Clayton and getting his ape family captured. - egnomac

5 Love at First Sight

When Anna fell in love in Frozen, she knew true love was something at first sight. But then Elsa pointed out by telling her she can't marry someone she just met. Elsa is more wiser than Anna.

6 Brutal Death of Main Villain

Have you seen Mortal Kombat? there death is a lot worst then Disney. - CatLeena14

Disney really loves killing off their villians in the most horrific and violent ways possible. - egnomac

7 Everyone Lives Happily Ever After

Yeah life don't live Happily Ever After, if it did, we would all be noting but happy mary and not live in a hard life. - CatLeena14

8 Animal Sidekick
9 Female Characters Needing to Be Rescued

This actually isn't as common as people say. For quite awhile now, Disney has practiced equal opportunity rescuing. It's funny you cited The Little Mermaid, because Ariel saved Eric TWICE in that before he returned the favor. I can also cite Pocahontas saving John Smith, Mulan saving Shang, even Megara saved Hercules when she pushed him out of the way of that falling pillar.

I really hate when people complain about "female characters needing to be rescued," as if a woman can't be strong unless she's a physical god. The fact is, EVERYONE needs help sometimes, whether they're a man or a woman, and complaining about who's doing the rescuing doesn't help anyone.

A Lot of female mostly princess characters end up having to be saved by a guy for example: Ariel in The Little Mermain, Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella only on a few occasions do the girls save the men. - egnomac

10 Movies Being Based on Fairy Tales

Disney's Hercules is based on Greek mythology

The Contenders

11 Changes from the Original Source Material

Changing the source material is common practice in adaptation, it isn't specific to Disney. Practically every studio does it. Laika's Coraline made changes from the book, DreamWorks' Shrek bears a passing resemblance to its book, and Warner Bros.' The Iron Giant barely resembles the book it's based on at all. It's not uncommon, and it's not always a bad thing either.

That said, the way Disney does it could be something worth complaining about. To be frank, there are some stories that Disney just shouldn't adapt. If they had to change so much about Heracles or Tarzan of the Apes or The Hunchback of Notre-Dame in order to comply with their rules, then they shouldn't have adapted those stories at all. I think I might hate Pocahontas most of all, because that was part of our history, and they treated it like it was just another silly fairy tale!

What's next, is Disney going to turn A Song of Ice and Fire into a 90-minute animated musical? Or how about a Disneyfied Berserk, ...more

They do this to make it family friendly. A lot of stuff in the original source material are really inappropriate for kids.

For example in Disney’s Hercules, Hera is his mom. In actual Greek mythology, she is his worst enemy. She wasn’t even his mom! She would try to kill him in every way possible and turn him into a mentally ill guy. If the actual myth was in the movie, it would scare kids.

12 Girly Girl Princesses

Am Girly girl what wrong with that. - CatLeena14

Except for Mulan

I’m fine with Vanellope being a Disney princess in the new Ralph Breaks the Internet film, although she was annoying and whinny in the first film, but she’s okay from the trailers

13 Good Species, Bad Species
14 References to Other Disney Stuff

Disney went too far with this category when Timon tries to sing Be Our Guest in the Lion King remake.

For example, Hercules and Scar from the Lion King

Also, in the Hercules episode "Return of Typhon", Hermes said "Cloud 33" which is a reference to Disneyland's private club "Club 33"

15 Lesson Learned at the End of the Movie

Ariel doesn't really learn anything, she just sorta wants to get something and she gets it.

16 Annoying Comic-Relief
17 Animal Stereotypes
18 Heroes Being Associated with "Light", Villains Being Associated with "Darkness"
19 Heterosexual Main Protagonists
20 Hero is a Baby at the Beginning of the Movie
21 Couples Kiss at the End
22 Good vs Evil

Will that's in every movie and real life, what does the top tens want us to do about that. - CatLeena14

23 Something Happens to Baby in Movie
24 Baby is Adopted
25 Hero Almost Gives Up
26 Everything is Alive And/or Has a Face
27 Surprise Villains
28 Evil Uncle
29 Heroes Want Something
30 Movie Ends When Main Character Turns 18 Years Old
31 Predicting the Future
32 Flying Characters
33 Main Character Grows Up from Baby to Age 16 or 18 Years Old
34 Inanimate Objects Come to Life
35 Royal Family Heritage

The parents are usually king and queens

36 Subliminal Messaging
37 SJW Feminist Propaganda

Disney made Captain Marvel a Disney Princess what and Elsa is the queen of SJWS

38 Once Upon a Time
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