Disney, one of the most profitable media outlets of our time and our great great grandparents time, produces block busting films geared toward children at an impressive and consistent rate. However, I suspect that some of the people who have worked for Disney and continue to work for Disney would rather produce other kinds of films geared toward more mature audiences.
I now argue that Mary Poppins is a film filled with nihilism:
A true nihilist would believe in nothing, have no loyalties, and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy. – Wikipedia
The “medicine” is that everything is meaningless. The “sugar” that helps the medicine go down is that we can make up whatever we want and it is a valid as everything else.
What is a perfectly good word? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. It does not mean anything but we can use it and have fun with it. This is one of the reasons that I use the phrase, Quiksace Agjke. Of course I can use it. I can ascribe any meaning to it I want and make it popular. It is as valid as anything else.
In the clip below, Mary Poppins explains how she is “Practically perfect in every way”. This is measured by a rather arbitrary measuring tape. BUT it is only as arbitrary and invalid as everything else. She is practically perfect because she is a perfect as perfect can be: an unknown unmeasurable value that is meaningless.
Other examples of supporting my argument include:
- The laughing/crying guy who symbolizes that laughter is the same as morning
- A chimney sweep who sings, “Step in time” “ANY reason ANY rhyme”…”Just step in time”
- The ending where the moral is the father can fly a kite and it is as valid as having a real job.
- The running theme of easy transition between fantasy and reality. What is real and what is not?
In summary, Quiksace Agjke is at least as valid as Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, which is as valid as anything in the Oxford Dictionary.
Also Disney movies include dark subtleties that influence children in a negatively.
Please comment below if you want more detailed proof.