We are big Harry Potter fans here. We have all the books, the movies, and the behind the scene books.
Potter marathons are common in our household. Sometimes we watch in silence, sometimes we pay extra attention to the background designs or continuation mishaps, and sometimes the movie is on in the background while we re-read the books.
We have noticed a Potter takeover of Disney. For example:
- Helena Ravenclaw, the Grey Lady, gave her voice to Disney’s Princess Merida in the Disney movie Brave.
- Professor Sybill Patricia Trelawney gave her voice to Merida’s mother Queen Elinor in Brave.
- Professor and Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts Rubeus Hagrid gave his voice to bring Lord Dingwall to life in Brave.
- Molly Weasley (née Prewett), pure-blood witch and the matriarch of the Weasley family, gave her voice to the Witch in Brave.
- Headmaster and Professor Severus Snape became Absolem the Caterpillar in the Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” joined by Death Eater and pure-blood witch Bellatrix Lestrange who became the Red Queen.
- Madam Undersecretary Professor Dolores Jane Umbridge turned into fairy Knotgrass in Disney’s “Maleficent” and was as clueless there about children as she was at Hogwarts.
- And in the latest Disney version of Cinderella, Bellatrix returns to assume the role of Fairy Godmother.
I propose a full takeover of all Disney movies and recommend for
- Tarzan to be replaced by Headmaster and Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore as his loud voice is much better than Tarzan’s. I also like to see his swing from tree to tree.
- Ginevra Molly “Ginny” Potter (née Weasley) to doll down Ariel, the Little Mermaid. Ginny can show her that feet aren’t everything and teach her how to fly.
- Tom Marvolo Riddle, later known as Lord Voldemort, to resist evil as Pinocchio. If he refuses, make him a donkey on Pleasure Island!
- Buckbeak, the Hippogriff, to replace the cute but clumsy Dumbo to teach those elephants a much-needed lesson in humility and balance.
- Dobby, the house-elf, to rise from the dead to create some havoc as Aladdin’s Genie.
Do you have any favourite Potter characters? Which Disney character do you think they should take over and improve?