Spring is my favorite season. Here are 5 Disney movies that mention springtime.
1. Bambi (1942)
This film begins and ends in the spring. As “Little April Shower” is sung, Bambi and the other animals in the forest observe rainfall. The choir sings gentle as raindrops start to fall, and then cymbals crash when there’s lightning.
Drip, drip, drop
Little April shower
What can compare
To your beautiful sound
2. Peter Pan (1953)
Mother’s Day occurs the second Sunday in May. Wendy, Michael, and John are having fun at Neverland with Peter Pan, but eventually need to return home. Wendy sings “Your Mother and Mine” about mothers’ nurturing role. Even Captain Hook and his pirates like this song.
3. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
After Princess Aurora is born, her parents invite the kingdom to the castle. In “The Gifts of Beauty and Song”, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather use their fairy magic. Flora’s gift of beauty declares Aurora to “walk in springtime wherever she goes.” Fauna gives the gift of song, and Merryweather sets a prophecy to reverse Maleficent’s evil spell: if she’d prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel, she’d sleep until receiving true love’s first kiss, and not die.
4. Mary Poppins (1964)
Mary Poppins uses her magic to jump in Bert’s sidewalk artwork with Jane and Michael. In “Jolly Holliday“, Bert compares Mary’s charm to spring’s climate.
When the day is gray and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright
Oh, happiness is bloomin’ all around her
The daffodils are smilin’ at the dove
When Mary holds your hand, you feel so grand
Your heart starts beatin’ like a big brass band
5. Pocahontas (1995)
Throughout the movie, you see the beauty and freshness of Virginia’s colonial land; Pocahontas and Nakoma pick harvested corn, Meeko, Flit, and Percy eat tree berries. Pocahontas tells John Smith to appreciate nature and that we’re all connected in the “Colors of the Wind“.
Which of these Disney spring songs is your favorite? What spring songs do you recommend?