The psychological study of human behavior and states has become the main focus of the two largest animation companies in the world, Pixar and Disney, in the last decade. Pixar, which entered the field with such an approach from the beginning, Disney also took this path from somewhere after the emergence of Pixar, while maintaining its own standards and characteristics. This wave became more serious and clear with the "inside out" animation. Now, with every product released by the company, their audiences are waiting to see what topics these companies have chosen in the field of child rearing to psychologically pathologize. In the latest Disney and Pixar blockbusters, "Enchantment" and "Redness," the issue of negative perfectionism in the family upbringing approach is explored. These two animated narratives deal with the psychological damage caused by the expectation of perfection and perfection from someone, especially the parents, from the child, and of course how to prevent it and provide a solution for the correct and appropriate behavior.
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"Charm" and "blush" have a lot in common that many fans have noticed. Both have the story of a young female protagonist who struggles with the strict expectations of her family during a critical period of adolescence and adolescence. In Mirabel's "Charm," a cheerful, lively fifteen-year-old comes from a Latin patriarchal family where everyone but him has magical powers, and his grandmother can't take it away, so he takes Mirabel hard, doesn't trust him, and actually ignores him. In "Reddening", a thirteen-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl turns red at the beginning of puberty due to the pressures of her always anxious and idealistic mother and the boiling of emotions, which is, of course, the inherited charm of their family; All the females in the family have a red panda inside. But the two heroes' reactions to negative perfectionism and family pressure are different.
Many teenagers yesterday and today can identify with the heroes, and it's good that both studios are working on this Unfortunately, they have a common problem. perfectionism may have positive aspects, and it may work in the traditional context and be fruitful; But in the modern age it is slowly proving that it can easily find a negative and toxic side and has the potential to be addictive. In both families of these stories, perfectionism is an inherited thing that is passed down from mother to children, especially daughters, and this cycle is constantly going on. But in both stories, this cycle is interrupted by a teenager who has stepped into the specific rebellions and sensitivities of adolescence, and here represents the younger generation today. Both the greater perfectionist heroes and the little dictator lovingly invite themselves to fight, and fortunately in this love affair they achieve their goal in an enlightening way for the previous generation. But the major difference between Mirabelly, who has no magical powers, and May, who turns into a red panda, is the way they resolve this tension with their grandparents./h2>
In "Charm", Mirabel is the youngest of three sisters and lives in large families together. It soon becomes clear at the beginning of the story that in the Madrigal magical family, the only person who does not have magical powers is Mirabel, and without this magical power, Mirabel often feels that he does not belong to the family. His grandmother's annoying words also make him more skeptical.
Abuela Alma Madrigal constantly humiliates Mirabel throughout the film, believing that she can not be as helpful as the rest of the family. The Madrigals are on the eve of the rise of Antonio, one of the family's little children, and a special occasion for the night, and when Mirabel proposes home decor, Abuela says it's best to leave it to someone else. In addition, looking at family photos of the family's children, all of whom have a magical photo of themselves in front of Abuela, Mirabel finds that she has no photos of herself with her grandmother. Worst of all, when Mirabel is worried about cracks in the wall of the mansion and Abuela can not see them, he refuses to speak and ignores Mirabel in front of the whole city.
We meet the grandmother. When the movie starts, we see him saying that he is an independent child and he makes his own decisions. But in just a few minutes, he must return to the family temple very quickly from school, because "he has responsibilities anyway." May not only fulfills the responsibilities assigned to her by her mother and does not consider childish and adolescent activities such as socializing with her peers and age to be good, she also has a series of common "behaviors" in imitation of her mother. Of course, this is not the first time that cinema has shown the usual austerity among Asian families, but "reddening" while being original, manages to do it beautifully.
In the film, we see Ming's mother's friends, whose ring of affection gives her so much comfort that she can control the red panda inside, gossiping, deciding in her place and talking. , As far as making a coin in front of a funny boy. Of course not just. Meg treats his wife the same way. Of course, the audience will see later that the reason for his critical and obsessive behavior is his mother, who is even more frightening than Ming. img src="https://bingmag.com/picsbody/2206/20588-3.jpg" alt="BingMag.com Criticism of negative perfectionism in the animations 'Charm' and 'Redness'" loading="lazy">
In "Charm" when the family tension reaches its peak, Mirabel stands in front of his grandmother. But he does it calmly and is more sad than upset. Throughout the story, Mirabel discovers that his witch-possessed sisters and relatives are also feeling the pressure of Abuela's ever-heavy gaze. And they think they can never meet all his expectations. One of the children of the Bruno family, who left the family at all because he did not want to stand in front of his mother.
At the emotional climax of the story, Abuela yells at Mirabel that he is hurting the family. Instead of retaliating, Mirabel maintains control and even risks his life to save the candle. But when things go awry, Mirabel shrugs off because he still thinks it's all his fault.
Fortunately, Abola can finally see that Mirabel may have magical powers. No, but he can do things. Mirabel's words really change him, soften his heart, and make him honest with himself and confess to his family why he became so upset, and he always tried to keep his fears away. Both films show the audience the root of the pressure that each member of the family has felt in their life and find the cure in the same root.
Photo by Mirabel, May is the thirteen-year-old "redhead" the only child in the family, trying to be the good girl the first student her mother expects of her. Is. Of course, the situation gets worse when the hereditary spell opens and he turns into a red panda and has to learn how to control it. His secret is revealed to the mother and father of his friends, and in the midst of finding a solution to this new situation, he reaches a turning point in front of his mother, who wants to go to a pop concert with her friends, but her mother opposes him, proving that he can be a responsible child. he does. "When these people do not trust us in any way, then why should we try at all?"/p>
This moment leads to the first rebellious behavior, and it does not end here. While with her friends away from her mother's eyes, May is making money with her new ability to become a panda, she must also attend a special family ceremony to suppress the panda spell. Ironically, the date of the ceremony becomes one with the date of the concert and he has to choose between the two. His friends go to a concert, and he disrupts everything at the ceremony on the eve of the panda leaving his body, throws himself out of anesthesia, and stands in front of his family as to why they want to kill his panda. May admits his wild and monstrous features that emerge from the red panda of his being (how beautiful the creators decided to choose a lovely fluffy panda to show the dark side of a teenager's character) and, in effect, his mother, who is a giant panda himself. And he has a lot of scars inside him, he fights and fights with him. Fortunately, instead of cursing the child, her mother learns to accept her as she is, and her own relationship with her mother improves. Refers to an earlier period in life. "Reddening" represents the same classic problem of teens distancing themselves from family. The good thing about both films is that young women defend their rights and stand on their own two feet, as well as focus on negative perfectionism and the destructive effects of trying to be "perfect."
Source: cbr >