Thursday, April 17, 2014

N is for Nani!

Nani from Lilio and Stitch is one of the most underrated characters in the Disney universe. Seriously.

Nani was well on her way to becoming a professional surfer when their parents died; she gave up everything to be there for Lilo. She always did absolutely everything she could to keep their little family together.

On top of that, she was an amazing big sister to Lilo. Lilo is a very unique little girl. She has her own way of looking at the world and a lot of people find her eccentricities very strange.

It is not uncommon for guardians to encourage kids who are different to act more "normal" so others won't find them weird. It is even more common for older siblings to make fun of younger siblings for their differences. Nani does none of these things. She accepts Lilo just the way she is, without ever suggesting she should change for anyone. For example:

She never tries to stop or change Lilo; she just rolls with it. And that is pretty fantastic if you ask me.

Nani goes through hell trying to keep their family together, but she never gives up. She never lets Lilo think anything that is happening to them is her fault.She just does whatever it takes to take care of both of them; always she is trying to do what is best for Lilo.

And also she isn't an impossibly tiny stick the way most Disney women are, which is pretty cool.

Nani is so fantastic. So freaking fantastic and so under-appreciated as a character. She deserves a lot of love. Love her. Please.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great selection! Lilo and Stitch is one of my favorite Disney movies. I love the quirk. And I'm totally with you...I like the realism of Nani. She isn't overly perfect like most of the Disney heroines. (Even though she isn't the title character, I still think she qualifies as a heroine.) Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie