Can simple makeup and costumery bring out the evil intentions in a person?
Looking back at a childhood where the worlds of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" were as natural to me as the one I actually lived in, I can't think of any time where I wanted to be the villain.
I grew up in an ultra-pro-Disney household. My father has worked at Disneyland for more than three decades, and is responsible for keeping Walt's original vision intact while ensuring the technology is current on rides like it's a small world and the Enchanted Tiki Room.
So needless to say, VHS copies of the films, television shows and cartoons abounded in our house — and I knew and loved them all.
But beyond loving the fabulous costumery and artifice of villains like Maleficent, the horned witch from "Sleeping Beauty," or gaping at the extravagently conspicuous consumption of Cruella de Vil of "101 Dalmations," I don't recall ever relating to the baddies like some of my friends did.