That kind of shyness is totally normal. I do it as well, whenever I am at large parties with people I don't know, I just get super nervous and tense up. I get so quiet that people don't even notice me. There is nothing wrong with being shy, it just takes a little practice. People do hurt us all the times, but just because they're awful people, doesn't mean that should affect you. I would suggest you just practice going into small groups (like 5 or 6 people) at a time and slowly go into large parties with a couple of friends( 3 or 4) so if you really get uncomfortable, you have someone there for you. I totally understand that kind of problem, I had that when I was younger, I'm getting slightly better now but it's still a trouble of mine as well
I personally don't support gay marriage only because I am I guess what you called "Bible Huggers" (I find that term kind of offensive honestly since we're supposed to have a healthy debate). I am a devoted Christian and I know God's word told me that it's wrong. However, I do not bash anyone who is homosexual or degrade them. I think just because they're gay, doesn't give anyone the reason to think that they are any less human. For those who support gay marriage, I respect that as long as you guys respect what I believe in and my views
I honestly don't like most animal sidekicks, some of them are just useless and others are just quite annoying. I really hated Maximus because he acts more like a dog than anything else and it drives me insane. Also, I really really hate the muses in Hercules, I'm not sure why, I just don't think they were necessary and they basically took up all the songs, I really wish Hercules and Megara could have sang a lot more in the film instead of just all Muse
Honestly, I think you are looking too deep into this. Pooh Bear is a bear, therefore he doesn't have any of the moral standards that humans have. If you haven't noticed, bears in the animal kingdom steals, are selfish, a glutton, and breaks in an entering. They just want to survive and find food in whatever ways necessary. Also, keep in mind it's a children's series and film, I don't think breaking and entering affects the plot all that much. So keep in mind he's a bear and you will probably not worry about this as much
My personal favorite of the non-princess movies are Lilo and Stitch and The Emperor's New Groove. If you are counting Pixar, I also really enjoyed Up, Wall-E, and obviously the Toy Story trilogy. Lilo and Stitch is not among the popular classic disney films but I still think it's one of the greatest, I have a lot of feelings for that movie because I relate a lot to Lilo. If you don't think Mulan is princess ( I think she is an honorary princess), Mulan is one of my all time favorites as well
Well I can't say I have read ALL of the original stories but some of the stories are somewhat better than the Disney interpretation. However, I do think that Disney is great not because the plot is fantastic, Disney is great because it puts out an amazing final product. That means that the plot, the characters, the designs, background, animation, and music are all incredibly well done and they all fit together amazingly. That's what makes Disney so great. It's obvious that the original story must have been fantastic or else DIsney would not have picked it in the first place and I agree that some original stories are a lot better than Disney's interpretation of it but like I said, it's not just the plot that makes Disney great
I personally really love Maleficent, eventhough she is not as evil as some characters like Scar and Jafar, but she turns into a dragon and that's really awesome. Scar is also one of my top favorites because he is so evil to the point he is willing to kill his own brother. He actually has a villain song (not many villains do), and that song is so fantastic. he also have a huge army backing him up and successfully took over the world for a period of time
Mulan II... I can't described how much I hated the movie, I watched the sequel when I was 10 and even I know it was bad then. Bambi II was awful too, I personally don't like Bambi to start with but the sequel is ten times worse than the first one.