This delightful video from Architectural Digest lives at the fanciful intersection of architectural design and animated castles from Disney movies. I’m partial to Castle DunBroch from the movie Brave. As historian Meredith Cohen points out in the video, the depiction of the castle contains many inconsistencies (castles weren’t made from stone until the 11th century, while the movie is set in the 10th century, the castle is in active ruin, which generally wasn’t the case while castles were actually being lived in) and so on. Still, I love how the open-air, flawed, shadowy structure lends itself to the movie’s themes. Which Disney castle is your favorite?
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