MEET YOUR DDL ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS FOR 2010-Most Likely Categories

JeniLynn Knopp (234 Posts)

JeniLynn was born and raised in South Florida. Being so close to Walt Disney World, she grew up regularly visiting the Mouse and developed a fascination with the creativity of Disney Parks. Noticing that her happiest moments seemed to always take place in Walt Disney World, JeniLynn began trying to recreate the magic of Disney in her everyday life beginning in her pre-teen years. Adulthood, sixteen years of marriage, and three children later, JeniLynn continues to lead a Disney Driven Life and diligently works to pass her love for Disney on to her husband and children. She has blogged for Touring Plans and been a contributing writer for The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and she currently co-hosts Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show; however, her primary focus has always been with the community that has grown around her own site, The Disney Driven Life. Through these venues JeniLynn strives to help other Disney fans stay connected to the brand that has served as a keystone in her family’s life.


MOST LIKELY TO BE A VILLAIN: Matt T.-NDD#92

There is something that has been bothering me for ages now.  Frankly, its the way you people have misjudged a certain character–the villain. Shocked? Don’t be. He’s the fellow who does his best to give you his worst . . . the chap who gives the hero a chance to be brave. Now where would David be without Goliath or Jonah without the whale? How interesting do you think Samson would be without Delilah? Getting the point? ABOUT TIME!

Unfortunately the villain must always lose so the hero can shine. Peter Pan, for example, was made famous because of Capt. Hook. Pan was able-bodied and could fly while Hook was earthbound and had to fight with only one hand, but Peter got all the applause.  Is that fair?

Even in classic fairy tales its the villain who gives suspense to the story. Take away the villain and what have you got? Boredom. Let’s take Snow White for instance. Once upon a time there was a little girl who was adopted by seven kindly dwarfs, and they lived happily ever after. Pretty dull, isn’t it? What this story needs is a villain, and a villain it got (and she went to all lengths– including death–to see this story succeed). The magnificent Malificent is another martyr.  The “brave” prince is unable to face Malificent on his own until he gets help from three old ladies with magic wands. That’s four against one!

The wicked witch from Snow White, Mad Madame Mimm, The Wicked Stepmother, Cruella Deville . . . they are all delightful damsels of doom.  Hades, Jafar, Syndrome . . . every single one is a brilliant brother of beastlyness! On behalf of all villians everywhere I gladly accept this award. And to all you “heroes”: You’re welcome.

*Due to being “taken down” in order to elevate a “hero,” Matt is currently laid up in a hospital with a noisy roommate who prevented his ability to send in an acceptance speech video.  As soon as he heals properly (and is ready once again to fight the “good guys”) he will be submitting his video.  Please revisit this post so that you don’t miss him in action.*

MOST LIKELY TO BE A PIRATE: Marc L.-NDD#40

MOST LIKELY TO BE A FAIRY GODMOTHER: Heather N.-NDM#272

MOST LIKELY TO BE A PRINCE: Chris R.-NDI#18

MOST LIKELY TO BE A PRINCESS: Brianna A.-NDI#47

MOST LIKELY TO BE A HITCHHIKING GHOST: Steven B.-NDI#80

MOST LIKELY TO BE A JUNGLE CRUISE SKIPPER: AmyBeth C.-NDI#77

MOST LIKELY TO BE AN AMERICAN IDOL EXPERIENCE WINNER: Kayla L.-NDI#52

BEST PRESENT DAY WALTER DISNEY: Lou M.-NDD#100

JeniLynn Knopp

JeniLynn was born and raised in South Florida. Being so close to Walt Disney World, she grew up regularly visiting the Mouse and developed a fascination with the creativity of Disney Parks. Noticing that her happiest moments seemed to always take place in Walt Disney World, JeniLynn began trying to recreate the magic of Disney in her everyday life beginning in her pre-teen years. Adulthood, sixteen years of marriage, and three children later, JeniLynn continues to lead a Disney Driven Life and diligently works to pass her love for Disney on to her husband and children. She has blogged for Touring Plans and been a contributing writer for The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and she currently co-hosts Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show; however, her primary focus has always been with the community that has grown around her own site, The Disney Driven Life. Through these venues JeniLynn strives to help other Disney fans stay connected to the brand that has served as a keystone in her family’s life.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.