The rat in the movie Ben isn’t welcome or accepted by many as he is constantly searching for a place to find acceptance and approval in society. People don’t understand the value of Ben though. Yet the rat that is loved by an abused child and the rat returns his love. The movie captures all of those deep emotions. There is something about the beauty of a boy and his rat that gets people emotional. Sadly society has not valued or accepted the movie Ben as a whole.
Ben was a reflection of Danny Garrison. Ben was his only friend since Danny Garrison was a social outcast who did not have any friends. Now Ben protecting him from bullying inflicted by his own peers. Not to mention heart condition.
The film’s theme song “Ben” is performed by Michael Jackson during the final scene and ending credits. This was also a song mainstream society did not accept despite being a No. 1 pop hit.
Ben is the best song written about a rat in the history of music. No one can sing a song about a rat the way Michael Jackson can and could. Even at such a young age, Michael had such an amazing voice. Michael was a prodigy. Michael Jackson captured deep emotions at a young age where most child singers don’t until they’re adults.
The song Ben is about a rat that is loved by an abused child, which is Michael Jackson, and the rat returns his love. The rat, Ben, isn’t welcome or accepted by many as he is constantly searching for a place to find acceptance and approval. People don’t understand the value of Ben though.
Ben was a reflection of himself. Ben was his only friend since he didn’t get to have a childhood. The song captures all of those deep emotions of a mature singer. That is the beauty of this song. There is something about the beauty of a boy and his rat that gets people emotional. You’ll start to cry whenever you hear this song.
The song Ben was the theme song for the 1972 movie Ben. Michael Jackson wrote the song for the 1972 movie Ben. The movie and single helped Ben become Michael Jackson’s first No. 1 hit which in turn became a pop hit single.
Here is an interesting fact about this song. “You’ve got a friend in me” were the lyrics later used in Randy Newman’s song You’ve Got A Friend In Me that was used in the Toy Story movies series. Randy Newman gave Michael Jackson credit of course.