Disney is a household name in North America and many other parts of the world. They have had 49 theatrical, animated film releases since they released "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" in 1937. Disney founded their "Disney Princess" brand on their famous princess fairytale films, such as "Snow White", "The Little Mermaid", "Beauty and the Beast", and "Mulan". These "Disnified" versions of classic fairytales and folklore, successfully attract audiences of young girls around the world. Children are immersed in Disney, and there are copious amounts of Disney products available for parents to buy their children. This company has a massive impact on their lives, but is this a positive or negative impact, specifically on young girls? Children, as they are growing and developing, are very vulnerable to the world around them. They learn from what they perceive and are exposed to. Is exposure to Disney detrimental to their self-worth and confidence?
This web project examines Disney's portrayal of women in their animated films, both its pro-feminist and anti-feminist characteristics, if they exist. Here is a taste of what is to come; in this particular music video/compilation, the princesses are singing about dreams and finding true love. (Surely there is more to wish for, than finding a male partner?)