Modern Mouse Radio #84: Disney Princesses and Female Stereotypes


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This week, Josh and Angie are joined by friends Danelle Rains and Holly Stanton (@TheHollyStanton) to talk about female stereotypes. Danelle and Holly both studied film and film history in college and Holly currently works as a producer so we thought it fitting to bring them in to talk about Disney and the film industry’s feelings on female stereotypes.

Disney has always banked on it’s princess films. Walt put all of his money on the line for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and it paid off financially and promotionally. Later, movies like Cinderella and The Little Mermaid would save the Disney’s animation department from going under completely. Even now, the focus the last few years has been mainly on princesses like Rapunzel, Anna, and Elsa.

However, we delve in deep to see what’s behind these princesses. Are we teaching young girls to wait for that love at first sight moment and to be saved by a prince charming or are we an over protective society? We debate whether Disney has made decisions that will impact society for generations by creating false gender stereotypes. Not only that, but are they moving so far in the opposite direction with films like Frozen which portray love interests as manipulative and focus more on family love?

The crew discusses all that and more on this week’s episode of Modern Mouse Radio!


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