Disney Princess Essays

  • Disney Princess Stereotypes

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    “When I grow up I want be a princess.” Almost every little girl 's dream was to grow up and live the life of the princesses we saw in movies. It was not until I actually started to analyze the movies that I realized that I do not want to be the princess I see on the screen. For so long I fell in love with the idea that I will one day find a man who will take care of me. I also pushed myself to fit the image of a “perfect princess”. By this I mean, I was obsessed with becoming a size 0, wearing dresses

  • Disney Princess Film Analysis

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    Girl Be a Princess?: Disney’s Biased Color Symbolism in Their Princess Movies If we believe Cinderella than “[e]very girl can be a princess” (Grady and Panzer). Actually, we have nothing more to do than “close [our] eyes and see” and then with a tip of the magic wand, we will be gone from “just [us] to royalty” (Grady and Panzer). But is it really this easy? For many young girls the Disney princesses serve as idols. Nevertheless, not for every girl it is possible to identify with a princess. In this

  • The Importance Of Gender Characterotypes In Disney Princess Films

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    Literature Review This study will examine princess films and decide whether color of the princesses has an effect on the portrayal of gender role of each character. By using a content analysis, this research will identify the difference in each princess with respect to their color. To study the gender portrayal in the Disney princess films is important to analyze due to the reach of Disney movies among the children (Setoodeh & Yabroff, 2007, pp. 66–67) . These movies are molding the ideas of gender

  • Disney Princess Influence Young Girls

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    How does Disney Princess influence young girls? Disney princesses were Created by Andy Mooney, a worker of the Disney Consumer Products, in the late 1990s, it features a line-up of fictional female heroines. Since 1937, Walt Disney Studios has been creating fairytale movies that total fifty feature films. Many of these films, the most classic, are based in ancient stories featuring villains, princes and princesses. As society has changed in the seventy-three years Disney has been making movies

  • Disney Princess Effect Essay

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    The Disney Princess Effect and the media world has been linked to self-objectification, and the growing increase of sexualization of young girls. In this article, “Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Effect”, Stephanie Hanes makes an argument that the Disney Princess Effect is causing little girls to want to look skinny and wear makeup. Not only the Disney princesses have an influence on young girls but so does the media. Hanes main claim is that the media world is exposing unwanted material

  • Post-Princess Models Of Gender: The New Man In Disney

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    Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and many other Disney movies all have one thing in common, they feature a female lead who need a male figure to save them. However, things started to change after the release of Mulan 1988. It changed from only having those female leads who always needed to rely on someone, to females who were able to show off their more masculine side. In the article “Post-Princess Models of Gender: The New Man in Pixar/Disney,” Ken Gillam and Shannon R. Wooden explored the idea

  • Disney Princess Effects

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    Kassem Mohmmad AL Annan Comm200 Tahani nassar   Feminism Abstract The Disney princess effects on young girls What are the effects of exposure to Disney princess- related media on gender stereotyping, body image, pro-social behavior and aggression in early childhood? Throughout the last few years there has been a philosophical discussion on how Disney princesses has a negative impact on classifies a voice to achieve women’s liberation by elimination the oppression of women in society, when it comes

  • Disney Princess Movies

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    not. The debate is not whether or not children are being affected by Disney films, but rather to do an analysis on the extent these movies affect young children. While exploring these aspects, researchers present different stances in their articles: effects on young women versus men, a teacher and parents’ role, and whether or not Disney is trying to reverse these effects.

  • Disney Princess Chart Analysis

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    For example, Cinderella was made a Princess, Tiana (from Princess and the Frog) was also made a Princess. It took Ariel three days to prove to her father that the Prince loved her, while it took two days for Tiana to fall in love with the Prince. Regardless of the fact that Tiana’s dreams were completely different from

  • Princess Culture Analysis

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    girls’ lives, and this new trend is princesses. Both the articles, “The Princess Paradox”, by James Poniewozik and , “Cinderella and Princess culture” by Peggy Orenstein elaborate on the issue of princesses in today’s society. In Princess culture, Orenstein talks about how much cinderella and princess them goods: movies, toys, and dresses, hinder the growth of young girls and almost sees no good in them. Poniewozik in Princess Paradox, takes a different approach than Orenstein and talks about how

  • Cinderella And Princess Culture Summary

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    has brought up the discussion of princess culture - dressing up, waiting for prince charming, the importance of beauty. Both “The Princess Paradox” and “Cinderella and Princess Culture” examine how companies such as Disney are responsible for girls falling into princess culture and influencing them. However, there are distinct parallels between Orenstein and Poniewozik on how they perceive the effects of cinematic influence. Orenstein insinuates that Disney’s princess culture bears a negative impact

  • Disney Heroines

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    five heroines of Disney films progressed with time but having always a happy ending after following their own dreams and fighting for them against everyone. This study displays the perception into the Disney princess films in conformity to the feministic ideologies that Disney would track. It started off with Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty. These films have parallel traits to how the heroines are portrayed. They are mutually a typical 20th century housewife in America. The Disney corporation presents

  • Gender Norms In Modern Society

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    their lives. Exposure to various types of media during their formative years instruct children on how they should look, feel, and behave. Consequently, adult women strive to emulate the fantasies they were exposed to through the Disney Princess films they were raised on. Disney Princesses offer a mold for what a successful woman looks like in terms of size, color, and physical sexuality. In modern society, countless marginalized groups are seeking equal representation in the media to accurately reflect

  • Gender Roles In Disney

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    Disney is internationally known for its extravagant fairy tales containing romances amongsts princes and princesses. These stories are meant to poke fun at the idea of a damsel in distress awaiting her hero. Although, these tales possess ideals that are intended to come across as playful, there may be an underlying dig towards the female gender. A child’s most critical years of learning stem throughout the first five years of life (1). These first five years are when children begin to understand

  • The Little Mermaid Character Analysis

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    Little Mermaid is a fairytale character which countless children have enjoyed encountering throughout the nearly two centuries that she has existed. In the time between The Little Mermaid 's conception and the present, this tale about a young sea-princess longing for a life out of the ocean has been adapted into multiple stories, plays, musicals, and films; yet, with each adaptation comes a different set of artistic liberties taken by the creators which meld the mermaid into a form which vastly contrasts

  • Fairy Tales Stereotypes

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    A kiss from her true love could bring a beautiful princess back to life. A scullery maid aided by a tad of magic could attend a lavish ball and meet the man of her dreams. A mermaid could magically grow a pair of legs, so that she could be with her human lover. These ‘once upon a time’ stories for young children with the ‘happily ever after’ ending were the perfect getaway to a fantasy world. However, in the 17th and 18th century, not all was perfect. Fairy tales were horrific - illustrating gory

  • Character Analysis Of Finding Nemo

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    “When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” This is a quote that I personally live by. Pixar’s fifth feature film, Finding Nemo was released in theatres on May 30, 2003 and is one of the highest-grossing animated films to ever be created. Ranking number 9 on the list from the year 1980-present, Finding Nemo is definitely a fan favourite. The film was inspired by the director and co-writer, Andrew Stanton’s overprotective nature. As a relatively new father during the

  • Little Miss Sunshine: The Negative Effects Of Child Beauty Pageants

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    This semester, we studied about “Little Miss Sunshine”, and in this movie, child beauty contest is one of the main topics. In Japan, child beauty contests are not so common. Of course there are many beauty contests for example, “Miss Universe”, “Miss Japan” and so on, but these are for over 18 years old, not for children. It is thought that child beauty contest have negative effect to children. The winner of beauty contest is very thin and do make up really well, so many children do hard to become

  • Essay On Royal Monarchy

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    Many young children dream of becoming a prince or princess. They play dress up and watch movies for hours, dreaming of the day that their fantasy becomes reality. It may seem far-fetched, but a select lucky few will eventually live their childhood fantasy by marrying into the British royal monarchy. But is it really worth it? As the Duchess of York stated while conversing with a friend, “No woman ever leaves the House of Windsor with her head”(Brown 393). Considering that most of the effects of marrying

  • The Importance Of Storytelling In Literature

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    Storytelling has been a way of the world for centuries. The oral expression was the only way of preserving stories before reading and writing came into advent. It is an oral documentation of culture and beliefs. It was also one of the primary sources of entertainment and literary instruction. People used to gather around the storyteller, who used to tell stories of heroic events or important events happening at the time. Since man had to rely on his memory for everything, storytelling helped people