Friday, April 27, 2012

The Evolution of Disney Princesses

I saw the above graphic and totally fell in love with it. I was raised with all of the Disney princesses above (except for Tiana), and my mom can vouch for the fact that my favorites were always Mulan and Pocahontas, with Ariel as a distant third. As a young female, I had been conditioned by society to like Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty, but my preference was always for Mulan. We went to see the movie in theaters, and I fell in love with her on the spot. I still have Mulan VHS tape, Disney-issued Mulan picture book, and Mulan and Chang Barbie dolls. I was an infant when the Pocahontas movie came out, but my mom loved the movie and bought both Pocahontas and the sequel on VHS tape. I actually dressed like Pocahontas for Purim one year. I wonder if these two movies instilled an interest in women's history in me. (Okay, I'm reading too much into that. But still.)

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure the strength of the later characters is in that they *didn't* need rescuing; rather, the rescuing went both ways.