Not Much Change With Kid Movies

1234 Words Apr 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Not Much Change with Kid Movies

I grew up watching all the Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks animated films from Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Shrek. In high school, a peer of mine named Paul Ray asked me, “Who is your favorite princess?” My response was Mulan and was not shocked, instead he gave me this sarcastic laugh and “I knew it and it’s so obvious that you are a feminist.” Of course, I loved watching all the Disney princesses and I still do watch them to this day. I cannot argue with Paul Ray, because I know very well that I believe in feminism. It bothers me very much how female protagonists are portrayed in animated films, because that is what younger little girls look up to. If one portrays life to be like a Cinderella fairytale, little girls will start to look for their own fairytale and find to be disappointed with the real world. Therefore, both Pixar and Disney need to improve on the feminine view.
In Stefan Babich essay, “The Fall of the Female Protagonist in kids’ Movies” discusses how Pixar released their first film with a female as the protagonist in 2012 and DreamWorks in 2009 (Monsters vs. Aliens). Babich goes more into detail sexism between Pixar and Disney. The author states in his essay that in all the Pixar movies all the protagonists are males. Although, they have had lots of success when up and Toy Story 3 were nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. However, Babich says even though Pixar lacks female…
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