Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No more Fairytales for Disney

I was completely shocked when I was reading the news this morning on yahoo.com. Apparently Disney is putting a halt on making movies involving fairytales and princesses. Yea, you heard me right. 

Why you ask? The first reason is because they fear movies such as The Princess and The Frog or Tangled are alienating the young boys. This is a plausible concern but the next one, not so much. 

The bigger reason for the change in movies is because apparently statistics show that young girls (ages 5&6) think they are too cool to be princesses and are more worried about how hot they are. Yea…my jaw was on the floor at this point. 

All I could think about is how much I loved the Disney princess movies when I was young. I mean I still enjoy them! Princess Diaries is easily one of my favorite movies ever. When I was a child I went an entire year demanding to be called Ariel and nothing else. I wanted nothing more than to be a princess and be swept off my feet by prince charming. What has happened between then and now? 

As a soon to be mom I am terrified. I do not want my daughter to start worrying about her sexuality until she at least in high school! (Preferably college but I can't be a hypocrite either). 

I know that how you raise your children plays a huge role in a situation like this but if our entertainment industry is going to feed this behavior then really how much can parents do? 

9 comments:

  1. THAT is RIDICULOUS. I grew up with the Disney princess movies and I turned out just fine! Craziness. I hope people say so & they change their mind!

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  2. What is the world coming to?!! Baby Girl is and always will be a princess and I will have Disney movies on whenever she wants them, I know we cant keep our girls in bubbles but I agree with you, thats ridiculous!!

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  3. I really hope that does not happen. I sooo disagree with them thinking little girls think they're too cool or whatever for then. When I worked at Disney I cannot tell you how many times I teared up watching a little girl meet her favorite princess and acting like it was the most amazing moment in the world. I hope my children (whenever they arrive) never have to miss out on that!

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  4. I totally agree! Jon and I were just talking about when our first trip to Disney as a family would be. It's so magical and I can't imagine associating Disney with anything else other than the princesses.

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  5. WHAT????? They shouldn't be worried about how hot they are. So, to feed into that is horrible!

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  6. There will still be Disney, just no Disney princess movies. More action stuff.

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  7. Walt Disney would be so ashamed of his company, or should I say "empire" if he were around today... =/

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  8. What!!?? No way.. I watched The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast the other day.. and I'm 21!!

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