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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Featured Opinion

sleeping beauty or dormant date: disney’s representations of women, men and wickedness

Brianna Doolan

Recently my local cinema ran a Disney Princess film festival. The festival showed some of the Disney Princess classics: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Brave, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and my personal childhood favourite, Sleeping Beauty. At eight dollars a pop,tickets were cheap and the audience members, predominantly young girls, were…
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Friday 31 January 2014

princesses and heroes: a world captivated by a fairy tale dynamic

Katerina Bryant
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When it comes to love, Walt Disney’s films carved a legacy that has become universal; one that often preaches the merits of “true love’s kiss”. But is Walt’s message of kindness and love doing more harm than good? Does it impose gender stereotypes on children, leaving the most vulnerable to soak up this gendered ideology?…
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Wednesday 6 November 2013
News Opinion

disney princessified: artist gives real life inspirational women the disney treatment

Natalie Cavallaro
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Sometimes, for us to really comprehend the ridiculousness of something we’ve been spoon-fed our whole lives, it needs to be picked apart, repackaged and then handed back to us. That’s what artist and cartoonist David Trumble has done with his “Disney Princessified” representations of past and present inspirational women and girls. He’s taken great ladies,…
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Tuesday 24 September 2013
Arts Featured Film TV

feminist disney: a chat with mari rogers

Lou Heinrich
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Pocahontas costumes appropriate racial stereotypes. Humour is a tool of oppression. Often, the only fat people on screen are villains. And Lizzie Maguire is still really fun to watch. Mari Rogers has been running her Feminist Disney blog since 2011, and covers these topics and much more. Through the lens of intersectional feminism, she examines…
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Sunday 12 May 2013
Film News

in brief: backlash against brave star’s disney princess makeover

Cory Zanoni
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  Disney has announced a new Princess: Merida from Pixar’s Brave. They’ve given her a makeover to celebrate the promotion, and many of her fans believe the company has robbed the character of her very being. Their anger has led to a petition with more than 93,000 signatories. When Pixar and Disney released Brave in…
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Friday 15 March 2013

the changing face of disney princesses – now with more agency!

lip magazine
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Disney shaped billions of childhoods around the world. Remember when you were little, and all you wanted to do was dress up in a big pink puff pastry dress and pretend a fairy godmother was coming by to whisk you away in a pumpkin? This, along with sitting around waiting for Prince Charming and “true…
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Friday 12 October 2012
Featured Film

giveaway: geek charming

Courtney Dawson
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In the mood for a Disney teen rom-com? We have some copies of Geek Charming to give away on DVD! From the executive producers of The Muppets, the film stars Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland as Dylan – a spoilt, popular, 16 year old, high school student. Her goal in life is to be named the…
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Monday 5 March 2012

celluloid relapse: aesthetics rears its ugly head in beauty and the beast

Amy Miniter

We, the living, are warned incessantly of the trappings of aesthetics. Hounded from infancy by parents, folklore, teachers and anything vaguely resembling authority, our spawn soon learn to forsake a glamorous exterior in search of an elusive inner core. These warnings whilst omnipresent are neither threat nor intimidation. Found somewhere in the lower end of…
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Wednesday 20 July 2011

film review: tangled

Julia Runci
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Julia Runci reviews Disney’s animated film Tangled – available on DVD.