The major objective of this study is to critically engage with the representation of princesses in Walt Disney Studio animated films. Although popular feminist criticism of the last four decades claims that the Disney Studio creates negative portrayals of women in their fairy tales films, a deeper understanding of women's roles can by found through the use of critical analysis and close reading of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Tangled. The work of the Disney Studio animation will be closely examined and discussed while exploring the domestic and feminist issues present within these four specific films. Through analyzing these films, I will demonstrate that these characters have a depth and complexity to them that showcase an evolution that mirrors the changes within American society.
|Advisor:||Woodhull, Margaret L.|
|Commitee:||Movshovitz, Howard, Silverman, Gillian|
|School:||University of Colorado at Denver|
|School Location:||United States -- Colorado|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Womens studies, Film studies|
|Keywords:||Disney, Feminism, Film, Gender, Princesses|
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