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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The princess evolution from Snow White to Rapunzel in Disney animation
by Garcia, James Randall, M.H., University of Colorado at Denver, 2014, 107; 1556853
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Woodhull, Margaret L.
Commitee: Movshovitz, Howard, Silverman, Gillian
School: University of Colorado at Denver
Department: Humanities
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Film studies
Keywords: Disney, Feminism, Film, Gender, Princesses
Publication Number: 1556853
ISBN: 978-1-303-93237-3
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