Disney films are known for having someone who has beauly is good and someone who has ugliness is bad. So it would make sense that the “heroines” are attractive such as Cinderella and many other of the princess, while the villains like the Ugly Step-sisters and others are all unattractive and lose at the end to the attractive girl. So of course young girls would want come out of the movie theater wanting to apply this to only interacting with the “beautiful” or “good” people and staying away from the “ugly” or “bad” people. Parents have put their input in as well as scholars and every day adults have weighed into the issue whether the princesses actions are positive for young girls
Disney has redefined the perception of princesses and introduced ideal ethics through setting movies in different locations, using various ethnic and cultural characters, impacting gender development of children through masculine and feminine characteristics, and instilling more independence amongst the princesses through morals and values. I have zoomed in to the media aspect of this issue. As you may know, Disney Princesses have changed throughout the years. Since Walt Disney’s first movie, Snow White, was published in 1937, there has been a drastic evolution in the portrayal of Disney princesses through their gender roles, stereotypes, and characteristics. I have examined whether or not princesses’ influence on young girls have prompted proper ethics. Disney princesses have experienced a lot of criticism throughout the years. Parents, scholars, and adults in general have constantly bickered over the issue of if princesses are being portrayed as a positive role model for children. Ethics princess’s display through their actions are in fact positive and values that should be instilled in young girls.