The Power of Choice Represented in Disney’s “Mulan”

When Disney princesses and feminism collide…

The Finicky Cynic

(Note: this is an old post from my old blog, and I thought that I would share it with you. Not only is “Mulan” one of my favorite childhood films, but it also brings up interesting topics about female depiction in Disney cartoons. Part 6 of 14)
I think it is common knowledge that Disney=childhood. We are brought up with the classics, including “Snow White,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King,” as well as with Disney Channel shows and merchandise. Most importantly, we are raised on Disneyland, the so-called “Happiest Place on Earth.” I have yet to know someone who has not been to Disneyland before. But because of Disney, we are taught to believe that any dream is possible, that any obstacle is surmountable through perseverance, originality, and audacity. They are not bad aspects (not at all!), but I feel that Disney contradicts itself in some cases, particularly with its…

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