The Evolution Of Female Characters That Popular Culture Has Offered To Girls!
> The Evolution Of Female Characters That Popular Culture Has Offered To Girls!
It's not easy to come by these days!
We wouldn't be wrong if we claim that every book, every movie, or every TV series serves to abolish or to strengthen certain ideologies. Everything is political; even the animated movies for children!
Now we're setting out on a journey starting with the first adaptation of old fairy tales to the latest productions, and we'll see how 'ideal' female characters have changed.
Disney's first animation was Snow White, which we all knew by heart when we were children. It was released in 1937.
Cinderella was another classical princess but at least she was rebel enough to run from home to pursue her dreams. It came out in 1950.
The Little Mermaid! Ariel was the prettiest character. At last, a character-wise and a colorful princess was created. It was 1989.
While Disney was feeding girls with stories of marriage and princesses, a different female character arose on the TV screens: She-Ra! It was 1985.
Then, Disney presented us with yet another princess. Jasmine was a woman of power, a know-it-all princess who could make her own decisions. It was 1992.
At last, a princess who didn't put love at the center of her life and her story: Pocahontas. It was 1995.
Just at that period, the heroine of the girls, our only warrior princess showed up: Xena! It was 1995.
While Disney was thinking about more princesses a legend was born in Japan: Sailor Moon!
Disney, becoming aware of how the world admired and missed strong female characters, took a step forward and decided to make a warrior out of a princess: Mulan! It was 1998.
The Millennium Madness: Powerpuff Girls! Year 2K.
The women of Avatar: Last Airbender series were so strong that they even stole roles from Aang, the main character! It was 2005.
Disney, too, had to give in and they ultimately released the first real rebel to theaters: Rapunzel! The year was 2010.
After Rapunzel's great success, Disney understood that it was meaningless to resist the demand for liberated women and created Merida as if to say, "Now, this is what you wished for." It was in 2012.
And it's 2013! Disney promoted the main female character from princess to queen! Please welcome Queen Elsa!