Excerpts from article http://www.newsweek.com/2010/11/04/girls-gone-mild.html
The poster for the new animated action film, Megamind, features five characters: some are alien, some are men. Oh wait, they are all men except for Roxanne Ritchi (voiced by Tina Fey). She’s a quirky news reporter who has two duties—narrating what the guys do, and getting kidnapped. She’s like a prop that needs to be rescued by Brad Pitt. This got us thinking: where are the strong women in children’s films? For decades, the majority of female characters in cartoons and family films have been mostly stuck behind the macho lead, baring their midriffs and looking like Barbie dolls.
Answer by momslikeme366 at 10:18 AM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on Nov. 10, 2010
Answer by dancinintherain at 6:00 PM on Nov. 10, 2010
Answer by ballewal at 6:14 PM on Nov. 10, 2010
What about Fiona? She's a pretty strong character. And the mother and Dr. from the incredibles. And, the beauty & the beast chick who was wicked smart & didnt take crap..there is plenty...
Should they make a movie about an ugly butch chick who chews dip & fixes cars? Kids like pretty things.They make movies that sell. Don't be upset with the movie industry, be upset with the people who pay to see these movies. They only create what sells. Most girls don't want to identify themselves with ugly butchy characters, at least most don't. Mulan was good, but it was one of Disney's least selling movies unfortunately. Millions of little girls would rather watch The Little mermaid or Sleeping Beauty.
Answer by samurai_chica at 6:18 PM on Nov. 10, 2010
Answer by geminilove at 6:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2010
Answer by pookipoo at 6:48 PM on Nov. 10, 2010