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The Princess Problem: A Critical Analysis of Disney’s Representations of Cultures and Gender in The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, and Moana
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Disney movieshave influenced many children for over eighty years. However, there is an ongoing controversy about how they can stereotypically portraygender roles. In this thesis, I will perform extensive research on world cultures, genders, and Disney’s representations of theseand then redesign Disney’s most recent protagonistsfromFrozen, Moana, Elena of AvalorandThe Princess and the Frogin a way thataccurately representscultures and genders withoutperpetuating stereotypes. This research is crucial because Disney is one of the largest media sources, especially for children, and to perpetuate misrepresentations of cultures and genders substantiatesharmfuland discriminatory viewsofpeople