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to want animated films with strong female characters for DD to watch?

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PeggyCarter Wed 14-Nov-12 13:29:41

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Woozley Sat 17-Nov-12 09:54:46

Did I watch a different Princess & the Frog then, the one where she opens a successful restaurant at the end? When did she give up her career? It's a fantastic film!

crocodilesmiles Mon 19-Nov-12 10:07:24

The Forgotten Toys is also quite nice. The rag doll is voiced by Joanna Lumley.

LeggyBlondeNE Mon 19-Nov-12 12:09:38

"I also think it's easy to project how we as adults view a film and forget that a child might view it differently."

Well part of the reason I feel strongly about this is that my neice became upset at the age of 3 because she wanted to be a knight or ?fireman? when she grew up and only boys could do those things.

She loves Mulan now but still needs more examples of heroic, brave women who aren't just about romance (and that excludes most Disney films, including Mulan really who of course gets engaged in the end).

Also, Tangled is a terrible film for gender - look at all the things she does with her time! Sewing dresses, painting, reading, dancing with inanimate objects. All fine activities but not exactly gender balanced!

JAne and the Dragon, on the other hand, was a brilliant series.

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