The Shift of Power, Privilege, and Authority in Disney Heroes and Villains

In growing up and watching all the classic Disney animated movies (not including Pixar) I was and still am an absolute fan girl of Disney characters, particularly Princess Jasmine and the magic carpet from Aladdin. [**Side note: I just watched the new Aladdin movie and am blown away with the strong female leadership and empowerment … Continue reading The Shift of Power, Privilege, and Authority in Disney Heroes and Villains

It’s All About Perspective Part 2: What if Disney Heroes were actually Disney Villains in Disguise?

This is part 2 of a 2 part blog post. In part 1 I looked at the definition of media stereotypes and examined media stereotypes in relation to Disney animated villains. In part 2 I want to have some fun and take a look at what it would be like if the Disney heroes we … Continue reading It’s All About Perspective Part 2: What if Disney Heroes were actually Disney Villains in Disguise?

It’s All About Perspective Part 1: Disney Villain Stereotypes

This is part 1 of a two part blog post. In this post I'll be exploring the definition of media stereotypes and how they relate to Disney animated villains. In part 2 I'll change up the audience perspective by looking at what Disney heroes would be like as villains and what Disney villains would be … Continue reading It’s All About Perspective Part 1: Disney Villain Stereotypes

What Defines a Disney Villain from your Average Villain?

This is something I've asked in every single Disney themed diversity workshop I've facilitated. What separates a villain like the Joker or Voldemort from a Disney villain like Captain Hook, Ursula, or Mother Gothel? This usually stumps people but slowly answers and ideas start to pop up around the room. "They wear lots of black""They … Continue reading What Defines a Disney Villain from your Average Villain?