First Episode Up

First episode of the Wonderful World of Disney Villains podcast is up on Podbean, Spotify, and Google podcast!

Join me as I talk about Disney villain stereotypes, representation in media, the Disney hero story and lack of the villain story, and why diverse representation matters for those who are often represented in media.

What‘s with all the Cinderella Movies? The Wonderful World of Disney Villains

Welcome back!   Which version of Cinderella is your favorite? Do you think there are too many? Take a listen as I talk about the feminist and anti-feminist Cinderella stories as well as the new Amazon Studios Cinderella (even though it’s not Disney).   Visit the podcast at or DM the podcast on Instagram @wwofdisvillains.  You can find me, Kaytie, on Instagram @disvillainsscholar.   Time Stamps: 00:00 – Intro 01:00 – Feminism 02:08 – Disney 1950 Cinderella summary 05:19 – Cinderella is an anti-feminist story Lisa Nasir After Ever After 2  09:05 – Cinderella is a feminist story Feminist vs feminine  Daily Titan 11:43 – Domestic and family abuse as it pertains to Cinderella’s story Women’s Aid Safe Steps 15:24 – Happiness vs optimism “The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness” by Jill Filipovic Daily Titan The Mary Sue 19:04 – The Mary Sue – the male gaze  20:42 – Cinderella and her agency: does she have a lot of agency? The Mary Sue  24:31 – History of the story Cinderella NPR article 26:13 – Why do we have so many Cinderella movies and stories? List of popular Cinderella movies Why people may love Cinderella stories Mary Sue Pop Crush 32:18 – Disney’s 2015 Cinderella Higher Education Podcast Guest Episode Positive movie reviews – mention of an empowered Cinderella the 2015 Cinderella is even more anti-feminist than the 1950 Cinderella The Mary Sue 42:24 – The Wonderful World of Disney Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1997 Cinderella Most racially diverse Cinderella cast Multi-racial families Cinderella’s feminist mindset Relationships between characters are more developed Fairy Godmother empowering Cinderella / empowered Cinderella dreaming vs doing mindset The crew behind the Disney Cinderella movies vs Whitney Houston and Debra Martin Chase dynamic duo 57:21 – Amazon Studios 2021 Cinderella Initial audience reviews (all 1 out of 5-star ratings) My initial reaction to watching the movie The Mary Sue: first Latina Cinderella and a “diverse” cast marketing Amazon Studios Cinderella and Broadway Cinderella as “better” aka “less romantic” 01:15:21 – Ending
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