The other role that females take is the evil, jealous, vindictive woman who wants revenge, evident with Cruella De Vil and the ‘evil step mothers’ which are shown in many of the Disney films. Bravery is only achieved by men or becoming a man such as in Mulan. How is this a healthy message for Disney’s target, the younger audience? PROJECTOR: “as they continue to find new audiences in each upcoming generation, it seems reasonable to assume that these films have more than simply a nostalgic appeal: they must in some way, still hold relevance in modern audience” Davis 19 (Quote) Presenter: Yet people argue that Disney films are only fairy tales and are not even based on reality. However they do target young children, in which they form views from their surroundings as they are growing up.
Dayane Sanchez CLT 3370-04 October 10th, 2013 Essay # 1 Disney’s Hercules vs. Mythological Heracles Disney is renowned for its adaptation of tragic stories into whimsical fairy tales. As the audience for the tales differ, so do the stories. It’s depiction of Heracles is no exception, as a story of murder, betrayal, and tragedy turns into a tale about one’s worth and place in the world. While we may find the same characters portrayed in Greek mythology, many times their roles are changed or intertwined with that of others. This, however, doesn’t keep us from learning about the basic struggles of the hero and where they take him.
‘In The Bloody Chamber, childhood fairytales become the stuff of adult nightmares.’ With close reference to at least two stories from the collection, say how far you agree with this comment. Angela Carter’s decision to subvert the classic fairytale genre with twisted parodies of the original was shocking to readers at the time, and her stories certainly reveal more sinister and perverse depths of these fairytales – depths which the original authors surely did not intend on existing with their target audience of children in mind. Fairy tales are typically very non- realistic with phrases such as ‘Once upon a time’ - immediately implying a fantasy era and setting, being their famous opening lines. As with fairytales, nightmares are of course always fiction. They can be seen to be the predictor of future events and to say something about your life.
What is “The Smurfette Principle?” Pollitt explains it as, “a group of male buddies will be accented by a lone female, stereotypically defined” (545). In “The Smurfette Principle,” Pollitt argues that media directed towards children hurts them by stereotyping girls as inferior characters, which she ties together with strong, effective logos and pathos to support and give her ethos credibility. The logos are strong supports to the ethos by giving several familiar examples in children’s movies, shows, and books where the female has an inferior role to the male’s role. Pollitt describes more on “The Smurfette Principle” by saying: In the worst cartoons—the ones that blend seamlessly into the animated cereal commercials—the female is usually a little-sister type, a bunny in a pink dress and hair ribbons who tags along with the adventurous bears and badgers. But the Smurfette principle rules the more carefully made shows too (545).
Using his great but imperfect magic, he transforms Hal, the nerdy redheaded cameraman for the local television station. However, Hal quickly discovers that do revenge against a world that looked down on him is much more fun than doing good. Megamind is a master of disguises who in his funniest image becomes a parody of Marlon Brando in “Superman.” By the time Megamind is proclaiming, “You know I’m big, I’m bad,” Megamind’ heroism, and Roxanne’s love appear as existent
This paper will discuss the stereotypes of the princesses, princes and villains in Walt Disney Movies. As we grow up and look back at the Disney movies that we loved so dearly, we slowly begin to see things that we did not see as children. We start asking ourselves if there is a perfect man to make life “happy ever after.” Are flawless hair, skin and body the key to getting the man of my dreams? Do I need to be a damsel in distress for my prince to save me? These questions begin to linger in the backs of our minds and leave an unconscious impression on how we see ourselves.
These ideals created by the media might not be necessarily appropriate. Alcohol manufacturers use a variety of unscrupulous techniques to advertise alcoholic beverages to children. Perhaps the worst example is Anheuser-Busch Co., the world's largest brewer, which uses child-enticing cartoon images of frogs, dogs, penguins and lizards in ads for Budweiser beer. These Budweiser cartoon characters are hugely popular with children, just like Joe Camel ads. A KidCom Marketing study once found these Budweiser cartoon character ads were American children's favorite ads.
In addition, teenage characters are often shown to be sex crazed, uncivilized and tend to be lumped into two groups, popular or unpopular. Even though the film industry is more sensitive to issues of culture,gender, and race, there are so many children's movies and cartoons being made that still perpetuate many common misconceptions about groups of people. Because children have a limited experience of the world, they are more vulnerable to being influenced by media stereotypes. Even animated movies have their fair share of stereotyping. For example, the very common and over used Disney heroines are always curvaceous with the same attractive features, regardless of race, and rarely take any physical risks.
However they know for this one day, they can go against these things in the “spirit” of Halloween without being confused or without contradicting their parents. These contradictions include but are not limited to such things as creatures/monsters are not real. This of course is the most popular one because most of us think of Halloween as a time to dress up and go get candy. Most of our costumes are scary, creatures and figures which are not real except in the world of fiction, such as movies, television, and our imaginations. Another contradiction is children should not speak to strangers.
The main things to consider about a character would be their: appearance, behaviour, reaction to events, and their voice. Applying these main points to a horror character in particular (I’m using Jigsaw as an example here) the appearance would have to be completely normal. Exactly as me or you would look like in real life. The only difference in horror could be that they may cover up their ‘normal’ face using a mask or something similar. Jigsaw uses a mask, however he is shown many times in the film without it, making his messed up methods and trails of thought even more disturbing and memorable to the