Disney is a world-famous company that has been around for more than ninety years, every year creating new stories so that everyone can enjoy, specifically children. Disney premiered the first Disney princess in 1937 which was: Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937). With the years going by, the company has created countless of Disney princesses stories from “Cinderella” (1950) to “Moana” (2016). In the film Snow White, the queen sends huntsman to kill snow white; however, they decide not to kill snow-white and let her live. After the queen discovers that Snow White was still alive, she disguises herself as an old lady. Creating a poisoned red apple that will put snow white into sleeping death and only a true love kiss could revive her. Afterwards Snow-White bites into the apple and falls into a deep sleep. The dwarfs believing that snow white was dead, build an open grave for Snow White body to rest on. Upon time the Prince comes across Snow White corpse. Suddenly he kisses her, causing her to awaken from her deep sleep. The rest is like any other princess film that has been produced they get married and lived happily ever after. This is affecting young girls psychological mindset in a negative way because its teaching young girls that a magical kiss can resolve problems. There’s many different definitions that can define psychological; however according Disney princesses are for all ages, but their target audience is young children. One of the similarities in all the Princess films is Romanticism. Each film demonstrates romanticism in their own unique way; however, they all include a prince that rescue them from a situation. Young girls are learning at a young age that a man is needed in their life when that shouldn’t be the case. This issue impacts young girls because they are being thought that a man is needed in their life’s. Disney Films are influencing female’s psychological mindset of what a female needs in her life. Making women believe that a man is required to be happy.
It is well known that the Princesses are very feminine since they are based on ancient times, but this does not prevent girls to adopt characteristics that Princesses have. Various stereotypes are represented by several of these princesses. According to the article ” Gender Role Portrayal and the Disney Princesses” by Dawn Elizabeth England & Lara Descartes & Melissa A. Collier-Meek in 2011 states that “feminine characteristics…Submissive- yielding to power or authority, humble and ready obedience. This trait was usually in response to another character’s assertiveness”. Disney characters specific princesses are created weak enough to be influenced and controlled by a person that is more dominant. Creating young girls to becoming easier targets at being submissive because they want to be like a princess; therefore, thy won’t stand up for themselves. After all, it is during infancy when we are most susceptible to adopt certain characteristics that we see around us, either on fiction or not. (Silvia, 1998).