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Did Disney shape how you see the world?

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Do you prefer to just keep swimming or whistle while you work? If you recognize these phrases, you are likely raised on Disney.

The Little Mermaid first came out 30 years ago and shortly after were released on home video. Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Pocahontas, and the first ...

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These cartoons may seem like harmless entertainment, but some researchers have raised concerns about the underlying lessons in Disney's films.

The most common criticism is the gender, racial and cultural stereotypes.

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Disney's portrayal of women is divided into distinct eras.

  • First came the domestic era, where characters were portrayed as homemakers, often cleaning and in need of rescue by a man, like Snow White or Cinderella.
  • Then came the rebellious, new-age phase of Ariel in The Little...

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  • Disney received criticism over its portrayal of mental illness that is aimed to denigrate or set characters apart. Some psychology researchers warned it could lead to learning prejudicial attitudes among child viewers.
  • The team also warned that the many references to evil in Disney...

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Disney films are rich in behavior such as sharing, helping, and encouraging others. One study showed watching Disney characters help one another inspired children to help their friends.

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Early films used to portray work as horrible and nasty. Disney's response was to 'whistle while you work' as you wait for a prince to rescue you. This is a dangerous view in a modern workplace - if you allow yourself to be exploited and think it will all work out.

More recent Disney f...

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