The article link above was started when the author's daughter asked "where is belle's mommy?"
Belle (except the little extra boob in the pic above) seems to be a very stable girl. She loves to read, she works hard and takes care of her father. she really does try to take the noble route. but as Yakko Warner pointed out "Belle was ok. The part that got to me was when she snuck into the West Wing and started snooping around, blatantly violating the one rule she had been given about where not to go, and when the Beast gets mad, she decides it's ok to break her commitment ("Promise or no promise, I can't stay here another minute"). She was under a lot of stress, though, and she did settle down."
jasmine of the movie aladdin, is whinny and rebellious. running away from the castle instead of marrying a prince. if i'm not mistaken her kingdom depended on the wedding, but hey, who are we to stand in the way of your happiness.
snow white, not only no mother but a evil witch for a step mother who wants her heart. she seems to be missing a few marbles upstairs, but she takes good care of her hospitable dwarf companions. again a stranger's kiss will only awaken her.... what's up with kissing dead girls?
i actually like most every female villain in every movie, especially the disney movies- they are just wickedly cool..... however i don't feel the same about cindy's wicked stepmother. i understand her position: her fugly daughters don't stand a chance at life without her evil doing. but this is not a nice way to treat your dead husband's daughter. Yakko also pointed out that the movie Everafter had an interesting take on the story. i own that movie and would agree. she is a character to embrace and pity and Everafter gives her more of a story and backbone.
lastly i would like to introduce you to the newest disney princess, Giselle.
we watched the movie Enchanted last week and i loved it (ok not the live NY animal population), the songs were fabulous, it was a total spoof on almost all disney princess movies, and had a nice moral to the story. even after just watching it once i was singing the songs for days! i will be buying this one. it was a little over the top for a 2 year old, but she enjoyed it and i will save it for her for later. Giselle, although brought up in fairytale land to believe all fairytale things adjusts her thoughts and feelings once being dropped in Manhattan. her crown is stolen, but her beautiful wedding dress never gets dirty when running through the rain. she is by far my favorite of the group. oh ya... in the end, another dead girl to add to the list of never been kissed.