ERIC Number: EJ674320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Images of Couples and Families in Disney Feature-Length Animated Films.
Tanner, Litsa Renee; Haddock, Shelley A.; Zimmerman, Toni Schindler; Lund, Lori K.
American Journal of Family Therapy, v31 n5 p355-73 Oct-Dec 2003
Examines themes about couples and families portrayed in 26 Disney animated classics and recent movies. Four overarching themes were identified: family relationships are a strong priority; families are diverse, but the diversity is often simplified; fathers are elevated, while mothers are marginalized; and couple relationships are created by "love at first sight" and are often characterized by gender-based power differentials. (Contains 20 references and 1 table.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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