Great female characters in Hollywood’s current animated blockbusters for kids: where are they???

Taken individually, most of Hollywood’s recent offerings for kids have been reasonable quality entertainment. But taken as a group (I’ve been watching them alongside my kids), I’m struck by the lack of female characters in these films. For a while I was thinking “Well, I have only boys, so of course I haven’t been following […]

The Knights of Disney

Here’s an update on my little boys and their reactions to female characters: Nicolas has decided that he’s “Henry the brave knight” (a character of his own invention), so since we’re all about knights at our house these days, my husband got the kids a DVD of The Sword in the Stone, which is the […]

I Blame Disney

Disney was the very first company I ever boycotted. I think I was 10 when the idea came to me. Realizing Disney had never once in all those years produced a story that featured a female hero (heroine, whatever), I decided to avoid spending money on anything from which they might draw a profit. They […]