Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses
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A look into how Disney tried to reinvent the typical Disney Princess in their 2012 film, Brave.
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From Snow White to Brave: the evolution of the Action Princess

From Snow White to Brave: the evolution of the Action Princess | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Jaclyn Friedman: A new type of heroine is hitting our screens. It's progress, but does a girl always have to be a princess to get the starring role?
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Extremely interesting article regarding the evolution of the Disney/Action princess. Must read!

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Disney Princess Merida makeover: A 7-year-old's verdict on the 'Brave' heroine - Christian Science Monitor

Disney Princess Merida makeover: A 7-year-old's verdict on the 'Brave' heroine - Christian Science Monitor | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor
Disney Princess Merida makeover: A 7-year-old's verdict on the 'Brave' heroine
Christian Science Monitor
The Disney makeover. On the left, Merida from "Brave" — disheveled and normally-proportioned.
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Brave goes where every Disney film has gone before

Brave goes where every Disney film has gone before | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
I’m an unabashed fan of mahou shojou as a genre in anime, but in American animation the trope of the oppressed girl who takes control of her own destiny has been done to death: Ariel: follows her heart for true...
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Otaku-Kun believes that Brave is just another Disney Princess movie

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Why Does Merida in Brave Have to Have Red Hair?

Why Does Merida in Brave Have to Have Red Hair? | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
In the season finale of Girls, Hannah and her ex-boyfriend Elijah gossip about a former classmate of theirs who has HPV. “That girl wears floral capris like her hymen’s still intact, but she’s such a slut in such a big way,” Hannah says.
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An interesting look into the stereotype of 'fiery red heads' and whether Merida's hair is a character in itself 

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Princess Mérida

Princess Mérida | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
[Source] "If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?" Princess Mérida[src] Princess...
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Interesting trivia!

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Disney, gender equality and the bold move made by Brave - Think Christian

Disney, gender equality and the bold move made by Brave - Think Christian | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Merida finds an identity that rightly eschews sexist tradition, yet without denying her femininity.
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‘Brave’s Merida, and Why We Need to Stop Equating Gender Performance and Sexual Orientation

‘Brave’s Merida, and Why We Need to Stop Equating Gender Performance and Sexual Orientation | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
When I like to look for gay subtext in cultural artifacts, I tend to look for actual sexualized interactions between characters, rather than equating whether or not someone conforms to gender stereotypes with their potential sexual orientation as...
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BRAVE Director Mark Andrews and Producer Katherine Sarafian Interview | Collider

BRAVE Director Mark Andrews and Producer Katherine Sarafian Interview | Collider | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Brave interview with director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian. An interview with Brave's director and producer and the film.
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The Brave Director and Producer discuss why they chose certain aspects of the film.

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How Pixar Made Merida's Hair Misbehave

How Pixar Made Merida's Hair Misbehave | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Merida’s Brave red hair took Pixar more than six months to create — how long does it take you to do YOUR hair?
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How Pixar emphasises Merdida's defiance through her hair

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Pixar’s ‘Brave’: How the Character Merida Was Developed

Pixar’s ‘Brave’: How the Character Merida Was Developed | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Merida, the protagonist of Pixar’s “Brave,” is the studio’s first leading heroine, a Scottish princess who had several incarnations on her way to the screen.
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How Merida was created - very interesting!

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In 'Brave,' A Pixar Princess At Odds With Her Place : NPR

In 'Brave,' A Pixar Princess At Odds With Her Place : NPR | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Pixar tries to solve its female-heroine problem with a movie about Merida, a rebellious princess who, to her mother's dismay, craves freedom from all men.
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A look at the protagonist of Brave

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Magical Disney Princess Aprons, For After Your Happily Ever After - FOODBEAST

Magical Disney Princess Aprons, For After Your Happily Ever After - FOODBEAST | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
FOODBEASTMagical Disney Princess Aprons, For After Your Happily Ever AfterFOODBEASTYou're a princess now. You're empowered, liberated. You can use your hubby's plastic to buy yourself a Disney-inspired princess apron.
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Main character in 'Brave' fits trend toward realistic female heroines | Deseret News

Main character in 'Brave' fits trend toward realistic female heroines | Deseret News | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it

Main character in 'Brave' fits trend toward realistic female heroines

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Not So Brave Disney - IGN

Not So Brave Disney - IGN | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Yahoo! Movies (blog) Not So Brave Disney IGN This isn't a righteous screed on how the Disney Princesses are terrible role models for young girls – quite enough has been written on that subject down the years – and I'm not sure I could contribute...
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Meet the Royals

Its amazing to see how far the Disney princesses have come in this hilarious juxtaposition between Snow White and Merida. The dainty and sweet verses the bol...
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See past the terrible accents!

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Merida's hair in 'Brave' is an animation sensation

Merida's hair in 'Brave' is an animation sensation | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
It took six Pixar research engineers and artists more than three years to bring the princess' fiery curly locks to life onscreen.
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Merida | Brave Characters | Official Disney Pixar Site UK

Merida | Brave Characters | Official Disney Pixar Site UK | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Find out about Merida from the new Disney Pixar film Brave. The passionate and fiery Merida is the voice of Kelly McDonald. Get character bios, pictures & more!
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Feminism, Beyond and Within: A Review of Brave | Gender Focus – A Canadian Feminist Blog

Feminism, Beyond and Within: A Review of Brave | Gender Focus – A Canadian Feminist Blog | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Brave, while possessing its kick-ass princess moments, is not simply about a princess. It’s about relationships, the central one being a mother-daughter relationship.
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Brave one step closer to film gender equality

Chet Greason, Popcornucopia: Visually stunning film is delightful, despite lack of redeemable male roles
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Dear Pixar, We Get It. 'Brave' Is About a Girl

Dear Pixar, We Get It. 'Brave' Is About a Girl | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
By making gender the main problem of Brave's heroine, Pixar undercuts its first female protagonist.
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A Comparison of Merida and Rapunzel - The Animation Anomaly

A Comparison of Merida and Rapunzel - The Animation Anomaly | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
A comparison of Merida and Rapunzel, two recent Disney princesses,
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Is Pixar's 'Brave' Just Another Disney Princess Movie? - Forbes

Is Pixar's 'Brave' Just Another Disney Princess Movie? - Forbes | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Princess Merida appears more interested in bows than in boys. I've been singing Brave's praises now for quite a while. With the release of each new teaser, the movie looks increasingly brilliant.
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One fan's view on whether Brave is just another 'princess' movie

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The Real Snow White

The Real Snow White | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
Defore Walt Disney depicted a child-friendly tale complete with cute, cuddly dwarves, the story of Snow White was much more sinister.... (RT @disneywords: Ariel the Little Mermaid was real in 1837.
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Hollywood helping make archery one of NH's hottest sports | New Hampshire NEWHAMPSHIRE03

Hollywood helping make archery one of NH's hottest sports | New Hampshire NEWHAMPSHIRE03 | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
BOWS AND arrows used by the heroes and heroines in several blockbuster films this year seem to be having an effect on the sport of archery across the state.
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Pixar shows off new animated movie with female protagonist, fairytale princess Merida

Pixar shows off new animated movie with female protagonist, fairytale princess Merida | Brave - Changing Faces of Disney Princesses | Scoop.it
When your previous storylines have featured robots who fall in love, a rat who dreams of becoming a chef and an old man whose house is carried up into the sky by thousands of inflatable balloons, then a story about a princess may sound a little,...
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