Think Disney always goes for a straightforward ending? Think again. On the face of it, the princess snags her prince and they live happily ever after, right? Er, not quite. Christine Gritmon and Nick Nadel at TheFW.com have created a wonderful parody of the actual subtext in a handful of Disney blockbusters, including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Cinderella.
Remember Beauty and the Beast? Try Stockholm Syndrome. My personal fave is the slogan for 101 Dalmatians. While Disney will always hold a nostalgic place in my heart, I also recognize that it is teeming with ridiculously dated racial and gender stereotypes. And following this princess debacle, it seems the animation giant is up to the same old lame tricks.
To see what the message you're actual sending your kids when they watch these movies, check out the site via the Huffington Post.
What's your favourite? Is Disney evolving with the times or stuck in a storyline rut?