Pixar: For boys… and girls?

by alphamonkey on June 17, 2009 · 0 comments

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pixar-for-girlsNPR’s Linda Holmes has taken some flack around the internets for her recent plea to Pixar to make a film which centers around a strong female character:

“So I’m not complaining; I’m asking. I’m asking because I think so highly of you.”

“I want so much for girls to have a movie like Up that is about someone they can dress up as for Halloween, as Anika Noni Rose said about starring as the voice in The Princess And The Frog. Not a girl who’s a side dish, but a girl who’s the big draw.”

“And I’d really, really like it not to be a princess.”

Let’s just say response to her article has been mixed, including those who have trumpeted her cause and some who have diagrammed cliffs for her to jump off. I have to agree she’s got a fair point, which is a bit surprising when you think of how many classic Disney films were centered around female characters (be they princesses or not), and yet Pixar is only now working on its first.

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