Unformatted text preview: Cinderella ’s ugly stepsisters, The Little Mermaid ’s Ursula, and Alice in Wonderland ’s Queen of Hearts. Messages based on anti-Semitism were seen in Disney’s 1948 reanimation of The Three Little Pigs , anti-Arabian themes appear in Aladdin , and anti-French messages come up in Beauty and the Beast . These messages seem to come about with religions, regions or countries that the United States is not understanding of or friendly with at the time of the film’s release. The main characters in these films all speak with American accents. However, the villain the wolf in The Three Little Pigs speaks with a Yiddish accent, and the lesser characters and servants in Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast speak with Arabian accents and French accents. I believe that children exposed to these films are strongly influenced by them, and therefore they learn to fear those different from them....
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- Spring '09
- Alice in Wonderland, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland