is this the right forum? we are tv-free, watch 1-2 movies a month, do some educational web stuff. but dd stumbled upon princess-y movies in netflix. what is the least offensive (sorry, that's how i feel about the disney crap out there) of the princess movies? maybe pocahontas? i really cant stand the little mermaid type princesses that have come out since the 90s. huge breasts, ridiculously small waist, and the whole damsel in distress thing - ugh. help me out mamas :)
mama to : my spirited star 2/06, my sweet love 5/08, and a little lovey 5/12
Well, there's Shrek....not very princessy, but Fiona is very much a hold her own strong type, and obviously as an ogre, not the tiny waist type either. It's not Disney either.
On the Disney front...Beauty and Beast is not very damsel in distress...she's the one that saves the beast.
i second The Princess and the Frog because she works to make her own dreams come true and even says it somewhere in the film. Also, Mulan has a strong female character who goes out to fight a war in place of her father.