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Disney is an international film company that dominates full-length feature animations Two feature long cartoons Snow White 1937 and Mulan 1999 are good examples where a female character takes the central role Snow White being from the first half of the 20th century and Mulan from modern times Between the times when these films were made one might expect the representation of women may have changed as female equality has improved as well as some of the stereotypes of women that Disney has been criticized of conveying in the past Before Mulan was created Disneys Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid had already marked a significant change in the portrayal of women but it can still be argued that behind the audacious attractive and determined characters they are still happy homemakers just waiting to settle down Other traditional Disney heroines are characters like Aurora Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella In many ways they are similar to Snow White and became examples of how to act what to do and what was accepted and expected as a role model or just a woman All three of them are shy passive and na towards the evils of the world Their appearance in many ways relates to their personalities They lack detail are flawless and are extremely unrealistic Snow White is portrayed at the beginning of the film as an innocent obedient domestic child who dreams of finding the man she will marry but is inactive in doing so In comparison with Snow White at the start of the film Mulan is very different Although Mulan wants to be conventional traditional she is disorganized and clumsy She is sacrifices herself and tries to be dutiful to uphold the family honor despite the fact that in actuality she feels as if she is trying to impersonate somebody she could never be Snow White is depicted as a timid young girl na towards the dangers that
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