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Gallery of Winners: Slaying a Jabberwocky and Other Girly Feats.

Date: September 2, 2010 | Posted By:

Questions to Consider:

* What are some of Alice’s personality traits in this movie?

* Did Alice need to be brave to be truly herself? Why?

* Did it seem important that Alice was pretty or wore makeup in this movie?

What We Think:

Disney isn’t exactly known for its portrayals of girls that go against the princess grain. But this time, I was pleasantly surprised by the character of Alice in the recent Alice in Wonderland. She is actually multi-dimensional (not just there to look pretty)! She’s courageous! She says she’s scared, but she confronts that fear to kill the Jabberwocky, then goes “home” to Victorian England to run a business with her late father’s business partner instead of marrying his yucky son. Her job in the film isn’t to be a pawn or to let things happen to her, but to take control over her circumstances. And it’s all done rather subtly. With more characters like this, I would like us to start thinking, collectively, as a culture, “It just happens that the hero of this film is a woman.”

Also see “6 reasons girls should aspire to be like Alice (in Wonderland)” on our blog.

Take Action! Contact:

Walt Disney Pictures

500 South Buena Vista Street

Burbank, CA 91501

Phone: 818/560-1000

Web form: corporate.disney.go.com/responsibility/feedback.html

Tim Burton (Director)

Tim Burton Productions

8033 Sunset Blvd., Suite 7500

West Hollywood, CA 90046

(310) 300-1670




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