Disney and it’s female evolution

**DISCLAIMER** This is not a “feminist rant” nor am I am expert on feminism. It is just an opinion piece.

This blog is written by a 19 year old female in the UK so, like many others, a person who’s childhood consisted of watching countless Walt Disney classics and dreaming of the fairy tale ideals that they create.

For most people, when thinking about Walt Disney films, we think of Princesses and Princes, and heroes saving damsels in distress. Think Prince Charming saving Cinderella from her wicked step-family. Aladdin saving Jasmine from having to marry a prince she didn’t love. Hercules saving Meg from Hades. The list goes on. But it’s argued that very few Disney productions have a female heroes that a “handsome prince” didn’t have to save. Is that really the case?

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Aladdin: The West End musical you need to see this Christmas

Everybody knows the story of Aladdin from the 1992 Disney classic or various pantos across the years. But this year panto needs to step aside for the magical West End production of the classic.

Disney’s Aladdin has been staged at the Prince Edward Theatre since June, but now is the time to see it. The glitz and glamour of the cave of wonders is reminiscent of the new Christmas decorations, lighting up Soho, which is bound to get anyone in the festive mood.

So, what really makes this multi million pound production so good?

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