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Mar. 4th, 2012 @ 01:03 am Double ouch
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From:houndofloki
Date: March 9th, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
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Ugh, the "rogue reformed by love" stereotype is probably my biggest pet peeve in children's entertainment. It's an incredibly negative message for both girls and boys.
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From:rhjunior
Date: March 9th, 2012 09:04 am (UTC)
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Mind, I got nothing against a character being reformed... but shake up the formula a little.
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From:houndofloki
Date: March 9th, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, redemption in and of itself can actually be a really GOOD theme for kids. It's when they tie it exclusively to "true love" that it's problematic. It has to be personal and come from more then that. Even though it was a silly comedy, the Emperor's New Groove actually handled that theme really well. The Lion King did, too (he loved Nala, but also went back because he remembered his obligations to his home and family). Disney hits and misses quite a lot so far as messages go.