How Disney Took to Subverting Its Own Romantic Ideals

In a strangely unremarked-upon twist, Disney films have taken to subverting romance and rethinking the happy-ever-afters

Aeon Magazine
Jun 17, 2019 · 14 min read
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Dolls of Anna and Elsa from ‘Frozen’ (2013). Photo: Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

By Sophus Helle

Love, in the world of Walt Disney films, has changed. Between Tangled (2010) and Moana (2016), the ideal of heterosexual romance has…

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