What makes a great animated female protagonist? Is Princess Ariel a good role model? What is the history of mermaids in popular culture, and how does Ariel compare? How does Ariel's sexy design contribute to the way audiences (particularly men) relate, lust or resent her character? Which communities around the world has Ariel inspired and why?

These questions are explored in the first episode of my new investigative mini-series "Down to Disness", where I delve deeper into the social climate surrounding specific themes from the Disney movies, and how these topics influence and shape our modern day culture. 

Let me know what you think! We are streamed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, Stitcher, or wherever you stream podcasts. Host site: itsdisnesstime.podbean.com

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