Many people claim that Disney Princesses are bad role models for younger girls. They say that they give them unrealistic expectations for size and teach them that they need a man to survive. However, there are many princesses where the man simply comes as an extra, and is not the goal of the princess. Additionally, they are cartoon, animated. They are not meant to be drawn realistically and there is no need for them to be.
Whether intentional or not, you can't deny that there are certain aspects of all media types, including films, music, music videos and TV shows that set unrealistic standards for people. First off, I love Disney movies, I think they can teach great morals to kids, however, in particular, the visual aspect of the princesses is highly unachievable. You only have to look at Elsa from 'Frozen' as an example; an ample chest, tiny waist, curvaceous hips, tight-fitting dress and no sign of any fatigue or spots like any realistic person would have. We all know how obsessed little kids get over these movies, and girls, in particular, look up to Elsa and want to be just like her, which sets them unrealistic beauty standards. Soon enough they'll be wanting to be as slim or as pretty as her, is this really the message we want to be setting to the future generations? Don't get me wrong I think Disney movies are great, but maybe they need to rethink the messages they send out in terms of sexualisation of women and high standards for young children.
All Disney films follow the same tick list; all men like women and all women like men. There's no real confirmation that any of the hundreds of Disney movies have any confirmed gay couples. Why? I don't know, but it seems like there's only a very narrow range of love in Disney movies, and perhaps it would be best for Disney to take the publicity they have to promote gay rights and the LGBT community to teach young children that love is diverse.