Screen princesses become bold warriors
Most little girls go through a stage when the pink-clad princesses they see onscreen are all they aspire to.
But a new trend in movie-making is creating heroines who are strong, self-reliant and far less concerned with their looks.
As CBC’s Eli Glasner reports, Pixar’s animated film Brave stars this new kind of girl: a princess named Merida who would rather shoot arrows than sit pretty.
It follows such recent films as Snow White and the Huntsmen and Mirror Mirror, where the fairy-tale protagonist is no damsel in distress.
It's about time little girls had someone resourceful to watch onscreen, say child psychologists.