New Disney Pixar film is timely in today’s world, says SAGES Fellow Brad Ricca

Pixar’s new ‘Brave’ is fueled by girl power

The Boston Globe: The new Pixar–Disney film Brave opens this week, an animated film targeted to children that stars a strong heroine in the lead role. SAGES Fellow Brad Ricca said the film is timely in today’s world, where the U.S. still awaits its first female president and women earn only 77 cents to every male dollar. “As a cartoon, such a message can be dismissed as childish fantasy,” she said. “But children learn from myth, which our animated movies have become.”