Once upon a time, in a studio far, far away, there worked a few filmmakers, who finally figured out how to be progressive. In retelling Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” they broke records with the tale of “Frozen.” That success was shortly followed by the less beloved but no less relevant re-envisioning of “Sleeping Beauty” known as “Maleficent.” Both films present strong females and invert the traditional Disney narrative. Most important, though, each deconstructs “true love’s first kiss,” redefining the age-old trope and subverting the idea that all women need a man to save them. It’s quite clear that…
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