Girls are the smart ones in kids’ TV cartoons?

Young children in North America watch TV cartoon series with girls as the smart ones: Word Girl, Peg + Cat, Doc McStuffins, Dora the Explorer, and Olivia the pig. The Disney cartoon princesses portray more traditional femininity (see their photos[i]., including the new Princess Sophia, excluding movie character Merida who Disney describes as “an adventurer by spirit,” an archer and horseback rider who “wants to control her own destiny.” Her movie Brave, was released in 2012. Young male main characters fight a lot, like Aang on Avatar: The Last Airbender, Mike the Knight, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Comments?

[i] http://princess.disney.com/movies

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