Writer's Name

Anna Hamann

[Sounds like a plan! Give let's try it and see.]

Working title

Disney Princesses

What will the article cover? What will it be about?

The disparity between the Disney versions of "princess" stories and the older, folktale versions.

Specifically I will write about the time my family and I were eating at the Green Mill and all of a sudden it seemed like we were surrounded by miniature Disney princesses. Evidently there was some Disney Princesses on Ice show at the Sanford Center that night and all of these little girls were dressed up like their favorite princess. It was kind of surreal.

Anyway, my intent is to link each of the princesses' names to an online text or image of the older fairy tale from which the Disney version is adapted. If I can find a way to link to just the most gruesome portion of the story, that would be even better.I would like to link The Little Mermaid to both the end of the Anderson version where she kills herself and the German version in which she kills the prince and then dies. Something like that, anyway, if I can work it out.

What stance will you take? p 32, and again on p 82

The intent of this article would be to make people think, and perhaps amuse. If someone did not click on any of the links, then it would just be amusement or entertainment.

Consider audience fit: niche

This audience is less specific than for my other two articles. Anyone familiar with Disney and interested in looking at the gross patronization they inflict on children. I suppose I would write with parents, teachers, and child care providers in mind, since they are generally the ones showing kids these movies.

Consider how the article will make contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81

I will be doing something different or new. I will also be writing about a specific place and time. In addition, this article will be about specific movie and fairy tale characters. People are very familiar with these Disney movies.

Where might the article fit on TIO: section and category, either existing or one that will collect others

I am really not sure. On the surface it might be real life, since it will be an account of eating pizza surrounded by the glitter girls, but the links change things a bit. Outrage seems like a strong word for this little bit of snark, but maybe it belongs there.

Research and practices you'll need to do to write the article.

I will need to find online versions of all of the tales. Maybe some images of the fairy tales and video clips of the disney cartoons.

The individual names of the princesses will link to online versions or images of their older stories.

Article length

1000 words


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