Princess Elena will be introduced in a special episode of a Disney Junior’s series in 2016. By the end of the year she will have her own animated series. Continue reading
California’s Department of Public Health confirmed Monday seven more cases of measles tied to outbreaks from Disney theme parks in California, bringing the total number of infected to 26.
In the last few decades, a multi-billion dollar industry has evolved around princess stories and toys. But in contrast to this pink and purple “girlie” world are alternatives emphasizing more diverse interests and portraying different kinds of heroines. Gwen Ifill talks to author Peggy Orenstein and Angelica Perez of the Ella Institute about the influence of modern marketers and media on girls. Continue reading
Peggy Orenstein, author of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture,” shares tips for parents of girlie-girls and non-girlie-girls on how to approach the princess culture while raising healthy, confident daughters. Continue reading
Mergers and acquisitions are often seen as an indicator of the economy’s health; the more companies join forces, the healthier the market. After big deals came to a virtual halt over the past year, a new wave of M&A may signal the recession is over. Continue reading
In other news, Gen. Stanley McChrystal warned “the situation in Afghanistan is serious, but success is achievable,” as the military reported the deaths of two more American soldiers there. Continue reading
Walt Disney Co. has blocked its Miramax film studio from distributing a new documentary by director Michael Moore that criticizes President Bush’s handling of the Sept. 11 attacks, the outspoken Oscar-winning director said Wednesday. Continue reading