MinkFlamingos

Raising a kid and going to WDW. A lot.

Disney Heroine 20 of 24

OHAI GENDER ROLES!


Quality of Character 
I know a lot of you are saying WHO?? Sofia is a child princess developed for Disney Junior to create a marketing blitz.  Mission accomplished, Disney.  I’ve only managed to make it through a couple episodes of this show, but I feel pretty qualified in bringing her into this countdown.  Sofia’s schtick is that she was a commoner who somehow became a princess, but she’s got an older sister so she’s not in any danger of actually becoming a queen.  She spends her days going to princess contests and princess parties.  She seems like a nice enough person, but she’s way too eager to fit in/ live up to her snobby older sister’s precedent, so Sofia ends up middling in this category.

Overall [TV Show] Quality
Far and away the lowest score in this category of any contestant.  It’s targeted to the pre-k crowd, so there’s not a whole lot of room for wit (although I would argue that Yo Gabba Gabba manages it).  The cool twist they’ve incorporated is that Sofia has a magic amulet that allows her to call on other Disney Princesses for help, so there are fun cameos from other DHs, but mostly it’s mind-numbing.

Love Interest  
Not that I’ve seen, and thank goodness.  She is WAY too young for that.

Tim Gunn does a voice... so i guess that's something?

Tim Gunn does a voice... so i guess that's something?

Supporting Characters
Ties in this category for lowest score.  She has this weird rabbit that is a rip off of Thumper that follows her around, but he’s not as clever. The other young princesses are all SNOTTY and CATTY! Seriously! Huge gender stereotypes at play because all they want to do is have balls and put on make up and have slumber parties.  UGH.

Sofia's way too young to be dealing with the Plastics already!

Sofia's way too young to be dealing with the Plastics already!

Music
Disney Junior has shown themselves more than capable of decent tunes for their signature shows (Doc McStuffins earworm, anyone?) but Sofia just doesn’t seem to be getting any of the A material.

Heck, I'd wear that dress...

Heck, I'd wear that dress...

Ensemble
Disney knew the merchandising was where the money would be here, and they didn’t skimp on Sofia’s dress. It is a SUPER cute lavender ballgown with all the fouf and flair any little girl could want. 


**DISCLAIMER** I do not own any of the likenesses of these heroines.  All characters/likenesses are the property of Disney, and are not being used here for financial gain ****

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