With a mostly “Snow White” history, Disney has not exactly been known as the most diverse company when it comes to media representation. But thankfully in the last 20 or so years, things have been slowly changing for the better – with the introduction of Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, and most recently, Tiana – the lineup of Disney Princesses is starting to look a bit more colorful. But many people have wondered, where is the Latin representation? Well, with the help of Elena of Avalor, Disney hopes to answer that question. And below are the reasons why I think she (and her show) is gonna be pretty dang cool.
My name is Melissa, I am almost twenty five years old, and I am a huge fan of Girl Meets World.
Once upon a time, in a movie industry filled with dark adaptation after adaptation, a little company called Marvel came and reinvented how one makes a Superhero genre film, and the world has not been the same since. Now, in 2015, Marvel releases their next highly anticipated addition to their MCU, titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it has all the hype surrounding it that any film could wish for. But, does it indeed live up to such a grand status?
Since late 2012, I’ve been eagerly gobbling up every bit of information I can find about a certain spin-off that’s about to debut on the Disney Channel this summer. That is, of course, Girl Meets World, the anticipated follow-up to Boy Meets World which ran from 1993 to 2000.
The original series was a school-based comedy that cleverly balanced quirky characters with life-lesson plotlines. It eventually expanded to follow characters like Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence through high school and college. It was, in essence, a show you could grow up with.
Girl Meets World seems to be getting back to those original roots. Topanga and Cory, whose marriage was one of the milestones of the original series, are now happily settled in New York City and balancing their careers with their
three two kids. Rowan Blanchard plays the titular ‘girl’ Riley Matthews, the oldest of two Matthews children. Meet her and her best friend Maya Hart (Sabrina Carpenter) in the trailer below.