Bob: Wait here and stay hidden. I'm going in.
Helen: While what? I watch helplessly from the sidelines? I don't think so.
Bob: I'm asking you to wait with the kids.
Helen: And I'm telling you, not a chance. You're my husband, I'm with you - for better or worse.
Helen Parr (aka Elastigirl) rocks. Majorly. Without a doubt she's the strongest Pixar heroine... although, she, like Dory, Jessie, and Eve remains, not the protagonist of the story, but a sidekick. In fact, Elastigirl is the only Pixar female that one could even begin to consider as the 'main character' of her film, although it's clear by the laws of filmmaking that Mr. Incredible is the actual main character.
There has not been one single Pixar film in which the main character/protagonist/person the story revolves around, is a girl.
Now I'm not what you'd call a feminist in this day and age, but it still seems a bit strange to me that after ten films, not one of them would sport a female in the lead.
It's not that Pixar ignores women, they obviously have some pretty awesome chicks alongside their heroes. But why not, just once, cast a girl in the leading role? To make a story truly universal and loved by all audiences, does it [i]have[/i] to be about a guy? Or do the Pixar executives just not feel comfortable doing an in depth portrayal of a woman?
What do you think?