I was not raised in a Disney culture. I remember Mickey Mouse Club
After a discussion based on the writing of Christensen, "Unlearning the Myths That Bind Us" my family noted that they never noticed any stereotyping of servants, townspeople, or other supporting characters in the shows based on color, race, ability, knowledge, or culture. They believe that the movies are for entertainment purposes. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe we should all be more aware of the stereotyping that occurs in these movies.
I watched Brave with my family: Kevin, Hannah 20, Emma 16. I asked them to share their views on the movie. We all agreed that Merida is not like the other princesses who wait for their Prince Charming. She is her own person who defends herself and what she feels is important to her happiness.