The Portrayal of Gender in Pixar Films (Master’s Thesis)

pixar gender

pixar gender

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic)

In 2010 I performed a rigorous content analysis of gender role portrayals in Pixar films. It was actually a lot of work, with the resulting thesis being published internationally. For advancing the research on gender portrayals in media it was selected for the Auburn University Dean’s List of exemplary theses that year. If that sort of thing interests you, I offer it for your study.

Read the entire thesis here or click on the image below to purchase it in book form!


Jonathan Decker is the clinical director of Your Family Expert. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, husband, and father of five. Jonathan earned a masters degree in family therapy from Auburn University as well as a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University. He is an actor, author, and television personality. 

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