Sofia the First, the 21st Century Princess Who's a Real Mensch

L.A. writer Craig Gerber created a hit show about a girl princess with modern-day problems and values based on his Jewish upbringing. The show made aliyah to Israel in April.

Disney has a rich tradition of beautiful, silken-haired royals hailing from broken homes (Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel), their evil Svengali-like stepmothers doing everything in their power to make their lives miserable. Whether she’s locked away in a high tower with no access to the outside world or banished to the woods by a wicked queen who hires a huntsman to kill her, these girls are forced into wretched...