The scatter plot below shows the percent of words spoken by female characters in select Disney movies over the last 30 years. With recent movies including Maleficent, Inside Out, Into the Woods, and Frozen, Disney may be putting an emphasis on having female characters speak more. However, most movies are still dominated by male characters. Even movies that feature female characters like Mulan and Pocahontas have over 65% of words spoken my male characters.
Note that Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland, both released in the 50s, had over 60% of words spoken by a female character and are not included here.
This scatter chart was built using the Aploris add-in for PowerPoint. Aploris enables users to build a variety of charts including Mekkos and waterfalls.