I didn't notice her sexual appeal as a child. She was my favorite because she was wearing a purple dress in the pin I saw (I was... six? Maybe younger). Oh, and of course I soon connected her to the ride, which I was VERY happy I had my own dressing room.
So I don't think that children are so interested in her sexual appeal as much as other things (her name and hair color excited me).
I really do wish I could see more of Roger. He's a sweetheart in my opinion.
And all this talk makes me want to watch the movie.
And I want that plush.