If you are "furious" about some glitter on the dress of a fictional
character, find something more important to get upset about.
@Heffy They are. I is not just about the "glitter." From what I read in
the article, they are angry about certain principles being breached.
Pathetic. This is all about greed.Admit your mistake and change the
character back to what she was.(And this is coming from a guy who
truly appreciates an attractive, slender woman.)
From a purely attractiveness standpoint, I like the old version better. Perhaps
its the black dress. The bow looks cool too.
Bad move Disney ... most of the things that made Merida unique you took away
from her.Though she's only an animated character; it was
refreshing to see a female in a movie that was strong, determined, and
thoughtful in the way she approached life. Sure, she still has her
"spunky" personality, but she's been buried in makeup and turned
her into a "pinup girl."
If you look at the before and after you will see that they lowered her neckline,
dropped the sleeves off her shoulders and made her much skinnier. Anybody that
thinks its just glitter isn't paying attention.
Life must be grand that you can be offended by something so miniscule in
importance that you decide to start a petition. Only in the US.....
This character resonated with girls and mothers alike because she seemed the
most natural and normal of all the Disney Princesses. Disney were onto a good
thing and want change it for one thing only - money. If you watch the movie,
the dress she is wearing is the same as the "made-over" dress, except
for the fact that they made the neckline so very low. Nothing wrong with taming
some of the curls (I proudly own mine but they need to be kept in check), or to
show a girl she can look her best with a touch of make-up. The problem here is
that she's had an extreme make-over which has nothing to do with the
original character in the film. I wager that some time in the not too distant
future they will be introducing her to a new "prince", as all the Disney
Princesses have one. Maybe the extreme make-over is in preparation of that??
Though no-one needs an extreme make-over to find their true love. It's all
about compatibility in so many other ways!
This is a ridiculous debate. "Princess" should never be a title that
any capable, intelligent young women wishes attributed to herself. A princess
is one who has been objectified and limited by society's demands. Think of
the princesses in the modern world: Britney Spears, Marilyn Monroe, etc. Now
look into your daughter's eyes. Is that the destiny you want for her?
This is just a slightly different version of an animated character. Mickey
Mouse has had many incarnations. Other Disney characters' shapes and
proportions change from time to time, too. I think this is attaching too much
political importance to one rendering of a character whose proportions and
clothing will normally be adapted to different situations and products.
Disney using a more pleasing image to sell?What in the name of
Britney Spears, Ashley Tisdale, Christina Aguilera is going on?
I can understand the idea that she was remade to eliminate the need to make a
new mold for dolls.However, I don't think they should have done any
changes to her figure. A more grand gown in keeping with her historical era for
special occassions and slightly tamer curls from having just brushed them should
have been sufficient.
Oatmeal, "'Princess' should never be a title that any capable,
intelligent young women wishes attributed to herself. A princess is one who has
been objectified and limited by society's demands."Don't members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints aspire
to becoming kings and queens and joint-heirs of God's Kingdom with Christ,
the Prince of Peace?I don't understand all the fuss over the
changes. Maybe Merida is skinnier now because of all the running she did in the
movie. Maybe she decided to try a little hair straightener. Her makeover is
still more modest than Ariel, Jasmine, and Belle (in her gown). She's more
modest than Nala in the Lion King, who doesn't even wear clothes! Those
aren't excuses but at least Merida is a step in the right direction, even
if these changes shuffle back a bit.
Jared,You are comparing apples and oranges. I highly doubt the
"princesses" of the world have much in common with those attempting to
fulfill the obligations of joint-heirs with Christ.
Isn't Leia supposed to be a Disney princess now? Depending the outfit
(rebel, Jabba's concubine, Endor explorer) Disney could have a another
typical princess without messing with Merida.
Gemini said: "I wager that some time in the not too distant future they will
be introducing her to a new "prince", as all the Disney Princesses have
one."Or to a "princess". I heard a few people speculate,
back when the movie came out, that Merida might turn out to be Disney's
first lesbian princess. Wouldn't surprise me at all if they eventually
choose to represent her that way.
I do find these thoughts entertaining, though I do not know why people are
creating such a fuss over the making of a doll... First, Merida is a cartoon
character. If others want their daughters to be just like her, it seems to me
that is their issue. My girls - ages 8, 6, and 4 - saw the movie and loved it,
but they are not doing all they can to be just like Merida. Second, Disney
(evidently) owns the rights to this character, and can therefore do whatever
they want with her. Time to turn the page on this one and let Disney practice
capitolism at its finest.
Merida needs a short cropped haircut, a tougher looking bow and perhaps some ink
on her neck. Get with the times Disney. And btw--get her a girlfriend or at
least a tough looking dog. Maybe the Tramp is available.
Obama lowers the standards on our society. Our society is in a race to the
bottom. We are not making things better, only worse. The standards that come
with Liberal Democrats make the schools, media, and all parts of our society
worse as they constantly lower the standards for what is "normal".
I think it's difficult to turn a 3D character into a 2D one, and they
figured that they might as well make Merida's dress look a little more
"princess-like." Even the new Rapunzel has a gorgeous dress on, and she
lived in a dimly-lit tower for the first 18 years of her life.
This is ridiculous. She just looks like an adult now instead of a teenager. They
didn't destroy any of the things that made her such a great character to so
many. The changes were entirely superficial. But people would rather she remain
perpetually in innocence, I guess. Feminism is such a ridiculous farce.