Look at the Disney couples, when you see Rapunzel and Flinn face to face, he is similar to an average man, but she is definitely a childish caricature of a woman. All bodies are beautiful. The researches found that 96% of girls and 87% of boys had viewed Disney princess media, and more than 61% of girls played with princess toys at least once a week, compared to 4% of boys. More recent Disney princesses, like Tangled's Rapunzel and Brave's Merida, are more equal, but even Frozen, a movie about two sisters, still had 59 percent male dialogue. Children are much smarter than people think they are. While disguised as a commoner, Jasmine meets Aladdin, a street thief, who falls in love with her. This is the first Disney movie that the princesses aren’t damsels in distress, they are the heroes of the story. She appears in the 50th animated Disney film and is the first princess to be CGI-animated. Having a plus-size princess actually reinforces the idea that ALL bodies are beautiful. On the whole, the Disney princes are a little too one-dimensional for some people, as are a few of the princesses. Skip … Some say that those with green eyes have an appreciation for nature and Rapunzel has been shown to enjoy the outside world once she stepped afoot. A Disney princess has “a little girl head on a teenager's body with adult height,” Meridith Viguet wrote in her tutorial. So why are the princesses so skinny? Moana has been named Disney’s ultimate anti-princess… which was the same title given to Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave in 2012, and Judy from … "I really just want all women to love how they look, so we can make each other feel happier and look after ourselves," Ashleigh Beevers, the illustrator behind the plus-size princesses that inspired Thetruebodyposi's post, told Revelist. So, let’s talk about psychology for a minute. Regardless of their shape. Princess Sofia, the new Latina Disney character, and Barneys' Skinny Minnie Mouse holiday advertising campaign have Disney characters under fire. So we artists do not intentionally give female characters these ridiculous proportions to influence the minds of impressionable children. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. How can you claim that Disney princesses having bigger bodies is "unrealistic" when those same movies also feature magical flying carpets, transforming beasts, and talking lions? Anna from Frozen’s eyes almost look green, but they are more of a blue shade. I have always heard and seen things about Barbie’s extreme proportions but never about the proportions of the Disney princesses. Fan art that contradicts that ideal isn't problematic — it just reinforces the idea that all bodies are truly princess-like. Because taglines apparently don't work in this theme, Disney Princesses: Why They’re So Dang Skinny, Traditional vs. Computer Animation (the tired old debate). Horrified by crazy CGI of Lily James' waist in #Cinderellamovie, so bad for young viewers' body image & unnecessary. Behind the fun stories and happy endings is the Disney company’s rhetoric - their commentary on troubling social issues, their ignorance of early childhood development, and their developed tactics of marketing. April 10, 2018. It's hard to know where to start. Posted to deviantART by user Oceanstarlet, the guide, as it were, opens with question. Despite making princesses bolder, more independent, and less reliant on men, they still speak 40 percent less than their male counterparts. First and foremost, understanding the criteria for a Disney Princess is important. The abundance of identically skinny Disney princesses and other female heroines causes young girls to grow up idolizing these "impossibly thin" protagonists, and then "become young women who perpetuate and buy into the idea that thin is the only acceptable form of beauty" ("Disney Princesses & Disappearing Waistlines" 2009). RELATED: Disney: All the Disney Princesses, Ranked By Their Independence. No shade to Disney or whatever, but some of their movies low-key make no sense. She argued that making the princesses plus-size is a form of skinny shaming. Many mothers and feminists alike are up in arms about their designs, saying it presents young girls with the wrong ideas about body image. A super-fan has written to the boss of Disney to ask why Disney princesses don't wear glasses. They clearly are able to reveal the unrealistic, and harmful, alterations that Walt Disney has created. Other characters within the animation world are given rather unrealistic proportions. More recent Disney princesses, like Tangled's Rapunzel and Brave's Merida, are more equal, but even Frozen, a movie about two sisters, still had 59 percent male dialogue. She is also the first Disney princess to have green eyes and freckles. “Disney princesses are seen as the epitome of beauty and even as a young girl, I quickly learnt that meant I wasn’t beautiful,” she said. It’s something that I really haven’t noticed as well. The stories that fairy tales made into Disney movies are based off of were written centuries before our time, in a different culture. "Or a woman living in France before the French Revolution would be fat? It also helps the audience believe that many ridiculous and insane scenarios that animated characters often find themselves in are believable. From being overly needy when it comes to men, to having stick-thin figures, there's so much that's weird here. However, the outpouring of body love has offended one blogger, who insisted that Disney princesses shouldn't have "unrealistic" proportions. We can't get enough of the myriad of artists who continue to recreate the iconic Disney princesses as body-positive, plus-size, curvy icons. I think this is a really interesting topic that you chose to write about! The only real reason why the princesses are singled out is because they are the most popular among children, especially girls. When creating characters you have to think about your audience, who mainly is going to be watching these animated features? Despite making princesses bolder, more independent, and less reliant on men, they still speak 40 percent less than their male counterparts. Whittled waists on The Flintstones. Many mothers and feminists alike are up in arms about their designs, saying it presents young girls with the wrong ideas about body image. The idea that thin girls look at plus-size princesses and automatically feel bad about themselves simply isn't true. It would take a fairy godmother to have the body of a Disney princess. Or why do some characters appear ridiculously huge? "It's for fat, vain adult women who feel insecure because of a freaking cartoon.". In her petition, Moore argues there is a strong correlation between children’s level of self-confidence and the amount of representation of their respective body types in the media. But fat women are like "She s still skinny! It doesn't mean thin can't be beautiful; it just shows that different kinds of bodies are too. So Many Adults Never Outgrow Their Disney Princess Obsession — And There’s A Good Reason Why. A character with over exaggerated proportions will have actions that are more easily understood by the viewer. With games, videos, activities, products, and endless magic, your dream has only just begun. An average looking character just won’t give you as much passion and excitement as a “proportionally challenged” character will. Ariel and Jasmine have bigger eyes and head than their couples, despite the boys are taller. And recently, they made Moana, who is chubbier than the other Disney princesses. When I say the silhouette of a particular character I’m talking about the poses they go into and how understandable they are. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. she wrote. ALL. Regardless of any actual title(s) possessed, each official Disney Princess is properly addressed (within the franchise) with the title of "Princess" preceding their name. Yet, there is a lot more to Disney than what meets the eye. It’s really one of the few times that a character’s physical traits do not have to be constrained by reality. But when one isn’t studying this kind of thing it’s an easy mistake to make. 5. ( Log Out /  But when so many girls look up to Disney's princesses as role models, surely it's time for a rethink of the animation formula. 2 Best: They Believe In True Love While it would be great for Disney princes to offer viewers more substance, it is encouraging to see that the men believe in true love. If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Waistlines. That image in itself is kind of horrifying, just think of a normal human being acting like the wolf in Red Hot Riding Hood. Disney has made an effort to diversify and empower its princess cast in recent decades, responding to criticisms that the brand is too white and casts women in passive roles. The intention of character designers is never to typecast a specific physical trait to be associated with one thing or another believe it or not. I like that you brought it to attention and explained the aesthetics behind it so that those who don’t understand animation, can begin to understand the proportions of all the characters. Disney's Rolly was a poster pup for the notion that there's nothing wrong with enjoying a good meal. Most of the Disney Princesses have either brown or blue eyes, so it is nice to see a princess who has green eyes. ... so I … Moana is fine. Here are the reasons why Elsa and Anna fall short of Disney Princess status. I often break it down into two main categories, aesthetics and silhouettes. Look. and "Why can t there be an overweight princess who marries a handsome prince and gets treated like she s skinny and normal and no one mentions her weight!" ( Log Out /  SALT LAKE CITY — Disney princesses sometimes get a bad rap. ( Log Out /  A Tumblr user who calls herself "thetruebodyposi" argued that plus-size princesses don't have "realistic" proportions at all. Disney's animated female figures, she noted, typically have long, slender necks; "demure" shoulders; B- or C-cup breasts and "soft but very defined" waists. By Mia Mercado. And a character is most easily read when their traits are simplified and exaggerated, which is why it is rare to see a character with average proportions. The idea that thin girls look at plus-size princesses and automatically feel bad about themselves simply isn't true. All women. Freedom with style also allows iconic characters to be created, I bet you can tell who most if not all of these characters are. Explore the enchanting world of Disney Princess. Despite the fact that to me their argument has no real merit, (last time I checked the parents had to be involved somewhere in raising a child) it’s not just the princesses who receive this anorexic-esque looking treatment. ( Log Out /  Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. When designing characters artists will take one physical aspect of a character they wish to create and put it to the extreme. I’ll admit I’m biased here because I HATED Snow White growing up. The biggest concern I see here that Disney is teaching young girls is the notion that in order for a girl to be a princess, one must be of the white race, with an unnaturally skinny waist and a pretty face. Mulan technically is not considered a disney princess. Disney Princess Jasmine is told that she must find a prince to marry so she can eventually assume the throne. These princesses fall into the requirements listed above. Why children of course! Characters are designed specifically to be read and understood easily by anyone at any age. It’s all about reading well on screen. All bodies — thin, plus-size, and everything in-between — benefit from body diversity. Disney Princesses: Why They’re So Dang Skinny. 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Thin bodies are already so normalized by fashion, society, and even Disney itself. Rapunzel is not our typical Disney princess. However, the five main Disney princesses that are shown the most are the white: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, and Ariel. Disney princesses are renowned for their whippet-thin frames and flawless complexions. This displays the lack of credible anatomical basis within the creation of these characters. Um, except—for some of us—the "singing" part). One of the most common complaints that I hear regarding many Disney films is the size of the princesses waists, or lack thereof. This is not the aesthetic rule, at last in movies there aren’t so huge differences between the man and the woman (Titanic, Shakespeare in love, Avatar, and so on). Or a Native American girl who constantly runs around and maybe helps to carry heavy things and hunt would be fat?". 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