Belle New Look On The Way

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  1. YoHo

    YoHo If you have any poo to fling, now is the time.

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    The top photo has subtle differences from the original artwork for all of them, but most of those are attributable to different media and years upon years of technological update. Snow White in that image hadn't undergone any significant structural changes. Some richer colors is about it. same with the rest. The Animators reference is the original. Some more vibrant colors is pretty much the only change.

    The new images on the other hand represent structural changes to the character's features.
     
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  3. Freezing Cold B

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    They look like contestants on Ru Paul's Drag Race.
     
  4. cindyfan

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    You hit it right on!!!
    Ad I would not want my daughter using them for a role model looking like this new group!
     
  5. Baby Pluto

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    I don't like the new princess makeovers AT ALL. The appearance no longer looks classic and timeless, something that could be appreciated through generations. The new designs, to me, look more young and flirtatious, almost sexy. There's nothing wrong with that, but it seems Disney is trying to modernize the princesses, which I don't think is necessary.
     
  6. GenevieveRaqs

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    The pictures I saw of Cinderella's in-park makeover did not bother me at all. However, there's something about the look in the artwork that just feels...creepy to me. It's the dropped eyelids, the looking up through the eyelashes, the tilt of the heads with the lifting of one shoulders...it is all very come-hither. Even Rapunzel looking up with those overly-wide eyes and twisting her hair around her finger. The artwork has "male gaze" written all over it. Some of those features appear in the older artwork--Snow White does have her chin tilted and shoulder raised--but there's a more innocent quality to it. I think the eyes and expressions make a huge difference. The new artwork has been tweaked just across the line between innocent and...well, creepy.
     
  7. dadddio

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    I think that you guys might be reading more into the change than is actually there. You might consider that your opinions are being based on a single cherry-picked piece of artwork.
     
  8. GenevieveRaqs

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    Sorry, but no. I've looked through numerous versions of the artwork--they're easy to find. They all have the same qualities I described above.
     
  9. dadddio

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    I guess that we'll have to agree to disagree.

    BTW, did you feel the same way about Cinderella's appearance in Sophia the First?
     
  10. GenevieveRaqs

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    We can certainly agree to disagree on whether the new look is...problematic. That is absolutely a matter of opinion. However, your assertion that my--or anyone else's--opinion is based on "a single cherry-picked piece of artwork" is incorrect. So there's no agree or disagree there. Facts are facts. :)

    I've not seen the Sophia the First show. I will say that the stills I've seen of Cinderella in the show don't necessarily have the qualities that bother me. Which is all the more reason that the marketing/merchandise images *do* bother me. Because the image being sold, quite literally, to very small little girls is disturbing...and it's a disconnect from what actually attracts those little girls to the merchandise in the first place.
     
  11. dadddio

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    I'm not going to convince ou and you aren't going to convince me.
     
  12. pookie10

    pookie10 Looking for my Prince....again :(

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    Why??? GOOD LORD...my daughter likes Merida, Tiana and Rapunzel, and she is not irish, black, or blonde hair blue eyed...so...she doesnt need a princess to look like her....They put out what sells, Mulan and Pocahontas are my favorite movies, but they didnt make much money....so they go back to what does...makes sense to me! Disney is a business, as much as I LOVE it..I remember that
     
  13. pookie10

    pookie10 Looking for my Prince....again :(

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    I like the new look, maybe they can keep both looks...and call the other one Vintage?? Like they do for black and white mickey
     
  14. M2B

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    I hope they don't change Belle's dress too much. My son's girlfriend wouldn't be happy. She's been eyeing a Belle wedding dress for ages.
     
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  16. DSNYFAM6

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    Ugh! Glad I'm not the only one that doesn't like the new looks! What was wrong with cinderellas dress that they suddenly needed to make the neckline so much lower! She looks more like a Barbie and less like a princess. I liked the classic look of the princesses. I'm disappointed to say the least!
     
  17. dadddio

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    Based solely on the two comparison pics on page one, it doesn't appear that Cinderella's neckline went anywhere. Heck, based in the 'before' pic, her neckline couldn't get much lower.
     
  18. Kae

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    I like it.

    kae
     
  19. DSNYFAM6

    DSNYFAM6 Earning My Ears

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    We were just at the store and they have a cupcake kit where cinderellas neckline is quite a bit lower that the original! I didn't go back to the beginning of this thread to see the pics you all are talking about but this packaging said it all for me, I was very disappointed.
    My daughters and I have always loved the style of the princesses, I'm not one to fix what's not broken.
     
  20. angelmichelle

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    Before Belle:
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    After Belle:
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    Before Cinderella:
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    After Cinderella:
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    ....

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    I really like how more natural Belle and Cinderella look in comparison to Snow and Aurora. Ariel looks natural enough already, imo.

    My biggest gripe is how the new merchandise characters do not look like their movie characters. The physical change of the parks' princesses look great, but the merchandise? No.
     
  21. DSNYFAM6

    DSNYFAM6 Earning My Ears

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    I agree the changes in the park princesses doesn't look to drastic. I actually really like Belles dress. Merchandise is where I'm having a hard time!
     

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