Belle New Look On The Way

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by MonorailPilotMulan, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. dadddio

    dadddio DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,215
    Her hair was long again in Mulan 2.

    Honestly, this sort of argument is like taking the position that Rapunzel should have short, brown hair because that's the way the movie ended and her getting her hair cut was significant.
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Xclusive2WDW

    Xclusive2WDW Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    444
    Exactly, it's like the Princess's went to Beverly Hills. What's up with Belle? The sensible, book smart one all of a sudden looks has enhancements and looks like a escort. :sad2:

    There are enough pop princesses out there, do we really need pop tart Disney one's too?
     
  4. Disney_Princess83

    Disney_Princess83 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    5,848
    It's my opinion. I don't care much for Rapunzel although I DO think it's stupid in Tangled Ever After she had short brown hair at her wedding but all the wedding dolls have the long blonde hair.... :confused3

    I don't think it would be a tragedy if at least one Disney Princess had short hair. Not every little girl (or "big" girl) has long curly hair.....
     
  5. dansamy

    dansamy DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,682
    Um... Those new makeovers strongly resemble fan art p*** of the Princesses.
     
  6. fitmom0f2

    fitmom0f2 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    I say if it aint broke don't fix it.. :confused3
     
  7. Xclusive2WDW

    Xclusive2WDW Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    444
    That's a very true (and unfortunate) point.
    Hopefully like "New Coke" this will one day be a thing of the past. Also, am I the only person who thinks in person Belle looks like a extra from the Hopp-Dee-Do Review? I don't mind the hair on the in park Belle, it should be long for her gown, but they can still use the old wig for her blue provincal dress. I don't care for the in park dress, it's the color that really is not Princess enough to me. It's all just very unnecessary IMHO. ah well
     
  8. Jubilee

    Jubilee DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,072
    Those movies I referenced suck and you know it. Twister is not a classic movie, it is a stupid adventure flick that was popular like 15 years ago.


    Ok, well, by your name I presume you're a guy and a dad, so I feel sorry for your ignorance if you can't see the "come hither" look the characters are giving, mouth agape and lips plumper.

    This thread is quite disappointing but at least someone is happy with the unfortunate changes.
     
  9. Robbi

    Robbi DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    3,694
    I like Twister and watched it the other night. :rotfl2:
    What about WDW having the Tron wrapped monorails or The Haunted Mansion for pity's sake? Those were bombs.
    Yes, I know The Haunted Mansion was in existence before the atrotious movie.
     
  10. cindyfan

    cindyfan DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 1999
    Messages:
    3,294
    Now they've gone too far!!!:sad1:
    They are messin' with Mulan!!!

    Really??!!!..... all that stupid glitter now too??!!!

    Just ridiculous!:sad2:
     
  11. dadddio

    dadddio DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,215
    wow.
     
  12. andeesings

    andeesings DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    567
    I think when the costumes get updated, it's because of a number of factors, including costume costs. The fabric they were previously using for the Belle costume could've become cost prohibitive, leading them to decide to update the entire thing. I like the some things about the new costume, and dislike other things. I'll go through them (thought you might not care!).

    The biggest thing I like far better is that they've change the shape of the skirt support. In the film, Belle's ball gown has the shape of a mid-nineteenth century ball gown which has a seriously round "bell" shape straight from the waist. She should be wearing a petticoat with no less than five hoops- a proper cage crinoline that starts ABOVE the hips. The old gown had a more conical shape, as a sixteenth century Elizabethan cone farthingale. Anyway, the new shape on this gown, like Cinderella's, is much much better. I also like the color better. The old yellow was REALLY yellow. This one is more flattering. It's not obnoxious. I also like that the swags on the gown look more natural. The old ones looked terribly fake, they didn't even look like the gown in the film. But what I DON'T like is the cheap crushed velvet they used for much of the gown (which is what leads me to believe that part of this redesign had to do with the cost of the gown). I also don't like the wig. I just preferred it look like the film, with the one shoulder sweep. But what really puzzles me about the gown is the bottom. This gown looks flimsy. Well, not flimsy. Delicate. It just looks like an accident waiting to happen, especially the lace at the hem! I work with costumes, and I've worn a few as well- lace at a hem is a NIGHTMARE! The maintenance on a costume like that is outrageous. I'd be surprised if the lace on the bottom lasts, but I could be wrong. The costume department could be amazing at maintenance. I like the look of the redesigned Cinderella park costume, but I wish they had gone even more diaphanous with the fabric at the hip, but it's definitely a lighter gown with the proper support and a step in the right direction.

    As far as the redesigned merchandise characters, I think they're hideous. And I'm surprised there isn't MORE outrage. The princess will sell, like crazy, with or without an update. So WHY an update that makes them look LESS like who they are supposed to represent from the film? I plan on writing a letter of complaint. I think the girls look ugly.
     
  13. CtinaDitty

    CtinaDitty Disney Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    385
    Hmm... I agree with a lot of you. Not sure why they feel the need. I guess to keep up with the times? :confused3
     
  14. CtinaDitty

    CtinaDitty Disney Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    385
    I agree! I'm always hoping to see Rapunzel with short brown hair since that is how she ended the movie.
     
  15. angelmichelle

    angelmichelle Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    373
    It would give away part of the movie if a short-haried brunette was labeled as the famous long-blonde-haired Rapunzel, no? Just a thought. But then again with this logic, Ariel should only be featured as a mermaid in products rather than a 'legged' person... oh well.
     
  16. Disney_Princess83

    Disney_Princess83 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    5,848
    :thumbsup2 I can deal with Rapunzel will long hair in the parks. But I hate the merchandise of her in her wedding dress with long blonde hair... she had short hair when she was getting married.....
     
  17. MScott1851

    MScott1851 <font color=font color=royalblue>Got a link for th

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2002
    Messages:
    3,194
    They're all a downgrade, as far as I'm concerned, especially Ariel and Belle. And I almost died when we were watching Sofia The First and Cinderella came to see her. She was hideous, weird looking eyes and a big wide, honker nose. What are they thinking?!?
     
  18. Disney_Princess83

    Disney_Princess83 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    5,848
    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  19. hebbynan

    hebbynan Chase and Eli's Mom

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    843
    Did any of you notice that there seems to be less middrift showing for Jasmine? The new pants are higher and there is a dangling embellishment from the top. The top too seems to cover higher. Hmmm, wonder why they'd do this while making the other princesses look more current? Sort of odd don't you think? Almost seems like a contradiction.
     
  20. hburke01

    hburke01 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2013
    Messages:
    29
    I am a disney princess nut and to be honest the only one in the before mentioned pictures who really stands out as extremely off is Cinderella. Yes Belle looks different but I like her look. The in park costumes needed a huuuuge upgrade: Belle's especially. She looked like someone in a costume. Atleast now she looks a little more like a real person.

    That said, I have a feeling this change will not last as far as the merchandise goes. The original renditions were timeless and should stay that way. Disney is just adapting with the current times as far as what most animation looks like these days.
     
  21. kasedroz

    kasedroz Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    200
    There is two version of the wedding Rapunzel doll, one with long blonde and one with the short brown. My DD has both and loves them equally.

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     

Share This Page