I don't know much about kids. It's been a while since I've been one and I don't have any, and I don't really hang around them. But from what I recall and what I know, I don't think they really notice looks as much as we think. Yes, things need to be pretty, and kids are pretty distracted by shiny things, but I think the love of a character trumps any "outdatedness." This is one thing I'll sort of back down on, because like I said, I don't know kids very well. That said. My issue is not that she is overly sexy. She's not. My issue is that A) I don't think the classics that Walt made should be redesigned like this. Mickey Mouse has changed over the years, but not that much (if at all) since Walt's time. Mickey Mouse is also more of a modern meta-character. Cinderella is a fairy tale character in the Victorian period. B) The changes not only go against who some of the characters are (Cinderella especially), I'm going to even venture that they are promoting our "photoshop" culture. If you look at the original Cinderella, she is slightly older and more mature looking, with a larger ribcage and more of a developed figure. The newer Cinderella is younger looking (to me, she seems a 15-year-old girl going to prom) and thinner- they even made her ribcage smaller! We girls have it bad enough as it is comparing ourselves to the Disney Princesses, but if you go back and make them even younger and thinner? You said it in no way violates who Cinderella is. I disagree. Cinderella's main thing is that she was very much into simple elegance. If you look at the other young women in the movie (at the ball scene), it's huge bustles and hoop skirts and ruffles and giant ribbons and bows and layers and opulence. In comparison, Cinderella's ballgown (also, it was supposed to be silver, and they keep making it blue-er as the years go on) is very simple and understated, and that is what makes her stand out. Her wedding gown- WEDDING GOWN- was simple and understated and elegant. A girl will probably never dress any fancier in her life than she will on her wedding day, and yet Cinderella chose such a simple design? It speaks of her maturity, I think. The redesign is much more girlish, with brighter colours and more complexity, a flashier hairstyle, and a bigger skirt. So I do think it is very much going against who Cinderella is. You also said that Cinderella is for kids, not adults. I again disagree. She is the quintessential rags-to-riches story, the epitome of believing in your dreams, and a genuine princess- elegant, kind, and graceful. I would much rather see adults looking up to her than, say, reality TV show and pop stars. Some of us would still rather wear the glass slippers over Manolo Blahniks. Modern is not necessarily better. If keeping the Princesses classic makes them museum pieces...well, what's wrong with that? It will make them stand out from the sea of "Modern" heroines. It helps distance them from the real world, keep them in the world of fantasy that Disney tries so hard to project and maintain.