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Main points:
:bulletred: The Disney department in charge of the princess line is apparently male-dominated, which explains the careless thought behind the redesign
:bulletblue: Brenda Chapman (Merida's creator) has officially voiced her outrage regarding the matter
:bulletyellow: Disney has replaced pictures of new Merida on their website with old Merida, which likely means they are working on redoing the atrocious work they've released

Full article can be found here: rebeccahains.wordpress.com/201…

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bornahorse Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I don't even understand what was wrong with the original Princess designs in the first place... I mean I can understand creating a 2D version of Merida, sorta, but to cover her in glitter and everything else? Ugg....
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EstrangeloEdessa Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry, I just... I still don't get why the redesign is considered so bad. It's sparkly and ridiculously idealized, yes, but isn't the entire thing? So why so much focus on Merida?
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siquia Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
You're speaking like there isn't anything wrong with the line in the first place. Merida is a "last straw" kind of deal, and since she's the newest princess, she gets the most attention. I think the reason people have acted so negatively and so suddenly despite it happening before to the other princesses was that the redesigns would usually just suddenly appear on merchandise, while in Merida's case there was a coronation period, a pre-release, and time for people to react. If they released the entire redesigned princess line all at once, people would have reacted to the whole thing, but since this is Merida's "time to shine", she was the one that outraged the public.
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Haili73 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
So wait...if we got our Merida back, can we have our other princesses back? Old Cinderella with her bangs the right way? Belle with not-as-curly-hair...less sparkles?
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siquia Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Oh god if only. Redhead Cinderella, Belle and Aurora not looking like French harlots, Mulan and Pocahontas not looking like botox victims, non-hammerhead shark Rapunzel...I'm honestly wondering why petitions haven't started before.
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Haili73 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Yes! We should start one.
Don't even get me started on Mulan's new "princess" look....:shakefist:
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AudreySpektor Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
DOWN WITH STEREOTIPES! Let's get our princesses back
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WolfKandy Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaaay! :D
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ToaOrka Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah, good work guys! :D
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LalaAdanwenB Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   General Artist
YES! VICTORY! I'm so happy about this. Why do they have to re-design them at all though? Why not leave them the way they are? And I hate this whole Princess-marketing anyway.*goes to hit her bed posts with a sword*
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
If I had children I refuse to buy them any of the Princess line merch. HERE KIDS WATCH THE MOVIE AND THAT'S IT.
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AudreySpektor Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I just bought one Merida doll when the film had just been in the cinema. Months after I didn't see anyother like that nice and funny Merida. I just saw Elegant ugly merida's with strange faces and tight clothes and curvy bodies....I'm so happy I bought one of the few reals =') I love the old princesses the way they were. Each time I see my cousins bying Disney barbies I'm like O.O WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THEM!
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LalaAdanwenB Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   General Artist
Haha, yeah, me too, although I can remember myself begging my parents to buy me barbies and an Ariel doll.xD I'd probably make a Merida shirt myself (which I'm about to do anyway, because apparently there are only children's shirts offered).:)
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AudreySpektor Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
=)
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I begged my parents for the Barbies, too (the Disney dolls not so much since I didn't know they existed hahaha), but more for Barbie's clothes and house than actual Barbie. That girl's got some decent digs amirite.

Oh, I think either Uniqlo or Forever21 offer Disney shirts, so they'll probably release those soon. Then again I was never much for patience either *CACKLE*
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LalaAdanwenB Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   General Artist
Yes, I was so desperate for the house (and the Playmobile house as well), and one day my mother came home with the boutique, it was awesome!:D

I couldn't find anything at their websites, but if you ever see some, it would be awesome if you made a post about it!:)
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
AND HER CAR RIGHT. ooooh you're lucky, the most I got that wasn't a doll was a vanity set for Barbie with little plastic bottles of "perfume" that I obviously immediately lost DX

I shall keep tabs on it and post when I hear anything!
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LalaAdanwenB Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   General Artist
Oh god, the car, I was so jealous of people who had the car!:XD: Gosh, I loved little accessories like that.:D
Thanks!:)
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Rowena-Arum Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YES! A little sparkle on a loose dress is okay, maybe a band to hold her hair back, but NO MORE!!
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GrimTales29 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANKS GOD!!! LOVE THE ORINIGAL MERIDA!!
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cheezyhobo1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Artist
If you ask me all the men on the men on the princess commity or whatever the hell it's called should be fired and replaced with women. Not to sound like a complete feminist or anything but the fact that the people in charge are all men and that they produced this new hyper-sexual Merida says A LOT.
Either way I'm just glad that they finally got it through their thick skulls that Merida is supposed to look REAL and not uber-disney-pretty-perfect.
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Nothing wrong with sounding feminist, mate. The fact that this is a girl's franchise and men are ruling it means that something is the matter here. Not to sound sexist but they know nothing.
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cheezyhobo1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Artist
lol yeah, I mean, it's a freaking PRINCESS franchise for god's sake! There should at least be one woman in charge of the franchise. One AT LEAST. :)
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I think there are women on the team, but seeing as they are vastly outnumbered, I think the decisions mostly went in favor of the men. Which common sense would dictate is a bad idea :giggle:
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cheezyhobo1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Artist
lol yeah :)
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I signed as well. Disney realizes they're speaking to a new generation.
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Times have changed, and it's about time Disney has, too.
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes indeed :clap: Praying that the Snow Queen in Frozen is a sympathetic villain and not a monster.
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
PREPARED TO FEEL FEELS FOR VILLAINS YEP
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I know, since they got Idina Mendzel to play the Snow Queen! We need some Wicked vibes!
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
OUF she's like the second person to voice two separate characters, isn't she (first's Mandy Moore I think)?? UGH what I would give to be a Disney voice UUUGH
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Me too, though I've love Hynden Walch (Teen Titans, Adventure Time) to be part of a feature film. Also Matthew Gray Gubler.
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Kimita-chan13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish the would redesign rapunzel to. Her 2D version looks nothing like her :/ except in the book she's in with the rest of the princesses
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I wish they'd redesign everyone tbh, it's either they make everyone look like the victim of horrible plastic surgery, or they make them look like western whores :\
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Kimita-chan13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very true :C
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Pixargirl Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I think outside of Merida, Cinderella looks the worst because she supposed to be the oldest disney princess at 19 along with Tiana and second when you watch Cinderella and see her in that film it really does show physically a mature, young women rather than the prom queen we have now.
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siquia Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I agree that they totally ruined Cinderella, especially considering that she is not blonde but rather a redhead, and that seems to have been a decision of convenience.
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delinquentmiley Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I signed it for my nieces, I regret nothing!
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