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May 14, 2013


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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

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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....
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?
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.
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?
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.
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:
AudreySpektor Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
DOWN WITH STEREOTIPES! Let's get our princesses back
WolfKandy Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaaay! :D
ToaOrka Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah, good work guys! :D
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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