2D MERIDA OFFICIALLY RETIRED
Disney finally pulled the plug with the eleventh Disney Princess’s 2D look after the huge number of complains and criticism (including a 200 000 signatures in change.org) they got.
Brenda Chapman (director and writer for Brave) was one of the people completely against the makeover, saying she Merida was “sexed up”. “…look at the attitude. Look at how she’s posed. Look at how much tinier her waist is and how much bigger her boobs are. Look at the off the shoulder dress.” -she said in an interview with A Mighty Girl. Other criticism aims to the fact that her look went from a round-faced child-like one, to an hour-glass womanly look.
Personally, I do think they are glittering and sexing her up a bit which is not a good role-model for kids, but I don’t think their intention is for girls to want to look like her, it’s just about making her more appealing in the merchandise. Also, putting her in 2D makes her not stand out in a weird way with the rest, like they did with Rapunzel; it’s just logical. If they have made such a fuzz with Merida, what’s stopping them going after Punzie next? I think this has been blown way over proportion.
What are your thoughts about this?
It’s done! About an hour ago, Merida was officially crowned “Disney Princess” in Magic Kingdom!
Look how proud Queen Elinor is, so adorable.
Original Photo (c) Inside the Magic
Today is Merida’s coronation at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort. Welcome Merida as the latest official Disney Princess!
Merida’s Royal Coronation will take place in the Walt Disney World resort this saturday. There will be a celebratory breakfast at the Contemporary Resort first.
Who wants an invite too?
MERIDA TO BE CROWNED MAY 11TH IN WALT DISNEY WORLD
It was known Merida, from Oscar-winning Disney-Pixar’s film Brave, was to be crowned this May. Besides from the scottish ceremony, there will be a coronation celebrate in Walt Disney World in May 11th.
Merida will be joining the royal Disney Princess Franchise as the eleventh Disney Princess, probably the reason why they chose May 11th. For the people who will be there during these dates, be sure not to miss it, for it will be quite the event with all the Disney Princesses together.
Next in the Royal line are Princess Anna and Elsa, from the upcoming Disney film Frozen, who will be joining the club this November.