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?
THE INCREDIBLES 2 ON ITS WAY
Brad Bird, director and writer for The Incredibles (and Edna Mode’s voice) has declared to be getting ready for the film’s sequel. He admitted it was because “he loves those characters and their world”. He has already thought of many elements he thinks would work great for The Incredibles 2, but has to first finish Walt Disney Pictures’ Tomorrowland with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, which will be released December 2014. This could mean that the film could be coming in 2016 or 2017.
You guys excited?
“Toy Story of TERROR!” a new animated short coming to ABC this Halloween!
Meet Jeff Wright, a gifted balloon artist and (clearly) a huge fan of the Toy Story series. Jeff created this awesome Buzz Lightyear costume using nothing but an untold number of carefully interwoven balloons.
Jeff and his wife Rachel are moving to Bolivia to serve as volunteers at the Life Center Orphanage in the city of Cochabamba, where they’ll no doubt be entertain the children with awesome balloon creations like this. Visit their website to learn more about their charitable efforts.
[via Oddity Central]
This man is amazing!