To think Disney's 'makeover' of Meridia from Brave is sexualised, insulting crapshit&

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Have a read about it [http://m.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/may/13/brave-director-criticises-sexualised-merida-redesign?CMP=twt_gu here]]

Apols if this has already been pointed out today! I'm just in from work & saw it. [anger]

JumpingJackSprat Mon 13-May-13 23:57:14

Ladybeagle i cant see what the fuss is about either. the differences are imperceptible.

Lazyjaney Tue 14-May-13 08:58:54

I can hardly see a difference either. Much ado about nothing.

KellyElly Tue 14-May-13 09:14:08

Can't really get my knickers in a knot about Disney characters, sorry, or Bratz dolls or barbies etc.

PatPig Tue 14-May-13 09:59:51

They look pretty similar to me. A bit narrower at the waist maybe.

themaltesecat Tue 14-May-13 10:14:12

Typical, unwatchable Disney shite. Who gives a toss?

Slutty? Really? confused

As far as I know the merchandise wasn't selling that well from brave. Maybe if everyone signing the petition had went out and bought the stuff they wouldn't have had to revert back to their tried and tested methods.

It doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things anyway, steer your daughters towards more suitable role models if you hate disney so much.

Amrapaali Tue 14-May-13 11:10:50

The waist looks the same to me, the big belt makes it appear narrow... (Any time spent on S & B boards is not wasted!!)

The eyes are the culprits. They have a come-hither look. As MissyMoo said, not important in the grand scheme of the universe.

Effingjeff Tue 14-May-13 12:28:14

My 4 year old said 'she is beautiful as she is mummy-why are they changing her'? Fair point!!!

It's a bit hypocritical that they made this big song and dance about how she was perfect as she was, and they give her Bratzdoll eyes and a womanly figure.

PatPig Tue 14-May-13 14:23:51

Children and parents choose what to buy. If the 'natural' look sells, they would make more. It's not a conspiracy against women, it's just about making money.

Obviously it's not selling, so they are changing it slightly to try to increase sales. If they still don't sell, they will cancel it altogether.

StuntGirl Tue 14-May-13 16:41:27

I'm a bit worried about the eyesight of the posters who can't tell the difference! grin

TSSDNCOP Tue 14-May-13 18:27:27

She was fabulous as she was. I'm not a big Disney fan but I thought Merida Mark I epitomised the essence of the story.

RubyGates Tue 14-May-13 19:32:09

She was fine as she was.
She was a proper role model. Mark 2 is just another glamorous sparkly air-head.

trice Tue 14-May-13 19:47:29

I hate it. She is supposed to be a child not a page 3 stunner. Why can we not have a wider definition of beauty?

Did you see that they have made a cartoon that transforms my little ponies into busty young women? That is just bizarre. Sorry I can't link as I am on phone.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 14-May-13 19:49:50

I can't see a difference either. Maybe the eyes are a slightly different shape?

RunRabbit Tue 14-May-13 19:53:14

They should have redone the story instead. Very lack lustre for a Pixar film.

markymark Tue 14-May-13 20:09:19

Another who is disappointed. DD is 5 and loves the Disney princesses, I try and steer her away as can't stand them, but bought Brave as thought it was a good compromise. Why did they have to do this? Agree the changes aren't massive but they are significant as they are completely out of line with her character in the film. Eyeliner? When she complained about having her hair put up?

Very glad DD already has a Merida doll, and she won't be getting another one.

LemonPeculiarJones Tue 14-May-13 20:33:20

It fucked me off too.

Dismal, really. A character who was designed to be a bit more of a real girl reduced to a sexual stereotype.

The fact that she has been transformed into an older-looking, more sexual young woman, yet it supposed to be the same character, seems a worrying reflection of the pornification of everything and the sexualisation of kids in media, which is driven by morality-free and principle-free money grubbing.

Just as magazines didn't (don't?!) want black women on their covers because that edition would sell slightly less, Disney have purely sought to boost sales with the worst kind of brain-dead marketing.

It's that sort of formulaic money-trumps-ideology bullshit that is turning the studio into a factory of the mediocre.

RubyGates Wed 15-May-13 08:46:00
DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Wed 15-May-13 08:54:24

To all those who say they can't really see any difference ... try this, from a male cartoonist. He explains it very, very well...

GoblinGranny Wed 15-May-13 08:56:44

Does this help you see the differences, LadyBeagleEyes?
thedaysarelongandshort.com/post/50220183714/the-brave-and-the-bold

GoblinGranny Wed 15-May-13 08:57:23

Ha! Crosspost DonDraper. grin

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Wed 15-May-13 09:06:45

grin

Loved the old one, hate the new one... I've signed

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