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Disney Princess Makeover Sparks Outrage: Merida Petition Goes Viral
Yahoo! Shine ^ | Fri, May 10, 2013 | Beth Greenfield

Posted on 05/11/2013 6:01:47 PM PDT by goodwithagun

So is turns out that Merida, the rebellious redhead star of Disney’s Pixar film “Brave,” is true princess material after all, and Disney is coronating her as its 11th official princess on Saturday at Walt Disney World to prove it. But wait, there’s a catch. Turns out that Merida’s only joining the royal lineup after a corporate makeover that’s rendered her skinnier, sexier, and more glamorous than her original spunky, tomboyish self—stripping her, at least in some images, of her trusty bow and arrow, and putting her into the very dress that her character detested in “Brave.” It’s sparked outrage among thousands of mothers for whom Merida offered, finally, an empowering Disney role model for their girls.

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While I'm not a big fan of Hollywood, Disney, Nickelodeon, etc. role models, I can't deny that it happens and has happened for decades. This makeover does bother me. By the way, my kid's favorite Disney movie is Dumbo-underage drinking, acid trip, racist crows and all! That is one messed up movie.
1 posted on 05/11/2013 6:01:47 PM PDT by goodwithagun
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To: goodwithagun

Eh, whatever.

2 posted on 05/11/2013 6:06:23 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: goodwithagun

Fantasia was an acid trip, too. LOL


3 posted on 05/11/2013 6:06:58 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

And what was in the Cheshire Cat’s hooka? I never realized how crazy those movies are until I watched them as an adult. Of course, the adult humor n Bugs Bunny is just awesome.


4 posted on 05/11/2013 6:13:52 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Songs of the South was a good one. Zippety Doo Da!


5 posted on 05/11/2013 6:15:26 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: goodwithagun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah-BOzXAV0o


6 posted on 05/11/2013 6:19:11 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I bet this sequence from Dumbo... ...gave kids nightmares for years.
7 posted on 05/11/2013 6:21:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: martin_fierro

Maybe they were afraid of the comparisons with Katniss from The Hunger Games.


8 posted on 05/11/2013 6:23:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I went to the site, signed the petition...and the parent website handling the petition is CHANGE.ORG...who “helpfully” suggested I might like to sign my personal information onto five other petitions...supporting Obamacare, “protecting the children” through new gun laws, demanding “workplace equality” for LGBT peoples, Gay marriage, and some other nonsense. I thought I was going to be able to COMMENT on the other petitions as well, so signed on for one...and was kicked to the next, so God knows what kind of mailing lists I must be on now. Just a warning over who the Brave petition will get you into bed with.


9 posted on 05/11/2013 6:28:02 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: martin_fierro
outrage, schmoutrage . . . everything's 'outrage'


archer chick is hotter

10 posted on 05/11/2013 6:30:08 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: goodwithagun

Definite improvement, who wants a princess that’s a tomboy any way? Sounds like just a bunch of ugly feminists with nothing much better to do with their time.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 6:43:01 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: martin_fierro

Are there any animated Disney/Pixar heroines that DON’T have that smirky look on their face?


12 posted on 05/11/2013 6:45:59 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: trapped_in_LA

I think she’s prettier in the original picture. Plus, as a CCW mom, I like a girl that carries a weapon.


13 posted on 05/11/2013 6:46:16 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

My daughter really likes the Merida character for a number of reasons. I loved the movie Brave also for a number of reasons. What we both loved (and realize my charming red haired Scottish blooded daughter is now 35) is the fact that the story had substance and growth and learning and reconciliation....like so many real life relationships. The characters felt real and substantial. This is such a stupid move by Disney. I had given up on them until Brave came around. Now I guess I expected too much


14 posted on 05/11/2013 6:56:55 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: trapped_in_LA

hey my daughter was a tomboy .....she has grown into a wonderful young woman...not unlike the character in Brave


15 posted on 05/11/2013 6:58:17 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: goodwithagun

I am with you

and all mama grizzlies out there loved the movie Brave


16 posted on 05/11/2013 6:58:51 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: goodwithagun; GraceG

17 posted on 05/11/2013 7:00:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: trapped_in_LA

My daughter’s best friend is a champion of archery, very feminine. She is 11.

She was proud of Merida because it made her feel good that a princess wasn’t just sitting around waiting on a boy, but was skilled.

By your post, it makes me think you think that all girls are good for is looking good for men. While I’m not a feminist, I also take pride in skills performed by girls and women.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 7:20:39 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: goodwithagun

Agree.

Maybe Sarah Palin is too ‘tomboyish’ for him.


19 posted on 05/11/2013 7:21:17 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 50sDad

reading the article it hinted to a leftist bent, so your experience is not a surprise.


20 posted on 05/11/2013 7:28:53 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: trapped_in_LA

I’ve always LIKED the tomboy look. An athletic girl in jeans and a sweatshirt is a LOT sexier than a concentration camp survivor with silicone breasts hanging from her low cut dress.


21 posted on 05/11/2013 7:31:34 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: martin_fierro
"Turns out that Merida’s only joining the royal lineup after a corporate makeover that’s rendered her skinnier, sexier, and more glamorous than her original spunky, tomboyish self"

We'll be seeing her on a new Weight Watchers commercial soon.

22 posted on 05/11/2013 7:47:31 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: goodwithagun
I went and dug around for a few seconds (merida coronation), and saw the pictures from the ceremony, and while the artistic conception stinks, the actual ceremony (in which they finally brought out her mother as a character) had my favorite cast member playing Merida to the hilt, including riding in to the ceremony upon a war horse, and once she was crowned, she was handed her quiver and her bow.

So it looks like the outrage over the conception artwork is probably just a bit premature. (and I can't wait to ask the cast member what it was like attending the events in Florida.)

I did find it amusing just how many of the royal princess possie was from Disneyland. Though now I'm worried that they might stick her in the Fantasy Land meet and greet; Merida, at least at Disneyland, is set up at a wagon across from It's a Small World, with her brothers hamming it up for every picture.

23 posted on 05/11/2013 7:54:35 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: mass55th

Not if the cast portraying the character have their way. This is from the coronation ceremony at Walt Disney World.

24 posted on 05/11/2013 7:58:15 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Ballcap! Yes


25 posted on 05/11/2013 7:58:51 PM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: goodwithagun

Only 11 official? What are they?

Snow White
Cinderella
Alice (of Alice in Wonderland (1951))
Sleeping Beauty
The Little Mermaid
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Jasmine (Aladdin)
Pocahontas
Mulan
Tinkerbell (several movies plus several cameos)
Princess [Tiana] - Princess and the Frog
Rapunzel (Tangled)

There are a number of others I have not seen, or only vaguely remember the plot — Aristocats, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians.


26 posted on 05/11/2013 8:19:24 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: goodwithagun

I have Brave on my phone. Think I’ll watch it!


27 posted on 05/11/2013 9:29:40 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: EDINVA

I can be entirely FOR a strong female character, and not be taken in by the other malarkey the Left produces. But yes, birds of a feather...


28 posted on 05/11/2013 9:29:52 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: martin_fierro
The Lezzies are upset because she lost weight and combed her hair. Hmmm...suppose they would have cheered if she had gained weight and put on a plaid shirt.
29 posted on 05/11/2013 9:43:45 PM PDT by twister881
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To: scrabblehack

Esmeralda, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is definitely the "hottest".

30 posted on 05/11/2013 9:48:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Probably doesn't count as a Princess, but I was utterly taken with Jane in Disney's Tarzan.


31 posted on 05/11/2013 11:19:03 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks goodwithagun.
...stripping her, at least in some images, of her trusty bow and arrow, and putting her into the very dress that her character detested in “Brave.” It’s sparked outrage among thousands of mothers for whom Merida offered, finally, an empowering Disney role model for their girls.
Sell Merida in camo and with a gun, long lines at the stores.


32 posted on 05/12/2013 6:17:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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