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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby albinotanuki » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:15 am

I've talked with other people on another forum who's opinions are a bit more "progressive" on this issue than I am and seemed to have taken a bit more offense to redesign than I did. I can understand Brenda Chapman's frustration with not being able to have complete control over the character she's created, however, I don't think the redesign is sexist nor do I think it'll hurt little girls' self-esteem; kids are a lot smarter than we give them credit for and they're quick to pick up on what's real and what isn't. Disney is, foremost, a toy marketing company, which of course they're going to try to make their products appeal to kids. Besides, I've seen worse sexualization in children's products than this.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:36 am

Doesn't anyone care about movie accurateness? Anyone? Hello? 8D Believe me, I find it offensive that because Merida is a girl, made for girls, they felt like making her thinner, glitterier, and "prettier". That kind of hurts my feelings. What's wrong with looking like Merida from the movie? She's no Aurora, but she's cute enough. And who said every princess has to be a pretty supermodel anyway? But to me, it's even more important that Merida merchandise look like the movie because of it being accurate! I detest inaccurate dolls and figures of anything.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby Spirit of Adventure » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:17 pm

I do dislike the redesign, I've said it before.

But what I don't understand is that people keep saying they made her "prettier" and "sexy". I find her rather ugly in the redesign. She wasn't that beautiful in the film either, but she has much better than here.

Her looks are just off. Exactly like all the others in these new versions.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby albinotanuki » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:26 pm

To be honest, I don't think this
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Looks better than this
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I can understand why they made the change; Merida wouldn't have looked better as a 3D model up against a bunch of 2D models (hence why Rapunzel also gets the 2D treatment).
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby Spirit of Adventure » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:31 pm

I do think they look better in the first ensemble.

Their new facial features are beyond off, and they hairs seem poorly groomed. If anything looks "prettier" now, it's their dresses.

I would also make a 2D Merida, but one that looked more like the original. Just for the sake of continuity. Though if it were for me, I'd just kill that absurd franchise and leave each character in their own universe.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:48 am

I think Merida is odd looking in the new images. Pretty, but awkward somehow. And I do prefer the 3D of Merida AND Rapunzel. To me it's all about individual look and accuracy. So to me 2D Merida and Punzie look terrible. I think they're inaccurate and Rapunzel looks awful, while Merida looks like a harlot. I hate all of the new designs.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby LQstudiesPixar » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:10 am

I agree with both of you. The only reason I don't hate the design is because I like to pretend it doesn't exist, only the 3D renderings of Rapunzel and Merida are for real. But putting that into consideration, why even bother? There are already rendered character poses of the characters, just put those on the merchandising. Save the money in making this new design and give the people who they already know. I would rather see the 2D princesses in 2D and the 3D princesses in 3D. It's just more simple and familiar.

And like I said, I only don't dislike the design because I pretend it doesn't exist. It's only not horrible because it didn't exist to begin with, I pretend.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby albinotanuki » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:24 am

Well I say if you don't like the merchandise, don't buy it.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:26 am

I agree totally! I always wondered why they "invested"(wasted) money to make new designs. Originals FTW!
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby albinotanuki » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:34 am

Its to sell merchandise of course.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:32 am

Okay, but who buys the merchandise because of the new images? Personally, I'll still buy it if the new images are only on the tags or box. But if the product depicts the new Rapunzel and/orMerida I refuse to buy it. I don't want to spend money on that, and have it in my house. Creepy!
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby albinotanuki » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:47 am

Eh. I t doesn't really bother me that much. I know what the characters are suppose to look like, but I'm not gonna get uptight about it. Doesn't really matter to me what a character looks like; I know who they are.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:59 am

Again, if it's just the packaging that's one thing. But I don't want merchandise that's inaccurate and creepy. To me it's all about accuracy as a collector. I don't understand why you want the things, if they don't remind you of the movies? I've never understood that though. I guess I'm just too picky.
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby albinotanuki » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:12 am

Is it a bad thing if I've printed out a version of Sparkly Dress Merida for myself? ...I think she looks pretty! :oops:
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Re: Merida Disney Princess Redesign

Postby Leirin » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:51 am

I admittedly kind of enjoy the shininess of her new dress. But I do largely agree with IV that they still can't touch the originals. I'd much prefer something more movie-accurate with all of them, but oh well.
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