It's not like Disney princesses have traditionally been synonymous with feminism, but can't we at least leave out the extra make-up, sparkles and perfect hair? Why have ANY of these characters been altered? I understand that the sexier version of Merida goes against everything she represented in the movie and that's why people got upset, but why is nobody appalled at these other transformations? What is this saying to our children? I've already written at length about my feelings on sex being marketed to young girls (you can find that piece here), and this is no different.
So I have to ask, "Hey Disney, what about the rest of the princesses?" Shame on you Disney, for tweaking these beloved characters into what seems like their "Bratz" alter egos, just to make a buck.
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Snow White (1937): Groucho Reviews
Cinderella (1950): Orangetagged.blogspot
Ariel (1989): OnTheRedCarpet.com
Belle (1991): Cineplex.com
Pocahontas (1995): Fanpop.com
Jasmine (1992): Cineplex.com
All "updated" characters are from the Disney Princess site