Disney give Brave’s Merida the make-over – let’s pull her to pieces
ALL hail the new Disney Princess, a fairy-nosed, thick-haired, thin – THIN! – big-eyed cartoon of dreamy perfection. VitaminW notes how Disney have worked their magic on Merida, break-out star of the 2012 cartoon film Brave.
The new Merida is on the left. The old Merida is on the right. What changed?
Well, Vitamin W spots:
Sleeker, longer hair with more body
Larger eyes and more arched eyebrows
A thinner waist
More obvious breasts
An overall more adult and less adolescent appearance
Lighter colored and more ornate gown
A lower cut neckline that also shows more shoulder
Perhaps most symbolically, her bow and arrows have disappeared in favor of a fashionable belt
Her hands are behind her back.
She’s got slimmer feet. You know what Walt said about small feet…
Old Merida had an easy smile. New Merida looks more self-conscious.
But is Vitamin W being entirely fair? It would appear not. The image released by Disney looks like this:
In neither version does Merida have freckles…