Now for awhile, Disney has been showing different versions of the princesses in art work and toys, but things are getting serious in parks. In toys and advertisements, the princesses are in far more blinged out dresses. Hair is slightly different, and Ariel’s face is starting to look a little weird.
But now, in parks, the princesses are getting make overs. I’m not a big fan, but Disney wants to modernize, and I can’t do anything about it.
Now I’m no Cindy fan. I think she’s irritating and just a jerk. But I really liked her old dress. It was made in the image of the dress that was designed by Walt. So when they change it, it really makes me sad. They modernized everything about it, from her new side bangs down to her new blue shoes.
And Belle. Everyone loves Belle, because she’s the smart princess. I just don’t see why she has to be all shiny now.
I like how Disney updates the parks. They’re changing almost constantly (New Fantasyland anyone?). But the princesses? Those dresses were iconic. They reminded me of my childhood. I remember watching Beauty and the Beast when I was little, and Belle’s ball gown didn’t look like that. It just didn’t. I think the thing that bothers me most about these changes, are the hair changes. Cindy didn’t have side bangs, and her face wasn’t caked in make-up. That just didn’t happen when her story came out. The hair styles that were in the movies were done in a way that reminds us of how the hair may have been then. But now, its nothing like what it should be.
I just find seeing my childhood change to be extremely distressing. At the same time, I’m glad Mickey Mouse doesn’t look like this still.
I guess we’ll see how I feel when I see everyone in person.
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