Posted in Rants, tagged Academy Award, Animation, Brave, Brenda Chapman, Disney, Disney Princess, Merida, Merida Makeover, Merida Makeover OK, The new Merida, Walt Disney Company on May 23, 2013 |
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In world where more than 80% of ten year old girls admit to having been on a diet, it behooves us to pay attention to the messages we send little girls about their bodies. So it is not without much thought and consideration that I say that I find the hysteria over Disney’s new iteration of their newest Princess, Merida, to be crazily out of proportion.
(Insert pause for the sound of people frothing at the mouth and biting my head off here)
Now before you go saying that I have already admitted, on this very blog, to have partaken of the Disney Kool-Aid, let me assure you that despite indulging in a little corporate Kool Aid, I am still fully capable of forming my own opinions – positive or negative – about Disney. So can you. Take a look for yourself:
Is she a bit more glam? Sure. Does that make her any less strong? I don’t think so. – Image from Yahoo Shine
Sorry. But I just don’t think it’s that egregious. Every time I see Ariel from The Little Mermaid I cringe at that ridiculous waist. Ditto Jasmine. But this? Not so bad. (And I’m not the only one who thinks so – check out what my friend Pilar Clarke has to say about it here. ) (more…)
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Posted in Travel, tagged Be Our Guest Restaurant, Belle, Disney, Disney World, Fantasyland, Gaston, Magic Kingdom, New Fantasyland, preview Fantasy Land, Walt Disney Company on October 26, 2012 |
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The New Fantasyland, part of the largest expansion in Disney’s 40 year history, and the most popular land in the most popular park in the most popular theme park in the world is – in a word – spectacular. It doesn’t open until December 6th, but I got a sneak preview of Disney’s latest piece of magic.
Enter the New Fantasyland through the old castle walls – a hint at the history inside. The Beast’s Castle – visible from a distance, but accessible inside – looms high on a hill.
“We are always working on different levels” explained Imagineer Diego Parras,“We create experiences for parents, children and grandparents – for everyone - to enjoy together.”
But The New Fantasyland has added another dimension to that multi-level thinking: the physical one. (more…)
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