Can you imagine trying to swim around with a couple of seashells strapped to your nipples? Women react to realistic Disney princess waistlines “Her waist is the size of her neck…” Facebook. She's the little sister who has her first crush, or the best friend you have lunch with, or even the girlfriend you're taking out on a date. That's a lot of strenuous exercise. Reply. Her most recent works include a futuristic sci-fi illustrated novel called "Homestead Hunts," which is about Canadian cannibals. BuzzFeed Staff Ariel. Luckily, there are several groups and people on the Internet who are working to change that. Hannah Cranston and Jason Carter discuss IRL representations of Disney Princesses. Fun side note: Tangled has a lot of symbolism tied into this mirror. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a badass quote from the Koran written in cursive on her back, seeing as all the characters from Aladdin are Muslim. So here are 15 examples of princess designs that have been fixed to a realistic standard. Ariel is 99% leg and towers over everyone like a redheaded skyscraper. A snippet: "Men want girls with good taste. If you've ever wondered what Disney Princesses would look like in real life, check this out. Take your average Disney princess – not so average really. No, I like this because it has five different Disney princesses, two of them are women of color, with five very different body types. It also helps that Elsa has pale skin, which was another very attractive feature, as that indicated that she had the luxury of lounging indoors rather than working all day in the field. After all, since these characters are supposed to represent people in films made for children, they should probably look more like real people, right? Healthier waistlines for them and healthier self-esteem for us growing up. ©2020 Verizon Media. And they discover how awesome reading is and so spend more time reading. With long use, they altered the rib cage and reduced lung capacity, which meant all those fainting ladies weren't just a stereotype. That's totally fine. Disney is one of the many parties responsible for that. One's skin must be smooth and flawless, god forbid one has any acne, birthmarks, or freckles. An Artist Re-Imagines Disney Princesses With Realistic Waistlines. The picture on the right is not a photograph of a real person, even though using a real person would be an excellent way to portray a Disney character in a realistic body. You're not going to get through that without building some muscle. "Media outlets with the opportunity to change the way women are viewed and view themselves should start taking responsibility. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. It's one thing to have a woman character - real or cartoonish - who fits into nothing larger than a size five. Although one wonders if Gaston would have pursued Belle if she'd been any bigger than a size four. Genie asks if she's pretty and Aladdin gushes romantically about her eyes and hair. Especially when you look at the size of the men around them, and everyone's diet, which consists almost exclusively of tarts and meat. You can find more info at www.dzamaire.com. All of these ladies are still beautiful and match what the world is today. Article by Cosmopolitan UK. The skinnier one is, the bet. The internet can’t get enough of various re-imaginings of Disney princesses. It's also closer to what a woman who spends most of her time indoors reading books would look like. Plus, if you look closely enough, you can see she has dark spots and little blemishes dotting her arms and belly. Buzzfeed's Loryn Brantz decided to digitally edit six famous Disney ladies -- Ariel ("The Little Mermaid"), Pocahontas ("Pocahontas"), Jasmine ("Aladdin"), Belle ("Beauty and the Beast"), Aurora ("Sleeping Beauty") and Elsa ("Frozen") -- to show what the cartoon heroines would look like if they had more realistic physical proportions. To them we say to take a page from Tangled's book and smash that thing. Part of HuffPost Women. It only took a couple nudges of a line to make those princesses' waists less extreme, and they still looked beautiful and magical.". ("Disney Princesses & Disappearing Waistlines" 2009). But that doesn't really matter, because (two) she wears thick armor for half of the movie, and that gives her much more realistic dimensions. Remember when I talked about historical accuracy with Anastasia? And she has little baggies under her eyes. Opposition to tattoos doesn't make sense. They’re the magical, colorful, all-singing, all-dancing distraction that we need in … Pocahontas has hips and looks like a rock star. It's no secret that we have the worst beauty standards, especially for women. 44 thoughts on “ Disney Princesses & Dissapearing Waistlines ” Belen. One, it's amazing. Weird. This is what inspired Buzzfeed’s Loryn Brantz to digitally alter six famous … Apparently, being a woman means one could always lose another five pounds. Belle’s waistline gets real. That, and warrior princesses. Which brings me to point number two: it's realistic. Not that you can really get to that level of detail in a cartoon, but in live-action movies and photographs, those are almost always edited out. A bigger belly indicated that the person had enough money to live in decent housing and eat their fill, rather than scrape for food in the countryside or on the streets. I will say this for Disney, though: Jasmine was one of the first princesses whose best attribute wasn't her beauty. (See "15 Jaw-Dropping Fan Arts by Disney Fanatics That Will Make You Go 'Whoa!'") The reason they initially greeted the explorers so warmly and lavishly is because that was a part of their culture. The main reason I chose this picture of realistic Ariel is … "As children we may not realize these images in the media affect us, but they definitely do," Brantz told HuffPost. Making a point that perhaps fictional heroines don't need to be made of miraculous proportions. Important conversations are happening now. Well, they would look pretty fab. Which is something the movie industry doesn't seem to get. I might be able to now that I have realistic proportions and won't break in half at the waist … The movie just wasn't popular enough. In a recent set of illustrations, artist Loryn Brantz gave the princesses a little reverse plastic surgery. how to draw a Disney-friendly version of a princess. Add your voice! Christina "DZA" Marie runs the blog "Dragons, Zombies & Aliens" and writes fantasy and science fiction. I want to wrap her up in cotton, take her home and feed her honey. Follow HuffPostWomen's board Map Of A Woman on Pinterest. Technically, Anastasia doesn't count as an official Disney princess, even though she is a character designed by Disney and is a princess. The song is worse, even if every lyric is disproved by the end of the film. There are two reasons for this. Because it meant she had enough money to eat three square meals a day. It was covered in baggy, shabby clothing for a good chunk of the movie, but it was still an unrealistic depiction. No doubt about it. It's much more practical than the original. Women had to work while the boys were off fighting, and you can't do that if you can't draw in a full breath. Jasmine went and got some serious ink! Pinterest + ... all the princesses have toothpick-thin waists. Featured above, however, is a fan-made edit. Their ultra-tiny waists were replaced with waistlines that could actually be a … Either way, she needs help. It's one of his many attributes that made him such a slime ball. Okay, I admit it. April 27, 2009 at 3:19 am ... that have some more realistic versions of the Disney princesses. One lung is about the size of a football (on average), so with that tight-ass rib-cage, she's not even breathing. In fact, since I mentioned historical accuracy, this version would actually be more desirable to the men of her time than the original. The Aztecs and Mayans did not believe the Europeans were gods. There are several things wrong with The Road to El Dorado. Oh, and of course, boobs have to be at least a C-cup, and your hips need to be curvy, too. And what do you know: she's still pretty. For any societal progress on the matter, it is essential that Disney restructure its rhetoric on body image. It's a little hard to tell, since her arms are over her torso, but Rapunzel's stomach and waistline have widened. An amazing painting far beyond average capabilities, to be sure. Hm, maybe that's why she spends so much time around Hades. Sometimes, their necks are as wide as their waists. Disney's animated female figures, she noted, typically have long, slender necks; "demure" shoulders; B- or C-cup breasts and "soft but very defined" waists. Anna looks so cute in this picture. If you scrolled past it, here's a quick repeat: The skinny craze is a very recent development. In most of history (especially in the Renaissance), the "ideal woman's" body had visible fat, especially around the midsection. That's somewhat understandable, even occasionally excusable. First is the obvious: the image shown above. One, her body is closer to realistic proportions than other princesses, even if it's still unfeasible. Every other person you meet will have at least one tattoo somewhere on their body, and they're some of the nicest people on the planet. Disney's depiction of Megara is easily one of the most infuriating. It's no secret that we have the worst beauty standards, especially for women. It's a painting. And don't worry about all the people with eating disorders or who are experiencing horrible bullying because their looks don't conform to our standards. Artists have tackled their huge eyes and lack of diversity before, but now, their royal waislines are getting a makeover. November 3, 2013 at 12:47 am Realistic … Also, Tiana's bra and underwear match her gown, which I find adorable. (For which I'm grateful. They're "disrespectful" and "ugly," which is probably why the only people who have them in movies are usually bad guys, or at least morally ambiguous. Tiana's got hips! The animation industry is historically male dominated, and I think that contributes to how these designs became so extreme in their proportions — their necks are almost always bigger than their waists!". Sometimes they're girls who have a hard time making friends because the mean girls at their school make fun of their waistline, so they spend more time reading. He was pretty absorbed in her physical appearance and reproductive capabilities...and that's about it. by Loryn Brantz. It's supposed to be lies and reality distortion. The funny thing is, the design, by Curvy Kate, is not only representative of the average American in the 21st Century. But during the scene where Rapunzel has figured out who she is and what Gothel's been doing, the mirror shatters. But don't look for hips, because Disney princesses tend not to have them, Viguet pointed out in her tutorial, using Meg from "Hercules" as an example. I hate all of these disney princesses with "realistic" proportions, bodies, waistlines etc. They weren't idiots. Mulan's body usually doesn't come up in this kind of conversation. She has appropriate facial proportions instead of the huge anime-eyes and baby-face of almost every other Disney princess. Even putting aside the fact that Chel has the typical Disney body, she's still problematic. The World's Most Entertaining Car Website, 10 Academy Award-Winning Actors You Completely Forgot About, 15 Disney Princesses Who FINALLY Have Realistic Waistlines, "15 Jaw-Dropping Fan Arts by Disney Fanatics That Will Make You Go 'Whoa! If they're stick-skinny, they don't stay that way for long. Having characters like this in Disney movies will give little girls and boys realistic expectations when it comes to their body types in the real world. 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