Thursday, August 30, 2012

Disney...What have you done???

Disney, Disney, Disney....what have you done???  I understand the idea of fighting childhood obesity but that is not even the reason for making your characters thinner.  As a matter of fact you did not just thin down your characters you made them look 6 feet tall and anorexic.  They look Tim Burtonesque to me.  All arms, legs and torso and very little else.

In an article by Rina Raphael from the Today show she pointed to the creative director of Barney's as being the true force behind the character's DRASTIC change in shape.  Dennis Freedman explained, "The standard Minnie Mouse would not look good in a Lavin dress...If we are going to make this work, we have to have a 5-foot-11 Minnie."  All I can say Mr. Freedman is that you have a LOT of nerve!

You have taken a classic of American culture and turned it into something that, if the Disney characters were people, it would be doubtful Vogue would allow them on their cover because they are TOO skinny!

New Skinny Minnie Mouse

Skinny Goofy

Skinny Daisy

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