i thought i’d address this now while i’m awake enough
shut up about rapunzel and anna please
everyone else is tired of hearing about it
I’m still not certain about these posters being fake, I’ll take down my stuff when it’s totally confirmed.
Point is, I’m laughing like a maniac at this hilarious photoset.
Don’t post on a public site. Or simply ask me more about my opinion. Thanks!
i’ll post what i want where i want thanks
and as for your opinion, i dont care. because i swear to fucking god, if they’d deviated from the original fairy tale, other people would have complained
i’ll admit, it’d be nice to see a movie featuring a person of color, but disney has come a long fucking way from their old stuff
I understand you’re overwhelmed with quite a few people who are a bit annoyed with you, but please hear me out.
I’d actually say this is a big step back. In the nineties we were seeing quite a lot of diversity, not just in ethnicity (which is great, but you can have diverse character designs even with a bunch of white characters) but in character design and style. Even saying “it’s just the art style” doesn’t quite cut it, since the current style they’ve decided to rehash is pretty bland. On top of which, no amount of “it’s my style!” excuses same-facedness.
People will complain no matter what. But you know something great? Just like you so eloquently said, we can always ask them to “shut up”. It’s not just about people complaining. It’s about cultural change and positively influencing young men and women. The original story? It was about a young girl rescuing a her male friend. Disney’s story is about a girl going on a quest with the help of a man. No, they’ve deviated from the original fairy tale. At this point, there’s barely a resemblance.
"And as for your opinion, I don’t care." All right. So I understand you might not read this. But I’m going to point out the original reason I was laughing was that the differences you noted between Rapunzel and Anna’s designs are pretty much single digits on an HTML color code and degrees in the angles.
On top of which, the information is off. Yes, the story is Danish. I’ve been to Denmark, and while it’s got a blonder population than most, only about 16.4% of twenty-year-olds can be described as “fair”. Andersen himself had brown hair. Not to mention that this story takes place in the far north, not Denmark. Many people in this area are of a much darker complexion. ON TOP OF WHICH, it’s not insane for Disney to change the fairy tale. There weren’t many complaints when Hamlet was reenacted with lions, but maybe that’s because they were just African animals, not African people.
If they really wanted to stay faithful to the original story and make “the right people” happy, they’d have
Gerda Anna defeat the Snow Queen by reciting the Lord’s Prayer.
Not to mention the very existence of Princess and the Frog didn’t spark mountains of racist hate mail to my knowledge, and if I were Disney I’d rather piss off the purists (purists in more than one way) than the people hoping for a new role model for their little girl.
all i can see is ‘their facial shapes are 20 pixels thinner and their respective colour schemes have 3 shades difference and they have HAIR!!! BLONDE HAIR people in the north only have BLONDE HAIR im likely an artist who samefaces on every drawing its called STYLE you dingusdicks’