“Parents Score As Disney Pulls Sexy New Merida” [x]
“Hundreds of thousands of parents have validated Walt Disney’s saying “All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
“…Disney (DIS -1.14%) has listened to the more than 210,000 petitioners who complained about the sexy makeover given to the fiery-haired Merida, heroine of “Brave.” The media giant on Wednesday restored the original, more realistic version (pictured, left) to its official princess Website, although it hasn’t yet released a statement about whether it will keep the original depiction for the long term.
Still, not everyone is convinced that Disney will stay loyal to the original Merida. The character’s creator, Brenda Chapman, told the San Jose Mercury Newsthat she’s waiting for final word from Disney.
“I will stay dubious until they give an official statement about changing the image to match the original version of Merida,” she said. Chapman had earlier given a stinging rebuke about the makeover, calling it a “blatantly sexist marketing move based on money.”
I’m still waiting to see what the new artwork will look like but hey, at least Disney got the message!
I just noticed, when she says ‘you most’ she breaks eye contact to look at her hair
There’s so much symbolism in this movie though like when the mirror breaks at the end and all the stuff about the hair so along with being extremely cute and catchy Tangled is also really deep.
I could watch this movie forever.
Gothel directs most of her loving gestures towards Rapunzel’s hair. In “Mother Knows Best”, Gothel gives a particularly noticeable, prolonged look at her hair and rubs her cheek against it. She also calls Rapunzel her “flower” several times.
First time watching “Tangled”, afterwards I thought, but Mother Gothel did seem to care for her in the beginning. Did she actually care for her, just a little? But after watching it a second time, I noticed all of her subtle ways of emotionally manipulating Rapunzel into being dependent on her (convincing her that staying inside was for her own good, and constantly chipping away at her self esteem before dismissing it as “just teasing” with a smile and a wave, keeping her compliant with small kindnesses like going away to get Rapunzel the shells she wanted), and all of the subtle signs that even as Gothel acted like she loved Rapunzel, all she really cared about was her hair.
Basically, “Tangled” is really clever at showing an emotionally abusive, parasitic and manipulative family relationship. It’s effective because it’s so subtle.
THANK YOUUU. MOTHER GOTHEL NEVER LOVED RAPUNZEL, JUST HER HAIR. KIDNAPPING A LITTLE GIRL AND MAKING HER BELIEVE YOU’RE HER MOTHER, ALL THE WHILE PREENING OVER HER HAIR IS NOT LOVE, IT’S A SICK WAY TO STAY YOUNG FOREVER AT SOMEONE ELSE’S EXPENSE.
made a cameo appearance in “James and the Giant Peach”
WE WERE LITERALLY JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS THE OTHER DAY
That’s not Jack. The just have the same kind of face. The guy in James and the Giant Peach isn’t even TALL ENOUGH TO BE JACK.
He’s a short round skeleton guy.
Do not spread these liiies.
Um actually, it’s a legitimate reference.
Henry Sellick directed both movies and Tim Burton produced both. Obviously, they knew what animation model they were using.
Upon entering the room, the centipede tellingly says, “A Skellington?” instead of “A skeleton?” thus referring to the character of Jack Skellington.
If you watch the clip on Youtube [x], you can see that he’s actually pretty tall as he walks up behind James. Plus, the only “roundness” to him is caused by his rather thick jacket, which is resting on his ribcage, the only relatively “bulky” bit of his frame.
Even the scene in general shares a number of similarities with the scene in Oogie’s Lair from The Nightmare Before Christmas. (ie. the use of blacklights, the hero descending from above the scene on a string, and a character almost getting cut in half right down the middle)
He may not be wearing his pinstripe suit, and for the story’s sake it can’t actually be “Jack Skellington,” but it’s the same model.