If they're stick-skinny, they don't stay that way for long. Technically, Anastasia doesn't count as an official Disney princess, even though she is a character designed by Disney and is a princess. "[H]er curves DON'T come from having really round hips, but from connecting the top of her legs (which are at their widest) to a slim waist," Viguet writes of Meg. Sporty girls may be petite (especially gymnasts), but they have muscle. The song is worse, even if every lyric is disproved by the end of the film. One's skin must be smooth and flawless, god forbid one has any acne, birthmarks, or freckles. You're not going to get through that without building some muscle. And what do you know: the world hasn't blown up. Illustrator Loryn Brantz decided to challenge these iconic images and give them humanly possible waistlines. It's a little hard to tell, since her arms are over her torso, but Rapunzel's stomach and waistline have widened. That's just pure coincidence. Brave was actually pretty good about depicting girls' bodies. Healthier waistlines for them and healthier self-esteem for us growing up. End of discussion. The internet can’t get enough of various re-imaginings of Disney princesses. Bellies and waists were very attractive in Renaissance Europe. 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. Walt Disney Studios/BuzzFeed/Loryn Brantz We've always been aware of the ridiculous waistline measurements Barbie boasts, which was why it was refreshing when a realistic, normal sized Barbie … Because it meant she had enough money to eat three square meals a day. The Aztecs and Mayans did not believe the Europeans were gods. I might be able to now that I have realistic proportions and won't break in half at the waist … Take your average Disney princess – not so average really. Last year, artist Meridith Viguet got some press for a tutorial she created on how to draw a Disney-friendly version of a princess. Luckily, there are several groups and people on the Internet who are working to change that. There are two reasons for this. Add your voice! The main reason I chose this picture of realistic Ariel is … But even though she wasn't as popular as the other Disney princesses, Anastasia's exaggerated, hourglass body was exactly the same. This is what inspired Buzzfeed’s Loryn Brantz to digitally alter six famous … Clearly, being a frog was very good for her legs. Anna looks so cute in this picture. Her most recent works include a futuristic sci-fi illustrated novel called "Homestead Hunts," which is about Canadian cannibals. Tiana's got hips! The skinnier one is, the better. It's one of his many attributes that made him such a slime ball. 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. Emmy Award-winning illustrator Loryn Brantz decided that she’d challenge the unhealthy body types promoted by Disney’s princesses by giving them waistlines … 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. Buzzfeed writer and artist Loryn Brantz decided to challenge the Disney waistline ideal by reimagining the princesses with real … Skin is never as homogeneous across the body as cartoonist and makeup artists would have you believe. November 3, 2013 at 12:47 am Realistic … Most of all, they were just plain annoying. Follow HuffPostWomen's board Map Of A Woman on Pinterest. Okay, I admit it. Artists have tackled their huge eyes and lack of diversity before, but now, their royal waislines are getting a makeover. The 1960s are when the real thin ideal came into its full force in our culture – is it a coincidence that Disney princesses … Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. It's no secret that we have the worst beauty standards, especially for women. (For which I'm grateful. An Artist Re-Imagines Disney Princesses With Realistic Waistlines. Oh, they talk about her appearance, for sure. Genie asks if she's pretty and Aladdin gushes romantically about her eyes and hair. Calm, obedient, who work fast-paced. And you know what? Twitter. Disney's depiction of Megara is easily one of the most infuriating. We've got flowers, skulls, and some sort of rock-puzzle-piece pattern on her right arm. In most of history (especially in the Renaissance), the "ideal woman's" body had visible fat, especially around the midsection. In fact, since I mentioned historical accuracy, this version would actually be more desirable to the men of her time than the original. She has a belly. I want to wrap her up in cotton, take her home and feed her honey. For any societal progress on the matter, it is essential that Disney restructure its rhetoric on body image. Especially if you're bigger than an A-cup; that has to be painful. That, and warrior princesses. What if Disney princesses had realistic waistlines? Photographer, artist and Buzzfeed contributor Loryn Brantz decided to do something about it and in the following images depicts some of the classic Disney princesses with realistic-looking waistlines. Buzzfeed's Loryn Brantz decided to digitally edit six famous Disney ladies - … (See "15 Jaw-Dropping Fan Arts by Disney Fanatics That Will Make You Go 'Whoa!'") Although one wonders if Gaston would have pursued Belle if she'd been any bigger than a size four. If you've ever wondered what Disney Princesses would look like in real life, check this out. Disney Princesses are known for their virtually non-existent waistlines. Hannah Cranston and Jason Carter discuss IRL representations of Disney Princesses. Original Jasmine makes me want to hook her up to a chocolate milkshake IV. From their waistlines to their hair, Disney characters' features hardly resemble those of real people.Many have highlighted the warped body proportions of female animated characters by creating new versions of Disney… Think about it: she's hopping around bogs, swimming through a swamp, and being chased by shadows and crocodiles. Remember when I talked about historical accuracy with Anastasia? Apparently, being a woman means one could always lose another five pounds. 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. All of these ladies are still beautiful and match what the world is today. 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. He was pretty absorbed in her physical appearance and reproductive capabilities...and that's about it. Although the negative health effects of corsets have been largely debunked (such as breast cancer, childbed fever, and squishy organs), it's definitely one of humanity's stupider fashion statements. I'll say this for the original: it's a good depiction of what the corset aimed to do. 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. 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. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. And what do you know: she's still pretty. They weren't idiots. Can you imagine trying to swim around with a couple of seashells strapped to your nipples? We don't need to be ruining Russian history, too.). That opposition needs to spend some time on a college campus. For example, Mother Gothel uses it to put Rapunzel down and tell her she's incapable of looking after herself in the outside world. But in what universe is the entire torso of a human being narrower than said human's head? And there's nothing wrong with that. She's adorable! "As a woman who loves Disney and has dealt with body image issues, it has been something I've always wanted to comment on, particularly after seeing 'Frozen,'" Brantz told The Huffington Post in an email Thursday. 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. 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. Ariel From 'Little Mermaid' Okay, I admit it. But I put this fan art here for two reasons. Part of HuffPost Women. Reply. Pinterest + ... all the princesses have toothpick-thin waists. A couple of people have shared this link with me -- a woman at Buzzfeed imagined Disney Princesses with realistic waistlines… People often joke about Disney Princesses setting unrealistic expectations about love, but theeir proportions are even more of a fairy tale. In reality, many people look in the mirror and don't see what's accurately reflected. Her bikini top is cool, too. It's a painting. That's why the fashion statement died in World War I. First is the obvious: the image shown above. It only took a couple nudges of a line to make those princesses' waists less extreme, and they still looked beautiful and magical.". She looks like she jumped out of the movie screen, and it's so realistic. (Picture: The Nameless Doll) Because the world NEEDS to see normal-sized princesses. She's only in the movie to serve as a love interest and cause tension between the two male leads. 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. "As children we may not realize these images in the media affect us, but they definitely do," Brantz told HuffPost. Opposition to tattoos doesn't make sense. ("Disney Princesses & Disappearing Waistlines" 2009). And they discover how awesome reading is and so spend more time reading. But that's after he mentions how smart and fun she is. Snow White looks like someone you do not want to meet in a dark alley. Their ultra-tiny waists were replaced with waistlines that could actually be a … And now with this picture, it's even more so. You can't really move in a corset. I will say this for Disney, though: Jasmine was one of the first princesses whose best attribute wasn't her beauty. One of the reasons this is such a problem is because we are first exposed to these standards at a young age. Which brings me to point number two: it's realistic. 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. That's somewhat understandable, even occasionally excusable. Belle’s waistline gets real. Think about it: whenever you see a woman soldier on the screen, or a female athlete, or a girl who is involved in any kind of strenuous exercise on at least a semi-regular basis, she still looks like a model for Vogue. Like when Disney released their Elsa wedding dress-- everyone thought of me first. 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. No, I like this because it has five different Disney princesses, two of them are women of color, with five very different body types. Women react to realistic Disney princess waistlines “Her waist is the size of her neck…” Facebook. In most of history (especially in the Renaissance), the "ideal woman's" body had visible fat, especially around the midsection. how to draw a Disney-friendly version of a princess. 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. Artist Loryn Brantz' latest series depicts realistic Disney princesses that are given waistlines more akin to the average woman. It's one thing to have a woman character - real or cartoonish - who fits into nothing larger than a size five. Crabb and Curvy Kate gave the Disney princesses a new look, adding in “flaws” that are typically photoshopped out of photos with real models (or left out in the cartoon character’s case). 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. Important conversations are happening now. What if Disney princesses had realistic waistlines? Especially when you look at the size of the men around them, and everyone's diet, which consists almost exclusively of tarts and meat. Book worms aren't always socially awkward, glasses-wearing kids who are stick-skinny. By Malaika Aman; May 31, 2017 ; 3 minutes read “We spend 6 years of our life playing with Barbie, And rest of our life, … The historical inaccuracies in Pocahontas are bad enough. The movie just wasn't popular enough. Big is beautiful. 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. 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. We grow up thinking that is the norm, that is the way things are or at least should be, so that's what we have to be. We all love a Disney film! Even putting aside the fact that Chel has the typical Disney body, she's still problematic. Well, they would look pretty fab. With good breeding and a tiny waste, you'll bring honor to us all." Hm, maybe that's why she spends so much time around Hades. Calling to mind the argument for a more anatomically correct Barbie doll, others have also highlighted the impractical proportions of Disney's princesses by comparing them to real-world bodies. Cinderella's short and stout, and probably mercilessly mocked in high school for it. 44 thoughts on “ Disney Princesses & Dissapearing Waistlines ” Belen. Weird. Last week, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz posted a new version of the cartoon characters with a touch of realistic waistlines. They only see the flaws, real or imagined. by Loryn Brantz. How Disney Princesses Might Look with More Realistic Waistlines For those of us who grew up with Disney movies, we're well aware that princesses can be feisty, funny, smart, singing … The main reason I chose this picture of realistic Ariel is because of her freckles. I'm a geek) and racism. She now looks less like a Barbie-based cartoon and more like a real person. Look at them! Jasmine, with her rebellious attitude, would probably head to a tattoo parlor if there was one in the city. The funny thing is, the design, by Curvy Kate, is not only representative of the average American in the 21st Century. "Media outlets with the opportunity to change the way women are viewed and view themselves should start taking responsibility. One's skin must be smooth and flawless, god forbid one has any acne, birthmarks, or freckles. You can find more info at www.dzamaire.com. All rights reserved. Healthier waistlines for them and healthier self-esteem for us growing up. They also caused muscle problems, especially in the back and chest. She edited six Disney gals: Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Aurora from Sleeping … The skinnier one is, the bet. Jasmine went and got some serious ink! The skinny craze is a very recent development. But don't look for hips, because Disney princesses … A real woman, however, has a thicker neck, wider shoulders and a less defined waist with actual hips. 1.6k. Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses With Realistic Waistlines Sparking Body Positivity Debate. Jun 26, 2015 - Proving they don't have to have a 16-inch waist to still be our heroines Disney is one of the many parties responsible for that. No doubt about it. A snippet: "Men want girls with good taste. Today is National Voter Registration Day! Just before Halloween, Loryn Brantz decided to digitally alter Disney princesses so that they had realistic waistlines. Access comments, members-only events, HuffPost Insider and more. With long use, they altered the rib cage and reduced lung capacity, which meant all those fainting ladies weren't just a stereotype. If you scrolled past it, here's a quick repeat: The skinny craze is a very recent development. The reason they initially greeted the explorers so warmly and lavishly is because that was a part of their culture. 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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! There are several things wrong with The Road to El Dorado. It's supposed to be lies and reality distortion. She has appropriate facial proportions instead of the huge anime-eyes and baby-face of almost every other Disney princess. Article by Cosmopolitan UK. And there is major variety. People have marks on their skin from being in the sun too long, or earning a scar for childhood stunts, or even just having a plain birthmark. Even though it wasn't super popular until Victorian England, it was worn for centuries before that, including Medieval England, where Sleeping Beauty takes place. 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