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Old 02-10-2013, 05:44 PM   #76
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Isn't that the point of redesigning something?
Yes but this doesn't even look like Belle anymore It looks nothing like in the movie. Why mess with outfits that have been around for decades? I don't think Disney is going to sell more merchandise now that they've changed the outfits. They'll certainly sell LESS to people in our house. The new outfits are terrible and there has already been several things we would have purchased but won't because the Disney Princesses simply now look like a Barbie doll dressed as a Princess.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #77
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Yes but this doesn't even look like Belle anymore It looks nothing like in the movie. Why mess with outfits that have been around for decades? I don't think Disney is going to sell more merchandise now that they've changed the outfits. They'll certainly sell LESS to people in our house. The new outfits are terrible and there has already been several things we would have purchased but won't because the Disney Princesses simply now look like a Barbie doll dressed as a Princess.
TOTALLY agree with this! I hate the fact that they all look like barbie dolls! Plus, is it just me, or are they all starting to look very much the same? My sister and I are die hard princess fans - she is all about Cinderella and I am all about Aurora. She can't STAND the redesign either. We used to collect everything we could get our hands on for "our" movies and now the new looks just kind of ruined it for us I also agree with Belle. I loved how bright the old dress was!


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Old 02-10-2013, 10:12 PM   #78
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They need a princess of Asian decent. (don't give me "mulan" she's not on par with Belle, Ariel, etc)

Way too many white/blonde princesses. I was thrilled with Princess and Frog and I was greatly disappointed when they came out with Tangled. Another white blonde woman? Seriously? I thought Princess & Frog indicated a new direction.
As it's been pointed out Tangled was based on a story from the 1800's locked in a tower with golden hair, Mulan is Asian, why is she not on par with the rest? Because she's not in fancy frilly dress ?I think they did a great job with Mulan. Disney has done a good job at trying to be diverse. Pocahantas (my personal favourite) representing Native American culture, Jasmine is Arabic, Tiana is African American.

The rest of the princesses were based on popular fairytales. You can't exactly give Snow White darker skin now can you?
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:27 PM   #79
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My wife and I like to play the bad actress game wherein we look to find the most miscast princess in the park. The pictures of the new belle certainly would win that game. She should be Jasmine.

Jasmine and Ariel are the most likely to be miscast in Disneyland. (although a couple years ago, DL had an honest to goodness Persian as Jasmine, she was perfect.) Aurora is almost always spot on, because it's SoCal and Aurora looks like a SoCal blond.
We had a good "Jasmine" at Epcot this year. My beef is the cast members picked to be Belle, they never do her justice, the look IMO is all wrong that they go for. Someone mentioned Aurora needs an update! Hell ya! She just seems off, out of place. Can't put my finger on it, but she's another one I find that they can't cast properly. Tinkerbelle has been awesome, and her sister periwinkle. Perfect picks so far! Cindy and Snow are hit and miss. I've been happy with the Ariels as well.

I like the softer colour of Belle's dress, less like a banana lol
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We had a good "Jasmine" at Epcot this year. My beef is the cast members picked to be Belle, they never do her justice, the look IMO is all wrong that they go for. Someone mentioned Aurora needs an update! Hell ya! She just seems off, out of place. Can't put my finger on it, but she's another one I find that they can't cast properly. Tinkerbelle has been awesome, and her sister periwinkle. Perfect picks so far! Cindy and Snow are hit and miss. I've been happy with the Ariels as well.

I like the softer colour of Belle's dress, less like a banana lol

I do have to say last year when we were at WDW we met the BEST Belle! She spent about 20 minutes talking to us and asking if we had suggestions on how to better eat off dancing plates with singing silverware - HILARIOUS! But usually Belle is kind of off. Aurora is my favorite and I agree there is always something a bit off. Also, my husband always remarks that all the other princess dresses seem real and believable and hers always just looks like a costume.



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Do they still have belle in her blue dress?? I've always liked belle in her provincial life dress than ball gown. How will this revamp affect the show at hs??
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Haven't read all the posts above but here's my 2cents.

OK, so when I first saw pictures the other day, i wasn't very happy with the changes. I was quite upset about it actually. BUT, I have since then seen new pics (different than the ones above), from disneyland actually. Anyways, I've seen this you tube video just posted with the debut of her new dress in the Enchanted Story time. Now I really like it. It looks very nice to me!

http://youtu.be/V7W42Fej9FY
Debut of Belle's New Dress at Enchanted Tales with Belle in Magic Kingdom is the title.
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Yes but this doesn't even look like Belle anymore It looks nothing like in the movie. Why mess with outfits that have been around for decades? I don't think Disney is going to sell more merchandise now that they've changed the outfits. They'll certainly sell LESS to people in our house. The new outfits are terrible and there has already been several things we would have purchased but won't because the Disney Princesses simply now look like a Barbie doll dressed as a Princess.


Agreed. But after seeing the more recent pictures I don't think she looks AS BAD as I thought she did in the original post we saw.

I'm still not understanding the need to do this. Was Disney not selling as much Princess merch and they felt that redesigning the girls would help bring sales up? I don't it. Why try to fix something that's not broke?
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"Change...change is good".





They are modernizing the princesses, just as they have with other characters in the past. I see nothing wrong with it.
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They are modernizing the princesses, just as they have with other characters in the past. I see nothing wrong with it.
I don't see the meet to modernize the princesses so that they look like Barbie They're completely changing them so that they no longer look like they do in their movies.
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I don't see the meet to modernize the princesses so that they look like Barbie They're completely changing them so that they no longer look like they do in their movies.
They are changing them from how they were originally drawn, but they are still recognizable.
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They are changing them from how they were originally drawn, but they are still recognizable.
I don't feel that Belle is, Cinderella looks like she's had cosmetic surgery, Ariel is far more heavily shaded in the new versions.
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I don't feel that Belle is, Cinderella looks like she's had cosmetic surgery, Ariel is far more heavily shaded in the new versions.
I can't speak for everyone. I can only contribute that my three year old daughter had no problem identifying her as Belle.
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Oh definitely modernizing. Every little girl I know is bling obsessed!
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