do you ever just finish a book or tv show and then
me: *seductively gets hand caught in huge knot*
we’re terribly sorry, but you can’t put your disobedient child in the stowaway luggage, you’re just going to have to carry on your wayward son
Is it bad that I actually sort of like Merida’s new dress? It’s nice and pretty, but practical, and sort of summaries what she learns by the end of the movie (which is to find a balance between your spirit and your duty).I heard somewhere it was based on her epilogue dress, that’s probably why I like it.
The fact that they changed her body however… no, just no.
Disney, if an amateur teen with too much time on her hands can draw Merida’s body type, the person you payed to should be able to aswell.
she sure all hell didnt get skinnier! or her hair tamed! btw the bow appears in many OTHER shots..
Yes, but the main media she’s known for is the film, not the 2D designs.
But even with the 2D comparison, there are still significant differences.
On the left she has thicker eyebrows, freckles, not eyeliner(?), her neck isn’t elongated… And guess what features are considered unattractive?
To keep the comparison 2D:
That’s her tight and restricting dress, while wearing a corset. (Which was translated almost precisely…in 3D.)
And she still doesn’t have the same hourglass figure that the redesign gave her.
All a bunch of us are saying is what’s the need to give her a smaller waist in other media?
I’m sorry but you are over exaggerating like the rest of them……her figure is the same in all 3 2D shots, including the one you referenced….wide hips, a normal waist and small chest, the face did change a bit but certainly not enough for such an “outrage” it’s never gonna be a traced outline…and her elongated neck came from the cgi, everyone knows that merida has a very long neck
Ok but, no. The torso is completely different. Shorter, with breasts and a small wast, and then they made her hips much wider (you can see it in the 2d comparion aove as well.
Still disagree? Well, lets compare some more of the official art to her regular body type:
I dare you to say that is the same body type, or that it’s just a transition from cgi to 2d. Things such as facial features are undertandable, but concept art and fanart have managed to keep Merida’s torso relatively the same with out any difficulty, why give the official design leway?
Do u not understand the meaning of art STYLE differences? When you make something 2D the proper way, you do not put a piece of paper on top of the cgi and TRACE IT…it’s a cartoon, it works differently! Of course it doesn’t look exactly the same to your untrained eyes!
Yes…it IS the same body type, merida has wide hips but cartoons are exaggerated, so it makes sense that in 2D they would make them bigger, if it’s going to look right and not just a trace you have to exaggerate the most prominent features…notice that the 2D final version of merida that Pixar drew isnt the exact same at the finished cgi…because the principles change…that’s why they make clay molds….
I don’t have time to lecture you the workings of animation dear….you guys just think you know and dare to lechture an animation company, well…you are wrong, and disney has said so themselves “the petition and Internet complaints are blow out of proportion”
you dont need to trace merida to give her an more accurate body type! And this is disney where talking about, where everybody’s art style has to be shifted and molded into perfection so as to create a flowing continuity. FURTHERMORE this is NOT animation. I don’t complain that Ariel has a stick thin waist, because the proportions were made so it was easy to draw. But this is NOT animation, theres not going to be a 2d show with merida, its just the 2d design for t-shirts and the like. (also, disney animation did not create this, the marketing did, completely different thing)
The problem is not the fact that an artwork of Merida has a morphed torso, the problem is it was /designed/ to look like that. I understand the changes were made to get her to fit into the disney princess lineup, but are we really saying that you have to have a petite, curvy, perfect body type to join the ranks of the princesses? What sort of message does that give to the children this whole redesign is marketed towards?
(and just for the record, I have a large knowledge of the workings of animation, but animation is not relevant here)
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