Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Disney Princesses Deconstructed

from Digg via /film

1 comment:

  1. One thing I've noticed about the Disney princesses, and maybe this is just a quirky thing to notice, but what exactly are they doing with their hands? Is Aurora a spokes model for Red Roses, Inc? Does Jasmine have carpal tunnel? Was Snow White caught mid-yoga pose? Everyone else is managing to hide their hands in their ballgowns, although why they're wearing ball gowns in a garden is a bit beyond me. But it's not the first time I've noticed weird posturing with Disney princess hands. When Beauty and the Beast came out, one of its promotional posters had the cast surrounding the titular characters all dooded up in their ballroom duds. In one version, Beast had his hand extended, and Belle was resting hers in his. That was fine. In a different edition, his hand was cupping her chin, and her arms were pulled up against her chest, her hands were in fists.
    Here, see the difference.
    Sweet handholding version:

    Weirdly defensive version:

    Maybe it's just me.