look who’s finally joined!
look who got pushed to the side
Wow, move Tiana over one and suddenly all the PoC princesses are in the very back. I mean, did the people that made this lineup not see how racist this appears?
Mhmm. So not surprised
ew i hate the redesign and also why would you put Mulan in the outfit she wore to see the matchmaker, which she hated because it didn’t really represent her?
GOD DAMMIT MULAN IS NOT A PRINCESS SHE MARRIED A GENERAL
I like how someone read all this and at the end of it all was truly outraged that…
Mulan is in the lineup
I love how all of them were gussied up an glitz’d and glamour’d EXCEPT Pocahontas.
Like she looks like she was thrown in as an afterthought.
They actually redesigned her, but people got pissed off that she was redesigned.
Y’all are shitty. You want change and then when it’s given, you all rage.
And guess what? The ones in the center are the most popular - they’re put there because they’re the ones most likely to get attention. Why would they put someone less popular in the front? There’s a reason the frontman of a band is usually in the front in pictures - they’re the ones most easily recognized. It’s simple marketing.
you know what i don’t understand? the fact that you guys are complaining about a bunch of FUCKING CARTOONS! get the fuck off my post!
“it’s simple marketing” says the person who comes to the conversation 500 years late. Please, try to convince me that Mulan is not a fan favorite, I’m waiting.
And you know what? If a company consistently markets white princesses as central to the brand- and they ALWAYS do, either just throwing in one WoC princess or 0 for smaller group merchandising, then yeah, people will associate the front princesses more with being princesses. Go back to marketing 101, you have a hand in creating the market for your product.
Also like, what is that logic even? Like the marketing of the entire line up would be off, they would lose money, just by putting Tiana and Jasmine- who are both also pretty popular princesses actually- up closer to the front?? Really. You won’t even be able to find stats for who the most popular princesses are- you’re just assuming it couldn’t be the women of color. I disagree. Although I can only find not super official stats, they do indicate that Jasmine and Mulan are favorites of the fandom.
Also lol at this last guy- when I reblogged it from you it had like 10 posts, and it’s not like you drew the thing yourself. Go back to the library and pick up a psych book on child development so that you can figure out why cartoons are not immune from critique
To me, the funny thing about this is that even though I like Mulan, Pocahontas, Merida, etc., more than Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, I would be less likely to buy their dolls purely because Disney keeps slathering them in glitter. In the early 90’s, when I was their target demographic for this kind of thing, they decided to make the Ariel Barbie’s removable tail sparkly neon turquoise and I completely lost interest in the dolls. Ariel’s character wasn’t about sparkle and “girly stuff” like her sisters, either, she was about adventure and discovery. Frankly I’m annoyed they put her in a poufy turquoise gown here rather than the slinky purple number from the movie, if they wanted her to get glitzy and feminine.
To argue that any of these ladies are in the back because they’re “less popular” is bullshit: I would argue that Disney is (and has been for twenty years) trying to slather them in glitter to market them to an audience who values glitter over content of character. Of course Mulan isn’t going to sell as well to a little girl who just wants to play dress-up with her Barbies. Make a “warrior” line with no glitter, make dolls that are true to the movie characters, make action figure sets instead of Barbies, and I suspect those characters will sell better.