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Fans Are Angry At Unrealistic Portrayal Of Beauty Standards By Disney

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Fans Are Angry At Unrealistic Portrayal Of Beauty Standards By Disney

But they aren’t real… right?

What do you think when you hear Disney? Perhaps it’s going to be the latest movie you watched or maybe your favorite classics such as Cinderella or Mickey Mouse. It’s a name that we grow up with as they leave us with vivid memories of beautiful princesses and worlds full of wonders from our favorite Disney movies.

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But recently, people were commenting about unrealistic beauty standards in one of their movies “Inner Workings.”

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They do look ridiculous alright which was part of the plan as it was supposed to be a lighthearted movie about how a man lives his life, balancing between doing what he must and what he wants.

Disney’s summary says that it’s “about the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half.”

People are concerned about how this might affect children.

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One concerned user wrote, “I know it’s just a cartoon but for the love of god… they need to put some belly on that girl. It makes me sad thinking kids out here thinking that’s how their body should look… It’s naturally impossible to have a booty like that with no belly at all!!!”

Yes, it’s impossible for lions to talk, crabs to sing, and houses to fly up with balloons but here we are.

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“Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced style that blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life,” says Disney on the creative team.

However, as it’s a cartoon, it wasn’t supposed to be realistic, or else we won’t be seeing the heart and brain being animated. One user wrote in defense, “But the square head on other characters look right? You realize this is animating, right, it’s a representation, not realism.”

Another reminded the user, “Character design, not character development. It’s a design choice – exaggerated features is not a new concept in illustration.”

Yes, the main character is a man with a square head.

One user summed up the frustration with these complaints, “That’s like saying you’re upset because you watched Toy Story and your toys aren’t alive. It’s an ANIMATED film.”

The short film aired together with ‘Moana,’ created by Leo Matsuda, the story artist for ‘Big Hero 6’ and ‘WreckIt Ralph.’ The series is a very fun short that “explores the importance of finding balance in daily life.”

Check out the trailer below!

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