Hey you guys!
I hope everyone’s Christmas/Holiday celebrations went well! I feel several pounds heavier, but it has been an enjoyable one! I was out Boxing Day shopping yesterday (and honestly, that could have been made into another blog post because there are so many comments that I have on the crazy consumerism that we see taking place on the 26th of December every year), and when I went to the Disney store, I noticed that they had beautiful Disney Villains stuff on sale!
We all remember the evil stepmothers, the witches, and the scary old men that appear in Disney movies. In fact, they may not even have been human! Nothing comes to mind when I mention Disney’s villains? How about all the antagonists in each Disney Princess movie? Captain Hook? Scar from Lion King? Cruella Deville from 101 Dalmatians? Stromboli from Pinocchio? Hades from Hercules? The list goes on forever and you end up realizing that although you hated them for most of your childhood, they have been a big part of it as well. That is why I was delighted when I saw that Disney now has a Disney Villains branch of merchandise!
They revamped a lot of the villains, such as giving Rapunzel’s stepmother a new dress– she now looks like an elegant lady. Ursula from the Little Mermaid also got a dress that reminisces her signature tentacles. I bought a leather notebook of Mother Gothel (Rapunzel’s stepmother) because I just could not resist! They were so pretty! And I could also justify buying a notebook…whereas walking out with one of the princess costumes? Not so much.
Obviously, the Villain line is going to be making Disney some sweet money. The new designs and the idea of the fact that another aspect of our childhood is coming back to life will send Disney fans hurrying to get their hands on some of the merchandise. Plus, they have pretty much over exhausted the Disney Princesses, slapping their faces onto every pink item that they have.
However, something interesting caught my eye as we were lining up to pay. I saw that not only did they make a new look for their villains, the original Disney Princesses have been revamped as well! We all remember Cinderella and her classic up-do for the ball, but she now has modern bangs falling from her bun. We also see Belle’s hairstyle getting a change, as she now has fuller looking hair that is done half up, half down. Ariel’s hair is more tame, and Aurora’s is also getting a perm or something. They have fixed her outdated front bangs, and gave them more of a 21st century look!
This is a lot more attractive to girls growing up in the modern day, and I guess they decided it was about time that the princesses got an updated look to match the changing times. At first, I was a bit offended that the classic princesses that I grew up with now look different, but I must say that I really like Cinderella and Aurora’s new look. I now see that they were definitely a bit behind on the times appearance wise, and hey, there is no rule saying that cartoon characters cannot change their looks! God knows how many times I have done the same trying to find my style!
So I hope this made for an interesting read! See you guys soon!
19 thoughts on “Disney Princess And Villains – A New Look!”
I’ve been wondering the same thing for the longest time lol! Even my daughter looks at me funny when I explain how the original princesses and villains looked. Glad I’m not the only one that feels that way 🙂
Haha! Wow, it’s just so weird to realize that the new generation will recognize the same characters, but in a totally different way…
Here’s hoping they don’t revamp the stories behind the dresses etc lol
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You reminded me of one of the two snow globes I kept when I sold the rest off. The one with all the Disney Villians. I say bring back the ugly side, children should learn that not everything in life is beautiful and perfect. Great post. 🙂
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I’m still not convinced that I like the re-vamped villains: I mean, where can we look now in Disney for unconventional-looking women? (Ursula, I’m looking at you)
Yeah, that’s also what I’m iffy about! Their new looks are great and all…but they’ve also made they ALL look glamorous and basically gave them the same body shape?!
Ah well, at least there’s old-fashioned people like us who can put the new generation right with our VHS!
I suppose you could be right about it being time their looks are getting an update and girls growing up now might find it easier to identify this way. Then again, when I grew up Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora were also hardly still up-to-date, but my generation didn’t mind. I actually think their looks are quite timeless. Personally, I guess I prefer their original looks, very much so, to be honest. Although I can’t even quite pin point what exactly I don’t like about the new ones. Maybe it’s just that they’re not what I’m used to. Maybe it’s because I somehow think they look more fake this way. Maybe it’s the glitter ^^ No clue. But I can’t help myself, I just can’t seem to warm toward them.
When I picture the classic princesses, I still can’t picture these newly reworked ones either :S I guess what they also did was make it look like they all kind of came from the same story. Like they standardized their looks. That part is bothering me quite a bit!
Yeah, I haven’t thought about that before, but I guess you’re right with that last point as well.
As soon as I had seen the Queen of Hearts, I bought the mug that looks like a cauldron and it is my new tea mug for work. It’s awesome. They’re so sexy looking now.
Haha! Yeah! The Queen of Hearts looks pretty awesome! This whole line has dark yet seductive look to it. Very very pretty 🙂
I am so dissapointed in disney. Iam 15 yrs old and belle was my idol. I mean they basically ruined my childhood…..smh i am so ashamed to be apart of this generation. They all look like super skiny models with eating disorders.
Lol i totally agree with nyashia.
When i saw cinderellas new hair do on a glove mitten in walmart….i was so pissed off! I literally had a attitude for the rest of the day…lol!