Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Darker Side of Disney

A while ago, I might have mentioned The Fallen Princess project by Dina Goldstein. An interesting concept, but, I felt, a little too negative. Goldstein explains: "I began to imagine Disney's perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues." Yet, there are positive, real issues affecting women too. And, after all, Disney's princesses weren't always perfect.

I have to admit, I rather enjoyed this darker side of the Disney princess though! Jeffrey Thomas' images are incredible and being drawn, relate directly to the animated originals. I love the Beauty and the Beast panel in particular.

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