Topic: Disney

Hey, Let’s Stop Putting Beloved Characters On Starvation Diets

Hey, Let's Stop Putting Beloved Characters On Starvation Diets

Over on our sister site, The Gloss, there’s a series of images that Barneys commissioned for the holiday season, in which adored Disney characters like Minnie Mouse have been turned into “runway models.” Translation: they have been stretched within an inch of their cartoon lives, and, it seems, given an eating disorder. If this seems familiar, it’s because it just happened to Ursula the Sea Witch. A few years before that, it happened Strawberry Shortcake. But why? Why does every character need to slenderized and sexualized, just to be modernized? And, more importantly, can we collectively agree to knock it off? More »

Ursula The Sea Witch Apparently Too Fat To Sell Makeup, Gets Some Work Done

Ursula The Sea Witch Apparently Too Fat To Sell Makeup, Gets Some Work Done

It’s not just real human models who have to slim down to be part of the fashion world; sometimes, even fictional characters, like Ursula the Sea Witch, are just too fat to sell beauty products. But luckily for Ursula, she didn’t have to crash diet or logs hours in the gym to get her newly-svelte figure up to par for the new Disney Villains Beauty Line. Which is fortunate…but doesn’t really make the decision to lighten her skin and give her lipo a particularly responsible one by Disney. More »

Disney Says New Health Initiative Isn’t Just A Public Service; It’s Good For Business

Disney Says New Health Initiative Isn't Just A Public Service; It's Good For Business

It’s a pretty big day in the fight against childhood obesity. Nutrition and health advocates have a surprising new partner in the fight against advertising junk food to kids. Today, Disney is announcing a nutrition initiative that will impose strict guidelines on the products that are advertised on their TV shows, radio and in amusement parks. More »