Imagine a world in which women's eyes did not take up 37 percent of the real estate on their face.
The problem with women in animated films today is they promote impossible standards of beauty. Little girls who grow up watching these movies end up thinking they're ugly if they don't have freakishly huge eyes, pencil-thin necks and beach balls for heads. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an overstatement, but there is definitely a disconnect in how women are drawn in those movies and how they look in real life.
Just take a look at these reimagined images of Disney Princesses from TheNamelessDoll:
Elsa from 'Frozen'
Wow, she actually kind of resembles a human. (via)
Anna from 'Frozen'
Looks a little more like Kristen Bell than E.T. (via)
Rapunzel from 'Tangled'
Now that looks like a person whose hair I can imagine climbing. (via)
Mavis from 'Hotel Transylvania'
Okay, this isn't actually Disney, and she's more of a countess
than a princess, but lets not get too pedantic here. (via)
It's worth noting that the artist behind these images says she isn't trying to make a political statement with these photoshopped versions of movie stills. "These edits were created simply to give me a chance to practice my manipulation/anatomy skills. Nothing more, nothing less. They are NOT meant to be 'better than the original' or 'what it should have looked like...,'" she writes.
Regardless of their purpose, they're pretty cool reconceptualizations of the original characters. You can see a whole bunch more of them on TheNamelessDoll.