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Disney Princesses Given Realistic Bodies: See Frozen's Elsa, Ariel And Belle In New Pictures

13/12/2017 21:13 GMT

Loryn Brantz


Disney princesses including Frozen's Elsa, Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Jasmine from Aladdin have been given a makeover by a children's book illustrator.

Loryn Brantz has digitally edited six well-loved Disney heroines to show how they would look with 'healthier waistlines',

Loryn shared her pictures on Buzzfeed along with the caption: 'Healthier waistlines for them and healthier self-esteem for us growing up'.

"As a woman who loves Disney and has dealt with body image issues, it has been something I've always wanted to comment on, particularly after seeing Frozen," Brantz told The Huffington Post.

"While I loved the film, I was horrified that the main female character designs haven't changed since the '60s.

"The animation industry is historically male dominated, and I think that contributes to how these designs became so extreme in their proportions - their necks are almost always bigger than their waists!"

Here at Parentdish we all agree that when watching Disney films as children we didn't notice that the princesses had tiny waistlines, however, by placing her retouched pictures next to the originals Loryn makes it clear to see just how out of proportion they are.

It is shocking to see just how ridiculously small some of the princess's waists are in comparison to their necks and heads.

Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Walt Disney/Loryn Brantz


Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

Loryn Brantz


Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Loryn Brantz


Elsa from Frozen

Loryn Brantz


Jasmine from Aladdin

Loryn Brantz


Pocahontas from Pocahontas

Loryn Brantz


This isn't the first time an artist has chosen to edit pictures of Disney princesses to make a point.

Tumblr artist TT Brett re-imagined images of popular Disney characters to show 'a little more diversity'; and AleXsandro Palombo created a series of pictures showing the princesses wih disabilities.

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