Saturday, August 13

Tag: Disney

Disney and Diversity
Culture & Literature, Film & TV

Disney and Diversity

Joanne Archer discusses the developments and diversification in Disney’s films. If you know me well, it is no secret that I am a huge fan of Disney, probably the most obsessed person you will meet. That said, I am able to see the faults in the company, and diversification is a matter that Disney has often fallen short with. Although Disney have been including diverse characters in their films and TV programmes for a while, Princess Tiana was Disney’s first black princess, joining Jasmine and Mulan in the line-up of diverse females. Released in 2009, I can’t help but agree that this revelation came far later than it should have. The Princess and the Frog is one of my favourite Disney films, but it was considered a Box office failure when it made ‘only’ 267 million USD. That may still see...
It’s All About The Waistline
Culture & Literature, Film & TV

It’s All About The Waistline

It's All About The Waistline Last month saw the release of Disney's new live-action re-telling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. Kenneth Branagh's masterpiece has obviously been a success making over $70 million on its opening weekend. However the film has already sparked controversy among the parents of its target audience due to Lily James’ unbelievably small waist. Before its release the film was accused of using digital trickery to enhance James’ waistline in the movie promotion advertisements. However, Disney reacted by insisting that this was not the case and that her waist in the movie is natural but enhanced by the corset of the dress. Although, Lily James, who plays Cinderella, did admit to undertaking a liquid diet throughout the filming process in order to fit into the icon...