5139Re: tangled; OT ranting
- Dec 1, 2010As a mom to two little proto-princesses, they tend to through a stage where they like pink and they like dressing things, even the one who says she wants to marry the princess and fight the dragon (Mommy, can 2 princesses marry? Yes dear, if they really want to. Good, cause I never want to have kids!).
Princess is not so much rank as being special to my girls. Everyone wants to be special.
Antidotes: The Paper Bag Princess written by Robert Munsch and The Practical Princess by Jay Williams
Both were made into animated shorts that no one has ever heard of...
--- In F-Costume@yahoogroups.com, Cat Devereaux <CatDevereaux@...> wrote:
> What a character does in a costume does not only help form the basic
> costume, but our recreation of it. (How many folks cut down their
> sleeves and trains after taking pics on their LOTR elves... that's
> make-believe and we're wearing them in the real world.)
> >> 'Princess'-centric fairy tales are my big beef with Disney; yes,
> princesses are pretty, but the last one the world had did not LIVE
> happily ever after.
> Totally agree... Guess what. So does Disney. Details here:
> . It says they're closing the book on fairy tales... buffing up the boy
> bit. However, as we see in Tangled, they're still very into selling
> pink and purple to girls, and I have to question how having the boy
> being the charming heart-of-gold thief (reformed or not), makes a better
> roll model for boys.
> Disney is a monster marketing machine and will keep targeting the kids,
> but at least the costumes have more spunk to them.
> While we're talking about the film. Here's a short article, talks about
> the hair and what it took to animate it.
> This movie does look like much fun. With that much activity, should be
> interesting to watch what the animators do with the fabric. While
> saving off the high-rez pictures, I noticed that they're representing
> seams... there's a shot of the guy upside down, legs in "V" that lets
> you check out construction for his trousers. <G> The animators are
> discovering that you do have to pay attention to seams to get clothing
> to move right. They don't always pay attention yet, as we saw by the 3
> versions of the tangled dress, but at least they're getting there.
> For those interested in more on computers and clothing, there's a link
> in our Archive here to an article where the costume designer for Avatar
> talks about taking samples of fabrics and weaving to the animators and
> the issues and back and forth. It's worth looking up if you missed it
> the first time.
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