DISCLAIMER: I ONLY DID THIS FOR FUN, I DO NOT THINK I'M BETTER THAN DISNEY
So while I liked Frozen and consider it one of the best modern Disney movies, I disliked the design of the human characters, ESPECIALLY the women. Not only that but their animation was very 'safe' and while they had good expressions I felt they were trying too hard to make them pretty.
I redesigned Elsa here; www.kittengoo.deviantart.com/a…
And I decided to take a shot on her sister Anna. Through this I decided to take the opportunity to show 4 examples of what I believe Disney should improve regarding their female characters.
1) More POC This Anna is based on Inuit culture and is wearing Inuit styled jewelry I found during research. I believe Disney needs more minorities in their films, ESPECIALLY the Disney Princess franchise. Tiana, Mulan, Pocahontas, and Jasmine ARE NOT enough compared to the overwhelming amount of white princesses. No they are NOT culturally diverse because most of their kingdoms are fictional, so please no 'SNOW WHITE IS GERMAN' arguments.
2) More physical flaws
This Anna has roundish glasses and freckles, which are considered physical imperfections. While the original Anna DOES have freckles, they still don't tarnish her appearance. Now I do not mean giving the main character a giant pulsing wart but a certain imperfection that a lot of people have. A lot of people I know have glasses and have been ridiculed by wearing them. I think the only Princess I can think of with a flaw is Merida whom has a wild mane of hair. It makes her stand out from the rest in a good way!
If Milo Tatch was allowed to have glasses, Anna could certaily have a pair too (and if you tell me that it's 'historically inaccurate' I won't respond since that argument is null and void in regard to a film that pays no attention to history and it's set in a fictional world).
3) More variations of body types
This is my chubby Anna whom is modelled after Tracy Turnbald from 'Hairspray'. She's bigger than most girls but happy nonetheless. Every single Disney princess has the same body type (except maybe Merida). Now if you argue that 'THIS MAY PROMOTE AN UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE' then look at this; www.fitdeskjockey.com/wp-conte…Some people are BORN this way, this is NOT obesity. This should be done in order to show that 'stick skinny' isn't the norm. It will make girls feel like human beings.
4) More risks This is my disabled Ana. Instead of accidentally freezing her hair, Elsa accidentally freezed her sister's eye. Sure it's 'dark' but Disney has done way worse. Look at Quasimodo he's ENTIRELY deformed AND The protagonist of a Disney film. Also look at Dreamworks! They have Hiccup who's MISSING A LEG. We need more representation of disabled people in the mainstream media.
And that's all I have for you folks! Like I said, I really liked Frozen but we can do better!
What kind of Princess would YOU like to see?