Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Hero's: Why Have They Changed So Much?

Confined to a morning of bed rest after having a bit of a wobble (too much stress, deadlines looming, and the loss of a friend on Sunday) and paging through a magazine about DVD's, I saw one ugly character after another... Which begs the question, do they think it is charming? Is it a more realistic body image to portray? I have to be honest. I miss Prince Charming, Sinbad and Aladdin. Those guys were a bit of alright. My boy cousin's wanted to 'be' them.

- When will Digital Animators return to the 'old days' style of handsome painted hero's... And give us a hero that isn't facially challenged and in need of orthodontic assistance? (Arthur Christmas, Ratatouille, Up, Ant Bully, Monster House and more...)

Where is it written "All digital hero's must be gangly (or obese), disproportionate, dentally mal-aligned and must appear to be dim witted... Oh, nose and ears must also be greatly exaggerated."

I cannot think of one 'handsome' digi-cartoon hero!

Sick Sandy Bigara

1 comment:

  1. This is amusingly ironic. Just a few years ago, there was a big fuss about how animated films used physical features to imply the nature of the character. Ugly = bad, while handsome/beautiful = good. This helped to spread discrimination based on appearance, and also made physical appearance seem more important than it actually is, affecting children's self confidence.
    Now that film companies such as Pixar seem to be attempting to undo this social injustice, we have people complaining that the heroes are ugly...
    Funny :)


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