Overrating of the "Disney Princesses" in Ralph Breaks the Internet
This topic we had already discussed in the blog "Ralph Breaks the Internet it's a bad proposal", but this time I will talk more in detail about the overrating of these female characters as much of the fans as of the own Disney.
1. Origin of the "Disney Princess" term:
To better understand this matter, we talk about the origin of this all-star franchise. For me I think that since the game Kingdom Hearts arrived in 2002, the idea of joining princesses was normalizing and giving more relevance as a representation of the company.
If could say that from 2000 or 2001, the term "Disney Princess" became franchise to sell merchandising and toys for girls, that can compete easily with other franchises like Barbie, Bratz or even My Little Pony.
But over the years, this has been turning into a cancer and did nothing but lose the interest of the adult people, many products use recycled poses with the same dresses, they have even become a magnet for the toxic family-friendly of Youtube.
2. The true origin of each princess:
11 of 14 princesses isn't from Disney. Examples: Rapunzel It was created by the Grimm brothers in 1812, the same with Snow White. Ariel, Queen Elsa & Anna it was created by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen in mid 19th century & Mérida is from Pixar, but that is already mentioned in the movie, apart from being owned by Disney.
But when it's Disney who adapts his original work, classifies it as part of their property for these reasons: Every woman who has been singing, with magic, speaks with animals, who was kidnapped or enslaved and whose problems were solved by men in the film, is classified as "Disney Princess" and it is mandatory to be in the merchandising group with the other princesses.
3. The "Disney Princesses" they don't represent the Internet itself:
Unlike the cameo characters of the first movie, as Bowser, Dr. Eggman, Q*Bert, Sonic, Pac-Man, etc., it made more sense to add them, because they were the characters that represented the classic video games and didn't overshadow the protagonism of Wreck-It Ralph. The princesses in the sequel instead, They don't represent the Internet, but represent the Disney company. And it's logical that they can be in a Disney movie, but at this point, it has been unnecessary and they are only filling in the story, and even stole and supplanted the Ralph's role for the fans.
And now many people (especially children), are saying things like Wreck-It Ralph is a movie of "Disney Princesses", which is false and stupid, they are only guests of honor for a small and special fragment of a film that are generally adventures towards the virtual worlds of the videogames and the Internet, but these people interpreted them as if they were the ones that accompany their adventures, which makes it even more annoying, corny and tacky.
4. What about the new looks with modern clothes?:
We can all deduce that since Vanellope arrived, and accept her as a new member, the princesses they can now wear urban, modern and comfortable clothing to adapt to the 21st century, but that is a superficial change, mentally they are little changed, and on the fanart side, the girl with the modern look that started to be overexploited is Mulan, That was filled with tweets during the August of this year (2018). If this is successful, it will continue to be overrated, and with the new looks it will probably be a source of inspiration for a Disney Channel series, which shows the modern life of the princesses and would only last two or three seasons.
In my opinion, I don't see them so bad, on the contrary, they are very beautiful, but his songs aren't a pleasure for my ears, many of her animal or material friends they are annoying fools, the villains are horrible, and boyfriends of the most classics are "disgustingly handsome". The too much importance it has for Disney it brought them a serious lack of creativity, and the overrating brought by the fans brought them toxic fandom, not as much as My Little Pony, Undertale or Steven Universe, but if enough to end up being very hateful.