Check out Jeffrey Thomas’s portfolio on Tumlr. He has a few renderings of some popular Disney Princesses doing not so typical things.
As much as I love Disney, the whole Princess phenomenon is kind of sickening when you really think about it. Teaching young girls to hold out for their strong, WHITE knight to come save her why she stands by hopelessly is not cool.
I have no problem with small girls (or big ones!) with pretending to be Princesses. It’s when they don’t realize that in their play, they get to run a frickin kingdom! Instead, they squander all that potential, imaginative power and sit around waiting for their handsome Prince.
My only hope is that they watch The Young Victoria or the Elizabeth movies to see what a real Princess can achieve…like becoming a kickass Queen.