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Let us take this moment, as Disney's "Frozen" becomes the highest-grossing animated film in box office history with $1 billion worldwide-- passing "The Lion King" and entering the top ten of all-time grossers list-- to make note that this princess musical with two female leads plays well to wide audiences all over the world. It is not a sequel. While it boasts a fairy tale pedigree, fair to say this is an original screenplay, and marks the second year in a row that the animated feature Oscar was won by a movie co-directed by a woman, in this case Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck ("Brave" was directed by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews). The Walt Disney Studios’ seventh billion-dollar release and the first animated feature to cross that mark, “Frozen” has grossed an estimated $398.4 million at the domestic box office and $674 million overseas. In its sights are such iconic blockbusters as "The Dark Knight Rises. »
- Anne Thompson
A Change.org petition for a plus-sized Disney princess, organised by a Us high school student, follows other criticisms of Disney designs
• Frozen in time: when will Disney's heroines reflect real body shapes?
More than 22,000 people have signed a petition for Disney to make its next princess character plus-sized.
Organised by Jewel Moore, a Us high school student, the petition is entitled 'Every body is beautiful'. Moore explains: "I'm a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media... it would do a world of good for those plus-size girls out there who are bombarded with images that make them feel ugly for not fitting the skinny standard."
Moore told Yahoo that another reason for the petition was for "little boys to see plus-size Disney princesses so they don't grow up and think women they date have to look perfect. »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
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