Snow, Cinderella, and Tiana are all marketed with short hair. However, that is another issue.
I wont lie, I’d love more merch of Rapunzel with her short brown hair. It irks me to no end when Disney markets Rapunzel in her wedding dress with long blonde hair. Her hair is short in Tangled Ever After.
I find it a bit problematic and fucked up that you are implying it is cutting her hair that frees her. What freed Rapunzel was leaving her tower and seeing the lights. In the night she spent going to her kingdom and seeing the lights she found her independence. She found her strength. She realized she was more than her hair. She was able to resist Gothel without losing her hair. She found her strength from being away from the tower. She found her strength when she confronted Gothel. She found her strength when she told Gothel she will never use her for her hair again. Her having short or long hair in her merchandise does NOT change the fact that Rapunzel found her strength at the end of the movie. Frankly, Rapunzel never chose whether or not to cut her hair.
Disney didn’t make her hair a sign of growth. She found her stregnth before she cut her hair. She should have short hair because at the end of the movie she has short hair. She is with her family at the end of the movie. She has her happily ever after at the end of the movie. Her hair does NOT define her strength.
hellyeahtheprincessandthefrog said: Long has is considered “more princessey” many of the concept artists have even said this and it’s stated in some of the art books. Of course, someone’s icon of Rapunzel with long blonde hair isn’t really even worth having this conversation with..
And that is a problem. People associate long (blond) hair with princesses. Disney markets the majority of their princesses with long hair. That is part of their image. When did I ever deny that? Also, my icon does not define my ability to think critically. It’s from my favorite scene in the movie but hey, clearly I wouldn’t understand marketing since my icon has Rapunzel with long hair. /rolleyes