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Winterjack Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Moonleaf1 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see a arguments in the comments
Annoying people these days ._.
Who cares if majority disney princess' are white, a lot of them were portrayed that way in the books I read about em

bitsinator Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love how you managed to stick with the original style of the movies each of the ladies were in. Astounding eye for detail! :)
JaneTheKiller664 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hercules <3
Alan-the-leopard Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Simply flawless :) Congratulations!

 Of all these ladies, Captain Amelia must be my favorite (as a character in general), followed by Meg.

 However, watching all these ladies made me wonder... I might have missed something, of course, but apart from Pocahontas, has Disney ever created a black-skinned heroine?... And when I say black-skinned I mean mostly a native African girl (yes, I know that Pocahontas is native American)... Talking on Disney heroines (be them classic cartoons or modern just CGI), what do white-skinned heroines have that black-skinned ones lack? I never found an answer to this...
RapidBlade Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think you forgot Tiana from Princess and the Frog~  :)

Check :iconjoel27:'s first DISNEY PARADE artwork, you can see Tiana in the middle~
Alan-the-leopard Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Ah, yes- I haven´t watched that movie yet (although I am not in a hurry to watch it :P) but I´ve seen a few images on Tiana and the frog. Pretty Tiana ^^ although so far it makes her the only Disney black-skinned she-protagonist...
And yet, if there was some another black-skinned Disney heroine, I guess that it would make seldom half a dozen of black-skinned girls as against who knows whatever amount of white-skinned girls (both classic cartoons and CGI characters)... Still a clear race unbalance. Maybe there is a larger variety in hair colors and haircuts (for example) among white-skinned girls than among black girls, but still I find it repetitively dull and monotonous to see just white-skinned girls over and over again...

 Worryingly enough, as far as I roughly saw so far, this race unbalance does not seem to limit itself to Disney only (and possibly to other cinema companies like DreamWorks too), but it also seems to apply to images on girls that I saw over here in DA. Once more I might be wrong (I cannot know everything about everything, of course :P) but I´d say that not less than the 90-95% of girls both in Disney and at DA are white-skinned, and I find it suspiciously and boringly unbalanced. I do hope that there is nothing in dealing with racism over there in Disney and other places to explain such an unbalance.
An unbalance that, by the way, currently inspired me to create a black-skinned, native African girl, for the sake of artistic variation and creativity...
If there is a disparity for black-skinned female characters in feature animated movies to an extent that it bothers black-skinned people then black-skinned people should make more feature animated movies and feature dark skinned people as they please. As it is, Disney himself was white, made stories he identified with, the vast majority of Disney employees are white, as they represent the best of feature animators Disney hired, and thus the majority of the characters they've created are white, the characters being a reflection of what the creators know and imagine best. So far they've gone out of their way to include diversity that they were never logically obligated to include. If you think you're found a market niche that can be lucrative, then I suggest getting involved and making it happen. Otherwise, I don't see that there's a problem. Good luck with your endeavors.

Frankly, I think it's telling that you didn't notice Tiana the first time around.
Alan-the-leopard Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Still, shame of such a huge unbalance...
Blunt-tip2HB Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2014  New member
Of the 11 Officially listed princesses, 4 of them are of color (36% minority). That's 72% white skinned. That's counting Ariel the half-fish person as white, which I don't personally see as accurate, but moving on... Of what race do we count other Disney leads? Minnie Mouse sells millions of products a year. She is clearly a cartoon animal, does she really represent a certain demo? What about supporting cast female protagonists like Nala from the Lion King, Lady from Lady and the Tramp, Tinker Bell, Maid Marion. Are you counting these characters as representing a certain race? 

Why is the Disney unbalance so shameful? After all, real life has an unbalance. Census bureau indicates as of 2013 nearly 38.5 Mil white children (52% of child population) versus 10.1 mil black (14% of child pop). Lilo (of Lilo and Stich Disney fame) is native Hawaiin and representative of this demographic and yet only .5% of the children in USA are native islanders! 

Just trying to understand your viewpoint. In Joel's parade, there are 2 animal girls, 1 mermaid, 7 brown/black girls, and 8 white girls. Are you counting the Greek, Spanish, Arab, and brown-skinned fictitious Atlantian as white? 
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