I'm Raphaelle, the artist. I'm 16 and I come from the beautiful (not) home of Harry Potter and the delightful me! I have a gorgeous boyfriend who unfortunately lives in Belgium. I have a passion for writing although I rarely have the time or the patience to complete anything. I hope you enjoy my blog ♥
sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years
this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow
Prozac has literally stopped me killing myself. I would be dead if it weren’t for antidepressants. If you spread misinformation I’ll come to your house and smack u into orbit.
"Tiana’s concept art is so gorgeous. It’s funny that Disney didn’t put more effort into her hair when they were so proud of their work on Rapunzel and Merida’s hair…I’d wonder why but it’s probably the same reason that the one black princess is the princess that’s a frog for 85% of the movie"
First off, Rapunzel and Merida were in CG-animated films, while Tiana was in a hand-drawn film. The animation styles are completely different and can’t be compared.
Second, PatF takes place in 1920’s Louisiana. Women in that time period cut their hair into short styles such as bob cuts. It was the popular style of the time. Therefore, Tiana wouldn’t have a crazy hairstyle like Rapunzel and Merida.
Finally, this has nothing to do with her race. Lottie, the other female character in the movie, has short hair just like Tiana does. You’re just trying to start up unnecessary bullshit by making a false claim that Disney and this movie are racist.
Wrong. Try again. Past Disney women have had hair that was well animated. As well as being animated by hand. Also, don’t try to discount hand-drawn animation as a lesser art form.
The medium in which animation is done has nothing to do with how hair is animated. Yes, in Tangled, Rapunzel’s hair is key to the story, so of course there was extra consideration for it. Merida’s hair was just Pixar showing off their technical prowess; her hair isn’t integral to the plot at all.
Second, just because the bob was a popular style in the 1920s, doesn’t excuse the fact that Tiana’s hair doesn’t have the same consideration that it does for other Disney women. Also, Rapunzel and Merida’s hair styles aren’t crazy; Rapunzel has straight, slightly wavy hair (he only think “crazy” about it is the length) and Merida’s is frizzy and curly (and actually somewhat resembles the movement and texture of black people’s hair).
And, Tiana’s hair is only shown a s bob in two sequences, both of them dream sequences/illusions.
Other than that, Tiana’s hair is always up; either in a bun or a pony tail. (Also considering the length of Tiana’s ponytail, her hair is at least shoulder length)
And Charlotte’s pinned up hair has no relevance to the fact that Tiana’s hair was not given extra consideration like it was for Rapunzel, Merida or even the past Disney women.
Disney may not have done this intentionally, but in Western culture, there is a bias towards black people’s hair (particularly black women’s). Black hair is often seen as unprofessional, dirty, or unkempt. A lot of times black women are discouraged from wearing ethnic hair styles like Afros, braids, twists, dreadlocks, or poofs and are told to have their hair either chemically relaxed, straightened, or even cut. Sometimes, to keep their hair natural, but also “socially acceptable”, black women will sometimes wear their hair up, a lot like Tiana.
I think people look way too far into things. The style in the 1920s was to have hair either cut short or tied up, whether they were black or white, as do the other characters in The Princess and the Frog. There have been other women of colour who had well animated hair, as shown in the gifs above, such as Pocahontus and Jasmine, so you can’t excuse the lack of ‘consideration’ for her hair as being due to her race. The truth is, it’s very hard to animate hair so short or tied up, which was the style of the time.