15 Oct 2009

Tinkerbell’s Extreme Makeover

I wonder if this will get more hits than the Dora post. Probably not.

In the new straight-to-dvd movie, the little fairy has taken off her dress and is fully clothed. How… not so scandalous. It’s a nice look I suppose, but she doesn’t look all girly and spunky anymore not to mention she’s head-to-toe in green. Excessive much? Guess it was time to retire the frock of 1953

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55 Comments

  1. sunny wrote:

    It’s so cute

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  2. Terry wrote:

    I like the new look ! A little less like a sexy teasing lolita.
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  3. Pretty Project wrote:

    That seems a little backward. As time goes by it seems characters clothing is getting shorter, not longer! 😉

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  4. Steven Harris wrote:

    Conservatism gone mad?
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  5. Steven Harris wrote:

    Conservatism gone mad?
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  6. Steven Harris wrote:

    Conservatism gone mad?
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  7. Steven Harris wrote:

    Conservatism gone mad?
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  8. k wrote:

    She looks like Peter Pan with wings.

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    • PunjabiGirl wrote:

      lol, agreed!

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      • Period, Case-Closed! wrote:

        I completely agree! In fact…that was my FIRST thought.

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    • Kyetsu wrote:

      That was my first reaction. She hardly looks like Tinkerbell anymore. just a really girly Peter Pan. 😛

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    • Oh yeah… you certainly got that one right.

      She looked nicer, I mean I don’t think it’s cute for little girls to see ‘sexy stuff’ but I do think she needs to look a bit ‘girlier’. She now looks like a tomboy or the new girl in ‘My Friends Tiger and Pooh’. I guess she should take off her hat and shawl.

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  9. Darcia wrote:

    Not quite as girly but still a bit coquettish. Which is strange because she looks like she has raided Peter Pan’s closet.

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  10. 1953 did it better.

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  11. kittyjane wrote:

    I love the old Tink much better…although they’re both pretty cute. The newer Tink looks more like a member of Robin Hoods band of merry men though…

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  12. So is Disney setting the stage for redoing Robyn Hood next, this just being a test platform for that?

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  13. Even in the original story of Peter Pan she’s scantily clad to show off her curvy figure. This is upsetting.

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  14. Kathleen wrote:

    Perhaps Disney is trying to overcome its reputation for sexism in portrayal of female characters. The market for the film, I presume, is little girls, who probably don’t care if Tinkerbell no longer looks like a pin-up.

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  15. dang thats so not rite

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  16. jeff wrote:

    tinkerbell is soo stylish now!

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  17. KyraRaeWhiteHat wrote:

    it seems lyke she lookz lyke peter pan or su’um
    they juss killed her look
    i lyke the old look
    she doesn’t look so old

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  18. Elizabeth wrote:

    She looks more Jolly Green Giant than sassy sprite… but at least her slippers are still pom-pommed. 🙂

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  19. Anna wrote:

    But haven’t you heard Green is the new Black?!?

    Well it is in Blighty, anyway.

    I think she looks cute in a ‘Robin Hood’ kind of way.

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  20. Erin wrote:

    She looks like a mini Peter Pan– but I like the new look! She looks more like the fun, daredevil pixie she is! It’s an improvement from the days us little girls watched Peter Pan waiting for a girl to show up amongst the “lost boys.” Even as a kid I thought it was weird that Tinkerbell was essentially a pinup girl.

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  21. It’s just for the new movie, isn’t it? She’s still wearing the dress on the cover of the game version of it.

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  22. amanda wrote:

    Someone ought to warn Sprout, sidekick to the Jolly Green Giant, that his day of reckoning has come – move over little buddy. Is this in answer to that Time article on women taking over the workplace? I miss the kick-y little dress!

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  23. "Special" Human Monkey wrote:

    I love her new Tomboyish look! Its cute!

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  24. I like it.

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  25. Lex wrote:

    Hmm..I’m confused about it. I like it in a sense, but I’d probably like it if the colors varied a bit. She really does look like she raided peter pans closet. Maybe she has penis envy?

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  26. adiblogger wrote:

    both look pretty cute. robin hodette? ;o)
    how would she look like as Robin Hoodie? 😉

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  27. Inmanyways wrote:

    I think the older tink was better!

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  28. danakennedy wrote:

    The new Tinkerbell seems to lack the impish streak so apparent in the original. Oh, well, this too shall pass!
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  29. dafilex wrote:

    Bah, like older Tink more than tom boy Tink. Course it probably ends with her in a princess dress like every Disney flick

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  30. Shelsea wrote:

    I think it’s nice. She looks more sophisticated and distinguished. It is a nice change from women being skimpier and sluttier. Taking back the female body! Woot!

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  31. Awww, not as cute! I love the new wings and the boots, but keep the glittery dress and lose the hat!

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  32. yenny wrote:

    isnt green the color for kinky/horniness? *ahem green m&m*

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  33. Mike wrote:

    One of the possible reasons for the new outfit: merchandise. It gives Disney a new style Tink outfit or entire doll to sell. Kids will “need” the new Tink. And the trailer for the film makes it look like she’s headed off on an expedition so something other than the skirt does kind of make sense.

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  34. dgadget wrote:

    the new look are realy cute but i think glittery dress would be more match for tink, isnt it?

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  35. haciiiiiii wrote:

    the new look are realy cute but i think glittery dress would be more match for tink, isnt it?

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  36. dgadget wrote:

    i like the old tink, with glittery dress and cute shoes she look really cute 🙂 but i like the new wing

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  37. Tasha wrote:

    it’s alright…although I think the other one looks better. besides, it’s Walt Disney’s staple why change it? then again, I know that change can be a good thing…

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  38. carebear wrote:

    Having her dress like that took all of her being “tinker-y”.. its like the small version of robin hood only this time he has this “tomboy-ish” aura..

    I dont think little girls would want that for their tinker bell because little girls LOVE dressing up and looking like a princess and looking “girlie” and not so much of dressing down, fantasizing about looking like peter pan or robin hood while holding a wand with glitters all over them.. There’s just something so wrong with that image..

    🙂

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  39. Lisa wrote:

    That… is not Tinkerbell. I wish Disney had come up with an altogether new character, or at least respected J.M. Barrie’s basic universe. Oh well.

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  40. wow

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  41. emsyjane wrote:

    I prefer the older one

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  42. Kellierocks26 wrote:

    I think the old Tinker Bell “Tink” look is awesome. She looks like a fairy should look–and saucy…why make her look androgenous and all green? I like green, but come on!

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  43. C. Brooke wrote:

    I like the old Tinkerbell. This one is cute, too. If they wanted to change her outfit it would be fun, but I honestly didn’t know if she was a boy at first. It would be nice if she looked just a little more like a girl. It’s perfectly fun and o.k. to be girly. 🙂 I do like how she’s in an outfit I would actually let me daughter wear the new outfit for Halloween, but not the old one.

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  44. C. Brooke wrote:

    I like her new boots, too! I also like how she isn’t too skinny or has a big head like a lot of dolls I’ve seen lately. I think she is cute.

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  45. Amy wrote:

    She looks like an Elf….

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  46. spinkie wrote:

    she looks like shes in peter pan’s clothes! haha but i still love her anyhow (:

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  47. mediababe wrote:

    How androgynous. I much prefer Hot Topic’s naughty Tink. Much more faithful to the true nature of faeries.

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  48. Maybe she’s gonna be the front woman for Disney’s ‘green’ campaign!

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  49. lori wrote:

    My 8 yr old is reading Tinker Bell books. Apparently, (and at my ripe old age, I didn’t know this) “Tink” is really a tinker. Her “talent” in the fairy kingdom is to fix things…metal things…with a hammer; And she’s the best at it. I guess her name is really Bell, and since she’s a tinker, she is known as Tinker Bell. So, with that in mind, I wonder if the change in outfit is more befitting this “talent” that Tink has. I guess I always just thought she was a spunky, sparkly fairy who like to pal around with Peter Pan. IDK. I’m kinda tired of everything having to be updated and modernized. I think my daughter would have liked the old Tink without the special skill set just as much as all the other girls since 1953.

    As for my take on the outfit…hm. Well, I’m more conservative so I’m in a quandry. Although I like the fact that she’s not a pin up, I’m not sure I’m into the gender-bending look either. What’s the opposite of drag queen?

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  51. spinkie wrote:

    I watched a few trailers of the tinkerbell movie and I think she was dressed in this outfit only because she went on a quest to find the lost treasure. Maybe they felt that she had to be a bit less girly when shes on an adventure so that explains the boyish clothes. Shes pretty much still girly and pretty in her sexy short green dress when shes fluttering around in pixie hollow (: You can watch the trailers here: http://sundayslove.wordpress.com!

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