A fan has pleaded with Disney in a six-page letter to revise Mulan’s costume design after seeing the Disney princess sporting an unrecognizable outfit at a Disney World park.
The letter, signed solely by “A Disney Fan,” was shared on the subreddit r/WaltDisneyWorld by consumer u/tjkim9- final weekend.
In the letter, the fan, who identifies as an Asian American lady, expressed that Mulan’s new costume design and appears “betray the character in many various facets.”
“After I take a look at the brand new costume, if I had been requested who this character was, I don’t know if I may instantly acknowledge her,” she wrote.
Though the fan didn’t point out which Disney park she was referring to, the images included within the letter — taken by Instagram consumer @seizingthemagic — present Mulan from the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The fan then listed a number of the discrepancies she observed after evaluating the park’s model of Mulan with the character from the 1998 animated movie.
Though the actor’s make-up matches that of Mulan’s throughout her matchmaker go to within the film, her coiffure, which the fan described to be a good updo with bangs, doesn’t.
The fan additionally centered on Mulan’s gown and famous that its shade palette just isn’t simply related to the Disney character, in contrast to the opposite Disney princesses within the Walt Disney World parks, whose hairstyles and clothes stay true to the unique designs.
The fan then defined that the colour mixture of Mulan’s matchmaker costume is inaccurate, declaring that the gown from the film is a darker shade of pink than the one used within the park costume.
“Whereas the designers might have tried to introduce a brand new gown for Mulan, it fails to simply establish her because the traditional Mulan from the animated movie,” the fan wrote.
Upon additional inspection, the fan famous that the Disney World Mulan costume is just like that of the princess revamp in 2012, by which Mulan, together with different Disney princesses, underwent a number of design adjustments.
“However even this redesign of her outfit respects the unique Mulan whereas embellishing her with a extra glamorous look,” the fan wrote. “So the parks took a part of that design however then misplaced the opposite facets of it that make it Mulan.”
The ultimate concern listed within the letter was using Mulan’s make-up from the matchmaking scene, which is symbolic of the character’s emotions of societal pressures.
The fan famous that the scene by which Mulan wipes off her make-up whereas taking a look at her reflection is an iconic second for the character, for she lastly reveals “her true self.”
“To me, Mulan sporting the matchmaker make-up within the parks betrays the expansion and improvement she goes via within the film and diminishes her to solely being a princess reasonably than the warrior she is as nicely,” the fan declared.
On the finish of her letter, the fan implored Disney to alter Mulan’s costume in its parks, writing, “Have her appears to be like mirror, respect, and honor who she was and who she continues to be. Please.”
A number of feedback underneath the Reddit submit agreed with the Disney fan.
“I’ve to agree with you,” consumer u/Background_Set8321 commented. “The costume they’ve her in on the parks is the one she’s sporting when she meets with the matchmaker, one thing she hated and didn’t need to do actually.”
“Okay, I absolutely admit that I opened this essay solely anticipating to be entertained by a pedantic rant that will make me roll my eyes… However… I agree with this 100%,” consumer u/WoolaCalot wrote, explaining that Disney may need carried out a horrible job at “princessify-ing” Mulan.
“As somebody who is barely concerned with a couple of of Disney movies, I used to be excited to see Mulan within the parks, however I can completely see the place you’re coming from, I wouldn’t have even observed right here [sic] within the present outfit,” consumer u/GauntletScars wrote.
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