Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Non-Disney Princesses?

I was shopping in Big Lots and happened upon this brand, Junior Elf Princess shampoos:

There were also a Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, with varying scents like Sugar and Spice, Strawberry Shortcake, and Apple, which was, interestingly, not the Snow White one.

I felt mildly refreshed to see a princess market for little girls other than Disney, and the creators did an okay job at keeping the character designs unique but recognizable (Cinderella was in pink with a golden crown and the Little Mermaid was blonde).

An internet search led to more images and a website, Toon Studio.  I genuinely like The Little Mermaid.  Very pretty.

Cartoon depictions of fairy tales aren't meant to be a main focus of this blog; artists' interpretations, however, are an important aspect of the modern fairy tale lore our children are inheriting.  This also touches upon something I've been meaning to address: the use of fairy tale icons in advertising.

Another topic for another day.

Unfortunately, reviews gave the shampoo a thumbs down.  Maybe you'll have more luck with the guitar and keyboard?

Before you go, you need to read this essay by Inky Gypsy of Once Upon a Blog, and not just because I'm quoted in it!



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