In a beautifully animated new art video collaboration between Barney’s New York and Disney, Minnie Mouse dreams of a high fashion adventure. But the cartoon is likely to raise eyebrows for its montage of the Disney characters showing off extremely skinny ‘model’ looks.
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The short, which is part of Disney’s Electric Holiday, is a nod to the fashion world, featuring ‘cameos’ from the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell. It’s screening for a six-week period in the Madison Avenue windows, as well as in Barneys flagship stores across the country.
In the mini-movie, Minnie Mouse fantasizes that she and her Disney pals are high fashion models – and when they enter the runway, they are transformed into just that – with stick thin figures to match.
There’s no doubt it’s beautifully drawn and animated – but anytime models come up in something that will appeal to kids – there is bound to be some controversy. Does this send the wrong message, or is it just artistic expression? Check out the video, then vote in our online poll below!
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