How Disney teaches kids to be suspicious

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/11/04/how-disney-teaches-kids-to-be.html

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I’m sure that Disney mindset will soon be evident at Hulu.

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Technically correct.

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Yeah. I feel like this is more “life lessons”.

(i.e. things are not always as advertised)

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Maybe Disney is thinking that kids will enjoy pixel art. Check out these minimalist examples:

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little-mermaid

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Once I bought a book of Disney stickers from the store, and one of the counted stickers was a tiny “© Disney” sticker in the corner.

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Got this tune stuck in my head now. https://youtu.be/SaL20ux_Bsc

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I’m suspicious right now.

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Indeed.

Otherwise, they might grow up to be the kind of gullible suckers who buy worthless overhyped crap from the BoingBoing Store. :wink:

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According to someone else in the thread the book comes with the patterns for making pixel art exactly like that. That said, doing pixel art one sticker at a time is easier said than done, especially for children.

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it actually says “Disney Princess 1001 Stickers,” not “1001 Disney Princess Stickers,” so really they are just teaching reading comprehension.

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Note: not published by Disney.

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But surely endorsed by them, considering how sue happy they are.

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Maybe not necessarily useless sticky squares?

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Has anyone tried eating some of these “square stickers” maybe they’re more useful than you’d think?

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Well, licensed by them. Looks like the publisher is a UK book company that specializes in cheapo licensed puzzle & sticker books.

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If only there was a way to send every last Disney princess merchandise article to the darkest pits of hell along with the marketing fucks who came up with them. It breaks my heart to see little girls dressed up in this bullshit and being groomed to wear tasteless glitter trash and makeup, while only the boys are encouraged to build and create stuff. “Girls sections” of toy stores should be cleared with a flame thrower.

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Giant wall sticker = a great, big “fuck you” to parents.

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Interestingly enough, the ‘princess boutique’ at the Disney parks is explicitly gender-neutral. Boys can (and do) get a full princess makeover and girls can be done up as a swashbucking knight instead.

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