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George Jetson Gets a Present From Dove

Everyone I talk to adores the new Dove Styling ads in which famous cartoon women all get product-aided makeovers. But Dove Styling apparently confers an unspoken benefit: bigger breasts. Because the hair is so different, your instinctive response is to credit the new haircut for the revamped looks. But these cartoon women have more than a healthy glow in their hair. Each of their bodies has been "improved" in subtle but unmistakable ways. Let's go to the videotape.

Velma

Velma Dinkley (who knew she had a last name?) gets rid of her bangs, but also ditches her glasses, loses her neck wattle, stops slouching, and flaunts her new chest.

Marge

Marge Simpson also gets a little more zaftig. (The subway ads show her cleavage but it's been removed in these press kit images.) Plus, she adopts a sultry come-hither look. Talk about letting her hair down!

Jane

But Jane Jetson. Oh, Jane Jetson! Already a size 0, Jane gets fairly substantial implants, which Dove must have paid for because there is no way that Mr. Spacely would have paid George enough to afford them. As the press release says, Jane Jetson will have George seeing stars with gravity-defying volume on the cutting edge of style. Gravity-defying volume, indeed. The way Jane is throwing her head back, she seems to be reaping the benefits already.

As for Wilma Flintstone, not much change. But we already knew that there was a hottie under that bun just screaming to get out.

Posted by Charles Star on 04/12/2005 | Permalink

Comments

hilarious!

of couse, as an animator i have to suggest the idea that their movement in the "videotape" is what brings shape and depth to their breasts. i'm a bit skeptical that animators would be instructed to augment their boob size for the commercial. more likely, the animators did it when they had the opportunity - when they were more active after their hair was let down.
you see.... almost all animators are men.

Posted by: hornsofthedevil | Apr 12, 2005 7:34:03 PM

Charles isn't saying the animators were instructed to make the boobs bigger; but chances are the animators were told to make the women "sexier" in the AFTER images and by their (probably unconscious) calculus sexy = chesty.

Posted by: carrie | Apr 13, 2005 10:50:26 AM

The Fort Hamilton F station had the Velma ad posted for a while, defaced thusly:

Over the "before" Velma: RIOT GRL
Over the "after" Velma: SELL-OUT

Posted by: Francis | Apr 13, 2005 12:17:39 PM

Awww. I went and dowloaded that video just to see Marge and she isn't there.

Posted by: Dave | Apr 13, 2005 9:45:34 PM

Hmm, I don't see any real difference in boob size before and after. Frankly I think you're just imagining this. I do wonder about someone who obviously spends so much time thinking about cartoon tits.

Posted by: Irony Man | Apr 14, 2005 2:49:07 AM

Thanks for your concern Irony Man. I'll return the favor by worrying about your vision.

Now if you will excuse me, I've got to go stare at my She-Hulk poster.

Posted by: Charles | Apr 14, 2005 6:05:00 PM

Now, I think I need to defend Irony Man here, Charles. No slight to you, but if you're really worried about cartoon tits you really are barking up the wrong trees. These ladies wouldn't even be invited to be citizens of the Cartoon Province of Titsylvania. Not by a long shot.

What you have here are incredibly slight changes that could be related to position, cartoon lung inflation, the billowing of a cartoon sweater. What about Jessica Rabbit? Betty, Veronica, or pretty much any female denizen of Riverdale has acres more knockerage than these three. The Little Mermaid, That Indian chick from Alladin, Betty Boop, Blondie, Miss Buxley, I mean shit, Charles, you just about picked the least buxom group of cartoonitrixes to pick on about breast size!

Jesus, man, what DO you masturbate to?

And this is coming from an admitted ass man.

Posted by: Jason | Apr 21, 2005 6:42:54 PM

Iam not sure what to say aboute the other but Velma always had large breast it just that sweater is tighther/not as bagy

Posted by: kingbeast150 | Jul 26, 2005 11:52:31 AM

U GUYS ARE THE SADDEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET, WE JUST CAME ALONG, LOOKING FOR A PICTURE OF MARGE FOR OUR SPANISH PROJECTT (dnt ask!)
GET LIVES!!!!
and stop writing about the size of fictional characters cleavage!!!!!

Posted by: Miranda Ur-So-Sad | Mar 26, 2007 6:56:32 AM

finally marge lets her hair down she does not look good with the old fashion hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: mimi | Jan 7, 2008 7:54:48 PM

The position their arms to make them look wider and hide the left side of the chest. Thus making it look like they have bigger boobs. This also applies to real life too.

Posted by: | Jan 18, 2008 1:02:46 PM

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