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News Disney Junior's Fancy Nancy coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Kman101

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Always nice to see a new character out and about. I can see why they switched Sofia with her. Likely because the performers are the same height/etc.
 

BoarderPhreak

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Why is Nancy so freakishly large? LOL... Like Goofy at the Epcot MnG - sure to scare kids. 🤣

Exhibit A - and yes, DD bugged out at the dog that eclipses Clifford:

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NelsonRD

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This is disappointing. Why couldn't they find a young girl and make her a face character? These halloween costumes are terrible, and do scare my girls. This is Disney, where image and show is everything.

I got pushback on this posting my dislike for other children's characters like Doc... but i still think this is not very Disney, Immersive, Memories, Magic, and any other buzz word Disney uses to sell the experience.
 

Kman101

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Maybe some kids are just too young or not into characters? It's no different than any other foamhead. They're all a bit scary ;)

EDIT: Though I have to admit as I was looking at WDWMagic's pictures, how do kids feel that the character can't talk to them? Would that make it more or less creepy?
 

DisneyDreamer08

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They actually do use adult face actors for the touring dance party shows. I actually much prefer the costumes used in Disney parks. They look more “realistic” and true to the characters.

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I think most kids would see these are clearly adults, not kids. Especially up close hugging them. On a stage far away, maybe it’s not as noticeable.

My daughter did ask once a few years ago why Chip and Dale were the same size as Mickey. We told her that Mickey uses his Disney magic to make all the characters nice and big so all the kids can see them and hug them. She never asked about them not talking but my friends daughter did. She told her if all the super popular characters like Mickey and Minnie talked to all the kids all day long, their throats would be sore. So they are resting their voices. Honestly, most little kids don’t notice things like we do. By the time they start to question it, 7 for my daughter, they are old enough to realize on their own what the characters are anyway.
 

NelsonRD

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They actually do use adult face actors for the touring dance party shows. I actually much prefer the costumes used in Disney parks. They look more “realistic” and true to the characters.

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I think most kids would see these are clearly adults, not kids. Especially up close hugging them. On a stage far away, maybe it’s not as noticeable.

My daughter did ask once a few years ago why Chip and Dale were the same size as Mickey. We told her that Mickey uses his Disney magic to make all the characters nice and big so all the kids can see them and hug them. She never asked about them not talking but my friends daughter did. She told her if all the super popular characters like Mickey and Minnie talked to all the kids all day long, their throats would be sore. So they are resting their voices. Honestly, most little kids don’t notice things like we do. By the time they start to question it, 7 for my daughter, they are old enough to realize on their own what the characters are anyway.

I disagree.

The examples you show are poor examples, they are not teenagers. I am suggesting Disney can do better. They can cast an 18 year old college program girl that looks younger to sell the experience, or don’t have this meet and greet at all. Disney takes casting seriously for face characters, and I believe the same guidelines can apply to the Disney Junior characters. I shouldn’t have to make excuses why Fancy Nancy it 7 feet tall, with a big plastic head - at Walt Disney World. Disney is all about the experience, and this experience is poor. I have been critic of this for a long time.

There is so little for young girls to do at Hollywood Studios to begin with, and to have these characters, the way they are, meeting outside under a tent, is laughable. One reason we go to Disney is to meet the characters, something you cannot do anywhere else.

People will post 300 pages on a broken yeti, and no A/C on a 7 minute Gondola ride, but are ok with with these halloween interactions? It just amazes me.
 

mm52200

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I disagree.

The examples you show are poor examples, they are not teenagers. I am suggesting Disney can do better. They can cast an 18 year old college program girl that looks younger to sell the experience, or don’t have this meet and greet at all. Disney takes casting seriously for face characters, and I believe the same guidelines can apply to the Disney Junior characters. I shouldn’t have to make excuses why Fancy Nancy it 7 feet tall, with a big plastic head - at Walt Disney World. Disney is all about the experience, and this experience is poor. I have been critic of this for a long time.

There is so little for young girls to do at Hollywood Studios to begin with, and to have these characters, the way they are, meeting outside under a tent, is laughable. One reason we go to Disney is to meet the characters, something you cannot do anywhere else.

People will post 300 pages on a broken yeti, and no A/C on a 7 minute Gondola ride, but are ok with with these halloween interactions? It just amazes me.
Fancy Nancy is not 7 feet tall. She’s actually very small and short and the same height as our mice friends like Mickey and Minnie and the ducks
 

HoustonHorn

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I have a 4 year old who loves Fancy Nancy. I think she (FN, not my daughter) is the absolute worst. She is arrogant and condescending, and she constantly makes bad decisions. And her dad is a complete moron. My wife has made the point that at least the vocabulary is expanding, but I cannot find another redeemable quality of that show. I wish they would have added Bingo and Rollie (and Hissy) from Puppy Dog Pals instead of Fancy Nancy.
 

Gitson Shiggles

There was me, that is Mickey, and my three droogs
I think she (FN, not my daughter) is the absolute worst. She is arrogant and condescending, and she constantly makes bad decisions.

You aren’t claiming Fancy Nancy is a pretentious little...? I’m now comparing that character’s personality to Sofia’s and Doc McStuffins’.
 

HoustonHorn

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The only good thing about that show is its use as a teaching tool. We have to constantly ask our 4 year old:

"Did she make a good decision?"
"Are you supposed to do that?"
"Do you think that would work in our house?"
"Was that a good choice?"

The answer to those questions, without fail, is an unequivocal, resounding "NO!"
 

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