4 times Disney's live-action character design upset fans

Disney's live-action Little Mermaid is about to be released, and fans have been scratching their heads over the character design shared so far. Gone is the charm of the creatures found in the cartoon film, with Flounder, Sebastian and chums now transformed into painfully real versions of their former selves. 

But this isn't the first time Disney has run into criticism for its animal character design. In fact, Disney has often missed the mark with its approach to designing realistic animals in its live-action/CGI remakes.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.