In case any of you don't frequent The Sounding or haven't already heard through other venues, I wanted to share with you this great post by Mat. Donna Farley.
I loved Brave when I saw, and it was the first Disney Princess movie that actually made me cry. I think I was even as excited as my girls about how "cool" Merida is. I guess I don't keep up with pop culture well enough, and I don't buy much of the Princess merchandise for the girls, so the new look of the princesses truly surprised me, and not in a pleasant way.
I highly recommend reading Mat. Donna's post and following the link at the bottom of her article to sign a petition to Disney.