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Disney features obese heroine in animated film about 'body positivity'

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Disney has recently released a short animated film which features the story of a young, obese heroine who struggles with body dysmorphia, a move which some have said normalizes unhealthy lifestyle choices, even as others celebrate the shift from "unrealistic beauty standards" toward more diverse female body types.

The film entitled "Reflect" is part of a larger Disney project of "experimental" films called Short Circuit. Directed by Hillary Bradfield, "Reflect" showcases a young, aspiring ballerina named Bianca, who is torn between her desire to dance and her frustration that she does not possess the long and lean body type that traditional ballerinas often have.

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