Character changes good for society


Lochan Acharya

While people change and age, cartoon characters stay the same. Even though techniques and technology change, cartoonists come and go, the cartoons themselves never get old. 

Tom has been chasing after Jerry for nearly eight decades and Scooby-Doo is still solving mysteries. We can see changes in the character’s look, but there is no change in the character’s behavior. 

But Cartoon characters must change to follow modern worldviews. 

Recently, there have been wardrobe changes on characters like Minnie Mouse and the green M&M, which has made many people question whether giving them a makeover is a good idea or not. 

But these changes give the characters a modern look that push them forward in society.

According to CNN, Minnie Mouse is trading her red dress for a pantsuit, and the green M&M will change from white go-go boots to comfortable sneakers. 

These changes have ignited conversations across the internet. Many fans demand that the changes be stopped and the cartoon characters keep their original appearance.

Minnie Mouse wearing a pantsuit and the green M&M changing to sneakers is a good step forward. These characters have existed for a long time, so they need to modernize with age.

Today, we see many women in leadership and politics wearing pantsuits instead of the usual dresses. For example, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Kamala Harris have a recognizable style that includes pantsuits and comfortable innovative fashion. Besides the change in footwear, the green M&M has changed from a tan flesh tone of arms and legs to a faint green to match the candy’s shell. 

The brown M&M also had her heels lowered to sensible pumps.  These changes make the female characters wear less stereotypical feminine attire. 

According to the M&M company, the new look is part of its “global commitment to creating a world where everyone feels they belong, and society is inclusive.” 

Changing cartoon characters can show the diversity of the modern world and increase social inclusivity. 

Character changes are good. And even though some people do not like them, cartoon characters’ improvement should occur to promote our evolving society.