I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”
This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently.
And possibly just as importantly, he looks like a goddamned human being, not some overblown mass of whatever Gaston and his ilk are made of.
Also, if we’re going to get picky, Aladdin’s build and face are based on Tom Cruise, so there’s that. And Prince Charming was sort of a hunk, too. Really, the entire lineup of Disney princes are pretty “generally attractive”. They’re just not exploited to hell and back in other media. (I’d also argue that they usually exist solely to fill the role of Rescuing Man vs. the Damsel in Distress, but that’s a whole different conversation, mostly because it’s not nearly as blatant nor commercialized (nor intentionally impressionable) as the princesses have been.)
(Source: nostalgiaunicorn, via moomootheuglyshoe)