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You Can Blame Tinker Bell for the 'Skinny Minnie' Controversy

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Minnie Mouse walking in Paris, via <a href=";feature=player_embedded">YouTube</a>
Minnie Mouse walking in Paris, via YouTube

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Barney's and Disney's five minute video for the department store's holiday campaign produced quite a stir—namely thanks to the part where star of the video and beloved cartoon character Minnie Mouse turns into a model to walk the Lanvin runway. But now that the video is actually out it's clear that the real culprit is Tinker Bell. It's her magic that changes the adorably short Minnie into a 5-foot-11-inch model.

We jest. Referring to petitions to stop the cartoon from being released, Barney's previously stated that they "are saddened that activists have repeatedly tried to distort a lighthearted holiday project in order to draw media attention to themselves." See what all the buzz was about (and cartoon versions of Kathy Horyn, SJP, Linda Evangelista, Corine Roitfeld, and Lady Gaga's hair!) after the jump, and let us know in the comments whether you think any lines were crossed.

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