A skinny Minnie - see the ridiculous pics.

Walt Disney was a man of great vision and creativity. He gifted us with the enduring images of Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Goofy, and lots of other great characters who have delighted children for decades.

They're beautiful just the way they are! That's why we love them!

So why would anyone want to "improve" them?

Worse yet, it's an advertising campaign for high end upscale fashion store Barney's of New York - and as part of the campaign, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Goofy all 'imagine' themselves as fashion models.

So far, so good. But Barney's decided that Minnie as she is would not be good enough for high fashion. No, she and her friends all have to look like emaciated, starved, stick figures to be fashin models.So cute little Minnie is now a 5'11 size 0, and that's just impossible.

Here's the result:

There's a petition to stop this madness, sponsored in part by Disney heiress Abigail Disney. To sign it, go here.