Director Byron Howard (Bolt) said they wanted to make Flynn “the most handsome, most attractive male lead Disney has ever had.” They conducted impromptu “Hot Man” focus groups where, “all the ladies of the studio came into the ‘Hot Man Meeting,’ where we gathered pictures of their favorite handsome men—we collected pictures from the Internet and from books and from women’s wallets. They were very specific about what they liked and what they didn’t like.”
Co-director Nathan Greno adds, “the women would come in and they’d put up these pictures of the hottest guys they’d ever seen, then point out the flaws in all of them.”
“Everybody got ripped apart. Nobody was perfect,” says Howard. “It was a very hard meeting to be in as a man. You left feeling terrible. But we tried to coalesce all this information into one amazingly handsome and appealing character.”
“We created the ultimate man,” says Greno.
Yes they did.
(Source: sofarsoperfect, via pocket-ferret)