Posts tagged "disney"

Wear Your Disney Pride On Your Eyes

I know, you're thinking -- How do I show my insane devotion to Disney's "The Lion King" in a new and innovative way? Well, makeup artist Katie Alves reached deep and came up with animated film-themed eye makeup. Like these "Lion King" coated peepers. How crazy detailed is that? And how many hours did that…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 3, 2011

From The Archives: Disney’s “The Story Of Menstruation”

Back in the olden days, Disney Studios used to make educational videos for the youngsters using their flair for storytelling. So how might Walt Disney's genius have explained, say, menstruation to children? Wonder no longer! Above, Disney's "Story Of Menstruation." I really wish this was done in more of a trippy, "Fantasia" style, but I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 7, 2011

Who Is Minnie Muse?

We're sure you recognize the face of Mickey Mouse's famous girlfriend Minnie, but something else is different about her. Has Minnie gone fashionable? Why, yes, as Forever 21 and Disney have teamed up for a special holiday collection featuring the stylish Minnie Muse. Minnie has traded in her chunky pumps and polka dots for strappy…

By: Annika Harris / November 24, 2010

“Tangled” Voice Actor Makes An Unfortunate Pubic Hair Joke

"It's a modern day version of Rapunzel. It's this hot chick that lives in a castle, but oddly enough it's her pubic hair that she, uh, that she lets out the window. Kind of strange." —A word to the wise for Brad Garrett, the "Everybody Loves Raymond" star who does the voice of character Hook…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 24, 2010

Disney Swears Off Princess Stories For The Time Being

My little nieces think I'm a nut job: They hand me Cinderella Barbie and tell me we're going to meet Prince Charming at the ball and I'm, like, "Instead, let's pretend Barbie is a brain surgeon! Or the first female president!" Lucky for crazy aunts like me, Disney is abstaining from princess flicks for a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2010

MAC’s Disney-Themed Collection Looks Kind Of Like The Kid Stuff To Us

When it comes to cosmetics, how important is the packaging to you? Are you likely to buy something just because it has something distinctive on it? Like, for example, MAC's new Disney-themed makeup collection, which features cartoon character designs of some of the empire's villains like Cruella De Ville, the Evil Queen from Snow White,…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 1, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Disneyland Says Muslim Woman Has To Wear A Disney-Designed Veil

A University of Illinois student recruited for an internship at Disneyland has been told she is allowed to wear a hijab veil for her job, but it must be one designed by Disney. Noor Abdallah, 22, was told this week she could wear a headscarf with a blue Disney beret on it; unfortunately, her internshi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Back In 1938, Disney Only Allowed Women To Trace

Back in 1938, women weren't allowed to contribute in the creative process to bring Disney cartoons to the big screen. Check out the rejection letter one woman received when she applied for the company's trained school, in which she was told she was only eligible to be a tracer. [BuzzFeed] A food writer wonders why…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 20, 2010

Advice From A Cartoon Princess: “Find A Man Who Wants To Imprison You With His Love”

"You don't need to have fancy people friends! Things around your house can be your friends! Don't just sit on your furniture, talk to it!" That's one of the awesome messages Belle teaches little girls in Disney's "Beauty & The Beast" — at least as interpreted by The Second City Network, a comedy group. After…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Disneyland Says No Muslim Veil During Work

A hostess for a Disneyland Resort restaurant has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after she was told she could not wear a head-covering Muslim veil, the hijab, during work. She was told she could only wear her veil to work if she was "backstage," or out of the public's eye. [Los

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2010

Celebs And Their Disney Doppelgangers

Sometimes, the world just makes perfect sense. Nordstrom is having a sale, Ali picked Roberto on "The Bachelorette," and some actors are meant to play animated Disney characters. PasteMagazine.com hit these doppelgangers on the head. Angelina Jolie is Vanessa from "The Little Mermaid," the human temptress that was in actuality evil Ursula; Seth Rogen's goofine…

By: Lauren Gold / August 3, 2010

Girl Talk: Auditioning To Be A Disney Princess Helped Me Find My Inner Girly Girl

I was never the little girl who dreamed of being a princess. While other kids dressed up in pink chiffon and glitter, I fashioned three-piece suits out of garbage bags and pretended to be a lawyer defending my Babar doll in a custody dispute. So when I got the chance to audition to be a…

By: Katie Schmidt / July 8, 2010

Disney Princes Teach Men How To Attract Women

Yep, sounds about right to us. Poor Beast... [BuzzFeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 24, 2010

What If Disney Made A Jewish Princess?

I should be offended by this, but I am laughing too hard. This Babelgum video is a parody of the “making of” a fictional Disney movie, “Rachel and the Dragon.” The film features Disney’s first ever-Jewish American Princess, Rachel, played by Sarah Silverman. Her supporting cast? All members of the tribe, of course. Seth Rogen

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 15, 2009

Live Out A Fairy Tale With Disney Princess Engagement Rings

Disney realized a lot of women want fairy-tale princess weddings like the ones seen in their animated movies, and a couple years ago, they began selling wedding, bridesmaid, and flower-girl dresses based on Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, and other princesses. Now, they're taking the dream one step farther with a line of wedding and…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 21, 2009

Disney Couture Jewelry Flower Ring With Tinkerbell

We thought Disney and couture were polar opposites ever since we saw "princesses" wearing filthy sneakers under their gowns at Disney World when we were six years old. But now our opinion has changed because the company that usually caters to kids has adults in its sight with a new line of jewelry. Each piece…

By: Annika Harris / October 19, 2009

Your Favorite Disney Heroes And Villains, Er, Re-Packaged

Have you ever wondered what Gaston, the bad guy from "Beauty and the Beast," would look like in just his skivvies? How royal his bulge would be if all that was covering it was a thin layer of jersey? Wonder no longer! Artist David Kawena has drawn practically the entire roster of Disney heroes, only…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2009

Fashion Week Runway Moments That Channel Disney Characters

No matter how grown up you are now, don't even try to tell us you weren't full-on obsessed with at least one Disney character way back when. The thing is, you hit your teens and all of a sudden it was "weird" that you were still dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood. (Or so…

By: Lily Q / September 24, 2009

Uniqlo To Team Up With, Gulp, Disney?

Uniqlo has been trying hard to keep up with the Topshops and H&Ms of the world lately by announcing new initiatives and designer collaborations. Yet, the Japanese retailer seems to be lacking in direction—last week's debut of its Jil Sander collection didn't quite live up to fab collab standards. Now Uniqlo has just announced that…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 26, 2009

Working At Disney World Is Dangerous

For those of you who've been laboring under the misconception (ha!) that working at Disney World is fun and carefree, think again. Since the park opened for the season in July, three employees have died and another was groped while dressed as Minnie Mouse. The most recent incident happened on Monday when Anislav Varbanov, 30,…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 19, 2009