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Artistic Twists On Disney Princesses (And Other Heroines)

Merida, Disney Pixar’s first leading lady, was a popular costume for women this Halloween, according to Google. Between Merida, Kate Middleton, and the recent Snow White movies, we’ve had princesses on the brain this year. While our adult selves may cringe at princess culture and the outdated stereotypes that come along with it, there’s just something… More »


The Soapbox: On Disney’s First Latina Princess

“Disney is releasing a Latina princess soon, mija,” I declared to my daughter as we drove away from her school and on our way to pick up her dad. “Good!” she said firmly. But of course, I rarely let that be the end of any conversation. “Why good?” I probed.

What followed was… More »


Well Played: What Do You Mean, Amy Adams Is Not A Disney Princess In Real Life?

I have an unreasonably difficult time separating gorgeous ginger Amy Adams from her Disney princess character in “Enchanted.” This is exactly what I imagine a princess would wear should she leave the castle to attend a small awards ceremony, because duh, princesses always wear floor-length Oscar de la Renta, even to fairly casual events. … More »


This Week In Style: Too-Skinny Minnie Makes Waves

The latest Disney star to come under fire isn’t Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato — nope, it’s Minnie Mouse, who’s stirring up controversy over her gaunt appearance in this year’s Barneys holiday campaign. (At left: Minnie before her dramatic weight loss.) [Change.org]
Kendall and Kylie Jenner have scored the gig of a lifetime:… More »


Amy Mebberson Shows That Disney Characters Can Wear High-Fashion

Amy Mebberson is a frequent staple of our Things We Saw Today posts, an artist who not only uses her spare time to create adorable Disney and Muppets crossover art, but who draws a lot of Disney stuff professionally, from being the regular cover artist for Boom! Studios’ Muppets, Pixar, Darkwing Duck and other Disney titles, to her current stint as… More »


Disney Characters Go Under The Knife For Barneys’ Holiday Campaign

In the latest installment of fashion’s never-ending quest to butcher every chaste relic of childhood, Barneys New York has cast beloved Disney characters as this year’s subjects of their famed holiday campaign. They aren’t quite the precious figures you might recall; in fact, the luxury department store has given these familiar faces a bit of… More »


DSW Launches Glass Slipper Collection For Wannabe Cinderellas

If your efforts to land a rich prince have been unsuccessful thus far, maybe it’s time to switch up your footwear choices. An excellent bet for aspiring princesses? DSW’s new Glass Slipper collection, a collaboration with Disney to celebrate the October 2nd release of “Cinderella” on Blu-Ray. Available in stores and online on October 1st,… More »


Same-Sex Disney Couples Live Happily Ever After

Artist Rodolfo Loaiza’s new show, “Disasterland,” features colorful paintings that throw out traditional Disney narratives and re-imagine them in ways that more accurately reflect the world we live in. For example, “heterosexual happy endings have been discarded; outdated,” and some popular heroes, princesses, and villains have been recast as same-sex lovers. Hercules and Aladdin make… More »


Christian Louboutins Brings A Fairy Tale To Life With His Take On Cinderella

Nobody ever told us who designed Cinderella’s glass slipper, but if a contemporary version of the tale were to take place, Christian Louboutin would be a shoe-in for the job — so it’s only natural that Disney chose the French designer, known for his luxurious red-soled footwear, to create a modern-day take on the fateful… More »


First Look: Angelina Jolie Is A Magnificent Maleficent

Here’s our first glimpse of Angelina Jolie in her upcoming role as Maleficent (the evil queen from “Sleeping Beauty,” in case you need a Disney movie refresher). “Maleficent,” which will hit theaters in 2014, promises to flesh out the backstory of this legendary villain, and judging from this picture, Angelina is creepy perfection in the… More »


10 Disney Park Confessions That Made Us Do A Double Take

“Disney Park Confessions” is a Tumblr blog documenting, well, confessions about Disney theme parks. When I first heard about it, I assumed there would be a lot of people admitting to doing naughty stuff in the Epcot bathrooms, but most of the confessions are a lot more innocent–and a lot weirder–than that. Click through for… More »


“Brave” Is Going To Be Our Kind Of Disney Movie

We may be a little old to go see Disney movies by ourselves (although not too old to belt out “Part Of Your World” the shower). But we’ll be dragging the nearest seven-year-old to drag to a theater and to see “Brave,” Pixar’s newest computer-animated film with a female protagonist. Lots of Disney flicks star… More »


Check Out The Most Epic A Capella Disney Medley Ever

It took 17-year-old singer Heather Traska 86 days, over 30 costume changes, and a month of editing to put together this video, which is surely the most epic a capella Disney medley ever. “Mulan,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” — they’re all here. I was giggling with glee… More »


Brenda Song Must Be Really Happy About … Something

Brenda Song, Disney star and almost-baby-mama for Miley Cyrus’s tattooed bro Trace, must be real jazzed about something, and she wants to share it with the whole friggin’ world. That’s the only logical reason for this absolutely atrocious smiley face poncho. Geez, Ms. Song, try and be considerate — people are going to have to look… More »


Demi Lovato Furious Over Disney Anorexia Joke

After battling anorexia, singer/actress Demi Lovato is furious her former boss, the Disney Channel, joked about the eating disorder on a TV show. A character on the program Shake It Up said recently: “I could just eat you up. Well, if I ate.” Lovato responded in an incensed, all-capitals tweet. “I find it really funny how a… More »


Brace Yourselves For Yet Another Disney Princess

You know what little girls don’t have enough of? PRINCESSES. The scarcity of doe-eyes, glass slippers, and pink frilly dresses is truly criminal. But children need not suffer anymore: Disney is introducing a new princess marketed towards two- to seven-year-olds. “Sofia The First,” a red-haired princess in an elegant purple gown, is getting her own… More »


Evening Quickies: Who’s Up For “The Little Mermaid” In 3D?

Hollywood’s obsession with making any and every movie 3D is totally stupid … except when it comes to beloved films from my childhood. Following the success of “The Lion King” in 3D, Disney will release “Beauty & The Beast” and “The Little Mermaid.” Plus, Pixar will release “Finding Nemo” and “Monster’s Inc.” in 3D. More »


Why Ryan Gosling Brought Eva Mendes, Blake Lively And Kat Dennings To Disneyland

When most woman read today that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes had been spotted holding hands in Adventure Park at Disneyland, and later snuggling while watching a water show in Tomorrowland, they got very depressed. But since I do not quite understand the Gosling worship, another thought crossed my mind: wow, Ryan sure seems to… More »


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… More »


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… More »