At long last, Disney has created a Latina princess to join its pantheon of (predominately white) royalty: Elena of Avalor. She’ll make her debut not in a feature length film, but via a new television series on the Disney Channel.
Disney’s newest princess Moana has found a voice in a young girl from Oahu named Auli’i Cravalho. The high school freshmen is about to make history as the first Polynesian royal in the pantheon alongside stories of Snow White, Princess Jasmine and Princess Tiana.
Disney has a movie in the works about a white man who buys land in Sudan so that his daughter can be a princess. Interesting. Sounds cool.
On Monday, Disney's interpretation of The Little Mermaid turned 25 years old. Do you still have your whosits and whatsits galore? What about those thingamabobs? Here's a better question: how does Ariel stand up in the shadow of Frozen?
Disney has dropped new info about their next major animated project—Moana, about a teenaged Polynesian girl who sets out for adventure on the high seas. Due to hit theaters in 2016, I hope it inspires a Frozen-style craze for marine biology among kids.
After professing her distaste for Ariana Grande, Mayim Bialik is back with another complaint: She didn't like the movie Frozen, either. She's really getting the hang of this blogging thing!
1. Disney Princesses as History's Scariest Dictators
Australian retailer BlackMilk just launched its Princess & Villains collection inspired by the ladies of Disney. To be clear, this is a line for adults. As in, adult humans are encouraged to wear this clothing on their bodies.
The artist who created a controversial series of posters depicting Disney princesses as victims of rape and incest is back with a new domestic abuse-themed collection.
Some of these are intuitive (Elsa as Piper), and some are just wrong (Eric should be Bennett, not Pornstache), but Disney Princesses and Orange Is the New Black is the apotheosis of the Internet, and a brilliant way to corrupt those wholesome cartoons.
An artist is using some familiar Disney princesses to send a powerful message about rape.
Forget your "happily ever after," Disney princesses.
If you're going to get a Little Mermaid (villain-centric) Disney chest piece, this is the high-water mark. Amazing.
Last night, Dancing With the Stars went full Disney. Unfortunately there was no Fox and the Hound contemporary dance, but they did make time for Ariel to shake her mermaid-shell bra around for the kiddies. So we've ranked all the Disney dances from best to worst!
Disney's live action Cinderella movie is so wonderfully beholden to the animated source material, it will make your heart swell. And we've seen a large chunk of it, including the Evil Stepmother, Cate Blanchett — who makes her grand entrance with A CAT ON A LEASH.
You guys needed one more iteration of the Disney-princesses-reimagined-as-another-thing, right? This one's pretty rad, I promise!
Snowy, Nordic fairy tale Frozen could have been wildly different from what we saw in theaters. Check out the whole other movie Disney almost made, in this astounding collection of concept art.
At the end of January, a Virginia teen launched a petition asking Disney to add a plus-sized princess to its cast of characters. As of today, she's gathered more than 25,000 signatures. Good for her! But sadly, I'm pretty sure it'll never, ever happen—and I blame Meme Roth.
Animation student Miyuli decided to spend some time re-designing Disney princesses as their opposite gender. Now what needs to happen is a team up between these and the princesses in their princes' clothes. Come on, Internet!
Look, I like Disney princesses as much as the next nostalgia-prone millennial. But they do tend to look like they were all churned out of the same assembly line. Remember what happened to Merida when it was time to move her into the pantheon?