by Jill Pantozzi | 10:17 am, February 28th, 2014
Joe Alexander has created some striking minimalist images of Disney’s good and bad guys. The good guys get the spotlight, as usual, but it’s interesting to see how many villains have an iconic silhouette.
by Susana Polo | 10:19 am, February 20th, 2014
DjeDjehuti on Deviantart gets approximately one million props from us for the casting of Grandma Fa as Olenna Tyrell alone. You can see all of their Game of Thrones/Disney mashups in their gallery.
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:59 pm, February 18th, 2014
This, incredibly, is a flat painting on the ground in London. Joe Hill, founder of 3D Joe and Max, said, “We were delighted to be approached by HBO to commission this artwork – we knew we had to do something really special to match the sheer scale of this phenomenal TV show that has swept the globe. That’s why The Wall in 3D works from more than one angle – making it a first in the 3D art world.” (via WinterIsComing)
by Janelle Asselin | 2:30 pm, February 15th, 2014
If you drink alcohol and you like Disney Princesses, well, are you ever in luck today. A mixologist in Spokane, Washington named Cody has created mixed drinks that are themed around various Disney Princesses and villains. They sure are pretty and entertainingly named. Cheers!
(via Laughing Squid)
by Janelle Asselin | 4:00 pm, January 18th, 2014
As is often discussed by feminists and supporters of diversity, Disney’s Princesses do not offer girls the best role models, especially given the same-size Caucasian-ness of most of them. Some of the Princesses are better than others, but in most ways the Princesses emphasize looking pretty, wearing pretty dresses, finding your Prince Charming and not a whole lot else. (As we’ve discussed, Frozen is a welcome departure from that on at least some levels!) So a California mom has begun self-publishing a series of books about characters she calls the “Guardian Princesses” with the goal of offering girls an alternative. Fast Company described these as the “Ultimate Anti-Disney Princess” but the truth is that ultimately they’re a positive change but not yet a solution.
by Susana Polo | 12:35 pm, January 2nd, 2014
On Tuesday we showed you our most commented on articles of 2013. It was a post full of the most contentious subjects in geekdom today: online and convention harassment, white washing, and, of course, the casting of Wonder Woman in a major movie adaptation.
But chatter is only one way to know that a post grabbed a lot of attention. There’s also views! So here are our 2013 posts that were seen by the most eyeballs. Your eyeballs.
by Jill Pantozzi | 10:15 am, December 10th, 2013
We’ve seen some pretty great Disney/Star Wars mashups in our time and Ralph Sevelius’ latest is no exception. When he started the series, Sevelius admitted, “there has been so many reiterations of the Princesses” but that he really wanted to try his own. They’ve been so popular, they’ve already inspired some cosplay. Check out the gallery for all the fun!
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:30 pm, November 16th, 2013
Geek admission – I’ve never played Final Fantasy. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the work of Geryes on DeviantArt! The artist has placed several Disney women in the many classes from the RPG. See if you agree with their placement.
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:30 pm, November 14th, 2013
When I first heard LEGO was teaming with Disney for Princess sets, my first thought was “Yes! Finally I get some minifigs I’ve always wanted!” And then I realized they weren’t the regular minifigs but more like the recent LEGO Friends sets. I’m personally disappointed but I know a lot of folks really like these, so take a peek at our first preview of the line. And don’t miss Flynn Rider looking utterly lost.
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:33 pm, November 9th, 2013
Adam Ellis (you may remember him from his adorable Tiny Hats on Cats project) created a Buzzfeed post (perhaps in celebration of Movember) called “17 Reasons You Should Grow a Beard This Instant.” It included an image of Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast sporting a full beard as a formal wear accessory. The response was so overwhelming, Ellis decided to go ahead and put facial hair on a bunch of other Disney ladies. The results are spectacular.