by Susana Polo | 12:14 pm, May 28th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
What's with the name?
by Susana Polo | 12:14 pm, May 28th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:34 pm, April 19th, 2013
We’d have really slow moving Disney films but they’d be ten times cuter. “A Facebook conversation occurred….I needed a break from finals….and this happened,” writes Phillip Light of this unique art pairing. Check out what Snow White, Belle, and (my favorite) Merida would look like as sloths. Oh and for those wondering, there’s nothing in our bylaws that says we can’t do more than one sloth post a day.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 5:43 pm, February 4th, 2013
In my rush to remember all the Super Bowl ads from last night that were worth remembering, I forgot this Toyota commercial. It’s got a pretty familiar plot of a genie whose wishes always have a bit of an ironic twist to them. Sort of a monkey’s paw kind of thing. Except there’s one particular wish in here that gets an “ironic” twist that we have entirely non-ironic positive feelings for. See if you can figure out which one it is.
(via Think Progress)READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:55 pm, December 29th, 2012
If you ever wondered why Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella were the only Disney Princesses to have fancy castles at Disney theme parks, you’re not alone. Finally, the Walt Disney Company are attempting to play catch-up with the ladies and have granted both Ariel and Belle their own special houses.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 6:00 pm, December 8th, 2012
What does it take to be a real-life princess? “A lot of muscle,” according to M. Alice LeGrow, a.k.a. Princess Marty. “You can’t be a wilting flower. Have you ever walked around in a corset and a ballgown? It’s hard! …Not to mention every child wants to be picked up at least 40 times.” LeGrow, who was profiled by NPR in this short video on party princesses, was a comic book artist before her publisher went out of business and she started her new career. The fact that she’s someone personally involved in “princess culture” makes her take on it all the more refreshing.
(via: Mental Floss)
by Susana Polo | 5:43 pm, October 3rd, 2012
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by Zoe Chevat | 12:28 pm, June 19th, 2012
Like myself, and our chief editor, many readers of our site may have found themselves attaching undue importance to Disney/Pixar’s Brave. While it’s needless to explain that we’re fans of Pixar for their general quality and content (we can politely forget about the Cars franchise), it meant something different, something special, to have a female-oriented (and female-sourced) vehicle as their next big feature. I do not believe we were alone in this. The little girl inside of me who was once Joan of Arc for Halloween (ask my mother about the grey Eileen Fisher sweater I stretched out because it ‘looked like chainmaile’), who once built a sword out of PVC pipe, foam, a dead tennis ball, and duct tape, and who devoured Tamora Pierce’s Lioness Quartet like a starving person, needed Brave to be so many things. That is a tremendous price to ask of any movie, especially a high-budget movie, and one from a studio that must hit so many parts of the ambiguous (and dubious) “family” demographic.
So, both the over-excited tiny girl knight inside of me, and the grumbling, jaded critic that is my adult guise, are pleased to inform you that Brave is very, very good.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 10:18 am, September 9th, 2011
Despite Disney’s great big heavy steps away from the genre for fear of losing the little boy market, Hollywood remains convinced that the fairy tale market, even fairy tales with pretty princess protagonists, is still a ripe one. What with two competing Snow White adaptations, March’s Red Riding Hood, Bryan Singer’s upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and even some Peter Pan films going around.
And now Universal is giving it’s Cinderella script another pass through a new writer, in order to see if they can get the shoe to fit.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 4:59 pm, May 6th, 2011