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Hear Emma Watson and the Beauty & the Beast Cast Show Off Their Singing Chops in This Excerpt of “Belle”

Out of all the clips we've heard of Emma Watson singing Belle's vocals so far, I think this one sounds the best.

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“Dream Big, Princess” Shows How Disney Princesses Inspire Young Girls

In this video, Disney shows, "For every girl who dreams big, there’s a Princess to show her it’s possible."

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Fans Are Petitioning to Make Leia an Official Disney Princess. Is That a Thing We Want to See Happen?

Heroism is a Princess quality.

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Now You Can Watch (and Rewatch, and Rewatch) the Full Scene of Moana‘s “How Far I’ll Go”

Have you seen Moana yet? Even if you haven't, you'll likely enjoy this early scene from the movie featuring Auli'i Cravalho's beautiful vocals in "How Far I'll Go," the title character's song about longing for adventure.

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Friday Dance Party: Alessia Cara Debuts “How Far I’ll Go” From Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Moana Soundtrack

Ever since we heard Lin-Manuel Miranda would be composing the score for Disney's Moana, we've been itching to hear a sample, and this week we've finally got our first taste of the soundtrack.

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Disney Channel’s Elena of Avalor Delivers the First Latina Disney Princess

Of the eleven or so Disney Princesses that exist*, one is Asian (Mulan), one is Native American (Pocahontas), and one is black (Tiana). These princesses were added as of the mid-1990s. However, despite the fact that Latinx comprise 17% of the U.S. population and are the largest minority in the country, we had yet to see a Latina Disney Princess...until now.

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Princes with Personality: From Prince Charming to Flynn Rider

Princes aren't what they used to be, and that's a good thing.

Princesses are everywhere these days, playing a variety of social roles that bear little resemblance to those of decades past. But what about their princes? How have they changed with the times? Snow White's Prince is just there to be a prince and that's all he needs to be, while Flynn/Eugene is bursting with identity, personality, and humor. As the roles of women have changed in society, the expectations for the role of "prince" have changed as well.

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The First Teaser for Disney’s Moana Is Here, and GORGEOUS

Put this movie in my eye-holes now.

The first teaser for Disney's Moana aired during last night's Tony Awards—which is appropriate, given that some of the talent behind Broadway phenomenon Hamilton will bring their skills to the latest Disney princess movie.

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Queer Subtext in The Little Mermaid, From Hans Christian Andersen’s Original to Disney’s Adaptation

Hans Christian Andersen’s tragic short story, “The Little Mermaid,” seems to be a metaphorical reflection of a doomed romance that unfolded in the author’s own life. The short story, which was published in 1836, lines up with a series of love letters that Andersen wrote in the mid-1830s to a young Duke named Edvard Collin. […]

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Fans Urge Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in Frozen 2

Fans Urge Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in Frozen 2

Yesterday GLAAD released its annual report on LGBT representation in Hollywood, and Disney received a failing grade for not including a single LGBT character in any of its 2015 films. Thankfully, twitter user and Feminist Culture founder Alexis Isabel has a suggestion for how Disney can improve that grade: #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.

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Things We Saw Today: Kylo Ren Shows Up in Famous Scenes from Movies

What if Kylo Ren was in these famous movie scenes instead of, say, Clint Eastwood or Samuel L. Jackson? He certainly puts a twist on the classic scenes from 300 and A Few Good Men, that's for sure.

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD Release Trailer

Earlier today we got an official release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens' DVD and Blu-Ray, and now we've got a trailer with some previously-unseen footage to get us hype for the release!

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Things We Saw Today: Watch The Season 2 Daredevil Trailer as Recreated in Fallout 4

So we've all seen the Daredevil season 2 trailer, right? Well, someone got it in their heads to make a version of it in Fallout 4. I'm particularly a fan of their version of Matt Murdock--it's all in those red glasses.

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Artist Depicts Classic Disney Movie Characters in the Style of Tim Burton

Big eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

What would 101 Dalmations look like if Tim Burton directed it? Or Sleeping Beauty?

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Linguists Analyze Every Disney Princess Movie, to Somewhat Depressing Results

Dinglehopper!

In considering the Disney princess roster, I've always felt that the "Disney Renaissance" movies--The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Mulan--offered better representation for young fans than Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, if only because Renaissance princesses at least have more diverse desires than their predecessors.

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Things We Saw Today: Hear Daisy Ridley, Ashley Eckstein, and Dev Patel in Only Yesterday Trailer

We've been excited about two of the Star Wars universe's coolest ladies (along with Dev Patel who was, like, the one good thing about the Last Airbender movie) voicing the 1991 Studio Ghibli classic, Only Yesterday, for its first North American release! Now, we finally get to hear Daisy Ridley, Ashley Eckstein, and Patel in this new trailer!

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Magic Yarn Project Melts Hearts by Crocheting Disney Wigs for Pediatric Cancer Patients

I know we're all on Disney princess fatigue right now, Internet, but just look at these happy faces. This is too wonderful a thing not to show everyone, and you can help!

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars Disney Princess Crossover Art!

Belle would make an amazing Wookiee.

BuzzFeed drew some amazing collaboration illos giving Disney princesses their time in the Star Wars universe. There's everyone from Rapunzel as a Twi'lek to Snow White as an Imperial stormtrooper and Jasmine as a Mandalorian bounty hunter!

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Things We Saw Today: Grandmas Getting Disney Princess Makeovers

Buzzfeed gave several grandmothers a makeover in the style of the Disney princesses, all in heartwarming earnest.

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For Black Girls who considered Esmerelda Black when Cinderella wasn’t enuf: The Importance of Race-Bending Fan-Art

It’s currently 2015, and as of today I have one Disney female character that is representative of my race, and she wasn’t even human for most of the film. I had a childhood devoid of any Black Disney characters.

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