Disney's Frozen is apparently a "deeply propagandistic" film.Read More
If you're wondering if you're part of the problem, and what to do about it, game designer Elizabeth Sampat has designed a guide for recognizing behavior and crafting meaningful, sincere apologies. Considering how difficult that seems to be for so many people, this guide is almost infuriatingly simple.Read More
Blogger Hayley McLean-Glass' son Noah loves Frozen, especially Elsa. He rocks the dress, he knows all the words to "Let It Go," and loves Disney princesses in general. So, McLean-Glass thought it would be perfect to book Noah the "Princess for a Day" experience for their upcoming November trip to Disneyland Paris. She was told by the park that it is "not possible to book princess for a day for a boy."Read More
Ryan Reynolds shared a first look at Zazie Beetz as Domino in Deadpool 2 who looks amazing and I'm so excited for Deadpool 2.Read More
Disney shared a trailer for an upcoming winter holiday short titled "Olaf's Frozen Adventure," where the snowman mascot voiced by Josh Gad goes out to hunt for different holiday family traditions.Read More
And not in a good way.
Disney's animated feature Frozen originally envisioned Elsa as the sort of villain we've seen many times before.Read More
Things We Saw Today: James Gunn Bets a Skeptical Fan Over Undiscovered Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Egg
Apparently, all of the Guardians of the Galaxy Easter eggs have been found save one--and when a brave commenter asserted that it might not even exist, director James Gunn bet him $100,000 smackeroos to prove otherwise. It's never wise to bet against the director of the actual movie.Read More
"For the first time, I thought 'I'm not alone.'"
Taylor, an old friend who is an Ariel superfan, flew in from out of town to watch Jodi Benson reprise her original role in The Little Mermaid. At dinner before the event, I asked Taylor why his interest in the cartoon had endured for so many years. And his response completely shifted the way I view the movie that’s been part of our cultural lexicon for 17 years.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
We're all excited by the possibilities for Frozen 2, which will continue the story of two of our favorite Disney heroines, Anna and Elsa. Well, the film is starting production later this month! However, even when films aren't in production, Kristen Bell always has Frozen around her in one way or another.Read More
Why spring? This completely erases any opportunities for us to make snowman or "In Summer" jokes. Really dropped the ball on that one marketing team.Read More
Mattel Revamps Barbie, Releases Dolls with Three New Body Types as Part of Massive “Project Dawn” Overhaul
Project Dawn, coming next summer from Michael Bay!
Beginning today, Mattel will be selling Barbies with three new, diverse body types on Barbie.com alongside the "original," cartoonishly-proportioned Barbie. The "petite, tall and curvy" dolls were designed as part of the dramatically entitled "Project Dawn," led by Evelyn Mazzocco, head of the Barbie brand.Read More
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.Read More
Fully decked out in Elsa garb (plus some rad-looking sneaks, where can I cop?), he belted his lip-synced heart out to the Frozen showstopper.Read More
Taylor Swift's new video debuted during the "New Year's Rockin' Eve" countdown last night, and now it's available for you to watch again and again.Read More
A Pizza Rat Grows in Brooklyn.
The second season of Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will feature a PIZZA RAT BLVD" in Greenpoint. Truly, this is the age of miracle and wonder.Read More
Yeah, about that whole "take off your clothes" thing...
There's been some neat Aladdin stuff in the news recently, from the deleted Genie scenes to Kane and Salonga singing "A Whole New World" for the new Diamond Edition Blu-ray release of the animated film.Read More
This is awesome for so many reasons: startup Open Bionics and the Disney Accelerator program have joined forces to create prosthetic limbs for kids based on The Avengers, Frozen, and Star Wars.Read More
The Rock isn't the only one cooking up something new.
There's been a lot of big news coming out of D23 Expo this weekend, including all these Star Wars announcements and Marvel footage,. But perhaps the most exciting of all is the number of diverse animated properties Disney has on the go.Read More