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Mom Fights For Her Son to Be a “Princess For a Day” at Disneyland Paris

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."

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Things We Saw Today: Zazie Beetz Looks Amazing as Domino in Deadpool 2

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.

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The Frozen Team Has a New Holiday Song in Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

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.

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Frozen‘s Original Ending Would Have Taken the Film in a Completely Different Direction

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.

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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.

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“My Fish”: How The Little Mermaid Helped a Genderqueer Teen Find Strength

"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.

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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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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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Kristen Bell Talks Heading Into Production on Disney’s Frozen 2

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.

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Frozen Sets Broadway Debut at Spring 2018

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.

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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 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.

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Linguists Analyze Every Disney Princess Movie, to Somewhat Depressing Results


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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A Glittery, Sparkly Channing Tatum Lets It Go on Lip Sync Battle

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.

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Let’s Decipher Taylor Swift’s New Video For “Out of the Woods”

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.

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Things We Saw Today: Pizza Rat to Cameo in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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.

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Directors of Aladdin Confirm A Fan Theory, Deny Others

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.

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Disney Works with Bionics Company to Develop Star Wars and Avengers Bionic Limbs for Kids

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.

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Let’s Rep Disney Repping Diversity in Moana, Coco and Gigantic

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.

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Frozen 2 Will Keep Its ”Strong Female Leads” & Plans To ”Tackle Other Issues”

Frozen 2's directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee can't reveal much about Anna and Elsa's next adventure, but they have shared a few spoiler-free hints about their plans for the sequel.

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The Beijing Winter Olympics Song Sounds a Lot Like Frozen‘s ”Let It Go”

Let it go(ld)?

Several Chinese internet users have begun to point out that the Beijing 2022 Olympic theme song sounds a whole lot like Frozen's famous ballad, "Let It Go." The tinkly piano intro, the choruses' crescendo, the instrumentation, the tempo, the wintry lyrics, the fact that both songs are in the exact same key ... the similarities are undeniable.

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