Always consult legal counsel, my friends! As it turns out, Ariel totally had several options when it came to her contract with Ursula the Sea Witch.Read More
It's easy to forget how young Chloë Grace Moretz is. After all, it's been six years since her breakout performance as Hit-Girl in the Kick-Ass movie, and eleven years since her first feature film, Heart of the Beholder. But Moretz is only nineteen, and has been acting for a majority of the years she's been alive. Now, she's decided that she needs time to slow down and reassess her priorities. Even if it means giving up some pretty high-profile projects.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
"Oak's words echoed... 'There's a time and place for everything, but not now.'"
Because we here at The Mary Sue are so safety-minded, and because we care about you a lot, we'd like to go ahead and suggest a few places where you probably shouldn't play Pokemon Go.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
BoJack Horseman will be back this summer! Season 3 of the Netflix original series will be available to stream July 22nd.Read More
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. […]Read More
Tituss Burgess and John Stamos appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and, first off, they each answered a very important question about where they would and wouldn't travel if they had the ability to fly. Then, John Stamos convinced Tituss Burgess to show off his incredible singing chops.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
Wonder how soon she'll get to... dive in. *puts on sunglasses*
While most of the details still have yet to surface, it's also being reported that screenwriter Richard Curtis (who penned films like Love Actually and Notting Hill) is in talks to write the script.Read More
Colton Haynes of Teen Wolf and Arrow fame often wears elaborate gender-bendy costumes on Halloween, having done Fiona from Shrek and Elsa from Frozen in previous years. This past weekend, Haynes unveiled his latest: Ursula, the Sea Witch.Read More
Welp, it was nice while it lasted: human-maid Sofia Coppola has exited Universal's live-action The Little Mermaid over what Deadline describes as "creative differences."Read More
Who wished upon a star for this? WHO?
Well, Disney can never be accused of fixin' something that ain't broke. Or something. Anyway, they are now developing a live-action Pinocchio so they can continue the successful wave of live-action adaptations that includes Maleficent and the current Cinderella.Read More
The Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Carousel? The Pemberly Tunnel of Love? The SherLOCKED rollercoaster? Sign us up! [Click to embiggen] (via PopSmoothie)Read More
But first, let me take a shellfie.
Disney.com is doing the lord's work with this Ariel Instagram series. Cross my fins for Ursula next?Read More
Yes, on land it's much preferred/For ladies not to say a word
Don't underestimate the importance of body language.Read More
What the dink is that noise?
If we're gonna get technical, Neil Cicierega's "ARIEL NEEDS LEGS" comic was first unleashed upon the unsuspecting Internet over a year ago. But you know what? Sounding like two horses never gets old, and neither does this fantastically weird video.Read More
Bathe in ancient lizard vomit.
3D printers... find a way.Read More
Singing crabs are the least of the deep sea's horrors.
I guess Sebastian is having misgivings about extolling the virtues of living under the sea and feels the need to clarify that they only apply to a happy middle ground between the shore and the ocean floor. Otherwise, you're in for a worser fate.Read More