Wanna see a fever-pitch corporate brawl? Let the rights to a franchise like the Disney princesses go up for grabs.
How on Earth do you tell a story about a princess under a Sleeping Beauty-type curse and make her truly heroic? You put her in the hands of Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writer and cartoonist Ursula Vernon, whose new book Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible finds the silver lining of the soporific curse.
Inside Amy Schumer recognizes that there are a few things missing from Disney fairy tales. Like peasant revolts. Marrying cousins. Your literal only job being to produce a male baby. Being executed when that doesn’t happen. Some things aren’t cured just by having Tim Gunn as your attaché.
This is it. This is the high point of all reinventions of Disney princesses. No one else can compete.
We love Disney movies, but many of the classic Disney princess movies leave us feeling that all fairytale princesses are good for is meeting their prince and getting married. Here are ten stories that take on those fairytale stories from a different angle, giving us complicated women who want more than a wedding with…
After seven years working in the tech industry, Jenny Richman decided that she needed more magic in her life. So she traded her keyboard for a pair of shimmery wings, taking a job as a professional faerie at children’s parties. There, she found the job fulfillment she had been hoping for.
We can't take our eyes off photos the Wall Street Journal published in its recent exploration of the pricey, Disney-inspired "princess bedroom" boom ... nor can we scrape our jaws off the floor at the dollar amounts quoted therein. $35,000 for a wee carriage-shaped bed, you say?
Sadie is a princess who loves dancing, cries at the drop of a hat, and has found herself imprisoned in a tower with a pudgy dragon as her sole companion—that is, until the unicorn riding, butt-kicking Princess Amira shows up to rescue her and throws a wrench in their fairytale story.
Uighers are an ethnic minority in western China, largely Muslim, who have been protesting the Chinese government for its discriminatory policies against them over the past several years. Now the Chinese government hopes to appease the protesters with a bizarre princess story.
We all know that Disney tends to soften those folk tales that they turn into movies, giving them happy endings, removing the less PG elements. However, there are some stories out there that are just a little too outrageous for even the House of Mouse, and there are quite of few of them that involve maidens.
Once Upon a Time has cast real actors as characters from their princess movies, but one artist has tried to translate the cartoon characters directly into real life in a series of digital manipulations. Can you guess who is who?
The Disney princesses get into the Halloween spirit in a series of pictures by Isaiah K Stephens. Stephens dresses each lady up as a battle-ready heroine.
Haruki Godo plays with Disney costuming by dressing various animated princesses in the clothes of their respective princes. Some of them look even better in boots and pants than they do in their usual outfits.
The correct answer is: It's Brave's Merida. The more correct answer: It could be any of the white ones (so... almost all of them?) with a wavy — it's not even curly! Jesus! — red wig on. Ugh!
In preparation for her "coronation ceremony" last Saturday, Disney gave the Brave heroine Merida a makeover, redesigning the character as thinner with a bigger bust, more revealing dress, a face full of makeup, less wild hair, and replacing her signature bow and arrows with a sassy sash. People were pissed and turned…
Merida, the boundary-breaking heroine of Pixar's Brave, officially gains the title of Disney's eleventh Princess today — one which, ironically, she would not give a crap about. But she appears to have stopped into a Sephora, a Weight Watchers, and a BCBG on the way to her coronation. And they took away her bow and…
This week has been "National Princess Week," brought to you by Disney and Target. Yawn. Here's another idea: celebrate Disney villains.
Because every day could use a little more sloth in it, artist Phillip Light drew a series of silly sketches of Disney Princesses reimagined as one of our favorite tree-dwelling mammals. But finding your one true love is so much harder when...Zzzzzzzzzzzz.
Yudi Chen has a series of wonderfully stylized fairy tale illustrations with one important difference: the genders of all of the characters have been reversed. That means that the Beast must win the heart of Beau, the evil king demands the heart of his stepson Snow White, and Rapunzel has the most amazing beard you've…