[sticky entry] Sticky: WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY



Welcome to [community profile] disney_pocs, an inclusive community dedicated to the appreciation and general discussion of characters of color in Walt Disney’s animated features, television shows and other multimedia. Despite the graphics, the discussion and use of the community is not restricted nor ends with the “The Disney Princess ™” Brand created by company; this community also includes male, minor and villain characters of color under the Disney (or Pixar) brand.
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Beauty and the Beast

I made a whole bunch of Beauty and the Beast icons a little while ago.
Am putting links here to my icon journal so y'all can have a look if you want to.

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Loads more at these links.
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PART 5.
PART 6.
PART 7.

Reminder: Community Promotion



Though we stated above it's not allowed, we may make exceptions for things such as charities, auctions or POC-related blog. Please remember to ask @ the "affiliation" post (see TAG: 'affiliates') to get an okay. Also remember that the promotion of a community must pertain to the subject matter of the community. Promotion of contests by way of "darkagenda" or "landofart" are welcome, so long as they pertain to a character of color in some capacity. Failure to follow this rule will result in the privilege of promoting being revoked and the post rejected.

Disney Fact Check: Davis Gibson vs. Official PATF Concept Art


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David Gilson is a French Artist. In 2007, over being excited for Disney’s Black Princess, he created a plethora of wonderful artwork in anticipation.

Many of them created during earliest production in which the film was then titled The Frog Princess and the heroine was named Maddy the chambermaid. These works since have been passed around as if they were conceptual artwork during production. In part for being well done and existing a year prior to any real art released to the press and public.

As The Princess and The Frog hops towards five years since theatrical release, it it time to identify these great works of art as they are, fan art.

The right column showcases the beautiful pieces by Disney Artists. David Gilson’s fan artwork is used often when talking about natural hair for Tiana. Lorelay Bové, Sue Nichols, Chris Appelhans, Armand Baltazar and Kevin Gollaher have drawn natural hair in their concept art and unfortunately that aspect did not make it to realization.

David was contracted by Disney Publishing and Disney Consumer Products for Tangled in 2010. Hey, who knows maybe all the attention to his Tiana art landed him the job. We wish him the best in all his artistic endeavors! [SOURCE]

Exclusive First Look: Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana on 'Sofia the First'

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In Princess Tiana's debut appearance on Disney Junior's Emmy-winning series Sofia the First (Dec. 12), Anika Noni Rose reprises her role from the feature film The Princess and the Frog. She helps Sofia and her new friend, Winter (Alyson Hannigan), a young faun who has been cursed by an Ice Witch (Phylicia Rashad), learn that a true gift comes from the heart. [SOURCE]

First look at Alexandra Metz as Rapunzel in "Once Upon a Time"




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ABC’s Once Upon a Time first look at Rapunzel.

"We went a little darker and freakier," says executive producer Edward Kitsis. "A little more horror story in the vein of [the 2004 movie] The Grudge.”

The long-locked damsel played by Alexandra Metz will be visited in her tower by Prince Charming as well as a mysterious hooded menace.

Source: tvguide.com

Unfortunately, it appears that Rapunzel will not be a recurring character on the show. As appears to be par for the course with characters of color on the show, from what I have read.

Actress Alexandra Metz will play the iconic fairy-tale character on the ABC drama



Rapunzel is heading to Storybrooke.

The Originals actress Alexandra Metz has been cast as the fairy-tale character in the third season on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Rapunzel will be introduced into the Once Upon a Time universe in the 14th episode, as TVLine first reported. Metz currently is booked for one episode. (SOURCE)



Naturally, the OUAT fandom is already losing their shit over this casting. It's probably just gonna be Lancelot all over again tho.

"Grown Woman" Teasers




I'm so excited to be back and creating videos for my Toddlerz. You all know that I love Beyonce, and I hope you all enjoy my concept for her new song "Grown Woman." Video will be out soon. Subscribe now and get ready to share for our Queen B.


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Transmogrification Central: People of Color and Disney's "Animal" Allusion/Fetish

When we're not including Lilo and Stitch, the last three Disney films that starred POC were the Emperor’s New Groove in 2000, Brother Bear in 2003 and Princess and the Frog in 2009. What did they have in common?

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Disney creates new Princess Line up; knocks Tiana, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan to the back



But sure let’s pretend the WoC princesses are least popular in spite of everything that indicates most of them being popular fan favorites, much more so than Aurora or Snow White?? And even if it were true, popularity of merchendise is manufactured in itself. Tired of people acting like certain princesses are associated as princesses more just by chance. It’s because they’re marketed that way! Think of how- even after Tiana came out- WoC princesses are tokenized in any princess merchendise.


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#Discussion: "Once Upon a Time" and the End of the Line Crossed




Once Upon a Time is not a series that I am at all in love with, but it’s one I can’t hate either. It has potential to be something great, but it doesn't try. On average, I think it’s an interesting take on Fairy Tale characters that has a marginally entertaining first season. But, like most concept series, it suffers from egregious problems in regards to pace, narrative and character development.

I can say this is true of both seasons, but the one thing I cannot blame S1 for is a lack of a goal. It knew where it wanted to go and what it wanted to do with the characters, however clumsily it got to that place. I could tell you what season one was about in a single sentence: “The Evil Queen of Snow White creates a curse that strands famous Fairy Tale in our world to achieve her happy ending”. There’s more to it, but that alone would spark interest in someone and get them to watch it.

Season two, on the other hand? It’s probably the finest example sequelitis and too much creative freedom without someone to rein it in with a leash and bullwhip. You cannot sum this shit up in a single sentence because that sentence loses its train of thought and runs through a field like Spaz of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on a sugar rush. It is the epitome of the George Lucas Syndrome: all quantity, no quality and squandered ideas.



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Nani and Motherhood



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You know, I’ve seen a lot of Disney Mom “Happy Mother’s Day!” posts going around, but all of them I’ve seen neglected one very important Disney “mom.”

So props to Nani, who - for all her shortcomings - genuinely loved her sister and only wanted the best for her. She had to be a mom because she had no choice, and she did her best… her level best. Even if she got frustrated, even if she got scared.

And in the end? She made it work.


Actually crying.

After outcry, Disney nixes attempt to trademark 'Dia de Los Muertos' for movie-themed products



Faster than you can say mala idea, the Disney Co. has announced it is withdrawing its attempt to trademark the phrase Día de Los Muertos — as in the name of the traditional holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and elsewhere to honor the dead.

Disney had filed several trademark applications in relation to a forthcoming Día de Los Muertos-related Pixar film. The backlash was swift, and late Tuesday afternoon a Disney spokesperson issued this statement:

“As we have previously announced, Disney-Pixar is developing an animated feature inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Disney’s trademark filing was intended to protect any potential title for our film and related activities. It has since been determined that the title of the film will change and therefore we are withdrawing our trademark filing.”

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#Discussion: "Once Upon a Time" and Tamara Pt. 2



I recently watched OUAT's Second Star to the Right; basic breakdown of episode is that shit goes to pot because plot conveniences.
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Blog: See you later, petitetiaras

SO, THE MOD OF THE TUMBLR BLOG (Mary), petitetiaras, decided to close her blog of the same name because folk were re-posting her graphics and recieving likes and follows as a result. Most I've come across never credited, others did. But the apparent request that people not re-post her work didn't go heeded so she decided to close her blog, but has maintained to keep simpledisneythings and her other blogs open. I'm generally apthatic toward the closure of blogs especially with ones that have a legion of followers, but seems just a tad reactionary, especially given the nature of that particular website, especially when it doesn't bypass Tumblr's tag search.


The Challenge )



Click and Drag game. Epilepsy Warning. GIFs move very fast )



I got:
Pocahontas (Princess)
Pasquale (Best Friend)
Aladdin (Lover)
Prince Eric's Castle (Living in)
Fa Mulan's Parents (Raised By)
Dr. Facilier (Villain)

How about you?