Other reasons I hope OUAT stays the fuck away from Pocahontas & co by strandedallinlove



  • I don’t want to see what they do to emphasize being “native” because it will probably be offensive.

  • I don’t want to see how they either (mis)handle or eliminate religion from her story, because as is, FTL’s polytheism exists solely to heighten the (implicitly Judeo-Christian) audience’s sense of ‘barbarity’. I’m not here for being called a heathen, a barbarian, rudimentary, unevolved, or primitive. Or any of the other words that seem inevitably to crop up when talking about polytheism, regardless of if it’s my heritage or not.*

  • I really don’t want to watch her die.

  • I don’t want to watch the fandom-at-large immediately hate on her for whatever reason they come up with.

  • I don’t want her story—which matters—to be dealt with in a half-assed forty-three minutes which will really only be a fraction of that, because everybody knows Snowing will have to fucking find each other.

  • I’m not about to tolerate another WOC’s story being hijacked to tell a white chick’s story of self-actualization. I was so unprepared for what they did to Mulan; I cannot tolerate it again.

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BuzzFeed: "Too Young to be Getting Married" - The Apparent ages of the Disney Princesses



From left to right: Jasmine from Aladdin (15), Pocahontas (18), Cinderella (19), Mulan (16), Tiana from The Princess and the Frog (19), Ariel from The Little Mermaid (16), Rapunzel from Tangled (18), Belle from Beauty and the Beast (17), Aurora from Sleeping Beauty (16), Snow White (14).
All ages found @Disney Wikia


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#Discussion: Femslash Month @Disneyforprincesses & armouredtiaras



With Feburary apparently being Femfslash Month (or Week, I forget which), Disneyforprincesses' submission forum is open to femslash disney artwork. Moreover Feminist Disney has recently advertised a recently created LGBT/Queer tumblrblog for the Disney fandom, dubbed  "queer crowns and kisses" (or armouredtiaras). If you're interested, give both a looksee into.

#Character Spotlight: Historical Princesses: Pochontas (UPDATED) - by shoomlah



shoomlah:

Finally updated Pocahontas!  I don’t think this is what people were expecting as the next entry in the series, but some of the criticisms of my first design have been eating away at me for years now and I needed to get off my ass and address them.

So hey!  Spunky age-appropriate Pocahontas/Matoaka, sans feathers in the hair/European imagery/other superfluous details.  This is closer to accounts and illustrations of Powhatan dress from the period, and I kinda think it’s closer to the Disney design anyway. WIN/WIN.

Thanks to everyone who’s educated my ass over the past couple of years, includingmoniquillapihtawikosisanthis-is-not-native, and numerous others.  You’ve made me a way more thoughtful artist in the process. :)

-C

See the rest of the series HERE
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Pocahontas Among the ranks of the Resigned for "Disney Princess" label



I ASSUMED THAT the egregious redesigns of the Disney Princesses would stop at Belle or Cinderella and tossing glitter on every gal's dress, but apparently it has begun again. A random Disney tumbleblog, thedisneydifference, has posted some low quality scans and instagram shots of Pocahontas outfitted with gaudy jewelry pinned to the collar and waist of the dress (almost mildly resigned) and impractical feather earnings that a would land her on an episode of Fashion Police. The only thing left to change is her hair and dress which is seriously lacking in the glitter department. EDIT (12/19/2012): The equally gaudy backpack the artwork is featured on is available for purchase at the disney store, higher quality screens are now available above.

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Disney licensing line-up for 2013



The Disney roadshow in Melbourne this month put 2013 in the spotlight with new films, new television shows, revitalised properties and big plans for beloved characters.

[..]The Disney Princesses will show off a sparkling new look from January and will kick off new consumer campaigns, the first of which is the Disney Princess Movie Festival for five weeks over February and March at Event, Greater Union and Village Cinemas showing: Cinderella, Pocahontas, Mulan, Princess & The Frog and Tangled. In July, Disney’s newest princess, Brave’s Merida, will have her official Princess coronation and the celebration of Ariel will take product and retail under the sea. [SOURCE]

#Character Spotlight: Mermaid Collection by FERNL @deviantArt.com

IF THERE'S ANYTHING DeciantART user FERNL loves to do, its re-imagine Disney characters as color coded mermaids --- obviously stemming from an adoration of 1989's The Little Mermaid. The following pieces below are a collection of Disney Heroes and Disney Heroines as the aforementioned.



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#Character Spotlight: VirginieSiveton's "Tribute to..." Tiana and Pocahontas

VirginieSiveton is a pretty proficient artist who enjoys drawing pin up versions the Disney Princesses and general human models. Of his pinup I thought the ones of Tiana and Pocahontas were probably his strongest (the POC heroines, Mulan, Jasmine and Esmeralda were borderline whitewashed). Be sure to check out his gallery in the link.

THE LINE IT IS DRAWN #114 – DISNEY WELCOMES STAR WARS TO THE FAMILY!



In honor of Disney buying Lucasfilm, suggest team-ups and/or mash-ups of Star Wars characters and Disney characters. Enjoy! I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion. All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners! BigMike20X6 and some one else whose twitter handle I’ve lost suggested:

Jabba takes all the Disney Princesses as slaves


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Photos of Harrods Disney Princesses Display



It’s that time of year again, where every store tries to get your undivided attention through their window display. Top designer department store Harrods has certainly pulled out all the stops this year. The Harrods Christmas windows, which were unveiled on 1st November 2012, are spectacular to say the least.

It is not just any theme, it is a Disney Princess display. Some of the biggest names in fashion have contributed their versions of the iconic fairytale damsels in their dresses, from Versace to Missoni, to Escada to Elie Saab.

Let’s take a look at these iconic dresses to grace the Harrods windows this year.


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#Character Spotlight: "HEEEEYYYY, SEXY LADIES" - Gangnam Style Princes"by Grodansnagel


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AT THIS POINT everyone and their mother has made a parody-something of Korean Pop Star, PSY's GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) since it's debut on YouTube sent it spiraling through the American consciousness like an adequately named bug. Grodansnagel's Disney Princess Parody featuring the official princesses is no different.

First look at Harrods Disney Princess dresses by leading fashion designers



Harrods will make every girl's dreams come true this Christmas when they unveil their festive windows at their legendary Knightsbridge store on November 1. An elite team of 10 womenswear designers, including Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and - fresh from kitting out the real life fairytale Luxembourg royal wedding at the weekend - Elie Saab, have been enlisted to re-imagine the iconic Disney Princess dresses.


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Russell Means, Who Clashed With Law As He Fought for Indians, Is Dead at 72



Russell C. Means, the charismatic Oglala Sioux who helped revive the warrior image of the American Indian in the 1970s with guerrilla-tactic protests that called attention to the nation’s history of injustices against its indigenous peoples, died on Monday at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He was 72.

The cause was esophageal cancer, which had spread recently to his tongue, lymph nodes and lungs, said Glenn Morris, Mr. Means’s legal representative. Told in the summer of 2011 that the cancer was inoperable, Mr. Means had already resolved to shun mainstream medical treatments in favor of herbal and other native remedies….

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