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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Mulan, Master of the self image and worth




...For most of the movie, Mulan has felt out of place. She doesn’t know where she fits in. Covering herself in femininity doesn’t work, like, at all. The scene of the matchmaker…I don’t even have to explain to show you how much that is not her. But then she runs away and poses as a man. She tries her hardest to blend in and be a guy, but at the same time, covering herself in the masculine just doesn’t work. She’s still awkward and out of place. The men eventually embrace her as one of their own, see her as a guy, but they see her as a strange guy, a very effeminate man. But this scene, this final part of the movie, she has finally found her place. She is short haired (masculine) and wearing a woman’s outfit. She has found her place as a tomboy, somewhere in the middle of extremes.


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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: Mulan and that Restrctive Dress



iamabutchsolo:

I was in the Disney store at the mall yesterday and as usual I gaze at all of the merchandise for my favorite character, Mulan. But as usual, I see her featured exclusively in this particular outfit, her “matchmaking” clothes. It actually frustrates me a bit to see her constantly marketed and commodified in this outfit because it’s the outfit that she feels least comfortable with wearing and the one which embodies everything about her journey that she’s trying to leave behind. But of course, because it’s the most “princess-like” and the most feminine, it has to be the outfit that is sold, as if it’s supposed to be her most iconic look. Not only that, but she’s in these clothes for maybe fifteen minutes at most, and only in the beginning. There should be dolls and representations of her in her training uniform, in her soldier’s armor, in short hair, in any of the several other outfits in the movie that better illustrate who Mulan is.

The merchandise intentionally plays down Mulan’s heroic journey in order for her to conform to the “princess” label. Merchandizing her in only this outfit inadvertently erasing all of Mulan’s heroic qualities rather than allow her to stick out amongst the “Disney princesses” to show a more well-rounded group of women.

#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: Disney Christmas Icons - by petitetiaras & bibbitybobbitywho

TO CELEBRATE: the Holiday/Christmas season, petitetiaras and bibbitybobbitywho has created Tumblr icons of the Disney Princesses dressed in the festive, tacky red, green and white clothing that has become representative of snow, sweets and gifts under the tree. Though they deem they are for tumblr, I've seen plenty of LiveJournal users reduce the sizes to the appropriate 100x100 pixels and use them here.



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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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#Discussion: Once Upon a Time - 2.05 - "The Doctor"



“The Doctor” – While Regina continues to try and stop using her magic in an attempt to win back Henry’s affections, she begins seeing what she believes is a ghost from her past; and when Mary Margaret and Emma discover a lone survivor from an ogre massacre, Emma begins to question whether or not he’s telling the truth. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Regina finds herself failing at learning the dark arts from a dark master because something from her past is preventing her from using her magic for evil, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.




WHERE TO WATCH (POST-PREMIERE)
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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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