Forget the usual cast of bland Disney princes. I was always partial to the sidekicks — they were funnier and more lovable than any prince with a case of the marriage blues. From Aladdin’s Genie to The Little Mermaid’s Sebastian, the sidekick often stole the whole movie with their big hearts and funny punchlines.
So call your fairy godmother to request some comic relief and excellent song and dance numbers. It’s time to rank Disney’s greatest animated sidekicks. More
I was originally going to do “what your fantasy says about you” as a counterpoint to last week’s “what your worst fear says about you,” but then I was reading The Hairpin and I started thinking about Snow White, so I was like, “fuck it. I’m going to write about some dwarves”. Roll with me on this one. More
I’m a huge fan of twisted takes on beloved childhood icons. So when I saw the naughty Snow White picture that scorned wife Liberty Ross put up on Instagram in the wake of the (possibly staged) K-Stew cheating scandal last week, I wanted very badly to know who’d made it.
As it turns out, it’s by an artist by the name of José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros, and he is quite prolific! According to his gallery, he puts Disney characters in familiar adult (and/or tabloid-y) situations as a “tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable attraction of celebrity.” You can see more of his work at his gallery’s website, or check out his show Disasterland in person if you’re currently in LA. (It opens tonight.) More
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from writing about fashion and beauty on the internet, it’s that taking the Disney Princesses out of context and putting them into any other context will always be popular. Here’s a recent spin on the evergreen theme (from Tumblr, originally) featuring Jasmine, Mulan, Snow White (and more) voguing from the covers of all your favorite glossies. More
EIC Jennifer Wright is already camping out for Mirror, Mirror while deputy editor Ashley Cardiff claims that she prefers Snow White and The Huntsman on the basis of “everything being better than Mirror, Mirror.” They end up talking a lot about middle-period Phil Collins. More
Kristen Stewart has cornered the market on angst face. More
We love a good sexy Halloween costume, but would Dorothy all go mini-skirted and sparkly? Really? Maybe. Oz can do weird stuff to you. Let’s examine the logic behind the transformation, because it’s important you be able to explain the psychology behind your Halloween consume to everyone. ESPECAILLY if people don’t ask. More
The actress seems unsure about her presence in the film. More
Editors Jennifer and Ashley are having a fight. More
Excellent sticker is excellent, after the jump. More
Every little girl wants to be a princess, right? So in honor of Princess Week, I went to my daughter’s daycare to find out what the little ones think of female royalty. I spoke with eight little girls, ages 3-5, about why they want to be princesses and which princess is their favorite. More
Spoiler: the correct answer is Leia. But I asked people anyway so you could see how much better she is compared to their other, wrong answers. More
Disney? We think you’re sending young women the wrong message. Not about feminity, because we think it’s cool to wear impractical footwear and burst into song. We’re into that. Really. But these men? In real life, we’re pretty sure these … More
They forgot that you’re supposed to subtly neg them. But other than that, this advice seems pretty spot on, despite the whole disturbing, Joe Millionaire aspect of Aladdin (which I had never considered until this moment). – Buzzfeed