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‘The Walking Disney’: Disney Characters as ‘Walking Dead’ Survivors

Are you obsessed with seeing Disney heroes and heroines reimagined as other things, especially heroes and heroines of other franchises? Of course you are — you are currently on the Internet, and that’s what the Internet is here for, apparently! Luckily, deviantART user Kasami-Sensei has provided our newest Disney mash-up: The Walking Disney (spotted via Laughing Squid), in which characters from your favorite animated feature films brandish brute weapons, wear fashionably distressed outfits, and fight zombies. Now, if only someone would reimagine Disney characters as characters from things I’m interested in, like The Love Boat or Match Game ’76. … Read More

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Celebrating ‘D2: The Mighty Ducks,’ One of the Greatest Hockey Films Ever Made

How does one begin to explain being a teenage sports fan in a year like 1994 to somebody who doesn’t like sports? Is it possible to say that it was a year when fans of every major sport experienced the highest of highs, and in many cases, the absolute depths of suffering, without conjuring up clichés? The Knicks came close to winning their first championship since the 1970s in the very first year of the post-Michael Jordan era. Ken Griffey, Jr. locked in what could have been one of the greatest home run battles in baseball history with Frank Thomas and Albert Belle until the owners locked out the players. The World Cup took place in America. It was the 75th anniversary of the founding of the NFL. And, best of all, the one sports-related event that gripped people across the globe, fans or not, was the O.J. Simpson murder case. … Read More

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Disney Princesses as Raucous Roller Derby Girls

Fans of Disney Princess mashups, this one’s for you. We’ve seen artists subvert the iconic (stereotypical) feminine trope in a number of ways, often empowering the girly Mouse House figures. That’s where Amanda Robinson’s re-imagination comes in (first spotted on The Mary Sue). She’s taken Disney royalty out of their regal gowns and outfitted them in roller derby outfits — all the women now ready to rumble. Perhaps the best part of the project is the names of each princess, reinventing their personas. “Mulan Rude,” Ne’er Do Belle,” and “Poca Face” are a few of our favorites. See what you think of this newest Disney Princess remix in our gallery. … Read More

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Is Pixar Out of Ideas?

Last summer, Pixar Animation Studios President Ed Catmull had a message for fans of the studio, relayed via BuzzFeed: “moving forward, the animation studio plans to significantly scale back its production of sequels.” But apparently somebody forgot to get that memo to parent company Disney’s chief Bob Iger, who announced at a Tuesday shareholders meeting that the company is working on The Incredibles 2 and (ugh) Cars 3. The company quickly made it official on their Twitter page — where the background is an ad for their last film, the prequel Monsters University. Pixar, we’re going to have to talk about your sequel problem. … Read More

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Reimagined Disney Movie Posters Reinvigorate Our Childhood Nostalgia

Regardless of age, one’s Disney-infused upbringing proves inescapable. Whether accidentally or intentionally, in the church of American pop culture, you will be forced, again and again, to revisit the studio’s biblically self-iconizing tales. Perhaps you want to get a better grip on a narrative that, as a kid, seemed wholly innocent, but that an inflamed blog now wants you to reexamine for its subtle championing of female circumcision; perhaps a listicle directed you to clandestine boners, or perhaps the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Dazeem led you down Disney-soundtrack memory lane. … Read More

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Disney Princesses Reinvented as Disney Princes

If you’re looking for potent symbols of conservative femininity, you could do a lot worse than the Disney princess — it combines demureness, materialism, unattainable expectations, all pink everything, and pretty much every other trope that’s driven feminists up the wall over the years. And, of course, the archetype has made Disney a shitload of money. As such, they’re also symbols that are ripe for subversion —  now, art Tumblr Let There Be Doodles has taken the idea further and reversed the gender binary entirely, presenting princesses as… princes. The resultant images are fascinating — iconic and instantly recognizable, but also shot through with a whole different set of gender expectations. … Read More

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