Off the top of your head, you can probably rattle off dozens of famous live-action film directors. In animation though, except for a very elite group, the directors are rarely the stars of the show. Two names that may not be on that list, but should, are Ron Clements and John Musker.
He did a song for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he’s helping with songs for Moana, he’s starring in and doing songs for Mary Poppins Returns and now, Lin -Manuel Miranda is about to join another Disney film, the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
When Walt Disney was at his best, his movies worked on many levels. As family entertainment, they were brilliant. But the subversive themes and winks to the adult audience were there too, and this Disney art by Heather Theurer is in the same vein.
Disney is well known for its on-screen Princesses but this weekend, it will celebrate the talented women behind the scenes with a new book and several pieces of art.
I mean. What is this? Or a better question might be what isn't this? They're playing bottles in a pool in Borneo. They're apparently called the Bottle Boys. This probably took quite a bit of rehearsal time. I don't know what else to say. Good job, internet. You've done whatever it is you do again.
Well here's something you'll hate. Most theaters do everything they can to discourage people from using their mobile devices during a movie. But Disney is re-releasing The Little Mermaid starting September 13, and actually encourages moviegoers to bring and use their iPad during the film. Say wha?
There is nothing better than a musical segment, that lets a villain can stop and lay out his evil plans for the rest of the audience, set to music. A supervillain who can sing has more panache than regular mundane villains. To celebrate the best of the serenading evildoers, we've gathered our favorite villainous…
What if the The Little Mermaid wasn't a fired-up ginger hellbent on finding interspecies love on land? What if she was a Coney Island Freak Show attraction with the taste for blood? Then she would be a lot more like director Nicholas Humphries' simple horror short The Little Mermaid. As a rule, we like anything with…
Disney's The Little Mermaid may be the best-known animated film based on Hans Christian Andersen's short story, but it was by no means the first. This Russian film, directed by Ivan Aksenchuk in 1968, uses a variety of animation styles to capture the sad tone of the tragic fairy tale, from the horrors of the…
Now here's a bit of Disney princess cosplay that you don't see every day. Ariel and the other mermaid daughters of Triton have all lined up for their respective close-ups. Anyone else suddenly have that song stuck in their head?
Did you ever wish to star in your very own Gundam cartoon? For under $300, you can become the hero in a copyright-naysaying mecha epic!
Some of you may remember Danger Girl artist J. Scott Campbell's first round of fairy tale princesses, which depicted Cinderella and Snow White as heroines who were allergic to every textile invented. For his new 2012 Fairy Tale Fantasies calendar, Scott Campbell— whose style can only be described as "uranium-enriched…
Graphic designer Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has taken it upon himself to transform almost every cartoon Disney princess into flesh-and-blood humans. Or — in the case of Ursula — a flesh-and-blood mollusk sapien.
We all know that the original story of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, a dark tale that includes sea-foam stabbings, and magical hair-cutting. But are we really ready for a dark Little Mermaid reinvention, with less singing and more suicide?
We recently talked to Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, who plays the main mermaid Syrena in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. She told us about her mermaid history and what makes Syrena different from mermaids we've seen before.
Atonement director Joe Wright is making a real life Little Mermaid film. We're flipping our fins over this, but will his version have the dark ending Hans Christian Andersen originally intended for the Mermaid?
Disney is reinventing Cinderella as a real-life career girl. To celebrate, here are eight art prints of Disney's princesses, reimagined comic-book style.
Wouldn't it be fantastic if instead of Disney's wussification of Marvel's characters, the tables were turned and instead Marvel turned the Disney princesses into Skrull invaders and zombies like this Dark Little Mermaid?