Canadian digital artist and photographer, Mike Roshuk put together a collection of Disney Princesses reimagined as warriors. As usual, with fan art like these, the ladies do not have much going on in the armor department. It just doesn’t seem like a smart idea to go into battle just wearing underwear, but I have to admit that Ariel with a trident is pretty fucking bad ass. Sigh… Internet…
Ah shit. Here we go again. Latino Review is reporting that Disney and Lucasfilm is in talks with The Tudors and Dracula (2013 mini-series) star, Jonathan Rhys Meyers to be cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. Jonathan Rhys Meyers already has experience with director J.J. Abrams on Mission Impossible 3 back in 2006. Meyers hasn’t really broken through to be an A-list actor in Hollywood, but he has been producing quality work for a very long time in television and movies. If there is any truth to this rumor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers will join veteran Star Wars actors, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill.
IF Jonathan Rhys Meyers is cast in Episode VII, which character do you think he would (or should) play? My guess is Jacen Solo. He looks like a Sith Lord.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set to drop in 2015.
Am I a sucker for everything and anything related to Disney? Yes. Yes I am. This probably explains why I was floored when I saw digital artist, Kathryn Hudson‘s (AKA spicysteweddemon) amazing collection of “Disney Prom” illustrations. The thing I really appreciate about this set is that Kathryn put together an brilliant set of illustrations of iconic Disney characters with her own stylized twist. It’s also a big plus that she gave much love to lesser popular Disney animated features like Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Tarzan. From the look of Eric, I hope Ariel is packin’ some pepper spray. Keep up the amazing work Kathryn!
When it was recently announced that Merida from Disney Pixar‘s Brave was going to be the eleventh Disney Princess, fans of both Brave and Disney Princesses were pretty thrilled. Considering Merida is not your typical “Disney Princess”, a lot of girls have looked up to Merida as a strong, confident, and brave role model. Unfortunately, those same fans weren’t too thrilled when Disney revealed Merida’s Disney Princess make-over featuring a slimmer body, wide eyes, and neater hair. Also, Merida’s trusty bow is no where to be found in the new design. All the “imperfect” elements and unique visual characteristics of Merida’s character design was stripped away for a design that was more similar to the other Disney Princesses. Now, A Mighty Girl (an empowerment site for girls) has put up a petition on Change.org directed to chairman and CEO, Bob Iger and the Walt Disney Company board of executives in protest of the makeover.
Merida was the princess that countless girls and their parents were waiting for — a strong, confident, self-rescuing princess ready to set off on her next adventure with her bow at the ready. She was a princess who looked like a real girl, complete with the ‘imperfections’ that all people have.
Since the petition started, over 100,000 fans have signed the petition. Hopefully Walt Disney Company is listening. You can add your name to the growing list at “Disney: Say No to the Merida Makeover, Keep Our Hero Brave!“
You can check out Merida’s coronation ceremony at Inside The Magic.
What do you get when you take a Star Wars fan film and try to cram in as much Disney into as possible? You probably get “Star Wars VII: Return of the Empire“. This little short film by Sam Macaroni has a little bit of everything. Everything from traditional 2D animation, CG animation, cosplay, and puppets are present in this fan film and it is pretty fucking awesome. I especially love Darth Mickey Force choking the living hell out of a animated bird. HILARIOUS! Also, with the film, there’s also a collection of photos of the lovely Liz Katz in Princess Leia’s iconic slave bikini crawling around the sand and stuff. Go figure.
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I’M GOING TO WRECK-IT! Megasteakman created this awesome sixty second live action version of Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph hoping to win a cool $10,000 in the Virgin Radio Fake Film Festival. All I know, is Wreck-It Ralph was the best animated film in 2012 and Megasteakman did an AWESOME job recreating it in live-action. I hope you win. You deserve it.
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