What happened along the way?
THEY THOUGHT THAT IT WAS TOO SCARY
AND THEN THEY CHANGED THE VILLAIN COMPLETELY
AND THE MAIN WRITER QUIT BECAUSE OF THAT
IN THE ORIGINALY STORY YZMA WAS GOING TO BE SUMMONING THE INCA GOD OF DEATH AND PACHA WAS A GIRL WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH KUZCO WHO HAD NEARLY BEEN KILLED BY THE GOD OF DEATH BUT INSTEAD TURNED INTO A LAMA
You can find Yzma’s deleted song online now. It’s really cool.
THIS IS THE COOLEST THING HOLY
Pencil Tests for the song
Remember when Ariel met Gabriella, a deaf latina mermaid who taught her how to sign and they performed a duet, where Ariel was singing and Gabriella was signing?
SEE, DISNEY CAN BE INCLUSIVE WHEN IT WANTS
That was my favorite episode of the whole series!
This episode devastated me. It was the first time Disney told me that dreams can’t come true and sometimes thats okay.
Made rebloggable by request!
I know this isn’t the point of the post, but wouldn’t Naveen count as a MOC prince?
Bad Guys Have All the Fun [Disney Villain Medley] | Sung by timeyodie
"Hellfire" - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
"World’s Greatest Criminal Mind" - The Great Mouse Detective
"Gaston" - Beauty and the Beast
"Friends on the Other Side" - The Princess and the Frog
"Cruella de Vil" - One Hundred and One Dalmatians
"Be Prepared" - The Lion King
"Prince Ali [reprise] - Aladdin
Disney String Medley | performed by Music Inc.
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" - The Lion King
"Beauty and the Beast" - Beauty and the Beast
"A Whole New World" - Aladdin
"I See the Light" - Tangled
"When You Wish Upon a Star" - Pinocchio
"Kiss the Girl" - The Little Mermaid
"Some Day My Prince Will Come" - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" - Cinderella
Perfect love medley for a wedding (:
What the fuck? Whitewashing? It’s a danish fairy tale! You can’t just throw in diversity for the sake of it. It has to make sense, thats like if people were like “Why are there only Chinese people in Mulan?” Because it takes place in fucking China before anyone immigrated there!
"typical light hair, fair skinned, blue eyes" The only other Disney princesses that fits that description all the way would be Cinderella and Aurora. The only other one close is Rapunzel. Disney does extremely well with making the animated princesses fit the time period and area they are from. Let me show you a thing.
Alright this is Snow White. The whole reason this is her name is because her skin was as white as the fucking snow. She had hair as black as a raven. And lips as red as a rose. Snow White was originally a GERMAN fairytale. Ya know what color they are in Germany? White….
Now this bitch right here is Cinderella. This movie was made in 1950. Ya know what was going on in 1950? Segregation. So I doubt that in 1950 they would make some black fairytale princess considering Walt Disney was white and all the employees at Disney were white, and I’m sorry but in the 1950’s all the white people were racists. Yes, Walt Disney was fucking racist. But that’s because of when he grew up and how things were. He was actually a pretty loving and kind man and I’m sure that he would’ve had an open mind to ending segregation if he had grew up different. FYI Cinderella is French. French people be white.
This chick right here. Her name is Aurora. Her movie was made in 1969. There were still racist little bastards then. But ya know what, she’s also freaking French. And in her original fairytale her hair was the color of sunshine gold, and lips that shamed the red red rose.
Now meet Ariel. She is often times many people’s favorite cause she’s fun and quirky and her hair looks like a fucking fire truck. Her fairytale is Danish. Danish people are white. The Danish fairytale though? It’s actually based off of stories sailors told of seeing this girl with bright red hair and the tail of a fish. Idk, but have you ever seen a naturally red headed black woman. Cause I haven’t….
Now Belle here is the frenchiest of the French. Her story is actually based in France. Not just a nice fairytale that was made in France. Again, French people are white. But you see light hair on her. No. She is brunette! And she has brown eyes. Nuff said.
Now this…. this is Jasmine. She is not white, she does not have light hair, and she does not have light eyes. She is brown. And beautifully so. And she’s not so sweet and fragile either. She is independent and don’t need no man.She is Arabic and she looks like it. I don’t see any white washing here. See this is where white washing would ACTUALLY come into play. If they made Princess Jasmine, based off of Princess Badroulbadour from an Arabic folk tale, and made her white. A white girl in Agrabah. Nope.
My personal favorite. Pocahontas. Again. No white washing. She is nice and brown, and has nice Indian features. Thing about her? She was a real lady. In fact her sequel actually told her story better than the first one.
Meet mulan. She’s Chinese. She saved China. Nuff said.
This lovely lady is Tiana. She made a lot of ground as being the first black Disney Princess. She was from New Orleans. She’s american. This movie was based in the 1920’s and they did her right because she was a waitress, working 3 jobs just to make a few dollars a day. She lived in the slums/the ghetto with all the other colored folk. They kept it right to the time period they were representing but they also made her fa-boo!
Now this chicky is my girl punzy. She is the first Disney Princess since 1991 that was white. I think 20 years time is a good amount of time to bring in another white Princess. Disney had wanted to do Rapunzel for a long time. She’s one of the classic fairytale princesses. Everyone know who this chick was, but there was no Disney movie about her. The reason why they didn’t she make her movie in the 90’s was because she was white. She was just another, golden haired, fair skinned, damsel in distress. I am soooo happy they waited on this one too. Cause after being in the works for so long they took this story about a chick with long hair being rescued by a Prince, and they made her this barefoot, rebellious, bad-ass, sweetheart, that was magical and already a Princess. In fact her “prince” wasn’t a prince. He was a thief. And the coolest thing, so that she wasn’t just a typical blonde princess, they cut off her hair and it turned brown. So now she’s this edgy but sweet brunette, short-haired, girl. Also, the original fairytale is German, so Disney stayed true to it’s roots and kept her in a German setting.
This is Princess Merida. She is Scottish. Technically white. But still not just some American accent, blonde, white girl. She made a big leap in the Princess world because unlike all the others who are all strong too, she didn’t even find love in the movie. Who knows, maybe they’ll make a sequel a few years later where she’s older and more grown up and she gets married. Fun fact, Brave is loosely based around Scottish folklore of King Fergus.
So yeah, white washing would be if they made the beautiful ethnic ladies here just white. Alot of fairytales come from mainly white countries. Disney is just trying to tell a good story. Maybe they should look more into some Arabic fairytales, maybe some African ones. But all they’re doing is staying true to stories and lands.
I love you.
Asked by afterme-comes-theflood
How do I feel?
Well, I think some might be unneeded, but I feel that if you like the characters enough, you want to see more of them. So if you love those characters, why not have a sequel for them? Sure, most sequels don’t live up to the originals, but that doesn’t always make them bad movies. I’m a fan of The Little Mermaid and I personally enjoy both sequels (or sequel and prequel). However there are sequels (such as The Fox and the Hound 2) that I didn’t care for, mostly because I wasn’t the biggest fan of the original movie. That doesn’t make it a bad movie, just one that I didn’t care to watch.
As long as Disney thinks they can make a profit on a sequel, good or not, they will continue to make them. I don’t see that as bad necessarily, especially if the squeal is for a movie that you enjoyed originally.
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I actually wrote an article a couple of weeks back comparing the two Cinderella sequels to the original. I surprised myself by coming to the conclusion that only one character really grew over the course of the ‘trilogy’, and it wasn’t Cinderella, which is just weird to think about.
I can’t stand most of the sequels because it feels like almost all of the characters are turned into a comedy act, which isn’t good when you combine it with lesser-quality animation.
Gaston really is the most terrifying Disney villain because he could be anyone in the world.
Later he convinces the whole town to set up his wedding with the knowledge that the would-be bride would be thrown into it. Everyone finds his creepy-ass tactics as cute and “boys will be boys” esque. So yeah, he is terrifying.
Yeah, the truly scary thing about Beauty and the Beast isn’t that Gaston exists, but that society fucking loves him. People who deride the movie by saying it’s about Stockholm Syndrome are ignoring that it’s actually about the various ways that truly decent people get othered by society. People don’t trust the Beast because of the way he looks, which only feeds his anger issues and pushes him further away. Gaston isn’t the only one who criticizes Belle for being bookish, either; the whole town says there must be something wrong with her. And her father gets carted off to a mental asylum for being just a little eccentric.
Howard Ashman, who collaborated on the film’s score and had a huge influence on the movie’s story and themes, was a gay man who died of AIDS shortly after work on the film was completed. If you watch the film with that in mind, the message of it becomes clear. Gaston demonstrates that bullies are rewarded and beloved by society as long as they possess a certain set of characteristics, while nice people who don’t are ostracized. The love story between Belle and the Beast is about them finding solace in each other after society rejects them both.
Notice how the Beast reacts when the whole town comes for him. He’s not angry, he’s sad. He’s tired. And he almost gives up because he has nothing to live for. But then he sees that Belle has come back for him, and suddenly he does. In the original fairy tale, the Beast asks Belle to marry him every night, and the spell is broken when she accepts. In the Disney movie, he waits for her to love him, because he cannot love himself. That’s how badly being ostracized from society and told that you’re a monster all your life can fuck with your head and make you stop seeing yourself as human.
Society rewards the bullies because we’ve been brought up to believe that their victims don’t belong. That if someone doesn’t fit in, then they have to be put in their place, or destroyed. And this movie demonstrates that this line of thinking is wrong. It’s so much deeper than a standard “be yourself” message, and that’s why it’s one of my favorite Disney movies.