MALEFICENT: Full of pagan imagery

You gotta love when a fairy tale actually has lots of fairies in it. That’s the conceit behind MALEFICENT, Disney’s new retelling of SLEEPING BEAUTY. It’s a kind of alternative theory on how the Wicked Queen/Evil Fairy got so wicked/evil. [Read more…]

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Disney bows down to BRAVE fans

This astute blog post from a media studies professor shares an update on the Princess Merida brouhaha: Disney has pulled the 2D image of the new version of the doll from their website. The Christian Science Monitor weighed in with a piece that went directly to the source, asking a seven year old fan which version she preferred. No surprise, the sexed-up Merida drew forth an unqualified “Yuck!” [Read more…]

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