Until the year 2000 the Disney Princess brand, as people know it today, did not exist. Disney was having problems in their consumer goods department which roughly translates as they were not selling enough in the way of “stuff.” Up to this point, their sales graphs had more ups and downs than a Disneyland roller coaster, usually peaking after a new Disney film was released and then gradually declining again until the next movie. Even worse, they had no way of knowing just how high that sales peak would climb until the film was in the theatres and became a hit, or otherwise.
The folks at Disney hired Andy Mooney, an executive that had been responsible for organizing Nikes marketing strategies. The story goes that Mooney had not been at Disney for long when he and his team went to a Disney on Ice show. Mooney saw all of the little girls in their homemade costumes and realized Disney was missing out on a tremendous opportunity.
There was resistance against bringing the Princesses under one branding umbrella, until this point no Disney character had ever been featured outside their own story, let alone with characters from other movies. Mooney stood his ground, and the Disney Princess brand was born, growing into a 4 billion dollar a year enterprise with more than 24,000 products.
Luckily there are plenty of portrayals of the Princesses outside of the official Disney brand, and here are some of the most bizarre.
25 Royal Life Is A B
Girls are mean. You know it, I know it, we all know it, and it is why the movie and TV series “Mean Girls” were so popular, we could all see something of ourselves in at least one of the characters. So it is no surprise that some of the Disney princesses should be reimagined as the “Plastics” and Cady from the movie with the dedicated following.
You can just hear Belle, Cinderella, and Aurora ganging up on the poor new girl Ariel, who is in an entirely new environment and way out of her depth. Cinderella is the perfect miss “nice but dim,” Belle is just right as the suck-up and who better than Aurora, the princess who lays back, sleeps and waits for everything to come to her, as the queen bee?
One interesting point to note is that this tongue in cheek movie poster maintains the Disney tradition that the princesses never directly interact with each other. If you check out any of the merch from the franchise you will see, they may stand next to each other, but the princesses never actually put out a hand and touch each other. Not only that but they never acknowledge each other in any way at all. No eye contact, nothing.
24 Storming Ahead
In case you are unfamiliar with the Disney Princesses, from left to right these are Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, and Aurora, oh, and they are not usually dressed as stormtroopers.
Having no real context for this artwork allows you to make up whatever backstory you like. Has Pocahontas spent millennia searching for John Smith, joining the forces of Emperor Palpatine to travel the universe and finally rediscover her one true love? She certainly appears to be scanning the horizon for him.
Or perhaps she is just along for the ride, and it is Mulan who got the four of them into this? Afterall it would not be the first time she had pretended to be something she wasn't, hid in disguise, and gone off to fight a war. The feisty warrior doesn't look too impressed with her companions though. That is some severe stink eye she is sending their way.
Tiana just looks happy to have been able to take off her helmet. All of that time spent transformed into a frog has no doubt left her somewhat adverse to getting damp and slimy, and there is probably little to no ventilation in those full-face helmets.
Meanwhile, Aurora looks bemused by the whole thing, almost as if she had just woken up from a long sleep and was expecting her prince to be standing there.
23 Snack Time Little Princesses
Just when you think you have seen it all, the internet goes and proves you wrong with an image so bizarre, you cannot even fathom how someone comes up with such a thing. This is one such image. We give you, Disney Princesses reimagined as hot dogs.
Originally posted on the food website, LuckyPeach.com, this photograph came complete with all of the information you would need to create your very own princess dogs. The women behind this piece of imaginative tomfoolery are Anna Hezel and Gabriella Paiella.
“Literally any way you decide to reimagine Disney princesses will be inspiring and beautiful, no matter what. Nevermind that the Disney princesses are the product of a billion-dollar capitalist behemoth, or that they emphasize conventional beauty standards and submission to men,” they write on their website.
If you want a princess fuelled BBQ with all of the Disney trimmings you will need slices of cheese, a red onion, mustard, tomato sauce and a lettuce leaf. The instructions weren't clear about Rapunzel's hair so you’ll have to trust in your own creative skills for that one. Meanwhile, notice how Ariel's tiny seashell bikini top is faithfully recreated with little pieces of red onion!
22 These Princesses Are A Little Cray
Over on Pixable.com, which is unfortunately no longer functioning, they published an article to show what all of your favorite Disney Princesses might look like if they were Juggalo’s, or perhaps Juggalettes.
If you are not familiar with the term Juggalo, then let us give you a little bit of background. The Juggalos are fans of Insane Clown Posse, a rap group that calls itself "the most hated band in the world." The name stems from a 1992 ICP song, "The Juggla," and, according to journalist Patrick Flanary who wrote about the designation of ICP fans as gang members by the FBI, it is a "term of endearment among the fans."
A 2010 Weird Magazine article said of Juggalos:
"Despite a sizable population of female fans (dubbed Juggalettes), ICP's following is made up mostly of young white men from working-class backgrounds. They tend to feel that they've been misunderstood outsiders their whole lives, whether for being overweight, looking weird, being poor, or even for just liking ICP in the first place. It's a world where man boobs are on proud display, where long-hairs and pink-hairs mingle, where nobody makes fun of the fat kid toweling off."
Not quite sure who the Juggalette Disney princesses might be aimed at, but they are still fun.
21 What A Trial
When the internet first started to “reimagine” Disney princesses, there was a slew of posts featuring them in everything from 1950’s clothing to Halloween costumes. Then it began to become a bit dark with Disney/horror movie mash-ups and depictions of the princesses as zombies. Finally, as with everything on the internet it would seem, there was the adult princess content with Cosmopolitan sponsoring Jazmine and co in Fifty Shades Of Grey parodies and other magazines publishing the nude selfies that each of the princesses' beaus would post. Complete with detailed descriptions of their junk.
While this was all going on you could see ever level of quality in the images. Some were made with questionable Photoshop skills, some were drawn from scratch, and some were actually excellent images in their own right.
Somewhere among this avalanche of princess fueled delirium there sat Twitter bod @Leyawn who took the time to use some awe-inspiring Photoshop skills to produce a series in answer to the question
“What would it look like if Disney Princesses were tried for war crimes at The Nuremberg Trials?”
The result is precisely what you might expect from a visual point of view but what you might not be seeing is the subtle sub-text which says, “Enough already with the Disney Princesses.”
20 Is Disney The New Orange?
In 2017 the website, DesignCrowd.com held a competition for design professionals to show off their Photoshop skills. The criteria for the contest was simple - take an official poster or publicity still from the Netflix hit "Orange Is The New Black" and replace the female inmates with other women using Photoshop.
Maria Baily took the brief and knocked it out of the ballpark with these spectacular creations using some favorite Disney characters to replace the stars of the show. Not surprisingly Baily won the competition, and when she was interviewed afterward, she said: "I could not think of anyone further from the possibility of being locked in jail than this lot of underaged princesses."
Some of the choices were obvious, who else but Ariel could play the Russian Queen of the kitchen, Red, and Elsa has swapped a blue dress and a self-imposed ice prison for an orange jumpsuit and a shared pod as Piper.
Mulan as the sexy, but multi-layered Alex, Belle as Maya, the prisoner who fell in love with her correctional officer, and Tiana who transformed from one body to another could not have been a better choice for the fabulous Sophia. Meridia had to be Nicky, nobody else could pull off that hair, and that left Snow White as Gloria.
Rounding out the population at the Disney Lichfield are Ursula as Big Boo and the only bit of suspect casting, Prince Eric as Pornstache. Not only does he not have the required facial hair but he's a bit too much of a nice guy to be the creepy cell keeper. I think Gaston would have been a better fit, but who am I to argue?
All in all, I think Disney & Netflix should produce this as a spin-off series, but don't let the kids watch.
19 Henchmen Of Evil Genius Princess?
Don't get me wrong, I think the Despicable Me movies are excellent, with the possible exception of the second movie which seemed to be a bit flat but we're not here to talk about my movie opinions we're here to talk Disney Princesses, so back to the matter in hand.
This one is just not funny at all.
The bright Minnion colors look all wrong with the muted Snow White still, and in the process of grafting Bob's head onto the forest dwelling gals body, they have elongated his neck, making him a kind of Bob / Kevin hybrid.
Not only that but you cannot have a Disney princess looking straight at the cameras in this way. It is alright for Bob to break the fourth wall but not the dwarves' favorite house sitter. Snow White isn't even aware enough to realize her step-mother keeps turning up in disguise to end her. I doubt very much she has ever noticed she has an audience to whom she could be speaking.
Perhaps that's why Prince Charming is down on one knee. He has woken up the woman who is his destiny and realized she is not the brightest crayon in the packet.
18 Boldly Going
I was both pleased and disappointed to see this Disney princess Star Trek mash-up. Pleased because it puts the ladies in a science fiction setting where they are apparently not damsels in distress waiting to be rescued. Disappointed because I would have preferred to see them in a mash-up with Star Trek - The Next Generation which is by far the superior edition of the entire Star Trek franchise.
Now that I have poked that little wasp's nest.....
Imagine the intro to the program with this quartet on the bridge:
"Space... The final frontier...
These are the voyages of the Starship Disney's $4 Billion Disney Princess Enterprise.
Its continuing mission:
To produce strange new products...
To seek out new kids; new consumer generations...
To boldly sell how no one has sold before!"
Belle, Captain, Starship Disney's $4 Billion Disney Princess Enterprise. ; NCC-1701Disney Princess"
I wouldn't have Snow White and Cinderella on the bridge either. They have both proved to be a little bit slow on the uptake. If you are exploring space, you need someone with an adventurous spirit and who is quick-witted, so I vote we swap those two out for Pocahontas and Mulan. Maybe with Merida in the background for those tricky away team adventures.
17 Which House
So if Prince Phillip and Aurora were attending Hogwarts School of Witching and Wizzardy, which house do you think they would be in? Eira1893 drew 25 of your favorite characters, not just the princesses as pupils at the 36th best Scottish educational establishment in a 2008 online ranking, outranking Edinburgh's Loretto School. According to a director of the Independent Schools Network Rankings, it was added to the schools listing "for fun" and was then voted for.
Eira1893 sees Sleeping Beauty as a Ravenclaw, the house which values intelligence, knowledge, and wit.
Instead of a password to enter the dorms, the Ravenclaw pupils must answer a riddle, which leaves me to assume that Aurora would spend a lot of her time waiting around outside, hoping someone else who could work out the answer would come along.
Of course, although an interaction between the houses at Hogwarts is not forbidden, most people tend to stick with others from the house in which the sorting hat placed them. Perhaps that is why the picture above shows what appears to be a clandestine meeting, but this raises important questions such as: Do they gaze longingly at each other from their respective towers? And which house will Aurora cheer for if Prince Phillip is selected to play Quidditch?
16 Another Fab Four
Possibly the most imitated image in music, The Beatles "Abbey Road" album has an iconic cover that people around the world recognize. Even today, almost 50 years after the record was released you cannot walk or drive down Abbey Road in Camden, London, without seeing tourists and Beatles fans recreating the picture for themselves. In December 2010, the crossing was given grade II listed status for its "cultural and historical importance."
The cover is also central to the "Paul is dead" conspiracy which claimed the cover was a funeral procession. The procession was led by Lennon, dressed in white, as a religious figure, Starr, dressed in black, as the undertaker, McCartney, out of step with the others, as a barefoot corpse and Harrison, dressed in denim, as the gravedigger. The left-handed McCartney is holding a cigarette in his right hand, said to indicate an imposter and the license plate on the Volkswagen parked on the street is 28IF, meaning McCartney would have been 28 if he had lived.
This makes Sleeping Beauty the McCartney of this photo. Perhaps that long sleep wasn't sleep after all. Maybe she was dead and replaced when the prince kissed her and she didn't revive.
15 Modern Miss
Fernanda Suarez is a fabulous illustrator and concept artist who often publishes her work on Deviantart. The Chilean artist says "My main passions are portraits and characters, also creating my own interpretation of known fictional characters, games, movies, books and all things I love."
Suarez applied this passion to some of the Disney princesses, and these are two of the beautiful results.
Aladdin's Jazmine and Beauty and the Beasts Belle as they might look if they were alive and well and living down the block from you today.
Especially clever is the nod to Belle's story by having the rose embroidered on her jacket and Jasmines pet tiger, Rajah being replaced by a domestic cat.
There is a lot of talk online at the moment about the ethnicity of the actors who have been cast in the up and coming Disney, live-action reboot of Aladdin. In the animated version, the setting is ambiguous. Jasmine's home city, Agrabah is fictional. In the movie, it mentions the city is near the banks of the River Jordan, but the palace bears more than a passing resemblance to the Taj Mahal and the gal in question has an Indian tiger pet.
14 Modern Parents
When the Lowell, Massachusetts based artist, and illustrator Isaiah Stephens was asked to illustrate Disney princesses as moms and moms-to-be, this is one of the images he came up with. After The Princess and the Frog ended, it would appear that Tiana and Prince Naveen became a full-time couple and started a family.
The Disney Wiki lists Tiana's personality as "intelligent, hard-working, sassy, ambitious, loving, resourceful, honorable, talented, caring, kind, passionate, modest, humble, opinionated, stern, persistent, artistic, patient, steadfast, mature, down-to-earth, and good-hearted" while the prince is listed as "music-loving, initially lazy, dashing, flirtatious, clever, romantic, driven, optimistic, fun-loving, over-the-top, boastful (formerly), talented, naive, charismatic, insecure, kind-hearted, and selfless".
It looks like Tiana has the upper hand in this illustration. Having given the naked baby to her beau, she gets to have the last laugh when their son sprinkles his father with pee.
Prince Naveen may be said to be charismatic and flirtatious, but he doesn't look like much of a man about town in this picture. More like the kind of tired dad any of us might find in our own house. At least his lovely lady and the hard working mom of his mini-me is getting a good laugh out of the situation.
13 Come On, Vogue
Taking the Disney princesses from the innocent childhood figures they are intended to be and changing them into something much darker is, as you have seen, nothing new. However, for me, transforming the teenage girls who are as inoffensive as they are innocent into grown women with a significant serving of snark makes them more menacing than all of the Disney villains combined. Look closely, and you can see Ariel is wearing Flounders dead body around her neck.
Their thinned down, pointy faces, their stylized body shapes, and the mean, sneery facial expressions turn them from sweet to sour with one swift sweep of the pencil.
These are not the girls I would want to hang out with; they look no fun at all.
Admittedly the cover copy is incredibly clever and if you cannot make it all out here are some of the highlights:
Ariel: Thingamabobs? She's Got 20.
Snow White: Her Life After The Dwarfs - Seven Men To One
Aurora: Sleeping Beauty And An Awakened Glamour
Jasmine: Dynamic Desert Dresses
Cinderella: Cinderella And Her Top Ten Gowns From The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Pocahontas: Pocahontas, Beauty In Nature And In Song
Tiana: She's Almost There. The Story And Design Of Her Award Winning Resturant
Belle: Her Top Ten Novels She Simply Could Not Do Without.
12 You're My Hero
Always popular are Disney princesses as superheroes and this marvelous image depicts the maidens as Marvel heroes. The artists Tumblr says:
"I'm Robby. I am a 2D animator at Powerhouse Animation Studios in Austin TX. And a comic con artist. Which means I draw. A lot. Instead of letting all of my drawings gather dust in my sketchbooks in the back of the closet, I decided to put them online, along with other things that I like and that inspire me."
Looking through the rest of Robby's images you can see that it is both Disney princesses and Marvel that provide the inspiration because there are further examples of both, although this is the only mash-up between the two.
The princesses are:
This is another case where Disney could go ahead and produce something like this, now they own Marvel, but considering the actual princesses never acknowledge or interact with each other I think it's unlikely they would get very far as superheroes. Which is a shame because Merida as Hawkeye might just be my spirit animal, or should that be spirted superhero?
11 BFF's For Life
This illustration of five of our favorite princesses was so cute it had to be included. The choice to put each of the princesses in onesies inspired by their own movie was very clever except for the fact that Elsa in an Olaf costume doesn't quite fit with the animal theme the other princesses have got going on. Perhaps we could dump Elsa and invite Jasmine instead? She would be rockin' a terrific tiger suit. Or maybe Belle? She could be dressed in a onesie made to look just like the beast.
There are more and more little details to notice the longer you look at this fun depiction of every little Disney princess fans dream sleepover.
Did you see Ariel is holding a fork, although she is not trying to brush her hair with it, and speaking of brushing hair, Elsa is grooming Rapunzels extensive tresses with a hairbrush that matches the one she uses in the movie?
The young ladies even have a book of fairy tales to enjoy, waiting for them up on the bookshelf. Having said that I'd like to think they are Grimm's fairy tales, the original ones with the much darker versions of the Disney cleaned-up tales.
10 Hammer It Home
Australian game developer and artist Emre C Deniz came up with what he chose to call #FemaleSpaceMarines, and he had an excellent reason for creating images of the Disney Princesses as Warhammer 40k Space Marines.
When talking to the Revelist about why he came up with this awe-inspiring project, he explained that it was
“to support people being harassed on social media [by] aggressive members of the Warhammer 40K community who felt that their ‘lore’ was threatened.”
He went on to say:
"The images were a symbol of merging the two most extremes of gender representation, Disney, and Warhammer, into one single statement; that anyone can be a ‘Space Marine' and no one can stop that.”
With Ariel as a Khorne Berserker and Sister-Captain Snow White, you can only imagine what they might be saying in their new universe.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
THE EMPEROR IS THE FAIREST YOU HERETIC
9 Falling Out With Each Other
Another, similar, idea came from Peter Slavik who is apparently a huge Fallout4 fan, as well as a very talented and creative artist. Snow White as a Vault Dweller is the perfect choice to be hanging out with all of the wasteland creatures, and her general look really suits the 1950's-esque vibe of the game in general.
Brotherhood Scribe Ariel works because both sides of the mash-up like to collect things and here she is depicted sitting on a Mirelurk, which Slavik says is a nod to Sebastion. However, conversations between the redheaded heroine and her crusty crustation might be a bit different in the Bethesda post-nuclear franchise.
Ariel: Sebastian, let's go collect some more thing-a-ma-bobs, head popper blasters, and stabbingiy-ma-guts.
Sebastian: Mwarkash blurp kish.
Ariel: What you are talking about!? I do not have a hoarding problem.
In the other drawings in the series, Rapunzel is decked out in a merc outfit, Mulan, and Cinderella battle it out, and Alice is a junkie. Perhaps that is the real reason she saw all of the wondrous things in the book and the movie, and maybe that is why she is not a princess.
We can't have the other teen girls being exposed to the girl who lives in her very own wonderland now, can we?
8 Gotta Catch 'Em All
DeviantArtist Hapuriainen created this imaginative mash-up featuring the classic Disney Princesses as Pokemon trainers. Once it hit the internet, there was much debate over what types each princess would be after and which Pokemon they would be catching.
The general consensus was:
Snow White: Ground/Rock types. (Reminds her of the dwarves, who were miners.) Gigalith, Pachirisu, Swellow, Buneary, and Roselia.
Cinderella: Fire types because she was called Cinderella for constantly having to clean out the hearths, which covered her in cinders. Raticate, Raticate, Clefable, Togekiss, Pidgey, and Cinccino.
Aurora: Normal types, particularly the ones that use "Rest." Snorlax, Milotic, Wigglytuff, Noctowl, and Clefairy
Belle: Steel types because many of her companions were metal or had mechanical parts. Klink, Litwick, Alakazam, Gardevoir, Arcanine, Ursaring, Rotom-W, Rotom-H, Rotom-C, Rotom-S, and Rotom-F
Ariel: Water-types and I shouldn't have to explain why for that one! Seaking, Gyarados, Wingull, Groebyss, Luvdisc, Kingler, Milotic, Goldeen, and Octillary
Mulan:- Fighting-types because she is a strong warrior woman. Mienshao, Kricketot, Dragonair, Ponyta, Medicham, Rapidash, Dragonair, Kricketune, and Bisharp
Tiana:- Poison types like tree frogs! Politoed, Krookodile, Munchlax, Vileplume, Volbeat, Fraligator, and ditto.
Repunzel: Flying types as she was imprisoned high in the air. Kecleon, Lampent, Audino, Meloetta, Jynx, Kechleon, Blissey
7 Movie Highlights
The world has Loryn Brantz of BuzzFeed to thank for this image. Expertly Photoshopped, this is one of a series of pictures that depict some of your favorite Disney Princesses as office supplies, because, why not?
One website that was visited during the research for this article gave an in-depth analysis of the images from a social perspective.
The writer said that the choice of office supply was symbolic because each of the princesses in the stories was “seen as disposable” in the same way many office supplies were.
The article went on to discuss the fact that these items were seen as valueless and there to be used by the men that took ownership of them, again, just as the princesses in these stories are.
On the other hand, you could just take a look at the pictures and enjoy the silliness of them. They are there for fun, not as some convoluted social commentary. If you want to find some secret sub-text to Belle from Beauty and the Beast being shown as a highlighter, how about this. Bell loves to learn new things. She enjoys studying and books so, therefore, it fits she is depicted as a highlighter - something she might use.
Of course, this doesn’t hold true for every image in the series. I can’t think of any reason why Cinderella is a stapler and Ariel is a staple remover.
6 The Power Of Branding
Buzzfeed community member Dannnnnnnnnnnny was fed-up with seeing the never-ending parade of Disney princesses depicted as root vegetables, as 50's pin-up girls, and even as sloths, so he decided to parody this fad by portraying Disney princesses as lukewarm bowls of water, what else?
Jasmine, Aurora, Cinderella, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Belle, Snow White, Pocahontas, Anna and Elsa, Merida, and Ariel are all shown in this series, and although the artist was intending it to be an ironic commentary on the fad, it is also a testament to the power of branding.
Something as simple as a bowl, which in theory would not have any identifying features, can be dressed up with enough identifying features for you to tell which princess is which.
They have no body, no face, but Snow White is as distinct as Belle, Tiana or Cinderella.
The reason for the water being lukewarm is a mystery. Is it a commentary on the tepid nature of Disney princesses as role models? Is the artist trying to subliminally tell us there is nothing exciting by this Disney franchise? Or perhaps he was just trying to think of something with irony while he was sitting at the table eating his cornflakes.
5 My little Princess
Found on a Deviant Art group named "My Little Frozen" this image is just one of a surprisingly large pool of Frozen and My Little Pony crossovers. This particular example is by artist Willemijn van Hagen who is in the Netherlands. An Industrial Design Engineering student she has an entire Deviant Art gallery of her own featuring all of your favorite Disney characters depicted as My Little Ponies.
Not only are the pony princesses beautifully drawn but the details are very cleverly thought out and executed. Here, for example, the ponies could easily be official members of the franchise with their trademark shape and gorgeous big round eyes. Add to that the thoughtful way in which the hair has been designed and best of all the cutie marks. If you aren't familiar with My Little Pony, each one has what is called a cutie mark. It is like a cartoon tattoo on their hindquarters, and it always depicts something central to their personal story or personality.
Merida has a bow and arrow, Belle has a book, Jasmin has a tiger pawprint, and as you can see above Elsa has a snowflake, and Anna has a snowman. How cute is that?
4 Look To The Stars
There are quizzes aplenty across the interwebs that claim to be able to tell you which Disney princess you would be based on your star sign and there are also plenty of places that speculate which astrological signs each of the lovely ladies would be.
This illustration is a combination of both. It starts off by attributing the characteristics of each sign of the zodiac to a different princess and then lets you see which one you would be, according to the sign under which you were born.
- Jasmine represents ARIES because she is willful, feisty, and fiercely independent.
- Belle was born under the sign of TAURUS making her creative, loyal, and dependable
- Alice, who we know isn't an actual princess, is a GEMINI, reflecting the fact that she is curious, childlike, and talkative.
- Cinderella is cautious and nurturing, and her empathetic nature makes her a CANCER.
- Charlotte, another non-princess and best friend of Tiana is a LEO as she is seen as provocative, demanding, and yet flamboyant.
- Tiana herself is a VIRGO because she is not only realistic, and knowledgeable, but she is also modest.
- Mulan was shown as an intellectual, and easygoing LIBRA.
- SCORPIO is represented by the intense, secretive, and passionate Pocahontas.
- Rapunzel is a typical SAGITTARIUS, adventurous, spirited, and happy.
- Aurora was born under the sign of CAPRICORN making her respectful, devoted, and classy.
- The idealistic, rebellious, and open-minded AQUARIUS could not be anyone but Ariel.
- Snow White is the dreamy, kind, and compassionate PISCES.
3 Princesses As What?
2015 saw the release of Jurassic World which tapped into the perennial childhood fascination for dinosaurs and inspired Laura Cooper, of the webcomic XP, to create Disney princesses as velociraptors -- velociprincesses.
Until this point, we had seen lots of Disney princess mash-ups making statements about gender roles and stereotypes, body image, and the perception of women in different cultures.
We have all seen the ladies with correctly proportioned bodies and making a living as carpenters or mechanics but never before have we seen them as prehistoric creatures, pre-occupied with eating and ripping the sh*t out of props from their movies.
Not only are the images fabulous but the captions are also genius.
Belle: "I want much more than this prehistoric life."
Ariel: "I just want to bite part of your world."
Tiana: "I'm gonna bite a little deeper"
Pocahontas: "I can eat all the colors of the wind."
Snow White: "Someday my lunch will come."
Rapunzel: "and at last I see my food."
Anna & Elsa: "Do you wanna build a sandwich?"
Jasmine: "A whole Jurassic world."
Aurora: "I know you, I munched on you once upon a dream."
Mulan: "I'll make a meal out of you."
Merida: "I've got to change my plate."
My personal favorite is the one above. Who could not love a Cinderella velociraptor with a crystal slipper hanging half off of her sharp and dealy claw while singing "bippity, boppity, blood"?
2 Visiting The Doctor
Have you ever sat at home and wondered what it would look like if one of the Disney princesses were to meet Dr. Who? No, me neither but artist Karen Hallion has, and instead of just trying to imagine it Hallion created an entire series of images that show all of your favorite Disney princesses as they try to resist the irresistible pull of The Doctor.
Exactly which Doctor it is in the Tardis has been left up to your imagination, so this picture is prime fodder for those of us who like to get into entirely pointless discussions about who the best Doctor Who is. Obviously, the answer if Tom Baker but I must admit if it were this incarnation of the Time Lord then surely there would be a hint of his epic scarf wafting out of the doorway?
Other questions arise, such as, if they are underwater is The Doctor wearing breathing apparatus? Is he in danger of Ariel stealing his sonic screwdriver fo her thingamabob collection? And most important of all: If Ariel goes with him does he have the ability to give her legs or will she be left flopping about on the floor everytime they touchdown on land?
1 And Finally
Perhaps this is how Ariel would turn out if she decided to take Doctor Who up on his offer of a lifetime spent traveling time and space. Cool, fun, and funky tats of both Sebastion and Flounder on her upper arm and just a hint of the dark, swirling tentacles of Ursula on her forearm.
This is how Italian artist Emmanuel Viola saw her and a number of her fellow princesses. Viola said he wanted to debunk the myth that they're always "good girls," so naturally, he turned them into hipsters.
"There's always a dark side in all of us," Viola said. Not that I would classify a hipster as "dark" but I understand what he was getting at.
Disney princesses are always sweet, innocent and demure, offering up the idea that this is what women should be. Viola is offering up a different interpretation of what womanhood could be.
The talented creative also saw Aurora as a tattoo artist, Belle as a goth, and Snow White as a pin-up. Particularly cool is the tattooed, hipster Jasmine who has a magnificent tattoo of her tiger, Rajah. All of the images can be viewed on his website, Evviart, and a number of people have even used the tattooed princesses as tattoos.
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