Sunday, August 30, 2020

Introducing Princess Marianna And Susanna: Disney's World Of Adventures

Princess Marianna is the girl who has everything. She’s the sole heiress to the Kingdom of Hermosa Vista. She’s best friends with her lady-in-waiting, Susanna. And she dreams of living a fairy tale “happily ever after” with her true love.

Too bad her father wants her to settle down with “Mr. Right” right now by forcing her to marry a prince from another kingdom. But things take a turn for the worst—or the better—when she’s stolen away by a thousand-year-old witch. Now it’s up to her “prince”, her lady-in-waiting, and the help of a few familiar Disney princesses to rescue Marianna and give her the happily ever after she deserves.

If you think you’ve heard this all before, prepare to expect the unexpected with a familiar fairy tale like this. And fair warning: this story is only the beginning!

Friday, August 28, 2020

Fan Art Friday: Feel The Burn III

Buff Ariel by firejio

I'm saying all the things that I know you'll like

Making good conversation

I gotta handle you just right

You know what I mean

Let's get physical, physical

I want to get physical

Let's get into physical

Let me hear your body talk, your body talk

Let me hear your body talk

Okay, so I don't have a proper intro to this week's Fan Art Friday. But what do you want me to say? This is the third time I've compiled fan art of muscular Disney characters. What else can I say? How about I'll promise to mix things up next time with a different theme? Promise!

To get physical with your fav Disney characters, click READ MORE:

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Throwback Thursday: 10 Little Mickey Kids


Children's media was dark back in the day. Like, really dark. From cartoons to comics, children's entertainment often had dark moments that would most likely not pass today. Case in point is 10 Little Mickey Kids.

This classic Cracked article from 2013 highlights many insanely dark Disney comics that featured many insanely dark scenarios, from the implication that Mickey caught gonorrhea to Scrooge McDuck hate-f***ing his girlfriend/captive Goldie. But perhaps darkest of them all is a simple nursery rhyme comic about little Mickey babies meeting untimely fates.

To learn more about a comic with ten dead mouse babies, click READ MORE:

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Open Thread Tuesday: Is Physical Media Dead?

Go Social

Disney announced it will discontinue production of 4K Blue-Rays for live-action movies. The good news, of course, is that the company will still be releasing its films on DVD and BluRay.

However, this recent announcement does raise a good question. With Disney and other companies focusing more on streaming services, will streaming inevitably make physical media obsolete? Are DVDs and BluRays fated to go the way of the VHS tape? And will owning actual copies of movies be a thing of the past?

Before answering those questions, watch this video by Moviebob discussing the topic. Then feel free to express your own opinions in my comment section below:

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Coming Soon: Disney's World Of Adventures: Princess Alliance

Long ago, a great evil arose and threatened to destroy the world. Ten kings from ten kingdoms united to fend off this evil and seal it away with a magic spell. The magic was foretold to last as long as the kingdoms remained at harmony. Time has passed and the kingdoms have forgotten about the spell and the evil it sealed away. Now its magic has weakened, and the great evil is at risk of returning. Now ten royals from ten kingdoms must unite to fight against this evil once more. Now is the time for—The Princess Alliance!

Friday, August 21, 2020

Fan Art Friday: Feel The Burn II

Strength of the Lion Guard: Commission by Somdude424

There's something simply uncanny to me about seeing Disney characters as musclebound Adonises. Once you look at them, you simply can't look away, and your morbid curiosity forces you to keep searching for more. Or at least that's been the case for me recently. I don't know. I find them to be fascinatingly amazing and baffling at the same time. So I have some more muscle-y fan art to share.

To see Disney character pump themselves up, click READ MORE:

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Let's Make Fun Of Clickbait Articles

Not in the mood for a proper Throwback Thursday this week. I have a really sour attitude this week.

And you know what I really hate? Clickbait articles about how Disney is "evil" and the Disney princesses are "bad" role models for little girls. So here's a video making fun of them.

I promise I'll have a proper Throwback Thursday post next week. I just have personal issues to deal with.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Coco's Feel-Good Oppression

Disney Blog

Pixar’s Coco is a heartwarming film about the importance of family, about remembering our loved ones even when they’re far apart—especially in death. But like most good movies, the film touches upon many real-life issues, whether intentionally or not. In Coco, loved ones are separated, not only by death, but also through arbitrary borders enforced by bureaucratic institutions. (Rather fitting that the movie is influenced by Latino culture.)

YouTube creator eliquorice recently published a video essay exploring the systems governing the Land of the Dead, how they affect the denizens in that world, and how they reflect similar systems in our real world. He especially focuses on border control as enforced through passports and visas, how even people who meet the basic requirements can still face obstacles leaving and re-entering their country, and how these rules and restrictions often disadvantage the poorest and least fortunate, especially in third world countries.

To learn more about Coco's feel-good oppression, click READ MORE:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Open Thread Thursday: Should You Go To Disney Now?

Sky News

Most likely against my better judgement, I decided to visit Disney World last week. On the one hand, my state is experiencing the worst of COVID-19. On the other hand, that means less people at the parks.

I plan on writing about my experiences in a future blog post, but for now, I wanted to pose the question about whether or not now is a good time to visit the parks. Most people would insist that a pandemic is not an ideal time for a Disney vacation. Others would insist that visiting the parks is a-okay provided you follow all the safety precautions.

But I want to know what you all think: Should people visit the Disney Parks now? Or should they wait until after the pandemic has safely passed?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below:

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Maid Marian The Blue-Eyed Fox

Conrad & Adams

Conrad & Adams is a fruit packing company located in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. They specialize in both conventional and organic produce, primarily apples, pears, and cherries. For many years, the company has remained dedicated to shipping fruit of only the highest consistent quality and taste.

As their website states: "From field to table is how we think, and we have a dedicated staff and team that carefully watches the life of each piece of fruit from the orchards to the packing warehouse to the packaging to the customer and eventually to the consumer."

So why am I talking about a fruit company on a blog about Disney? Because their mascot is an anthropomorphic blue-eyed vixen dressed in a red cloak like Little Red Riding Hood. Her name, fittingly enough, is the "Blue-Eyed Fox."

Recently, this blue-eyed fox mascot caught the attention of several furry artists on Twitter. They were quick to notice that the cartoon vixen seemed nearly reminiscent of another cartoon vixen from Disney: Robin Hood's Maid Marian. They even took the initiative to draw Marian as the Blue-Eyed Vixen.

To see Maid Marian cosplay as a fruit company mascot, click READ MORE:

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Coming Soon: Disney’s World Of Adventures


Imagine a world of fantasy and adventure. Where magic is real and fairy tales are true. Where good triumphs over evil and true love conquers all.

Where genies grant wishes, snow men talk, and a queen can make it snow. Where mermaids swim the sea, dwarves mine underground, fairies bring nature to life, and animals can walk and talk just like humans.

Where heroes are brave, heroines are braver, and princesses are more than damsels in distress.

Welcome to a world of adventure.

Disney’s World of Adventures.

Coming Fall 2020.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Fan Art Friday: Feel The Burn


Shere Khan Beefy by husky50

For this week's Fan Art Friday, we are going to pump *clap* you up! What's cooler than muscle-bound heroes? How about our favorite Disney characters re-imagined as muscle-bound heroes? Okay, so maybe not every character is fit to be super fit, but it's still fun to imagine them hitting the gym and getting super ripped. So let's take a look at what their progress could look like if they hit the gym every day.

To get pumped up, click READ MORE:

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Crystal Pepsi Employee Training Video


Do you remember Crystal Pepsi? Did you even know it existed? Because it did. Yes, believe it or not, Pepsi got the bright idea to make their product clear. They honestly thought it was a good idea. The fact it only lasted a year proved that it wasn't--and yet people to this day still reminisce about Crystal Pepsi.

Pepsi also got the bright idea to create a "training" video for retailers. Yes, apparently, they also believed that chain stores needed to be "trained" on how to sell another soft drink product. Honestly, that sounds like a real no brainer. "How to sell Crystal Pepsi. Step 1: Put it on the shelf. Done!"

So if you want to laugh at the bright idea that was Crystal Pepsi, and you want to laugh at their bright idea for a training video for Crystal Pepsi, then check out Brad Jones' video riffing on it:

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Open Thread Tuesday: Are Movie Theaters Dead?

In an effort to spur more engagement on my blog, I’ve decided to create open thread posts as a way to generate more feedback in the comments section. Consider this my first attempt. (And, no, this is NOT my big announcement. That’s coming later this week!)

So Disney, not willing to wait any longer for COVID-19 to die down, announced it will be bypassing movie theaters and releasing its live-action remake of Mulan on Disney Plus—sort of. Starting Sept. 4, the movie will be available on the streaming service for a premium fee—of $30! Yes, really!

In case you’re wondering: yes, I have Disney Plus; but, no, I’m not paying 30 bucks to watch. If it’s anything like the past few live-action remakes, then the animated version will simply be a better watch—and it’s on Disney Plus for free!

But Disney's announcement certainly raises some questions—and concerns!

There’s no doubt COVID-19 has taken its toll on the theater industry. The pandemic has forced cinemas to remain closed and lose money. Furthermore, many movie studios have opted to release their movies straight to video-on-demand (VOD). Many movies such as Trolls: World Tour and Scoob! have experienced massive success in doing just that. In fact, Trolls: World Tour did so well bypassing movie theaters that some theaters have threatened to stop showing Universal movies altogether.

With more and more studios opting to release their movies directly to VOD instead of movie theaters, many theaters worry that studios will continue to do that even after the pandemic. This, of course, raises the concern about whether or not movie theaters are “obsolete”?

Do I think this will be the death of cinema? Of course not! Everything from television to home video were expected to “kill” theaters, and yet theaters continued to thrive. Even if more studios like Disney decide to continue releasing their movies to VOD, I’m sure more people will still be willing to visit the cinema—you know, once the pandemic has died down.

But I want to know what you think: Will VOD kill movie theaters? Or will theaters continue to live on? Moreover, do you plan on paying $30 to watch Mulan? Why or why not?

Leave your answers in the comments below:

Monday, August 10, 2020

Big Announcement Coming Soon!

Sorry my blog posts on here have been sparse. I've been working on a major project over the past several months. (Yes, quarantine has kept me busy in that regard.) I'm still working on it as we speak, but I'm nearing completion, and I'm ready to unveil it soon. What is it? Well, you'll have to wait and see. But expect a big announcement later this week. Stay tuned and find out!

Also, leave a comment below and guess what the secret project will be. You may not guess correctly, but at least I'll know you read this.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Fan Art Friday: Furry Friday


Zoo Topia sketch by inubiko

Unless you've logged onto the internet for the very first time in your life today, you probably already know what a "furry" is. If you don't, a furry is another name for an anthropomorphic animal, or an animal character with a human-shaped body and features. It's also a name for people who like anthro animals.

And, boy howdy, has Disney created plenty of furry characters and movies! Robin Hood. Zootopia. Chicken Little. Technically, even their original characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse are "furries." Some fans even anthropomorphize Disney's non-anthro animal characters like those from the Lion King or Bambi.

Am I a furry? Well, that depends on the definition. I like furry art, so perhaps I am. Regardless, I still love me some anthros. So here's a small sample of Disney furry art.

For some fur-tastic fan art, click READ MORE:

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Throwback Thursday: McDonalds Splash Mountain Pitch Book


With the recent announcement of Splash Mountain being refurbished into a Princess And The Frog attraction, Disney Parks fans remain divided over the news. Some fans like the proposed change and consider PATF to be a suitable replacement, while others fans are upset that a classic ride from their childhood will be changed forever. Some people consider it a proper solution to a ride based on a "problematic" movie, while others consider it yet another example of "political correctness gone mad."

Who's right? Who's wrong?

Well, that's not what this post is about.

Instead, we'll be discussing a lesser known aspect of the ride.

Did you know that Splash Mountain was not only going to be sponsored by McDonalds, but also that it would have included its own version of the Golden Arches? Yes, it's true. Learn more about it in this week's Throwback Thursday.

To learn more about how McDonalds almost went Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, click READ MORE:

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Magic Ears Dudebro Reviews: Muppets Now


Muppets Now is a series that exists on Disney Plus. That’s the best AND worst I can say about the show. It exists. It’s not bad, but it’s also not good. It’s not funny, but it’s also not unfunny. Overall, it’s a dull show, and that’s the worst thing it can be.

Being “bad” isn’t the worst thing a show or movie can be. Being “mediocre” is far worse. At least a “bad” show makes me feel something, anything. At best, it makes me moan; at worst, it makes me cringe. But at least I feel something.

Watching Muppets Now, I felt nothing. I felt nothing when I started watching it, and I felt nothing when it ended. I didn’t laugh or roll my eyes or even groan. I passively watched the show until it stopped.

And now I’m tasked with reviewing the first episode. Where do I even start? How do you describe something that made you feel nothing? If something is bad, you describe how it’s bad; and if it’s good, you describe how it’s good. But something dull, mediocre, bland? There’s nothing to talk about. It’s nothing. How do you describe nothing?

Well, join me as I spend the next few hundred words trying to explain why I didn’t care for this “nothing” of a show.

It's time to meet the Muppets on this Muppet review today, so click READ MORE: