There’s a new Muppets movie coming out this weekend.
Last night the world was given a new celebrity icon: Adele DaZeem.
It all started with a hostage situation. Hordes of little girls in tiaras begging their parents to let them stay up to watch Elsa sing. Disnerds everywhere tolerating odious acceptance speeches in a somewhat masturbatory self-congratulation ceremony for people who play pretend. A nation waiting with baited breath to hear the ice queen sing.
“Fandom is the cradle of the next generation of creative people.” – Steven Moffat, showrunner of Doctor Who.
In honor of this sentiment, I have compiled a list of my favorite Disney-related YouTube videos, because, damn, these people are creative. Read More…
Recently, and by recently I mean earlier today, the main creators of Frozen - directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter del Vecho, and song writers Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez – sat down with the users of Reddit to answer fans’ questions. I love it when celebrities/artists do these “Ask Me Anythings.” It’s a really wonderful way to give something directly to the fans…and feed into their budding psychosis.
This movie is weird.
Like, really weird.
It’s not purposefully random like Alice in Wonderland or trippy like Dumbo, it’s just…strange.
[Magical Leah's Note: Everyone please give a warm welcome to my very first guest poster, Ms. Katharine McCain!]
[WARNING: mild spoilers for Supernatural, Sherlock, and Doctor Who]
All princesses are girls, right?
Well, not necessarily.
In the emotional climax of Disney’s latest live action film Saving Mr. Banks, Walt Disney sits across from PL Travers over a cup of tea and whiskey and asks her to give him the rights to her beloved character, Mary Poppins. Travers is reluctant because the source material is very dear to her heart due to her complicated childhood involving an alcoholic but much beloved father. So Walt appeals to her as a fellow storyteller.
“George Banks, and all he stands for, will be saved. Maybe not in life, but in imagination. Because that’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.”
Why do I bring this up? Well, because I think it’s a good message for the controversy recently surrounding said film, mostly started by one Meryl Streep.
I’m gonna do something that I never thought I would do.
I’m gonna defend Snow White.
It’s January, people! Late January. The Christmas lights are in the attic and the New Years hangover was cured by a bloody mary and a quickly annulled marriage. So that means we go on to celebrating…