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I wanted to see how bad the Golden Films version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame was, and I think this is supposed to be their Frollo, so I think I have my answer.
NO ONE SNEAKS INTO OTHER MOVIES LIKE GASTON
OH MY GOD.
Gaston went Turbo
IF YOU DIE IN ANOTHER MOVIE, YOU DIE FOR GOOD
Captain America: The Winter Soldier new poster (via Yahoo!)
Jennifer Hudson as The Princess and the Frog's Tiana in Annie Leibovitz's Disney dream portraits
It’s well documented by now that Disney’s Frozen is dominating at the box office. This past weekend, it pulled off a rare feat when it reclaimed the top spot in the U.S. a month after its release, and it has now passed the $300-million mark to make it Disney’s most successful animated film since The Lion King. Critics and audiences have also praised its subversive plot, which focuses on the relationship between two sisters and turns Prince Charming into The Villain.
Frozen isn’t without its detractors, of course. In a post for The Atlantic, Gina Dalfonzo wrote that she found the latter twist too scary for children: “There is something uniquely horrifying about finding out that a person—even a fictional person—who’s won you over is, in fact, rotten to the core.” She argues that children need a very clearly defined hero-vs.-villain trope because they’re not mature enough to appreciate nuances.
But there’s another argument to be made against Frozen’s villain, and it has to do with the implicit notion that there was something wrong with the Prince Charming fantasy in the first place. The assumption is that it needed correcting because providing girls with idealized images of romance and romantic partners is inherently bad for them. Jezebel contends that the twist “undoes the very cherished tropes of the other films… It is a counter to the steady diet of falsehoods, and frankly, it’s high fucking time.”
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The transformation of Cinderella's torn dress to that of the white ball gown was considered to be Walt Disney's favorite piece of animation (x).
Though Peter Pan was extremely successful, Walt Disney himself was dissatisfied with the finished product. He felt that the character of Peter Pan was cold and unlikable (x).