Posts tagged "disney"


thearmada4231:

I am ashamed that I contributed to this madness

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could you talk more about the male disney villains being queer coded with stereotypes?

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Pink hair bows. 

Many male Disney villains are what we would call “camp.” Effeminate, vain, “wimpy” and portrayed as laughable and unlikable. Calling upon common negative stereotypes about gay men, these villains are characterized as villainous by embodying these tropes and traits. 

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Think about it: Often Thin/un-muscled figure, heavily inked and shadowed eyes (giving the impression of eyeliner and eye shadow?), stereotypically “sassy” and/or manipulative, often ends up being cowardly once on the defensive, many have comedic male sidekicks (such as Wiggins, Smee, Iago, the…snake that isn’t Kaa) 

Other examples:

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since i was talking about one of the disney man villains who doesn’t fit this stereotype yesterday…

Gaston.

my bf was listening to that song about him yesterday

and i mentioned that he is literally the most terrifying disney villain

why?

because his type of evil is banal and commonplace

there are white men walking around who are exactly like him

men who think that women are prizes they deserve

men who will not listen or pay attention to a rejection

men who will go out of their way, if rejected, to ruin a woman’s life

ppl often seem to miss this when discussion beauty and the beast since the stockholm syndrom ‘romance’ is also a giant icky thing

the terrifying thing about gaston is that he is supposed to be (as all disney villains) a hyperbolic cartoon

but he is the absolutely truest and most real villain

because he exists in the real world

we all know men like him

Also, if we’re talking about queer coded characters the MOST important of all the characters is Ursula who was bad off of a drag Queen (Divine) and has a whole host of negative stereotypes.

She’s also my favorite.

This post is sorely missing some seriously important historical context. The term for this as film history goes is the sissy, and as a stock character the sissy is probably one of the oldest archetypes in Hollywood, going back to the silent film era. Some of the most enduring stereotypes of male queerness—the limp wrist, swishing, etc—can actually be traced to the exaggerated movements of cinematic sissies in silent films. And it’s important to note sissies were portrayed in a range of ways, though they were generally used to comedic effect; queerness was considered a joke, and the modern notion of the “sassy gay friend” in films can probably be traced back to this bullshit too. It wasn’t until the Hays Code was adopted in the ’30s that sissies almost uniformly started being portrayed as villains. Homosexuality was specifically targeted under the euphemism of “sexual perversion”, and the only way it could fly under the radar in films under the strict censorship of the code was by coding villains that way in contrast to the morally upright hetero heroes. Peter Lorre’s character in The Maltese Falcon is one off the top of my head, but there are a slew of them from the ’30s onward, and this trope didn’t go away after the Code ended either. More modern examples in live action films are Prince Edward in Braveheart, Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs, and Xerxes in 300.

So Disney just provides some of the most egregious modern examples of the sissy villain, but this is a really old and really gross trope that goes back years and years in Western film. There’s a fantastic book and accompanying documentary about the history of homosexuality in film by Vito Russo called The Celluloid Closet that gets into a lot of this.

It’s incredibly refreshing to see a response to a post like this that starts with “This post is sorely missing some seriously important historical context.” and then goes on to provide important historical context that adds information to the point being made. I was seriously wincing and bracing myself for “You guys, you don’t understand. It was different back then.”

(Of course, I wouldn’t have been worried if the name of the last poster hadn’t scrolled off the top of my screen by the time I got to it.)

See also: Why the new Maleficent was is so important.

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tillyhale:

Thought I’d join in (insp.)

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freshest-tittymilk:

glowinthedarkgirlfriend:

The Little Mermaid TV Series: Gabriella

Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?

When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)

When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time

Representation matters, always, no matter what

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unf-hans:

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leonquwata:

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reblogging here for that tag.  always be wary of people who don’t respect your space.  always.

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missmaceymouse:

The Disney Princesses text with their Princes. 

By missmaceymouse

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seraphicroyalty:

proudlyinsane:

there were a lot of great cosplays at Phoenix Comicon but I feel like this one deserves its own post
I saw this guy maybe eight times on Friday and Saturday, twice riding around on the scooter inside the magikarp, once singing I Can Show You the World. It was only Saturday night that I really looked at him and realized he was Aladdin on a Magikarp
May I present to all of you
The Magikarp-et Ride

look at my friend lou

seraphicroyalty:

proudlyinsane:

there were a lot of great cosplays at Phoenix Comicon but I feel like this one deserves its own post

I saw this guy maybe eight times on Friday and Saturday, twice riding around on the scooter inside the magikarp, once singing I Can Show You the World. It was only Saturday night that I really looked at him and realized he was Aladdin on a Magikarp

May I present to all of you

The Magikarp-et Ride

look at my friend lou

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micdotcom:

DreamWorks animator imagines the “Rejected Princesses” Hollywood would never touch 

While fans have taken to creating their own “racebent” versions of classic Disney characters, the question still remains: Given how many great female characters there are in history and in literature, why is Disney not willing to look outside the box?

That was the question on former DreamWorks animator Jason Porath’s mind when he launched his project “Rejected Princesses.” Describing himself as “a guy who likes interesting, lesser-known women and would like for them to get their time in the sun,” Porath decided to create Disneyfied versions of female characters who would have a hard time receiving the green light from the studio.

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gameraboy:

Vintage slides of Tomorrowland at Disney World. While some things have changed, with Mission to Mars changing to Stich’s Great Escape and America the Beautiful becoming the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, quite a bit is the same, especially the PeopleMover. Via Disney Pix.

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Some famous movie/TV characters that you may not know have been in a Disney movie

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bri-ecrit:

mollyhoopurr:

kristoff and sven sharing their food since forever

No but seriously can we just talk about two major characteristics of Kristoff that these two GIFs demonstrate:

  1. In the first, Kristoff is an orphan. And he’s eight. Odds are he doesn’t have the most reliable food source (he doesn’t even have the trolls to look after him). And what does he do? Gives his best friend the first bite. Same thing when they’re all grown up and it’s probably the only food they’re getting that night — in fact, all three times we see them share a carrot, Sven gets to eat first. And what does he do when they have to jump the ravine? Before he cuts the line, even before he throws Anna onto Sven’s back, he makes sure that the bag of tools that Anna bought — containing Sven’s carrots — goes with her, so even if he doesn’t make the jump, Sven’ll still have something to eat. 
  2. In the second, even as he holds out the carrot to Sven, and even though Anna is out of sight, he’s still staring after her with a skeptical look on his face, like, “People. Do not trust. What do you want.” He’s such an adorable grump, and it’s amazing to watch the subtle progression of how he looks at her throughout the film: skepticism in this scene and during the wolf attack; mild amusement when she doesn’t know the way to the North Mountain and tries to climb on her own; clear protectiveness when Elsa and Marshmallow attack; open admiration when she slows Marshmallow down and when the trolls dress her up; heartbreak and concern when he realizes the trolls can’t help her and when he leaves her at the castle; fear turned to devastation when he tries to reach her across the fjord and she freezes; and finally, open adoration when they look at each other before the fade to the epilogue and, of course, when he gets his new sled.

    Flat/boring/uninteresting character my ass.

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Imagine this:
Wendy Darling becomes a pilot as soon as she comes of age,
because she was always going to find a way to fly,
and night after night sitting by the windowsill never got her anywhere
other than the ground.
When told of her curse, Sleeping Beauty goes in search of a spindle.

Imagine this:
Instead of mounting the land with her feet full of needles, Ariel watches as her lover slides into the ocean with his legs blurring into scales.
One night, Belle finds herself growing a set of fangs and a coat of shaggy fur to match her Beast’s, and finds that she prefers jagged claws to blunt fingernails.

Imagine this:
Susan Pevensie is not shunted from her kingdom
because she learned to use the only weapons she had at hand,
forfeiting her bow and arrow for red-lined lips and slick nylons.
After her feathers bloom like they do every night, Odette goes to find the sorcerer
and plunges her beak into each of his eyes.

Imagine this:
True love’s kiss is sitting quietly in the middle of their priorities.
If they find themselves locked in a castle, they break down the walls.
Give me princesses in tattered chainmail or ripped dresses
or both
or neither.
Give me princesses who ride around, slaying dragons
or mounting them and claiming the sky.

Imagine this:
When they are placed up in a tower and told to wait for their hero,
our princesses take their fate by the guts
slide their thighs around the neck of their thrashing dragon
and take to the stars.

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Reblogged from heatherfeathher


melissaanelli:

universalcosplayunited:

Jack Frost and Elsa Cosplay by MilliganVick

I’m following this cosplay tumblr at Tumblr’s suggestion and it was a damn good one.

melissaanelli:

universalcosplayunited:

Jack Frost and Elsa Cosplay by MilliganVick

I’m following this cosplay tumblr at Tumblr’s suggestion and it was a damn good one.

Reblogged from liamdryden


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