Sunday, August 30, 2009

Twisting Disney

My daughter is starting to become obsessed with Disney princesses. She's constantly asking to watch " 'rella" and she's always wanting to dance with me while singing "I know you upon dream" over and over again.

I have no problem with this.

Even though I know that Disney is an evil and ruthless corporate organization determined to rule the world, I have fond memories of many Disney animated features, and I hope that my children will have the same positive feelings for these movies and the characters.

So, in order to appease my daughter (let's face it, I need the readership), I've decided to post pictures of Disney princesses on this blog. . . HOWEVER, since this blog is all about the strange and unusual, I'm going to compromise and post pictures of Disney Princesses according to an artist named Jeffery Thomas (aka jeftoon01) from the DeviantART website.

Here are some of my favorites:

Snow White looks pretty creepy herself, but when you add those freaky dwarfs, it's pretty awesome.

Alice In Wonderland was never one of my favorite Disney cartoons, but maybe it would have been if it had this kind of vibe (Tim Burton? You listening?).

Yes, this one is quite disturbing, but I really like how they brought in the owl with the prince's cape.

Let's face reality, folks, this is probably what mermaids would look like if they existed. Notice how she has a "dinglehopper" for a hand.

Belle is sporting a pretty serious "Samara" look in this picture, but she's still the hottest Disney princess (that's right! I said it!).

Why is Cinderella made of burlap and straw? I don't know, but Gus-Gus looks pretty ticked off about the whole thing.

So there you have it. I know that some of you out there will hate the Twisted Princess series (you can find the rest of the princesses if you click here), but you have to admit that they're quite unique.

Let's see if this wins over my daughter.


Lobbie said...

Heeheehee. Have you ever considered getting your daughter some Miazaki films? Like Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro? Oooh or Kiki's Delivery Service is a good one too!

Nathan and I love Miazaki, so I'm spreading that love :)

Andrea said...

I LOVE the scarecrow Cinderella. I think that is absolutely brilliant.
And you're not the only guy who thinks Belle is hot. Seriously, ask just about any guy who their favorite Disney princess is, and 95% of the time they will say, "Belle."

Kelsi White said...

these are creepy! hahahaha i like how you added that picture of kim and dave in there :)

SicklyGothGirl said...

Those. Are. Awsome!!! I wish they were really like that...

Peter said...

Heh. Disney hates this sort of stuff. There are quite a few well-known lawsuits over modified Disney characters, the best of which is the Air Pirates case. Disney is actually one of the few companies that can make a trademark dilution claim, because the company is so omnipresent.

Oh, and I agree about Miyazaki. I wouldn't show your daughter Princess Mononoke yet, but My Neighbor Totoro or Kiki's Delivery Service would probably be very appealing to a little girl. Mine loves 'em. Then you can work in NausicaƤ and Princess Mononoke when she's older.

Ponczoch Family said...

Oh Joel, you know us all too well:) If you do choose to share these with your sweet daughter, make sure to take baby steps(start with Cinderella).