I am happy to say that Frozen fever has finally left my house. For a while after the movie first came out it was constantly playing and if I heard “Let it Go” one more time I would have let go of my sanity.
Dust off your Walkman, because Peter Quill’s memento of Earth will soon be yours, thanks to Disney. The Awesome Mix Vol. 1 mixtape will have a limited edition cassette tape release this November.
According to Billboard, this will be Disney’s first music cassette tape since 2003.
Black Milk’s upcoming Princesses & Villains collection features some of Disney’s female characters. And the 101 Dalmatians for some reason. Frankly I’m surprised Disney approved to have their children’s characters juxtaposed with adult clothing. But I can’t deny that most of the clothes in the collection are wicked, like this badass Evil Queen bomber jacket.
The collection also includes dresses, skirts, shirts, blouses and of course Black Milk’s trademark swimsuits and leggings.
Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty fans will want to check out this cool project by Dan Reeder, who in his spare time likes to slay dragons and mount their heads on his wall. This dragon trophy was a custom commission that he sold for $2000(USD), and it looks pretty amazing.
Angelina Jolie is one beautiful lady, but in cake form? Magnificent. Uh, I mean Maleficent. This hauntingly beautiful and probably delicious cake was created by Eddie Lebeau and Richard Amon of London’s Tattooed Bakers.
The Disney Infinity game was the way that Disney Interactive tried to compete with Activision and its popular Skylanders franchise. Disney Infinity took some of the more popular Disney characters and put them into video games with action figures that kids could play with in both the real world and the digital world.
It’s about time someone made this Disney Princesses and Star Wars mash-up happen.
What makes it even more fitting is the fact that Disney actually owns the Star Wars franchise now. If they decided to do a Star Wars Princess edition, then I’m sure they could make it happen, although they’ll probably annoy a huge legion of fans on both sides of the fence in the process.
Unless you’re an invertebrate, you probably have a skeleton. But even though we all have these bony structures holding us together, we still find skeletons kind of creepy. French artist Chris Panda seems to have an obsession with skeletons, having created a series of illustrations which let us see the bones of cartoon, video game, and pop culture icons.
The image of Sylvester with Tweety Bird in his stomach is pretty amusing, and Batman looks quite majestic, but Ariel’s skeleton put me in the mood to eat fish for dinner tonight.
Prepare to have all your favorite memories from childhood invaded by none other than Grumpy Cat. She’s a huge sensation on the interwebs and people young and old recognize her as the cat from “that meme.”
When you think of Disney, most typically think of animated movies and theme parks, but Disney also has a research arm that looks into all sorts of future technology. Researchers at Disney have created an interesting and very cheap power generator that uses pieces of paper.
The geniuses at Disney Research are obsessed with touch-based input. One of their latest breakthroughs is an algorithm that can “simulate rich 3D geometric features (such as bumps, ridges, edges, protrusions, texture etc.) on touch screen surfaces.”
Disney has always dressed up their princesses in the fanciest, girliest of threads – with a few exceptions of course, including the time when Ariel still had her tail and when Merida was being, well, Merida.
There seems to be a lot of Disney-themed art these days featuring everyone’s favorite subjects: the princesses. One that’s currently making the rounds is a gallery of them twerking, but I figured I’d skip that to avoid ruining everyone’s childhood.
You can convey a lot of things through touch. You can give a sympathetic hug, a joyous high-five or an angry punch. But Disney Research Pittsburgh came up with an interactive installation that can transmit sound using the human body.