The Disney princesses are a much-loved group of 11 animated characters, ranging from original Disney princess Snow White to Merida from Disney and Pixar's 'Brave.' Official Disney princesses can be on just about any kind of toy or clothing imaginable. With so much merchandise riding on their likenesses, Disney is pretty picky about who it lets into this elite circle. Here are 10 Disney princesses who are no less royal than the major ones, but never got the Mouse's full seal of approval.
The Disney characters are a big part of what makes the Disney parks experience special for most kids and more than a few adults. Sometimes you only have time for a hug and a photo before the character moves on to the next guest and you move on to see how long the line at Space Mountain is
Remember cringing in terror while a pair of vultures chuckled about your impending doom? Remember screaming as the log you were riding dropped down into a flooded briar patch? If you do, then you remember Splash Mountain, one of the top thrill rides at the Disney parks since 1989.
50 years ago, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room first opened to the public. While Disneyland was already entertaining guests with top quality attractions, the Tiki Room was unlike anything seen before.
Did the death of Bambi's mom in the classic Disney movie leave you emotionally scarred? Yawn. Your childhood ended when Simba snuggled up to Mufasa's dead body in 'The Lion King'? You and a few million other people. Every time anyone starts talking about movies that made them cry as kids -- Disney or otherwise -- it's always Bambi's mom or Simba's dad going to the great Toonland in the sky. But what about the countless other perfectly nice Disney characters who met an untimely end?
The premiere of Disney and Pixar's latest film 'Monsters University' is just around the corner. We've been rewatching the original 'Monsters, Inc.' and digging up all kinds of fun details and behind-the-scenes trivia to share with you.
Welcome, foolish mortals! If you're anything like us, then no trip to Disneyland (or Disney World) is complete without at least one visit to the Haunted Mansion. The Mansion's 999 happy haunts have been scaring and delighting park guests since 1969.
It's been 30 years since Jim Henson's 'Fraggle Rock' first introduced kids of the '80s to the world of Fraggles, Doozers, Gorgs and a whole host of other fantastic creatures. Like most Henson productions, the show relied heavily on music to advance the plot, convey emotion or just entertain viewers
A company like Disney, which has been around for ages and maintains a family-friendly image, is bound to be the subject of some strange stories. But are any of them true? Is Walt Disney's body lying frozen beneath the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, waiting to be revived? Was Donald Duck really banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants? Did Disney really make a cartoon to teach girls about their time of the month? TheFW has the real story on these and more of the most popular Disney urban legends
If you grew up in the late '80s and early '90s, chances are you remember 'DuckTales.' The animated adventures of the ridiculously wealthy Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie were Disney's first big TV hit in decades, and they made sure the show and its characters were everywhere
After 'The Little Mermaid,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' and 'Aladdin,' Disney animation was on a roll. Still, almost no one predicted the titanic box office success of 'The Lion King,' a monster hit that remains
The look, movements and personalities of the Disney characters come from many different sources. For some characters, actors and models are brought in to act out scenes from the film. These performances are filmed and given to the animators to study and drawn inspiration from
After the success of 'Beauty and the Beast' Disney took a break from the European fairy tales and based its next film on the most well-known story from the 'Arabian Nights.' It was a move that paid off big time -- 'Aladdin' became the highest grossing animated film to date. The movie was the final collaboration between composer Alan Menken and his late lyricist Howard Ashman and - for good or for ill - ushered in an era of big name movie stars voicing Disney characters.
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