Meet Danielle Lindemann. As a sociologist who studies gender roles, she always thought she was pretty attuned to the perils of princess culture, but she says having an almost 3-year-old daughter of her own "cranked that awareness up to a whole new level." So when her daughter received Disney’s "What Is A Princess?" ... [Read More]
25 years ago, on November 22, 1991, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast had its theatrical release and captivated audiences worldwide, becoming the first animated feature film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. On Sunday, during a 25th anniversary screening of the classic film at Lincoln Center in New York, Angela ... [Read More]
"For generations this peaceful island has been home to our family. But beyond our reef, a great danger is coming. Legend tells of a hero who will journey to find the demigod Maui, and together they will save us all."
That hero's name is Moana and we cannot wait to see her in action this November.
Official Film synopsis:
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” ... [Read More]
We love when Google Doodle goes all WYSKy on the world and shines a spotlight on a woman everyone should know. Today was one of those days as they posted an ode to Lotte Reiniger (June 2, 1899 - June 19, 1981) on what would have been her 117th birthday. We had no idea who she was and, of course, needed to know more. ... [Read More]
This may sound like a fairy tale, but believe it or not Disney was way ahead of its time when it came to talking about vaginas. In 1946, Walt Disney Productions was commissioned by the International Cello-Cotton Company (makers of Kotex products) to produce a film called The Story of Menstruation. The 10-minute animated short, which is said to have marked the very ... [Read More]
"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes…"
If you’re mad about Alice In Wonderland, and also happen to be completely off your head when it comes to fantastically dramatic footwear, then set your pocket watch for 12:00pm (London time) this Friday, February 26th. It’s the precise moment that a new Disney-sanctioned, Alice In Wonderland-themed ... [Read More]
UPDATE February 23, 2016: It's official! Ava DuVernay is confirmed to direct Disney's feature film adaptation of "A Wrinkle In Time."
Deadline broke the news today that Disney has offered Ava DuVernay (Selma) the director’s spot on a feature film adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time, the ... [Read More]
Want to learn to code from Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2 as well as Rey and BB-8 ? Code.org has you covered! The nonprofit, dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color, has unveiled its third-annual Hour of Code campaign, and it’s out of this world!
Thanks to a partnership with ... [Read More]