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Casting Live Versions of Animated Classics

The news is out this week that Tim Burton may be directing a live-action version of Pinnocchio starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Geppetto. That’s an interesting casting choice, to be sure, but they said the same thing when Downey was cast as Charlie Chaplin, Sherlock Holmes, and as Iron Man, which all make sense after [...]

If Disney Villains Had Won

It seems like fan art is all “Disney, Disney, Disney!” these days, but once in a while a worthy collection of images presents itself, like this series by Justin Turrentine that imagines what the ending of popular Disney movies would have looked like if the villains had won. Cruella gets her spotted coat, Ursula has one [...]

Whose Ideal Was This, Anyway?

Heather McDougal talked to 5th and 6th graders about how the ideal body image of women has changed over time, from the corsets of 100 years ago to the Photoshopped images of today. And the modern altered bodies and altered images are the hardest ideal to even consider living up to. As an example, contrast [...]

Annie Leibovitz’s New Disney Portraits

In a continuation of a series (see parts one, two, and three), photographer Annie Leibovitz has unveiled three more Disney Dream Portraits starring famous actors. Shown are Jeff Bridges and Penelope Cruz in a scene from Beauty and the Beast. Other pictures show Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen from Snow White with Alec Baldwin [...]