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An Artist Uses Disney Princesses To Bring Attention To Domestic Abuse

"When did he stop treating you like a princess?"

An artist named Saint Hoax has created a series of posters titled Happy Never After that feature Disney Princesses to call attention to domestic violence. By using characters that are beloved by all (and recognized by very young girls), the intent is to encourage victims of abuse to come forward and report the crimes to authorities. Says Saint Hoax,

An awareness campaign targeting any girl / woman who has been subject to domestic violence. The aim of the poster series is to encourage victims to report their cases in order for the authorities to prevent it from happening again.

I must admit that I was really jarred the first time I saw these images, which is the point. They make powerful statements and, hopefully, they might encourage victims to come forward. I have a feeling not everyone will like this campaign but I’m impressed. What do you think of this Happy Never After campaign?

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Watch: ‘Frozen Is The New Black’

Brilliance
"Did you build a snowman together?!"

Remember last week when I shared those mash-up posters that feature various Disney Princesses as they might look in prison on Orange is the new Black? Well, today I have something even better. A cute video titled Frozen is the new Black takes the same concept and animates it for our viewing pleasure. Elsa from Frozen goes to prison where she meets a wacky group of Disney Princesses who are also in prison … and hilarity ensues. This video is really great, I think you’re gonna love.

[thanks for the heads up, Danna]

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Disney Princesses Meet ‘Orange Is The New Black’ In A Fun Set Of Mash-Up Posters

Art by Maria Bayley

So, pretty much everyone kinda loves those cute and adorable Disney Princesses and most people also love the hit Netflix series Orange is the new Black … so how amazing is it that a clever artist decided to mash-up some of our favorite Disney Princesses (plus one Disney Prince and one Disney Villain) with the characters of Orange is the new Black for a fun collection of posters. An artist named Maria Bayley came up with the brilliant idea to use Arial, Snow White, Rapunzel, etc. and mash them up with Piper, Taystee, Alex, etc. for this set of Disney/OITNB posters. I love them all! I think you will, too. Check ‘em out!

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Disney Junior Is Producing An Animated Sequel To ‘The Lion King’

'The Lion Guard' will premiere next year

20 years ago this year, Disney released the animated film The Lion King in theaters and captured the hearts of young and old worldwide. Since that time, The Lion King has been adapted into a wildly successful Broadway musical (which has managed to remain one of the most successful musicals on the Great White Way) as well as a straight-to-video movie titled The Lion King 2: Simba’s Price (thanks AkiLi). Today we learn that Disney will be releasing a new animated movie and series sequel to The Lion King on Disney Junior next year. Focusing on the second born cub of Simba and Nala, The Lion Guard will introduce to the world a new Disney character named Kimbo. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming sequel to The Lion King. More »

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Watch: This ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Mashed-Up With Footage From ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Is Fantastic

Then/Now
Twice Upon a Dream

Maleficent will be opening in theaters next weekend on May 30 and to celebrate, an industrious fan has put together a new trailer for the film that also features footage from the original Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty. The scenes from the trailer are matched up with corresponding scenes from the animated film to give us a new perspective on the story. I am SO CRAZY excited for the release of Maleficent, I can’t even tell you. I love this ingenious idea of mashing-up the old footage with the new. Check out this fun new trailer and get excited! We are just about a week away from the release of Maleficent.

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Watch: Morrissey & PETA Want You To Stop Eating Chicken By Guilting You With The Cutest Video Ever

Meat is Murder
Awwwwwwwwwwwww ... ful

Staunch and militant vegan activist Morrissey has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on a new animated short that marries his music with a message about veganism. As you can see above, this new video is only the cutest thing you’ll see all day … even tho it tells a fairly sad story about how chickens are raised for food. In all honestly, I love eating meat so I’m afraid this video has no effect on me … but it’s a message that Morrissey wants out there so I’m happy to share it with all y’all. Those of you who will see Morrissey on tour will be able to see this video right before Morrissey performs his show.

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‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ Will Reveal A Gay Character

Yay for Gobber!!

I fell in love with the Dreamworks Animation film How to Train Your Dragon when it was released in theaters back in 2010 so when I found out that a sequel film is on the way, I knew that it would be a film that I’d have to see in theaters. Today I am happy to pass along the fantastic news that in the film, one of the characters will reveal himself as gay. Gobber the Belch (voiced by Craig Ferguson) will make reference to his sexuality in the film in a casual way, which I think is a great idea. So many gay kids and adults are fans of these kinds of movies. I think it’s really amazing that they can feel a bit of a connection with one of the characters in this way. More »

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Watch: The LEGO-Themed Episode Of ‘The Simpsons’ Is Now Online

Watch It Now
'Brick Like Me'

Last weekend the LEGO-themed episode of The Simpsons titled Brick Like Me aired on Fox Sunday night. In case you missed it or just want to watch it again (and again), you can click the embed above and watch the ep in full again. This was a great episode of The Simpsons … you’ve got to check it out.

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Here Is Your First Look At ‘The Simpsons’ & ‘Family Guy’ Crossover Episode

'The Simpson Guys'

For some time now, there has been talk of a crossover episode where the characters from The Simpsons would meet the characters from Family Guy. At long last, that crossover episode is coming our way. Titled The Simpson Guys, the crossover episode will air this September. Click below to see two promo photos for this very special episode and read the official episode description. More »

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Watch: ‘The Simpsons’ Releases A Trailer For Their Lego-Themed Episode ‘Brick Like Me’

It airs this Sunday night
"Does something seem ... weird today?"

Last month we got our first look at a promo photo and the poster artwork for the upcoming Lego-themed episode of The Simpsons titled Brick Like Me and today we get to see the FIRST FOOTAGE from the episode. Fox just released a trailer for this weekend’s episode of The Simpsons and it looks pretty sweet. I am really looking forward to this episode. It doesn’t get much better than a marriage of The Simpsons and Legos … amirite? This looks so great!!

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