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A ‘Tangled’ Appreciation Post

I. Love. Tangled! My love for this movie was rekindled when I realized it was the tenth anniversary this week (it’s been out for ten years?!) and so my sister and I decided to watch it (mutually, it’s our favorite Disney princess movie next to Moana.) It’s just so good!

I remember when I watched it for the first time ten (or was it nine?) years ago. It was Christmas night, my family and I had decided to spend the holiday in an Embassy Suites in a nearby city of ours just for fun, my sister and I got our very first Barbie dolls (my sister’s was an African-American Ballerina Barbie and I had an African-American cool-girl Barbie), and as we sat eating a kids’ meal (I remember having pizza) we watched Tangled for the first time.

My sister isn’t a fan of Disney musicals. Not for any particular reason. She just doesn’t like the cheesy musical numbers. And yet, even then, in 2010 (or 2011, I’m not quite sure) she loved this movie just as much as I did.

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My Top 5 Favorite Live-Action Disney Remakes

Walt Disney Studios has thought of something brilliant; remake their animated classics for this generations’ youth. There have been some hits and misses but overall these films are reintroducing these stories to children in bright, colorful, and memorable ways. Today, I’m sharing a lit of the five Disney remakes that have made me really, really happy. Enjoy!

5. Cinderella

I’ve never seen the original film, I just remember reading the stories and finding myself lost in the pictures and the wonder of it all. When I finally watched Cinderella I was impressed by its story, I loved the extra material, and Cate Blanchett was an absolutely despicably perfect evil stepmother. And the costumes, oh my goodness they were gorgeous.

Plus, I thought Lily James was a beautiful and very sweet Cinderella.

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Movie Review Flashback: I’ve Finally Seen ‘The Little Mermaid’!

When Disney Plus became available early this morning hours before sunrise I didn’t waste time going onto the streaming service and browsing its wares. The first thing I could’ve watched was The Mandalorian, obviously, but considering that my family and I wanted to all watch it together I decided to watch something else I’ve been waiting to see and that was The Little Mermaid.

My mother’s been telling me about this movie for a little while now so when I finally got the chance to see it I jumped to the opportunity. I was delighted and underwhelmed at the same time.

It surprised me by subverting my expectations. I thought I knew a great portion of the story when in fact I didn’t know anything. It, however, was a bit underwhelming storywise.

I get it, love is powerful, and it makes people do incredible and sometimes foolish things, but this story is so heavy on Ariel’s quest to find love with the dashing Prince Eric that I was kind of annoyed, to be honest.

With powerful heroines like Princess Leia, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, and Rey, etc. Ariel is very, very damsel-in-distress-like.

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Who’s Your Favorite Disney Princess?

Disney princesses have become a staple in American children’s lives. If you have a girl it’s pretty likely that they’ve seen a Disney princess movie and have a favorite Disney princess. I know I did as a child. My favorite princess was Jasmine.

And even as one gets older the love of these characters never fades. So, this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite will focus on the lovely Disney princesses that have spanned generations. Enjoy!

 Cinderella

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Cinderella was a humble girl, living with her three mean stepsisters and her cruel stepmother. She was always treated poorly, never allowed pretty dresses and having to serve them. But she never complained and her goodness begot her a miraculous occurrence; meeting her fairy godmother.

I’m sure you know the rest of the story and it is a beautiful one. Cinderella would end up living happily ever after with newlywed husband, Prince Charming, and she would never have to endure the ugly actions of her stepsisters and stepmother ever again.

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I’ve Finally Seen ‘The Little Mermaid’!

When Disney Plus became available early this morning hours before sunrise I didn’t waste time going onto the streaming service and browsing its wares. The first thing I could’ve watched was The Mandalorian, obviously, but considering that my family and I wanted to all watch it together I decided to watch something else I’ve been waiting to see and that was The Little Mermaid.

My mother’s been telling me about this movie for a little while now so when I finally got the chance to see it I jumped to the opportunity. I was delighted and underwhelmed at the same time.

It surprised me by subverting my expectations. I thought I knew a great portion of the story when in fact I didn’t know anything. It, however, was a bit underwhelming storywise.

I get it, love is powerful, and it makes people do incredible and sometimes foolish things, but this story is so heavy on Ariel’s quest to find love with the dashing Prince Eric that I was kind of annoyed, to be honest.

With powerful heroines like Princess Leia, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, and Rey, etc. Ariel is very, very damsel-in-distress-like.

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The Live-Action Remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Finds Its Ariel

As you may know, Disney is creating live-action remakes of its animated classics and The Little Mermaid is one of those films. Disney, in the last few years, has been pushing diversity more than ever and now that push has only grown, as African-American singer/actress Halle Bailey has been announced to recreate the princess we have grown up knowing as The Little Mermaid.

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Halle Bailey is seen on the left with her sister, Chloe Bailey

Halle Bailey is currently on the hit television series, Grownish but she will surely become a mainstream actress after hitting the big screen as such an iconic character. Of course, there will be the haters but I’m very proud of what Disney has done. Plus, she has locks. Love it!

As a young African-American woman who prides in my own natural dreadlocks it’s nice to see this beautiful hairstyle celebrated. Halle Bailey, you’re going to be a Disney princess! Amazing.

Do you like the casting choice? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.