Despite current news in the entertainment section about female celebrities expressing their disdain for the more “traditional” characters in the Disney Princess lineup, the fact remains that many more people – children, especially – think Princesses are cool. The recently-released Ralph Breaks the Internet film should only add more fuel to the fire of Disney Princess mania.
In that regard, online cable service database CableTV.com recently did a survey on the most popular Disney Princess according to each of the 50 States, with help from Google Trends. The results were quite eye-opening, and proof perhaps that not everybody has “Let it Go”.
By that, you know who the most popular Disney Princess in the US is. Here’re the rest of them listed:
Elsa – 20 (17 states alone, 3 states tied)
Anna – 11 states (9 states alone, 2 states tied with Elsa)
Snow White – 4 states (3 states alone, 1 tied)
Mulan – 3 states
Esmeralda – 3 states
Jasmine – 3 states
Ariel – 3 states
Pocahontas – 2 states
Rapunzel – 2 states (1 alone, 1 tied)
Belle – 2 states (1 alone, 1 tied)
Cinderella (tied with four Princesses, even)
A few random bits of trivia: Many of the States that named Elsa their favorite Disney Princess gets lots of snow during winter. Two States that voted for Jasmine have desert areas. Tiana is obviously popular in the State where her story takes place. Ariel being top Princess in Florida makes sense with the sun and beaches. Utah… couldn’t seem to make up its mind, with five Princesses tied for favorite.
Finally, only the Princesses up to Merida are officially part of the namesake franchise, “crowned” in Disney theme parks and everything. Anna and Elsa are usually just included despite not being invested, and they are part of the group in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Two of the characters here have never been recognized as Princesses (Esmeralda and Megara). And Moana…hasn’t become popular enough for any one State (even Hawaii!) to vote for her at all.
A third series of “Disney Sing-Along Songs”, that delightfully musical home media karaoke collection featuring mostly songs from Disney films and series, began in 1994 with “The Circle of Life”, as usual timed in its release with its primary song source the Lion King film.
In that vein, another “Sing Along Songs” volume was rolled out in the following year, to coincide with the premiere of the Disney animated film Pocahontas. As with its predecessor, its song list varies depending on whether or not it was an English release, and even the latter has differences depending on the region. Here is the list of songs:
Colors of the Wind (from 1995’s Pocahontas)
Cinderella Work Song (from 1950’s Cinderella)
Why Should I Worry? (from 1988’s Oliver and Company)
Little Wooden Head (from 1940’s Pinocchio)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from 1994’s The Lion King)
Higitus Figitus (from 1963’s The Sword in the Stone)
Non-US English Addition
Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (from Disneyland’s Enchanted Tiki Room) –UK, Australia etc. versions
Hakuna Matata (from The Lion King) – replaces “Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing”
Casey Junior (from 1941’s Dumbo) – replaces “Cinderella Work Song”
Ooh-De-Lally (from 1973’s Robin Hood) – replaces “Why Should I Worry?”
Just when you thought it would take a few months or at least weeks before Disney-Pixar brought forth another trailer to their upcoming Toy Story 4, a second teaser was released mere days on the heels of the first, which we covered earlier this week.
Said trailer introduced two new toy characters that might become part of the other toys’ grand adventure. Additional plot info has it that Woody and Buzz’s mission to find the former’s girlfriend Bo Peep also doubles as an adventure to demonstrate to Forky (Tony Hale) how fun it is to be a toy.
Good luck to that; Forky is a spork made into a doll by Bonnie (thus becoming “alive” as a result) and he’s not happy being anything other than an inanimate eating utensil.
Anyway, we’re now going to list these two new characters, along with other announced cast members for Toy Story 4:
More New Toys
Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key) – a plush bird, Bunny’s best friend; they “live” at a carnival sideshow
Bunny (Jordan Peele) – a plush rabbit, Ducky’s best friend
Bonnie’s Original Toys
Trixie (Kristen Schaal) – triceratops figure
Dolly (Bonnie Hunt) – rag doll
Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) – hedgehog plush doll
Buttercup (Jeff Garlin) – unicorn doll
Sunnyside Daycare Center
Barbie (Jodie Benson) – co-leader of Sunnyside Daycare’s toys with Ken
Ken (Michael Keaton) – co-leader of Sunnyside Daycare’s toys with Barbie
Bonnie Anderson – the new primary toys’ owner; voice not yet announced
Mrs. Anderson (Lori Alan) – Bonnie’s mother
Mrs. Davis (Laurie Metcalf) – mother of Andy, former owner of Woody, Buzz and friends
There was a time perhaps, when Disney took a relaxed, even chill approach to the prospect of having one of their movies being nominated for a film award or two. With the advent of some massive cinematic franchises under their umbrella however, the House of Mouse has become more openly ambitious in seeing one of their productions in the Golden Globes or even the Oscars.
Such a determination to earn accolades for their movies can be seen in their website “For Your Consideration” (disneystudiosawards.com) which showcases some of their major 2018 films that they feel is good to go to the Academy for Oscar statuettes.
The website is operated by the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Awards Office, a division of Disney’s film distribution arm that apparently liaises with award-giving bodies regarding nominations of any movie among its recent releases.
Here’s a list of the films that Disney is putting up “For Your Consideration” to the awarding organizations for 2018:
Black Panther (16 possible categories)
Avengers: Infinity War (11 possible categories)
Incredibles 2 (12 possible categories)
Mary Poppins Returns (17 possible categories)
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (12 possible categories)
Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 in 2010 seemed like the perfect ending to the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys of a growing boy named Andy. Andy was going to college and eventually left his toys in the care of a family acquaintance’s young daughter. This however could also qualify as a sequel hook; and indeed Toy Story 4 is now coming up.
The first trailer for the distant sequel and soft franchise reboot was released this Monday, November 12. Initial plot info has the good old gang of toys going on another adventure to find Woody’s long-sold girlfriend Bo Peep, accompanied by a new face who insists that he’s not a toy.
It might be easier to list the characters old and new who appeared in it.
Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks)
Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen)
Jessie (Joan Cusack)
Mr. Potato Head (voice unknown, as Don Rickles passed away before any recording last year)
Mrs. Potato Head (Estelle Harris)
Rex (Wallace Shawn)
Hamm (John Ratzenberger)
Green Man (Jeff Pidgeon)
Slinky Dog (Blake Clark)
Forky (Tony Hale) – a new character, being a plastic spork with a Play-Doh face and spiral spring arms; he keeps saying he’s not a toy
When Disney Pixar’s Brave was released in 2012, it marked several milestones in the history of animated films. The title itself is a fitting tribute to the film’s many firsts: it is a film that featured the talents of Pixar’s first female director, Brenda Chapman; it also made use of the most complex animated visual effects at Pixar’s disposal at that time causing an overhaul on Pixar’s animation system; and the first ever animated film to make use of the Dolby Atmos sound format. Plus, the story in itself is a maverick attempt to go against conventions to pursue what is truly the desire of one’s heart.
Consequently, Brave bagged the Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, and was also honored with the Golden Globes Best Animated Feature Film both in 2013. Overall, it earned a total of 19 awards, including 48 nominations – a testament to the superb story telling magic of Disney and Pixar that resonates with the powerful message of courageously pursuing your dreams while strengthening family bonds at the same time.
If you’re a fan of Merida as much as we are, then you might want to relive those exciting moments with our new series of Brave coloring pages. Simply click on the links below to get our coloring pages in high-resolution and have it printed or saved in JPEG or PDF formats.
Watch out for more of our Disney Movies List coloring pages in the next few days so stay tuned!
When Disney began pulling out its streaming content from Netflix, binge-watchers waited with bated breath for what would happen next. Disney then announced its own in-house streaming service, to be launched in 2019, featuring both existing media library and original content to really draw in subscribers to check them out.
Recently Disney has finally given a name to their in-development platform that has been referred to only as their “streaming service” over the past few months. Now fans can look forward next year to the opening of Disney+ (pronounced “Plus”), with its content falling under five particular Disney sub-brand labels.
Here are the label subcategories for all content old and new that would be found in Disney+ upon its launch:
Disney – Animated Canon, classic family-oriented films, beloved Disney Afternoon and later animated series
Pixar – their animated films and shorts
Marvel – Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, TV series, Marvel Animation content, new programs
Star Wars – all films in the saga, all Star Wars Story anthology spinoffs, Lucasfilm animated series, new programs
National Geographic – documentaries and reality programming
In just a matter of weeks, before this month is out, Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet – sequel to the surprise animated hit Wreck-It Ralph in 2012 – will arrive in cinemas with more adventures for Ralph and friends as they leave the arcade to explore the internet in order to fix one of their faulty games.
One of the major draws of the Ralph movies was the sheer amount of cameos that populated the background of their respective stories. The first was limited to videogames while “Breaks the Internet” had them expanded to media properties under the Disney umbrella: Star Wars, Marvel, and the Disney Princesses.
The release of the official cast for Ralph Breaks the Internet by Disney again shows that there are yet more cameo characters than just the Princess heroes from Disney (voiced by their original talent where possible). Here’s an updated list:
Played by Original Talent
Baby Groot (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) – Vin Diesel
Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story) – Tim Allen
Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh videogames and Christopher Robin film) – Brad Garrett
C-3PO (Star Wars) – Anthony Daniels
FN-3181 (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) – Michael Giacchino
Sonic the Hedgehog (games since 2010) – Roger Craig Smith (returning from Wreck-It Ralph)
Iron Man (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
A cameo with Kylo Ren from the Star Wars sequel trilogy was planned, but dropped due to the character supposed to act like a spoiled child in film.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will premiere in two weeks, this November 21.
Big Hero 6 is in many ways, a courageous film. Other than the brave, anime-inspired characters and artwork, it is Disney’s first animated feature to include characters from Marvel Entertainment since its acquisition of the latter in 2009. The venture turned out to be a huge success, with the film earning $657 million worldwide, and bagging the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year in 2015.
Well, I’m speaking in terms of numbers but putting these figures aside, Big Hero 6 is one of Disney’s best animated films so far, fusing elements from Japanese manga with those of Marvel’s high-powered characterization. I love the concept of how a group of seemingly ordinary teens can become technologically empowered in their fight against a mysterious enemy. Throw in a fluffy, battle-ready personal health care companion and you have one hilariously action-packed film.
If you love Baymax and the rest of the Big Hero 6 team, then you may want to download these latest coloring pages that we’ve included in our collection. Let me know your thoughts and if you wish to include additional scenes or characters in our database, especially those from the Big Hero 6 TV series.
Even after 27 years since its theatrical debut, the magical story of an arrogant, cursed prince and the ever so hopeful village girl never fails to inspire especially when told through the lens of the story-telling wizards of Disney. After almost three decades since its release in 1991, the magical story of Adam and Belle continue to resonate to a modern generation. It was even expanded to include several spin-off short films and a ground-breaking soundtrack. I was just 14 when I first saw Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in the cinema, and since then my heart was forever captured by this film.
To celebrate the 27th year anniversary of Beauty and the Beast this November (Disney’s multi-awarded animated film first made its debut in the US on November 22, 1991), we’ve updated our database of coloring pages to include your most memorable and beloved Disney characters in the film. From Belle to Philippe, we have all of your favorite Beauty and the Beast characters. Simply click on the links below and have them printed on any paper of your choice. Let us know if we missed out on one of your faved characters in the film so we can include them in our coloring pages.