Once Upon A Time Lets Hook Be The Hero. He Fails.

Last night, Once Upon a Time revealed what Hook was up to during the "lost year." Turns out, it was absolutely nothing at all. But Once Upon A Time feeds on nothing, this show devours it. This is a show that runs simply on the fact that we all really like Disney cosplay. A lot. Which is why they brought the Little… » 4/15/14 12:12am 4/15/14 12:12am

Which Fantasy Was Too Heavily Sanitized For Mainstream Audiences?

Mention "Disneyfication" and everybody knows what you're talking about. But the phenomenon of sanding all the rough edges off fantasy stories goes way further than cartoons, into every area of pop culture. What's the most horrible case where a fantasy lost all its darkness or complexity, to make it more popular? » 4/08/14 2:17pm 4/08/14 2:17pm

Johnny Depp will now seduce a 12-year-old in Disney's Into the Woods

Last month 10-year-old viral sensation Sophia Grace was tapped to play Little Red Riding Hood to Johnny Depp's Big Bad Wolf. But it looks like Disney has decided to go with someone older — two years older, to be precise: Lilla Crawford. » 9/16/13 1:17pm 9/16/13 1:17pm

China Is Pretty Much the World's Biggest Little Mermaid Fan

So China — as in, the People’s Republic of — is really into the Little Mermaid, and not that saccharine Disney cartoon we feed our tumescent American children. The Hans Christian Andersen fairytale is apparently a huge deal in China, so much so that Denmark has been able to establish a strong diplomatic relationship… » 8/25/13 3:50pm 8/25/13 3:50pm