This Surprisingly Empowering Retelling of Sleeping Beauty Stars a Hamster Princess

How on Earth do you tell a story about a princess under a Sleeping Beauty-type curse and make her truly heroic? You put her in the hands of Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writer and cartoonist Ursula Vernon, whose new book Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible finds the silver lining of the soporific curse. »8/25/15 3:05pm8/25/15 3:05pm


10 Subversive Princess Stories That Are The Perfect Antidote To Disney

We love Disney movies, but many of the classic Disney princess movies leave us feeling that all fairytale princesses are good for is meeting their prince and getting married. Here are ten stories that take on those fairytale stories from a different angle, giving us complicated women who want more than a wedding with… »6/09/15 1:37pm6/09/15 1:37pm

Rejected Princesses: The Weirder Tales Disney Will Never Do

We all know that Disney tends to soften those folk tales that they turn into movies, giving them happy endings, removing the less PG elements. However, there are some stories out there that are just a little too outrageous for even the House of Mouse, and there are quite of few of them that involve maidens. »6/19/14 11:20am6/19/14 11:20am

Disney Pulls Sexy Merida Makeover After Public Backlash

In preparation for her "coronation ceremony" last Saturday, Disney gave the Brave heroine Merida a makeover, redesigning the character as thinner with a bigger bust, more revealing dress, a face full of makeup, less wild hair, and replacing her signature bow and arrows with a sassy sash. People were pissed and turned… »5/15/13 6:19pm5/15/13 6:19pm

Ugh, Disney Gave Brave's Merida A Pretty Pretty Princess Makeover

Merida, the boundary-breaking heroine of Pixar's Brave, officially gains the title of Disney's eleventh Princess today — one which, ironically, she would not give a crap about. But she appears to have stopped into a Sephora, a Weight Watchers, and a BCBG on the way to her coronation. And they took away her bow and… »5/11/13 4:50pm5/11/13 4:50pm

Gender-flipped fairy tale princes ditch their glass shoes and let down their beard hair

Yudi Chen has a series of wonderfully stylized fairy tale illustrations with one important difference: the genders of all of the characters have been reversed. That means that the Beast must win the heart of Beau, the evil king demands the heart of his stepson Snow White, and Rapunzel has the most amazing beard you've… »2/02/13 7:00pm2/02/13 7:00pm

Saturday Webcomic: The Princess Planet is a land of myth, magic, and cornball puns

On a world where nearly every girl is a princess, not every princess is going to sing to birds or go off looking for her one true love. Princess Christi, the star of Brian McLachlan's The Princess Planet decides to trade in her ball gown for a spandex suit. With her snowman companion, Princess Christi travels her… »1/19/13 11:30am1/19/13 11:30am