The 36 Greatest Supervillain Musical Numbers of All Time

There is nothing better than a musical segment, that lets a villain can stop and lay out his evil plans for the rest of the audience, set to music. A supervillain who can sing has more panache than regular mundane villains. To celebrate the best of the serenading evildoers, we've gathered our favorite villainous… » 1/24/13 10:59am 1/24/13 10:59am

What if The Little Mermaid was a horror movie?

What if the The Little Mermaid wasn't a fired-up ginger hellbent on finding interspecies love on land? What if she was a Coney Island Freak Show attraction with the taste for blood? Then she would be a lot more like director Nicholas Humphries' simple horror short The Little Mermaid. As a rule, we like anything with… » 12/06/12 9:55am 12/06/12 9:55am

Behold the dark beauty of Russia's 1968 Little Mermaid cartoon

Disney's The Little Mermaid may be the best-known animated film based on Hans Christian Andersen's short story, but it was by no means the first. This Russian film, directed by Ivan Aksenchuk in 1968, uses a variety of animation styles to capture the sad tone of the tragic fairy tale, from the horrors of the… » 4/08/12 3:30pm 4/08/12 3:30pm

Behold the amazing rainbow-colored cosplay of Ariel and her sisters

Now here's a bit of Disney princess cosplay that you don't see every day. Ariel and the other mermaid daughters of Triton have all lined up for their respective close-ups. Anyone else suddenly have that song stuck in their head? » 3/03/12 4:00pm 3/03/12 4:00pm

For $275, you too can be the child star of a bootleg Chinese Gundam film

Did you ever wish to star in your very own Gundam cartoon? For under $300, you can become the hero in a copyright-naysaying mecha epic! » 1/22/12 9:00am 1/22/12 9:00am

A ton of Disney Princesses, drawn in the "comic book style"

Some of you may remember Danger Girl artist J. Scott Campbell's first round of fairy tale princesses, which depicted Cinderella and Snow White as heroines who were allergic to every textile invented. For his new 2012 Fairy Tale Fantasies calendar, Scott Campbell— whose style can only be described as "uranium-enriched… » 1/11/12 3:35pm 1/11/12 3:35pm

Unnervingly realistic portraits of Disney princesses as human beings

Graphic designer Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen has taken it upon himself to transform almost every cartoon Disney princess into flesh-and-blood humans. Or — in the case of Ursula — a flesh-and-blood mollusk sapien. » 10/23/11 8:00am 10/23/11 8:00am

Whether you like It or not, the "Dark Little Mermaid Movie" is happening

We all know that the original story of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, a dark tale that includes sea-foam stabbings, and magical hair-cutting. But are we really ready for a dark Little Mermaid reinvention, with less singing and more suicide? » 5/25/11 8:30am 5/25/11 8:30am

Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey uses her mermaid wiles in the new Pirates of the…

We recently talked to Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, who plays the main mermaid Syrena in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. She told us about her mermaid history and what makes Syrena different from mermaids we've seen before. » 5/16/11 3:52pm 5/16/11 3:52pm

Will the live action Little Mermaid be as gruesome as the original?

Atonement director Joe Wright is making a real life Little Mermaid film. We're flipping our fins over this, but will his version have the dark ending Hans Christian Andersen originally intended for the Mermaid? » 7/08/10 2:21pm 7/08/10 2:21pm

Disney's Princesses Reimagined As Comic Book Heroines

Disney is reinventing Cinderella as a real-life career girl. To celebrate, here are eight art prints of Disney's princesses, reimagined comic-book style. » 5/18/10 8:00am 5/18/10 8:00am

Unholy Disney Princesses And The Marvel Crossover We Deserve

Wouldn't it be fantastic if instead of Disney's wussification of Marvel's characters, the tables were turned and instead Marvel turned the Disney princesses into Skrull invaders and zombies like this Dark Little Mermaid? » 9/21/09 3:20pm 9/21/09 3:20pm