Cinderella Trailer is Out!

As if Snow White and the Huntsman and Maleficent weren’t enough, (and Snow White wasn’t because of shitty Kristen Stewart), come March 2015 we can add another live action Disney fairytale to the list of revamped classics.  I do love a good Cinderella story as described in excruciating detail from this post.  This movie seems like its going to be a glossy reimagining befitting of the heroine rather than a gritty retelling like the first two films.  I’m already obsessed with the costumes and tickled pink that at least two of my fave Downton Abbey dames are in star roles.


Cate Blanchett looks FEIRCE as Lady Tremaine and I can’t wait to watch her have fun with this one.  Definitely the most “high society” of the Disney villains, this is going to be an awesome retelling.  Check out my shop and get started on your collection of Villain storybook prints with Lady Tremaine!

il_570xN.659893490_pih7Peruse your favorites and check out my Disney Villain greeting card collection as well.  These make the perfect gifts for Christmas!  Here is the Official Trailer to get you AMPED UP.



Into the Woods Trailer is out!

I’m so excited I can’t even handle it!  Into the Woods is coming to theaters Christmas Day!  Nothing could be more right up my alley. Fairytales…check, musicals… check, Meryl…check. Oh yeah and Chris Pine, double check. For a taste of the movie watch the trailer here:

Disney Drinks! Deliciously Themed Cocktails

If you’re having a themed party or just a really hard week, check out these cocktails themed after all sorts of Disney characters!  I would love to make one up for every single character in the Disney library and taste them all.  For now the standouts are obviously the villains and maybe even as soon as tonight I will try to make the “Maleficent”  and the “Sea Witch.”  😀




Check out the full list of concoctions here and don’t forget to visit my Etsy shop and pick up one the last sets of Disney Villain greeting cards I have left in stock!


Disney Villains Perfume

I almost had a heart attack and emptied my bank account when my friend sent me this link.  Another dream in the making by an incredible designer/artist Ruby Spark.  The fact that they aren’t real might be a good thing in the end because I would have purchased every single one of these Disney Villain perfume bottles without a second’s hesitation.

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Check out the full post bout them here and if you’re hankering for some Disney Villain swag you can ACTUALLY buy, visit my Etsy shop to get your set of Disney Villain greeting cards today!



Costumes Galore!

The first of the Halloween parties are happening this weekend so I hope you guys have your costumes together.  I’ve already seen some amazing ideas including a guy who made himself a map of Disneyland!  Now that is some incredible sculpy work.


See how he made it here.


I always have a hard time deciding what I want to be but God help me I always end up back at Disney villains.  I made one come true a couple years ago as Cruella and i had a BALL.  Maybe I’ll have to take the next 5 years and be a new one of my Lady Villains each time.  It is almost always made in the makeup.  Check out some of the cleverest costumes and hysterical handmade pieces on my Pinboard for last minute inspiration








Eleanor Audley Part 2: Maleficent


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Remember when I told you that there is just too much Eleanor Audley amazingness for one post?  I was not fooling.  Here is part two of the talent, the power and the sheer badassery that is the most famous villainous Disney voice of all time, Eleanor Audley.  In addition breathing life into Maleficent, she previously voiced Lady Tremaine in Cinderella and Madame Leota in the Haunted Mansion ride.

Eleanor & Maleficent

Animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas, in their book The Disney Villain, describe animating Audley’s voice as “a difficult assignment but a thrilling one, working to that voice track with so much innuendo mixed in with the fierce power.”  Speaking of their book, I cannot wait to own it and is already on my Christmas list.

Here is one more of Eleanor acting out the role for the voice recording because she so fly:

Eleanor as Maleficent


Unlike her previous role of the wicked stepmother, the story of Sleeping Beauty and her iconic antagonist has not been told as many times as the girl with the glass slipper making Eleanor’s performance as Maleficent the one and only to live up to until now.

Maleficent has been recently tackled by  Kristin Bauer van Straten in the TV series Once Upon A TimeKristin

And hold onto your butts because another Disney live action movie is coming, and this time this villainess is in the spotlight.  Angelina Jolie is coming to the big screen in Maleficent in July of next year.  Here she is teasing us all about it:

Can’t get enough of Maleficent in the meantime?  Visit my Etsy shop and pick up a set of custom Disney Villain greeting cards!


Impossible! It’s Possible: A New Live Action Cinderella

Just when I thought I posted about the most iconic Evil Stepmother roles from all of my favorite Cinderella stories I find out about a new one!  Shooting has begun for Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella and boys and girls, I could not be more excited.  Not to mention the fact that the cast boasts not one but two members of the Downton Abbey cast including Cinderella herself… I can’t… I’m just so overwhelmed.


Lily James (Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey) is pictured above as a re-imagined and adventurous Cinderella and will be joined by Sophie McShera (Daisy Mason in Downton Abbey) as evil stepsister Drizella.  Also among this breathtaking cast is Stellan Skarsgård as the Grand Duke & Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.  All of this is positively squee-worthy news in my world but it’s all about to be outdone by someone who is sure to be the piece de resistance of the evil stepmother canon.  Cate Blanchett will become the hideously foul Lady Tremaine.  What can I say but Disney is sure knocking these live action fairytales back like tequila shots on spring break and giving me reasons to stand up on the table and dance.   Surely no one can trump Eleanor Audley who brought Lady Tremaine to life as honestly, the first Real Housewife, but if it is going to be done I am so happy that it is in Cate’s very capable shoes.


To read the details check out this article on ScreenRant


Eleanor Audley Part 1: Lady Tremaine

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I’m going to be frank with you guys, my love and respect for Eleanor Audley cannot be contained in one post and neither can her career. For now we will start at the beginning. She first lent her villainous voice to Disney animators in 1950 as Lady Tremaine in Cinderella.

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Now all in all, Cinderella was never one of my favorites.  I think it was added to my puffy VHS collection later in the game so it didn’t become a part of me in the same way a lot of the other Disney movies did, but I remember the eerie feeling of the evil stepmother.  She is arguable the most emotionally scary villain since she is a maternal figure that is supposed to represent trust in a young girl’s life.   What made the whole thing so psycho for me in my young mind is that you can still see a shred of motherly instinct inside of her that tricks you in to hoping she will fill the maternal void in Cinderella’s life.  Every single interpretation of the Cinderella story has left me feeling this sense of false hope from the wicked stepmother, and boy are they good at being bad.

Some of my most favorite Evil Stepmother performances include:


Anjelica Houston in Ever After


“How can anyone love a pebble in their shoe.”  Ugh knife in the heart, this is when me and Drew Barrymore started crying.


Jennifer Coolidge in A Cinderella Story


“There’s something I’ve always wanted to tell you and I think you’re ready to hear it. You’re not very pretty, and you’re not very bright. Oh, I’m so glad we had that talk.”  She’s a comedic genius every time even if the irony is lost on Hilary Duff


The complete trifecta of Roger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella stepmothers:

Ilka Chase in the original broadcast (right)


“Cinderella is no help at all, a very disorganized girl.” Sorry I was distracted by the baby-faced JULIE ANDREWS.  Ilka you ungrateful cow, love ya, mean it xo.


Jo Van Fleet in the 1965 version (right)

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“Go to your corner, and stay there till you’re called.” She will go to her corner, and Leslie Ann Warren will like it too, her corner is the poo, so take a big whiff.


and Bernadette Peters in the 1997 reboot.


“Because… you’re common, Cinderella. Your mother was common and so are you. Only you can wash your face and put on a clean dress, but underneath, you’ll still be common.” Brandy doesn’t give a flying fuck, she be all ‘The Boy is Mine’… betch.


And for heaven’s sake we cannot forget the woman who started it all!  Eleanor Audley brought Lady Tremaine to life not only with her mesmerizing voice but the animators used her actions and facial expressions to map our the character.  The first actress of many to attempt this once in a lifetime role, her domineering presence is still the most haunting character portrayal of all of the talented actresses above and you never even see her in the flesh on screen.


Eleanor went on to voice two more iconic Disney characters of the night, Maleficent and Madame Leota, (but those are both posts for another day).If casting a heroine’s antagonist is as difficult as trying a glass slipper on ever maiden in the kingdom, I daresay that this time it was the perfect fit.

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