Friday, March 15, 2013

Disney Princesses After 'Ever After'...

In my high school, we had something called SING! in which the classes competed with creating an original musical and performing for the rest of the student body, faculty, and outside family and friends. When I was a sophomore, I directed the Soph-Frosh SING! and the experience was so much fun a friend and I brainstormed a future script we wanted to do in junior or senior year. It was all her idea, I'm not going to take credit for it, but being a huge Disney nerd even back then, I was super psyched to direct it.

Her idea was to take the Disney Princesses and Princes of our youth (Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine) and show them in modern times, after their respective cartoons faded to black, and they were left in relationships with men they really knew nothing about. Since we were jaded NYers, these Princesses were going to have fallen on hard times. Some would be fat; some would have a million babies fluttering around them like previously only singing birds and talking rodents did; one in particular would learn her Prince was actually gay. I loved the idea, but sadly, nothing ever came of it.

Kind of.

A similar idea recently went viral. One man sings the tunes of "After Ever After" to let us know what he thinks happened to Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, and Pocohontas (who I admit I never really counted as a Disney Princess, since she was an actual historical figure). His is a much more modern, topical version, but you know what? I love it just as much. More so considering he actually did something with the idea.  

Watch this while you can. Something tells me Disney may want to pull it... 

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