It’s official

Moana might be my favorite Disney movie now, above a mixture of PatF, Hercules, and Aladdin. And the reason it blows my former choices out of the water (pun intended), is because of three things:

1. the final conflict (and resolution) with Te Kā

2. Moana’s character (and character arc)

3. what I perceive as its general message: “Know who you are”

Spoilers for a bit more on the message.

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Have some Tiana as a mermaid! :D Look how the bra sparkles!! <3 Her hair was inspired by her early concept art. <3

Wanna see more mermaids? —> AuroraBellePocahontas, MulanMegaraJasmineKidaCinderellaNitaEsmeraldaNani & LiloJaneSnow White,GiselleChichaSu, Mei and Ting-Ting



disney + encouraging words

I’ve noticed a lot of friends who need a bit of a pick-me-up lately, and I could use one too. So I made this set of some encouraging words from disney characters. If you’re having a bad day or you’re going through a rough time lately, this is for you.


Black Excellence▶◀  ↪ Anika Noni Rose

“I think that one of the most detrimental issues with regard to the vision of black women in in the media is not having well-rounded images.You see one thing where you see the other, very much the virgin whore complex it is somebody is really really fabulously great like so great you like really I’ve never met that person or they’re so foul and nasty that once again you never met that person.”

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: why are there people who don't consider tiana a disney princess?? i understand the debate over whether or not pocahontas and mulan are princesses since they're in the lineup but not technically royalty, but at the end of the movie she marries a prince and they say out loud at least three times that she's a princess. belle was never seen actually marrying the beast but she's still considered a princess. is racism a factor? is it just that some people only consider the princesses from snow white to mulan as real disney princesses? those movies were all new at some point too; why does it matter when they came out? you could say it's because the movie didn't do as well at the box office as tangled or frozen, but it was still considerably successful. also why do people say tangled started the disney revival when patf was the one that rekindled the public's interest in disney like the little mermaid did in 1989? tiana deserves so much better than this.