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21 Disney Songs That Topped the Billboard Charts

Remember in 2014 when you just couldn't escape from "Let It Go"? It seemed to be on the radio, on TV, and on the lips of every man, woman and child. It was number 5 on the Billboard Top 100, for Elsa's sake! Ever wonder what other Disney songs have made it onto the Billboard charts? Here are 21 songs that did just that. 

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There have already been whisperings that a large chunk of the park surrounding the soon-to-be-gone Tower of Terror ride will eventually be replaced with Marvel-themed rides.

Can we make sure to include Groot in all this business somewhere, please?

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These Disney Dames Don't Need Luscious Locks!

What if Disney Princesses had shorter hair? Would they still be as lovely? You bet they would, and artist TheNamelessDoll proves it:

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geek news cinderella defends tiny waist
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Cinderella herself, actress Lily James, has spoken out in defense of her tiny waist.  



In an interview with the LA Times about the vocal critics and controversy surrounding her waist's appearance, James said:

I naturally have a really small waist.  The skirt’s big and the corset pulls me in, and that’s the point. That’s the shape [costume designer] Sandy Powell created.  

I think it’s all very hypocritical, and they contradict themselves, and they’re drawing more attention to it. I think all that stuff’s so negative, and you’ve got to let it wash over your head.  I’m so healthy. I’ve got hips and boobs and a bum and a small waist.


Sure, it's a classic princess shape and she certainly does look the part, but James' body type is not one that many people possess.  Critics of the look stress that idealizing a body shape like Cinderella's can be damaging, especially to the young girls these fairy tales are aimed at.  Ultimately, we certainly shouldn't be shaming Lily James' body, but that doesn't mean the topic of body image isn't worth talking about, especially because she's admitted the corset didn't allow her to eat on set:

When [the corset] was on we would be on continuous days, so we wouldn't stop for lunch or a lovely tea like this. You'd be sort of eating on the move. In that case, I couldn't untie the corset. If you ate food it didn't really digest properly, and I'd be burping all afternoon in [Richard Madden's] face, and it was just really sort of unpleasant. I'd have soup so that I could still eat but it wouldn't get stuck.
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You may have seen a headline on Facebook (it's trending, whatever that means) about a fan theory that supposes Belle's favorite book is actually about Aladdin. It's a swell idea based on a 2013 post by Tumblr user PetiteTiaras interpreting a line the song "Little Town" in Beauty and the Beast, but it just doesn't hold up.

For starters, Aladdin isn't a "prince in disguise;" he's quite the opposite. 

Also, a little later in the song, Belle shows the book to a flock of sheep and we get a look at an illustration that looks nothing like Agrabah:




Unless this book is a compilation of stories, there's no way this is about Aladdin, and given that she refers to it as having chapters in the lyrics, that seems pretty unlikely. 

The song does make a pretty straightforward reference to Jack and the Beanstalk, when Belle tells the baker she just finised a story (in a different book) about "a beanstalk and an ogre," so hold tight to the knowledge that other fairy tales do exist in Beauty and the Beast, even if they're not Aladdin.
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Witness the Terror of Disney Princesses as Dinosaurs

Jurassic World got it all wrong, guys.  Those scientists shouldn't have been trying to splice together a horrible super-beast, they should have been making Disney princess raptor hybrids!  Laura Cooper of XP Comics has done the lord's work for them and created these incredible Jurassic dames for your enjoyment:

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disney news lame iTunes - 8082382848
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That is, assuming you already bought them.


If you own a digital copy of one of Disney's 400 "active" titles on iTunes, you can link your iTunes account with this new service and stream your movies on your iPod, iPad or iPhone for free no additional cost!

From the press release:

"Disney Movies Anywhere is an adaptable digital ecosystem designed to help consumers consolidate their Disney movie collections and enjoy them for years to come," said Jamie Voris, Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios. "The beauty of this technology is that it enables us to work with iTunes and future provider partners to ensure movie lovers have streamlined access to all of their favorite Disney titles no matter which device they are on."

On the bright side, they're offering a free copy of The Incredibles if you sign up now.