Despite the most recent Disney princess movie being released in November 2013, I think it's fair to say that 2014 was a banner year for the gals of Disney!
Artists all over the world reappropriated Disney's iconic female characters, both princess and non-princess, and reimagined them in a variety of different ways. Some did it purely for entertainment, some wanted to make the characters more modern, and others had a much more serious agenda.
Without further ado, take a look at all the amazing Disney princess remakes we've seen this year:
Realistic waistline princesses
While Disney may have updated their usual approach by letting sisters do it for themselves in Frozen, their characters' unattainable body shapes still left some irked. Irked enough, it seemed, to alter the waistlines of some of our most loved characters to something a little bit more realistic.
Celebrities as princesses
Starting way back in 2007, photographer Annie Leibovitz started Disney-fying celebrities each year to help promote the Disney Parks. This year it was Jessica Chastain who was transformed into Merida, the flame-haired Scottish princess from Brave.
Disney princesses as American Horror Story characters
Even though the characters from [American Horror Story](series:206668): Freak Show are definitely a little scarier than your run-of-the-mill Disney princess, it didn't stop one talented artist, Instagram user iamdizzco, from turning them into some of our favorite Freak Show characters.
Disney characters with eating disorders
Middle Eastern artist Saint Hoax is well known for using images of Disney characters to address social issues. He uses the Disney characters, not necessarily just to aim them at children, but also because the characters are so iconic and well recognized by many generations that it makes the message so much more accessible.
Disney princesses as rocks
After seeing the numerous reworkings of the Disney princess, it was enough to make artist Kevin Bolk snap, and produce the masterpiece of Disney princesses as rocks.
Disney princesses as victims of domestic abuse
This is another one from Saint Hoax, who decided to try and raise awareness for domestic violence victims. The images are shocking, but then again I guess they're supposed to be.
Italian digital designer Emmanuel Viola decided to give the girls a bit of a hipster look this year, and I have to say I really dig it! Belle definitely has attitude!
Disney princesses as victims of incest
Yep, this was another one by Saint Hoax, this time to highlight the issues of rape and incest. He's definitely not one to shy away from the big issues!
Disney princesses as Star Wars characters
How awesome was this? Way back at the start of the year, fan artist Ralph Sevelius mashed up Star Wars with Disney characters, and the results were pretty cool. Who knew Disney characters was so well suited to space!
Disney characters as different ethnicities
Tumblr artist lettherebedoodles had a simple concept - take Disney characters we all know and love and change their ethnicity! The results were pretty awesome, and highlighted an issue with diversity in the Disney universe. Though it seems like Disney now knows that their audience wants a wider variety in their princesses, as Polynesian princess [Moana](movie:2366693) will debut in November 2016.
Which was your favorite type of altered Disney Princess?