Top 10 Best Disney Memes
VOICE OVER: Emily Brayton
Disney content is all sorts of inspirational. In this case, we're talking about the memes that are inspired by Disney movies! Popular memes have been created from movies such as Peter Pan, Pocahontas, Alice in Wonderland, Frozen, Aladdin, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty.
Top 10 Disney Memes
#10: Makeup Remover
Removing makeup can be a frustrating, tedious process… unless you’re Mulan that is. After her meeting with a matchmaker goes horribly wrong, the titular heroine reflects on her own image. Despite having a face plastered with cosmetics, Mulan manages to wipe it clean in mere seconds using her sleeves. She doesn’t even rinse off her face or apply any moisturizer, yet still maintains flawless skin somehow. This hilarious meme asks the question that’s on all of our minds: "What makeup remover was on Mulan's sleeves and where can we get it?" Then again, maybe we shouldn’t demand too much in terms of realism from an animated movie with a dragon voiced by Eddie Murphy.
#9: Snatching Your People Up
“Peter Pan” (1953)
“Peter Pan” is a charming tale about a boy who never grows up and the three young British children he brings along to the magical realm of Neverland. Of course, you could also interpret the story in a very different light. Taking a page from “Bed Intruder Song,” this meme suggests that Peter is climbin’ in windows and “snatchin’ people up”. When you really think about, Peter essentially broke into the Darling household. As if instigating a home invasion wasn’t bad enough, he also kidnapped the Darling kids in the middle of the night. We knew Peter was a mischievous little troublemaker, but these are serious crimes! At least he’d be charged as a minor…
#8: You Know Nothing, John Smith
She may not be familiar with handshakes, but don’t underestimate this gal, John. When some London settlers travel to Virginia, an unlikely pair takes a liking to each other. Pocahontas and John Smith each get a crash course in the cultures and traditions of the other, but John Smith’s backwards opinions about these so-called “savages” need some remedying. This meme draws a connection between another forbidden couple – though this time from the world of fantasy and television. Ygritte is just as fiery and independent as Pocahontas, and Jon is just as ignorant as, well… John.
“Alice in Wonderland” (1951)
Every once in a while, you pause a Disney movie at just the right time and have a shocking epiphany. Take the tea party scene from “Alice in Wonderland” for example. It might seem like lighthearted fun, but look closer at Alice’s teacup in this clip. Although we’re led to believe that the cup is overflowing with sugar, this meme implies that it’s another white substance. Could it be that Alice accidentally snorted cocaine? Honestly, that would explain a lot of the trippy imagery in this movie. Maybe we’re reading too much into it, but then again, Wonderland also has hookah and mushrooms. So it wouldn’t be that surprising for the Mad Hatter and March Hare to be peddling cocaine.
#6: One Does Not Simply Let it Go
“The Lord of the Rings” gave birth to one of the most popular memes in the history of the Internet when Boromir said, “One does not simply walk into Mordor.” Since then, there have been countless variations on Boromir’s famous words. Just as this meme took the online world by storm, so too did Elsa’s iconic power ballad “Let It Go” infect our internet culture. So it’s only naturally that these two internet trends would eventually come together. As this meme points out, the Snow Queen doesn’t simply let it go. Rather, she performs an extravagant music number and unleashes a blizzard before finally coming to terms with her icy powers. Letting go... is apparently harder than it looks.
#5: Not the Genie’s Lamp You’re Feeling
In this scene from “Aladdin,” the eponymous hero learns that he’s to marry Princess Jasmine and eventually become Sultan. As all his dreams begin to come true, the wide-eyed Aladdin is overwhelmed with excitement. Maybe he gets a little too excited, though. This hysterical meme pokes fun at the enthusiastic grin on Aladdin’s face as he embraces the woman he loves. We can only assume Jasmine was thinking to herself, “Is that a genie’s lamp in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?” Gee, this is starting to sound like something out of Barney Stinson’s Playbook.
#4: Dress is Coming Off by Midnight
With some help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella scores an elegant coach, flashy glass slippers, and a stylish gown on the night of the prince’s ball. The only catch is that her fancy new attire will disappear at twelve o'clock. Upon arriving at the ball, the prince sweeps Cinderella off her feet. Unfortunately, the clock strikes midnight before they even have a chance to kiss. According to this meme, however, Cinderella’s dress likely would’ve come off by midnight... magic deadline or not. It’s not like Disney couples are known for taking things slow. After spending most of her life cooped up in her evil stepmother’s house, could you really blame Cinderella for wanting to get some asap?
#3: Kisses Random Corpse
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)
Disney has given us numerous romantic moments over the years, but some of these scenes are admittedly kind of creepy when you really think about them. Case in point: the ending of “Snow White.” After biting into a poison apple, the fair princess falls into a deep slumber. When the prince kisses her rosy lips, however, Snow White comes back to life. This moment is absolutely enchanting… until you consider the fact that the prince kissed a random corpse in the woods. Chances are this scene would’ve played out a lot differently in real life. It’s about as legit as finding a mute naked girl on a beach and putting a ring on it (xref). Can you say “plot problems”?
#2: Beast? Is That You?
“Beauty and the Beast” (1991)
Belle is one of the smartest heroines Disney has ever created. So why can’t she recognize the Beast after he changes into a human? Despite watching the transformation take place right in front of her, with her own two eyes, Belle clearly doubts that the man and Beast could be one and the same. Granted, Belle manages to put things together pretty quickly once she recognises his dreamy blue eyes. But still... imagine what the Beast must’ve been thinking during that brief period. This meme gives us an idea, and his inner monologue is nothing short of priceless. At the end of the day, however, Belle was probably just relieved that her prince didn’t come out ugly.
Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
B*tches Love Libraries
“Beauty and the Beast” (1991)
Food is Ready
“Sleeping Beauty” (1959)
#1: Hipster Disney Princesses
When people think of Princess Ariel, her red hair, fins, and seashells typically come to mind. You know what would complete the little mermaid’s look, though? A set of hipster glasses! Showcasing Ariel with a pair of spectacles, these memes satirize hipster culture with witty captions. Although this trend reportedly started out with Hipster Ariel, other Disney characters eventually got a hipster makeover as well. From Sleeping Beauty, to Belle and Rapunzel, almost all of the Disney princesses have hopped on the hipster bandwagon, dominating the Internet and inspiring numerous cosplayers in the process. Just remember, Ariel was sporting this look before it was cool.
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