Cinderella/Rogue – Fits like a Glass Glove

One of the oldest tales in literature is the story of a beleaguered protagonist who rises from rags to riches. Centuries before Charles Perrault, a 17th-century French author, created the character that embodied the plot device, the Greeks and Chinese shared variations of the classic “Cinderella” story. In 1950, Disney solidified Cendrillon, Perrault’s fairy tale,…

Pinocchio/Tony Stark – Boy of Wood, Man of Iron

On the surface, Pinocchio and Tony Stark may not seem very similar, but it’s that same surface that serves as the basis – the connective tissue, if you will – for the next Disney-Marvel amalgamation. Both characters are known for their non-fleshy exteriors, but they long to be more than the wood and iron that…

Snow White/Jean Grey – Two Shades of the Same Color

For some time now I have wanted to write a series of articles based around the Disney Animated Canon. These articles were intended to take a look at how those movie characters were portrayed in other mediums, including their respective source material which influenced the films. It was also intended to be a good reason…