Saturday, February 05, 2005

It's a Bunny world after all

Imagine, if you will, that you and the young person(s) in your life are vacationing at Walt Disney World, basking in the Florida sunshine and the giddy ambience of the Magic Kingdom, East Coast Division.

As you're strolling toward your next attraction, you spy an elderly gentleman surrounded by a quartet of nubile and buxom peroxide blondes. The old fellow looks vaguely familiar.

Then a voice rings out from somewhere: "Hey, look — it's Hugh Hefner."

And your young person looks up at you with bewildered eyes and asks, "Who's Hugh Hefner?"

Hef is about the last person I'd expect to see at a Disney park. But according to CNN, there he was.

You've gotta love this quote from the Hefmeister: "There are two 'Happiest Places on Earth': One is Disney, and the other is the Playboy Mansion." Now there's a connection I'd never have made on my own. It does, however, spawn this list...

Top Five Disney Babes Hef Would Pay a Million Dollars to Pose for Playboy

5. Belle, from Beauty and the Beast

4. Pocahontas, from the eponymous film

3. Jasmine, from Aladdin

2. Ariel, from The Little Mermaid

1. Esmeralda, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

2 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger frinklin offered these pearls of wisdom...

Now I would agree with most of your list, but where is Jessica Rabbit?

9:42 PM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

I crossed Jessica off the list, Frinklin, for two reasons: (1) I wanted to go for the less obvious final answer; and (2) I don't consider Who Framed Roger Rabbit? part of the standard Disney animated oeuvre, in that it's not strictly (or even primarily) an animated film.

The interesting thing to note is that all five of the Disney babes on my list are from the post-Walt era; more specifically, from the New Disney that began with The Little Mermaid. Back in Uncle Walt's day, heroines were about as enticing as Granny Clampett. Would you have ever seen Snow White or Cinderella or Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) dressed in Ariel's scallop-shell bikini? I don't think so.

10:07 AM  

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