Remembering Ursula: The Best Worst Villain of All
Last week we reported that the legendary voice of Ursula, Pat Carrol, passed away at the age of 95. Carrol reportedly succumbed to pneumonia in Massachusetts with her daughter by her side .
Today we will honor her memory by celebrating the best, but worst Disney villain of them all, Ursula.
Everyone loves a villain. There’s something wicked and taboo about it all. In the world of Disney villains, Ursula is the queen. The Little Mermaid debuted in 1989 and we were introduced to the sea witch.
Was She Really Bad?
Okay, let’s forget about the weird emaciated shrimp garden… But she didn’t seek out Ariel!
Ariel was a naive little girl who insisted that “she’s not a child!” and she swam herself to the sea witch. She saw the emaciated shrimp as she entered the cave! Unlike other villains, Ursula disclosed a lot to Ariel! Do you remember the song??
Ursula sang about the time or two that she had to come down on people for not holding up their end of the bargain. Ariel didn’t question it. King Trident made it clear that Ursula is not to be tangoed with and she herself admits to being a “nasty”, and Ariel still doesn’t question it!
Okay, okay, okay, so she didn’t exactly have golden intentions, but the real crime here is Ariel’s naivete!
Ursula is a Gorgeous Queen
Forget the fairest one of them all, Ursula is a queen! She doesn’t rely on magic flowers to be young or furs to feel fabulous.
No, Ursula is comfortable in her own curvy tentacles! Just look at her style. It’s a bold choice to rock red lipstick but Ursula owns it, hook, line, and sinker (like what we did there?).
Show Some Ursula Love
Okay, true facts: Ursula is hands down my favorite villain, and the Disney parks have done her dirty over the years…
Look at the snacks at Walt Disney World over the last couple years: various Ursula cupcakes (holy black frosting, Batman!!) and the Poor Unfortunate Soul float.
All of these “treats” are just filled with wild artificial flavoring (bubble gum mousse?) and grotesque amounts of food coloring.
Hear me out: Pay homage to the fabulous sea witch with a meal of shrimp (like the ones trapped in her cave) and sushi. Hear me out! After the whole Ariel debacle, I bet she would love nothing more than to see fish on a platter!
Today we raise our glasses in a toast to the amazing talent of Pat Carrol who brought Ursula to life. May she rest in peace and her family find peace, as well.
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