Snow White's in trouble, but refreshingly, there's no Prince Charming clip-clopping to the rescue on his shiny white horse.

Instead, the web video Black Ops: Disney Princesses turns the idea of stereotypical Disney women on its head: the ones to rescue her are Belle, Jasmine and Ariel. The premise is that they are CIA Black Ops fighting international terrorists.

The acting is a bit questionable (but hey, it is a fledgling web series) but we appreciate any effort to show the younger generation of girls and women that Disney princesses don't have to be saps who rely on a man in a fix.

Thanks goes to Jezebel for flagging it up.

The website quoted creator Taylor Lasley as saying: "I came up with the idea because, well, what little girl didn't want to be a princess, and then subsequently grow up to want to save the world? The video is like a fantasy for those nostalgic of the 80s and 90s classic princesses (i.e everyone).

"The whole reason I wanted to make this was because women don't need Prince Charming to make shit happen - ain't nobody got time for that."


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  • The Disney princess-inspired couture dresses

  • The Snow White dress by Oscar de la Renta, at Harrods

  • The Snow White dress by Oscar de la Renta

  • Details of the Snow White dress by Oscar de la Renta

  • The Cinderella dress by Versace, at Harrods

  • The Cinderella dress by Versace

  • Details of the Cinderella dress by Versace

  • The Jasmin ('Aladdin') dress by Escada

  • The Jasmin ('Aladdin') dress by Escada

  • Details of the The Jasmin ('Aladdin') dress by Escada

  • The Aurora ('Sleeping Beauty') dress, at Harrods

  • The Aurora ('Sleeping Beauty') dress by Elie Saab

  • Details of the Aurora ('Sleeping Beauty') dress by Elie Saab

  • The Bella dress ('Beauty and the Beast') by Valentino

  • Details of the Bella dress ('Beauty and the Beast') by Valentino

  • The Ariel dress ('The Little Mermaid') by Marchesa

  • Details of the Ariel dress ('The Little Mermaid') by Marchesa

  • The Tiana dress ('The Princess and the Frog') by Ralph and Russo

  • Details of the Tiana dress ('The Princess and the Frog') by Ralph and Russo

  • The Mulan dress by Missoni

  • Details of the Mulan dress by Missoni

  • The Pocahontas dress by Roberto Cavalli

  • Details of the Pocahontas dress by Roberto Cavalli

  • The Rapunzel dress by Jenny Packham

  • Details of the Rapunzel dress by Jenny Packham