Monday, March 19, 2018

These "Unexpected Musicals" Made My Whole Week

How did it take me this long to discover Patty Cake Productions?? I mean, it's Disney, it's catchy pop songs, and it's based right here in Orlando. My shame is great.

BUT! I *did* finally find them, and my gain is your gain, fellow Dizgeeks.

Let's start with their most popular video, the story of Cinderella told through Taylor Swift songs:


How adorable is the Fairy Godmother singing 22?? I can't even.

I'm also loving the story of Sleeping Beauty set to Michael Jackson songs, because Maleficent singing "I'm Bad" is sooooo gooooood:

There are lots more on Patty Cake Production's Youtube channel, and you should absolutely watch them all - even when some of the song selections are a little hit-or-miss, ha. (I'm not sure I can forgive them for making Snow White sing "Hold It Against Me" by Britney Spears. NOOOOOO.)

For example, I didn't know most of the Ariana Grande songs they used for Little Mermaid, but Vanessa singing Dangerous Woman makes the whole video, so don't skip it. Besides, even if you don't like a song choice, the visuals and costumes are still pretty incredible.

I'll end with the first Unexpected Musical I watched, The Disney Showman. You guys, it's the story of Walt Disney told with Greatest Showman songs. SQUEEEEE. And again, so, SO well done:

I'm surprised this hasn't gone viral yet. Go give the Patty Cake team some love, won't you? I don't know them or anything - I just want them to make more! :)


  1. So beautiful! I got goosebumps watching them!

  2. I know this channel came across my suggested videos a while ago. I loved "Cinderswift".

  3. Thanks again for bringing something new and wonderful into my life! I'm off to watch more (though I'm very...intrigued? that one of the 'Coming soon' ones will be 'The walking dead'...hard to imagine...)

  4. Oh, cool! Thanks for bringing them to our attention!
    Pinkie Welborne, 17

  5. Thank you for yet another fascinating pop culture recommendation. Just watched "The Disney Showman" and it is very nice indeed. Of course, now I need to go listen to the original soundtrack again...

  6. Jen,



    P.S. It was great to see you in Pittsburgh!

  7. I was not prepared for the coughing at the end of the Walt one. :'(

  8. So, I take you're...holding it against them, on the SW thing ;)? Gotta say, though, I greatly enjoyed their use of Toxic (a song I normally can't stand due to ridiculous amounts of radio play when it was new). Watching a lot of these, you can SEE which song (or occasionally songs) inspired them to pick that artist for that story, and then they found other fits for the rest of the stories. Very enjoyable!


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