When Jon Cozart created the original After Ever After video telling the real story of Disney characters after the movies, fans flocked to share it online. The same has happened with the second one. Fans of the various movies applaud the young musician and singer for his ability to put the characters in the real world, and link to events that are currently or have previous happened in the world.
Like the first video, the second one is four Disney princesses, and Cozart, who goes by the name of Paint on YouTube, performs the music acapella. Using the music that people will love and know from the individual shows, he changes the worlds to tell the story of what happened based on the tales told through the cartoon versions that children have grown up to know and love. The endings have not quite been the happily ever after that everyone has come to know and love. Cozart even has fun on his Facebook page saying that he ruins their lives.
In After Ever After 2, the musician ruins the lives of Mulan, Cinderella, Tiana and Elsa. He adds more by using the colors of each princess in the background and on his tops, and then uses facial expressions from his characters to “judge” the main princess telling her story. With events from the real world, the After Ever After video tells the real story on the Disney characters.
Mulan is the first, and it turns out that she is suffering from an identity crisis after spending so long dressed up as a man. Meanwhile, Cinderella is sent to the nut house because of her stories about pumpkins turning into coaches and mice making dresses. The poor princess does not have the best of endings there when the doctors fail to help her.
Cozart then moves onto Tiana, who is from the movie Princess and the Frog. Based in New Orleans, she is faced with Hurricane Katrina and tells the story of her dream restaurant being destroyed among other things. Finally, it is Elsa’s turn who pays attention to the global warming and uses some World War II references as she becomes an evil dictator. The line about building an army of evil snowmen along with the expressions really adds to her ever after story.
While it has hit number 121 on iTunes and is available for $0.99, some fans believe that it is not as good as the first one. Maybe that is more to do with the first one being his original story. That involved Ariel, Jasmine, Belle and Pocahontas, and included digs at BP and Guantanamo Bay, and had references to burning witches and the exile of Indians from history.
There is no doubt that this young man is talented. He has taken fairytales and told the stories that others would have never considered. Now the question is what is next video will be about. There are still plenty of Disney princesses to tell the real After Ever After story of, including the likes of Merida from Brave and Snow White.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham