If you have ever wanted to know what really happened after the credits rolled and your favorite Disney princesses lived happily ever after, Jon Cozart’s “After Ever After” viral YouTube video has all the answers.
Not to give any spoilers, but life is not so fun for mermaids following the BP oil spill, and Belle may be rethinking her not-exactly-legal relationship with the Beast. Pocahontas has a new favorite color to paint with after discovering that her new European buddies are not so nice after all, and it rhymes with dead.
Cozart, aka “Paint,” posted his latest video just two days ago, and it has already amassed over 1.3 million views. He has a distinctive musical style that involves multiple instances of himself singing on-screen at the same time. While his earlier hits generally experimented with two instances at once, “After Ever After” raises the number to four — one for each princess.
Cozart’s interests are not limited to Disney. A Harry Potter spoof he created a year ago has gathered nearly 13 million views. His Lord of the Rings spoof is approaching 2 million. His Tumblr page reflects an interest in many more movies and books, possibly hinting at what he will spoof next.
In an interview conducted with the Huffington Post, Cozart asserts that Disney is ridiculous, cliched, and presents a portrayal of life that no one ever experiences. He gave the princesses all negative endings because he felt this would make for a more interesting story. “Hilarity ensues” when Disney princesses are placed in “our dark, terrible, sad world.”
Cozart describes his latest video as the most difficult yet. It took him a month to record the audio. He then lip synced the entire song, and with four copies of him singing at once, he had to nail four takes exactly right. It took him a week to get four takes that were usable.
“It was impossible,” he said jokingly.
Without further ado, check out Cozart’s latest video below: