Princesses have stood the test of time in Disney movies. Both boys and girls, men and women enjoy a good old princess flick. It’s true. I think the reason people like watching princesses is because they’re still human–they make mistakes, cause trouble, say the wrong things…okay now I’m just describing myself.
The first Disney princess to come into the spotlight was Snow White. Snow White is a weird name. Like, is White her last name and everyone just calls her by her full name? Is this what Beyonce was trying to do with her daughter, Blue Ivy? Snow White was super innocent and sweet. She lived with her evil step mother who had a mirror that told her Snow White was the fairest one of all. So being the super reasonable person she was, the Queen sent a huntsman to kill her step daughter. Nice. Snow White ran away and lived with some dwarfs. I think this was the first time that she’d ever moved away from home. Not only does she shack up with one guy, she finds seven! She cleans their house, plays with animals, almost dies, a prince saves her, and the dwarfs don’t get any credit for anything. Lame.
Another early Princess was Cinderella. Back in the day you couldn’t be a princess if your parents were alive. Cinderella lived with her evil step mother and ugly step sisters. She had a pretty crap life because she had to clean the house. Her only friends were mice–my favorite was Gus Gus. She even made them clothes. Cinderella had a lot of time on her hands. A fairy Godmother came to her and gave her what was really important–nice clothes and pretty shoes. She met the prince at the ball, had to run at the stroke of midnight, left her glass slipper, and ran home. The Prince went door to door looking for his princess and eventually found her. THE END.
I’m going to move into more modern princesses now and skip Aurora AKA Sleeping Beauty because she’s kind of boring. Ariel on the other hand, is not boring. She’s one of seven sisters. Her dad is the king of the sea, so she’s actually a princess before she finds her prince. Granted, she has no legs,
hoards collects stuff, her best friends are sea creatures–she’s less than perfect. Ariel makes a deal with the devil (Ursula) in order to get legs so she can be human and stalk her prince. Ursula is like, okay cool, but I’m gonna steal your voice. And Ariel is like, okay that sounds fair. So Ariel barely gets the deal to work out–there’s a lot of ocean fighting with Ursula and she becomes one of the scariest monsters I’ve ever seen. Ariel and her prince, Eric, eventually get married and she wears an awesome 80’s wedding dress.
Beauty and the Beast is perhaps one of the best Princess movies around. Belle was just a small town provincial girl, wanting to find more in life. I think a lot of girls liked Belle because she was the first brunette princess and she was smart. Anyway, this big brute in town named Gaston wants to make Belle his wife. If I were Belle, I would’ve settled for Gaston in a heartbeat. But I’m a creep so what else is new? Belle’s father gets held hostage in the Beast’s castle for some reason and she goes to rescue him. She talks the Beast into keeping her hostage and letting her dad go to which the Beast agrees. Slowly, the two start to fall in love which is totally sick/amazing because the beast is an animal. Like, there’s some messed up stuff going on in this castle. They dance together, the eat together, they have a snow ball fight together. Eventually Gaston charges the castle and wants to kill the Beast. Beast ends up killing Gaston and I remember at a young age not even caring. Disney taught me how to not care about the deaths of people. Belle cries on the Beast and the spell is broken and he transforms into a really ugly prince. So whatever Belle, have fun with that.
Jasmine from the movie Aladdin, isn’t the main character of the story, but she plays a pretty big part. Like all Disney Princesses, she doesn’t have a mother. But her father is the sultan so that’s kind of cool. Jasmine complains about being a princess a lot so she’s kind of my hero. She wants to explore outside the palace gates and be free. She runs away, meets Aladdin and then Aladdin spends the rest of the movie trying to impress her. She also has a pet tiger named Raja which I always thought was bomb.
One of the newest princesses is Rapunzel. (I would mention Tiana from Princess and the Frog, but I didn’t see that one.) I think Rapunzel is my new favorite princess because she’s so sweet and cute and had amazing hair. Until her bf cut it off to save her life. Bummer. Rapunzel had an evil kidnapper mother that stole Rapunzel when she was little so Rapunzel didn’t even know she was a Princess until she was 18. ROUGH. Her kidnapper mother just used Rapunzel to keep her young because her hair had special powers. I know, I know, but they made it seem cool. Anyway, Rapunzel meets a guy, they get into trouble, and eventually reunite her with her dad AND mom. She actually has both parents.
Who is your favorite Disney Princess?