11 Things You Didn’t Know About Disney Princess Movies

Everyone has a favorite Disney Princess and favorite Disney Princess movies. There’s something about each of these ladies that we connect with whether it’s Belle’s hopes for adventure, Tiana’s drive to achieve her dreams, Cinderella’s optimism, or Ariel’s longing for something more. We see bits of them in ourselves, and that’s what makes their movies just a little extra magical. But, that magic is actually the result of a lot of hard work, and trial and error. Here are some fun facts about the making of these royally excellent films that will make you appreciate them even more:


1. Rapunzel is the only Disney Princess with a supernatural power.
Rapunzel Supernatural Power Tangled


2. Merida has a total of 22 different costumes (dresses, a cloak, quiver, head wrap, and necklaces).
Brave Merida standing strong


3. In Cinderella, the characters Gus and Jaq were both voiced by the same person: James Macdonald.
Gus and Jaq In a hole Cinderella


4. In an early version of the story, Pocahontas’ mother was embodied by a star. The star helped Pocahontas find her path to John Smith. Filmmakers eventually integrated the spirit of her mother into the swirling wind.
Pocahontas hair in the wind


5. The voice actor for Sleeping Beauty’s mother is unknown because at the time, smaller roles were not given a credit. It has been suggested that it may have been Verna Felton who provided the voice of the fairy, Flora.
Sleeping Beauty happy to see her parents


6. In 1979, a stage version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was performed at Radio City Music Hall.
Eyes Say Everthing_SnowWhite


7. Jackie Chan voiced Shang in the Chinese version of Mulan.
Shang ready to flight in Mulan


8. Sebastian’s full name is Horatio Felonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian.
Sebastian from The Little Mermaid


9. According to animator Glen Keane, Aladdin’s looks are fashioned after Tom Cruise, his personality after Michael J. Fox, and his clothing style after M. C. Hammer.
Aladdin close up image


10. In Beauty and the Beast, Beast went through a lot of different character designs including features based on those of a baboon, and a mantis, before his look was finalized.
Belle and Beast in the snow from Beauty and the Beast


11. Tiana is left handed.
Tiana and Naveen ready to get to work Princess and the Frog


Which fact did you find most interesting? Tell us in the comments below!

Posted 6 years Ago
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