Most Interesting Disney Princess Facts

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Most Interesting Disney Princess Facts

The Disney Princesses are loved by all generations. Their popularity can be, in part, attributed by the time and dedication put in by the Disney team. The Disney Princesses are a controversial bunch in spite of seeming rather mild and have been attributed to causing many a psychological issue! Love them or hate them, they’re still fascinating.

Here are top 10 lists of some interesting facts about some of the Disney Princess films.

1 – Disney Princesses on Photoshoot

disney princesses photoshoot
You may notice in all Disney Princess merchandise, when pictured together, the princesses don’t acknowledge one another — they’re always looking away from one another or directly at the camera.

Apparently Roy Disney, nephew to Walt Disney, was against the mass marketing of the Disney Princesses outside of their own stories. Eventually, Roy consented as long as they weren’t aware of each other.

2 – Pocohontas’ age

princess pocahontas age
Although Pocohontas’ age was not mentioned in the film she is thought to have been around 17.

In reality, Pocahontas met John Smith, aged around 12 although her exact date of birth is unknown. She is thought to have died when she was just 21.

3 – Rapunzel’s hair

rapunzel hair
Rapunzel’s hair is reportedly 70ft long and was created by a team of more than 30 animators and software engineers were assigned to the task of animating it.

4 – The Princess and The Frog

In The Princess and The Frog, there are various tributes to previous films. During the song “Down in New Orleans”, the carpet from Aladdin is being shaken up on a balcony and Mama Odie comes across the lamp from Aladdin. A Mardi Gras parade float is modeled after King Triton from The Little Mermaid.

5 – Cinderella Animators

Walt Disney took a huge gamble with Cinderella.

He had not had a hit film since Snow White and Cinderella cost nearly $3,000,000 to make. To save money when animating the pumpkin coach, the animators drew the coach to float on air so that they would not have to animate the turning wheels. Thankfully it was a huge success.

6 – Who is Evangeline?

planet venus
In The Princess and The Frog the star Ray calls “Evangeline” is in fact the planet Venus. Venus is known as the Roman goddess of love.

7 – Sleeping Beauty

In Sleeping Beauty a flame thrower was used to create the dragon breath sound effect for the climax of the movie (I hope they did this outside!). Castanets were used for the sound of its snapping jaws.

8 – Robin Williams and Aladdin

Robin Williams
We all know Robin Williams’ talent for talking. In fact, in the first scene from Aladdin it was totally unscripted. Unfortunately, because Robin Williams ad-libbed so many of his lines, the script was turned down for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination.

9 – Dopey has no voice?

In Snow White, Dopey was originally meant to have a voice. They made him mute when they couldn’t find a suitable voice.

10 – Sebastian the Crab’s full name

sebastian the crab
In the Little Mermaid, Sebastian the Crab’s full name is Horatio Thelonius Ignatius Crustatious Sebastian. Quite a mouthful!

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  1. Mai Yang says:

    really? wow. didn’t know that. I will tell my niece about this 😀

  2. Aj Banda says:

    I’m not a fan of Disney Princess, but it’s nice to know these facts especially the last one.. :p

  3. Karla Mae Brazil says:

    Wow! I love this top 10. I’m a big fan of the Disney Princess and I am not aware of these facts. I love the last fact. It’s such a long name, hehe. 😀

  4. ana says:

    arethose facts really interesting ? not for me but then i’m a straight guy 🙂

  5. bennix says:

    wow!the author herself wears like a Disney Princess.Thanks for sharing.Interesting to read…:)

  6. jimsyyap says:

    cool facts. Thanks for sharing.

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