Not all princesses are “official.”
While you are going to find countless princesses in Disney movies, there are only a few recognized by Disney as being official Disney Princesses. The official lineup includes Merida, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Cinderella, Ariel, Rapunzel, Tiana, Belle, Aurora, Mulan and Snow White.
Snow White was supposed to have a sequel.
Walt Disney had plans to create “Snow White Returns.” However, this is one film that never made it to production.
Only one Disney princess is based on a real person.
That princess is Pocahontas.
There was a lapse of 30 years between princesses.
“The Little Mermaid” was released in 1989, which made Ariel the first Disney princess after a 30 year break. The previous princess, Aurora from “Sleeping Beauty” was released 30 years prior in 1959.
Disney princesses were actually quite young.
For example, Snow White was the youngest at just 14, Jasmine was only 15 and Tiana and Cinderella were the oldest at 19 years old.
Walt Disney had a favorite princess.
According to those who worked closely with him, it was Cinderella.
In “Beauty and the Beast” Belle’s clothes signified she was an outsider.
In the movie, Belle was the only person in her home town to wear blue. When she met the Beast, she was also wearing blue, which was done to signify they were both misfits. Also, Belle was supposed to be a symbol of goodness in the movie. In contrast, the bad guy – Gaston – wore red.
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One actress that voiced a princess was only paid $20 per day.
That actress was Adriana Caselotti, who was the voice of Snow White in 1937.
Princess Aurora has the least amount of dialogue of all Disney princesses.
This is probably because she was sleeping the majority of the time.
Beyoncé was almost the voice of Tiana from “Princess and the Frog.”
However, she refused to go to an audition, which lost her the role to Anika Noni Rose, her co-star in “Dreamgirls.”
As you can see, there are more than a few surprises when it comes to Disney Princesses. How many did you know about?