and we have the generic lineup of all of the Disney Princesses
What can be dicho about the princesses that hasn't been dicho before? Girls like me who grew up with disney have always had a fondness for the heroines/princesses created for a certain movie. In the first part of my disney Princess artículos (yes, there will be more), I am counting down my favoritos in specific categories of my choice with what I believe are sufficiently adequate reasons backing up my standpoint whether o not the masses agree with me o not. Oh and masses, this is my first articulo so please be somewhat understanding. Let us take a más cynical, sarcastic, but honest look at my first category Favorite en general, general Princesses 10. Aurora- Sleeping Beauty (1959)
This princess is just too bland for me. I remember sitting w/ my Aunt Ann begging her to fast adelante, hacia adelante the forest parts so I can get back to the fairies. Sure she's got looks- the chick was based off of Audrey Hepburn- but she's got little to no personality. Maybe I'd like her más if she had más screen time. I always say the movie isn't so much about Sleeping Beauty/Briar Rose/Princess Aurora (seriously, she has 3 names?) the titular character, but the hadas who protect her and the fairy who wants her dead. I also questioned why her voice is all high pitched and innocent when speaking and then when she starts canto it's like she turned into an operatic temptress. All in all, she needed más character development and más screen time. And the one sequel thing she was in didn't do much good for her either. 9. Pocahontas- Pocahontas (1995)
Okay, now we got a titular character who's actually a focus. However, Pocahontas doesn't work for me. I give apoyar for what she does with saving John Smith near the end, but really that's all about it for me. I just never really liked her o her movie. I thought it was a good gesture that her speaking voice was a woman of actual Native American descent (Irene Beddard) but her canto voice (Judy Kuhn) while good just didn't fit for her character. I also never identified myself with her; I hated the outdoors, I wasn't Valiente o adventurous, and guys didn't fight over me, but even so I woulda chose the first amor over sequel love- just sayin'. In all honesty, I prefer the supporting characters in the movie than the titular heroine anyway. Maybe this also stems back from getting the sequel a little after doing a reportar on Pocahontas and thinking 'she's a real person, maybe we'll see some real things she did in the sequel'. Nope. I give the girl credit, I was pretty close to my Gramma until she passed away this año and thanks to Pocahontas I think it's okay to talk to the spirit of your dead Gramma. 8. Ariel- Little Mermaid (1989)
Ha, ha people are gonna hate me for this one. Let me start out por saying growing up I liked Ariel...but then I got older and I asked myself 'Jenna why did tu like this chick?'. First off, she's way too attractive and that made me feel más insecure about my looks I'll clear the air on that first. Now we dive into bigger issues I have with Ariel (and for the record, I'm sure Nostalgia Chick Lindsay Ellis agrees w/ me): she does not think things through and the poor choices she makes- for herself- have negative consequences not just for herself but for her father, and Sebastian (lest we forget Les Poissons), but also if Ariel hadn't been kissed she would be lost from Eric forever and thought could have a negative effect on him too because he had feelings for her. That's another thing I don't think she loved Eric. Yes boo me all tu want but let me explain my reasoning: Ariel is a hoarder obsessed with humans and their things so naturally when she sees a human she finds attractive (remind you, based on looks and nothing else) she becomes obsessed with him and decides 'I saw this human guy and now I'm in amor and we gotta be together'. Too me, that's obsession (and stalking) not love. Ariel is not the best role model and I think tu can attribute that to male writers working on their first princess movie. Ariel makes poor decisions for her own selfish need- even when she knows how bad the outcome is- and in the end, everything goes good for her and she learns nothing and remains unchanged. Don't even get me started on the sequels! 7. Tiana- Princess and the Frog (2009)
Looking back on all the disney Princesses, they weren't as serious as Tiana was. But in her defense she was a goal-driven woman who wanted to fufill a dream of both her and her late father even though it was a time when it was uncommon for women to be working, let alone business owners. Though I will say as a human, she's realistic. If I had a dream/goal I wanted to fufill but needed money, I would get off my lazy butt and work hard...but I'm lazy so in actuality I would say I'd do that, but not. I will admit, I would've liked to seen her más as a human instead of a frog, but then we wouldn't really have a movie if that didn't happen. All in all, I admire her perserverance and determination (and the fact that she was willing to work) and I give her credit for being the first African-American princess. Though I wish she wasn't as serious as she was. 6. Rapunzel- enredados (2010)
I HATED when disney advertised this movie and put the focus más on Flynn and changed the título of the movie. Yes, they tried to branch out, but I would've preferred if the movie título hadn't changed. Oh well, that's ranting. I give credit to Rapunzel for being able to do all that she did while locked in a tower and trying to keep an optimistic outlook. She was a fun princess who with the help of a bandit was able to escape her caged climate and get into the world and quickly have an affect on pub thugs, a serious horse, and of course Flynn. She's kind of in the middle because she didn't really stick out for me that much. I liked enredados but I still wish it centered más on Rapunzel seeing as it's a disney Princess movie. I will admit, I like her better as a brunette with short hair because I am a brunette and I was never able to pull off short hair. I like that she was also barefoot throughout her movie because I prefer being barefoot too. 5. Mulan- mulan (1998)
I admire her, I do. She was brave, selfless, and put her family before herself. I can identify with how she feels about herself because that's how I feel about myself too. She's más low on this lista because if we're being honest, I've only seen mulan one time. I don't own the DVD o video and I miss opportunities to catch it again when it's on. I honestly blew her off until I saw all the amor she got on here and realized that I have a lot más in common and a lot más respect for her than I thought. So...at least she gets in the parte superior, arriba 5 4. Snow White- Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs (1937)
"The One that Started it All". I think Snow White's branded with that título the rest of her life. She's pretty high on this lista because I try to force myself to watch her movie whenever it's on (and I usually do) and I realized the girl is so optimistic and romantic but she lacks intelligence. Yes she does 3 incredibly stupid things (I'm saving it for another list), but she's younger than all the other princesses and doesn't think things through. But I amor how helpful and trusting she is and that she'll be a friend to anybody and in return, they'll be a friend to her. I do like this princess yes, but I've seen más renditions of this story and I like a couple variations of Snow White better than the disney one, so I'm kinda cheating por putting her high up because I like other non-Disney Snow Whites too. Besides the princess, I amor her story. I give the girl credit for the scary things she went through and how her demeanor never changed and she held onto the hope that the guy who snuck over her muro and frightened her, but sang to her, would rescue her and they'd ride off into the sunset and eventually marry. Though when I was 14, I don't think I dreamt of riding off with some muro climbing canto stalker and getting married. This girl needs to think more. 3. Belle- Beauty and the Beast (1991)
I amor that she's a brunette, she wears blue, she loves to read, she feels like an outcast, and she longs for más in her provincial life. This girl is smart and tries to do what's best for everyone while standing up to what she feels is wrong. I don't think I have anything bad to say about her except that she suffered Stockholm Syndrome and didn't try to escape when she had good opportunities...but then we wouldn't have a movie would we? I also think too much pressure was expected on her to break a decade long spell, but hola that's 'cause none of them seen anybody new in a decade. 2. Jasmine- aladdín (1992)
She's not the focus of her movie, true, but she's the only central female character and they treat her well. jazmín is tough, independent, fights for rights and equality, stands up for herself and for others, and I think she's one of the smart ones (she says she's a fast learner and it shows). There was a pregunta on this site about which princess would be your wife, best friend, and enemy and though most chose jazmín for enemy due to her attitude, I chose her as my best friend and I gave some pretty decent reasons why. jazmín was also prominent in her sequels and spin off TV series- which I love- and even though she's not the central focus and only gets one song in her main movie (but we all amor it anyway), she is one I truly admire and wish I could be más like...even with attitude. Bonus jazmín and Jenna (Jenna being me) are both products of 1992 so BOO-YAH! 1. Cinderella- cenicienta (1950)
Her name is part of my nombre de usuario did that not give it away? I amor THIS GIRL! I amor her apperance, I amor her voice (speaking and singing), I amor her mannerisms and quirks, I amor that she's patient and obedient like me, I amor that she was the first princess to use sarcasm, and mostly I amor that she is the central focus in a disney princess movie that ties not only the main plot, but the subplot together. I not only amor Disney's Cinderella, but any Cinderella...well, maybe not modern día Cinderellas like Hilary Duff but I'm a fairy tale girl. I amor the cenicienta story and the fact that it's a rags to riches tale that can happen to anyone male o female. I can relate to cenicienta in both strengths and weaknesses; we both tend to stay to ourselves and talk to animales (don't judge me), we always do what we're told even if we don't want to, we keep hope that we'll get a happily ever after in the end, we prepare ourselves, we fantasize about better lives, we rarely get anything nice o new, we try to defend ourselves even when others won't listen, we have dogs, we go without things a lot, and we don't get out much. I frickin' amor her no matter what anyone says.
These are my opinions, please tolerate them. comentarios are appreciated, I like to hear what others think.
And now here are the pictures because I'm still not sure how to subir them under the princess name but tu still deserve something somewhat appealing in this articulo to look at.
"So is your name Aurora, Briar Rose, or Sleeping Beauty? You're the title character, can't you settle on a name?"
"If we're getting technical here, since you're a real princess you're gonna die at 21 Pocahontas...or should I say Rebecca!"
"You haven't had any interaction with this guy and you know you're gonna marry him? I know 16 year old girls should be thinking about boys but dang honey you went a little too far."
"So you work hard and the one time you wish on a star it kinda backfires on you. Don't worry honey, your mama is Oprah, I'm sure she can fix it."
"For your 18th birthday, you wanna see some floating lights? Have you considered a car or some money for college...maybe you're own apartment?"
"In today's standards, it's not so weird when a girl dresses as a guy, but falling in love with your boss dressed as a guy is somewhat weird."
"Hey, maybe you should run a background check on this scary person before you take anything from...oh, and you're in a sleeping death. I ain't kissing you."
"Hi yeah, we need you to break this decade long curse in a certain amount of time...no pressure on you or anything."
"If we discuss some attitude adjustments I think...oh what a lovely pet tiger you have. Why are you both staring at me like that?"
"Question, how did you fit that shoe into your pocket?"