Belle the circle
True, that he’s no Prince Charming
But there’s something in him that I simply didn’t see
Pocahontas: Is there a word that’s a mix between angry and sad?
Belle: Malcontented, disgruntled, miserable, desolated…
I’ve seen and been asked the question above too many times. Some people don’t know and they want clarification and others are just too hung up on some notion that you have to be royal or marry royal to be considered a princess.
Well, that would be right. In the real world.
This is the Disney universe and who dictates the rules is Disney.
First of all, I want to clarify that I don’t know, for a fact, if the theory that I’m going to present below was originally created by Disney but, if you notice through the years, it is definitely a theory that they have been using ever since it appeared.
The theory that has been used is: you can become a Disney princess through 3 different ways:
1. Be royal (such as Ariel, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White, Pocahontas (bc she’s the daughter of the chief therefore is considered a princess, like Moana))
2. Marry royal (such as Cinderella, Belle, Tiana)
and 3. Do an heroic act and that is where Mulan fits in.
According to this theory, Mulan is considered a princess and, therefore, put in the princess headlines because she did something heroic
(she saved China, for crying out loud) that made her worthy of the title.
Now, many people ask that, if it is so, then why aren’t princess like Kida (from Atlantis) in the princesses headline. Well, there is one justification: it didn’t sell.
Atlantis is a great movie but the buzz and the money the movie made is not close to the ones from which the princesses in the princess headline belong to. In fact, Merida, been Pixar, shouldn’t even be in the princess headline but, since it made money and, importantly, it made buzz, she is often represented as one of the princesses.
Also, if you wonder why aren’t Nala, Kiara and others in the princess headline too, is necause only humans or humanoids can be part of the princess headline. Since they aren’t humans or have a human-like figure, such as Ariel, they cannot be a part of it.
I’ve started making really short drabbles and posting them to AO3!
Belle and the Beast <3
#Beauty and the Beast
Art by LuigiL (Luigi Lucarelli)
If the other version is too long to read/reblog, here’s a link to the villagers story over on ao3! (pls comment i swear i thrive on readers talking at me)
Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Jodi Benson (Ariel), Auli’I Carvalho (Moana), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), and Mandy Moore (Rapunzel) for the Dream Big, Princess project.
2019.08.09 Nagoya ell.FITSALL
2019.08.06 Fukuoka Drum SON