Do you love Disney princesses? Of course, you do! From Snow White all the way to Moana, Disney has a long legacy of telling stories about women. We’ve grown up knowing all their names, stories, and songs. And those songs, of course, are especially strong ear whigs, refusing to get out. (We’re looking at you, “Let It Go.”) You might think you know Disney princesses intimately, but do you really know everything about them? Probably not. So, let us fill you in. Here are 25 Secret Facts About Disney Princesses You’ll Want To Know.
In 1989, Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" became the first Disney princess in 30 years. The last princess before her was Aurora from Sleeping Beauty.
In the movie "Aladdin," Linda Larkin, who voiced Jasmine, was almost fired during production. Apparently, Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg didn't think she sounded regal. Thankfully, she kept her job in the end.
Disney loves repurposing folk tales and classic literature. Of all the Disney princesses, Merida from "Brave" is the only princess that is completely original.
While "The Little Mermaid" was in production, then child-star Alyssa Milano was the inspiration for the titular character, Ariel. She later found out when they invited her to host a special about the making of the movie.
Anna is voiced by four different voice actors: Livvy Stubenrauch, Katie Lopez, Agatha Lee Monn, and Kristen Bell.
Paige O'Hara, who voiced Belle in "Beauty and the Beast," did such a good job sobbing while the Beast lay dead that even the director asked if she was okay. She immediately dropped out of character and said, "Acting!"
Jasmine had a very long and different name originally. They were going to name her Badroulbadour from "Arabian Nights."
Disney loves to connect their cartoons together. In this case, Ariel and Hercules are (second) cousins since Ariel is the daughter of Triton. Triton is the son of Poseidon, who is the brother of Zeus. Hercules is the son of Zeus.