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Snow White ___________________________

In the beginning of the Grimm's Tale Schneewittchen, Snow White's mother pricks her finger with a sewing needle and three drops of her blood fall onto the snow which lay on the ebony windowsill. Oddly enough, this made her long for a daughter of a similar color scheme. While this reflects the arc of the story: (white)innocence, (red)maturity & love, and (black)death, her name particularly represents a season when the world metaphorically sleeps only to be inevitably awakened with the coming of spring.





_______________________________ Cinderella

Omitted from the Disney version of the fairytale, Cinderella was actually the cruel nickname given to her by her stepsisters for sitting at the dying cinders of the fire after her long days work. Cinderella's real name is never mentioned. Cinders have a number of symbolic meanings from being merely a source of warmth and a hidden fire to represent rebirth in the story of the Firebird or Phoenix. In myth, the creature would die in the fiery blaze of its nest only to rise again reborn from the ashes signifying a rise to glory from the lowest of places.





Aurora ________________________________

Latin for "light" or "dawn", Aurora is her royal name given by her parents. It may be stated in the film that this was "because she filled their lives with sunshine" but its also fitting for this princess since dawn is the time when the sleeping world awakes. It's no accident that she falls asleep at dusk and awakes upon sunrise. Incidentally one may recall her "hair of sunshine gold" but her "lips that shame the red red rose" are more linked to her second name.



Briar Rose ________________________________

Briar Rose, a pseudonymn given by her fairy godmothers also has poetic meaning. The first word BRIAR, a mass of thorny plants obviously makes sense with the story's motif but a rose also has numerous conotations. Roses have represented love, beauty, virtue, femininity, and virginity hence why it is also a symbol of the Virgin Mary. But a briar rose is a thing of beauty surrounded by harsh thorny bramble -- much like Aurora herself in the castle surrounded by the forest of thorns.





__________________________________ Ariel

Ariel's name probably has the most mysterious of origins but there are two possible sources that equally make sense. Song writers Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (both of Jewish heritage) had a surprising amount of creative input in the story having named several of Ariel's sisters. This could leave reason to suspect they may have also suggested the name Ariel, Hebrew for "Lion of God". Lions are well known symbols of strength and courage.




The second possibility which actually ties into the first is the connection to the word 'ARIA'. Hebrew for "lioness". However in Italian it means "air" and is a musical term for a solo vocal piece with a light instrumental accompaniment. This probably makes the most sense considering music, and not lions, is the most obvious if not significant factor in Ariel's story.









Belle ________________________________

The most straight forward of names, Belle is literally French for "beauty". Granted this makes sense since Belle's character is meant be physically attractive. However beauty is not just restricted to our visual sense but can encompass all the senses and even that of our spirit. Intended to contrast the physical ugliness of the beast, Belle's purpose in the story is ultimately to transform the beast's soul to match the beauty of her own. She is everything the beast must aspire to be.





________________________________ Jasmine

Most people assume Jasmine is merely a reference to the jasmine flower and to a certain degree it is. Jasmine is actually indigenous to the Middle East. Known as "yasmine" to the natives, the flower is so pleasantly fragrant that the name translates to "gift from God" in Arabic. In the western world it can represent sensuality, elegance, and modesty -- a particular virtue Aladdin or Ali Ababwa must obtain to win the heart of the princess.




Pocahontas _________________________

Pocahontas is unique being that she is the only Disney Princess whom we know actually existed. Historically she is known by three separate names. Powhattan for "little mischief", Pocahontas was actually a nickname given to her because of her precocious and playful nature. Her real name was Matoaka or "bright stream between the hills". This can easily be linked to her affinity for rivers in the film. Her third name Rebecca, which she adopted after being baptized, is Hebrew for "to bind or bring together" and this is exactly what she did for her people and the Jamestown settlers.





___________________________________ Mulan

The story of Mulan is not a fairytale but a legend potentially based on real events of a woman named Hua Mulan which literally translates to "flower wood orchid", or the magnolia. Magnolias are a symbol of perseverance and nobility. The film makes reference to this in the scene when Mulan and her father sit beneath the magnolia tree. Her father subtly parallels his daughter to a late magnolia [mulan] blossom and how it will one day be the most beautiful of all.




Tiana ___________________________________

Potentially derived from the Greek word 'TIANI' meaning "princess", being a popular name among African-Americans it may be fitting that the first black Disney Princess was named Tiana. However this was not her first name choice. Originally her name was Maddy but was deemed too racially insensitive. This is odd since Maddy is short for Madeline derived from Magdeline. Mary Magdeline was a friend of Jesus and only disciple strong enough to witness his crucifixion and the first to witness his resurrection -- a woman who went on a long journey and acheived a great spiritual transformation.


_______________________________ Rapunzel

Also known as "rampion" or "bellflower", rapunzel is an edible plant. In the Grimm's Tale, it was specifically this plant that a poor man stole from a witch's garden to feed his pregnant wife. As punishment, the witch took the poor couple's daughter and raised her away in a tower without any doors or stairs. This plant is not only beautiful but is also noted for its ability to grow in very inhospitable soils. Rapunzel is very much like her namesake plant in that she too flourishes in beauty, kindness and curiosity despite being locked away in a cruel world. (she will also be the first Disney Princess who's main color is purple.)
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The receiver
The receiver
I know this is kinda a weird countdown, but here ya go.

10. The Prince
I don't see him giving any wedgies at all. If anything, I think he'd be the one receiving them from everyone else.

9. Prince Charming
Just like with the Prince, I don't see Charming giving any wedgies. He might give the occasional wedgie, but only to the Prince.

8. Prince Phillip
This guy would give so many wedgies to the other two classic princes that it's not funny.

7. Shang
He doesn't always give wedgies, but when he does, you better believe that it'll being excruciatingly painful.

6. Adam/Beast
Beginning-of-the-movie Beast...
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I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls - Audrey Hepburn
I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls - Audrey Hepburn
I can't believe I haven't written an article about this, oh anyway I think most of the DP Smiles are very pretty and this is the first article where Merida is included

11. Pocahontas
Sometimes pretty, but mostly it looks as if she's forced to smile
Sometimes pretty, but mostly it looks as if she's forced to smile

Oh come on, her smile is not very pretty, it feels as if she's forced to smile, sometimes her smile can look very pretty, but oftenly it just feels forced and that is one of the reasons to why she's rarely seen smiling in the merchandise.

10. Mulan
Pretty, but looks oftenly weird because of her lips
Pretty, but looks oftenly weird because of her lips

I think her smile is very pretty, but when...
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Here are the results about positions 21-30 of the Disney Princess Sequel Outfit Countdown, voted by public.


30. Ariel: Seashells (The Little Mermaid II – Return to the Sea and Ariel's Beginning)

We are starting with the Ariel's purple seashells. People say this is just a bra and that it's too simple, but I like it, especially the color. Maybe, it didn't hit it big because we have seen Ariel in a lot of scenes with the seashells in original movie, too?
Position #30 Ariel's Seashells
Position #30 Ariel's Seashells

It's just a bra and a tail and the tail is already part of her. - starlight77

No, not Ariel's seashells. That's...
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Facts About Snow White
1.Snow White is the first Disney Princess, being the main character of Disney's first animated feature film.

2.Snow White is one of the five Disney Princesses to be of royal blood.

3.Snow White is the only Caucasian Disney Princess to have brown eyes.

4.She is the first Disney Princess to communicate with wildlife who can understand humans, the second being Cinderella and the third being Aurora.

5.Snow White is the youngest Princess, being 14 years old.

6.In The Muppets at Walt Disney World, Snow White was the Disney character who had the biggest part in the story, besides...
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I've always wanted to make a list of Disney princess look alikes so why not use real life royals? Here are a few that I think resemble the Disney princesses. These are my opinion so feel free to say if you agree or not. Thanks. Also, it was rather difficult finding royals that looked like every princess

Princess Jasmine
Princess Amira of Saudi Arabia
Jasmine?
Jasmine?


Princess Amira looks so much like Jasmine. They are very similar in their facial proportions and shapes. I love how dark her eyes are and her long lashes look like Jasmine's. Also her hair, the shimmering black long hair mirrors...
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"Love her dress. Hate her" -A Cinderella Story
"Love her dress. Hate her" -A Cinderella Story
I´ve already written an article for my favoirte DP Wardrobes, you can read it here if you want to: link :D, so now I decided to write an article for my favorite outfits. I have to say this one was more difficult because I couldn´t decide between so many outfits (no sequels included).

I also couldn´t decide whether or not to include Ariel as a mermaid. You see, since I am judging outfits and technically her tail is part of her I couldn´t really count that as an outfit, and a pair of purple seashells is not much of an outfit either so as much as I love how she looks I decided not to include...
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Hey everyone, so this article is about my favorite DP wardrobes. I´m taking into acount the whole wardrobe of just the original film, so outfits from the sequels are not included. I am judging the wardrobe as a whole, so even if a single outfit of the wardrobe is my favorite, I have to take the other ones into acount as well. I might write another article later with my favorite outfits. As with other lists, I might change my mind later on, so here it is.

10.Pocahontas
I do like her dress, but I don´t find it that special and it´s the only thing she wears during the entire movie.
My favorite...
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First of all, thanks to all of you, who voted in the picks! Here's the results for Prettiest Disney Princess Eyes as of May 2011!




10. MULAN
Overall people thought that her eyes are not big enough, and not as interesting as the eyes of the other princesses (whatever this means lol) Somehow the shape and the color are not vivid enough to make a lasting impression.

Darkshine said: "I think Mulan's eyes are very pretty"
KataraLover said: "They're beautiful!"
bubbles4u22 said: "They just don't have a lot of depth to them... I mean they're just... plain I guess? Kind of boring compared to the others....
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Who will be my #1?
Who will be my #1?
I've been on Fanpop a few months now and I've read a lot of people's articles about their favorite princesses. They've inspired me to write one of my own! (If you haven't seen "Tangled" yet you might want to skip the Rapunzel part)


10. Aurora



While I do like Aurora, I find her to be a bit boring. I think her lack of screen time is a big factor to that for me - there's not enough time to really get to know her as a character. I think Aurora is very beautiful but that's all she really has going for her in my opinion. I just don't find her as exciting/lively as the other princesses. On a...
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Here are the lyrics to a song I learned from my music teacher growing up. We'd act it out using her spinning wheel, and none of the girls could ever wait to be Aurora. Even though I didn't like her back then, I still wanted the chance to touch the spinning wheel. I thought it was fitting I post this, it being Aurora month and all. So, in honor of our own Brier Rose, here's the Irish folk song "Fair Rosa":


Fair Rosa was a lovely child,
A lovely child, a lovely child,
Fair Rosa was a lovely child
A long time ago.


A wicked fairy cast a spell,
Cast a spell, cast a spell,
A wicked fairy...
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I promised myself that I wouldn't make this article until Tangled comes out because I knew from the beginning that it's going to be in my top5

I gave each movie ratings for
the princess, prince, songs, kiss, ending, sidekicks.
*the following movies r arranged from my least to my favorite DP.

Aladdin
Princess:Jasmine 1/10 I never liked her,personality and I never related to her.
Prince:Aladdin 4/10 I like him but I don't LOVE him.
Songs: 8/10 I really like Genie's songs, Jasmine and Aladdin's voice r amazing.
Kiss: 8/10 very romantic.
Ending: 9/10 I really like the ending when the r singing A Whole...
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But Daddy - just one more cream-coated yoghurt raisin sponge cake... PLEASE?
But Daddy - just one more cream-coated yoghurt raisin sponge cake... PLEASE?
This idea sort of hit me in the face whilst I was doodling in the back of my French book on Tuesday when I should have been doing a listening exercise about someone wanting to be a doctor. What if Ariel didn't want our world for our junk and our legs but our marvellous food? That underwater stuff must be dead gross.
I actually started writing this around a doodle of fat Ariel, but yeah. My French book's at school so improvisation time!

Basically, fat Ariel has gained a lot of weight recently and her father has forbidden her from eating any more of this awful barbaric human junk. He's put her...
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So, we did this countdown a while ago, but I’ve wanted to write my personal opinions on it, and the articles I’ve written since just seemed to fit with the timing better, so this one kept getting pushed back. Sorry about that! However, if my writing this late keeps the conversation going, I’m glad I kept pushing it back!
Warning: Tiana’s section contains a LONG rant.

10. Aurora
Aurora doesn’t really do much in her movie, heck, she isn’t even really the protagonist. This film isn’t really about what Aurora does but more what happens to Aurora. Aurora sets very little of the film in...
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