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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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Alright this is more of a rant than anything because "Enchanted" is one of my favorite movies and I cannot believe she isn't in the line up or is thought of as a Disney Princess. And I know the movie is making fun of the stereotypical princess when she meets the real world but there are so many allusions to the movie, especially The Little Mermaid in a lot of them. BUT ANYWHO let's get started.
The usual reason Disney deems a character a Disney Princess is usually because they are the heroine of the movie and have a few musical numbers where said heroine sings in. They also are very beautiful...
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As many of you know, I have been conducting a countdown of the most popular love's first kiss scenes. It's been a lot of fun and I'm glad so many people participated! I must say, though, that I find it hilarious that each poll had about 40 participants and less than half of them commented. I mean it even says in the title that your vote won't count unless you leave a comment! It doesn't particularly bother me, I have plenty of quotes as it is, I just find it funny. :P On to the results...

8. Cinderella and Charming's kiss

At first I was surprised that they were the first couple to go, considering...
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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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Sorry it's long. I have a lot of beliefs about these three to respond to! May get preachy!

I really hate all the hate the old princesses get, especially Snow White. She has a lot more personality than she is given credit for (more than many of the recent heroines have, too). she’s got a sassy sense of humor, she’s unbelievably emotionally strong despite the horrible abuse and near murder she went through twice (the victim blaming she and Cinderella get is rather disgusting and hypocritical), she never gave up hope about meeting her love again, she didn’t need to run around chasing boys...
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So for a bit over a week, I have been doing posts on who is the youngest and oldest a day, and by the next day, the oldest and the youngest out of the bunch would get eliminated. The countdown ended today, and Fanpop has amde a list from the youngest to oldest princess.

10. Snow White
Mostly everyone knew who was going to be eliminated in the first round of the youngest princess, and the results were very predictable in this round. Snow White got 85% of the votes, and I am suprised it did not gain any more votes. People said that Snow White looks and acts the youngest out of all of them. She...
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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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The Hero
The Hero
Alright it's Mulan's turn. She's my favorite princess so this should be fun.

Let's start off by addressing Mulan's inclusion into the lineup. She's the only princess who's not royalty in anyway, she does not marry prince nor is she born into royalty. Some people are glad to see Mulan included. Others have a real problem with it. Now to all you nitpicky bastards out there, here are the reasons why Mulan was added. 1.She fits criteria (singing, animal friends). 2.Her movie was moderately successful. 3.She's closest thing Disney's got to an Asian princess. 4.She's a great role model for young...
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Now it's Jasmine's turn, we've reached the ethnic princesses so alot of my choices may seem cliche. Heck, you probably already know who's #1.

5.Gemma Arterton
Prince of Persia wasn't all that good but this young lady did a great performance. Gemma has the essence of royalty and can clearly play a girl power princess. But she's white and European so she can only go so far.

4.Anchal Joseph
For those who don't know, this girl was on a season of America's Next Top Model apparently. Anyway, as soon as I saw her face, I immediately thought of Jasmine. She has the exact same facial features...
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Well this idea just came to me. Everyone has different opinions on who should play the princesses. This is my opinion on the top five actresses who could play Snow White. I'll be doing this with the other princesses when I have the time. And what better way to do it than chronologically.

5.Ellen Page
The ironic thing about Snow White is that most of the actresses today that look like her usually play roles that are more or less the opposite of her personality. Ellen Page may look like Snow White but she plays roles of girls who are cynical, sarcastic and sometimes have low self esteem,...
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We all know that not even the Disney Princesses can be perfect so here's my article listing up some of the flaws that each princess has in my opinion. Okay I'm going to probably get a lot of hate for this, but like Miley Cyrus sang in Hannah Montana "Nobody's Perfect".

Snow White:

Even though I'm a big fan of her she has flaws, but they aren't big ones at all and the first one that I have listed I can understand that one. Okay the first flaw about her is that she accepted the apple from the old hag when she wasn't supposed to, but I can understand why she did it, the hag tricked her into...
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Hi! this is my top 10, enjoy!

Number 10.
Snow White's

Snow White.
Snow White.

She's my number 10 Because I really don't like this hair, Her hairstyle remembers me when My mom cut my hair in my first time.. It doesn't matter.







Number 9.
Pocahonta's

Pocahontas.
Pocahontas.

I don't hate her hair, It's wonderful, I really love it, but it's too straight hair, I'll like more if it is more wavy, but it's still beautiful.




Number 8.
Jasmine's

Jasmine with hair down.
Jasmine with hair down.

Her normal hair with a braid, I don't hate it but I don't love it, I love when Jasmine is brushing her hair in the movie ♥ It's really beautiful!









Number...
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Once upon a time there was a wonderful Disney movie about a fairytale princess, but where did that story come from? The following article is going to dig out the story that inspired the stories that eventually inspired Disney. I am not an expert and I did not take weeks or months to research this, but I still found some pretty interesting and somewhat accurate information. So where did these stories come from? Let us delve in and find out.

Snow White:



This tale has been around for years and has been rewritten and reimagined many a time. For a lot of people when they think of this story...
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So I haven't had time to watch Tangled enough to noticed a lot of mistakes, but I found a few. Please forgive me, for there are not very many. But I will do my best to entertain you! Let's begin...

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The chain: When Gothel chains Flynn to the wall, and we can see the chain is right up his wrist. We also know that it is at it's maximum point of falling down his arm and cannot go any further. Observe:
The chain is a major part of this scene and it's reasoning for it, so it's kinda hard to miss it.
The chain is a major part of this scene and it's reasoning for it, so it's kinda hard to miss it.






















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10. The Prince
Nothing much to him, he's in the movie so little, we don't really know anything about him, he's just so boring.


9. Prince Charming
There is a bit more to this Prince, and the fact that he fights to get Cinderella, makes him more attractive than he really is. He's plain and just kinda there. He is more active than Prince, he DOES something. But he is just kind of there.


8. Eric
Cute, but totally boring. He doesn't DOOO anything! Sure he saves everyone from Ursula, but he kind of just complains all the time about how he can't find the perfect girl and even though Ariel looks...
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Disney Princesses Couples
Disney Princesses Couples
Hey Fanpop fans!
It is me again, with my fourth article. Now this article is about the couples in the princesses that make us fall in love with them. And again, after the picks I made, I write an article in your opinion about these romantic couples. I hope that you like this article. Sorry again if I have errors in my grammar or spelling. And for last thank you again, for the people who help me with my picks!



10. Mulan and Shang
Mulan and Shang
Mulan and Shang


These couple for the movie "Mulan" is in the last place. These couple is in the last place, because I lot of people say that it was too rush. At the...
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posted by Swanpride
Someone in the Disney merchandise department seems to have decided that Belle’s flower is the rose – a decision I don’t really agree with. Yes, I know, the rose is featured very prominently in the movie. But it’s not really a symbol for Belle; it’s a symbol the need of the Beast to find true love. Which is, btw, the meaning of red roses: True Love. Seeing Belle as the rose, she would be symbolically under glass for the whole movie, and that doesn’t suit her character at all. In fact, shortly after the Beast puts the glass over his rose possessively, Belle flees from the castle....
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