We all know the official Disney princesses as of now. Some of us may know about the forgotten Disney princesses. But that’s another post.
Anyway, have you noticed these details that have never happened to Disney princesses, both the official and forgotten ones? Read below:
1: A princess who wears glasses
Not one Disney princess wears glasses (Mirabel from “Encanto doesn’t count since she isn’t a princess at all – neither by birth nor marriage). In fact, not long after I noticed that, a little girl who wears glasses wrote to Disney and stated that it would be nice to have a Disney princess who wears glasses. Hey, glasses are NOT nerdy at all.
2: A princess with braces
Like glasses, braces are not geeky, either. Yes, many princess movies are set in historical time periods. But, hey, unchronological stuff happens in Disney movies all the time (like several times in “Aladdin”, especially with the genie). A princess with braces would be nice.
3: A transgender or LGBTQ princess
In a time of people starting to accept sexual orientations and gender identities, it would be appropriate to have a transgender princess. There’s already been pressure toward Disney to give Elsa a girlfriend. While there haven’t been any hints to Elsa having a female lover on the “Frozen 2” trailer, it would be great if there were a lesbian or transgender princess.
Sorry, everyone, but Elsa does not get a girlfriend in “Frozen 2”
4: A disabled princess
There was a petition for a Disney princess with Downs Syndrome. But not one princess has been blind, deaf, physically handicapped, or anything else. Well, Ariel becomes mute for a good chunk of “The Little Mermaid”. But her voice was physically removed.
5: A tomboyish princess passionate about science
Okay, I know. Science barely plays roles in Disney films. Probably because magic is more dominant. However, I think this would be hard to market to little girls. So if a tomboyish science-obsessive princess ever happens, she’d likely end up a forgotten Disney princess.
6: A princess with a dietary restriction
“Disney Princess” movies are far from over. And although dietary restrictions were not given as much attention in 20th century, they get a lot of attention now.
Not just peanut allergies, but those with other forms of food allergies or intolerances, like gluten and dairy. Some people choose their dietary restrictions, like being Kosher, vegetarian, vegan, and so forth.
It would be great to have a princess like this since she would make those with dietary restrictions relate to her.
7: A princess too old to be official
I was surprised when I first discovered that Elsa is supposed to be 21 in the main events of “Frozen” (the first one in 2013). That makes her the oldest official Disney princess in age and the only one not a teenager.
Some of the forgotten Disney princesses might be older than teens too (Wikipedia said that Megara from “Hercules” was 20) and some are definitely younger, like Vanellope from “Wreck-it-Ralph”. In fact, part of the reason Vanellope is not official is because she was considered too young.
However, no princess has been deemed too old. Disney rarely made human protagonists older than teens before the turn of the century.
But even now, a 30-year-old princess would likely be too old to appeal to young girls.
Well, that’s all. Have you noticed any missing details among the Disney princesses? Feel free to share them in the comments.