It seems like Disney princesses are a hot-topic over the internet, or at least at my own blog, so here is another ten posts about them. Yes, they will be revealed one at a time, perhaps in intervals of one week. Since I have not watched all of Disney’s animated films (even from their canon list) I may not include some of your favorite Disney female characters, but any Disney princess exclusion is intentional. Some other things about this list:
1. Disney does not equal Pixar
2. Only 2D-animated characters allowed
3. No animals or otherwise non-human characters allowed
4. Must be of at least teenager age
5. Must star in at least one of Disney’s canon movies
6. Let’s pretend that all sequels did not happen
John: You have the most unusual names here, Chechomony, Kuyukanhoic, Pocahontas.
Pocahontas: You have a most unusual name too… John Smith.
Man, talk about being shrouded in mysticism! This was all it took for John Smith to fall in love with her, but for me, I usually fall in love with the Disney heroine after her feature song. Mulan with Reflection? Holy cow. Tiana with the first line of Almost There, “That’s just gonna have to wait a while.” Cinderella was actually a little later with Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale, even though I love A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes. Like Cinderella, Pocahontas’ singing actor Judy Kuhn gets the privilege of singing two of these feature songs, Just Around the River Bend and Colors of the Wind, and I bet everyone knows which song won my heart over. Elsa might be considered the first Disney princess with superpowers, but Pocahontas really could paint with all the colors of the wind. Super speed, Olympic-worthy diving and canoeing abilities, genius-level language learning capability, and the power to manipulate wind to get hair in her face are just a few of her other superhuman traits. As with all superheros, Pocahontas puts her power to good use, using her super speed to rescue John Smith from his death-sentence and uses her ability to manipulate wind to push the sails of a dying John Smith’s ship. However, perhaps her greatest power is her singing voice, which can convince even the blandest of characters to become an environmentalist and rid them of their xenophobia. Even though Pocahontas stars in a forgettable movie, her distinct skin color, facial design, playful personality, and tree hugging (or should I say talking) agenda all paint the portrait of a more than datable Disney princess.