If you are a Disney fan like me, you probably heard that the voices behind all of the modern Disney princesses met up to promote Wreck-It Ralph 2 at the Disney Expo in Anaheim, California recently. They will reprise their roles for this new film, and were able to meet one another- some for the first time. Seeing all of the princesses together made me think about what makes each one so unique, and what traits they each possess that make them such wonderful influences for girls young and old.
Rapunzel: Curious, brave, passionate
She wants to see the “floating lights”. Bad. It’s definitely a passion of hers, and she braves leaving her tower, the only thing she knows, to adventure out in search of the lanterns.
Belle: Intelligent, fearless, selfless
She lives in a town full of people who see her as different and strange, but she doesn’t let that stop her from being who she is. She loves reading, and in this year’s remake, she’s an inventor. She also takes her father’s place in the castle, which is a very selfless act.
Ariel: optimistic, independent
She brushes her hair with a fork, and can get away with it. Honestly, I don’t think she needs much more of an explanation than that. (Okay, one more thing. She also is a mermaid. HELLOOOO!).
Jasmine: Content, trusting, authentic
She is the princess of Agrabah, yet she disguises herself as a commoner. She also looks past the fact that Aladdin is a thief and “street rat”, chooses to trust him, and likes him better as a commoner than when he dresses fancy and pretends to be a prince.
Pocahontas: Free-spirited, adventurous
She runs around barefoot and teaches John Smith not to be ignorant. She’s pretty cool if you ask me.
Tiana: Perseverant, dedicated, hard working
This girl doesn’t stop for a second! She has a goal of owning her own restaurant, and knows that the only person who’s going to earn it is herself.
Mulan: Courageous, strong
She chops her own hair off (can we comment on that?) and takes her father’s place so he doesn’t have to go to war. She then proves to all the guys that she can tough it just as well as they can, and eventually even shows them up.
Moana: Dreamer, determined
Nothing can tear her away from the water, and when she realizes she’s the one that is destined to find Maui and return the heart of Te Fiti, she focuses on that goal until accomplishing it.
Anna: Quirky, trusting, loving, family-oriented
I relate to Anna on a serious level. The fact that she wakes up with drool on her face and messy hair had me sold in two seconds when I first watched it. She also loves her sister more than anything, and would do anything for her.
Merida: Independent, brave, unquestionably herself
Her insane red locks and impressive archery skills are just the tip of the iceberg with Merida. She isn’t your classic princess, and shows that you can be a princess and be super sporty.
Who is your favorite Disney princess, and who are you most excited to see reprise their role in the new Wreck It Ralph movie?