Once Upon a Time... Disney princesses span generations
Rapunzel isn't the typical damsel in distress. she's fierce and bold and fills her days with art and books.
Disney's "Tangled", in theaters Nov. 24, is the latest and perhaps final Disney Princess. The story of Rapunzel -- voiced by Mandy Moore -- is based on the Grimm Brother's famous tale, but takes on a new twist as Rapunzel uses her 70 feet of magical golden hair to rescue Flynn, the kingdom's most wanted bandit.
Special software had to be created to simulate movement of the hair; no one had ever animated so much hair before.
Ten Disney employees grew their hair out during the making of the film. Each cut about 10 inches off to donate to an organization that makes wigs out of real hair for people who have lost their own due to illness.
Rapunzel is locked in the tower so that Mother Gothel, who stole her as an infant, can use her magical hair as a personal fountain for youth.
How well do you know the Disney princesses?
Use the number by each Princess' name on the right to answer the following questions.
A. Which princesses were born Princesses and did not have to marry a prince to be in the Disney Princess Collection?
B. Which princesses were with a Prince Charming?
C. Which princesses do not have sequel movies?
D. Which princess has a daughter in her sequel?
E. Which princesses' mothers have died?
F. Which princesses do not have named animal sidekicks in their movies?
G. Which Disney Princesses are aided by fairies or fairy godmothers?
H. Which Disney Princess pretends to be a man?
I. Which Disney Princesses are based on Grimm Brothers' fairytales?
J. Which princesses have "princes' who are not actually royalty?
1. Snow White 1937
2. Cinderella 1950
3. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) 1959
4. Ariel (The Little Mermaid) 1989
5. Belle (Beauty and the Beast) 1991
6. Jasmine (Aladdin) 1992
7. Pocahontas 1993
8. Mulan 1998
9. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog) 2009
A 1, 3, 4, 6
B 1, 2
C 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
E 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
F 1, 3, 5
G 2, 3
I 1, 2, 3, 9
J 6, 7, 8
"Snow White and The Seven Dwarves" is the first full-length animated movie.
"Snow White" wins a special Academy Award consisting of one large award and seven smaller ones.
"Cinderella" is nominated for three Academy Awards.
"Under the Sea" from "The Little Mermaid" wins the Academy Award for best song.
"Beauty and the Beast" becomes the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for best picture.
"A Whole New World" from "Aladdin" wins the Academy Award for best song.
1994 "Beauty and the Beast" premieres on Broadway as an original stage production.
"Colors of the Wind" from "Pocahontas" wins the Academy Award for best song.
"Mulan" wins the Academy Award for best original musical or comedy.
"The Princess and the Frog" marks Disney's return to musicals and hand-drawn animation.
Total Gross Box Office Income
$217 million Aladdin
$145 million Beauty and the Beast
$141 million Pocahontas
$120 million Mulan
$104 million The Princess and the Frog
$85 million Cinderella
$84 million The Little Mermaid
$66 million Snow White
$36 million Sleeping Beauty
Disney Princess Origins
Snow White -- Germany
Cinderella -- France
Sleeping Beauty -- England
Ariel -- Denmark
Belle -- France
Jasmine -- Middle East
Pocahontas -- North America
Mulan -- China
Tiana -- Louisiana, U.S.A.
Rapunzel -- Germany
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