3 Disney Princess Movies Even Adults Will Enjoy
3 Disney Princess Movies Even Adults Will Enjoy

Ever since Disney released its first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in 1937, princesses have been synonymous with the brand. Over the years, countless beautiful and brave princesses have graced the silver screen. Today, there are twelve official Disney Princesses who, apart from having a leading role in a beloved Disney movie, continue to enchant little girls from all over the world. Although it is difficult to single out just a handful of noteworthy princess movies, there are a few that stand out among the rest. Let’s have a closer look at three of the most memorable Disney princess movies ever created.

 

Sleeping Beauty is a timeless classic

 

Sleeping Beauty may not have been the original Disney princess movie (it is third in the list after Snow White and Cinderella), but it certainly is one of the most memorable. The movie, which was released in 1959, is based on the fairy tale of the same name by Charles Perrault and features a beautiful princess, handsome prince, quirky fairies, and a noteworthy antagonist. Sleeping Beauty effortlessly combines art deco elements and medieval art to create an enchanting backdrop to a story filled with hope, betrayal and, above all, true love. Although Princess Aurora has virtually no part in Maleficent’s plot against her and sings more than she speaks, she does make for a beautiful damsel in distress. Like Cinderella, Aurora is one of the official Disney Princesses and has been the inspiration behind a range of merchandise, including T-shirts and dresses, sleepwear, jewelry, luggage and toys. Signing up for a Disney Princess subscription box service will undoubtedly enchant any little princess with a selection of carefully-curated goodies that are delivered on a regular basis, and Aurora fans are sure to find their favorite princess included.

 

Beauty and the Beast remains a firm favorite

 

Disney animation reached new heights of grace and beauty when they released Beauty and the Beast in 1991. The film, which became the first-ever animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, was based on the 1756 French fairy tale of the same name. The plot revolves around Belle, a book-loving girl from a small village, and Prince Adam, who was turned into a beast (and his servants into household objects) by an enchantress who sought shelter at his castle. Apart from a beautiful and magical love story, Beauty and the Beast also contains many humorous scenes involving a candelabra named Lumière, Mrs. Potts the teapot and her teacup son Chip, and a clock called Cogsworth. The movie soundtrack is astounding and features an especially beautiful title track by Céline Dion & Peabo Bryson. Although the original movie was released nearly 30 years ago, it remains a firm favorite among a new generation of little princesses, as well as those who have grown up to be queens in their own right.

 

Everyone roots for Mulan

 

Mulan was first released in 1998 as Disney’s 36th animated movie and the ninth produced and released during the Disney Renaissance. Mulan is not your typical Disney princess. In fact, she really is not a princess at all, but because of her heroic acts, she does qualify as one.  Mulan is the first Disney Princess that is based on a legend and the second, after Pocahontas, that is not based on a fairy tale in any way. Not only is Mulan not royalty, but she and Shang are the only non-royal leading couple in the entire Disney Princess franchise. Mulan is as action-packed as you can expect from a princess movie, and like most Disney offerings, features a wonderful soundtrack. Children and adults alike will find great comfort in a princess who, despite not fitting the typical princess mold, manages to overcome numerous obstacles with grace and flair.

Disney Princess movies have always held a special place in the hearts of little girls from all over the world. Even adults who believe in a bit of magic will thoroughly enjoy re-watching any of the Princess movies now that they are adults.