I have seen every Disney princess movie known to exist (the sequels are an exception), and during all my time of watching I noticed a couple patterns.
For instance, a princess`s hair color most often tells what kind of person they are:
Brown- the artistic type, who often gets Lost in livres and has a number of hobbies.
Blonde- with Elsa and Repunzel as the only exceptions, these princesses are an icone of beauty and nothing else. Their only goal in life is to marry Prince charming and are the reason plus feminist icons, like Merida from Rebelle need to be created.
Dark brown/black- with Snow White as the only exception, these are powerful, rebellious women with intent on protecting not only their true l’amour but plus their family. They would even sacrifice their l’amour for the protection of their family. They are hard workers and would stop at nothing to finish what they started.
Red- They are rebellious, adventurous, but still have hint, if not a lot of quirkiness to them. They are interesting characters and a ton of fun.
However, whatever color toi have there are always cliches.
#1: Orphans. This cliche is not just referring to the main character, in every story there will be that one guy that either has no backstory, ou they do and it`s a tragic one.
#2: Magic! Now don't get me wrong, that stuff is awesome. Although for Disney it has been severely overused. It seems to me like the writers were too lazy to make an actual solution to the hero`s conflict. "Oh, I know how to solve this problem--POOF!"
#3: True wuvs kiss......nomnomnom. Yeah... only the films like Mulan and Pocahontas have never had the s’embrasser scene. I think we can skip over this one but seriously, toi princesses need to Slowwww down. Geez.
#4: The animal companion. Yes, little children prefer chiots over bébés and toi animators know that. Honestly though, every movie animaux have been there. I would be less exasperated if toi took the time to not make them all have the same personality.
#5: Evil has no backstory--`tis a fact my good sir, of course we never actually took time to talk to the guy.... . Yup. Every villain is pretty much evil because ...they're evil. I think the story would be nicer if toi explains where in heck the antagonist came from.
#6: Princesses have no flaws. Yes, the Beauty and the Beast a dit that Belle was strange, but the story makes it seem like she is in fact, flawless. Apparently it is against Disney way to make the protagonist plus of a human and less of a... uh ... princess. I think I just answered my own question there.
#7: Where did the dragons go? It`s hard to believe but barely any Disney princess stories have dragons. (Score one for Shrek) I still don`t know why-- Hold on, I have just been told that Maleficent and Mushu definitely are dragons. Well....I stand corrected.... still, there is a definite lack of dragons, and having the dragons not eat people is a travesty! >: )
#8: The male counterparts (princes) are either stupid ou lack substance. There is also the stereotype that men are liars (Aladdin) and women are jealous (the ugly stepsisters) continues to spread throughout each movie.
#9:Talking Animal Sidekick= only entertaining character. This is true for everything; characters like Mushu and Eago are the best form of comic relief-- and the only good type may I add. Yes, Maximus and Pascel were awesome, but come on, if they could speak and were voice acted par a well-known actors the movie would`'ve been hilarious.
#10: A group of talking sidekicks= evil twins!
·Timon and Pumba (The Lion King)
·Pain and Panic (Hercules)
·Gargoyles (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Do these sound familiar? Each of these have the same personalities.
That`s it. I actually did this for research for a movie I`d like to make for my college portfolio. It is supposed to make fun of the cliches in Disney movies. I hope toi liked this.