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After all, who was Walt Disney’s favorite princess?

Discover which, among the thirteen princesses already released by the studio, became Walt Disney’s favorite princess

The Disney Princesses franchise began in 1937 with the release of the studio’s first animated feature film: ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, a story that follows the protagonist who gives the title to the plot fleeing from her stepmother, the Evil Queen, who In search of being the most beautiful in the kingdom, she wants the death of her beautiful stepdaughter and curses her with a poisoned apple, putting her in a deep sleep where only a kiss of true love can wake her up.

Since then, the company founded by Roy It is Walt Disney launched another 12 official princesses (Ariel, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Mérida, Moana and Raya), whose stories were presented in unique animations, and which, due to their success, expanded their universes with sequels and prequels, as happened with Ariel, who appeared in ‘The Little Mermaid’, had her future explored in ‘The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea’ and her past presented in ‘The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Story’ .

In addition to the films, the franchise has games and collectibles that won over the public through the trajectories that the princesses built and the inspiring lessons they convey in their stories, as these cause identification, facts that even led to one of them being named favorite princess Walt Disney.

Who is she?

Scene from “Cinderella” (1950) /Credit: Reproduction/ Disney

The princess in question is Cinderella, presented in the self-titled animation released in 1950 under the direction of Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson It is Hamilton Luske.

The narrative, which adapts the short story of the same name written by Charles Perrault and published in 1697, it presents the princess who, after her father’s death, finds herself at the mercy of her stepmother and her two half-sisters, who force her to do all the domestic work alone and do not allow her the freedom to go and come.

Amidst her difficult routine, Cinderella never stopped dreaming of better days, and when a royal ball is organized for the prince to choose a maiden from the kingdom to marry, she expresses her desire to go to the event, gaining help from the Fairy Godmother to help her. that, with a pass of magic, her old clothes and objects were temporarily transformed into luxury items, helping her to attend the party that would change her life forever.

This is because, after dancing a waltz with the heir to the throne, she leaves the palace in a hurry, since, at the stroke of midnight, the enchantment would be undone and she would return to wearing her old and dirty clothes, as well as losing her means. carriage. However, in the middle of her rush, she ends up leaving behind the glass slipper she was wearing, shoes that become the prince’s only information about the girl, being tried on by all the girls in the kingdom until the prince finds Cinderella and the two live happily ever after.

The revelation that Cinderella is the favorite princess came through the character’s official voice actress, Ilene Woodsin a chat revealed by the D23 website, where she states that Walt he admitted the information to her, stating that he identified with the princess.

One time I walked into his office and he said to me, ‘You’re my favorite heroine, you know that?’ I said, ‘You mean Cinderella?’ ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘there is something in that story that I associate with,’ Woods recalled.

woods drew a parallel between the history of Walt and Cinderella when she suspected that the producer had in common with the princess the rise “from poverty to riches”, she says. “Of course, then I didn’t know how many times Walt she had risked everything to make her dreams come true”, concluded the actress.

Furthermore, ‘Cinderella’ features Cinderella’s favorite scene. Walt among all the animations already released by the studio: the transformation of the princess’s dress. The entertainer Marc Davis exposed the information in an interview with the Disney blog, stating that the scene brings many of the concepts that Walt likes to address in their titles.

It really shows a lot about Walt Disney himself: magic, wishes coming true, and that sort of thing. Cinderella had a real strength of character throughout the film. They wouldn’t hit her no matter what.”

It is also worth remembering that Cinderella becomes special not only for Waltbut for the entire future of the studio that has existed for over a hundred years, given that, as reported by the ScreenRant portal, at the time, the company managed a high bank debt, which affected the financial health of the studio.

However, with the release of the film in 1950, which had a high commercial performance and great critical approval, the situation was stabilized, and the studio was able to continue with the development of major titles released soon after: ‘Alice in Wonderland ‘ in 1951 and ‘Peter Pan’ in 1953.

Source: Recreio

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