A dream is a wish your heart makes….
and apparently Cinderella’s dream is to meet a handsome, young prince! According to Jim Shore that is. This piece is called Dreaming for a Prince and it’s part of Jim Shore’s Sonata collection. If you caught Wednesday’s post, I provided a full collection shot and explained a bit about it. If you missed it, don’t worry, just scroll down after this post to see Tiana’s review.
Dreaming for a Prince is a great representation of Cinderella. While it’s one of Jim Shore’s more simple Cinderella designs, it’s still pretty and true to character. Although Cinderella’s real ballgown color is a silver/white, collectibles have usually been made in blue. This gives more of a ballgown feel where a white or silver dress will make us think bridal. Oh, good old marketing!
In the Sonata collection, each princess is standing with a piece of their story. For Cinderella it’s the iconic shoe, the shoe that is her key to a better life.
Besides her glass slipper, this piece also plays a few seconds of A Dream is a Wish your Heart makes. This is one of Disney’s most lovely and romantic songs. Over 50 years later, A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes is still as iconic as ever.
While this piece is a more simple design compared to the countless other Cinderella’s that Jim Shore has produced, it’s still full of his artistic design. It looks great and really suits the dress because it does the full skirt… just gorgeous!
Dreaming for a Prince is now retired, along with the rest of the Sonata collection, and can only be found through second hand dealers and as always, if you’re lucky, in stores.
Cinderella is the first Disney Princess to be seen as a little girl, before Tiana in 2009 and Rapunzel in 2010.
Cinderella is the second Disney Princess to be an orphan, the first being Snow White.
Similar to Snow White, Cinderella is forced to be raised without a father for the majority of her life. Instead, she is placed in the hands of a cruel and jealous stepmother. Another similarity is that the two are forced to be household servants in an attempt to hide their outer beauty.
Cinderella is the first out of the four Disney Princesses not to be of royal blood, paving the way for Belle in 1991, Mulan in 1998 and Tiana in 2009.