Disney Princesses

Moana recap:

  • She is a wayfinder in the ancient South Pacific searching for a long-lost island
  • Moana wants to voyage, her father Tui doesn’t want her to go beyond the reef, but her grandma encourages her to go
  • Her grandma tells stories of the mythical demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson)
  • Johnson has said that he was emotionally connected to the film because of his heritage
  • ““Moana” introduces a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. She meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage.” [x]
  • “The film will bring its music to life with Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, giving the South Pacific setting an authentic sound. We can perhaps expect something similar to the stylings of Lilo & Stitch‘s beautiful Hawaiian feel.” [x]
  • It’s set to be released November 23, 2016
  • Dinah Jane will (maybe?) be voicing Moana. (I’ve only been able to find one source that claims this) [x] Scratch that, they apologized for misinformation. [x]

I just realized something.

All of the dark skin Disney princesses are oversexualized. Jasmine, for example, dresses like a harem girl despite being a princess. Then there’s Esmeralda (the entire plot is centered around her sexuality), Nani from Lilo and Stitch…I can’t think of a single white princess who is sexualized the way they are. For some reason Disney thinks all brown women are curvy and sensual dancers who seduce men while white princesses like Rapunzel and Anna are more “innocent” & modest in comparison.

I think Tiana was probably the only one who wasn’t sexualized but she also was a frog for like 98% of the movie so does she even count?

The Signs as Disney Princesses (and why)
  • Aries:MULAN (Mulan)- because of their strong will and determination, their ability to never give up, and their perseverance despite fallbacks and insecurities.
  • Taurus:AURORA (Sleeping Beauty)- because of their stubbornness, their gentleness, and their tendency to fall asleep.
  • Gemini:CINDERELLA (Cinderella)- because of their resilience and their ability to sometimes conceal who they are.
  • Cancer:TIANA (Princess and the Frog)- because of their strong, wishful determination to achieve their set goals and their incredible hard work that they put into everything they do.
  • Leo:BELLE (Beauty and the Beast)- because of their generosity and large hearts, their love and yearning for adventure, and their ability to see the best in people.
  • Virgo:POCAHONTAS (Pocahontas)- because of their down to earth sentimentality, their patience, and their rationality.
  • Libra:RAPUNZEL (Tangled)- because of their dreamy wishes and general optimism.
  • Scorpio:ANNA (Frozen)- because of their unwillingness to give up and their never ending hope.
  • Sagittarius:MERIDA (Brave)- because of their strong independence and their love for freedom.
  • Capricorn:SNOW WHITE (Snow White)- because of their capability to get things done and their faithfulness.
  • Aquarius:MEGARA (Hercules)- because of their wit and their crafty charm.
  • Pisces:ARIEL (The Little Mermaid)- because of their constant dreaming and their love for exploring and collecting treasures.