We are celebrating the 11 days leading up to the publication of our newest pop-up book by award-winning paper engineer Matthew Reinhart with 11 days of the 11 Disney Princesses featured in Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World. Check back each day for a new princess and a fun trivia fact about each movie!
Princess Tiana | The Princess and the Frog
Fun Fact: Princess Tiana is left-handed because Anika Noni Rose, who voiced the character, is left-handed.
Princess Pocahontas | Pocahontas
Fun Fact: The film’s release on June 23, 1995 was also the four hundredth anniversary of the real Pocahontas’s birth.
Princess Merida | Brave
Fun Fact: Merida is the first Disney princess to not be based on any preexisting character or historical figure.
Princess Mulan | Mulan
Fun Fact: Mulan’s name means “wood orchid” or “magnolia,” so magnolias serve as a running motif in the movie.
Princess Jasmine | Aladin
Fun Fact: In the film, Blue stands for good, so Jasmine’s normal outfit is blue, whereas Red stands for evil, so her outfit in the climax is red.
Princess Belle | Beauty and the Beast
Fun Fact: Belle’s blue-and-white dress and hairstyle were inspired by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
Princess Rapunzel | Tangled
Fun Fact: Rapunzel’s hair, at 70 feet long, would weigh approximately 10.4 lbs.
Princess Ariel | The Little Mermaid
Fun Fact: There are several shots of Ariel, sitting on a rock, in a pose reminiscent of the “Little Mermaid” statue that sits in Copenhagen harbor.
Princess Cinderella | Cinderella
Fun Fact: Cinderella actually loses a shoe three times during the film: when delivering breakfast trays, when running from the ball, and when walking down the steps with the prince after the wedding.
Prince Aurora | Sleeping Beauty
Fun Fact: In the traditional Italian version of this fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty is named Princess Aurora. In the German version, she is named Briar Rose. The film incorporates both names by having Princess Aurora use the name Briar Rose while undercover.
Princess Snow White | Snow White
Fun Fact: Snow White is the youngest Disney Princess at the age of 14.