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THE MISSING PRINCESS?! In every picture, game, and even at Dinslyworld, you always have your princesses: (left to right) Snow White, Rapunzel, Leia, Mulan, Aurora, Cinderella, Merida, Pocahontas, Tiana, Belle, Ariel, and Jasmine, but what happened to Kida?! She is a Princess, she is in fact Disney, so why does she not classify as a Disney Princess??
Contributed by Kandria Driskill
Cinderella was the second film Disney had done focusing on a princess story, following their film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney had been struggling since Snow White's release. Though other films like Pinocchio and Bambi were popular, they did not bring in enough revenue to keep the company on its feet. Cinderella was their last chance to survive, had it not been such a success, the company would have folded. The voice actress for Cinderella was not originally cast for the character, but she read for the lines for some initial test-animation, and Disney liked her so much that they kept her. Because the company was struggling so much at the time, the movie had to be made very quickly, so the studio used a method that used live-action film to use as reference for the animators. This was helpful, but because the artists and animators did not want to cheapen the animation too much, they used it solely as reference, and avoided tracing directly over the film.
Contributed by Elaina Swanson
Kida was a Disney Princess from the movie: "Atlantis the Lost Empire" 2001 directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. Kida, who's actual name was Kidagakash Nedakh, was Princess to Atlantis, she did not have to marry into the role, she was born with it. She didn't become queen until her father died, not by marriage. Also note that she did not let her role as princess stall her from fighting, say it was a cultural thing all you'd like but shouldn't we exercise showing children that they can be princesses and warriors. That they are complex beings that are so much more then one label or simply marriage material?
Contributed by Susan Gomes