When the rights to Jenny Han's best-selling series To All The Boys I've Loved Before were optioned, no one expected it to revitalize the adolescent rom-com genre, but that's exactly what happened. When the first film was released on Netflix, it became one of the most rewatched films of all time. Since then, two more films have been made, and Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) have, sort of, gotten theirs happily ever after ending.
While the Walt Disney Company did not develop the To All The Boys film franchise, it did not lack Disney magic. In reality, the franchise shares many similarities with renowned Disney masterpieces, such as Lara Jean being raised by only one parent and everyone receiving a happy ending at the end. Some of the characters in To All The Boys I've Loved Before are reminiscent of Disney characters. Here is a list of the characters from this film and their Disney counterparts; read all the way to the end because I am sure you will be surprised!
#1 Peter as Eugene Fitzherbert (Tangled)
While Peter is extraordinarily charming, he also understands the need for hard work in relationships. He adores Lara Jean and even invites her family to events since he understands how much they matter to her. Eugene and Peter from Tangled
have a lot in common, especially considering they both start off as carefree rebels. Eugene, like Peter, shows his gentler side towards Rapunzel, and the two begin to relate on a deeper level.
#2 Margot as Nani (Lilo & Stitch)
Margot (Janel Parrish), the eldest Covey sister, takes on the role of the family mother even though she is thousands of miles away in Scotland. Nani from Lilo and Stitch
is in a similar circumstance to Margot, having been forced to take on the role of mother for her sister following her parent's sad death. Nani, like Margot, does her best to care for her sister, even when Lilo is tough. As a result, Nani is one of the greatest Disney siblings of all time.
#3 Lucas as Mushu (Mulan)
Lucas (Trezzo Mahoro) begins as one of Lara Jean's crushes, but as the series progresses, he becomes a devoted friend to her. Lucas was always there for Lara Jean, offering her his shoulder to cry on and never being afraid to give her harsh advice. Mushu is one of the best Disney animal sidekicks, and he, like Lucas, is passionately devoted, has a colorful personality, and is always there for Mulan no matter what.
#4 Lara Jean as Wendy (Peter Pan)
Lara Jean, a hopeless romantic, is always seen with her head in the clouds, imagining various situations. She, on the other hand, never shies away from being serious when the occasion calls for it, such as calling Peter out on his bullshit. Wendy, like Lara Jean, has her head in the clouds when audiences first encounter her in Peter Pan
. She enjoys stories, especially those involving Peter Pan. But she also knows when it's time to put her creative side aside and be the authority figure.
#5 Kitty as Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)
Kitty (Anna Cathcart) is the youngest of the Covey sisters, but she's the wisest when it comes to love. Of course, her matchmaking abilities extended beyond the term in which she sent out Lara's love letters, as she also assisted her father in finding love again. Cinderella
's Fairy Godmother, while not a matchmaker like Kitty, does live to grant people wishes. Furthermore, her sorcery aids in the union of Cinderella and Prince Charming, which would not have occurred without her.
#6 John Ambrose as Kristoff (Frozen)
In contrast to Peter, John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher) shows quiet confidence and charm. What makes him so intriguing is the way he and Lara Jean appear to be at ease with each other. Kristoff from Frozen
, like John Ambrose, was not presented as the primary character's love interest. While their endings aren't the same, these two gentlemen share a lot. They both have lively personalities and care profoundly about the people in their lives.
#7 Gen as Taffyta (Wreck-It Ralph)
Unlike most mean girl characters in teen films, Gen (Emilija Baranac) has a redemption arc in the second and third stories. Taffyta from Wreck-It-Ralph
, like Gen, begins as a "mean girl" who despises Vanellope because she is a glitch. She later realizes, however, that there is nothing wrong with Vanellope and apologizes. Both Gen and Taffyta must overcome their own anxieties in order to recognize that they are being harsh for selfish motives.
#8 Dr. Covey as Pacha (The Emperor's New Groove)
Raising three daughters while working as a doctor is difficult, but Dr. Covey (John Corbett) makes it appear easy. He is not only financially available to his daughters, but he is also emotionally available to them. There aren't many wonderful Disney fathers, but Pacha from Emperor's New Groove
is one of them. Pacha is such a concerned father that he is willing to go toe-to-toe with Kuzco to rescue his family's home.
#9 Christine as Megara (Hercules)
Christine (Madeleine Arthur), also known as Chris, is Lara Jean's best friend in all three films. She is very loyal and protective of Lara Jean, and she isn't afraid to stand up to her own cousin in order to defend her. Megara from Hercules
, like Chris, comes across as fiercely independent and self-assured.