10 Princess Disney Cliches That Disney Repeatedly Uses In Its Movies
After several decades of making so many movies featuring princesses, it seems that Disney is stuck with common trends. Although these days the studio has tried to innovate its classic storylines to suit the new audiences' tastes, there are still a lot of clichés that fans are tired of watching and wish not to see them again in future films, such as the gorgeous appearances and perfect personalities of Disney princesses, or the love at first sight.
10 Typical Disney cliches always used in its movies
#1 There'll always be a happy ending.
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosAfter overcoming many difficulties and challenges, the main characters will usually get what they want and live happily ever after.
#2 The princesses always have gorgeous appearances.
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosDisney princesses are always beautiful with big round eyes, smooth skin, and a perfect body. They all can make us fall in love at first sight, however, sometimes, Disney fans wish to see some princesses that are relatable to them.
#3 Most of the princesses are really young.
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosDisney princesses often begin their journey to conquer happiness at a very young age, mostly in their teens. Disney's youngest princess is Snow White (14 years old). There are only a few exceptions, such as Elsa, Anna and Pocahontas who were in their 20s.
#4 Disney princess needs to be helped.
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosDisney princesses, no matter how strong they are, still need to be rescued at least once. The rescuer is often their love interest and this scene is usually a way to progress the relationship between the two main characters.
#5 Disney princesses sometimes trust people way too easily.
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosPerhaps because some princesses knew little about the world, they are often overly naive and trust anyone who treats them well (albeit only in a fake way). And that's exactly why these girls often encounter unnecessary troubles and pitfalls.
#6 An adorable sidekick with little purpose.
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosDid you notice that most princesses have a best friend as a small animal? And while the sidekicks of Mulan, Cinderella or Snow White are important to the movie, the other princesses' pets often don't contribute much to the storyline. For instance, Moana's pet pig only appears in a few scenes and is quickly forgotten.
#7 The perfect princesses - "Disney cliches"
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosThis is definitely one of the most predictable clichés of Disney ever. Disney princesses are usually smart, beautiful, kind, and tolerant even to those who treat them badly. However, building perfect characters also has a drawback, it gives the characters no more opportunity to grow.
#8 The pain of losing a loved one - Disney cliches
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosDisney movies, though more or less, all have a little bit of tragedy. And it's very common for Disney fans to see their princesses suffer from the pain of separating from their parents (Rapunzel from "Tangled") or watching their beloved ones passing away (Moana from "Moana").
#9 The "love-at-first-sight" motif is one of the most used Disney cliches
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosAlthough this motif has now been gradually restricted to match the audience's interest, Disney princesses still often fall in love with their prince very quickly. After all, there's still a reason why these films are called fairy tale romances!
#10 Princesses aren't satisfied with their lives.
Source: Walt Disney Animation StudiosDespite being born in gorgeous castles and living a rich life, some princesses still complain about their lives. They don't like the responsibilities that come with their role and think that they keep them from achieving their dreams. The two princesses that represent this cliché are Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" and Elsa from "Frozen".
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