Yeah, I honestly didn't really like the Enchanted Tales either that much. I actually started to watch it a little bit today since I've never seen it, but I simply had to stop it in the middle of it because I couldn't handle the fact how it's kind of ridiculous and so very odd. I couldn't stand Aurora's new voice because it did not sound exactly the same at all. At the same time, I know I shouldn't expect it to be the same as the original movie. But also, I personally don't enjoy Disney sequels either. Haha.
I think it’s been especially tricky for them to manage to use the older princesses in things, finding new voice actresses and getting the animation right is really difficult.
In response to the person asking about Enchanted Tales, it's a cute little movie but honestly, it takes away from Aurora's real character, I think. Not to mention the animation is strange. I dunno. I'm like, the biggest Aurora fan there is (it's my nickname, lol) and I guess I'm kind of a snob when people re-do things, lol.
I’ve not been a huge fan of Disney sequels in general, so I can’t say I’m terribly surprised. Thanks for the opinion :D
So, Sleeping Beauty is absolutely my favorite Disney princess movie and it always has been! but, I was so curious about this picture. I'm terribly sorry if I sound slightly dumb in this picture, what scene is this? is it even in the movie? haha.
I’ve seen this floating around, and a lot of people have been curious so I’m glad you asked about it! You’re not crazy haha, this is not from the original movie. It’s from Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams. I’ve never seen the movie, but that picture is super cute!
I agree with your statements on Aurora's dress color. Blue is the color her dress was while she was actually sleeping, plus I think it looks better. However the color-changing offered Disney with an official choice. Cinderella's dress is supposed to be white, but white doesn't translate well to merchandise, hence the blue. Which let them assign pink to Aurora.
One of the reasons I love the Kingdom Hearts game series is they got it right from game 1. Cinderella's dress is white; Aurora's is blue.
I totally agree about Cinderella, I miss her silvery dress.
I’m going to go ahead and assume that “best” was supposed to be in this sentence. Probably her hair. That big swoopy curl in the front and how lovely it moves when she twirls, it’s just so pretty! Her eyes come in a veeeery close second though, the lovely almond shape and the unusual purple-blue color is just striking.
I hope you don't get these questions often or if you're tired of these but I was wondering why do the Fairies call her Briar Rose and Aurora...?
You have a great blog btw, I just saw the movie again today with my little cousin *.*
I’m more than happy to answer any and all questions to the best of my abilities, and I actually haven’t gotten this one before :D Her given name is Aurora, as it says in the opening sequence, but the fairies call her Briar Rose. It’s probably to further conceal the fact that she’s a Princess. It seems that a good chunk of the kingdom at least knew her name, and if someone had found out some girl named Aurora was living there it probably would have made it easier for Maleficent to find her.
What do you think- Make it pink? Or make it blue?
Personally, I think Aurora got screwed and had pink forced upon her because all princesses have to look distinguishable and Cinderella didn't have an alternative.
You know I really don’t have a favorite. A lot of people seem to think strongly one way or the other, but I’ve always liked both, and I try to keep a good balance between the two here on my blog. (Ironically enough, I think her forest dress has the most posts on here haha)
I think the reasoning behind the pink dress in the marketing is exactly as you said, to make sure she looks different enough from Cinderella. I’m going to assume you prefer the blue, given your strong language on the matter. I’m sorry to not see more of that dress myself, but it also makes perfect sense to me. I’ve seen a lot of adults confuse Aurora with Cinderella when her merchandise is in blue, so when Disney’s target market is much much younger it becomes even more important to make them very distinguishable from one another.
Thanks for having an amazing Aurora-centric tumblr! I myself am a fan of Brynhildr of Norse mythology from whom her fairytale originates, and I love the Disney take on Sleeping Beauty. Definitely will be watching for more posts <3
Thank you! I didn’t know too much about the original Brynhildr story, but thanks to your comment I did a little research and learned a lot! It’s really interesting to me to see how old these stories are, and how we adapt them to our culture and time.