Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara: The Stories. The Influence. The Legacy

Friday, September 16, 2022

Book Review - Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara: The Stories. The Influence. The Legacy

Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara: The Stories. The Influence. The Legacy

About the Book
Featuring concept art, memorabilia, and original interviews, Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara explores the legacies of the princesses and what they represent today.

Everyone knows the Disney Princess characters, but how did they become the cultural icons we know today? From the Princesses Walt Disney and his artists brought to the screen in the twentieth century, such as Snow White and Aurora, to the recent additions such as Moana, Tiana, and Rapunzel, each Disney Princess character’s influence has expanded beyond their original film. Each of their unique, individual stories create a fabric with the power to inspire our imaginations, spark social conversations, and empower us.

Featured Disney Princesses include:
  • Moana
  • Merida, Brave
  • Rapunzel, Tangled
  • Tiana, The Princess and the Frog
  • Mulan
  • Pocahontas
  • Jasmine, Aladdin
  • Belle
  • Ariel, The Little Mermaid
  • Aurora, Sleeping Beauty
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
Organized by themes of origins and inspirations, re-imaginings, toys and collectibles, fashion, music, parks, fandom, and more, Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara features memorabilia and interviews with Disney historians, directors, voice talent, and fans. Explore the different eras, influences, and legacies of the Princesses with Disney Legends such as Jodi Benson (voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid and author of the book’s foreword), Lea Salonga (the singing voice behind two Princesses, Jasmine and Mulan) and composer Alan Menken.

What is it that has made these characters resonate through so many generations and cultures? How have they become a reflection of pop culture as we know it? Delve into these indelible characters and find the Disney Princess within you!

My Take on the Book
This was a wonderful book that any fan of the Disney processes will love. Bringing together amazing concept art as well as interviews that really bring you into the creation of the movies themselves, you will be transported into the films, but also leave feeling like much more of an expert on the Disney princesses as well. The book is well organized and you will love learning more about the princesses in all aspects, form the pre-conception, to the movie, to even toys and more. All-in-all, any fan of Disney and Disney Princesses will want to add this to their collection!

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