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Disney Princesses, sorted by Hogwarts Houses

Bear meeting Belle for the first time and talking about her lovely fireplace.“Hi, Princess!”
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I was recently watching The Little Mermaid, and had a sudden realization.  I quickly texted a few friends to poll them on the idea, and they immediately agreed, 100%:

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Ariel is a Slytherin.

That’s right, 90’s kids, eat it up.  Your favorite red-head isn’t the happy-go-lucky Hufflepuff you may have thought her to be.
Let us direct you to her personality: rebellious(going to the surface), uncaring if her actions hurt those she cares for(missing the concert-she cares more that “my father is gonna kill me!” than that she ruined the hilight of Sebastian’s career and embarrassed King Triton).
Ariel is fully willing to dabble in the dark arts in order to seduce a man she knows almost nothing about, with a witch who has some dark history with her father bad enough to get her banished and exiled from court forever.  Oh, and who has a forest of withered merpeople as a welcome mat.
And after all that… Ariel gets her way.  Through deceit, dark magic, and not caring about her family one bit.  She is sly and determined, and nothing can stop her.
Total Slytherin.

This realization got me thinking… what could the houses of the other Disney Princesses possibly be? Plus, I’ve been inspired by another blogger who liked to sort Jane Austin characters into Hogwarts houses, so I figured, why not?  So without further ado, here are a few more of the Princess’ sorted into the Hogwarts houses.

Belle: Gryffindor!

You may think your favorite bookworm would make the cut for Ravenclaw, but (surprise surprise!) the Sorting Hat says Gryffindor!  Sure, she’s got her nose stuck in a book at nearly every moment she can manage, but there is so much more to this princess than what’s on the surface.
Upon realizing her father has been captured by a hideous beast and will be kept until his death, Belle immediately sacrifices her own freedom for her father’s, despite his adamant protests.  She is brave enough to try to correct the beast when he first offers her a bedroom, saying that she thought she was supposed to stay in the dungeon tower, hard-headed enough to say “no” to his commands, and noble enough to return to her promise of imprisonment as repayment for Beast saving her from the wolves… not to mention kindly patching him up and making sure his paw didn’t get infected.

(And for you naysayers who think our bookish heroine should still be Ravenclaw, I give you exhibit A: Hermione Granger.)

Cinderella: Hufflepuff!

She’s loyal to a fault, remaining with her father’s new family even after his death.  Granted, during Cinderella’s time, I imagine a woman in her place wouldn’t have too much of a choice in the matter, but this girl does it with a grace and kindness most of us couldn’t muster in the face of Lady Tremaine and the two step-sisters.  She’s a hard worker, dedicated to her family home, and patient as a Saint.  Helga Hufflepuff would be proud.

Pocahontas: Ravenclaw!

Yes, our girl is brave enough for Gryffindor, but Ravenclaw is marked by those who are wise and seek out new knowledge and understanding.  When newcomers invaded her home, Pocahontas didn’t attack or retaliate in fear or a show of strength, but sought to learn about these new people and their strange ways.  (Though I’m sure the handsome singing explorer helped pique her curiosity as well.) Always striving to find her right path and do the right thing for all people, Pocahontas proudly wears blue.

Jasmine: Gryffindor!

This was a close call between Slytherin and Gryffindor.  Princess Jasmine is determined to get what she wants, is firm in her decision making, and doesn’t take crap from anyone.  So what tipped the scales?  The fact that she doesn’t toss others aside to get what she wants.  Yes, she may have run away from home, but she didn’t go to her father’s worst enemy to do it (Ariel…), she just wanted some experience outside of her palace upbringing, and a chance at escaping a forced marriage.  Can you blame a girl?  She may be determined, but she’s not willing to do quite anything to get what she wants.  So… Gryffindor.

That’s all I’ve got so far!  If you have any Princesses you’d like sorted (or an opinion different from mine about the above princesses) drop me a line in the comments!  I love geeky personality conversations.

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30 Day Challenge

My Least Favorite Classic – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 17

Okay, so I’m terrible at doing a 30 day challenge if those 30 days are supposed to be in a row.  But now that I have agreed to write something everyday, I shall continue (and hopefully finish) the 30 day challenge!  Which, you know, has nothing to do with the current score being Lent: 9 Bryn: 3.  Or my lack of knowing what to write.

Today’s topic is supposed to be my least-favorite Classic.  Since we have already covered what makes a Disney movie a classic, I shall go straight into the film itself.

My least favorite Disney Classic is… Continue reading “My Least Favorite Classic – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 17”

30 Day Challenge

Favorite Disney Kiss – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 14

Snogging.

Macking.

Smooching.

K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

Honestly, I forgot this was a category.  And there are so many Disney kisses, yet so little time!  No time to address the important questions, like…

Since when is an under-developed character kissing a ‘dead’ girl completely acceptable?

"It was in the original fairy tale, so a little necrophelia is ok!"
“But, he’s a prince!”     “It’s creepy.”       “It was in the original fairy tale!!”         “Oh, well, that’s ok, then.”

Why does no one remember how desperate Ariel was?

Lessons
Really, does no one else remember Eric pulling away here? #desperateteenager #resepectyourfather #terribleDisneymorals

Why is this still so cute…

"Aww, look at the cute little puppies, accidentally human-smooching!"
“Aww, look at the cute little puppies, accidentally human-smooching!”

…yet as an adult, this makes you want to cringe?

Wait, feel the WHAT tonight?  Ahhh, cover the children's eyes!!!
Wait, feel the WHAT tonight? Ahhh, children, avert your eyes!!!

And, of course, what we were all thinking at the end of Beauty and the Beast…

"Are you sure that's the same guy, Belle?  I wouldn't kiss him until you're sure, he looks REALLY weird."
“Are you sure that’s the same guy, Belle? I wouldn’t kiss him until you’re sure, he looks REALLY weird.  I mean, Beast wasn’t exactly blonde…”

But I digress.

FAVORITE DISNEY KISS

Honorable mention: Eugene Fitzherbert and Rapunzel

Eugene lives!
Eugene lives!  

You remember the moment.  We all thought he was dead, an entire college auditorium fell silent with tears, and several burly guys around us whispered, “But this is a Disney movie!”

And then sheer joy at Flynn/Eugene’s resurrection!  And we were all rewarded with the couple’s long awaited,

we-knew-it-was-coming-at-some-point-because-it-is-a-Disney-movie kiss.

But it’s not my favorite.

I realized, I love this kiss, by my favorite part of this scene is right here:

That hug.
That hug.

I don’t have a single snarky comment for that embrace.  It’s sheer joy, relief, and love all wrapped into one.  They’re just so happy he’s alive, the kiss is kind of an afterthought.

Favorite Kiss: Aladdin & Jasmine

The Disney kiss to measure all other Disney kisses.
The Disney kiss by which to measure all other Disney kisses.

This is the Disney kiss I watched over and over again as a kid.  Obviously it made quite the impression on me.

I love how it’s really Carpet’s idea to make the new couple smooch.

The look of surprise on both Aladdin and Jasmine’s face, which fades from “Wait, what?!” into “Oh, nope, this is good, kissing is good.  I can kiss more. “

Love it.

Oh, and about those weird Disney kisses you forgot about…

Bet you forgot this one, didn't ya?
Made ya look!

Personal recommendation: If you decide to google “Disney kisses” for whatever purposes, don’t go past page two or three, lest you wander into dark alleys of the internet.  *Shiver.*

 

30 Day Challenge, Music

Favorite Villain Song – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 12

Ahh, another easy day for this challenge!

There are a lot of good villain songs in the Disney-verse.  (Though I must admit, my recent realization that Jafar really doesn’t have his own personal song made me kind of sad.)

I have two honorable mentions:

Poor Unfortunate Souls – The Little Mermaid

"I'll admit that in the past I've been a nasty, they weren't kidding when they called me, well, a witch."
“I’ll admit that in the past I’ve been a nasty, they weren’t kidding when they called me, well, a witch.”

Props to Ursula for monologuing only to her minions, and not to the heroine of the story.

Also, I just love how low of an alto voice you need to sing this song.  It’s just fun to sing.

Friends on the Other Side – The Princess and the Frog

Honestly, all I ever remember is "Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, ARE YA READY!??"
Honestly, all I ever remember is “Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, ARE YA READY!??”

As far as villains go, Dr. Facilier is one of my favorites to meet in Disney Parks.  Probably him and Gaston.

Really this is one of my top faves because of the detail in the animation during the song sequence.  Look closely at the picture.  See the difference in the wallpaper that is in the Dr.’s shadow, and the wallpaper that’s in the light?  Yup, those are skulls and crossbones.

Plus it’s just a catchy song.  But the reason it doesn’t win is because Voodoo and calling on evil spirits is creepy.  My first reaction to watching the movie was “Holy canolli, Disney people, that sh*t is real!! This is a kids’ movie!”

Mother Knows Best – Tangled

At this point we all know that I love Tangled, and find Mother Gothel to be a spectacular villain.

I love this song partially for Gothel’s singing (what a voice!), but mostly because we go from this…

"Skip the drama, stay with mama!"
“Skip the drama, stay with mama!”

…to this.

"If he's lying, DON'T come crying.  MOTHER knows best!"
“If he’s lying, DON’T come crying. MOTHER knows best!”

What a demonstration of character building, and showing how the villain can develop from annoying and bad to evil and bad.

And now the winner of today’s category is…

Be Prepared – The Lion King

You want a song to motivate you to do housework?

I’ve found, surprisingly, that this one works better than “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”

Scar’s got the best dramatic flair.  And Jeremy Irons actually sung his part, which is a huge plus.

It’s another case of the villain talking up his plan, but still being smart enough to not monologue to his enemy, the good guy.

What’s your favorite Villain song?