With Disney wringing every last dollar out of their renaissance-era properties in the form of live action (or sometimes just CG?) remakes, it’s refreshing to go back and revisit the classic stories we were brought up with, and appreciate what made them great…and what made them downright weird.
As beloved as the Disney Princess is in general, there’s plenty to laugh about if you deconstruct things a little. And nobody likes doing that more than the people of Twitter.
14. No, stop, don’t
Why do they have Mulan sized armor?
mulan: i'm going to war instead of u
her dad: no. i forbid this
her dad: but if u do there's a sword in the shed i'll leave the light on for u
mulan: ok i-
dad: armors there too. should fit perfect
— eli yield my time (@jazz_inmypants) February 12, 2020
13. Reverse, reverse
Better than most of the DCEU movies.
If you play The Little Mermaid backwards, Ariel ditches her idiot boyfriend and gains the powers of Aquaman.
— Wonderella (@wonderella) September 30, 2012
I can forgive pumpkins turning into carriages, but THIS?
If Cinderella's shoe fit her perfectly, then why did it fall off in the first place??? https://t.co/ZemfeEjLUm
— ? 27th July king ? (@sammygigs1) November 21, 2019
These are the tests of parenting you just don’t see coming.
[watching the Little Mermaid]
Daughter: why didn’t Ariel just write Prince Eric a note?
Me: maybe she didn’t know how to write.
Daughter: but she signed her name on Ursula’s contract.
Me: [frantically flipping through parenting book].
— NewDadNotes (@NewDadNotes) January 5, 2020
10. It’s in my name
What, you’re so great cause you sit around reading all day? Maybe contribute to society, BELLE.
Belle: there goes the baker with his tray as always, the same old bread and rolls to sell
Baker: I ?? AM ?? A ?? BAKER ?? IT’S ?? LITERALLY ?? MY ?? JOB ?? TO ?? DO ?? THIS
— Omar Najam (@OmarNajam) May 30, 2018
9. Fishy friendship
I can’t stop laughing at the term “tiny kid fish.”
how old is flounder. he sounds like he's like 5. ariel is 16 and trading limbs to a witch for a man. why is she best friends with a tiny kid fish. christ
— Gregory Possum-Liker ? (@cat_beltane) December 6, 2017
8. That escalated quickly
I think it became too big for its own good.
frozen teaser: lol look at the snowman
frozen 1: let it go
frozen fever: let it go 2
the other frozen short: lol look at the snowman
frozen 2: Everything has changed. Climate change has declared war on Arendelle. Elsa prepares for the ultimate battle before she loses everythi
— Akfamilyhome (@Akfamilyhome) February 13, 2019
7. What did I do last night?
Seriously how dumb is this prince?
Cinderella is just a fairy tale about a guy being like 'I'm too drunk to remember her name. I know she had feet? Twitter do your thing.'
— jeb ?? (@LlamaInaTux) January 2, 2020
6. Night of the living silverware
Thank God the toilets aren’t alive.
Belle: do you think I could use a cup that isn’t living?
Mrs. Potts: Hahahaha
Mrs. Potts: Now kindly drink your tea from my son’s skull.
— Sassparilla (@Megatronic13) February 17, 2020
5. Some restrictions apply
Look, you gotta read the fine print.
Aladdin: I can show you the world
Jasmine: lets go to New York!
Aladdin: hold on
Jasmine: then London
Jasmine: and then-
Aladdin: listen you wanna see Agrabah I can show you Agrabah
— tom (@pilau) January 14, 2020
4. The average mermaid
Why must we belittle her?
me: "why was she called the little mermaid, she was 5ft7?"
therapist: "i meant anything bothering you about your marriage keith"
— k e i t h ?? (@KeetPotato) February 27, 2016
Disney knew THIS WHOLE TIME.
so you’re tellin me rapunzel was in quarantine all her life cause her mom was hiding her from CORONA pic.twitter.com/Urcimv6LWN
— indy (@itsindysev) March 16, 2020
Say what you want, at least it’s an ethos.
I like that in The Little Mermaid, Ariel & King Triton wouldn't violate a contractual obligation, but they murdered Ursula with a ship.
— Brian Doyle (@WritePlay) June 4, 2015
1. Trust in me
Come on, what about this seems weird to you?
alladin: do u trust me
jasmine: i've only known you for 2 hours
a: so u don't wanna jump off this rooftop
j: lemme ask my tiger first
— keith (@ghostkrogh) February 29, 2016
At the end of the day, the nitpicks are funny, but the true spirit of these movies is letting your imagination run free and enjoying some bangers along the way.
What’s your favorite Disney Princess?
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