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Princess Movies {Personal}

Frog: Whenever I haf to do somezing qwuik... I always breeng a turtle.
Turtle: I think I pulled a muscle.
Frog: I'm gonna DIE! I knew it! I'm on a dangerous mission with a LAME TURTLE!
the swan princess | frog + turtle
My love of romance and my love of humor started young in life.  For the humor... check out this above clip from one of my childhood favorites, The Swan Princess.  Dry, sarcastic, frantic.  I love it.

But these cartoons are also drippingly romantic! 
I spent the wee hours of the night several nights ago watching clips of my favorite princess movies.  Dang are there some good moments. Beauty and The Beast's Tale Old As Time scene?
Weep. 
Cinderella, my favorite, getting spotted by Prince Charming for the first time?
Ooze.

The Swan Princess, based on Swan Lake,
is the adventurous story of Prince Derek (the idiot) and Princess Odette (the lovely),
and how he grows up, mans up and learns to truly love her with an"everlasting love."
(Er, as well as a children's fairytale cartoon can portray that...)

After being set-up by their royal parents,
and falling "in love" Derek proposes to Odette.
She first wants to know why he loves her.
He says because she's beautiful.
She wants to know "what else?"
And in a moment of tact, wisdom and...idiot-ness he replies:
"What else is there?"

Ba.
Good one, Prince Derek, good one.
His friend joked:
"You should write a book: How To Offend Women In Five Syllables or Less"
But Odette fled the scene (good girl.)
Then got turned into a swan (stupid beast villains and their magical spells).
Everyone, however, thought she had been killed.
Derek didn't believe it.

He set his mind, energy and heart to finding her,
saving her and proving that he was a changed man.
As Odette insightfully said "I need to know that he loves me, for just being me!"

Off the prince went to find his girl.

Rogers: Oh, Derek. You've looked everywhere. 
She's not coming back. 
The whole kingdom knows that.
Prince Derek: The whole kingdom's wrong! 
Odette's alive, and I'm gonna find her.

The prince was right. 
And he did indeed find her.
And the Great Beast Animal who put her under the spell, Rothbart,
was Derek's final obstacle.

Prince Derek: Don't let her die.
Rothbart: Is that a threat?
Prince Derek: Don't you dare let her die!
Rothbart: Oh, it is a threat. Only if you defeat me! 

Alright, alright... game on.
Derek fought and defeated Rothbart,
(though Rothbart was decidely bigger, stronger and more powerful...
awwwww, True Love won :D awwww).

He had proven that he really loved Odette.
Princess Odette: Will you love me, Derek? Until the day I die?
Prince Derek: No, Odette, much longer. Much longer. 

BEST.
Ever.
This world needs more of that.

Do YOU have any favorite princess movies or lines or songs?
Cause the good Lord knows I need to spend more time thinking about princesses
...and funny turtles.

7 comments:

  1. Keara wants to be your bff. She's watching "Apunzel" and wants you to come watch it with her.

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  2. I have a major love thing with Beauty and the Beast. It has always been my favorite Disney movie, and Belle has always been my favorite princess, as well as the one I found myself most like in some ways (the whole awkward, odd, nose-in-a-book, didn't-really-put-herself-out-there-for-guys-but-got-an-awesome-one-anyway thing). I even had the incredible blessing and opportunity (Read: Dream Come True) of working at Beauty and the Beast in New York City when I was in college. That only fed the obsession more.

    Once I did get to marry my prince charming, we incorporated some subtle (and not so subtle) nods to B&B in our wedding. My dress and hair was loosly based off of Belle. We hid roses everywhere we could. Oh. And our first dance was to "Tale as Old As Time" (sung by one of my dear friends though...not a teapot).
    Haha- sorry to over-comment! You hit a bit subject for me :-)

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  3. The Swan Princess is one of my favorites as well! except i discovered it in high school, not as a child. but still. hilarious and romantic. my best friend and i quote it all the time.

    "if enny-zing happens to her, i'll have you whipped, flogged and your back legs fried in butter!"

    and the opening song is just brilliant. love.

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  4. we just watched this yesterday!!! ahh such a good and funny movie. can we mayyybe watch it at the funshop? you know for good old times. ;)

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  5. hahaah no such thing as an "over-comment."

    And YES. I love that line Andrea!

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  6. well, if you're looking for princess + prince movies, i'd have to say that "enchanted" stole my heart :) she reminds me odette!

    did you see "the princess and the frog," disney's last princess movie? i loved princess tiana! she was a smart heroine, much like odette.

    finally, i really love "a little princess" even though that's about a girl and her dad... totally not the same type of movie but i love it anyway!!!

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  7. Gahh i love Swan Princess!! i grew up watching the Swan Princess movies with my sisters (and dragged my brothers in sometimes too) and they have never ceased to make me laugh!!

    favorite Disney princess movie ever is Sleeping Beauty. one of my favorite parts from the movie is when the King and Prince Philip are arguing as Philip is about to ride off to Aurora...

    King Hubert: Nowadays I'm still the king! And I command you to come to your senses!
    Prince Phillip: [mounting his horse] And marry the girl I love.
    King Hubert: Exactly!
    Prince Phillip: [riding off] Goodbye, father!
    King Hubert: Goodbye, father. Marry the girl you... No, no! No, no, Phillip! Stop! Come back!

    Hahah LOVE IT!!

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