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Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Starring:
Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury

Other notable appearances:
Richard White, Rex Everhart, Bradley Pierce

Running time:
84 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Aladdin, Tangled, The Little Mermaid  

 

Belle is a sweet and imaginative girl tired of her life in a ‘poor, provincial town’. Beast is a self-centred prince whose castle has been enchanted until he can overcome his selfish ways. To break the spell Beast must learn to love another and earn their love in return. When Belle agrees to stay in the castle so her father will be freed, Beast attempts to win her affections with the help of his servants. Can she learn to love a beast?

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Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Review by CJ

Snow White

Director:
William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen

Starring:
Adriana Caselotti

Other notable appearances:
Pinto Colvig, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Roy Atwell

Running time:
83 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio 

 

The wicked Queen, infuriated that she is no longer the fairest in the land, sends the huntsman to kill Snow White and return with her heart. Unable to go through with the act, the huntsman sends Snow White running into the woods where she comes across a house belonging to seven dwarves. When the wicked Queen discovers that Snow White still lives, she takes matters into her own hands.

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Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: Pocahontas (1995)

Review by CJ

Pocahontas

Director:
Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg

Starring:
Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, Russell Means, Christian Bale

Other notable appearances:
Billy Connolly, Linda Hunt, Frank Welker, John Kassir

Running time:
81 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan

 

When the English land in the ‘new world’ they are searching for gold and glory. What Englishman John Smith doesn’t expect is that he will find love with native Pocahontas. They must overcome prejudice on both sides before their love can blossom.

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Disney Princess Film Festival 2014: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Clyde Geronimi

Starring:
Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Verna Felton

Other notable appearances:
The most adorable owl in the history of Disney woodland critters

Running time:
75 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid

 

After years of hoping, King Stefan and Queen Leah finally have a child, Princess Aurora. However, when they present their daughter to the world they do not invite the evil fairy Maleficent and invoke her wrath. The wrath comes in the form of a curse that their baby girl will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die before the sun sets on her 16th birthday.

Good fairy Merryweather is the only fairy left who can bless the princess, but even she cannot remove the curse. Instead she changes it so that Aurora will not die, but will fall into a slumber only to be awakened by true love’s first kiss.

Merryweather and her fellow good fairies, Flora and Fauna, whisk Princess Aurora off to a cabin in the forest to raise her as a peasant in the hopes that Maleficent will never find her there. When the curse comes true, it is up to the dashing Prince Phillip to escape Maleficent’s clutches and rescue the princess for her happily ever after.

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