Disney’s popular animated movies are set in different old times throughout history. Recently, several are slightly present-day more than others, but they mostly took place in the distant past, in a faraway land. Even though our favorite Disney movies’ princesses may have beautiful outfits and the main characters look modernly magnificent, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are the most authentic.
Disney gives a thousand shreds of information about the set time and places of their famous movies, which are mainly based on fairy tales. Therefore, it is easy for talented artists in cyberspace to imagine what these characters would have looked like if they were truly historical people. It doesn’t mean they hate Disney’s works. They are purely curious and interested in their own ideas.
Please take a look at our short selection below! Then, you will see for yourself if you find Disney designing the characters’ visuals acceptable or if they are totally misinterpreted.
#1. Tiana – the movie is set in the 1920s, New Orleans.
Compare Tiana’s outfits.
#2. Belle – she came from the 17th to 18th century in France.
Disney’s design versus what Belle would have looked like in real life.
#3. Pocahontas – She was born in 1596, Native American woman
Look at their outfits, side by side.
#4. Snow White – she would probably wear women’s dresses during the 1500s in Germany.
Compare the dresses
#5. Princess Aurora – she would probably be wearing dresses from 1300 A.D.
Now, compare the two dresses.
#6. Princess Jasmine – The costume is inspired by the clothes of Middle East Asian women in 300 A.D.
Compare the outfits side by side.
Do you think the new drawings earn credit for the characters as they are supposed to be like these? Or do you finally choose to team up with the old Disney works? We are waiting to hear from you. Sound off in the comment section and don’t forget to hit the like-share button!