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20+ Insane Disney Princess Facts You Didn’t Know

Disney is our childhood.

It may have seemed innocent back then, but trust me, that’s not how it is. Do you ever find out a crazy fact about something, and you just can’t look at it the same way anymore? Well, I’m about to do that to you.

Here are a few insane Disney Princess facts that you probably didn’t know:

 

#1 Adriana Caselotti, who voiced Snow White, was paid less than $1,000 for the film, was not credited, and was forbidden by Disney from taking other roles. 

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#2 In the Brothers Grimm version of Cinderella, the stepsisters mutilate their feet — one cutting off her toe, the other her heel — to make the slipper fit.

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#3 And some scholars believe that Cinderella’s shoes were made of fur in the original fairy tale but were changed to glass as the result of a mistranslation.

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#4 In 1999, Vice President Mike Pence argued that Mulan  was liberal propaganda intended to normalize “the role of women in the military.”

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#5 It took six Pixar research engineers and artists more than three years to bring Merida’s curly red hair to life, and they had to invent an entirely new kind of animation software to pull it off.

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#6 And if her hair were straightened, it would be four feet long!

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#7 Cinderella, Belle, and Tiana, who all married into royalty, wear opera gloves, whereas other princesses who were born into royalty do not.

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#8 Reese Witherspoon had to give up playing Merida because of her atrocious Scottish accent.

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