Disney Princesses Singing in Native Languages
One of the things I’ve always loved about the Disney Princess movies is how these old stories that originated from folk tales written hundreds of years ago that take place in all different parts of the world, and were made into modernized, entertainment for young children to grow up with knowing every word to every song.
But as a child, you don’t realize that these princesses originated from other countries and cultures, other than the obvious few. Most of these Disney movies are of white, european, English-speaking, teenage girls singing songs about falling in love.
That’s what makes Youtube channel Movie Munchies latest two videos so interesting. They took clips of famous songs from various Disney Princess movies and made versions of them in the movie’s respective native languages.
The Princesses featured in these videos include, Elsa and Anna from Frozen, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Jasmine from Aladdin, and even Mulan. Hearing and seeing these songs sung in their original languages is a really beautiful experience and sheds a new light on history of these stories.
These videos have been getting a lot of praise from the comments left by Youtubers like this one: “Yes! This is so freaking awesome! Better than the originals in English, I must say…”
Other comments include requests and suggestions for other movies to make these videos of, like The Lion King, Emperor’s New Groove, Anastasia (even though she is not a Disney Princess, it would still be cool). I was thinking even Merida from Brave or Pocahontas and maybe once the new Disney Princess movie comes out Moana can be included too!
Another topic of discussion in the comments of these videos started about what other Disney Princess movies they should make for the future, like possibly a Spanish princess? Or maybe a South American one? The possibilities are endless and exciting!
Be sure to check out and watch the videos below!