Tonight (Tuesday) I’m hosting a Meetup group for a night of Disney Princess Trivia at a Tallahassee bar. Normally I feel fairly confident in my ability to compete in trivia contests, but I’ve kind of skipped out on some of the more recent Disney princess movies.
I’ve tried practicing for the event by taking online quizzes, but I should have watched the movies when I had the chance. The only answers I’ve gotten correct so far deal with Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. Everything else is pure guesswork.
I have learned a few tidbits from practicing online:
- Did you know that of all the princesses, only Pocahontas doesn’t have a single costume change?
- Or that Tinkerbelle used to make the princess list, but was booted out? Probably some sort of discrimination based on height.
- Mulan’s father’s name was Fa Zhou (kind of sounds and looks like father, so there’s my mnemonic.)
- Merida’s brothers’ names were Hamish, Hubert, and Harris in the film “Brave.” I’ve seen this film, but thought the brothers were Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Wrong cartoon.
- “The Princess and the Frog” is set in 1920’s New Orleans.
- “Mulan” is the only Disney princess film to tackle war and cross dressing. Sounds like a way to avoid serving back in the old days.
- Ariel, in “The Little Mermaid,” wears a pink bikini top and later a purple gown.
- Oprah Winfrey voices the character of Eudora in “The Princess and the Frog.” I guessed correctly on this one.
- Only two Disney Princesses, Aurora and Cinderella, had wicked stepmothers. I’d have thought there were many more!
- Ariel is the princess with the most licensed, themed merchandise.
Now my head hurts, and I’m suffering from princess overload. I’m even beginning to see dwarves hiding in every corner. Prince Phillipe, hurry and save me from Ursula before she turns my mother into a bear and cuts my hair with my dad’s sword. I have a bad feeling about this.