So the ディズニー Princess ファン for the 月 of April is Dweep! Congratulations! I for one have noticed all the work she's been putting into our spot and whole-heartedly agree with the verdict. So let's get right down to the interview shall we? How long have あなた been active on this site?
I think I joined in the late summer of 2009. Me and my best friend wanted to find out which ディズニー Princess was the prettiest so we looked it up and got to this site. But it wouldn't let us vote unless we were a member so I made an account. I named the account "dweeb" because I felt like such a loser for joining. Then I went a few months not going on at all. And then I think near the beginning of 2010, I found my way back on and became addicted. Where does checking this site typically fit into your daily schedule?
I check it mostly every day, occasionally I miss a day. Sometimes I don't do much, I just chat with people about the princesses and answer クイズ questions. And I go through phases where I'm sick of it and don't come on for a while. But most of the time when I'm on, I like to be an active member and post some picks または write an article. What was one of the nicest compliments または コメント you’ve gotten for your contributions to this spot?
Being named Princess ファン of the Month! I was not expecting it at all, the last time I checked the アンケート was the 日 it was 投稿されました and I was in third place. I just assumed I wouldn't win and then yesterday found out I won. I'm flattered that so many people have acknowledged my contributions to this site. You wrote the fanfic Princess Pea: A Royal Pain for Every ディズニー Princess. What made あなた come up with that character?
I called her Princess エンドウ, エンドウ豆 because my little sister's nickname is Pea. Which is totally ランダム but I thought it was catchy. Anyway, she's kind of the stereotypical teenage girl of the modern world. Boy crazy, shallow, a shopaholic. But the whole point of her story is that she meets all the other princesses and then is brought back down to Earth. What do あなた like most about her?
I 愛 that she's funny and has a lot of sharp wit! None of the ディズニー Princesses are nearly as witty as her. She is just this huge diva but あなた can't help but 愛 her because she's so bitchy, in a hilarious way. How much/in what ways are あなた like Princess Pea?
I can be bitchy but I always do it in a funny way, just like her. I'm not nearly as mean as she can be, but I still see a lot of myself in her. She's based off of myself in exaggerated form. Snow White is also an extreme character. によって that I mean, she's cheery and sweet 24/7. I pretty much made エンドウ, エンドウ豆 the polar opposite of that. Which Princess do あなた most aspire to be like and why?
Mulan. She is so much もっと見る than just the girl who saved China. She started out as a girl with good intentions but a lot insecurities weighing her down. She felt a lot of pressure to live up to her society's expectations but in defying them, she did the most extraordinary thing possible. She's proof that every wrong step is a step in the right direction. If she had done well with the Matchmaker in her opening scene, she probably wouldn't have gone to war. She even admits in the film that she did it もっと見る to prove herself than just for her father. She's a great role model because even though she's not the prettiest, または most 人気 girl, she believes in herself and shows everyone that if あなた follow your own path, あなた will succeed. Not によって following the path everyone else has あなた on. ムーラン is the most dimensional ディズニー heroine in my opinion. What is your fondest princess-related memory?
Definitely pretending to be Ariel at the cottage with all my childhood フレンズ and family. They always let me be Ariel because I was the youngest. They would be my mersisters and we would spends hours swimming in the lake going on adventures. Also, I used to run around the grocery store pretending I was Snow White in the forest. I'd literally scream at everything and then throw myself on the floor and pretend to cry. I'm not afraid to admit I was a little bit of an attention whore. Do あなた have any form of ディズニー Princess memorabilia (visible または hidden)?
I have lots of Ariel stuff. Dolls, towels, socks. I used to have a soap holder that was Ariel holding a sea shell and then あなた put the soap inside the sea shell that she's holding. My dad has all these little keychain figurines from ディズニー World like Tinker Bell, Aurora, Ariel etc. I don't really buy anything like that anymore mostly because ディズニー Stores are overflowing with Hannah Montana crap these days. Sadly, the princesses have ロスト their spot as Disney's number one marketing ploy. But they'll always be first in my heart. What do other people think of your passion/obsession for ディズニー Princesses?
Not many people know about it actually. A lot of people know I like ディズニー Princess but I would never dream of telling them the extent of my obsession. My mom knows because I go on ファンポップ daily to check on the Princess page. I think the reason I 愛 ファンポップ is because it's a place where あなた can share thoughts on a common obsession with people who are just as major fanatics as yourself. あなた feel less judged about it than in the real world. If あなた met someone who had never seen a ディズニー movie before (god forbid) which princess film would あなた want them to watch first in order to set a good impression?
Hmm...I would probably get them to watch The Little Mermaid because it's my personal favourite. Either that または アラジン because Robin Williams is so hilarious in it. But I think after watching アラジン first, all the others would be a bit of a let down because none of them are as rich in comedy. Why do あなた think the princess films are important to American culture?
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is extremely significant in American culture. It's considered the greatest animated film of all time によって a great deal of film critics. Beauty and the Beast was nominated for Best Picture of 1991 which was a huge deal because it showed people that animated motion pictures can be taken seriously when done well. I think they are important because fairy tales were always Disney's biggest successes. That's why they went with シンデレラ when ディズニー needed to rake in some big bucks. That's why in the eighties, The Little Mermaid was their first hit in years. That's why the renaissance did mostly fairy-tale type stories. ディズニー realized that fairy tales were their most praised area of expertise. So they stuck with it. And then they realized how many little girls adored the heroines of those fairy tales and voila, they made the ディズニー Princess line. What other princess fairytale would あなた like to see made into a ディズニー movie?
I would 愛 to see Rumpelstiltskin. Can't あなた see that being an awesome ディズニー movie? And how cool would it be to have a princess film that's named after its villain? They would obviously have to change some plot points. Because if I remember correctly, the main girl is told によって the king that if she can't spin the straw into gold, she'll be executed. But if ディズニー did their usual slightly altered, もっと見る family friendly version of the story, I think it would have alot of potential. Also if they did Jack and the Beanstalk and threw in a princess that was trapped in the giant's castle, that would be pretty cool too... If あなた could sit in on a creative meeting at the ディズニー Studios for the 次 ディズニー Princess film, 一覧 5 things あなた would suggest. 1.
2-D traditional animation. They could blend in some CGI like they did with all the renaissance films but I still want to see all hand-drawn characters and backgrounds. 2.
Alan Menken music. The man is a complete genius. 3.
I would like the heroine to start off as a damsel and then learn to be もっと見る independent. It would be nice to see a princess who needs a wake-up call. With Beast and Naveen, it was always the prince who needs to change and the perfect girl who helps him do it. I'd like to see it done the other way around. A girl who needs to stop being a damsel in distress and a guy who helps her realize her full potential. 4.
A tragic villain. A villain who does evil things but あなた can't help but feel a bit sorry for because they are a dimensional character and not just labeled "the evil villain" like the Queen, Ursula, Jafar etc. 5.
A really solid story. Not overly complicated plotwise. Easy to follow but still entertaining. I found The Princess and the Frog a bit fuzzy in areas. I kept wondering: What is Facilier's motive? Why is there another guy who looks like Naveen dancing with Charlotte? Obviously everything was explained eventually but I still found the plot a bit too busy. The classics were easier to follow and I'd like them to get back to that.