Disney Princesses Break the Internet!

With only three months to go until the highly anticipated Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, the Disney gods have taken pity upon us mere mortals and graced us with yet another screenshot of the highly anticipated princess scene that was previewed at the D23 Expo last year. This preview shows us what happened after the first official screenshot that was released, in which Vanellope unexpectedly invaded the princesses' private dressing room, making way for the hilariously defensive antics that we see clips of in the trailer. This newly released image from Entertainment Weekly reveals the resulting antics of Vanellope getting on the girls' good side and convincing them that she is a Disney Princess as well.

The new screenshot portrays the classic characters converting to Vanellope's casual style of clothing as they lounge on bean bag chairs for your average teen slumber party, only with princesses. Missing from this particular image are Jasmine, Aurora, Merida, and Belle, but we know they're there somewhere, just as Ariel and Mulan were out of the frame in the first image they released. All of the princesses in this shot are dressed in modern clothes that represent their signature colors, with the exception of Mulan, who rocks black pants and a gold and red jacket, which is more representative of China in general than the yellow dress, pink dress, green armor, or blue dress she wore in her movie. Elsa's long-sleeved blue tee is clearly emblazoned with block text saying "Just Let It Go," and according to reports from Entertainment Weekly, Pocahontas's top will say "Blue Corn Moon," and Belle will be wearing a shirt that says "Beast Friends Forever" just off-screen.

The girls look very cozy in their modern-day pajamas as a few of them enjoy modern-day snacks as well. Tiana apears to be sipping on a Starbuck's frappuccino with her beautifully rendered curls while Elsa gorges on a strawberry milkshake. Cinderella, who still has her hair tied back, lounges on a periwinkle bean bag chair next to a bowl of popcorn and cup of soda. They look like they're ready to discuss all of their frustrations about needing to be rescued by "big strong men," as Rapunzel stated in the trailer. According to reports from the D23 Expo, this is also the part where Ariel gets flack from the other princesses for wanting to sing about everything, Snow White reveals that she needs glasses, and Jasmine admits that she is allergic to cats. It looks like the modern-day clothes are meant to be a visual representation of the princesses being "real" and flawed, just like everyone who loves them.

Their new modern styles of clothing also prove that it's possible to dress like a modern princess without going overboard in designer ballgowns. Stylized tops with iconic graphic imagery like Snow White's with the poison apple are just the sorts of Disney-themed couture you could find in popular stores such as Hot Topic. According to the upcoming movie, this new age Millennial pop culture style of dress for modern-day princess fans has caught on so much that even the Disney Princesses of old are doing it! That certainly says a lot about how princess culture affects society. Vanellope's voice actress, Sarah Silverman, is extremely supportive of the contemporary update to these classic characters. She speaks out about it in her interview with Entertainment Weekly
“I’m very proud of my character being a Disney princess with a human waist. I love that she is a princess but wears, like, a hoodie, and she inspires them all to wear comfortable clothes.”
Ralph Breaks the Internet is coming out on November 21st, about two weeks after The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. So far, Disney has revealed a lot more of the highly anticipated princess scene than I was expecting. The teases came out in bits and pieces with the announcement from the Expo, updated banners and profile images on their Facebook pages, trailer clips, and screenshots. Is this going to be the last we see of our royal friends hanging out with Vanellope until the film releases? Only time will tell. Either way, I love that all the original voice artists got to work together to record this scene. It seems like they had a lot of fun. November is going to be a huge month for princesses, and I can't wait to see what's in store along the way.


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