Let's Give Thanks for These Princess Movies on Disney+ Next Month!

It's difficult to find things to be thankful for this year. There have been numerous cancellations and delays of highly anticipated princess movies throughout the year due to the pandemic. That's why we should give thanks when a movie actually arrives on schedule, which appears to be the case for Godmothered, an original movie streaming on Disney+ for this year's holiday season. Godmothered is scheduled to come to Disney+ next Friday, December 4th. It isn't the only movie we have to look forward to on Disney's newest streaming service, though. Princess fans can anticipate a wealth of long-awaited content this holiday season to make up for all the delays during the rest of the year. Check out the trailer for Godmothered below.


When this movie was first announced as Frills early this year, many fans were hoping for a Cinderella prequel about the backstory of the Fairy Godmother. Instead, we are getting something that looks like a poor man's Enchanted. Jillian Bell stars as a young fairy godmother-in-training named Eleanor. She lives in a magical realm with other fairy godmothers and travels to our world to prove that people still need magic. She gets more than she bargained for when the little girl she was hoping to help turns out to be a middle-aged single mom who may need even more help now than she did as a child. Eleanor must beach Mackenzie to believe in her dreams again, while Mackenzie shows her that real life isn't always a fairy tale. Godmothered was created exclusively for streaming with a similar budget and tone to Secret Society of Second-Born Royals. Since it takes place during the holidays, it is more important than ever for Disney to release it on time, unlike its unfortunate predecessor that got delayed by three months.

Though it isn't quite the Cinderella prequel I was hoping for, there are things I enjoyed about the Godmothered trailer. The godmother character is lovely and optimistic. I like that she is plus-sized, something that princess fans have wanted to see from Disney for a while now. I also like the theme of bringing magic and hope into our cynical reality, especially during these challenging times. It is jarring to have a fairy godmother character who is so naive about the world that she isn't familiar with basic lifestyles or technology. This innocence makes more sense for Giselle in Enchanted because she is an isolated young maiden. Fairy Godmothers are supposed to be wise sages who guide their mentees through their years of experience, as demonstrated by the fairy godmother school that our heroine attends at the beginning of the trailer. It looks like this film is doing a reversal of the common trope by making the "princess" character a worldly cynic who teaches her guardian some life lessons.

If Godmothered isn't your cup of tea, there are plenty of other princess options coming to Disney+ next month, many on the same day. Those of you who didn't purchase Premier Access for the remake of Mulan will be pleased to know that it will become available to all Disney+ subscribers next Friday for no additional fee. Anastasia, everyone's favorite Don Bluth princess turned Disney Princess, will also finally be able to join her fellow animated royals on the streaming service as well, a welcome addition now that Thumbelina has been removed. Two of the lesser-known live-action Disney Princess movies, Into the Woods and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be arriving on Disney+ later next month. I'm a little surprised The Nutcracker wasn't there already, but I can't say I missed it since it was my least favorite interpretation of the story. I recommend seeking out the Barbie version for a true holiday classic. Finally, Pixar is giving us a present this Christmas by releasing their next theatrical movie, Soul, on Disney+ for no additional fee.

With so much unpredictability surrounding 2020, it's nice to have something to rely on. Disney+ was off to a rocky start last year. It looks like they are finally getting their act together. With three new movies and some older favorites, they are giving princess fans plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. As for me, I'm thankful to all of you who take time out of your day to read my blog. Which of these movies are you looking forward to the most? Let me know in the comments. Stay safe out there and have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Comments

Another reason to watch Barbie in the Nutcracker this year, the voice actor who played Eric/The Nutcracker unfortunately passed away last week, such a shame.
Lisa Dawn said…
I'm sorry to hear that. :(

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