Featuring concept art, memorabilia, and original interviews, Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara explores the legacies of the princesses and what they represent today.Everyone knows the Disney Princess characters
, but how did they become the pop culture icons we know today? From the princesses created in the early 1900s
, such as Snow White and Aurora, to the modern additions of the 2000s
, such as Merida and Moana, each Disney Princess character’s influence has expanded beyond their original film. Their stories create a fabric with the power to inspire our imaginations, spark social conversations, and empower us
.Featured Disney Princesses include
- Snow White
- Aurora, Sleeping Beauty
- Ariel, The Little Mermaid
- Belle, Beauty and the Beast
- Jasmine, Aladdin
- Tiana, The Princess and the Frog
- Rapunzel, Tangled
- Merida, Brave
Organized by themes of origins and inspirations, reimaginings, toys and collectables, fashion, music, parks, fandom, and more, Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara
features memorabilia and interviews with Disney historians
, directors, voice talent, and fans. Explore the different eras, influences, and legacies of the princesses with Disney legends such as Jodi Benson
(voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid
and author of the book’s foreword) and composer Alan Menken
What is it that has made these characters resonate through so many generations and cultures
? How have they become a reflection of pop culture
as we know it? Delve into these indelible characters and find the Disney Princess hero within you!
Emily Zemler is a freelance writer and journalist based in London. She is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone, among other prestigious outlets. Emily is the co-author of A Sick Life, with TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and the author of The Art and Making of Aladdin.
Jodi Benson is best known as the voice of Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. She has a long list of stage, film, video game, and television credits, and was named a Disney Legend in 2011.