Disney Princesses have a long history, going back to the premiere of Snow White in 1937. The royal group’s numbers have grown in the decades since then and so has their cultural impact. I bet you have a favorite Disney Princess popping into your head right now. Luckily for you, a new book from author Emily Zemler will dig into the Princesses and their individual stories, as well as their pop culture reach. Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara looks at a number of Princesses, including Aurora, Mulan, and Merida among many others.
We have an exclusive excerpt from Beyond the Tiara that showcases some Disney Princess collectibles. Take a look at Disney Princess limited edition stamps and walk through history with Princess film posters.
That’s just a couple of pages from the collectibles section of the book. Beyond the Tiara also looks at themes of origins and inspirations, music, Disney Princess fashion, the parks, and much more. The pages feature interviews with folks such as Jodi Benson (voice of Ariel), composer Alan Menken, and more.
The official synopsis for Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara is as follows:
Everyone knows the Disney Princess characters, but how did they become the cultural icons we know today? From the Princesses Walt Disney and his artists brought to the screen in the 20th century, such as Snow White and Aurora, to the recent additions such as Moana, Tiana and Rapunzel, each Disney Princess character’s influence has expanded beyond their original film. Each of their unique, individual stories create a fabric with the power to inspire our imaginations, spark social conversations, and empower us.
Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara arrives on September 20. You can place a pre-order now.
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