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    Disney Princes: Aladdin

    Aladdin First Impression: Running from the city guards for grand theft loaf. You’re immediately drawn to his charming smile, his parachute pants, and his pet monkey. One would assume that since he’s stealing bread, like the noble Jean Valjean, he’s not a career criminal. And then he gives said bread to two hungry street urchins with big-ass eyes, giving him a “save the cat” moment and immediately making our hearts lighter. Appearance: Tom Cruise hair, but M.C. Hammer fashion by way of Abu Dhabi. Two questions: what’s the deal with the fez? (And don’t give me that Doctor Who line.) And where are your nipples? Intelligence: Aladdin was educated on…

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    Disney Princes: Brom Bones

    Brom Bones First Impression: He races through town on a horse (foreshadowing) terrorizing the townspeople, but evoking laughs from his friends. He pops the top on a keg so they all can drink, but also makes sure the dogs and horses get a taste. Talk about a Save the Cat/Pet the Dog moment. One gets the impression that, in this village where how well you can run a farm is valued, Brom is top of the pops. How much consideration he has for the fellows around him is variable though. Appearance: He’s got the sinewy biceps of Gaston and the silky voice of Bing Crosby and the lantern jaw of…

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    Disney Princes: The Beast

    The Beast First Impression: Ooh… it’s very hard to recover your rep when you A) skulk in the shadows, wearing nothing but a cloak and pants like The Hulk B) lock someone’s father in a tower. But the whole point of the story is turning from monster to man, so… Wait, my image search came up with more results. Is this the Beast? Appearance: Resembles a giant buffalo/gorilla/bear/wolf-thing. And despite this, more people prefer his beast form to human, which resembles a French aristocrat with long flowing locks and big blue eyes. Intelligence: Sources are sketchy on this. On one hand, he’s got a huge-ass library. On the other, if…

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    Disney Princes: Flynn Rider

    Flynn Rider (a.k.a. Eugene Fitzherbert) First Impression: A selfish cad who we’re supposed to sympathize with because “this is the story of how he died”, which is a cheaty way of creating intrigue. His first line is “Guys, I’ve made up my mind. I want a castle.” This didn’t endear him to me because one of my pet peeves is not staying on task during a crucial time. And it’s compounded by betrayal of his companions immediately after. Arrogant, deceitful, and trouble-making are not qualities you want in a protagonist. Appearance: Slender, muscular, handsome, fair skin, dark brown hair and goatee, light brown eyes. Also, watch out for the smolder.…

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    The Disney Princes

    This was inspired by Pocket Princesses, a fan comic by Amy Mebberson, which was an inspiration for “Reprise”. Everyone makes a big deal out of the Disney Princesses, but where’s the love for the princes? It’s with the princesses. Duh. That’s why they’re together. Ahem. Well, I’ve got to have something to make blog posts from. So these won’t be as comprehensive or analytic. There also won’t be as many of them since, while most Disney movies contain a villain, not all include a prince. Also, there’s a big difference between “prince” and “male protagonist/deuteragonist”, and that’s key. Not all Disney princes are of royal lineage, but they have to…