Merryweather, however, was able to weaken the curse so Aurora would fall into a deep sleep instead of dying. Determined to prevent this, three good fairies raise Aurora as a peasant in order to protect her, patiently awaiting her sixteenth birthday — the day the spell can only be broken by a kiss from her true love, Prince Phillip. Kids can imagine endless adventures as they recreate favorite movie moments from each Disney Princess’s movie or imagine their own stories. Each doll stands about 10 to 11 inches tall and also includes accessories like shoes and tiaras that complement their outfit. The Royal Collection makes a great gift for girls 3 years old and up and is a great way to start or build a Disney Princess collection of toys.

Costa continued responding to all fan letters for nearly 60 years after the film’s original release, until she found that she had become too elderly to continue responding at the age of 86 in 2016; she continues to meet fans and sign autographs at conventions. In 2020, following her 90th birthday, Costa then asked people to stop sending her any fan-mail in general, but once again thanked them for their continued love and support over the years. When Sleeping Beauty was first released in 1959, the film performed poorly at the box office while failing to impress critics. In response, the studio decided to avoid adapting fairy tales into feature-length animated films for several years; Aurora would remain Disney’s last princess until The Little Mermaid’s Ariel debuted in 1989, 30 years later. Mic’s Melissa Hugel believes that the negative reception instigated by Aurora’s passive role as a woman in Sleeping Beauty also contributed to this hiatus, earning the character a reputation as one of Disney’s worst princesses.

Raya is the titular protagonist of the full length animated feature film Raya and the Last Dragon produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Raya is a proud Guardian of the Dragon Gem, a notch above realty a title she holds alongside her beloved father Benja, the Chief of the Heart Lands. Her world is turned upside down when the Gem is broken, and her father is turned to stone.

Bedroom linens significantly impact the way, a room looks and feels, it is important to regularly invest in new, quality pieces. From the many choices available to buy, linen such as breathable cotton bedsheetsis a preferred choice due to its long-lasting quality and fabric feel. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the only film in the franchise which won an honorary Oscar. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas won two Oscars . Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Moana, and Raya and the Last Dragon were just nominated for an award. Pocahontas is the first Disney Princess with two love interests with John Smith and John Rolfe.

Here, Aurora is portrayed by Elle Fanning, while Janet McTeer portrays a narrator who turns out to be Aurora as an elderly woman. As an infant, the princess is cursed by Maleficent…in order to avenge a years-old betrayal by King Stefan, Aurora’s father. Three quarrelsome pixies are charged with raising the princess, but their glaring ineptitude threatens to kill Aurora long before her 16th birthday. Maleficent’s pity for the princess overcomes her rage toward Stefan; along with her minion Diaval, the dark fairy herself brings up Aurora…albeit covertly. When the young princess ultimately encounters Maleficent for the first time, the dark fairy is touched by Aurora’s affectionate nature; the girl, who has never known her biological parents, regards Maleficent as her fairy godmother. When the dark fairy’s curse is at last fulfilled, despite her efforts to renounce it, Maleficent herself breaks the spell with a remorseful kiss on Aurora’s brow.

In the Grimm version, the princess is destined to prick her finger at the age of 15, while Disney decided to age the character by one year. Aurora’s names are borrowed from both Tchaikovsky’s ballet and the Grimm fairy tale. While Tchaikovsky referred to his princess as “Aurora”, the Brothers Grimm had named her “Little Briar Rose”; this ultimately inspired Disney to use both names in the film, the latter of which serves as the character’s alias while she is hiding from Maleficent. Aurora was the last princess in whose conception Walt Disney himself was directly involved prior to his death.