Disney’s animated features are known for many things, including sassy talking animals, but their primary claim to fame is their various Disney princesses. It’s a rainbow coalition of young ladies, and mermaids, who find love with some handsome prince. They also sing songs. So many Disney songs have become iconic. However, most Disney movies are based, to some degree, on preexisting material, often foreign fairy tales. This fact has given rise to a couple new videos on the internet that combine these beloved Disney movies and their origins.
Movie Munchies has created two videos that feature Disney princesses singing one of their iconic songs in their “native” language. That is to say, in the language of the original texts they are based on. For example, Ariel, being a mermaid, and a little one at that, doesn’t really have a native language, except maybe fish. However, The Little Mermaid is based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, so in the video she’s singing in Danish.
Elsa and Anna from Frozen both get songs in Norwegian. Snow White and Rapunzel belt out their songs in German. We get to hear Jasmine in Arabic and Mulan in Mandarin. It’s pretty interesting, if you are familiar with the English originals, and you probably are. These are Disney movies, after all. Plus, maybe you’ll learn some Danish! From a singing mermaid!
(Via Tastefully Offensive)