: So here we were, early 1990's, and the 디즈니 Renaissance was at its peek. The studios had produced two of the highest grossing animated films of all time and still were pushing on. However the team suffered a tragic loss with the death of lyricist Howard Ashman
who surprisingly had had a large amount of creative input on the 이전 two films. (He named Ariel) It was even his idea to make the 다음 디즈니 animated feature, Aladdin
released on November 25, 1992. However, much to the disappointment of many, this would be the last picture to showcase a royal fairytale princess for the 다음 impending 17 years, Princess Jasmine
재스민 속, 재 스민 is unique for a plethora of reasons. One being the fact that she is the only princess of the 디즈니 Lineup whom the story does NOT
revolve around. Not surprisingly, this lends to the fact that researching her is slightly 더 많이 difficult without deviating into the 디자인 of the other characters.
재스민 속, 재 스민 is also the first princess of any ethnicity. Keeping in mind that this film was released pre-September 11th
, (not to say 9-11 affected the way we view these characters today) but unlike the upcoming princess Tiana
in The Princess and the Frog
, racial sensitivity and political correctness was surprisingly not as touchy an issue in the creation of a Muslim
illustration of Badroulbadour
In fact, in the book 1001 Arabian Nights
the story of 알라딘 (and subsequently the princess) was Asian. However 알라딘 was most likely not originally apart of the stories dating back to about 1000 A.D., but was added to the compilation 의해 Antoine Galland
, a French author/translator, who published the 책 in 12 volumes between 1704 and 1717.
While the 디즈니 version underwent many contemporary changes, the princess’s predicament of being pressured to find a suitor remained relatively the same. However, originally the princess's name was Badroulbadour
and was very vain and spoiled.
Obviously, 디즈니 writers decided to change this personality flaw along with her name to something 더 많이 'relatable'. It turns out 재스민 속, 재 스민 was their first choice as it was among the most 인기 girl names in the early 90's largely due to actress Jasmine Guy
. Although some early sketches were based from some of her features, her look came off as too severe
Yet another unique detail about 재스민 속, 재 스민 is the fact that her final look was not based after any particular celebrity. Mark Henn
who has been partially responsible for the 디자인 of every 디즈니 princess since Ariel, turned to a number of exotic 모델 to base 재스민 속, 재 스민 off of but ultimately was dissatisfied. He describes having seen a guest at 디즈니 World with long black hair and knew he wanted that feature but was having difficulty finding a face for the princess. Eventually Henn looked in his wallet to find a high school graduation 사진 of his younger sister Beth Allen
. He did a concept sketch based off of her which the directors liked and ended up approving.
Jasmine vs Taj Mahal and Arabian text
In a similar spirit that incorporated the angular look of medieval tapestries into Sleeping Beauty
, Art Director, Bill Perkins
wanted to incorporate the look of Arabian text and architecture into Aladdin
. Once such place to compare with 재스민 속, 재 스민 is the Taj Mahal
. Although, NOT Arabian but Indian, the Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra
which is arguably the inspiration for the fictional city Agrabah
. At closer inspection of 재스민 속, 재 스민 당신 may notice similar arches and curves in her clothes, jewelry, hair and features.
early sketches of 재스민 속, 재 스민 vs Aladdin
With the finalized look of princess 재스민 속, 재 스민 being whole-heartedly approved, the directors faced a problem. 알라딘 had been developed to be a young, scrawny underdog of a character. However Jeffrey Katzenberg
, Disney's then Chairman, believed the romantic chemistry between the two characters would be 'unconvincing' (that the princess would never find him attractive). So, at the last minute, animators were told to make 알라딘 older and resemble Tom Cruise
. Therefor in this case, Jasmine’s 디자인 influenced that look of the hero.
Many people are unaware of the two major themes representing the Princess which are presented in her first scene. The first is the water fountain
. 재스민 속, 재 스민 was chosen to be dressed in a light blue specifically to represent water, the most precious substance one can find in a desert. The princess's first scene was situated 다음 to a 분수 to emphasize this connection.
The 초 theme is a caged bird
. Also, in the first scene we see 재스민 속, 재 스민 release birds from their cage. This was meant as a metaphor for her plight; While she is “taken care of [and] provided for” she is caged from a world she has never seen and yearns to be released. We see this theme again in Jasmine's birdcage-shaped boudoir.
The whole concept of 재스민 속, 재 스민 escaping the palace in the dead of night to experience the 'real' world is directly inspired from the 1953 classic Audrey Hepburn
film Roman Holiday
. Hepburn plays a Princess Ann from a nondescript country visiting Rome. After a slight emotional breakdown, the princess sneaks out of the royal embassy and enjoys living as a regular person for a 일 going 의해 the name Anya. (which would later be the name used for Don Bluth’s misplaced princess Anastasia) She meets a guy, they fall for each other, her bodyguards come after her...all of which is in Jasmine's story~Great movie. Watch it!
As I've mentioned before, this movie has directly inspired pretty much every 디즈니 Princess since Sleeping Beauty
In conclusion, 재스민 속, 재 스민 is an asset to the 디즈니 Princess lineup. She is a pioneer so to speak, being the first heroine of color 디즈니 had ever produced. Notably so, every following addition to the Princess lineup has been ethnic with Pocahontas, 뮬란 and now Tiana. 더 많이 than that, 재스민 속, 재 스민 represents a fight for civil rights, to fight against laws that stifle life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For this, she continues to represent one of the most important messages to our society today. Whether it be racial tolerance, social hierarchy, civil rights 또는 something more, each person can take a lesson from her and her story. She broke a long-held exclusive bearier for girls (and boys) paving the way in letting children believe that anyone
of any race can be a princess and 더 많이 importantly, to fight for what 당신 believe in.
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