Disney princesses might be a staple of our childhoods, but many of those classic moments, from songs to storylines, were this close to never making it to the screen. The Little Mermaid‘s Ariel almost didn’t have red hair, and Frozen almost had an entirely different plot altogether. Thankfully, animators gained their senses before producing the final versions, resulting in the classics we love today. Below, a few examples of pre-production blunders that almost took our fave Disney princesses into entirely different directions.
‘The Little Mermaid’ almost wasn’t made.
“Part of Your World” was almost left on the cutting room floor.
Ariel almost didn’t have red hair!
Pocahontas’ sidekick was almost a talking turkey instead of Meeko.
Princess Tiana almost had a different name and job.
Rapunzel was almost not voiced by Mandy Moore.
Elsa and Anna from ‘Frozen’ almost weren’t sisters.
“Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” was almost cut out of the film.
Moana’s rooster pal was almost cut out of the film.
‘Snow White’ almost didn’t get made at all.
Princess Jasmine almost had an entirely different personality.
‘Cinderella’ almost had a different ending.