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Pretty Pretty Princess

Art Nouveau Prints For All the Non-Disney Princesses

Okay, Lydia Deetz and most of the other female characters featured in Kishokahime’s DeviantArt gallery aren’t princesses, but you know what I mean. They’re the leading ladies of a bunch of animated and genre films from an era that corresponds to a lot of childhoods these days. And they may not get as much play in the media as Cinderella, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about them. So here’s to the strange and unusual movies where unicorns are a far more likely occurrence and  Tim Curry is almost always the villain.

You can see these at larger resolution (where all the detailed references become quite clear), and even a few more even more obscure ladies at Kishokahime’s gallery, so venture on, dear reader.

(via Potatofarmgirl.)

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  • Jerilyn Nighy

    It’s possible that the awesome Sorsha is owned by Disney now; and Sarah is spiritually Henson, and therefore also Disney, now (though I think Sony has the rights to Labyrinth). Anyhow, glad to see older characters getting some love, instead of the same ol’ same ol’ never reaching back beyond a few years; however, homaging Mucha is massively played out.

  • Camille Monae

    Odette is from the swan princess, which is based on swan lake

  • Debbie Lindsay

    Disappointed there’s no Princess Buttercup :(

  • Carmen Sandiego

    So thrilled about Sorsha!

  • Anonymous

    Is it me or does the Child-Like Empress look like Anna Chlumsky?

  • you guys

    Awful lot of damsels in distress there.

  • Anonymous

    I never realised that the spiritual Henson had such a heaving bosom.

    (I…I was 14 when Labyrinth came out! IT WAS OKAY BACK THEN)

  • LobsterGator

    Anastasia was a Disney movie, no?

  • Erin Carr

    No, by the same people who did Shrek

  • Magic Xylophone

    I’d say Carey Mulligan.

  • Magic Xylophone

    Not them either. It’s from Fox Animation Studios, directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. They also did Titan A.E.

  • Magic Xylophone

    Pretty sure Lydia, Amalthea, Sarah, Crysta, and Lili aren’t princesses, but this is a cool idea and beautifully designed.

  • Martha Watts

    Lovely! But I am pretty disappointed that they are all white :- I guess I need to learn how to make art and fix this.

  • Terence Ng

    Unless they meant all the non-”Disney Princesses”?

  • Kat

    Crysta I believe was a princess Archetype, “Daughter of the fairy elder.” Which if he were king then yea she’s a princess. Lili from Legend actually was a princess, he (tom cruise) calls her princess and bows to her at the beginning of the movie, if i’m not mistaken. Amalthea was the last unicorn there by making her royalty in the land of the fae as unicorns are considered the royalty of the mythic. It’s Lydia and Sarah that are not. But they still fit the archetype. The Heroine, and its odd that you point it out that Sarah isn’t because out of all of them she it the most queenly. She relied less upon a man to do for her and more upon her own powers, especially at the end.

  • Chaotic Leppy Tracy

    I’m quite sad that there’s no Princess Rillaine de Lucifenia, or Amelia Wil Tesla Seiruune.