TMSM Mythbusters: Princess Voices Sing and Speak

The goal of this blog series is to factually prove or disprove rumors, myths and misconceptions in the Disney-verse. Tonight we here on TMSM Mythbusters want to tackle a mythconception that shocked me as a child, so tonight we bring you “Princess Voices Sing and Speak”

Princess Voices Sing and Speak
When I was younger I believed that the same person who created the voice of a Disney Princess also provided the singing voice for that character. It seems I am not the only person who shared that thought process, but the thing is somewhere along the way, I learned that my belief was in fact a mythconception. As a matter of fact, three Disney movie princesses actually have the same personal providing their musical talents! Can you guess which three before reading the list below that shows what ladies lent their voices to the speaking and singing talents of the Disney Princesses? To keep this from being miles long, we will only be looking into the Official Disney Princess merchandise Princesses, and the girls from Frozen and Moana.

TMSM Mythbusters: Princess Voices Sing and Speak 1Snow White: Snow White ‘s singing and speaking voice were portrayed by Adriana Caselotti.
Cinderella: Cinderella ‘s singing and speaking voice were portrayed by Ilene Woods.
Sleeping Beauty: Aurora’s singing and speaking voice were portrayed by Mary Costa.
The Little Mermaid; Ariel’s singing and speaking voice were portrayed by Jodi Benson.
Beauty and the Beast:  Belle’s singing and speaking voice were portrayed by Paige O’Hara.
Aladdin: Jasmine’s singing voice is portrayed by Lea Salonga, and her speaking voice was portrayed by Linda Larkin.
Pocahontas: Pocahontas’s singing voice was portrayed by Judy Kuhn, and her speaking voice was portrayed by Irene Bedard.
Mulan: Mulan’s singing voice is portrayed by Lea Salonga, and her speaking voice is portrayed by Ming-Na Wen (Agents of Shield).
The Frog Princess: Tiana’s speaking and singing voice are portrayed by  Anika Noni Rose.
Tangled: Rapunzel’s speaking and singing voice are portrayed by Mandy Moore in the full length movie and new Disney Channel series.
Brave: Merida is voiced by Kelly Macdonald, but interestingly the movie breaks Disney Princess traditional and is not a musical.
Frozen: Anna’s speaking and singing voice are both portrayed by Kristen Bell. Elsa’s speaking and singing voice are portrayed by Idina Menzel.
Moana: Moana’s speaking and singing voice are both portrayed by the wonderful Auli’i Cravalho.

TMSM Mythbusters: Princess Voices Sing and Speak 2As you can see at least three Disney princesses use the talents of two lovely actresses to help them tell their story,  but the rest only require one lovely actress to help them, making this mythconception plausible!

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And as an added bonus, for those of you who are addicted to the new Princess Elena of Avalor on the Disney Channel, like me, Elena’s speaking and singing voices are provided by Aimee Carrero and her sister Princess Isabel speaking voice is provided by Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle lead,  Jenna Marie Ortega. TMSM Mythbusters: Princess Voices Sing and Speak 4

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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