Over the years, Disney Princesses have moved away from the idea that they were all just pretty girls who found their prince. Yes, they were all kind but until Belle came around in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, it felt like all of the Princesses were cookie-cutter. After that, Disney started designing their Princesses to be smart, strong, and even began moving away from the idea that they all needed to find a prince.
We’re used to seeing the Princesses Photoshopped into paparazzi photos or how they would look as teens today and other fun recreations but what artist Matt Burt did is really pretty cool!
“I’ve seen numerous reimaginings of the princesses but not one like this — showing them as successful career women,” Burt told Bored Panda. “To many people, the Disney princesses have become so much more than just characters in movies. I wanted to create these to inspire others in hopes that they can find a career that they love and a career that makes a difference.”
These really are so spot on – do you disagree with any of his choices?
Career: Animal Rights Activist
Matt Writes: “While she has her Fairy Godmother to thank, Cinderella would not be where she is without the help of her animal companions. She believes where there is kindness, there is goodness, and it’s her heart’s wish to see animals treated with respect. She used her position of influence to found a nonprofit organization committed to promoting animal rights.”
Career: Leading Psychologist
Matt Writes: “Snow White has always been known for being caring, thoughtful, and someone willing to lend a hand to those in need. Using these strengths paired with hard work, she earned her doctorate in psychology and is one of the leaders in the field of mental health. She presents her research at conferences throughout the year but always takes time to provide the best care to her clients . . . whether they’re feeling happy, bashful, grumpy, or anything else. It’s her mission to not only help her clients but also support other mental health professionals so they can offer their clients top-notch care.”
Career: Coffee Company CEO
Matt Writes: “Aurora knows how hard it is to wake up. After being awoken from her enchanted sleep, Aurora made it her career to help others stay awake – and what better way to do that than coffee?! Aurora is the founder and CEO of Spinning Wheel Coffee, one of the leading coffee chains in the nation.”
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