The animated film
- Follow the Leader: This movie pretty much copies every Disney trope ever, but what makes this case especially bad is how, at the time of its release, Disney and other big-name animation studios weren't even making fairy tale movies.
- Troubled Production: According to director Mark Swan in a interview, the reason for most of the Disney Clichés were because the studios insisted on them. Not helping was the modest budget that hindered the ability to redo scenes that were coincidentally similar to other films that came out during production. http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/the-princess-and-the-pea/links/38439189/title/interview-with-mark-swan-princess-pea