Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams is a 2007 Direct-to-Video Compilation Movie based off of Disney Animated Canon. It is the first animated feature related to the Disney Princess franchise. The film contains two shorts: one of Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and another of Jasmine from Aladdin.
The film was originally meant to be a part of a Disney Princess Enchanted Tales series of films revolving around Disney princesses teaching aesops. However, the sequels never came to be due to almost all of Disneytoon Studios' projects being scrapped in 2008. It's even been speculated that this film is the reason why John Lasseter put a halt to Disneytoon's direct-to-video sequels.
This film provides examples of:
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Each short ends with the princess telling the viewer what she learned.
- Audience Shift: Enchanted Tales is aimed at 3-8 year old girls, while the original films are aimed at general family audiences.
- Denser and Wackier: The shorts have their fair amount of slapstick and other goofy things. The original films, especially Sleeping Beauty, weren't as silly.
- Ermine Cape Effect: Aurora apparently casually wears her crown and (one) poofy ball-gown at all times.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The Duke in Aurora's story is either called "the Duke" or just "Duke".
- Goofy Print Underwear: The Duke bends down and accidentally splits his clothes, showing off his heart-covered boxers.
- Lighter and Softer: The shorts are light-hearted and devoid of tension.
- Parental Substitute: Due to her biological mother being deceased, Jasmine's lady-in-waiting is her maternal figure.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: While playing with her magic, Aurora turns her blue night-gown into a pink one (the same color as her dress).
- Princesses Rule: Deconstructed. Aurora is left to rule the kingdom while her parents are away for a few days. She has a good heart but is woefully unexperienced.
- Remember the New Guy?: Jasmine's short features characters not present in the original film.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something:
- The theme of The Key to the Kingdom is that being queen is a lot of work. As the temporary ruler Aurora has to sign a lot of papers and solve the issues of her subservients.
- Jasmine is shown having several things to do around town each day. She's annoyed by how minor they seem and wants more important things to do.
- Storybook Opening: The DVD main menu appears on a medieval storybook.
- Sudden Eye Colour: Inverted. Aurora has Black Bead Eyes, not Purple Eyes as seen in most Disney Princess media.
- Unexplained Accent: Aurora and most characters in her short have American accents, but some have British accents.