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 with the comic relief provided by Lord Duke, a minor character from his possible cameo in the first film who now has a larger role as Auroras advisor until her family comes back home from the Royal Conference. 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 fussy majordomo in Aurora's story, Lord Duke, is either called "the Duke" in the credits or just "Duke" in the film.
- Fanservice Pack: Jasmine, who was ALREADY a Ms. Fanservice, gains a larger bust size, and even curvier body.
- Goofy Print Underwear: Lord Duke bends down and accidentally splits his breeches, 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 inexperienced.
- The animation is lower quality than many other Disneytoon films. In many scenes the animation is stiff.
- The cover depicts Aurora with blue eyes, not her normal purple eyes or the Black Bead Eyes seen in the film itself.
- 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.
- Short-Lived Leadership: Aurora is put in charge of the kingdom when her parents go away, and she soon finds it easier said than done.
- Slapstick Knows no Gender: Jasmine suffers a fair bit of comedic abuse when she's assigned to teach a class of rowdy schoolchildren.
- 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 of the characters such as Lord Duke, Queen Leah, and Flora, have British accents, despite the setting being assumed to be set in Medieval France.