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:
- An Aesop: Both shorts have morals that Aurora and Jasmine learn and tell the viewer at the end:
- Keys to the Kingdom: It's better to work hard and persevere rather than taking the easy way out. It's more rewarding that way.
- More Than a Peacock Princess: It's important to have perseverance and patience when doing something difficult and not give up so easily.
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Each short ends with the princess telling the viewer what she learned.
- Animal Motifs: Jasmine is associated with peacocks. She calls herself "The Peacock Princess" and at one point sports a dress adorned with peacock feathers.
- 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 Aurora’s 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.
- Exact Words: Jasmine tells her students to treat her "like any other teacher". It goes as well as you'd think, as the children put poor Jasmine through the wringer.
- 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.
- 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 so she is put in charge of substitute teaching students.
- 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.
- Storybook Opening: The DVD main menu appears on a medieval storybook.
- Sudden Eye Colour: Inverted. Aurora has black eyes instead of the purple eyes 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.
- Jasmine and most characters in her short talk with American accents and the Sultan having a British accent, despite being set in a fantasy version of Islamic Golden Age Arabia.