Friday, December 12, 2008
Princess Jasmine Photo Gallery
Princess Jasmine (Arabic: الأميرة ياسمين) is a fictional Arabian princess and the protagonist who originally appeared in the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin, followed with its two direct-to-video sequels, The Return of Jafar (1994) and Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) and the animated television series. Her singing voice was performed by Lea Salonga in the first movie and Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, and Liz Callaway in The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves. She is also one of the Official Disney Princesses. She has also made various appearances in the Disney Channel series House of Mouse, and she appeared in Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse. Her most recent appearance was in the direct-to-video film, Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams and Donald's House of Princess.
Her animator Mark Henn states in the Aladdin Platinum Edition DVD that her design was based on his younger sister, Beth. She was originally supposed to be an arrogant and spoiled girl whose father had a hard time marrying off (because she was so annoying with her massive ego), but she would have changed when she met Aladdin. She is an adaptation of Princess Badroulbadour based on the story of Aladdin and the magic lamp from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. The song "Call Me A Princess" was written to introduce her, but the character was soon changed and the song was cut.
With Aladdin, its two sequels, the Aladdin television series, House of Mouse, the three Kingdom Hearts games, and Disney Princess Enchanted Tales, Jasmine holds the record for appearing in more media than any of the other Disney princess, as well as being the first Disney princess not of European descent, plus not to marry a prince.(Wikipedia)