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Kristen Bell didn't identify with Disney princesses

2013-11-28 17:30
Los Angeles - Kristen Bell didn't identify with Disney princesses growing up.

The 33-year-old actress, who voices the latest Disney princess Anna in new film Frozen, says she preferred Aladdin to animated favourites such as Cinderella, Snow White and Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Quizzed about her favourite Disney princess as a child, Bell told Total Film magazine, "Actually, a combination of Ariel [The Little Mermaid] and Aladdin. I know Aladdin isn't technically a princess, but I needed someone with a little more mojo, and a little less oestrogen."

Frozen will also features voices from Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

Criticism regarding the design of female leads

The movie has also come under fire for its lack of originality in its design of the female characters, as the internet compared Anna and Elsa to Rapunzel from Tangled, stating that there is no diversity compared to how different the male leads look.

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More fuel was added to the fire when Frozen's head animator was reported by Time to claim that it's harder to animate women expressions than men, especially if two female leads are in the same scene.

Comedian Jack Whitehall also in movie

It was recently revealed that British comedian Jack Whitehall has also voiced a special role for the film, playing Gothi the Troll Priest, a spiritual leader and officiator of weddings who appears with a host of trolls in one of the songs in the film.

He said in a statement, "It's very exciting to be lending my voice to a Disney animated movie. I'm a big Disney fan and Robin Hood and The Lion King were my favourites growing up.

"I'm delighted to be voicing one of the comedy characters in Frozen and hopefully one day Disney will give me a bigger part!"

Frozen is in SA cinemas on 20 December.

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