that in the Chinese version of Disney’s Mulan, the fake name she gives is “Ping”, but her family name “Fa” in English is “Hua” in Chinese, therefore her full name is “Hua Ping”, which is literally “Flower Vase”, and that’s why Shang is so bewildered because it’s a silly name.
but OP how could you not tell them the best part
“hua ping”/flower vase is chinese slang for “camp gay”
well i’m dead
My submission for: “This is what a Disney Princess Could Look Like” It’s not ideal, as I am new at my Pen and Pad, but hope you like her!
Touching upon the issue of Disney never making non
whiteEuropean Fairy tales
This is Princess Sana.
I imagined this Princess could be from the rather trippy story of:
“The daughter of Buk Ettemsuch”A northern African Fairy Tale in which the youngest daughter of seven runs away from a witch that kills her sisters. She is adopted by a troll (Troll step dad, so wanna see that!). And there are talking animals and a prince she falls in love with but troll dad basically jinxs her into not talking to him so he goes on to marry other girls. She then proceeds to trick ever girl he wants to marry into either hurting or killing themselves, and eventually getting the prince in the end because he figured out she couldn’t talk unless he swore by the head of Buk Ettemsuch. The end.
Changing that brutal detail of Sana tricking girls into killing themselves (wouldn’t be unusual for Disney in their adaptations of fairy tales. I mean, I don’t recall Cinderella ordering her step family to dance themselves to death in hot iron shoes, in the Disney version.) add some songs about wanting a different life, one about having a wacky troll dad, a montage in which she runs across the planes of Sudan escaping the witch (I based her jewellery on pictures of Sudanese women from the 1800s, so that is the setting) and tying the witch in with the ending, making her a more key character in the film (perhaps she is in fact responsible for Sana not talking, and troll dad is totes cool with them), give her a side kick animal a rushed romance and BOOM! DISNEYFIED!
Finding the fairytale, deciding on Sana’s looks and what country it takes place in took me about ten minutes, the Disneyfied plot I literally just made up as I wrote it just now. IT’S NOT THAT HARD DISNEY!