It's recently been announced that the newest Disney heroine, Polynesian princess Moana, will not have a love interest. And I guess that's good - female empowerment and all that. So is it wrong for me to feel a little disappointed? I liked Brave well enough, and it felt right that Frozen's Queen Elsa didn't meet a handsome prince (she had a lot on her plate after all, where would she have found the time?) But call me old-fashioned, I like romance in my princess movies. At least as a B story-line. Mulan, for example, wasn't about the romance with Shang, but the love story added something extra without taking away from Mulan's journey. Is it bad to want that for Moana too?
There are some stunning romantic scenes in Disney, and the newer films can do the 'mushy stuff' just as well as ever - Rapunzel and Flynn in Tangled are the perfect example of how to get it right. From what I can see, the best loved Disney films have romance in them, and so to remind you just what Moana will be missing, here are some of my favourite romantic Disney moments!
Once Upon a Dream
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
"Do you want to stay forever?"
Kiss the Girl
The Little Mermaid (1989)
"I'd rather die tomorrow, than live a hundred years without knowing you."
A Whole New World
The Beast shows Belle the library
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
I See the Light
Do you have a favourite romantic scene from Disney? A favourite couple or prince? Let me know in the comments!