My family are massive Disney fans and we recently embarked on a marathon of the Disney canon. We're currently as far as The Three Caballeros and here is my review of the first animated classic (I'm also posting these reviews on my blog disneydad2.blogspot.com).
A Disney Tale: A young princess narrowly avoids death on the command of her evil stepmother. She shacks up with a group of mining dwarves but the stepmother finds her and puts her to sleep with a poisoned apple. The dwarves put her inside a glass coffin until a prince comes and kisses her, releasing her from the spell to live happily ever after.
Disney Heroine: Snow White is the first Disney princess, but having viewed this around the same time as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty (my daughter is going through a Disney Princess phase) I would argue that those princesses are what we think of when we talk about Disney Princesses. Cinderella and Aurora are twee and feminine, but Snow takes it to the extreme. She is far too twee for my tastes, talking to the animals, cleaning and cooking for the dwarves and fawning over the first man she sets eyes on....