So my brother and I were having a conversation a while ago about Disney princesses and their obsession with animal sidekicks.
"And they're always stuck in the woods!" he added. "I mean Snow White, she runs into the woods and befriends all these little woodland vermin. Cinderella, she's got mice and that dog. Sleeping Beauty goes into the woods, again, and has all those animal friends. Seriously, why can't they have normal, human friends?" He went on to add Ariel, Jasmine, and Rapunzel to the list. "Guys never have animal friends," he said.
I almost laughed this whole conversation off until I realized something. "Hang on a second," I said. "Disney princes don't get off so easily. Almost all of them had animal sidekicks."
"No they didn't!"
"Prince Eric had his dog Max, Prince Phillip had his horse, Snow White's prince had a horse, Shang had a horse..."
"Horses don't count, they're too general."
"Naveen turned into a frog..."
"That was not his fault."
"And Aladdin had Abu!"
Here the argument came to a bit of a standstill.
"And not all Disney princesses have animal sidekicks," I said. "Princess Leia didn't."
My brother rolled his eyes. "Star Wars is not Disney."
"Star Wars is owned by Disney, therefore Leia is a Disney Princess."
I think we came to the mutual conclusion that Disney loves animals as much as humans, and people should take better care of their pets.