A Character Who Needs More Recognition: Princess Eilonwy
Princess Eilonwy appears in ‘The Black Cauldron’ (1985). Far from being just another stereotypical damsel-in-distress princess, who needs the hero to save her, she is hot-tempered, stubborn and resolute. She’s independent and as Taran learned, she is not just “some girl”. She’s the reason her, Taran and Fflewddur escaped from the Horned King’s dungeon. Although she is hot-tempered, she is sweet and caring as well. She’s all around a beautiful character who often gets left out and forgotten. Despite the character’s status as a princess in a Disney film, Princess Eilonwy is not considered part of the Disney Princess franchise most likely because of the film’s box-office failure. However if she does join the franchise she will be the youngest Disney princess, an honor which currently belongs to Snow White.