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Wait, the Disney Princesses Are HOW Old?!

disney-princess-agesIn the classic 1992 Disney film "Aladdin," the title character famously sang to his beloved Princess Jasmine, "I can show you the world. Shining, shimmering, splendid. Tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?"

Well, the answer to that question is actually somewhat disturbing, because according to Buzzfeed, the last time Jasmine let her heart decide she must have been like eight years old, and the decision was probably over which stuffed animal to have a tea party with.

Yeah, you're going to be kind of weirded out when you take a look at just how young the Disney princesses really are.

Of course, it's not like this is a big secret; some of the Disney Princesses have their ages mentioned right in the movies or in the source material those films are based on.

But still, that doesn't mean when you're watching a favorite like "Aladdin" you're actually conscious of the fact that Jasmine is actually only 15 years old, which would result in Aladdin getting arrested in just about every state in the Union. Or that Snow White is just 14. Or that even Mulan is just 16 years old when she goes through the marriage ritual at the start of her action epic.

Next time you start pondering the epic romance of a Disney classic like "Sleeping Beauty," well, just try not to get too hung up on the fact that Princess Aurora should probably be studying for ninth grad math class instead of getting hitched to Prince Phillip.

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