Joel asked in TravelUnited StatesOrlando · 2 months ago

 Disney Grandparents...?

If Disney princesses (and many other characters) are so young (ages 14-21) then why do hardly any of them have living grandparents?

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  • 2 months ago
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    It's fiction. It makes a better story if something sad has happened to the character. And if the Disney story is based on fairy tales, well, most fairy tales were written in an age when many people didn't live very long. Many children between 14 and 21 would have lost at least one sibling, a parent, or a grandparent or two.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They simply aren't necessary for the plots.  Adding all sorts of other family members makes them more complicated.  Disney plots are kept fairly simple so that young children can enjoy them.

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  • Robert
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    The king in Cinderella looked old enough to be the prince's grandfather.   I don't recall if anything said in the movie made the King the prince's father. 

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  • 2 months ago

    The stories are set in a time when 35 was old.  It was very unusual for someone to live long enough to be the parent of 21 year old, much less a grandparent.  Most children didn't even live to be 14 to 21.  To be a grandparent of someone that age, a person who have to live to about 60, and almost no one did.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    maybe cause they died early

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