The LEGO princess movie, also known as LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest, released in August 2023 as a TV special featuring, you guessed it, LEGO Disney Princesses. All your favorites are there, as long as those favorites include Tiana, Moana, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Ariel (redheaded version).
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What is the LEGO Princess Movie?
LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest is a computer animated TV or streaming special featuring five Disney princesses. The basic gist is that Gaston (voiced by his original voice actor) took over several castles, stealing several Disney related artifacts along the way.
The movie opens with him trying to get King Triton’s trident and several of the princesses feeling a tremor in the Force or something. Anyway, the Magic Mirror, on a wall I might add, tells Gaston he can gain total power as long as he goes unchallenged yada yada.
As luck would have it, Tiana, Snow White, Moana, Rapunzel, and Ariel are just the right Disney princesses to challenge Gaston and free King Triton. Soon they embark on a series of challenges that take them to the ocean and enchanted forest to save King Triton and protect all the kingdoms.
Where the other slacker Princesses are never gets explained. Like where the hell is Merida? She could easily put an arrow through Gaston’s chest.
Instead we get some weird, oddly funny version of Snow White wielding an axe.
What parents need to know
LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest is a pretty tame made for TV special. It is a computer animated movie featuring the LEGO version of the Disney Princesses as well as other characters, such as Gaston, King Triton, and the Magic Mirror.
If your child has a particular obsession with only some Disney Princesses, you will want to know that the Disney LEGO princess movie contains only 5 princesses:
- Snow White
And for all you bigots out there, don’t worry your racist little head, your child will get exposed to the white version of Ariel and Snow White. Also, there is no implied LGBTQIA+ material, so you are safe from turning them gay or turning gay yourself. What a relief!
If you are concerned about violence or scary imagery, there is implied violence and some scary images that may not be suitable for lil bitches and younger children, though no one in my own household was bothered by the violence.
Other Disney characters, like Iago from Aladdin and Flower from Bambi, make appearances. You can also take note of different Disney Easter eggs, like Shan Yu’s sword from Mulan.
And for you weird Disney purists, Anika Noni Rose, Mandy Moore, Jodi Benson, and Auli’i Cravalho reprise their respective roles as the princesses Tiana, Rapunzel, Ariel, and Moana. The original voice actress for Snow White couldn’t make it on account of being dead, but Katie Von Till filled in the empty void left in your heart.
Talk to your kids about
This movie is so new, Common Sense Media still has not published a review of it as of the initial writing of my own stuff. Do better Common Sense Media.
Usually, I pick apart stupid advice they tell you to talk to your kids about, but don’t worry, I still have some questionable advice about what to talk to your kids about. Here you go:
- Snow White is portrayed as an axe-wielding maniac at times. What weapon would you use to “defend” yourself?
- The Princesses work together to solve problems and save their kingdoms. You cause a lot of problems in our home. Who could I work with to save my sanity and home from your reign of terror?
- At the end of the movie, the princesses each get a respective room that “fits” their personality. Tiana notably gets a room with a kitchen. Do you think this is because of her interest in cooking? Or do you think there is a darker message behind it dating back to beliefs that a woman’s true place is in the kitchen?
Where to watch LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest
Near the time of writing this, you can probably catch the LEGO princess movie on Disney Junior. They probably have the movie on repeat.
You can also watch it whenever you want on Disney Plus. That’s the better option if you prefer to stream your shows and movies.
Other reviews and content
If you like wasting time reading stuff about children programs, you can check out some of the other reviews and content:
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Parent Review
- Mickey Mouse Funhouse: Parent Review
- Zootopia: Rule 34
- Bluey Characters
- Bluey: A Better Way to Disney Junior
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LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest - Parent Review
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As straight to television family movies go, LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest is not terrible. I mean, it barely, if at all, held my attention, but it also did not increase my urge to inflict self-harm. There are a few things to appreciate about it, but number one is there are no songs that get trapped in your head like the incessant Mira, Royal Detective songs or Doc McStuffins songs.
Other notable accomplishments (used loosely here), include:
- bringing back past princess voice actresses and Gaston’s original voice actor
- several Easter eggs or nods to other Disney movies
- some adult oriented humor, like Snow White being basically unhinged axe murderer or something
- short run time, less than an hour
The movie also does a decent enough job of displaying female empowerment and team work without having overt, inane dialogue stating as such. You won’t hear constant “team work gets it done” or any other inane phrases that seek to tell you what is going on.
For those looking to zone out or get some work done, it makes a perfect back ground babysitter. There are no songs to distract you and the story is compelling enough to keep young viewers engaged. And hey, if it floats your boat, you may also find yourself entertained.
But if you don’t, it’s OK. The target audience is younger kids, which is good because the movie really doesn’t contain any questionable content. There are some scary scenes, but honestly, my kids get more freaked out watching the wolves in Beauty and the Beast.
If you have some time and want to introduce something new to the kids, this may be a good starting place. Enjoy the new content now before we really start feeling the effects of the writers and actors strike.
some adult humor
several nods and Easter eggs involving different Disney movies
short run time
missing several Princesses that your kids may want to see
is not the most compelling story to keep adult minds occupied