The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters: From Mickey rato to Hercules
by John Grant
Walt disney Character descrição of Prince Charming
por contrast with Cinderella, Prince Charming is a rather anonymous character - much like the Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
, for example. His role is purely to be a handsome and high-born spouse, marriage to whom will raise cinderela from her life of unjust drudgery. Even his insistence that he will marry no other than the beautiful girl with whom he danced at the ball is rendered to us at segundo hand, in a hilarious interview between the King and the Grand Duke. It was not until much later, in 1959's Sleping Beauty
, that disney was able to bring us a handsome fairy-tale prince capable of being mais than a symbol.