ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
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Karly Rayner

It takes hundreds upon hundreds of meticulously detailed drawings from an entire team of artists to create just one Disney princess, but when you see the official concept art below, you'll understand why the painstaking process is worth the trouble!

The collection below shows the meandering course taken to reach the final destination of a fully-rounded Disney icon, but some of you might not find every step exactly to your tastes...

So, come with me and take a peek through the looking glass at all that could have been with our favorite Disney princesses!

Elsa: Frozen

Images: The Mary Sue, Brit Sketch, i09

Well, I'm glad they decided to let blue haired, evil Elsa go (sorry!).

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If you had to choose, which Elsa concept would you have used in the movie?

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Snow White

Images: Animation Resource, Fuck Yeah Disney Concept Art

The final Snow White somewhat broke the animation mould of the late '30s where most characters sported the cartoonish 'pie eyes' seen in the second image.

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If you had to choose, which Snow White concept would you have used in the movie?

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Belle: Beauty and the Beast

Images: Fuck Yeah Disney Concept Art

The first image in the sequence depicts a scrapped 18th century version of Beauty and the Beast where Belle had an unfamiliar blond do.

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If you had to choose, which Belle concept would you have used in the movie?

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Aurora: Sleeping Beauty

Image: Fuck Yeah Disney Concept Art, Rainey Scribbles

Aurora is firmly cemented in our heads as a blond, but Disney dabbled with the idea of making her a raven haired beauty like her predecessor, Snow White.

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If you had to choose, which Aurora concept would you have used in the movie?

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Pocahontas

Image: Fuck Yeah Disney concept Art and Scurvies Disney Blog

Disney's team of animators had to paint with all the colors of the wind before they found the true essence of Pocahontas.

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If you had to choose, which Pocahontas concept would you have used in the movie?

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Tiana: Princess and the Frog

Image: Pintrest, Scurvies Disney Blog

Tiana sported a full head of artfully tousled locks before her iconic up do was dreamed up.

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If you had to choose, which Tiana concept would you have used in the movie?

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Ariel: The Little Mermaid

Image: Fuck Yeah Disney Concept Art

Ariel could have looked totally different on land and sea, but I'm pretty sure the second images 'tail line' wouldn't be safe for kids!

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If you had to choose, which Ariel concept would you have used in the movie?

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Princess Jasmine: Aladdin

Image: Fuck Yeah Disney Concept Art

Princess Jasmine's concept artists rummaged through an entire royal wardrobe before they found a garment fit for a Disney Princess!

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If you had to choose, which Princess Jasmine concept would you have used in the movie?

And now for the final concept art princess-off...

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Which Disney princess do you think fared best in their concept art?

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