LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest is a collaborative animated action/adventure special between LEGO and the Disney Princess brand. It debuted on Disney+ on August 18, 2023, along with World Princess Week.
- Jodi Benson
- Anika Noni Rose
- Mandy Moore
- Auli’i Cravalho
- Katherine Von Till
- Richard White
What Is LEGO Disney Princess About?
In “LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest,” princesses Tiana, Moana, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Ariel are mysteriously brought to an enigmatic castle.
Upon arrival, they quickly unearth Gaston’s sinister scheme to dominate their realms. United, the princesses must navigate the castle’s intricate challenges to thwart Gaston’s plot. Can they triumph through courage, wit, and collaboration?
- David Wurst
- Eric Wurst
- Alan Menken (“Part of Your World”)
Running time: 46 minutes
Released: August 18, 2023
Should I watch It?
This LEGO special hits a high mark, overshadowing the recent Disney live-action attempts. Perhaps Disney should consider the merits of this LEGO rendition over their string of live-action remakes.
The authenticity of the special is bolstered by the return of many original voice actors: Jodi Benson reprises Ariel, Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, and Richard White returns as Gaston.
Where original voices are absent, due to unavailability or passing, talents like Jim Cummings (famous for voicing Disney’s Pete from Mickey Mouse) step in as King Triton, and Corey Burton gives life to the Magic Mirror. Expect delightful cameos from characters beyond the princess realm.
This special serves a treat. The quintet of princesses unite against Gaston, providing a refreshing take, separate from the movie lore we’re familiar with.
Each princess is showcased distinctly, even as the narrative introduces new traits, such as Snow White’s humorous axe-wielding quirk, which somewhat diverges from her traditional character. While the voice acting varies, the plot captivates and imparts a valuable lesson.
LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest
LEGO Disney Princess Cast
The cast sees the return of Anika Noni Rose voicing Tiana, Auli’i Cravalho as Moana, Jodi Benson as Ariel, and Mandy Moore as Rapunzel. While the original voice of Snow White, Adriana Caselotti, passed away in 1997, Katie Von Till will be stepping in to lend her voice.
Additionally, Richard White will once again portray Gaston, with Jo Ann Worley voicing Armoire the Wardrobe. Jim Cummings will continue as King Triton, a role he inherited from Kenneth Mars. Meanwhile, Corey Burton, known for voicing the Magic Mirror in the Disney Parks’ Fantasmic!, will reprise his role here.
- Jodi Benson as Ariel
- Anika Noni Rose as Tiana
- Mandy Moore as Rapunzel
- Auli’i Cravalho as Moana
- Katherine Von Till as Snow White
- Richard White as Gaston
- Jim Cummings as King Triton
- Corey Burton as Magic Mirror
- Jo Anne Worley as Wardrobe
- Roland Rubio as Flower
- Jeff Bennett as Mr. Smee
- Barrett Leddy as Iago
Several Disney characters make silent cameos in the special, including:
- The Magic Carpet from “Aladdin.”
- The horse belonging to the Prince and the eerie trees from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
- Gramma Tala in her manta ray spirit form and the Ocean from “Moana.”
- Eudora and James (depicted in a photo) from “The Princess and the Frog.”
- Sebastian from The Little Mermaid