‘Princess Power’ Introduces Marvelously Multi-Dimensional Young Royals
The idea of what it means to be a princess has completely changed over the past 15 years. Princesses are no longer waiting to be awakened or saved. They’re determining their own paths, writing their own stories and definitely not looking for a rescuer. The new Netflix series Princess Power celebrates the newest vision of what it means to be a princess as it follows the lives of four princesses and their adventures together as they work to solve problems and overcome obstacles.
The preschool show is based on the book series Princesses Wear Pants, which is co-authored by Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and clinical psychologist Allison Oppenheim. The book, released in 2017, became a New York Times bestseller and then was followed up with Princesses Save the World in 2018. The show was developed by veteran animation writer/producer Elise Allen. Executive producers on the show include Guthrie, as well as Matthew Berkowitz, Kristin Cummings and Jennifer Twiner McCarron from Atomic Cartoons and Drew Barrymore, Ember Truesdell and Nancy Juvonen at Flower Films.
Allen, who has a daughter of her own, loved the idea of a group of girls, who were each very different, learning how to become a team and work together to solve any challenge that life presented them. Each princess comes from one of four major fruit kingdoms: Kiwi, Blueberry, Pineapple and Raspberry. Allen also loved that the series would focus on the idea that being a princess means helping others and the world around them.