Disney's animated leading ladies tend to spend a good chunk of screen time pining for their proverbial (and in some cases, literal) Prince Charmings -- who they always find and (usually) marry in the end.
But what if the cameras kept rolling after the final credits -- how would those fictional couples fare over the long haul?
In the slideshow below, we speculate on what happened after happily ever after. Do you agree? Share your thoughts in the comments.
The Prince and Snow White from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
The prince seemed cool with Snow White's seven-man entourage when they first got together, but we're guessing that, once they were married, all those big personalities constantly hanging around got old fast. The prince probably bails on Snow White, but hey, at least she has no shortage of potential roommates.
Belle and the Beast from "Beauty And The Beast"
When we last saw him, the Beast had <a href="http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/08/02/lunchtime-poll-beast-beast-or-human-beast/" target="_hplink">transformed into a Fabio look-a-like</a>, gotten a handle on his temper and won Belle's heart. But considering that even <em>we</em> would get annoyed by the nightly dinner theater put on by the couple's pots, pans and china (who were also transformed back to humans, as readers pointed out -- but who's to say they're not still singing?), we're guessing the prince's beast-like temper was set off again, sending daddy's girl Belle running back to the inventor's cottage. <em>This slide has been updated.</em>
Ariel and Eric from "The Little Mermaid"
It's a bad sign when a woman feels she has to drastically change for her man the way Ariel did, swapping her fins for feet so she could win the heart of land-lubbing Eric. Because of that rocky start, we can't help but predict divorce for these two. We're just hoping Ariel gets the <a href="http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/classicdisney/partofyourworld.htm" target="_hplink">gadgets and gizmos a-plenty and whozits and whatzits galore</a> in the divorce settlement.
Prince Naveen and Tiana from "The Princess And The Frog"
When we left the French Quarter, frog prince Naveen had transformed back into a man and married Tiana, and the couple had also opened a restaurant together. But if the bickering spouses on Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" have taught us anything, it's that love and restauranteering simply don't mix. In fact, it's likely a recipe for divorce.
Aladdin and Jasmine from "Aladdin"
Aladdin may have showed Jasmine a whole new world, but if these two kids refuse to move out of the palace and continue to live on Jasmine's father's dime, it's bound to cause some money-related arguments -- and possibly divorce. After all, a 2009 study by Utah State University <a href="http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/07/money-fights-predict-divorce-rates/" target="_hplink">showed that finance-related tensions increase the risk of divorce.</a>
Mulan and Captain Li Shang From "Mulan"
Captain Li Shang and Mulan's relationship should survive, as long as the army leader doesn't start to get annoyed with Mulan's cross-dressing ways.
Aurora and Prince Phillip from "Sleeping Beauty"
Our prediction for this royal couple? Divorce. Maybe Sleeping Beauty should've taken the time to actually <em>date </em>and get to know her future hubby before they wed, but she was too busy getting some shut eye.
Pocahontas and John Smith from "Pocahontas"
John Smith overcame his prejudices and got along with Pocahontas' pet raccoon, Meeko, but could the slightly smarmy explorer really sustain a lasting relationship with the free-spirited princess? Maybe not. A study conducted by the University of Iowa in 2005 suggested that similarities in <a href="http://www.livescience.com/5351-truth-opposites-attract.html'" target="_hplink">personality are more important than similarities in attitude, religion, and values</a> in married couples, and that like-minded marrieds tend to have fewer conflicts.