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Katherine McNamara, Monique Coleman and Brooklyn & Bailey All Celebrate Dream Big Princess Campaign

Katherine McNamara, Monique Coleman and Brooklyn & Bailey All Celebrate Dream Big Princess Campaign

Katherine McNamara, Monique Coleman and Brooklyn & Bailey hold up signs around them, celebrating the new Dream Big Princess campaign.

If you’ve watched Disney Channel, you’ve probably seen bits and pieces of the campaign, which celebrates inspiring stories from around the world to encourage kids everywhere to dream big.

To celebrate the campaign even more, Disney worked with 19 female photographers from around the world to create a series of empowering images showcasing real-world girls and women, as part of the initiative and taps into the power of Disney Princess stories to inspire kids.

The photographs shared online will go on to help raise funds for Girl Up.

From now until October 11th, Disney Worldwide Services will donate US $1 for any public post of a photo using #DreamBigPrincess or like of such a post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, for a minimum donation of US $500,000 and a maximum of US $1 million.

That’s so great!

JJJ spoke to two of the photographers — Cristina Mittermeier and Kate Parker — about their own photographs in the collection.

Cristina relates to Moana, who she describes as “[having] an unwavering determination to protect and celebrate her culture. She follows an innate calling to decide for herself who she wants to be.”

Kate adds, “Dreaming big means dreaming without limits of any kind. Dreaming of a goal and creating the opportunity to invest 100 percent of yourself into that goal to achieve it.”

Her role model? Belle, of course.

“Belle is ambitious. She realizes that knowledge is her way to the larger life she is dreaming of and doesn’t allow anyone’s opinions affect her. She didn’t change to please anyone and I love that.”

Click inside now to see JJJ’s favorites from the Dream Big Princess photography collection…

Shawn Mendes' Favorite Disney Princess is Still Frozen's Anna

Shawn Mendes' Favorite Disney Princess is Still Frozen's Anna

Shawn Mendes sings to the crowd on stage during his concert on Wednesday night (July 26) in Miami, Fla.

The “Mercy” singer kicked off his American leg of the Illuminate tour alongside good friend Charlie Puth (not pictured).

Over the weekend, Shawn took to Twitter and clarified a statement he made about the music industry when a fan account posted it.

“I take that back, big exaggeration. There is definitely a big percent that doesn’t have to do with music though,but thats like any industry!”

But one thing that Shawn won’t take back? His favorite Disney Princess, who just happens to be Frozen‘s Anna.

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Disney's Princess Tiana Talks About How 'Almost There' Is The Most Inspiring Song Ever

Disney's Princess Tiana Talks About How 'Almost There' Is The Most Inspiring Song Ever

If you’re as obsessed with Disney’s The Princess and the Frog as JJJ is (see here and here for the proof), you know that “Almost There” is the stand out song from the film.

Anika Noni Rose, who voiced the beautiful Tiana, has opened up about the importance track and how she identified with the song.

“The song, to me, really was all of what the movie was and all of what my life was,” she shared with LA Times.

“I felt like I knew this girl. I grew up in a small town without anybody who did the thing that I wanted to do. Where a guidance counselor told me maybe I should learn a trade. I understood being somewhere where nobody else understood what it was I wanted to do,” Anika continued, revealing her real connection with Tiana.

Anika continued, stressing how the song still makes her feel and how it can inspire every little kid everywhere.

“There are two ways to take that song,” she says. “You can be almost there and be sad about it. Or you can be almost there and find the joy in the journey, and the joy in the steps that you have taken, and the joy in how far you have gone.”

“Sometimes you’re not quite touching it yet, but the fact that you have gotten yourself until the point that you are almost there means that you only have a couple more steps to go. Those steps may be be years or days or minutes and you never know. But there is a joy to knowing you’re going to do it.”

The Little Mermaid's Ariel Inspired Tangled's Mandy Moore To Start Singing

The Little Mermaid's Ariel Inspired Tangled's Mandy Moore To Start Singing

How amazing is this little factoid?!

Mandy Moore admitted that she only got into singing because of Jodi Benson, aka Ariel from The Little Mermaid!

The Tangled star, who voices Rapunzel, told ET about her connection to the red-haired Disney Princess.

“I met Jodi Benson today, Ariel. She is the sole reason that I started singing,” she shared. “I didn’t manage to tell her that, because I didn’t want to creep her out too much [but] I will. Before the day is done, I’m going to lay that on her.”

After the interview Mandy made sure to get a pic with Jodi, who discovered this fact from ET.

“She didn’t tell me [that I inspired her to sing],” she said. “That makes my selfie even more special. That’s really neat.”

Rapunzel & Ariel Love!

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Auli'i Cravalho Returns as Moana For 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel With Other Disney Princesses

Auli'i Cravalho Returns as Moana For 'Wreck-It Ralph' Sequel With Other Disney Princesses

Auli’i Cravalho isn’t done with Moana just yet — she’s returning for a brand new movie, Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet!

Disney’s newest heroine princess will be back on the animated screen with her Princess predecessors including Frozen‘s Anna (Kristen Bell), Tangled‘s Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), Brave‘s Merida (Kelly MacDonald), The Princess and the Frog‘s Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), Pocahontas (Irene Bedard), Aladdin‘s Jasmine (Linda Larkin), Mulan (Ming-Na Wen), Beauty and the Beast‘s Belle (Paige O’Hara), and The Little Mermaid‘s Ariel (Jodi Benson).

In the clip presented at the D23 expo, Ralph and Vanellope find themselves transported to the most magical place on the internet: OhMyDisney.com, where Vanellope decides to sneak into a dressing room full of Disney Princesses — to mess with them.

When the Princesses discover the tiny intruder, they prepare to attack. Mulan pulls out her sword, Merida grabs her bow, and Cinderella turns her glass slipper into a shiv. In order to save her skin, Vanellope tells the Princesses that she, too, is a Princess — which she is!

After the intrusion, the Princesses defend themselves even more, kicking aside all those princess tropes.

The Wreck-It Ralph sequel opens November 21st, 2018.

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Peter Hollens' Disney Villains Medley Makes Our Villainous Dreams Come True - Watch!

Peter Hollens' Disney Villains Medley Makes Our Villainous Dreams Come True - Watch!

We loved Evynne HollensDisney Princess medley…and now her husband, Peter, just put out this Disney Villains medley that we might love even more!

The singer takes us through all the best Disney Villains — with help from singer Whitney Avalon — in the cool vid.

Everyone from The Little Mermaid‘s Ursula, to The Hunchback of Notre Dame‘s Frollo is there — even Mother Gothel (from Tangled) and Dr. Facilier (from The Princess and the Frog).

Check out the full version below and let us know which one is your fave!

Shadowhunters' Emeraude Toubia Would Love To Play Princess Jasmine in 'Aladdin'

Shadowhunters' Emeraude Toubia Would Love To Play Princess Jasmine in 'Aladdin'

Ever since Little Mix‘s Jade Thirlwall was maybe in the running to play Princess Jasmine in the live action Aladdin, our minds have been filled with even more celebs who would be perfect for the role.

Including ShadowhuntersEmeraude Toubia, who has always wanted to play Princess Jasmine.

“I would want to play Jasmine,” she told Latina magazine earlier this year of her dream Disney princess. “She’s Arabic and I’m Arabic, so that would be a dream come true.”

She continued about creating her own princess to play, “I would love to create a Disney Princess whose figure is like what we all look like — she wouldn’t have this extremely tiny waist,” Emeraude says.

“I just want her to look how we do and have a really cool, honest personality. In general, I feel like Disney has done a great job with all these different princess movies and the stories behind them.”

TELL JJJ: Do you think Emeraude would make the perfect Princess Jasmine?

Lucy Hale as Snow White & 8 More Live-Action Disney Princess Dream Castings

Lucy Hale as Snow White & 8 More Live-Action Disney Princess Dream Castings

Emma Watson makes the perfect Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.

And there are more live-action reboots in the works here and here, so what better time to cast our dream live-action Disney Princesses.

From Moana to The Little Mermaid and Snow White, we’re rooting for the rooting for these fab femmes.

Hint: Dove Cameron, Vanessa Hudgens, Normani Kordei and Lucy Hale all make the list! (Try to guess who would play who in our dream casting before you click inside.)