I appreciate that Disney is making a concerned effort to make all their protagonists who fall in love and get married legal age. In the last two films (The Princess and the Frog, and Tangled), Tiana and Rapunzel were both eighteen, and their significant others were at least a year older, if not more.
Whereas, in The Little Mermaid, Ariel was sixteen when she got married.
In Snow White, Snow White was fourteen when she tied the knot.
Jasmine’s father issued a freaking law that she had to get married by her sixteenth birthday (although, I suppose, she didn’t get married until that third movie, soooo).
Basically, the point of this is that Disney is trying to convey that they do not support underage marriage. Which is nice.
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The Lion King on Broadway - One by One