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Kida Nedakh
Background information
Feature films Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Atlantis: Milo's Return
Short films
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Randy Haycock
Juliet Stroud-Duncan
Sean Gallimore
Steve Lubin
Teresa Eidenbock
Margaret 'Mac' Spada
Voice Cree Summer (as an adult)
Natalie Strom (as a child)
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Kidagakash Nedakh
Other names
Personality Intelligent, caring, eager, energetic, persuasive, kind, brave, resourceful, aggressive, vigilant
Appearance Slender, dark skin, long white hair with its section tied off, blue eyes, blue tattoo under her left eye, rose lips, brown eyebrows, small gold triangular earrings, crystal shard on a cord around her neck, gold armband on her upper left arm, a couple gold anklets on her right shin
(in her traditional form): Both blue bikini top, aqua sarong-type skirt with pink stripe with gold outlines which covers her bikini bottom, barefoot
(in her protection form): Armor on one arm and a type of covering for her other arm and both legs, dual-purpose mask
(in her hostage form): Clear blue and white body (when crystallized)
(in her Queen form): Light blue long-sleeved dress with cut-out shoulders that flows to her ankles, tattoos on right cheek and forehead, feather headdress, sandals
Occupation Princess of Atlantis (formerly)
Queen of Atlantis
Goal To figure out Atlantis' past and restore the city to its former greatness
To marry Milo Thatch
Home Atlantis
Relatives Kashekim Nedakh (father; deceased)
Queen of Atlantis (mother; deceased)
Milo Thatch (husband)
Allies Milo, Audrey, Kashekim Nedakh, Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet, Vincenzo "Vinny" Santorini, Gaetan "Mole" Moliére, Jedidiah Allardyce "Cookie" Farnsworth, Wilhelmina Bertha Packard
Minions Other Atlanteans
Enemies Lyle Tiberius Rourke, Helga Sinclair
Likes Her father, her people, her husband
Dislikes Her father getting hurt, her city's cultural decay, being kidnapped
Powers and abilities Her royal blood to merge with the crystal power source which can protect Atlantis from danger
Her Atlantean magic powers
Her powerful bite
Weapons Her large spear
Her knife
Fate Gets married to Milo, becomes Queen, and later, restores Atlantis to the surface
Quote (in Atlantean) "All will be well, Milo Thatch. Be not afraid."

Kidagakash "Kida" Nedakh is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2001 animated feature film Atlantis: The Lost Empire and its 2003 direct-to-video sequel.

She is the daughter of Kashekim Nedakh, King of Atlantis, and later becomes Queen and the assumed wife of Milo.

Despite being born a princess, Kida is not marketed as a Disney Princess possibly due to her film's poor box office results.

Physical Appearance

Kida Dresses

Queen Kida (left) and Princess Kida (right).

Like all Atlanteans, Kida has white hair and dark skin. She has blue-colored tattoos (which represent teardrops), which appear to change slightly after she becomes Queen, and large blue eyes. She also wears a shard of the crystal around her neck. Her attire changes when she makes the transition from princess to queen, with her clothes going from being very revealing to being elaborate. As a princess, she wears only a simple blue bikini, the bottoms are covered with sarong type skirt and she goes around barefoot, but changes into more elaborate clothing and obtains sandals after becoming Queen. With the power of the Atlantean crystal, Kida and the other Atlanteans are given abnormally long lives. Though Kida is roughly 8,500 - 8,800 years old (according to Milo), she physically resembles someone in their mid-late 20's.


She is also a warrior princess, making her strong and very skilled at combat. It is mentioned that several thousand years ago, Kida would have killed outsiders on sight. By the present time, however, Kida has become so curious about Atlantis's past that she is willing to let in outsiders with the hope that they could help her rediscover Atlantis's history, even as far as taking a liking to Milo. She is shown to love her father, and later Milo, very much. Although she can seem quite forceful, violent, and aggressive at times, she has a kind heart, and a general respect for all creatures.


Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Cookies are sweet, but yours is not. Sweet is kindly, but that is not his name. Audrey is sweet, but she is not your doctor. And the little digging animal called Mole.... he is your pet?
―Kida Nedakh

As a child, Kida witnessing the sinking of Atlantis and the loss of her mother, then crying her eyes out.

At a very young age, Kida is present when a gigantic tsunami threatens the central city of Atlantis. She watches in tears as her mother is suddenly chosen by the Heart of Atlantis to save the city, leaving the young child behind. Her father quickly covers her eyes so as not to look directly at the crystal, but he does and becomes blinded as a result.

Centuries later, Kida leads a small group of hunters and gathers through the earth's many caverns and catacombs when they notice a large group of outsiders approaching their city. They keep watch on them with her believing that their being able to find Atlantis could mean that they could be of help. When the expedition desperately escapes an attack from fireflies, they come upon a lone member who is injured. Kida decides to help heal the outsider before taking off.

When the expedition eventually finds Atlantis, Kida and her group confronts the expedition. When the man she had just healed reveals that he can speak Atlantean, she opens up to them and immediately takes them to her father. However, her father demands that they leave without explaining why. When left alone, she gets into an argument with her father regarding how their way of life is dying while he believes it is being preserved.

Unconvinced, Kida singles out the man who is named Milo Thatch. Realizing that she does not even know how to read the Atlantean written language, he agrees to help her as they explore the city. They come to a pond where underneath are numerous writings she has him translate. He is able to figure out information regarding the Heart of Atlantis, which is the power source keeping the city alive and was what took her mother away.


The Heart of Atlantis releases Kida after the city is saved from the volcano.

Upon surfacing, they find that the rest of the expedition plan to steal the Heart of Atlantis and sell it on the black market. Their leader Lyle Rourke forces Milo to cooperate by having a gun pointed at Kida. Kida watches in horror as they ransack her father's chamber, which is followed by the leader striking her father down before he figures out where the Heart of Atlantis is hidden. Inside the Crystal Chamber, she is called upon by the crystal and she bonds with it before being encased within a container.

Kida remains inactive as a battle ensues for her, of which Milo is successful in bringing her back to the city in time for her and the Heart of Atlantis to raise the giant stone guardians from their slumber and great a force field to protect the city from an awakened volcano. With the city saved, Kida is released from the crystal and leaves her with a bracelet of hers that her mother held onto when called upon previously by the crystal.

Because of her father's death, Kida becomes the Queen of Atlantis. Milo stays behind, having fallen in love with her and to help the civilians rediscover their lost culture. Among her first acts is for a stone effigy of her father be constructed to join the other stone effigies of the past kings orbiting the Heart of Atlantis that now hovers over the restored city.

Milo's Rescue Mission

Queen Kida and her new husband King Milo, who is now adjusted to living in Atlantis, try to help a young girl named Nabi rescue her older brother Buke after he gets lost in a cavern outside the kingdom.

Milo's Return

Kida, as Queen of Atlantis, is working with Milo, who is now her husband, to use the Heart of Atlantis to rebuild the civilization. They are unexpectedly visited by their comrades from the first film. They learn that a creature called the Kraken, which is presumed to be an Atlantean defense mechanism, is attacking a town. Kida and the others travel and are able to stop the creature.

While Kida adjusts well to the outside world, she feels guilty because there could be more Atlantean machines wreaking havoc. Kida and the others travel to Arizona, where they find a town with a statue that appears to be of Atlantean origin. They are also forced to confront the coyote spirits who oppose them. A Native-American man is able to serve as a median, and Kida learns that she has the power to choose Atlantis's destiny.

Later, Kida and friends travel on a search for the Gungnir, a mythical spear of Atlantean origin. They track the thief, a man named Erik Hellstrom, to the Nordic Mountains. There, he presumes Kida to be his daughter (Erik believes himself to be Odin), and kidnaps her. Hellstrom intends to end the world by bringing about Ragnarok, and creates various beasts. Kida is able to retrieve the spear after Vinnie provides a distraction.

As a result of the adventures, Kida learns about the power of the Atlantean crystal and comes to believe that her father was wrong for hiding it. She combines the Heart Crystal with the spear, and uses its power to raise Atlantis to the surface. It should also be noted that unlike in the first film, Kida for some reason does not have the extra tattoos obtained on her face from her wedding to Milo/coronation as Queen.

House of Mouse

Kida appears briefly in the episode Donald Wants to Fly. She is flying on a Ketak, an Atlantean vehicle carved in the shape of a fish.

Kida on a Ketak

Kida soars into the House of Mouse on a Ketak.

Disney Parks

Kida DLP

Kida at one of the Disney Parks.

Kida appeared in Disneyland and Walt Disney World when the film was first released, dressed in her queen robes from the end of the film (probably because of the fact that her main outfit in her film may spark controversy from parents visiting the parks at the time). Kida and Milo also appeared in the Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade in a car designed after a Ketak for the first year of that parade's run.

After a several-year absence from the parks, Kida and the other Atlantis characters made a reappearance at Disneyland Paris during the Disney Dreamers Everywhere events in 2013.

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Although Kida does not appear in this game, one type of Blotworx featured here, the Shockers, is presumably an homage to Atlantis, complete with Kida's hunting mask for a face.


From the beginning, the filmmakers wanted Kida to stand out from other Disney Princesses both in appearance and in personality. So as not to appear as another damsel in distress, they created her to be a warrior woman with strength to overcome hostility. While she is not recognized as the first African-American princess in a Disney animated feature(because she isn't of African descent or American born), she is a character whose skin was darker than that of the usual leading Disney female, besides Esmeralda, as part of the overall design of the Atlanteans.


Rough animation model sheet of Kida by Randy Haycock.

The supervising animator of Kida was Randy Haycock. Randy further wanted to develop a unique appearance for Kida that made her different from the other Disney Princess. Going through various magazines and looking at models, he drew her with a slightly wider nose and full lips. He also wanted to play upon the characters personality of being stoic and firm while also having a soft, playful side that is left out when she meets Milo.

Cree Summer provides the voice of Kida. Cree was excited to finally get to voice a character in a Disney animated feature after having been in the business for over fifteen years by that point. Haycock noted how he felt intimidated by Cree's wild and unique personality the first time he met her and drew inspiration from that into developing scenes where Kida and Milo first meet. Natalie Strom voiced Kida as a child in the film's prologue, which was added in late in production, while Cree would reprise the character in the sequel.


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  • Although a definite princess by birth, Kida is not included in the Disney Princess franchise because her film was underrated.
  • With the exception of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, Kida is the first Disney heroine to show how she lost her mother (followed by Anna and Elsa), which explains her absence in the original film.
  • Kida is the only Disney heroine to have natural white hair.
  • Kida is the only Disney heroine to have her kingdom be first above ground and then be submerged underground.
  • She is also the second heroine to come from an underwater kingdom, after Ariel.
  • Kida is the oldest female heroine as she is over 8,000 years old! This is because the power of the crystal slowed the aging process. So Milo would've grown old, while Kida remained young. This situation is very similar to that of Mrs. Brisby from Don Bluth's The Secret of NIMH.
  • However, considering that one Atlantean year is approximately 300 times longer than that of one human year, if Kida's age was translated back to that of a normal human's, then she would probably by only 28 years old, still making her the oldest amongst the heroines who are in their teens and early twenties.
  • Kida is the third heroine to expose her midriff, after Ariel and Jasmine.
  • Kida is the first princess created by Disney to ever inherit her parents' throne on-screen and become a (ruling) queen, since she lost both of her parents over the course of the film (her mother was sacrificed to save her kingdom in the prologue and her father was murdered by Rourke), followed by Elsa. Snow White, Aurora, Jasmine and Rapunzel would inherit the throne, as they are the only children of their parents and thus the only heirs. These four Princesses would then become sovereign rulers of their homelands. The other Disney Princesses are likely to become queens consort (Cinderella and Ariel) or are in line for non-kingdom thrones (Belle's Prince Adam is a Sovereign Prince of a Principality, Pocahontas' father was an elected Chieftain, Mulan had no royal ties at all and it seems unlikely Naveen would be King of Maldonia considering he happily settled down in New Orleans). Also, Merida, after being given the choice of either marrying Young MacGuffin, Young MacIntosh, and/or Wee Dingwall (originally she ended up with the first above), eventually decides that she doesn't want to marry any of them since she realized that she doesn't need a husband anyway.
    • Not quite: Snow White can inherit her father's throne AND her prince might not be in line to become a king (either he is from a sovereign principality or a younger son of a king). Prince Adam (Beast) is a sovereign prince. Aurora will inherit her father's throne, Phillip will inherit his father's throne and their child will become ruler of the unified kingdoms.
    • Also, if Kida Becomes a Disney Princess, She will be the oldest of all since she was 28 in human age.
  • Kida is the second heroine to have a visible tribal tattoo, after Pocahontas.
  • Kida's tattoos resemble a dot and two curved lines on top of each other, just below her left eye. According to her animators and the book The Mark of a Princess (which explains the meanings of the Atlantean tattoos seen in the film, see below), they were supposed to represent teardrops. At the end of the film she gains a second tattoo on her right cheek (resembling a mirrored version of her first tattoo) and a third on her forehead (resembling a stylized "V").
  • In Milo's Return, Kida does not have her extra tattoos in which she obtained at the end of the first film.
  • Also, her dress in the sequel does not resemble the one at the end of the first film (it is now a strapless dark turquoise dress with two slits on either side and a gold chevron pattern on the hem, with a red sash at the waist and a dark blue cape with a gold underside attached to the rear).
  • It's revealed in a sequel short story called "Milo's Rescue Mission" that Kida can actually revert to her princess outfit even as a queen (the only indication that she's a queen are her extra tattoos on her face), and can even remove her tiara at times.
  • It's mentioned that Kida actually wears her Queen dress over her Princess outfit on formal occasions.
  • Kida is the second non-white Disney female to not have brown eyes, after Esmeralda, who has green eyes, while Kida has blue eyes.
  • Coincidentally enough, she is also the second Disney female lead to wear anklets, also after Esmeralda (Esmeralda wears one anklet, while Kida wears two).
  • Kida's dress at the end was only seen completely in a few concept art such as in some character galleries in Disc 2 of the 2-Disc Collector's Edition, and the books Subterranean Tours: Atlantis: A Traveler's Guide to the Lost City and Milo's Rescue Mission (though without a tiara, see above). All other book illustrations showing her in that dress either show only the top half (Play-a-Sound book, Wonderful World of Reading, Dark Horse comic, Atlantis 2002 calendar, etc.), have the train (back part of the dress) cover the front (Read-Aloud Storybook, various coloring pages), or seen from far away ("The Final Stand", "How to Draw", Ladybird book, Kida: The Heart of Atlantis, etc. Additionally, her face character incarnation at the theme parks depict her in her queen dress and tattoos, but without a tiara. A rare Halloween costume based on this character resembles her queen dress (because again her princess outfit is too revealing), but unlike the face character the costume also includes her tiara.
  • Likewise, her huntress armor when her mask is removed is only seen completely in some promotional artwork (in the film, she is only seen from the knees up when she is wearing her armor, but not her mask, except for a brief shot of her from behind when she and her fellow subjects are leading the explorers to the palace).
  • As a princess, Kida is barefoot, but as a queen she wears sandals. Therefore, the queen appears to the only Atlantean to actually wear footwear (even all of the kings, including her father Kashekim Nedakh and eventually her husband Milo, are barefoot).
  • The feathers on Kida's tiara at the end (one large pink feather between two smaller blue ones) resemble the ones on Jose Carioca's tail.
  • The pink chevrons on the dark blue-with-gold outlines sash hanging from the front of Kida's otherwise mostly light blue dress in the ending, from the shoulders down, form a "V", an "X", a "^", (the ones we only see in the film) a "][", a semicircle and another "^."(implied, see above books)
  • Though she does not appear until halfway through the film, three tie-in storybooks, Kida and the Crystal, The Mark of a Princess, and My Princess Collection: Kida: The Heart of Atlantis, are basically retellings of the film's plot but from Kida's point of view. What's different between those three books is that the first ends during the scene where Milo and Kida are shown exploring the underwater mural, while the last two continues from that point, including her kidnapping and subsequent crystallization by Rourke, her being rescued by Milo and his teammates from Rourke and protecting Atlantis from an erupting volcano, and finally her marrying Milo and becoming Queen (the only difference being that The Mark of a Princess is narrated in third-person, while Kida: The Heart of Atlantis is narrated by Kida herself).
  • Kida's color scheme (dark skin, white hair, and blue eyes) resembles that of Storm's of the X-Men. It also resembles Princess Yue's from Avatar: The Last Airbender and Queen La (who has cyan eyes) of The Legend of Tarzan.
  • She also resembles Nefer-Tina from the show Mummies Alive, whom Cree Summer also voiced.
  • Milo and Kida are the only Disney couple in House of Mouse that were not once seen together.
  • Kida's appearance, design, and outfit in House of Mouse resembles how she appeared in Milo's Return.
  • Kida may have been based on various anime female leads from various Japanese works whose premises are similar to that of Atlantis, but were all created beforehand, such as Sheeta from Laputa: Castle in the Sky or Nadia from Nadia: The secret of Blue Water.
  • If you listen very closely, then you can easily tell that Kida has an almost British-sounding accent, otherwise known as "Queen's English". However, she reverts to an American accent (typical of characters Cree Summer) in the sequel.
  • The evolution of Kida's wardrobe appears to be the complete opposite of that of Jane Porter's: while Jane starts off wearing more modest clothing but gradually starts to wear less clothing over time, Kida starts off wearing more revealing clothing but gradually starts to wear more clothing over time.
  • Kida, along with Megara, Eilonwy, and Jane Porter, are the only four Disney females not to have any sidekicks. Despite the presence of exotic animal life in Atlantis such as lava whales (giant animals that swim in lava, but ironically look more like dogs than whales) and parrot-lizards (small flying creatures resembling either pterosaurs or dragons), and brief cameos of real animals like a cat (Milo Thatch's (now Audrey Ramirez's) pet) and coelacanths (Preston Whitmore's pets), Atlantis is noticeably the only animated Disney film in which no animals actually appear at all. She is also the only princess without any sidekicks altogether.
  • Kida is similar to Pocahontas, being that they are both non-white, fall in love with their film's main character(who are both white), meet the film's villain, & both have fathers who also meet the film's villain. The only difference is that Milo is Kida's love interest in both films, unlike John Smith who is Pocahontas's love interest only in the first film. Another difference is that Ratcliffe doesn't die, where as Rourke does, as with the fact the Milo and Kida marry while Pocahontas and Smith do not.
  • Due to modesty reasons, Kida's artwork promoting the Atlantis 2002 home release showed her in her queen dress (though without her tiara and extra tattoos), as her left arm was covered by the dress' sleeve.
  • However, the original 2002 one-disc home release of Atlantis was the only release of that film to actually feature Kida on the cover art along with her husband Milo and his teammates (Mole, Vinnie, Audrey, and Sweet, Cookie and Mrs. Packard for some reason are both absent). The two-disc collector's edition of the film featured only the Ulysses submarine and its escape pods but no characters, and the Blu-Ray art for some reason although still has the same main protagonist explorers as the original (Cookie and Mrs. Packard are still absent), Kida is nowhere to be seen except as a silhouette at the very top, but is obscured by the crystal and the film's title (the second "A" is positioned so that it and the Crystal overlap each other) and the two antagonists, Rourke and Helga are added instead.
  • One of the Blotworx, the Shockers, in the game Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two appears to have Kida's hunting mask for a face. This may be due to the fact that one of the game programmers was supposedly a fan of Atlantis, but did not like the fact that Kida is not an official Disney Princess, so he designed that enemy after her since that that game is all about forgotten Disney film characters, and therefore he considers Kida to be "forgotten".
  • Kida's skin color appears to be very inconsistent depending on the lighting, she is supposed to have lighter skin than the other Atlanteans, but darker skin than Milo's. However, in Milo's Return, Kida for some reason is drawn with much darker skin.
  • Kida's title as "princess" was only mentioned near the end of the film when Milo is gathering the other explorers and Atlanteans to save her from Rourke and his minions. In Milo's Return, she is occasionally referred to as a "queen".
  • Kida is the second Princess to be seen as a child, after Cinderella, but not counting Ariel (she is seen as a child in Ariel's Beginning), followed by Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, and finally Anna and Elsa.
  • She is also the first heroine to have her film begin with her seen as a child. Curiously enough, unlike the princesses that follow her (Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, etc.), she is not seen as an adult until halfway into the film. As a point of interest, her film was originally going to begin (which, unusually enough for a deleted scene, was completely animated) with a team of Vikings attempting to find Atlantis using the Shepherd's Journal only to be thwarted by the Leviathan, who then proceeds to destroy the ship, killing all of the Vikings on board in the process and sending the Shepherd's Journal flying into the Atlantic and floating away.
  • She is also the first heroine to have both of her parents die over the course of the film, followed by Anna and Elsa.
  • Kida is the first princess to actually care for her own subjects, something all of the official Disney Princesses do not (they are either innocent and carefree or rebellious and wanting to be independent), followed by Elsa. This may be due to her father being too old to rule his kingdom and constantly trying to hide his guilt for letting his people suffer, only to finally admit his wrongdoings upon his death at the hands of Rourke; combined with Kida's personality as a true leader, is what helps her become a good Queen.
  • In the various promotions for the film, Kida is the only character that isn't shown, nor does she ever have a biography.
  • Kida was originally going to have pale skin and reddish-brown hair. Her final design appears to be an amalgamation of different races, particularly African (brown skin and half-black voice actress) and Polynesian (there are Polynesians with dark skin and fair hair), with some East Asian (shape of her eyes), Native American (shape of her nose), Scandinavian (white hair is a common trait in Scandinavian people), and Caucasian as a whole (white/blond hair+blue eyes) elements as well. Although unintentional, this also resulted in Kida resembling Storm from the X-Men series.
  • Strangely enough, one of Kida's early concept art didn't even look human.
  • Despite not being an official Disney Princess, Kida made a brief cameo in the book The Art of the Disney Princess.
  • Kida also made an appearance in the My Princess Collection book series along with the first eight official Princesses as with Alice, Princess Dot, and Jessie the Cowgirl.
  • Kida is the only Disney animated film female to be voiced by a professional animated TV series voice actress (Cree Summer) in her debut appearance. Normally, in animated films (with the sole exception of the Winnie-the-Pooh films, where everyone is voiced by a professional voice actor), professional voice actors/actresses are often restricted only to voicing background characters and/or additional voices. Richard Horvitz, famous for voicing Zim on Invader ZIM, also did additional voices in Mulan as well.
  • When Kida takes off her sarong, her anklets mysteriously vanish. They eventually reappear when she puts her sarong back on.
  • Kida is the only multilingual princess.
  • Kida is the third princess to have a full name, after Fa Mulan, but before Rapunzel (whose married surname is Fitzherbert).
  • Kida is the first Disney princess to come from a science-fiction Disney film.
  • Kida is the only princess two have both a male and female villain working together.
  • Although Atlantis obviously lacks seasons due to it being underwater, Kida's film is implied to take place in autumn (in Washington, DC, at least), since the events of this film are said to have took place on an October.
  • Kida is represented by the colors blue (clothing and eyes), white (hair), and gold (jewelry).
  • She is also represented by either her crystal necklace, her tattoos, the Atlantean "A" (a triangular spiral with a dot in the middle), and/or the Shepherd's Journal (her husband's book).
  • Kida's name originates from a Kiowa girl's name meaning "raising away the darkness." Coincidentally her voice actress Cree Summer is part Native American, and her first name is also the name of a Native American tribe.
  • Kida had actually experienced some magic in her life: a lot of the Atlanteans wear magic crystal shards around their necks, which give them magic powers like immortality and healing abilities, and even merged with the Mother Crystal itself.
  • Kida can be seen crying as her mother is "killed" at the start of the film as Atlantis is sunk underwater. Also, according to Randy Haycock, her animator, Kida's tattoos represent her tears.
  • Kida briefly twirled as she is drawn upward into the Crystal during her transformation into it. However, since a princess twirl usually ends with something bad happening to them, after her transformation she is locked in a crate by Rourke and Helga.
  • Kida's facial structure was inherited from her mother's, although her skin is lighter. She also resembles her voice actress Cree Summer.
  • Although we never see her and Milo get married (though it's implied that they do), Kida is the first princess to have a coronation ceremony as she becomes the new Queen of Atlantis (followed by Elsa), although the two ceremonies could possibly be the one and the same.
  • Kida actually fled Milo after healing his wounds during their first encounter, although they really fled from Mole's digger as they heard it and the other explorers approaching.
  • Like most heroines, Kida had experience an argument with a parent resulting in a turning point in her life: after being upset with her father when he refuses to agree with her that her kingdom is dying, she goes up to Milo, who has just left the palace, and seeks him his help to bring Atlantis' culture back.
  • Kida appears to be more attached to her mother, since she was constantly lamenting about her death and why her mother had to die in the first place, as well as the fact that she and her father never get along very well since the Queen's death with her constantly berating King Nedakh for being too arrogant and not caring for his people.
  • Despite most of her promotional appearances portraying her as being fiercer and more actionized than how she appeared in the film, Kida played the role of the damsel in distress (seventh after Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle and Jasmine, but before Rapunzel) when she is turned to crystal by Rourke and Helga shortly after they kill her father King Nedakh and is about to be taken to the surface, when Milo after hearing from the dying Nedakh that with the crystal gone all of Atlantis will die, and if Kida remains crystallized too long she could die just like her mother when she was younger, prompting him and the other explorers to pursue and defeat Rourke and Helga before returning Kida to Atlantis just in time to protect the kingdom from being burned alive by an erupting volcano. Also, based on her dying father's warning to Milo about her transformation, it also serves as a near-death experience to her as well, making her the seventh heroine to almost die, after Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Mulan (Not counting Megara and Anna who actually died but were revived)
  • The coronation of Kida as Queen of Atlantis at the end of the film serves as a bookend to her film, since Atlantis began with her mother's death during the Great Flood that sank Atlantis, and therefore ending that queen's reign, and ends with her coronation, and therefore beginning her reign as queen.
  • Not counting Cinderella, whose father was seen only in storybook form, Kida is the seventh princess to have her father present in the film, after Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas and Mulan, but before Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna and Elsa.
  • Prior to her coronation as Queen, Kida wore bikini and sarong, in a similar style to the one she wore as a child, though obviously due to the massive difference in Kida's size relative to the amount of cloth in her child-size sarong, this cannot possibly be the same garment, even assuming it survived the wear and tear of a warrior's lifestyle over thousands of years.
  • Of all of the Disney heroines with a confirmed real-life time frame and location, Kida is the second most current, since her film takes place in the 1910s (specifically, 1914). She is beaten only by Tiana, who lived during the 1920s. Preceding Kida, are Ariel (in the early 19th century, before 1837; year of publication of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, as implied by his appearance in the TV series), Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa live the 19th century as well specifically the 1840's (as confirmed in Disney's The Art of Frozen, along with Rapunzel's cameo in the film confirming her placement). In addition it is implied Cinderella also lives in the 19th as well due to the cameo of The King and The Grand Duke attending the wedding of Eric and Vanessa. Preceding them are Pocahontas (1607, based on actual historical events). Despite Belle's alleged cameo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1482, as specified by the original novel), Beauty and the Beast's fashions, politics and technology point to late 18th century pre-revolutionary (pre-1789) France. Also per Glen Keane header animator of The Beast the movie takes place in the 1700s. Aurora (14th century, as explicitly stated in her film), Merida (probably in the 9th century, based on Scots history), and Jasmine ("confirmed" to be during the time of of the Hellenistic Era in "Hercules and the Arabian Night", though it would be impossible given that the Arabic culture described began 1,400 years after the Hellenistic Era, it could have been through the effect of a Genie's wish) and Mulan (specified to be the Han Dynasty [206-220 AD]), with Megara the oldest at some point prior to 500 BC (Note that Hercules's setting is notoriously anachronistic; Helen of Troy [circa 1250 BC] is contemporary with Pericles [495 – 429 BC]).
  • Kida would also be the only heroine to probably survive to the 21st century, particularly given her extraordinary lifespan, though Tiana can reasonably expect to see the dawn of the new millennium.
  • Kida is the first heroine to be crystallized, followed by Anna.
  • Kida is the second cel-animated heroine (after Eilonwy) to have her film rated PG. Starting with Rapunzel, all of the princesses whose films are also rated PG, are CG-animated.
  • Although many Atlanteans treat the Mother Crystal as a deity, it's possible that Kida may have learned about Christianity and to a much lesser extent, Christmas from Milo.
  • Kida is the first heroine to make contact with automobiles, followed by Tiana.
  • Kida is possibly the third Disney heroine to be involved in an interracial relationship, after Pocahontas and Esmeralda, but before Tiana whose Prince has an ambiguous ethnicity.

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Films: Atlantis: The Lost Empire | Atlantis: Milo's Return
Television: House of Mouse
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading
Video Games: Atlantis: The Lost Empire: The Lost Games | Atlantis: The Lost Empire (video game) | Atlantis: Trial by Fire | Atlantis: Search for the Journal
Music: Soundtrack


Milo Thatch | Kida Nedakh | Helga Sinclair | Lyle Tiberius Rourke | Audrey Ramirez | Vincenzo Santorini | Gaetan Moliére | Joshua Sweet | Obby | Krakken | Surtr | Wilhelmina Packard | Jebidiah Allardyce "Cookie" Farnsworth | Preston B. Whitmore | Kashekim Nedakh | Queen of Atlantis | Fenton Q. Harcourt | Leviathan | Chakashi | Edgar Vulgud | Ashtin Carnaby | Erik Hellstrom | Atlanteans | Keepers of the Journal


Where the Dream Takes You


Washington, D.C. | Atlantis | Iceland


Shepherd's Journal | Heart of Atlantis | Gungnir | Ketak | Ulysses | Aqua-Evac

See Also

Atlantean language

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