Disney Princess is a media franchise owned by the Walt Disney Company. Created by Disney Consumer
Products chairman Andy Mooney in the late 1990s, the franchise spotlights a line-up of fictional female heroines who have appeared in various Disney animated feature films.
The franchise currently comprises eleven female protagonists from ten different Walt Disney Animation Studios films and one Pixar film who are either royal by birth, royal by marriage, or considered a "princess" due to their significant portrayal of heroism in their film. Most of the unofficial Disney Princesses do not join the line-up either because marketing is not successful, their film's box office gross did not fare well, or they are too young.
The original Disney Princess line-up featured Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Mulan. It later expanded to include Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, Elsa, Moana, Anastasia, Jan-Nin, Sadé, Celine, Natalie, Cecilia, Emily, Diane, Laura, Gloria and Yui-Jin after the successes of their respective films.
The Disney Princesses are featured in various sing-a-long video series released through the Walt Disney Company. In addition, the franchise includes dolls, miniature castles, and other toys. The Princesses are also featured very prominently at the Disney theme parks.
Since 2013, with the exception of those created after the Disney Renaissance, the Princesses are showcased in their enhanced and modified redesigned outfits (excluding Ariel) instead of the ones that they wear in their own movies.
In early 2000, when Andy Mooney was hired by the Disney consumer-products division to help combat dropping sales, the idea for the Disney Princess franchise was born. Soon after joining Disney, Mooney attended his first Disney On Ice show. While waiting in line, he found himself surrounded by young girls dressed as princesses. "They weren't even Disney products. They were generic princess products," he mused. Soon after realizing the demand, the Disney Princess line was formed.
Despite limited advertising and no focus groups, the various Disney Princess items released became a huge success. Sales at Disney Consumer Products rose from $300 million in 2001 to $3 billion in 2006. Today there are over 25,000 products based on the franchise.
The Princesses to be featured in the line were chosen from classic Disney films. The characters were not chosen specifically for their royal titles, but rather for how well they fit into what Disney executives deemed "the Princess mythology". Mulan is an example of this concept; she has no familial ties to royalty but is still included in the character list. Tinker Bell and Esmeralda were once included under the same principle before it was decided that they were not suited for the "mythology". Recently, though, Tinker Bell has starred in her own Disney franchise, the Disney Fairies. Other fairies were created specifically for the franchise. The line began with a book series by Gail Carson Levine and has since spawned toys, direct-to-video movies and other products based on the characters. Esmerélda has been removed because she was making enough money for the franchise like the others. At one point, Eseméralda, Tinker Bell, Jane Porter and Giselle were considered to be included in the line-up, but were not realized.
The official Disney Princesses have a number of things in common. Sometimes, they are described as the "rules" to become a Disney Princess.
- The character is human, or human-like in the case of Ariel and formerly Tinker Bell.
- The character has a primary role in an animated Disney/Pixar film.
- The character has not been introduced in a sequel.
- The character has either been born royal, married royal, or has performed an act of heroism. (In the case of Mulan, Moana and Laura, being royal no longer matters in order to join the lineup.)
- The overall critical and box office success of the film can be seen as the deciding factor as to whether or not a character can join the franchise. This explains the absence of Eilonwy and Kida.
In the 2016 film Moana, Maui states that princesses have animal sidekicks. This has been evidently shown to be a common characteristic among the official members.
Character Background Edit
The characters themselves, despite appearing in separate films, have distinct similarities. The Princesses show good will towards all creatures, evidenced by the common ability to communicate with animals. The Princesses are known for their inner and outer beauty, as well as having beautiful singing voices, apart from Merida, who only sings a song with her mother when she is little in her film.
Each Princess, excluding Merida, Elsa, Moana, Diane and Laura, has a romance that is resolved by the end of her debut film; the male counterparts known as Disney Princes. These charismatic girls carry a similar personality in their eras, in the beginning with the first three (Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora), their characteristics were well known as classy, graceful and romantic daydreamers, who suffered from the actions caused by others. They held an inner strength through compassion, love, kindness and, particularly with Snow White, a strong sense of resilience.
After the Renaissance Era, these popular heroines became more active than reactive with Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Mulan. Their characteristics were known to be strong-willed, adventurous, feisty, cunning, and determined. As well their goals focused more on adventure and freedom than love, and these girls were more fighters for their dreams than the first three. They also existed in worlds which were more self-aware of the traditional and changing role of women; particularly Ariel, with her villainess assuring her that women on land should keep silent, Belle, with her villain assuring her that "it's not right for a woman to read", and Mulan, with her peers extolling masculine traits in addition to those of the ideal wife. The latest ones - Tiana and Rapunzel - are in the modern era; Tiana, an original character, is much more a realist than the others, she does not want magic to make a dream come true but with only hard work, whereas Rapunzel is much more like the idealistic ones than Tiana.
Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, Rapunzel, and Merida are born of royal heritage as daughters of kings and queens. Pocahontas can be considered as being of royal heritage, as she is the daughter of a chief and considered Native American royalty by the English. Cinderella, Belle, and Tiana become royalty by marriage. Mulan was neither royal by birth or marriage, but is still included in the line-up due to her high status by saving China and receiving grace from the Emperor.
Snow White Edit
The character of Snow White first originated in 1937 from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Schneewittchen" about a beautiful German princess with a jealous stepmother. Walt Disney turned this classic fairy tale into his very first animated feature film. Her true love is the Prince, who breaks her sleeping death 'slumber' (caused by the Evil Queen) with love's first kiss. She befriends the seven dwarfs during her stay at their cottage. At 14, she is the youngest of the Princesses.
The best-known version of Cinderella is the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault in 1697. In 1950, it was turned into an animated feature-length film by Walt Disney. Cinderella Tremaine is the eldest of all the Disney Princesses. She is 19 years of age during the events of the film. Her stepmother turned her into the family's sole servant after the death of her father. With magical help from her Fairy Godmother, she attends a royal ball and meets Prince Charming, and eventually marries him, thus freeing her from her life of servitude. Cinderella is often considered the leader of the Princesses; often being put in the center of the group shots.
Best known as the heroine of the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty, which is very loosely based on Charles Perrault's "La Belle au Bois Dormant". Although her dress changes from blue to pink thanks to a disagreement between two of her guardians, Merryweather and Flora, outside the film, she is most commonly seen wearing pink. She was cursed at birth to die before the sun sets on her 16th birthday by the evil fairy Maleficent by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. One of the three good fairies, Merryweather, was able to weaken the curse by changing death to a deep slumber that could only be awakened by true love's kiss. By falling in love with Prince Phillip, the prince of a neighboring kingdom (and unknown to either of them, her betrothed), she was freed from the curse. Aurora is shown to be one of the taller princesses in the franchise.
The heroine of the 1989 film, loosely based on the Danish fairy tale "Den Lille Havfrue" by Hans Christian Andersen, and the daughter of King Triton, ruler of the sea. Ariel is a 16-year-old mermaid who falls in love with a dashing human prince named Eric, an extension of her fascination with all things from the surface world. Her dream is to live a life on land. So it comes as no surprise when her dream causes her to fall victim to accepting a shady offer from Ursula the Sea Witch promising her a lifetime of happiness with Prince Eric as long as she carries out the rules outlined in the signed binding contract. Ursula persuades her to trade her beautiful voice, in exchange for becoming a human for three days. During these three days, Ariel must not only make Prince Eric fall in love with her, but the two must seal their love with a kiss. If Ariel is unable to uphold her end of the agreement, she must return to the sea to live out her days in Ursula's lair as a prisoner, joining the many other "lost souls" that have fallen victim to Ursula's "wish granting" over the years. However, Ariel is able to defeat Ursula with Eric's help and thanks to her father, she becomes human permanently and marries Eric at the end of the film. Hans Christian Andersen's original character dissolves into foam on the sea after the prince marries someone else, but through an act of compassion is transformed into a spirit of the air. Co-director Ron Clements felt the story was too tragic, and changed the original character from the tragic but hopeful heroine to the brave and resourceful Ariel.
The young 17-year old French commoner who is the heroine of the 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast, is loosely based on the French fairy tale "La Belle et la Bête" abridged from the version by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. The name Belle translates from the French word for "beauty". In the film, she selflessly trades in her freedom, for that of her father's, in a bargain with the Beast, thus becoming his prisoner/guest. She soon learns to see the good hidden behind his hideous appearance and rough manner and eventually, over time, falling in love with him. By confessing her love at the end of the movie, she breaks the curse placed on him by the enchantress. The Beast and his staff are then restored to their human forms and Belle became his princess.
The spunky, independent Arabian Princess of Agrabah, who dreams of seeing what's beyond her palace and be freed from her father's constant pestering of arranged royal marriage. She falls in love with the title character in 1992's Aladdin, whom she eventually marries.
She is loosely based on Princess Badroulbadour (Arabic بدر البدور, badru l-budūr, "full moon of full moons") featured in the story of "Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp" from "One Thousand and One Nights" of Scheherazade. Interestingly, the original story took place in China and not the Middle East.
Disney's Pocahontas is loosely based on the real-life Native American "princess" of the Powhatan tribe (a name also borne by her father, the chief). Her real name was Matoaka since Pocahontas was her nickname and meant 'Playful One'. She falls in love with a man named John Smith, who helps her prevent a war from commencing between their people. At the end of the film, John is wounded and sent back to London for treatment. She was the first Disney Princess to actually be based off a real life person in history.
Fa Mulan (or simply Mulan) is a brave heroine who impersonates a male soldier to fight for the Chinese Imperial Army in order to protect her ailing father who would have been required to go if she had not gone in his place. Mulan pretends to be her father's son, Ping, risking death, and dishonor if she is discovered. Joining a struggling troop of rookies led by Captain Li Shang (or simply Shang), "Ping" is the driving force behind the troop's dramatic change into respectable soldiers. "Ping" is admired by everyone until "he" is injured during the battle and requires medical care, resulting in the outing of "his" secret. Since "Ping" had saved Shang's life, Shang repays his debt and spares Mulan's life. No longer allowed in the Imperial Army, Mulan goes rogue and defeats the leader of the Hun army Shan Yu. The Chinese Emperor praises Mulan, recognizing her as a hero for saving China and for bringing honor to her family. Mulan is welcomed back into her home with loving, open arms. Shang arrives at Mulan's home shortly after her return, and the two's feelings for each other are made known.
The character of Mulan is loosely based on the heroine from the well-known ancient Chinese poem "The Ballad of Mulan" (木蘭詩). She is the only Disney Princess who is not royal by blood or marriage. However, she has been bestowed the honor of a being an official Disney Princess because of her popularity as well as what she represents. The film is praised for its cultural authenticity and prevailing messages including family, love, courage, and most notably, the empowerment and equal rights of women. She is also the second Disney Princess that possibly is based off a real person in history, after Pocahontas.
Partly inspired from E.D. Baker's 2002 novel The Frog Princess, and the original fairy tale "The Frog Prince", Tiana is the heroine of the 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog, and is the first African-American princess. She dreams of opening her own restaurant through hard work. By kissing Prince Naveen in frog form, she is turned into a frog because she kissed him for material gain, not love, and the magic can only be broken by a princess, so they are forced to set on a journey to find a way to undo the magic. Eventually, she finds herself falling for the handsome, but spoiled prince, and willingly gives up her personal wants to be with him. By marrying the prince, Tiana becomes a real princess, and with her love, breaks the spell with a kiss. They finally open their own restaurant at the end of the film.
Tiana officially became a member of the Disney Princess line-up on March 14, 2010, at the New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan, New York City. She is the only Princess whose story was inspired by an original fairy tale, a novel, and a real life person.
The heroine from the animated feature Tangled is loosely based on the German title character from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel". Her long hair, which is said to measure 70 feet in length, not only has magical healing powers but can be used as a weapon. Given the power by a magic golden flower, Mother Gothel kidnaps her as an infant to use her power to keep herself young. 18 years later, Rapunzel sneaks away from her tower with a thief, Flynn Rider, and sets on her own journey to find the flying lanterns that float into the sky every year on her birthday. To free her from Gothel's clutches, Flynn cuts her hair, thus destroying her power, and she is returned to her family. Rapunzel was "officially welcomed into the Disney Princess Royal Court" during a promotional event at Kensington Palace in London on October 2, 2011. Interestingly, even though Rapunzel's long golden hair is cut off in the movie, changing it from blonde to brown, her redesigned image shows it fully restored back to blonde, although somewhat shorter than its original 70-foot length.
Merida is the 16-year old daughter of Queen Elinor, who rules the kingdom alongside her husband, King Fergus. Queen Elinor's expectations and demands of her daughter make Merida see Elinor as being cold, unfeeling, and distant, causing friction between the two. Despite Elinor's desire to see Merida as a proper royal lady, Merida is an impetuous girl with wild, unruly ginger hair and a passionate desire to take control of her own destiny. Merida has honed her skill with the bow and is the most skilled archers in her kingdom. She is also well trained in sword-fighting and an expert horsewoman, riding wildly across the countryside on her horse, Angus.
She is the second princess from a Pixar film (the first is Princess Atta from A Bug's Life), the first original princess in the line-up that is not inspired by either literature (Snow White, Cinderella, etc.) or real-life (Pocahontas, Mulan) works, and the first without a love interest. She also never sings a major song, thus breaking away the traditional line-up, though as a child, she sang a small verse of a song in Gaelic with her mother, and Merida's rich Scottish brogue makes her the second Disney Princess with an accent other than Standard American. Merida officially joined the Disney Princess court on May 11, 2013, at Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle.
Anna is the Norwegian heroine and protagonist of the 2013 animated feature Frozen. Anna is loosely based on Gerda, the heroine from the Danish fairy tale "Snedronningen" or "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen.
She is a member of a royal family and the younger sister of Elsa. While Elsa is known to be beautiful, elegant and loved by the townspeople, Anna remains somewhat of a free spirit. Anna is more daring than graceful and, at times, can act before she thinks. But she's also the most optimistic and caring person you'll ever meet. She has a very close relationship with her older sister until this bond is shattered by an accident when they are children. When trying to reconnect with her, Anna messes things up at Elsa's coronation, leading to Elsa revealing her powers over ice and snow and accidentally cursing the kingdom. Anna then embarks on a dangerous journey to set things right. She longs to reconnect with Elsa, as they were close during their childhood.
Elsa the Snow Queen is the deuteragonist of the 2013 animated feature Frozen and Anna's older sister. She is loosely based on Kai and The Snow Queen from the fairy tale "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen. She is the first Disney Princess to be considered an anti-heroine.
She was the crown princess of Arendelle and was crowned Queen until her powers over ice were exposed, causing her to flee and become the feared Snow Queen. However, the bond between her and her sister warms her frozen heart, allowing her to use her magic for the greater good. Elsa is the oldest of the Disney Princesses, as she is 21 years of age during the film.
Elsa is the first official Disney Princess to have become a queen in her feature film. She also will be the second princess without a love interest, after Merida.
Moana is the main protagonist of the film of the same name. She is the daughter of Chief Tui and Sina of Moltunui. She has saved Moltunui by restoring the heart of Te Feti by defeating Te Ka. She is the third Disney Princess without a live interest after Merida and Elsa.
Anastasia Romanov Edit
Anastasia is a character that was created by 20th Century Fox. She is likley expected to join the lineup because Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in late 2017. The Disney-Fox merger has not been completed yet, but it'll be finalized by Summer 2019. This is about the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, which claims that she, in fact, escaped the execution of her family. Its basic plot centers around an eighteen-year-old amnesiac orphan named Anya who, in hopes of finding some trace of her family, sides with con men who wish to take advantage of her likeness to the Grand Duchess; thus the film shares its plot with Fox's prior film from 1956, which, in turn, was based on the 1955 play by Marcelle Maurette. She is the third Disney Princess after Pocahontas and Mulan to be based off a real life person in history.
Jan-Nin is the main female protagonist in Disney's upcoming animated feature film, "Dragon Empire." She will
possibly be the next disney princess for the franchise.
Sade is the main protagonist in Disney's upcoming live-action film of the same name. Not much is known but it
is about an African Princess Sadé’s “kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force, [she] accepts her newly discovered magical warrior powers to protect herself and her people.”
Celine is the main protagonist in "Princess of Budapest." It is set to release in theaters possibly in 2025. It is a story about a hungarian princess named Celine. It takes place in Budapest, Hungary, 1844. It is about her finding a prince since that's the way she feels of being a princess, after rejecting a conmans wedding proposal after discovering his secret that he robs people's money. However, she meets a prince named Johnathon, which gives Andrew the conman jealousy. He theathens to have Johnathon banished from Hungary so he can use her as his partner, which is not what Celine wants. However she does confront at the conman and stands up for herself for who she is. At the end of the movie, Andrew gets arrested for how much money he has robbed from people, later on Celine and Jonathon get married and lived happily ever after.
Natalie is the main protagonist in An Escape from Russia. The film is also to be set in theaters in 2028.
It is about an Estonian princess who travels to Rosewood, a fictional city of Russia to save her sister, Cecilia and her parents from facing execution by the evil Judge Elizabeth, with the help if Prince Gordon and Prince James.
Cecilia is the deuteragonist in An Escape of Russia. She is the younger sister of Natalie Meril. She escaped with Natalie including her parents and love interests to return home to Tallinn, Estonia.
Emily shares her role with her love interest, Alex as the main protagonist of the film, "World Adventurers." It is about her and Alex, including her friends Diane and Laura and their other allies team up to save their fictional country "Multiple Flag Island." From being destroyed by a ruthless villain.
Diane is the deuteragonist of the film "World Adventurers." She is one of the allies of Emily and Alex. She has four younger sisters, Flora, Isabella, Nora with the exception of Sarah since she is the same age of her. Diane is 21 years old. She rejects her status being a model, and wanting to become a princess because she misses her royalty in the past. She is also considered the heroine of Multiple Flag Island and is the fourth Disney Princess without a love interest, after Merida, Elsa and Moana and followed by Laura
Laura is the tritagonist of the film "World Adventurers." She is one of the allies of Emily, Alex and Diane. She is an extreme brave Baltic heroine. She is 19 years old. She has two younger brothers, Eric and Lawrence. They both also help her along with her other allies to save their country from destruction. Lithuania isn't an actual princess like Mulan and Moana, despite that, she admitted that she is a princess because she was honored to be considered to be the heroine of Multiple Flag Island, like Diane. She is even the fifth Disney Princess without a love interest.
Gloria is the main protagonist in Disney/Pixar, Spring Cove. It is about an Mexican princess who struggles of the lost of her father. She really is caring for her mother so much, and is very kind and compassionate towards others in her town. However, she was threatened by a kidnapper, Zenon who killed her father that she would be kidnapped if she meets a prince. However, here heroism breaks through the movie, She jumped and charged at Zenon when he nearly tried to harm her mother, Natasha. She stands up to him with her strong and powerful faith. However, kills Zenon by pushing him down a underground den of wolves. However, she interacts with her love interest and is married at the end. She is also the 2nd Disney Princess to be created by Pixar.
Yu-Jin is a 16 year old orphan that dresses her role of a Korean heroine who must save stop a big bad wolf called Joe Wolffie and save Jagmi a country-city her people like Park and Kim Sang, her adoptive parents that they will adopt her with their friends like Hui a talking and anthropomorphic panda and prince Yong, her love interest from the destruction.
Unofficial Princesses Edit
Disney heroines and actual princesses that are not part of the official line-up but are princesses/heroines in their respective films. These characters have appeared in some official Disney Princess products or promotions.
- Minnie Mouse
- Alice from Alice in Wonderland.
- Wendy Darling from Peter Pan.
- Tinker Bell from Peter Pan.
- Maid Marian from Robin Hood.
- Princess Leia from the Star Wars series.
- Princesses Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista, and Andrina from The Little Mermaid.
- Queen Nala from The Lion King.
- Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
- Megara from Hercules.
- Queen Atta from A Bug's Life.
- Princess Dot from A Bug's Life.
- Jane Porter from Tarzan.
- Jessie from Toy Story 2.
- Kiara from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.
- Princess Melody from The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.
- Empress Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
- Kairi from the Kingdom Hearts series.
- Ting-Ting, Su, and Mei from Mulan II.
- Kilala Reno from Kilala Princess.
- Giselle from Enchanted.
- President Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph.
- Sofia from Sofia the First.
- Princess Elena from Elena of Avalor
- Britany Sarah Doghouse from Traffic Lights
- Cora, Cutsie, Blair, and Bailey from The Crayon Confetti Girls
Other Disney characters have guest starred alongside the fourteen above princesses in various Disney Princess products or computer games, etc.
- Disney Princess Dolls:
- Disney Store Classic Dolls: Tinker Bell and Esmeralda are included.
- Assorted Dolls: Alice, Wendy Darling, Tinker Bell, and Melody are included.
- Disney Princess Fashion Figures: Minnie Mouse and Tinker Bell are included.
- Princess Collection 2: Songs by Maid Marian, Nala, and Megara are included.
- Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs - Once Upon a Dream: Sing along segments by Minnie Mouse, Megara, and Ting-Ting, Su, and Mei are included.
- Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 2 - Enchanted Tea Party: Sing along segments by Alice, Maid Marian, and Melody are included.
- Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess: Sing along segments by Alice and Melody are included.
- Disney Princess: "It's Not Just Make Believe" Music Video: Alice and Melody are included.
- Disney Princess Magazines: Alice, Esmeralda, and Jane Porter appeared in magazines, and in the case of Jane, they came to be presented as new princesses for the franchise.
- Once Upon a Princess: Volume 1: A storybook segment by Esmeralda is included.
- My Princess Collection (books collection): Alice, Dot, Jessie, and Kida are included.
- Disney Princess Puzzle: Minnie Mouse is included.
- Disney Princess: Journey to London: Megara and Esmeralda are included.
- Dream Big, Princess (commercial series): Elena is featured in occasional commercials alongside the official line-up.
- Guardians of the Galaxy: The TellTale Series: Mantis and Nebula appear. Nova Prime is briefly mentioned at the start of the first episode.
- Marvel Heroes Omega: Natasha, Wanda, Carol, Hope, Mantis, and Nebula all appear as playable characters.
- Disney Princess Photo Creator: Alice, Maid Marion, Esmeralda, Megara, Jane Porter, Elena and Britany are included.
- One of the unspoken rules of the franchise is that none of the Princesses ever make eye contact in any official merchandise, keeping their "mythologies" separate.
- Going against the marketing strategy of the franchise, the princesses, along with Vanellope will interact with each other for the first time in [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_V0nVTF1NQWreck It Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck It Ralph.
- Alternatively, the Princesses may fall into three categories based on their eras:
- Walt Era (Golden Age/Classic Era) (1937-1966): Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora.
- Renaissance Era (1989-1999): Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Anastasia.
- Revival Era (2009-present): Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Vanellope, Anna, Elsa, Moana, Jan-Nin, and Sade.
- Despite Anastasia not being made by Disney, fans might as well consider her part of the Renaissance Era since her movie was made in 1997.
- Roy E. Disney was against the creation of the Disney Princess franchise, as he said, "Cinderella and Snow White could never be seen together because their stories take place in different times and places."
- Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, and Belle are currently the only Princesses to not be voiced by the respective actresses from their original films.
- Mulan and Gamora are the only princesses to be regarded as "national heroes" in Disney canon as Mulan is a national hero to the people of China.
- Rapunzel was the first Disney Princess to have her film rated PG followed by Merida, Anna, Elsa and Moana.
- Cinderella, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Anna, Elsa, Moana, and Celine are the only Princesses whose antagonists weren't killed in their feature films, although Jafar does die in The Return of Jafar.
- All of the Disney Princesses from non-European countries have male villains, while Belle and Anastasia are the only 2D Caucasian Princesses to have a male villain (all others are female) and Rapunzel, Natalie and Cecilia are the only CGI Princesses to have female villians (all others are male).
- Cinderella, Belle, Pocahontas, Mulan, Rapunzel, Anna, Elsa, Celine, Natalie, Cecilia, Emily, Diane, Laura, Gloria, and Yu-Jin are the only Princesses who have antagonists that don't possess any supernatural ability.
- The Disney Princesses created after Mulan did not appear in House of Mouse, since the show ended in 2003.
- Only six Disney Princesses have danced with their respective love interests: Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Tiana, and Rapunzel.
- The first eight Princesses were once represented as elements on a periodic table at a candy store at Downtown Disney in Orlando, FL.
- Snow White: S - sulfur
- Cinderella: C - carbon
- Aurora: Au - gold
- Ariel: Ai - fictional
- Belle: B - boron
- Jasmine: J - jodium, former name of iodine
- Pocahontas: P - phosphorous
- Mulan: Ml - fictional
- Jasmine was the first Disney Princess not to be originated from a European country.
- Ariel, Jasmine, and Rapunzel are the only princesses to have animated television series, However, Belle, is the only princess to have a live action television series.
- Aurora is the only princess to be the false protagonist, which makes "Flora, Fauna and Merryweather" (The Three Good Fairies) as the true protagonists of Sleeping Beauty.
- Jasmine, Vanellope, Elsa, Shuri, Cecilia, and Diane are currently the only Disney Princesses to be deuteragonists.
- Merida and Anastasia are the only princesses not to have their films being made by Disney directly. Merida is from Pixar and Anastasia is 20th Century Fox.
- There are 15 caucasian princesses:
- Snow White, Rapunzel and Vanellope are German
- Cinderella, Aurora and Belle are French
- Ariel and Diane are Danish
- Merida is Scottish
- Anna and Elsa are Norwegian
- Anastasia is Russian
- Celine is Hungarian
- Natalie and Cecilia are Estonian
- Emily is British
- Laura is Lithuanian
- However, There are 10 non-caucasian princesses:
- Jasmine is Arabian
- Pocahontas is Native American
- Mulan is Chinese
- Tiana is African-American
- Moana is Polynesian
- Jan-Nin is possibly Japanese
- Sade is African
- Gloria is Mexican
- Yu-Jin is South Korean
- Mulan, Tiana, Anastasia, Natalie and Gloria are the only princesses to kill their main antagonists in their films, however Mulan has actually killed more people than any other Disney character.
- Cinderella Tremaine, Fa Mulan, Moana Waikliki, Anastasia Romanov, Celine Adami, Natalie Meril and Cecilia Meril are the only Disney Princesses to have a known last name.
- All the Disney Princesses are the main characters of at least one book or short story.
- There are no Princesses created during the end of World War II and a while after (1942-1949), Disney's Dark Age (1967-1988) or even the Post-Renaissance (2000-2008) period.
- Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna and Elsa are the only Princesses to have a change of title in their film from their intended titles. Tiana's was originally The Frog Princess, Rapunzel's was simply called Rapunzel, and Merida's was The Bear and the Bow, and Anna and Elsa's were "The Snow Queen."
- In Disney canon, each Disney princess is often associated with an element of nature:
- Snow White-Darkness
- Rapunzel-The Sun
- Belle: Metal
- Tiana: Sound
- Cinderella: Stars
Physical Appearances Edit
- Snow White, Celine and Yu-Jin are the only Princesses with naturally short hair. Mulan cut hers and Eugene cut Rapunzel's hair.
- Gamora is the only princess is be a canon "alien", due to her green skin coloration.
- Merida and Natalie are only Disney Princesses with curly hair.
- Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel are the only Disney Princesses with side parted hair.
- Hair and eye colors of the Disney Princesses:
- Snow White and Vanellope are the only Caucasian Disney Princesses to have black hair.
- All of the black haired princesses either have brown or hazel eyes.
- Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Vanellope, Gamora, Shuri, Moana, Jan-Nin, Sade, Gloria and Yu-Jin all have black hair.
- Ariel, Merida, Cecilia and Diane have red hair.
- Belle, Celine and Natalie have brown hair
- Anna has ginger hair.
- Cinderella has strawberry-blonde hair.
- Aurora, Rapunzel, Elsa and Emily have blonde hair.
- Anastasia and Laura have auburn hair.
- All of the blue-eyed Disney Princesses have blonde, red or reddish hair.
- Snow White and Diane are the only caucasian Disney Princesses to have brown eyes.
- Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Moana, Shuri, Jan-Nin, Sade, Diane, Gloria and Yu-Jin all have brown eyes.
- Cinderella, Ariel, Merida, Anna, Elsa, Anastasia, and Emily all have blue eyes.
- Aurora has violet eyes.
- Belle, Vanellope and Gamora have hazel eyes.
- Rapunzel, Cecilia and Laura have green eyes
- Natalie has grey eyes.
- Rapunzel is the first among the Disney Princesses to have green eyes, but she's also the second Disney Heroine after Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame to have green eyes.
- Aurora is the only true blonde Princess. Rapunzel's a blonde by way of the sun's magic, but is a natural brunette by genetics, while Cinderella is a strawberry-blonde and Elsa and Emily's are platinum blonde.
- Not counting Rapunzel, Belle and Celine are the only brunettes and both are the only ones to have eye colors that are shades of green — Belle and Celine have hazel eyes and Rapunzel has green eyes.
- Snow White, Belle, Pocahontas, and Tiana all have darker hair than their princes
- Tiana is the only Princess whose hair is never seen loose throughout her film.
- None of the traditionally animated Disney Princesses have freckles.
- Most of the Princesses have received their facial characteristics from their mothers:
- Snow White: Hair (Father), Eyes (Father), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Cinderella: Hair (Neither), Eyes (Father), Facial Structure (Mother & Father).
- Aurora: Hair (The Gift of Beauty), Eyes (The Gift of Beauty), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Ariel: Hair (Mother & Father), Eyes (Father), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Belle: Hair (Father), Eyes (Neither), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Jasmine: Hair (Mother), Eyes (Mother & Father), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Pocahontas: Hair (Mother & Father), Eyes (Mother & Father), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Mulan: Hair (Mother & Father), Eyes (Mother & Father), Facial Structure (Neither).
- Tiana: Hair (Mother & Father), Eyes (Mother & Father), Facial Structure (Mother & Father).
- Rapunzel: Hair (The sun's magic, but naturally Mother & Father), Eyes (Mother), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Merida: Hair (Father), Eyes (Father), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Anna and Elsa: Hair (Father), Eyes (Mother), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Mulan, Tiana and Celine are the only left-handed Disney Princesses.
- Pocahontas, Vanellope, Anna, Elsa, Moana, Anastasia, Jan-Nin, Sade, Celine, Natalie, Cecilia, Emily, Diane, Laura, Gloria and Yu-Jin are the only princesses who haven't appeared in Sofia: The First so far.
- Pocahontas, Tiana, Merida, Moana, Anastasia, Jan-Nin, Sade, Celine, Natalie, Cecilia, Emily, Diane, Laura, Gloria and Yu-Jin are currently the only princesses who have not yet appeared in The Kingdom Hearts series. In cases of Rapunzel, Vanellope, Anna and Elsa, Disney has announced that they will be appearing in Kingdom Hearts III which would be releasing in January 2019.
- Pocahontas, Mulan, Merida, Vanellope, Moana, Anastasia, Celine, Natalie, Cecilia, Emily, Diane, Laura, Gloria and Yu-Jin are the only princesses not to be based off fairy tales (Snow White; Cinderella; Aurora from "Sleeping Beauty"; Ariel from "The Little Mermaid"; Belle from "Beauty and the Beast"; Jasmine from "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp"; Tiana from "The Frog Prince"; Rapunzel; and Anna and Elsa from "The Snow Queen").
- Pocahontas, Mulan and Anastasia are the only princesses to be based off real people.
- Merida is the only princess to not be based on real life or literature.
- Vanellope is the only princess to be based off a video game.
- Celine, Natalie, Cecilia, Emily, Diane, Laura, Gloria and Yu-Jin are the only princesses to be based of fictional books, despite not originating from fairytales.
- Cinderella, Aurora, Jasmine, Rapunzel and Celine are the only five Princesses to sing in a duet with their Princes.
- Lady Tremaine, Governor Ratcliffe, Prince Hans, Tomotoa, Prince Andrew and Joe Woolfie are the only main villains in the Disney Princess films not to die.
- The Evil Queen falls off a cliff and is crushed by a boulder.
- Maleficent is stabbed by Prince Phillip with the Sword of Truth and falls off a cliff.
- Ursula is stabbed by Prince Eric with the bow of a sunken ship.
- Gaston falls to his death from the roof of the castle.
- Jafar is destroyed when Iago kicks his lamp into magma.
- Shan Yu is blown up by Cri-Kee and Mushu with a rocket on the fireworks tower.
- Doctor Facilier is dragged into hell by the voodoo demons after his talisman broke.
- Mother Gothel ages into dust when Eugene cuts Rapunzel's hair, and falls out the tower.
- Mor'du is crushed by a falling mehnir.
- Judge Elizabeth gets killed by falling off a 50ft cliff after being hit in the pot by Natalie
- Zenon is pushed down to an underground den of wolves by Gloria.
Near Death Experiences Edit
- The Huntsman almost killed Snow White, but due to his kindness, he spared her life.
- Maleficent placed a death curse upon Aurora, until Merryweather converted it into a deep sleep.
- Ariel almost drowned after she was turned into a human by Ursula's magic, and was later nearly blasted by a giant Ursula wielding the trident.
- Belle almost was killed by wolves, and later nearly drowned in a melted ice ground, until she was saved by the Beast both times.
- Jasmine nearly suffocated to death until she was saved by Aladdin.
- Pocahontas was almost killed by her father's staff when he attempted to execute John Smith because she stepped in the way to try to save him.
- Mulan fell off a cliff, but managed to get herself pulled to safety.
- Rapunzel almost drowned when she and Eugene were trapped in cave.
- Tiana was almost captured and eaten by Cajun swamp-men who thought she and Prince Naveen were actual frogs.
- Merida was almost eaten by Mor'du but was saved by Queen Elinor
Anna nearly froze to death due to an overload of Elsa's ice powers.
- Anna is actully the only Princess to actually die, but was revived by an Act of True Love.
- Elsa was almost murdered by Hans.
- Moana almoast drowned while she was exploring the sea, then was almost eaten by Tomotoa and was nearly killed by Te Ka, both times saved by Maui.
- Anastasia fell off a train and suffered amnesia.
- Celine was almost murdered by Andrew.
- Natalie nearly fell off the cliff while trying to save Cecilia and Prince James.
- Gloria was almost killed by Zenon when she was saving her mother.
- Yu-Jin was almost eaten by Joe Woolfie and was saved by Hua.
- Vanellope is 11 years old, which ranks her the youngest of the Disney Princesses
- Snow White is 14 years old.
- Jasmine is 15 years old, although she turned 16 in Aladdin and The King of Thieves.
- Ariel, Aurora, Mulan, Merida, Moana and Yu-Jin are 16 years old.
- Belle, Cecilia and Gloria are 17 years old.
- Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Anna, Anastasia, Celine and Emily are 18 years old, although Anna turned 19 in Frozen Fever.
- Cinderella, Tiana and Laura are 19 years old, which has been stated Cinderella is 3 months older than both Tiana and Laura.
- Natalie is 20 years old.
- Denmark and Elsa are both 21 years old. It has been stated that Elsa is at least 5 months older than Diane, so technically she is oldest of the Disney Princesses.
- Snow White, Cinderella, Vanellope, Anna, Elsa, Anastasia and Yu-Jin are orphaned Princesses.
- Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, England and Laura are the only ones who have only their fathers alive.
- Tiana and Gloria the only princesses to only have her mothers alive and to have only their fathers die.
- Six of the fathers of Disney Princesses were widowers: the fathers of Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, and Pocahontas.
- However, Aurora, Mulan, Rapunzel, Merida, Moana, Celine, Natalie, Cecilia and Diane are the only ones to have both of their parents alive.
- Ariel and Merida are the only Princesses to have siblings―all the others are presumably only children.
- Cinderella's unique in that she's an only child, but she has two stepsisters through her father's marriage to Lady Tremaine.
- Jasmine, Mulan, and Rapunzel are the only Princesses to be seen with extended family: Jasmine with her cousin, Mulan with her grandmother, and Rapunzel with her aunt.
- Snow White is the only princess whose fathers are never shown.
- Ariel is the only Disney Princess to become a mother. Other Princesses have had children in Once Upon a Time and Descendants, but neither of these are viewed as official Disney canon.
- Out of all the Princesses, Pocahontas is the only one not to have her mother seen in any human form, though her spirit manifests as leaves.
- Snow White's mother – rare stories have an image of her.
- Cinderella's mother – in art with Cinderella as a child. She was also featured in her daughter's live-action remake.
- Aurora's Queen mother – seen in the feature film, short features, and a few stories.
- Ariel's mother – seen in the Little Mermaid prequel.
- Belle's mother – seen in Once upon a Princess Vol. 2 and in a painting image that is featured in Maurice's Cottage at the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World. She was also featured in her daughter's live-action remake.
- Jasmine's mother – seen in Once upon a Princess Vol. 1.
- Mulan's mother – seen in the feature film and the sequel.
- Tiana's mother – seen in the feature film and short stories.
- Rapunzel's mother – seen in the feature film and short.
- Merida's mother – seen in the feature film
- Anna and Elsa's mother - seen in the feature film
- Moana's mother - seen in the feature film
- Anastasia's mother - seen in the feature film
- In Japan, only eight of the princesses are considered official, (Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Rapunzel and Moana.) while the other members are excluded and rarely featured in merchandise or other material.
- Interestingly, Jasmine and Moana are the only non caucasian princesses as of Japan's consideration of the lineup.
- However in Russia, Anastasia is excluded and she has her own franchise used by the Fox name brand by the Disney Russian retailer.
With the exceptions of Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Pocahontas, Tiana, Vanellope, Anastasia, Jan-Nin and Sade all the Disney Princesses had either uncomfortable adolescent conversations or arguments with their parental authority figures which led to turning points in their lives.
- Triton, whose argument with Ariel and eventual destruction of her collection drove her to Ursula and becoming human.
- Aurora learning about her princesshood and betrothal led her to falling under Maleficent's spell, which led her to the spinning wheel.
- Jasmine's conversation with the Sultan about getting married led her to run away.
- Mulan had an argument with her father causing her to take his place as a soldier.
- Rapunzel's belittling and orders not to leave the tower by Gothel leading her to leave the tower with Flynn and to her ensuing adventures.
- Merida and her mother's heated argument resulting in near tragedy.
- Anna and Elsa's argument leading to Elsa's accidental revelation of her powers, causing her to flee and accidentally "curse" Arendelle with an eternal winter.
- Moana and her father's argument and then her grandmother's passing lead her to leave her home on her own.
- In the franchise: Cinderella, Aurora, and Belle wear ball gowns. Ariel wears a bouffant gown. Snow White and Merida wear their court dresses. Jasmine wears casual attire. Tiana is shown in her wedding gown. Rapunzel wears her peasant dress. Pocahontas and Mulan are seen in the ethnic clothing of their respective countries.
- Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and Merida wear their iconic dresses for a long time in their film.
- Cinderella wore her light silvery-blue dress only at the ball.
- Aurora used the pink version of her dress during the dance with Phillip.
- Ariel wore the pink dress for dinner with Eric (Ariel's new sea green dress was designed for the redesign. She never actually wore the dress in the movie).
- Belle wore her golden yellow dress twice when she danced with her love interest.
- Mulan used her two iconic dresses only at the beginning of the movie.
- Tiana wore her green dress for her first wedding with Naveen.
- Only eight Princesses are actually seen wearing tiaras/royal crowns in their films (Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida)
- Although every Princess has worn a hair accessory of some kind.
- Ariel and Jasmine are the only two Princesses to wear midriff-baring outfits (Ariel's case is her seashell bikini top, and Jasmine's case is her iconic cropped off-shoulder top).
- Nine Princesses wear outfits with their shoulders visible (Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Tiana, and Merida).
- Interestingly, the three Disney Princesses that became royalty by marriage (Cinderella, Belle, and Tiana) all wore opera gloves and are the only Princesses to have done so.
- Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Mulan as Middle Eastern, Native American, and Chinese ethnicities respectively, wear clothing and underpinnings appropriate to their time and place.
- Cinderella, Ariel, Mulan, and Merida are shown in their undergarments at one point in their films.
- Although Mulan is regarded as a "warrior", she is only depicted with a sword in some of her designer doll models.
- Merida is often depicted carrying her bow and arrow around.
- Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan, Tiana, and Rapunzel are the only Princesses to be seen wearing a wedding dress in their films.
- Mulan and Tiana are the only Princesses to not wear the usual white wedding dress (Mulan's is red and Tiana's is green).
- Cinderella, Jasmine, and Mulan are the only Princesses that are seen wearing wedding dresses in their respective sequels.
- Tiana is the only Princess to have two wedding dresses.
- The Princesses' designs have changed over the years. Originally they simply wore their plain outfits, then were redesigned with a new pose, and a tiara. Notably, Aurora, Tiana, and Rapunzel's tiaras remain the same with the addition of more jewels. Later the crowns were modified to match the dresses with capes and jewels added. As time passed the gowns grew gaudier, recolored gold (Ariel was sometimes shown with a gold tail), and drawn with sparkles, metallic finishes, and now with more modernized fashions. During holidays, their dresses change into the holiday's theme.
- Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, and Jasmine are the only Princesses to be featured in the Golden Disney Princess franchise.
- All Princesses were featured in the Jeweled Disney Princess franchise, except for Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and Merida.
- Jasmine, Mulan, and Tiana are the only Princesses who sleep in two-piece separate pajama tops and pants. All others wear nightgowns to bed.
- All Princesses wore an accessory or outfit in the color blue or in a shade of bluish color.
- With the exception of Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Tiana, and Merida, princesses wear an outfit of the color pink.
- In their redesigns, they're made to look roughly the same age and height.
- Pocahontas is the only Disney Princess to have no glitter on her redesign since it is replaced by jewels.
- Due to controversy, Merida's redesign received a second version without sparkles. She is alternately shown in her version with glitter and without.
- Ariel and Mulan are the only Princesses to have their own dresses in their redesigns. The others wore redesigned versions of the iconic dresses from their respective films.
- Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida are the only Princesses with the least redesign updates, having only sparkles on their gowns.
- In early promotions of the redesigns, Ariel's dress was pink instead of green and Mulan's dress was more reddish with sparkles. Snow White's sleeves were transparent. Cinderella was the only Princess with more than one photo of her in her redesign. Jasmine's top is ripped instead of the redesigned top. Aurora had a long sash on her hips instead of the triangular cutouts. Belle had sleeves that were covering her shoulders instead of revealing them.
Disney Princesses in Once Upon a Time Edit
Some of the Disney Princesses have appeared in the ABC series Once Upon a Time, with the series centering on Emma Swan, the daughter of Snow White who has to break a curse. The ABC Studios is owned by Disney, and therefore they have rights to the Princesses. Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, Tiana, and Merida have all appeared on the show. The series has also featured two different versions of Cinderella and Rapunzel. Pocahontas, Moana, Elena, Anastasia, Shuri and Gamora are the only Princessces not to be featured in the series.
Six of the Princesses (Snow White, the Enchanted Forest Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Mulan, and Merida) are all associated with Red Riding Hood in Storybrooke with their Storybrooke counterparts, respectively and ten (Snow White, the Magical Forest Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, the Enchanted Forest Rapunzel, Merida, Jasmine, Tiana, and the Magical Forest Rapunzel) are associated with the Evil Queen in Storybrooke, Hyperion Heights or in the flashbacks.
Some of the Princesses meet each other in Once Upon a Time: Snow White met the Enchanted Forest Cinderella, Aurora, Mulan, Belle, Ariel, the Enchanted Forest Rapunzel, Merida, Jasmine, the Magical Forest Cinderella, and Tiana. The Enchanted Forest Cinderella met Snow White and Aurora. The Magical Forest Cinderella met the Magical Forest Rapunzel, Tiana, and Snow White. Aurora met Mulan, Snow White, Belle, and the Enchanted Forest Cinderella. Ariel met Snow White, Belle, and Jasmine. Belle met Snow White, Mulan, Ariel, Aurora, the Enchanted Forest Rapunzel, Merida, and Jasmine. Jasmine met Snow White, Belle, and Ariel. Mulan met Aurora, Snow White, Belle, and Merida. Tiana met the Magical Forest Cinderella, the Magical Forest Rapunzel, and Snow White. The Enchanted Forest Rapunzel met Snow White and Belle. The Magical Forest Rapunzel met the Magical Forest Cinderella and Tiana. Merida met Snow White, Belle, and Mulan. Snow White, Belle, the Magical Forest Cinderella, the Magical Forest Rapunzel, and Tiana are main characters in at least one season. Aurora, Mulan, Ariel, Merida, and Jasmine are secondary, recurring characters while the Enchanted Forest Cinderella and the Enchanted Forest Rapunzel are small, rather unimportant characters in the series, who have appeared in just a couple of episodes.
Snow White and Belle are the only Princess to appear in all seven seasons. Snow White, the Enchanted Forest Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, and Merida are the only Princesses who appear in Storybrooke. Under the first Curse, the Princesses had different names in Storybrooke. Snow White was called Mary Margaret Blanchard (which remained her name), the Enchanted Forest Cinderella was known as Ashley Boyd and Belle was named Lacey. At her arrival from the Land of Untold Stories, Jasmine went by the name Shirin. Snow White, Aurora, Merida and Tiana are the only Princesses to become queens on the show. Snow White, the Enchanted Forest and Magical Forest Cinderellas, Aurora, Belle, and the Magical Forest Rapunzel are the only Princesses to become mothers on the show.
Merida is the only Princess to have her story in the show taking place after her respective film (Brave). Belle and both the Enchanted Forest Rapunzel and the Magical Forest Rapunzel are the only Princesses whom their Prince is a different character (Rumplestiltskin for Belle, the Enchanted Forest Rapunzel doesn't end up with a prince, but the latter nevertheless was saved from her tower by Prince Charming, the Magical Forest Rapunzel's husband is a peasant man named Marcus Tremaine). The Magical Forest Cinderella, Mulan, Tiana, and both the Enchanted Forest Rapunzel and the Magical Forest Rapunzel are the only Princesses who don't appear in Storybrooke. Mulan, and both the Enchanted Forest Rapunzel and the Magical Forest Rapunzel are also the only Princesses whom their respective Princes (Li Shang and Flynn Ryder) don't appear on the show. Mulan is the only Princess to not have her antagonist, Shan Yu, appear in the series. Both the Enchanted Forest Rapunzel and the Magical Forest Rapunzel are the only Princesses who are not associated with Emma Swan.
Pocahontas is the only Princess who did not appear on the show, nor did she appear in its spin-off. Alice, Wendy Darling, Tinker Bell, Maid Marian, and Megara are the only unofficial Princesses who appear on the show.
Ariel is the only Princess who never met with her villains, despite her villains appearing on the show. However, she knows Ursula by reputation. The Enchanted Forest Cinderella is the only Princess who appeared in the spin-off series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
The Magical Forest Cinderella, Tiana, and the Magical Forest Rapunzel are the only Princesses associated with the Hyperion Heights neighborhood. Belle and the Magical Forest Rapunzel are the only Princesses to die (not including the Wish Realm Snow White who was killed by the Evil Queen). Since the Magical Forest Rapunzel is also Lady Tremaine, this makes Rapunzel the only Princess to play an antagonist.
From Princess to Queen Edit
Only some of 11 Princesses will be crowned as Queen in the future, either a Queen Regnant, who is ruling by her own right, or a Queen Consort, who is the wife of a ruling King.
- Snow White: As the only daughter of the late King, she inherits the throne upon her stepmother's death, becoming Queen Regnant of the Kingdom. Her husband, the Prince, then stays as a prince, until he becomes King of his own land. It is possible that his father is the Sovereign Prince of a Principality (not a King), or that the Prince is not even the firstborn, and might never inherit the throne. If the prince is the heir to the throne and his father dies or abdicates, then Snow White and the prince will become co-rulers.
- Cinderella will only be Queen Consort following the death or abdication of Prince Charming's father, the King.
- Aurora: Upon the death of her father, King Stefan, Aurora will become Queen Regnant of her Kingdom and place Phillip as the Prince Consort, a similar position to modern day HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Upon the death of King Hubert, Prince Phillip will become King of his Kingdom, while Aurora becomes his Queen Consort. When both King Stefan and King Hubert are dead, Aurora will become Co-Queen, and Phillip will become Co-King, jointly ruling the two realms. Their heir will inherit both crowns upon their deaths, creating a personal union. If Phillip dies before Aurora, then Aurora stays Queen Regnant of her own realm, and will also be Queen Dowager (widow of a king). If her heir is not yet of age, a Queen Regent (acting Queen until the heir's age of majority/coronation). If she chooses to abdicate upon her heir's coronation, the heir will become the King/Queen of a personal union and Aurora will then be a Queen Mother (mother to the reigning Monarch). A personal union is a union of two or more realms that shared the same monarch, like modern day Commonwealth.
- Ariel is the Princess Consort of Eric's Sovereign Principality in her movie's sequel, and since she is seventh in line to the Throne of Atlantica and now lives on land (and will be placed lower in line of succession if her sisters have children of their own), she won't be Queen Regnant of Atlantica.
- Belle will not be Queen since the Beast is only a Sovereign Prince of his Principality, not of a Kingdom.
- Jasmine will only be considered as the Sultan's wife as Aladdin will rise to the Sultan's throne due to the Arabic traditions of male leaders.
- Pocahontas' father, Powhatan, is elected as chief, not crowned through inheritance, and Pocahontas cannot be elected chief due to tribal traditions of male leaders.
- Mulan will not become queen at all since she has no royal ties.
- Tiana won't be Queen Consort since Naveen is cut off from the Maldonian line of succession by his parents.
- Rapunzel will be Queen of Corona when her parents die/abdicate, and Eugene will be her Consort
- Merida either will be or not be Queen of DunBroch, since she has brothers, in which usually younger brothers surpass their older sisters in line of successions, but it depends on DunBroch's law.
- Anna will become Queen of Arendelle if Elsa dies or abdicates without an heir of her own to succeed her. If she is married to Kristoff at the time, he takes the title of Lord Consort. If Elsa has children of her own, Anna will be placed lower in Arendelle's line of succession.
- Elsa is Queen of Arendelle.
- Moana becomes the new chief of her people after saving her island and restores wayfinding.
- Gamora will not become queen due to her love interest, Peter Quill's royal title as "Prince of Spartax" from the comics being disregarded from Disney canon. However, it's also unknown if Gamora was ever a royal before meeting Thanos, but there are fan theories that suggest that her biological father may have been a Nova Prime of her home world. Currently, she is regarded as a "national hero" to both the people of Xandar and the Nova Corps.
- Since Elena is the current ruler of Avalor, she will become queen sometime after she becomes of age (presumably age 21, similar to Elsa of Arendelle). However, since she is still a minor, she is regarded as a sovereign princess.
- With T'Challa dying at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Shuri will be able to become queen of Wakanda since she is her brother's successor considering he had no heirs of his own at the start of Black Panther.Interestingly in the comics, Shuri did succeed her brother as queen and Black Panther.
- Even if Leia's step-parents survived, Leia will not become queen due to royal titles being subjects of elections held by the senate in the StarWars canon.
Disney Infinity Edit Edit
Only eight of the fifteen princesses have appeared as playable characters in the game series. These Princesses are Jasmine, Mulan, Gamora, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, Elsa and Moana.
- Vanellope is also a playable character, but she is not viewed as an official member of the Disney Princesses.
Disney Emoji Blitz Edit Edit
Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Gamora, Jasmine, Mulan, Rapunzel, Pocahontas, Tiana, Merida, Anna, Elsa and Moana are all playable characters in Disney Emoji Blitz.
- However, Anastasia, Jan-Nin and Sade are the only princesses not to appear in that game.