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 is currently comprised of 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 don't join the line-up because their merchandise doesn't do well, their movie is a box office flop or they're too young.
Most recently, the line-up has expanded to include Tiana, Rapunzel and Merida after the successes of their respective films. Anna and Elsa from Frozen are believed by many fans to be added to the line-up, however, as of April 2014 , there were no plans for them to join, although the Disney Store confirms it's still possible they will be added to the line-up sometime in the future.
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, (Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, etc.) the Princesses are showcased in their redesigned outfits 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 was once included under the same principle before it was decided that she was not suited for the "mythology". Recently though, Tinker Bell has starred in her own Disney franchise, 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. At one point Esmeralda and Jane Porter were both considered to be included in the line-up, but were never realized.
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 and Elsa, 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 doesn't 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, Merida, Anna and Elsa 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.
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 Prince Ferdinand, 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's 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 second 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 the prince of her kingdom, 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 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. 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, 16-year old mermaid Ariel falls in love with a dashing human prince named Eric, an extension of her fascination with all things from the surface world. Her dream of life on land makes her vulnerable to Ursula's offer as her only chance to be with Eric. Ursula persuades her to trade her voice to the sea witch (who was supposed to be her aunt in the uncut version of the film), in order to become a human and be with him forever. However, Ursula cunningly tricks her.
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 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 Madame Jeanne-Marie le Prince de Beaumont. The name Belle translates from the French word for "beauty". She selflessly trades her freedom for that of her father in a bargains with the Beast and becomes his prisoner/guest. She soon learns to see the good hidden behind his hideous appearance and rough manner eventually falling in love with him over time. By confessing her love at the end of the movie she breaks the spell placed on him by an enchantress. The Beast and all his household are restored to their human forms and Belle becomes his princess. It should be noted that Belle is never seen to marry her Beast/Prince so her princesshood may be only honorary. Belle's prince (the Beast) is named Adam.
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.
Fa Mulan (or Mulan Fa) is a brave Chinese heroine who dresses up like a soldier and goes to war in place of her crippled father, risking death and dishonor. She is a friend of the Emperor and his daughters, however she has no relation to the royal chinese family, therefore she is not a royal princess.
She 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 and is literally not one. However, she has the honor of a princess because she achieved honor from the Emperor himself by saving China. During her stay in the army, she falls in love with the captain, Li Shang, whom she starts dating by the end of the film.
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 Princess of African American descent. She dreams of opening her own restaurant through hard work. By kissing Prince Naveen in frog form, she is turned into a frog (because the magic can only be broken by a princess) and 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 so breaks the spell with a kiss. They finally open their own restaurant at the end of the film.
She is the first and currently the only Princess whose story was inspired by an original fairy tale, a literature 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 not inspired by either literature (Snow White, Cinderella, etc.) or real-life (Pocahontas, Tiana) 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, and Merida's rich Scottish brogue makes her the second Disney Princess with an accent other than Standard American.
Future Disney Princesses
Princesses who are expected to join the Disney Princess line-up or will have to wait to be added.
Anna is the Norwegian heroine 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 one of the main protagonists, alongside Anna, of the 2013 animated feature Frozen and Anna's older sister. She is loosely based on Kai and The Snow Queen from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen". 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 eldest of the Disney Princessess, as she is 21 years of age during the film.
Elsa will be the first official Disney Princess to have become a queen in her main feature film. She also will be the second princess without a love interest, after Merida.
Other Disney characters have guest starred alongside the eleven above princesses in various Disney Princess products.
- 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 Princess 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.
- Once Upon A Princess: Volume 1: A story book segment by Esmeralda is included.
- Disney Princess: "It's not Just Make Believe" Music Video: Alice and Melody are included.
- Disney Princess Dolls: Esmerelda, Tinker Bell and Megara are included.
- Disney Princess Magazines: Esmeralda, Alice and Jane Porter appeared in magazines, and in the case of Jane, she came to be presented as a new princess for the franchise in one of the magazines.
- My Princess Collection (books collection): Dot, Jessie, Alice and Kida are included.
- Disney Princess: Journey to London: Megara and Esmeralda are included.
Disney heroines and actual Princesses who are not part of the official Disney Princess line-up. Heroines with their name in boldface have appeared in some official Disney Princess products.
Animated Shorts and Feature Films
- Minnie Mouse
- Daisy Duck (Daisy Duck has portrayed a princess)
- Faline (Bambi)
- Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
- Wendy Darling (Peter Pan)
- Tinker Bell (Peter Pan) (She is part of the Disney Fairies franchise)
- Shanti (The Jungle Book)
- Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
- Eilonwy (The Black Cauldron)
- Nala (The Lion King)
- Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
- Megara (Hercules)
- Jane Porter (Tarzan)
- Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
- Charlotte La Bouff (The Princess and the Frog)
- Vanellope von Schweetz (Wreck-It Ralph)
- Kiara (The Lion King II: Simba's Pride)
- Melody (The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea)
- Ting-Ting, Su and Mei (Mulan II)
- Nita (Brother Bear 2)
Kingdom Hearts series
In the games, five of the official princesses are part of the Seven Princesses of Heart (セブンプリンセス Sebun Purinsesu), a group of maidens with hearts of pure Light, devoid of Darkness, and were created when the X-blade was split into seven pieces of light and thirteen of darkness. They are referred to this name because they allow access to the Door to Darkness when gathered together, and whoever gathers them will gain the power to rule over the worlds. The members in this incarnation are:
- Snow White
Notably, two other Disney Princesses, Ariel and Mulan, appear as well, but are not Princesses of Heart, instead serving as party members that fight alongside Sora in their journey to save the world's.
Mickey’s Pirate and Princess Party
Begining on January 22, 2007, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World hosted their newest hard ticket (separate admission) event, "Disney’s Pirate and Princess Party", renamed "Mickey’s Pirate and Princess Party" in 2008. The event combines the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction and movie series and the Disney Princess line, and cosplaying as both pirates and royalty is encouraged. Visitors can have meet and greets with characters from both franchises, as well as the other classic characters dressed as buccaneers and royals, and take part in various activities. Other features include the "Disney’s Enchanted Adventures Parade" and the "Magic, Music and Mayhem" fireworks spectacular. Because the event has become so popular, Pirate and Princess events has become an annual hard-ticket staple with dates into August and September of 2007 and January through June of 2008.
Currently 10 of the 11 Princesses have 1 or more Pets.
- Currently, the Disney Princess ages rank follows: Snow White is 14, making her the youngest of the Disney Princesses. Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan and Merida are 16. Belle is 17. Pocahontas, Rapunzel and Anna are 18. Cinderella and Tiana are 19, and Elsa is 21.
- So far, only four of the Disney Princesses are commoners: Cinderella, Belle, Mulan and Tiana.
- Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora and Belle are currently the only princesses to not be voiced by the respective actresses from their original films.
- Cinderella and Jasmine have both had their Disney Princes's ( Aladdin and Charming) memory erased by an antagonist ( Lady Tremaine and Sadira) hoping to make them lose their fortune and their love.
- Kida from Atlantis, is the daughter of the emperor of Atlantis, and Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron are the only Princesses by birth not to be officially part of the Princess line.
- Tinker Bell is the only Princess to actually be dropped from the official line-up and was originally considered as an official member during the franchise's early years.
- Aurora, Jasmine, Rapunzel and Merida all celebrate their birthdays in their respective films.
- The Princesses made their LEGO Duplo debut in 2012 and appear in 2013 sets. In 2014, they went into the LEGO System style, with parts coming from the Friends line, another theme aimed at female girls.
- Five official Princesses appear in Princesses of Heart (Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and Jasmine) in the Kingdom Hearts series.
- Though Ariel and Mulan appear in Kingdom Hearts, they aren't Princesses of Heart, but player's allies.
- Cinderella, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Anna and Elsa are the only Princesses who's antagonists weren't killed in their feature films. Although Jafar does die in The Return of Jafar.
- Snow White, Tiana, Merida, Anna and Elsa don't have sequels to their movies.
- Interestingly, the three Disney Princesses that became royalty by marriage all wore opera gloves and are the only Princesses to have done so.
- The Disney Princesses created after Mulan did not appear in House of Mouse, since they were created after that show ended in 2003.
- 6/13 Disney Princesses have danced with their respective love interest, 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
- Cinderella: C
- Aurora: Au
- Ariel: Ai
- Belle: B
- Jasmine: J
- Pocahontas: P
- Mulan: Ml
- Jasmine and Elsa are the only Disney Princesses to be deuteragonists rather than protagonists. Belle and Prince Adam are the co-protagonists (the first to have equally significant roles).
- The Princess and the Frog contained a preview for a Black Cauldron DVD re-release, and the Blu-ray release of Mulan contains a preview for an Atlantis Blu-ray release.
- The Disney Princess logo is a sparkly pink oval containing the brand name with a tiara on it. Most non-Princess Disney franchises use a blue oval with the word "Disney" on it. Aladdin<no wiki/>'s marketing logo is different, it is colored purple instead of blue, since pink mixed with blue makes purple.
- Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna and Elsa were not featured in the Golden Disney Princess franchise. Although, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel and Merida were featured in the Jeweled Disney Princess Franchise.
- The Princesses' designs 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 more gaudy, 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.
- The Disney Princesses that are usually paired or seen next to each other in promotional photos are:
- Snow White and Cinderella.
- Ariel and Jasmine.
- Belle and Aurora.
- Pocahontas and Mulan.
- Tiana, Rapunzel and Merida.
- Anna and Elsa.
- There was a parody of Disney Princess by infamous Brazilian animation studio Video Briquendo called Little Princess School, featuring Cindy (Cinderella), Bianca (Snow White, "bianca" is Italian for "white"), Hime (hybrid of Ariel and Mulan "hime" is Japanese for "princess"), Iria (Tiana) and Zade (Jasmine).
- The book The Art of the Disney Princess features the Princesses being drawn using different art styles.
- Each Princess has worn a hair accessory.
- Tiana and Elsa are the only Princesses whose hair is never seen loose throughout their films.
- Five of the Disney Princesses have run from their respective love interests upon first meeting (Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel and Pocahontas). Rapunzel knocked out her love interest.
- Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, as Middle Eastern, Native American and Chinese ethnicities respectively, wear clothing and underpinnings appropriate to their time and place.
- Cinderella, Ariel and Merida are shown in their undergarments at one point in their films. Cinderella's case was in the 2002 sequel.
- Except for Ariel, Pocahontas, Anna and Elsa, each Princess is seen doing chores or servant work.
- Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Mulan all have an after-story about their adventures after marriage with their love interests.
- Disney did not come up with its own definition of "princess" until 1986, explaining why Disney has a limit to how many Princesses that will be in the official line-up.
- Most of the Disney Princesses who had a female villain in their original film never had an experience with a male villain in any of their sequels, the same applies to all the Disney Princesses who only had a male villain in their original film.
- Several of the Disney Princesses are animated by the same person. Marc Davis animated Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora, Glen Keane animated Ariel, Pocahontas and Rapunzel and Mark Henn animated Belle, Jasmine, Mulan and Tiana.
- The music for five of the Disney Princess films was composed by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas and Tangled respectively).
- 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, excluding Eilonwy or Kida.
- The four CGI Princesses' films are all rated PG, while all of the cel-animated Princesses up to Tiana were rated G.
- The Black Cauldron (1985) and Atlantis (2001) were also PG-rated cel-animated films, though both were made after the "PG-13 revision" of 1984.
- In early promotions of the redesigns, Ariel's dress was pink instead of green, and Mulan's dress was more reddish with sparkles. 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.
- This year (2014), the last film in the franchise (Frozen) has been released on Blu-ray. Sleeping Beauty was released in 2008. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released 2009. Beauty and the Beast and The Princess and the Frog were released in 2010. Tangled was released in 2011. Cinderella, Pocahontas and Brave were released in in 2012. The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Mulan were released in 2013.
- Each Disney Princess have been in life or death situations, either mentally or physically.
- Only 4/13 Princesses were present in row Fairy Tale Princess Collector from Barbie doll, released in the 1990s. They were Snow White (1999), Cinderella (1997), Aurora (1998) and Belle (2000).
- All 13 Disney Princesses have all twirled around in a full circle either during a song, or at a relatively happy moment. The majority of the Princesses' happy moments become sour for they generally receive bad news.
- Aurora spins around and is then told she needs to leave the forest and can never see the man she met again.
- Ariel spins around then her father destroys her entire collection of human objects.
- Jasmine spins around telling her father she is so happy, then he tells her she must wed Jafar.
- Cinderella spins around and then is locked in her room by Lady Tremaine. Cinderella has nine twirls in her movie.
- With the exceptions of Snow White and Tiana, 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.
- Jasmine's conversation with the Sultan about getting married led her to run away.
- Aurora learning about her princesshood and betrothal led her to falling under Maleficent's spell, which led her to the spinning wheel.
- 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's 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 into eternal winter.
- None of the Princesses is seen caring for their own subjects or being involved in politics in their respective kingdoms.
- Cinderella has planned several events in Cinderella II which include her subjects. She makes sure that all the commoners in her kingdom get treated equally.
- Aurora is seen signing papers, taking care of her subjects' needs for her father, King Stefan, in her sequel.
- Aurora is the only Princess who is seen taking real, political queenly duties when she replaced her father temporarily.
- Jasmine risked her own life for her subjects in the episode The Etheral.
- Pocahontas risked her own life to save John Smith and to stop a war between the settlers and the Natives.
- Mulan is serving her country as a warrior, and was also offered a place in the Imperial Council.
- Merida is seen trying to stop a war from breaking out in a peaceful manner.
- Tiana, Rapunzel and Merida are the only Princesses with the least redesign updates, having sparkles on their gowns.
- Out of all the Princess, Pocahontas is the only one not to have her mother seen in any form.
- Snow White’s mother – rare stories have an image of her.
- Cinderella’s mother – in art with Cinderella as a child.
- Aurora’s mother – seen in the feature film, short features and a few stories.
- Ariel’s mother – seen in the third Little Mermaid movie.
- 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.
- 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 feature film and sequel.
- Merida’s mother – seen in feature film.
- Anna and Elsa's mother - seen in the feature film.
- Out of all 13 Princesses, only Aurora, Mulan, Rapunzel and Merida have both their parents alive.
- Snow White, Cinderella, Anna and Elsa are orphaned.
- Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Pocahontas only their fathers alive.
- Tiana is the only one who has only her mother alive.
- Six of the fathers of Disney Princesses were widowers: the fathers of Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Pocahontas.
- All the other fathers of Disney Princesses were still married.
- Cinderella Tremaine and Fa Mulan are the only Disney Princesses to have a known last name.
- Though not a Princess, Esmeralda is featured in Once upon a Princess Vol. 1.
- Some of the Princesses would occasionally be seen promoting holidays other than Christmas, like Jasmine for Idul Fitri, Mulan for Chinese New Year, Tiana for Mardi Gras, Merida for St. Patrick's Day, Pocahontas for Thanksgiving, and Anna and Elsa for St. Lucia's Day. Jasmine can occasionally be seen celebrating Christmas despite being a Muslim.
- Rapunzel, Merida, Anna and Elsa are the only Princesses to have a change of title in their film from their fairy tale. As for Merida, the original title for her film was The Bear and the Bow. Anna and Elsa's movie title was supposed to be The Snow Queen, and Rapunzel's fairytale is simply called Rapunzel.
- In some countries though, the movie titles didn't change to a modern version. In France for example La Reine des Neiges (the Snow Queen) and Raiponce are the official movie titles.
- Disney Princess made a commercial as a tribute to young girls around the world. The video can be seen here.
- The first six Princesses have home releases in the form of "Disney Vault" limited time only editions.
- Except for Ariel, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Merida, Anna and Elsa, each Princess has a movie narration at the beginning book.
- In November 1999, Jane Porter was announced as part of the franchise for Disney Princess official magazine of the United Kingdom. In February 2000, she made another appearance in the magazine, then was never talked about in the franchise.
- Even outside of the franchise, Tinker Bell is still present in the toy Princesas Magic Light from Yellow Brinquedos, Brazil.
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the only film in the franchise won an honorary Oscar. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas and Frozen won two Oscars (Best Soundtrack, Best Original Song). Brave and Frozen won an Oscar as Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog and Tangled are the only ones to be nominated for an award.
- To date, Jasmine and Merida are the only Princesses who have not earned a doll dressed as a ballerina. Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Pocahontas and Mulan were part of the collection "Disney Princess Ballerina". Tiana was part of the collection "Ballerina Princesses", and Rapunzel was part of the line "Disney Princess Bath Magic". However, there was a photo of the popular eight Disney Princesses depicted as ballerinas.
- Only Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Merida, Anna and Elsa were raised as royalty. However Cinderella grew up knowing she was the daughter of a nobleman.
- Pocahontas and Merida are the only Princesses who have not won a playset for their movies with the franchise brand.
- 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."
- To date, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Brave and Frozen are the only Princess movies that were shown in 3D during their theatrical run. Beauty and the Beast was the only one of the three to have the 3D effects added later upon a re-release. The Little Mermaid was converted to 3D but the theatrical re-release was canceled.
- Merida and Mulan are the only Princesses to wield a real weapon in her merchandising form. In her film, Rapunzel wields her hair and a frying pan.
- The "My Princess Collection" series of books not only feature stories about the first eight princesses told in first-person narration, as well as, Alice, Princess Dot, Jessie the Cowgirl and Kida as well.
- During events in Disney Parks, the Princesses are voiced by their respective voice actors.
- Mulan and Tiana are the only left handed Disney Princesses.
- So far, Mulan is the only Princess who hasn't been seen wearing clothes for Christmas.
- Aurora is one of the most popular Disney Princesses. Pocahontas and Mulan, despite their films being successful, are the least popular Princesses of the line-up.
- Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna and Elsa wear their iconic dresses for a long time in their film.
- Pocahontas wear hers without change.
- Cinderella wore her light silver-white 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 a movie.
- Belle wore her golden yellow dress while dancing with the Beast.
- Mulan used her two iconic dresses only at the beginning of the movie.
- Tiana wore her green dress for her first wedding with Naveen.
- Starting from Tiana, all the Disney Princesses are shown as a child in the original film.
- With the exception of Pocahontas, all classic Princesses made an appearance in the line of pins Disney Princess Premiere Birthstone of the Disney parks. Tinker Bell, Alice, Esmeralda, Megara and Jane Porter also made appearances, despite not being official Princesses.
- The Princesses received a spin-off franchise in July 2013 called Palace Pets. Currently, Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana and Rapunzel are the only Princesses who have the Pets, namely: Berry (rabbit), Sweetie (pony), Pumpkin (dog), Bibiddy (pony), Beauty (cat), Bloom (pony), Treasure (cat), Seashell (pony), Teacup (dog), Petit (pony), Sultan (tiger), Windflower (racoon), Blossom (panda), Lily (cat), Bayou (pony), Blondie (pony), Summer (cat), Meadow (skunk) and Daisy (dog). Merida, Anna and Elsa haven't had a Palace Pet yet.
- Many Disney Princesses have nurtured or cared for children and/or animals.
- Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa are the only Princesses that are playable characters at Disney INFINITY. However, there are townpeople costumes of Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and Jasmine.
- Recently, Merida has been confirmed to debut in Disney INFINITY 2.0, and she is currently the only Princess to appear in it.
- 6/13 Disney Princesses had the famous Disney Choir sing reprises of their respective film's theme song at their films conclusion. (Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle and Jasmine)
- Out of the 13 Princesses Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Tiana and Merida all speak/sing the last line in their respective movie.
- Snow White is the only Princess whose father isn't shown.
- Ariel is the first Disney Princess to become a mother.
- Ariel is the only non-human Disney Princess.
- Belle is the first Disney heroine to teach her love interest how to read.
- All princesses sing their film's theme songs except for Belle and Merida.
- Pocahontas is the only Princess whose official artwork remained unchanged. However, at one point, she was shown wearing her London dress from Journey to a New World.
- Mulan is the last Princess from the Disney Renaissance.
- Mulan is the only princess seen with extended family, her grandmother.
- Ever since Tiana joined the franchise, the current focus of the franchise is to add more Princesses and improve their designs.
- Merida is the first Disney Princess to have her movie made outside of the Disney animated feature canon (being produced by Pixar).
- Merida and Elsa are the only Disney Princesses who don't have love interests.
- Merida is the first Princess in the line-up that hasn't been inspired by either literature or real life.
- Merida is the first Princess whose movie is not a musical.
- Merida and Pocahontas are the only Princesses to not be seen married, or have wedding dresses in the franchise. Belle and a few others were featured in Disney's Beautiful Brides book.
- In the Disney Princess official page, Merida is the only Princess to have her original look from the movie while every other Princesses are in their new looks.
- 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, Merida, Anna and Elsa are the only Princesses to have siblings.
- Anna and Elsa are the first siblings to be Disney Princesses.
- Elsa is the first official Disney Princess to become a Queen in her primary film. She is also the first Princess to have a coronation, and the second Princess to become Queen, after Kida.
- Disney Princess were designed to have all the Princesses unaware of each other's presence.
- Pocahontas is the first Disney Princess with two love interests with John Smith and John Rolfe The second being Princess Anna with Hans and Kristoff.
- However, Hans never really loved Anna and Pocahontas' other love interest John Rolfe only appeared in the direct-to-video sequel making it non-canon.
- When Anna joins the line-up, she'll be the first Princess to harm the antagonist in some way besides killing him/her.
- Elsa is the first Princess to be based on a both a male protagonist and a female antagonist from her film's source material, as well as the first false antagonist in the line-up.
- Anna and Elsa are the fourth and fifth Princesses to have their father die, the first being Snow White, then Cinderella and Tiana. They are also the first and second Princesses to show how their mother died. They're also the third and fourth Princesses to have both of their parents die, behind Snow White and Cinderella.
- Of the Disney Princesses with a confirmed real-life time-frame and location, several of them live in the 19th century being Ariel, Cinderella (Due to the cameo of the The King and the Duke at Eric and Vanessa's wedding), Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa all live in this time period as well as Frozen is confirmed to take place in the 19th century and Rapunzel has a cameo appearance in the film. Several other Princesses have real-life confirmed time frames as well; Tiana is the most current as she lives in the 1920's. Belle lives in 18th century France as confirmed by Glen Keane. Pocahontas (15-16th century, due to the first contact between Great Britain and what would become the state of Virginia). Aurora (14th century, as explicitly stated in her film) and Jasmine ("confirmed" to be during the time of the Hellenistic Era in "Hercules and the Arabian Night", though this would be impossible due to the cultural eras involved).
- Since Tiana's coronation in 2010, there has been an official Princess coronation green-lighting a Princess into the line-up every summer.
- Pocahontas and Tiana are the only two Princesses to have human best friends.(Nakoma and Charlotte La Bouff)
- Cinderella, Ariel and Mulan are the only Princesses that appear in the nude.
- Aurora and Mulan are the only Disney Princesses to go by aliases. (Aurora as "Briar Rose" and Mulan as "Ping").
- In Kingdom Hearts, if players beat Wonderland before getting to Agrabah, there is a cutscene involving the kidnapped Alice being brought to the Disney Villains counsel. However if Wonderland has yet to be beaten by this time, instead of Alice, it will be Snow White that is shown.
- Aurora and Cinderella's dresses in the Kingdom Hearts series use the colors they are shown being in their movies, rather than how they are depicted in the Disney Princess Franchise. Cinderella's dress being silver, instead of light blue, and Aurora's dress being blue, instead of pink.
- However, it is interesting to note that in their stations in Dive to the Heart, Cinderella's dress is depicted as light blue, like her Disney Princess franchise dress, but Aurora's dress is shown being purple, a shade she never wore in the films.
- At the time of the series initial creation, Mulan and Pocahontas were the only Disney Princesses not featured within Kingdom Hearts. Since the release of Kingdom Hearts II, Pocahontas is yet to be featured.
- With the inclusion of the new films released after Kingdom Hearts II, the current list of Disney Princesses who have yet to appear in the series are: Pocahontas, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna and Elsa.
- The Bradygames official strategy guide for Kingdom Hearts II mistakenly lists Jasmine as a "Princess of Light", rather than a "Princess of Heart".
- There are currently only four non-Caucasian Disney Princesses: Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana.
- With the exception of Ariel, Merida, Anna and Elsa, none of the Disney Princesses have full-blood siblings (from both parents). Cinderella has stepsisters who are unrelated to her by blood.
- Cinderella's currently the only Disney Princess to have step-siblings.
- Ariel and Mulan are the only Princesses to have their own dresses in the redesign. The others wears redesign dresses from their iconic dresses in their films Inherence
- Only some of 13 Princesses will be crowned as Queen in the future: Elsa is already Queen, Rapunzel will become Queen Regnant, Aurora and Snow White will both become Queen Regnant, and Queen Consort, Cinderella will only be Queen Consort.
- Queen Regnant is a queen ruling by her own right.
- 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.
- 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. Upon the death of King Hubert, Prince Philip 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 Philip will become Co-King, jointly ruling the two realms. Their heir will inherit both crowns upon their deaths. If Philip dies before Aurora, then Aurora stays Queen Regent 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 United Kingdom and Aurora will then be a Queen Mother (mother to the reigning Monarch).
- Ariel is the Princess Consort of Eric's Sovreign Principality in her movie's sequel, and since she is 7th 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, 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.
- All of the Princesses have at least one animal or non-human sidekick:
- Snow White has various forest animals.
- Cinderella has various mice (including Jaq and Gus) and birds, as well as Major the horse and Bruno the bloodhound.
- Aurora has her fairies, birds and squirrels.
- Ariel has Flounder the fish, Sebastian the crab and Scuttle the seagull.
- Belle has Philippe the horse, and the Enchanted Objects (Lumiere, Cogsworth, etc)
- Jasmine has Rajah the tiger.
- Pocahontas has Meeko the raccoon, Flit the hummingbird and eventually Percy the pug (originally owned by Governor Ratcliffe).
- Mulan has Mushu the dragon (who would turn Hayabusa to their side later in the film), Cri-Kee the cricket, Khan the horse and Little Brother the dog.
- Tiana has Louis the alligator and Ray the firefly (in all appearances after the film's events, she now only has the former, as the latter is now already dead).
- Rapunzel has Pascal the chameleon and Maximus the horse.
- Merida has her pet horse Angus and her triplet brothers in the form of bear cubs.
- Anna and Elsa both have Olaf the Snowman, while Anna also has Sven the Reindeer.
- At least one horse has appeared in each one of their films. But only 9 of them are horsewomen.
- Snow White: She rides The Prince's horse when she is traveling to his castle.
- Cinderella: She rides her horse along with Prince Charming in the third movie, as well as Major.
- Ariel: She asks to ride the carriage to Eric.
- In the book Royal Champions, Ariel has a foal named Beau.
- Belle: Rides her father's horse Phillipe to and from the Beast's castle.
- Jasmine: She rides and tames Sahara, her mother's favorite horse.
- Mulan: She rides her family's horse Khan.
- Rapunzel: She is able to tame Maximus, assuming she also rides him.
- Merida: Rides her horse Angus several times in her film.
- Anna has her horse but its name is unknown that she rides to find Elsa but then throws her off and runs away and returns to Arendelle.
Once Upon a Time
- 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, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Mulan, Rapunzel and Elsa have appeared so far. Jasmine, Pocahontas, Tiana, Merida and Anna have yet to be featured. 3 of the Princesses (Snow White, Cinderella and Belle) are all associated with Red Riding Hood in Storybrooke with their Storybrooke counterparts, respectively. and 5 (Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel) are associated with The Evil Queen in Storybrooke or in the flashbacks.
- Some of the Princesses meet each other in Once Upon a Time:
- Snow White met Cinderella, Aurora, Mulan, Belle, Ariel and Rapunzel.
- Cinderella met Snow White.
- Aurora met Snow White, Mulan and Belle.
- Ariel met Snow White and Belle.
- Belle met Snow White, Mulan, Ariel, Aurora and Rapunzel.
- Mulan met Aurora, Snow White and Belle.
- Rapunzel met Snow White and Belle.
- At the moment there is no known contact of Elsa & Anna with another character.
- Some of the Princesses meet each other in Once Upon a Time:
Relating to Magic
- Out of all 13 Princesses, eight of them have used magic actively on others or their surroundings.
- Cinderella used the Fairy Godmother's wand.
- Aurora used Merryweather's wand.
- Ariel used her father's trident.
- Belle has used a magical item being the Magic Mirror.
- Jasmine rode the magic carpet.
- Pocahontas controls the wind.
- Rapunzel whose magic came from her hair before it was cut.
- Merida had used a magic cake.
- Elsa used the snow magic.
- Each of the Princesses have experienced magic in their life:
- Snow White was poisoned by the Queen's dark magic.
- Cinderella was able to go to the ball thanks to her Fairy Godmother.
- Maleficent cast a spell on the spindle to put Aurora to sleep, and Flora, Fauna and Merryweather used magic on her outfit (tiara and ball gown).
- Ariel was changed into a human, both using Ursula's temporary dark magic and King Triton's good magic.
- Belle broke the spell upon the Beast by saying that she loves him.
- Genie and Jafar have cast spells on Jasmine.
- Pocahontas can talk to grandmother Willow and has the power to command the winds.
- Mushu being assigned by Mulan's ghost ancestors as her guardian.
- Tiana being changed into a frog by Doctor Facilier.
- Rapunzel's hair and its ability to heal sicknesses and injuries and bring back youth.
- Merida went to a witch's house to get a potion in order for her to "change her fate" and her mom and three brothers turn into bears.
- Anna accidentally being frozen by Elsa when they were little girls, which ultimately prompts her to go find her when Elsa runs away after accidentally freezing the kingdom on her coronation day and later accidentally being frozen by Elsa again while in her ice castle.
- Elsa discovering that she has had ice powers since childhood and isolating herself from society due to her fearing that she cannot control her powers and hurt anyone near her for this reason due to the above.
- Several Princesses have had their dresses changed using magic:
- Cinderella had her Fairy Godmother create her ball gown.
- Aurora's dress was made with magic, and changed color various times throughout the movie by Flora and Merryweather, due to their disagreement of color.
- Triton gave Ariel a sparkly dress when he turned her into a human.
- Jasmine had her clothes changed into red slave clothing by Jafar.
- Tiana gained a magical green wedding dress upon becoming a princess (and upon becoming human again).
- Elsa changed her own ceremonial dress into her signature ice dress with her own magic.
Damsel in Distress
- Nine of the Princesses have at least one scene where they are actually portraying the role of the damsel in distress, while their love interest is their hero, while only seven of them were successfully rescued by their love interest, but the one who was failed to be rescued was saved later on.
- Snow White was put in to a sleeping curse, and The Prince arrived with his horse to break the curse by Love's First Kiss.
- Cinderella was going to be sent out from the kingdom by the ship, while Prince Charming ride his horse to retrieve her.
- Aurora was put into deep slumber, and Prince Phillip ride his horse and stab Maleficent in her dragon form, and break the sleeping curse by True Love's Kiss.
- Ariel was turned into a mermaid again as the sunset, and she was grabbed by Ursula underwater, while Eric jumps to the sea to save her and killed Ursula.
- Belle was cornered by a pack of wolves who were about to attack her until The Beast arrived and fought the wolves and saved her life.
- Jasmine was magically trapped in an hour glass and needed Aladdin to break the glass or else she would of suffocated to death by the falling sand.
- Rapunzel was going to be taken to an unknown place by Mother Gothel, while Flynn rides Maximus to save Rapunzel, and yelled the original story's famous line "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair."
- Anna with her frozen heart curse was nearly frozen while Kristoff was running towards her, trying to save her by True Love's Kiss, but was too late since Anna decided to sacrifice her own life to save her sister from being assassinated by Hans.
- Elsa was almost murderd by Hans but was saved by Anna.
- Ten Princesses have experienced a near-death experience, one of them actually died but was revived:
- 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.
- Belle almost drowned in a melted ice ground, until she was saved by the Beast.
- Jasmine nearly suffocated to death until she was saved by Aladdin.
- Mulan was stabbed in the chest, but it was treated immediately.
- Rapunzel almost drowned when she and Eugene were trapped in cave.
- 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 the only Princess to actually die, but was revived by an Act of True Love.
- Elsa was almost murdered by Hans.
Personal Princesses Signature
- Alternatively, the Princesses may fall into three categories based on their eras:
- Walt Era (Golden Age/Classic Era) (1937-1967): Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora.
- Rennaissance Era (1989-1999): Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas and Mulan.
- Millenium Era (Revival Rennaissance Era) (2009-): Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna and Elsa.
- Each of the Princesses have a signature color based on their outfits:
- Snow White: red (due to her blood-red lips and despite her blue-and-yellow dress)
- Cinderella: blue (despite her dress being silvery white in the film)
- Aurora: deep pink (although her dress is blue throughout most of the time it is seen)
- Ariel: turquoise or sea green (in the redesign and as a mermaid) (salmon in her original human version)
- Belle: yellow
- Jasmine: light blue
- Pocahontas: orange (although her dress is yellow)
- Mulan: chartreuse (and occasionally baker-miller pink)
- Tiana: green
- Rapunzel: purple
- Merida: teal
- Anna: dark blue and magenta (and occasionally olive)
- Elsa: white and icy blue (or cyan)
- Each of the Princesses' original movies are set in each one season:
- Snow White: Summer.
- Cinderella: Possibly summer.
- Aurora: Spring.
- Ariel: Summer.
- Belle: Winter.
- Jasmine: Dry season (since her kingdom had only 2 seasons).
- Pocahontas: Summer.
- Mulan: Spring (though the movie takes place over 8 months.).
- Tiana: Late winter (due to the fact that most of the movie's setting takes place around Mardi Gras).
- Rapunzel: Summer.
- Merida: Summer.
- Anna and Elsa: Summer ("winter" doesn't count because the movie took place in July, and Elsa had accidentally set off an eternal winter until she lifted it).
- The four CGI Princesses all appear to have a seasonal motif: Rapunzel: summer, Merida: autumn, Anna: spring, and Elsa: winter.
- Each Princess is represented by one or more objects:
- Snow White – red apple, blue bird, white dove
- Cinderella – glass slipper, pumpkin, midnight
- Aurora – golden tiara, spindle, spinning wheel, pink rose
- Ariel – dinglehopper, seashell, trident
- Belle – book, red rose, hair accessory
- Jasmine – the lamp, white flower, tiger
- Pocahontas – her mother’s necklace, a feather, John Smith's compass
- Mulan – peach blossom, a fan, sword
- Tiana – her father’s gumbo pot, lily pad flower, frog
- Rapunzel – sun, lantern, paintbrush, the golden flower
- Merida – bow/arrow, bear, will-o-wisp, bear pendant
- Anna - magenta tulip, reindeer
- Elsa - snowflake, snowman
- Interestingly, all of the computer animated Disney Princesses (Rapunzel, Merida, Anna and Elsa) have freckles whiles all the traditionally animated Disney Princesses have none.
- Most of the Princesses have received their facial characteristics from their mothers:
- Snow White: Hair (Father), Eyes (Mother & Father), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Cinderella: Hair (Neither), Eyes (Mother), Facial Structure (Mother & Father).
- Aurora: Hair (Mother & 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 (From the sun's magic, but naturally Mother & Father), Eyes (Mother), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Merida: Hair (Father), Eyes (Father), Facial Structure (Mother).
- Anna: Hair (Father), Eyes (Mother), Facial Stucture (Mother).
- Elsa: Hair (Neither), Eyes (Mother), Facial Structure (Mother).
- In their redesigns, they're made to look roughly the same age.
- Snow White is the only Princess with naturally short hair. Mulan cut hers, and Eugene cut Rapunzels.
- Only 7/13 Princesses are actually seen wearing tiaras/royal crowns in their films. (Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida and Elsa).
- 9/13 Princesses wear outfits with their shoulders visible. (Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Tiana, Merida, Anna and Elsa).
- Mulan and Tiana are the only Princesses to kill the main antagonist in their films.
- Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Pocahontas, Mulan and Rapunzel's names are from their original stories.
- Snow White, Cinderella, Anna and Elsa are the only orphaned Princesses.
- However, Anna and Elsa are the only Princesses whose parents died during their teen years, not through early childhood. They are also the first not to have stepmothers.
- Five of the Princesses have black hair and brown eyes. (Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana) Snow White's the only Caucasian Princess with black hair and brown eyes. Cinderella, Ariel, Merida, Anna and Elsa have blue eyes, Aurora has violet eyes, Belle has hazel eyes and Rapunzel has green eyes.
- With the exception of Elsa all of the blue-eyed Disney Princesses have red or reddish hair (Cinderella and Anna have strawberry-blonde hair, and Ariel and Merida have red hair).
- Rapunzel is the first Disney Princesses to have green eyes, she's the second Disney Heroine after Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
- Aurora and Elsa are the only true blonde Princesses.
- Rapunzel's a blonde by the sun's magic, but is a natural brunette by genetics, while Cinderella and Anna are strawberry-blondes.
- However, the accident with Anna strongly evidences Elsa's hair would have been brunette like her mother's if she never had her powers.
- Belle and Rapunzel are the only brunettes and both have a green-related eye color - Belle has hazel eyes, and Rapunzel has green eyes.
- Most of the Disney Princesses have black hair: Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana all have black hair. Only two Disney Princesses have strawberry-blonde hair (Cinderella and Anna), only two of the Disney Princesses have blonde hair (Aurora and Elsa), only two of the Disney Princesses have red hair (Ariel and Merida) and finally only two have brown hair (Belle and Rapunzel).
- Snow White, Belle, Pocahontas, Tiana and Anna all have a darker hair colour than their prince's.
- Pocahontas and Merida are currently the only Princesses to not originate from the traditional fairy tales.
- 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 and Aurora wear peasant dress. Pocahontas and Mulan are seen in the ethnic wear of their respective countries.
- All of the computer animated Disney Princesses (Rapunzel, Merida, Anna and Elsa) have freckles while all the traditionally animated Disney princesses have none.
- ↑ The New York Times
- ↑ Disney's Princess Storybook Collection: Love and Friendship Stories
- ↑ The United Kingdom Disney Princess Magazine #18
- ↑ The United Kingdom Disney Princess Magazine #22
- ↑ Princesas Magic Light
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