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Disney Day 2018 - Disney Princesses: A List from Snow White to Merida

Disney Princesses: A List From Snow White to Merida

That's what makes a Disney princess

Would you have known? The official Disney Princesses franchise has actually only been around since 2000. The Princesses existed before that, but not as a team. There were also only a few merchandise products for them and generally little attention was paid to the princesses. That only changed when businessman Andy Moore moved to Disney and attended a Disney on Ice show for his new job. There he saw numerous young girls in generic princess costumes. This led him to the idea that it would be much nicer if the little fans could wear the costumes of their favorite Disney princesses. And then the "Princess Line", as it is called in the original, was born. Initially, the official princess team had eight members, because not all characters from Disney films have experienced this "crowning". Only Disney heroines from animated films who are royal from birth, become a princess in the course of their film through marriage or correspond to a "true princess" in their behavior and character can become an official Disney princess of the Princess Line. For a Disney princess, it is not necessarily her royal status that is important, but how royally she behaves.

In addition to the eight original Disney princesses, three more princesses have been added over the past few years, so that there are now eleven official Disney princesses in the Princess Line. A lot of attention is paid to the princesses of the Princess line in marketing and merchandising. Dolls, figures, costumes, series, games: the princesses are represented everywhere.

The Official Disney Princesses List

Here we have listed all Disney Princesses of the Princess Line for you according to their appearance.

  1. Snow white: Snow White is the first and original Disney princess. She is the heroine of the first cartoon by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Although she is the oldest princess - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was published back in 1937 - Snow White is also the youngest Disney princess on the list at 14 years of age. According to Disney, the main thing about Snow White is that she encourages children to make friends with all people and living beings.
  2. Cinderella: At number 2 on the list is the beautiful Cinderella - in English "Cinderella". Your film was released in 1950. She is often seen as the leader of the princess troop because she is not only persistent, understanding and hardworking, but also the oldest of all Disney princesses at the age of 19. According to Disney, the main thing about Cinderella is that she never gives up.
  3. Sleeping Beauty a.k.a Aurora: Sleeping Beauty comes from the 16th full-length cartoon by Walt Disney Studios; her film of the same name was originally released in 1959 in Germany under the title "Sleeping Beauty and the Prince". According to Disney, Aurora should inspire viewers to question the world and at the same time never lose their amazement.
  4. Ariel: The Little Mermaid swam into the hearts of the audience in 1989 and represents a new era for Disney Princesses. Because between "Arielle, the Mermaid" and "Sleeping Beauty" lie a full thirty years. A lot has changed during this time - including princesses. Disney is portraying Arielle, a princess who is more independent, more active and more complex than her predecessors. According to Disney, Arielle stands for discovering new worlds.
  5. Belle: The clever Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) is a particularly popular Disney princess because she is intelligent, well-read and courageous. With her progressive thinking, she fits perfectly into the new era of the Disney Princesses. Until 2010, "Beauty and the Beast" was the only animated film that was ever nominated for an Oscar in the "Best Picture" category. According to Disney, Belle's mantra she wants to teach others is "Don't judge a book by its cover".
  6. jasmine: Aladdin's beautiful companion Jasmin is not only beautiful, but also strong, self-confident and independent. Her character is loosely based on Princess Badroulbadour from "Aladin and the Magic Lamp", one of the stories from the "Fairy Tales from 1001 Nights". According to Disney, Jasmin stands for the message "Find the good in other people".
  7. Pocahontas: Pocahontas is a very special Disney princess, because she has many features that the other princesses do not have: She is the first Disney princess based on a real character (albeit loosely). She is the first princess who doesn't end up celebrating a happy ending with her hero. And she's the first princess to have a tattoo. According to Disney, Pocahontas stands for respect for the earth and nature.
  8. Mulan or Mulan company: Mulan is one of the bravest Disney princesses who spends much of her film disguised as a man. Her character is loosely based on the heroine from the ancient Chinese poem "The Ballad of Mulan". Mulan is the only Disney princess who has no royal roots and who does not become royal through marriage. But her popularity and her brave, regal demeanor made her the eighth Disney princess.
  9. Tiana: For Tiana, the heroine from "Kiss the Frog" (2009), there was even a real "coronation" on March 14, 2010. The ambitious Tiana was officially declared a member of the Disney Line at the New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan. Tiana is the first African-American Disney princess and her independent and feminist characterization heralds a new era of Disney princesses. According to Disney, Tiana represents the belief that dreams can come true.
  10. Rapunzel: Rapunzel also got an official coronation. On October 2, 2011, she was "officially inducted into the royal court of the Disney Princesses" during a promotional event at Kensington Palace, London. "Rapunzel - Newly Spoiled" is Disney's 50th cartoon. At the same time, Rapunzel is also the first princess to make her debut in a CGI film. According to Disney, Rapunzel should inspire new adventures.
  11. Merida: Merida is the first Disney princess on the list to be inspired neither by real events nor by literature. She is also the first Disney princess who doesn't fall in love during her movie. She is also the first princess from a Pixar film in the list. Merida was also officially named a Princess of the Princess Line on May 11, 2013. According to Disney, Merida shines because of one thing: her irrepressible courage.

By the way: Elsa and Anna from "The Ice Queen - Totally Unabashed" (2013) do not belong to the Princess Line, because a separate franchise was built around the two sisters and their icy companions.