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These are the Disney "Princes" (also known as male protagonists) of the Disney Princess films put in chronological order.
- 1 Official Princes
- 2 Live-Action Princes
- 3 Unofficial Princes
- 4 Trivia
- 5 See Also
The Prince (known as Prince Florian since the franchise started, or the rumored Prince Ferdinand) is the secondary protagonist and the main male protagonist of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. He is the love interest and later husband of Snow White and is referred to as the Prince as his name is never mentioned in the film. The Prince just appears at the movie start, when he sings with Snow White, and at the end, when he saves the princess of her stepmother's curse.
Prince Charming (also known as Prince Henry) is the deuteragonist of Cinderella and its sequels. Prince Charming has black hair and is the love interest of Cinderella. He is much more interested in her than anyone else. He appears to be a loyal husband, prince and future king. Prince Charming is at first apparently not interested in marrying, but his opinion changes when he meets Cinderella, of whom he doesn't know the name at first. He also apparently can dance, and he has more prominence at the movie sequels.
Prince Philip is the deuteragonist of the film Sleeping Beauty. Prince Phillip has brown hair is the love interest and later husband of Aurora. He is brave, loyal and kind. He was the first prince to have a revealed name and the first to have a prominent role in his movie, as he appears in most of it, and he is the first to have known his romantic partner since she was born.
Prince Eric is the deuteragonist of The Little Mermaid and a secondary protagonist of its sequel and does not appear at all in The Little Mermaid III: Ariel's Beginning as it was a prequel focusing on Ariel's childhood. In the video game, Ariel's Adventure, he does not appear as a character but appears in visions in Ariel's crystal ball. Ariel, when seeing him in the crystal ball, wonders who he is and also says that she would never give up her voice for a man. In The Little Mermaid II, he and Ariel become the first in the Disney Princess franchise to have a child in the movie, Melody. Prince Eric has black hair.
Prince Adam, also known as The Beast, is the male protagonist of Beauty and the Beast. He is the love interest/husband of Belle. He is mostly seen in his Beast form, including in the franchise. He is at first selfish, impatient and unkind, due to being spoiled, which changes to fierce, territorial and lonely to kind, gentle and brave. Prince Adam has auburn hair.
Aladdin, also known as Prince Ali Ababwa, is the titular main protagonist of the films Aladdin, Aladdin II, Aladdin III and the TV series. He is the love interest and later husband of Princess Jasmine. He has black hair and has a pet monkey named Abu and recently acquired a flying rug with no name, but known as Carpet or Rug Man, a retired Genie for a friend and Jafar's old parrot, Iago. He is the only prince who was the protagonist of his movie, seeing he is more important than his romantic couple, the princess Jasmine. He is also the first prince that isn't from the royalty since his birth.
John Smith is the male protagonist of the film Pocahontas. He is the love interest of Pocahontas. He has blonde hair. He was more interested in land than gold until he met Pocahontas and changed his priority to her. After being shot by Ratcliffe, John had to go back to England for medical treatment. He is the first prince of the franchise who isn't a real prince, and the only one who was based on a real person.
Li Shang is the deuteragonist of Mulan, though it is unclear at first, and Mulan II. He is a slight antagonist in Mulan which changes to love interest, and later fiancé and husband to Mulan in Mulan II. He has black hair.
Naveen is the deuteragonist of The Princess and the Frog. He is an annoyance to Tiana until they spend more time together as frogs, and he becomes her love interest and later husband. He is slightly bratty and hugely spoiled until his "froggy" adventure. He has black hair.
Prince (Consort) Eugene Fitzherbert
Eugene Fitzherbert is the deuteragonist of Tangled. He is the love interest of Rapunzel in Tangled and her husband in Tangled Ever After. He went from an orphan to a thief to a prince. For most of his life, he went by Flynn Rider as he liked a similarly named character in his book as a child. In Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure, it is discovered that he was in fact born a prince of the Dark Kingdom and his birth name is Horace. He has brown hair.
Prince Philip (Maleficent - 2014)
Prince Charming (Cinderella - 2015)
The Beast (Beauty and the Beast - 2017)
Aladdin (Aladdin - 2019)
This category includes characters who meet the qualifications for Disney Princes and/or are the counterpart to an unofficial Disney Princess. They also are verified as Disney Heroes.
Taran is the protagonist of The Black Cauldron and the love interest of Princess Eilonwy. He is not a Disney Prince because of the movie's lack of success.
Hercules is the son of Zeus and Hera and the protagonist of Hercules. He is Megara's canon partner. Although he has all standards to be a Disney Prince, he is not, because Megara is not an official Disney Princess.
Tarzan is the titular protagonist of Tarzan, Tarzan II, and Tarzan and Jane. Known as the ape-man, Tarzan was raised by gorillas and meets Jane Porter who teaches him about the world of mankind. Tarzan has all standards to be a Disney Prince, but he is not, because Jane Porter is not an official Disney Princess.
Milois the protagonist of Atlantis. He is the love interest/husband of Kida, which makes him King consort of Atlantis. He is not an official prince due to his film's lack of success.
Robin Hood is the protagonist of Robin Hood. He is the love interest/husband of Maid Marian. He is brave, noble and loyal.
Simba is the protagonist of The Lion King, a major character in The Lion King II, and the tritagonist in The Lion King 1 1/2. As cubs, he and Nala were inseparable friends, but their friendship blossomed into a romance in adulthood, and eventually became mates. He is also the father of Kiara.
Kovu is the male protagonist of The Lion King II. He is the love interest/mate of Kiara, Simba's daughter. He looks like Scar (though they are not related).
Robert is the deuteragonist of Enchanted. He was a serious divorce lawyer in New York until Giselle came. He and Morgan eventually loved Giselle like family, and Robert married her. He is not an official Disney Prince because it would be hard to put him in the parks due to the live-action part of the film.
Prince Rei is the male protagonist in Kilala Princess and love interest of Kilala Reno. Although he is a prince, he is not part of the franchise because of his lack of a film.
Kristoff is the tritagonist in Disney's 2013 film, Frozen. He is the main love interest of Princess Anna; at the end of Frozen II, Kristoff officially proposes to Anna in marriage. He befriends Olaf, Anna, and Queen Elsa. He has a pet reindeer named Sven.
Other Disney Heroes
- Mickey Mouse
- Peter Pan from Peter Pan
- Mowgli from The Jungle Book
- Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Tarzan from Tarzan
- Woody from Toy Story
- Flik from A Bug's Life
- Princess Dot from A Bug's Life
- Ling, Yao and Chien-Po from Mulan
- Jim from Treasure Planet
- Kuzco from The Emperor's New Groove
- Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Kenai from Brother Bear
- Prince Edward from Enchanted
- Even though John Rolfe is Pocahontas's love interest in the direct-to-video sequel, he's not credited as her "official" love interest due to John Smith and Pocahontas's relationship more well-known from the first film.
- Prince Charming, Aladdin and Li Shang are the only three princes to have their speaking and singing voices done by two different people.
- Brave is the only Princess film to not have a prince.