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Disney Princesses: Moana, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Snow White, Mulan, Aurora, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Tiana, Belle, Ariel, Merida and Raya

The Disney Princess franchise is comprised of thirteen Official Princesses and a number of associated heroines. This page lists and classifies official, honorary, and unofficial princesses and heroines.

Official Princesses[]

Each of the following thirteen women has been certified as an "Official Disney Princess." These princesses fall into the requirements listed above. Regardless of any actual title(s) possessed, each official Disney Princess is properly addressed (within the franchise) with the title of "Princess" preceding their name.

Snow White[]

Main article: Snow White

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Snow White, the titular protagonist of the 1937 Disney animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is a character based on the German fairy tale "Schneewittchen." Snow White has the honor of being the first Princess in the first Disney animated feature, paving the way for all subsequent princesses. Adriana Caselotti provides the voice/singing voice for Snow White.

Her true love is the Prince, who is able to wake her from her eternal sleep with love's first kiss. At 14, she is the youngest of the official Disney Princesses.

Cinderella[]

Main article: Cinderella

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Cinderella is the titular protagonist of her eponymous film and two sequels and is the second Disney Princess. She is based on the European fairy tale of the same name, of which several variations exist. It is based on the French version. Ilene Woods provides the voice/singing voice for Cinderella (Original Disney version), Jennifer Hale provides the voice of Cinderella in the sequels, Tami Tappan provides Cinderella's singing voice in Cinderella III.

Cinderella is the first Disney Princess to have siblings (albeit stepsiblings) and is 19 years old. Cinderella is the first Disney Princess who is married into royalty (she marries Prince Charming).

Aurora[]

Main article: Aurora

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Aurora is the titular protagonist of the film Sleeping Beauty, based on the classic fairy tale involving a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment, and a handsome prince. Aurora is sixteen years old. Mary Costa provides the voice/singing voice for Aurora, giving her a British accent. The original story is much darker than the Disney version. It is Italian and involves her falling under a spell after getting a splinter, and the rest is too grim to put on here. Disney based theirs off the French version, which was based on the Italian version.

Aurora has the distinction of being both the Princess with the least amount of screen time and singing more of her lines than speaking them. Aurora has the purest pedigree of any Disney Princess, being the first and only child of a king (King Stefan) and also presumably marries Prince Phillip, the firstborn son, and heir of a king (King Hubert).

Ariel[]

Main article: Ariel

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Ariel is the protagonist of the films The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid II (although the title of the main female protagonist is shared with Melody) and The Little Mermaid III: Ariel's Beginning, as well as The Little Mermaid Television Series, based off of the Danish fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson. Jodi Benson provides both the speaking and singing voices of Ariel in all Disney animated appearances. Ariel is the first Disney Princess to have not been born human and is also the first Disney Princess confirmed to have children as she and Eric have a daughter, Melody, in the sequel. With her film having been released in 1989, she was the first Princess in 30 years, the last one having been Aurora, who's film was released in 1959.

She is sixteen years old in the first film and is presumably in her late twenties in the sequel. Ariel's title of Princess comes from her father, King Triton, a title she shares with her six older sisters. She acquires the title of Princess Consort through her marriage to Prince Eric, though it is unclear whether he is a Prince Regnant (most likely), the son of a King, or both.

Belle[]

Main article: Belle

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Belle is the fifth Disney princess and the female protagonist of the film Beauty and the Beast and its two sequels. Paige O'Hara provides the voice/singing voice of Belle in all three films. Belle is the first Disney Princess to have a confirmed country in the movie (France) while most princesses have hints of their home countries. Belle is seventeen years old and the second Disney Princess to be of common birth. When she marries Prince Adam (a Prince Regnant of his principality), she becomes a Princess Consort.

Jasmine[]

Main article: Jasmine

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Jasmine is the deuteragonist of Aladdin, its two sequels, and the television series. Linda Larkin provides Jasmine's voice in all animated iterations of Aladdin, Lea Salonga provides the singing voice for Jasmine in the original Aladdin, Liz Callaway provides the singing voice for Jasmine in the sequels. Jasmine is the daughter (and only child) of the Sultan of Agrabah, the traditional title styled "Shahzadi Sultana" (Princess).

When she marries Aladdin, a commoner (the son of the self-styled "King of Thieves" notwithstanding), he gains the title, Prince Consort. Upon the death or abdication of her father in favor of Aladdin (as was stated to be the Sultan's wish), Aladdin would become the Sultan of Agrabah and Jasmine would acquire the title of Sultana. She is the first princess to not be the titular character in her film and is the first non-white and the first Middle Eastern/southwest Asian princess.

Pocahontas[]

Main article: Pocahontas

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Pocahontas is the protagonist of the film Pocahontas and its sequel, Pocahontas II, and is the first Disney Princess to have been based (loosely) on a real person, instead of a fairy tale. She is a Powhatan Native American (which makes her the first American Princess), and she is the first Disney Princess to have two "princes" (John Smith and John Rolfe, though only the former is an official Disney Prince). Pocahontas is the second Princess (after Jasmine) to have her singing voice and speaking voice provided by two different voice actresses.

Irene Bedard and Judy Kuhn provide the voice and singing voice of Pocahontas in both movies, respectively. Pocahontas was born as the only child of Chief Powhatan, thus giving her the title of Chieftain's Daughter. Though not royalty, she is accorded the respect of one (i.e. a princess) in the sequel and is officially regarded as a Disney Princess. Her eventual marriage to John Rolfe (a commoner) does not change her status or his.

Mulan[]

Main article: Mulan

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Fa Mulan is the titular protagonist in the Disney film Mulan and its sequel Mulan II. She is the first Disney Princess to be based on a legend and the second not to be based on a fairy tale (Pocahontas). Ming-Na Wen and Lea Salonga provide the voice and singing voice of Mulan in both films, respectively. Mulan is (to date) the only Disney Princess who does not hold the title of Princess in one form or another.

However, she does earn the non-noble title of Imperial Consul. Her eventual marriage to General Li Shang (also non-noble) does not grant her any titles either. Mulan and Shang are the only non-royal Disney couple in the Disney Princess franchise.

Tiana[]

Main article: Tiana

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Tiana is the protagonist in the film The Princess and the Frog. Tiana made history as the first African-American Disney Princess. Anika Noni Rose provides the voice/singing for Tiana. She is the third to be married into her title. Commoner-born, Tiana becomes Princess Consort upon her marriage to Prince Naveen, the eldest son and Heir Apparent of the King of Maldonia. She is the most modern of all princesses due to living in 1920s New Orleans and is only the second American Princess after Pocahontas, and the first African American Princess.

Rapunzel[]

Main article: Rapunzel

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Rapunzel is the protagonist in the film Tangled, the short film Tangled Ever After, and Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure based on the Brothers Grimm story Rapunzel. Like Aurora, she has golden hair, was born into her title, and was removed from her parent's custody as a baby, only to be reunited in her teens. Mandy Moore provides both the speaking and singing voices for Rapunzel. She is one of the stronger-willed Princesses and her preferred weapon is a frying pan. She is the first princess in the line-up to be White in 19 years, the last one having been Belle. As the only child of King Frederic and Queen Arianna of Corona, she eventually marries Eugene "Flynn Rider" Fitzherbert, giving him the title of Prince Consort. Upon the death or abdication of her father, Rapunzel will become Queen Regnant of Corona, while her husband will remain Prince Consort.

Merida[]

Main article: Merida

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Merida is the protagonist of the Disney/Pixar film Brave, making her the first Pixar Princess. She is the first princess since Ariel to have red hair: she has long, curly, red hair and blue eyes. Kelly MacDonald and Julie Fowlis provide the voice and singing voice for Merida. Merida is a Princess by blood; firstborn of King Fergus of DunBroch. Her lack of romantic interest (and lack of any sequels) makes it unlikely that she will rise to rule the kingdom as a Regnant Queen, considering the views of gender equality in the era. Merida is noteworthy for being the first Princess to be a wholly original character, as she is not based on a pre-existing character from a fairytale or folktale.

Moana[]

Main article: Moana

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Moana is the titular protagonist of the Disney film of the same name. The daughter of Motunui's village chief, Moana was chosen by the Ocean to restore the Heart of Te Fiti and save her island from life-killing darkness. The fourth Princess to come from the minds of John Musker and Ron Clements, Moana is one of the few Disney Princesses not to be based on a preexisting character. Rather, her story (save for Maui and his exploits) is almost wholly original. Furthermore, unlike her most recent predecessors, Moana was not inducted with a coronation event. Instead, she was slowly integrated into official Disney Princess merchandise such as books, social media posts, and toy lines following the release of her film, before being added to the franchise's official website as an official member in 2019.

She is the ninth princess overall to be officially inducted into the franchise without a coronation. However, she is the first princess to be lately inducted when the franchise was already in function. She is also the second princess, after Merida, who doesn't have a love interest and the third CGI Princess after Rapunzel and Merida.

Raya[]

Main article: Raya

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Raya is the titular protagonist of the full-length animated feature film Raya and the Last Dragon produced by Walt Disney Pictures. She is the thirteenth official Disney Princess. Raya is a proud Guardian of the Dragon Gem, a title she holds alongside her beloved father Benja, the Chief of the Heart Lands. Her world is turned upside down when the Gem is broken, and her father is turned to stone. Now on a mission to save the world, she’s grown up to be a resilient warrior whose wit is as sharp as her blade.

Raya is the third princess after Moana and Pocahontas to be the daughter of a chief, the third Asian princess after Jasmine and Mulan, and the third to be an original character not based on a pre-existing one, after Merida and Moana.

Honorary Princesses[]

Each of the following women have been associated with the Disney Princess Franchise or seen with the other Princesses. These princesses fall into the requirements listed above but are not official because their movies are too successful, and have their own franchise. Regardless of any actual title(s) possessed, each Honorary Disney Princess is properly addressed (within the franchise) with the title of "Princess" preceding their name.


Elsa[]

Main article: Elsa

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Queen Elsa (also known as The Snow Queen) is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen and protagonist of Frozen II. She is the older sister of Princess (later Queen) Anna and was next in line for Arendelle's throne, until her powers over ice and snow led her to become the famous Snow Queen.

Despite not being an official Disney Princess due to her franchise surpassing theirs, Elsa was present in the Wreck-It Ralph sequel and she is listed as an official princess on the website, along with her sister, Anna. She was also included in the Ultimate Princess Celebration in Disney Parks.

Anna[]

Main article: Anna

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Anna is the protagonist of the movie Frozen and deuteragonist of Frozen II. Unlike her older sister Elsa, Anna is very eccentric, optimistic, energetic, awkward, and far from elegant. She usually acts before she speaks and can be rather impulsive, but holds a lot of innocence to her, nonetheless, she is free-spirited, bent on spending her life outside the castle gates after years of being enclosed within them for the safety of the kingdom due to Elsa's ice powers.

Despite not being an official Disney Princess, Anna was present in Wreck-It Ralph II and she is listed as an official princess on the website, along with her sister, Elsa. She was also included in the Ultimate Princess Celebration in Disney Parks.


Live-Action Princesses[]

The live-action princesses are the original Disney Princesses but in their live-action remake movies. Currently, the line up is Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan and Ariel, with Snow White and Moana joining in the next years.

Princess Aurora (2014)

Aurora[]

Main article: Aurora (2014)

Aurora is the cursed princess from the 2014 live-action remake of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent and its sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. She is a gentle and kind soul that just wants to know more about the world and wants answers to questions she has about her past. She wonders at the world around her and is seen often in the woods inspecting the thorn wall that Maleficent had put up to protect herself from the King Stefan. After the death of her father, she becomes Queen of not only the kingdom but also the fairy kingdom. She also marries Prince Phillip in the 2019 sequel, making her the fourth princess to marry, and is revealed that Aurora is expecting a baby. She is the first princess to be a blood princess. She was played by Elle Fanning.

Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella[]

Main article: Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (Ella) is the orphaned girl that lives with her evil stepmother, Lady Tremaine, in the 2015 live-action remake of the 1950 classic of the same name, Cinderella. She is the second live-action Disney Princess, which matches her animated counterpart as she too was the second official Disney Princess. She falls in love with the Prince, not knowing that he is the prince and when he goes searching for her foot fits the glass slipper and they marry. She is the first live-action princess to have a wedding (as Aurora's was in the sequel movie). She was played by Lily James, who also used her voice to sing, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.

Belle (2017)

Belle[]

Main article: Belle (2017)

Belle is the third princess to join the official live-action Disney Princess line up. She featured in the 2017 remake of the 1992 classic, Beauty and the Beast. She is the first live action princess to have brunette hair and first to sing throughout her movie, although Cinderella sang a short song, and her title song wasn't included in the film but released separately. She falls in love with the Beast, Prince Adam and marries him at the end of the movie, making her the second princess to get married. Emma Watson plays the princess and also provides her singing voice in all of Belle's songs.

Jasmine 2019

Jasmine[]

Main article: Jasmine (2019)

Jasmine is the fourth princess in the lineup and featured in the 2019 remake of the 1992 classic, Aladdin. She is the daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah making her a biological princess, meaning she is the second live-action princess to be a blood princess, after Aurora. She meets Aladdin and they fall in love and marry in the final scenes, making her the third princess to marry after Cinderella and Belle. She was played and sang by Naomi Scott and in this version of the film she gets a new song, Speechless, making it Jasmine's first ever solo song including the original animated Jasmine.

Mulan[]

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Main article: Mulan (2020)

Hua Mulan is the fifth heroine to join the live-action line up when the 2020 remake of the 1998 classic, Mulan. She is the first in the line up to not actually be a princess by birth or by marriage. She signs up to war disguised as a man and saves China. Her act of heroism earns her a space in the live-action Disney Princess line up. She is the first princess to have pure black hair. She was played by Liu Yifei and she also provided her singing voice in the Chinese version of Reflection.

Ariel[]

Ariel 2023

Main article: Ariel (2023)

Ariel is the sixth princess to join the line up when she featured in the 2023 live-action remake of the 1989 classic, The Little Mermaid. She is one of the seven daughters of King Triton of Atlantica and has a more natural shade of red hair compared to her animated counterpart. She is the first live-action princess to be black. She was played by Halle Bailey and she also provided her voice for all of the songs. There were two new songs for Ariel, For the First Time and Part of Your World (Reprise II). She is the first princess to be born non-human and the third to be born a princess. She was also the fifth princess to have a wedding in the movie, where she marries Prince Eric.

Snow White[]

Snow White (2024)

Main article: Snow White (2025)

Snow White will be the seventh princess to join the line up when the movie she features in, Snow White (a live-action remake of the 1937 classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) releases on 21 March 2025. She will be the second in the lineup to have black hair and the fourth to be a blood princess. She will fall in love with a character called Jonathan. She will be played by Rachel Zegler.

Moana[]

Main article: Moana (2025)

Moana will be the eighth live-action Disney Princess. She will likely be very independent and won't have a love interest. The film will be released on June 27, 2025. She will be played by Catherine Laga'aia.

Rapunzel[]

Tiana[]

Unofficial Princesses[]

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Some unofficial princesses

This category includes characters who meet the qualifications for Disney Princess and/or have been included in Disney Princess products and promotions but are not included in the official lineup. These characters may have official affiliations with the Disney Princesses and could join the line-up in the future depending on public interest in them. They also are verified as Disney Heroines.

Former Disney Princesses[]

The following three characters were originally part of the official Disney Princess lineup when it was first launched but were eventually removed.

Tinker Bell[]

Main article: Tinker Bell
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Tinker Bell (also nicknamed Tink) is the tritagonist of Disney's 1953 animated feature film, Peter Pan. She is a cute and sassy little fairy girl, who is the sidekick of the title character and regularly joins him on his exploits throughout the magical isle of Neverland.

Although Tinker Bell was part of the Princess lineup when it launched, she was removed in mid-2004 because of her lead role in the Disney Fairies franchise, which launched in 2005.

Esmeralda[]

Main article: Esmeralda
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Esmeralda is the deuteragonist of Disney's 1996 animated feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Esmeralda was originally an official member of the Disney Princess franchise when it first launched, and a Princess doll was made for her in 2004.

She was also featured in the first volume of Disney Princess stories, Once Upon a Princess. Esmeralda was removed from the official lineup around 2008.

Jane Porter[]

Main article: Jane Porter

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Jane is the deuteragonist of the 1999 Disney animated feature Tarzan and the protagonist of the 2002 feature film Tarzan and Jane. Jane was originally an official member of the Disney Princess franchise starting in the year 2000, and a Princess doll was made for her in 2004.

She has also appeared in several Disney Princess magazines, such as Princess Sparkling Stickers. Jane was officially dropped from the roster around 2005 along with Esmeralda and Tinker Bell, although she disappeared from the media somewhat in 2002.

Almost Disney Princesses[]

The following three characters were almost part of the official Disney Princess line but ended up leaving the franchise before being made official.

Alice[]

Main article: Alice
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Alice is the protagonist of Disney's 1951 animated feature film, Alice in Wonderland. She is a playful and smart little girl, who imagines much more than that.

Alice was almost part of the Disney Princess line, she is one of the renegade princesses who have the most products in the line, so much so that she has been called the "princess of Wonderland" and also, in some merchandise, as the "princess of imagination". Alice appeared in several Magazines, Video Games and even won several dolls from the franchise. However, although she was very popular, Alice was never made official as part of the Disney Princess Franchise, and when new rules for becoming a princess came up, she was totally forgotten because she was still very young.

Megara[]

Main article: Megara
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Megara (also nicknamed Meg) is the tritagonist of Disney's 1997 animated feature film Hercules. She is a sensual and sassy woman and is the prisoner of Hades.

Megara had good participation in the franchise, and that's why many thought that she would join the franchise, but as time went by, she appeared less and less with the princesses. It is not known for sure why she did not enter the franchise, since she follows all the requirements to be a Disney Princess, however, speculation that she did not enter because she is very sensual and because she is not a princess since she does not marry Hercules at the end of the film.

Kida[]

Main article: Kida
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Kida, Princess/Queen of Atlantis is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2001 animated feature film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. She is very good in combat, she is very intelligent and quite fearless.

Kida was created to join the Disney Princess franchise, Disney wanted to introduce a different princess, completely outside the norm. However, when Kida's film was released, it received a lot of criticism mainly because it was not a musical film. This meant that many children were not interested in the film and the princess. Even with the failure of Atlantis, Disney really wanted Kida to join the other princesses in the group, she appeared in products such as Disney Princess books and magazines. In 2004, she even received a porcelain doll from the Disney Princess line, however Disney realized that she didn't stand out much with the other princesses, That's why in 2012 Disney said that the Disney Princesses would receive a redesign, along with the newest member Kida, so that Kida fits in with the other princesses, and so that the other members of the group would become more modern! The design would be launched the following year in 2013. However, even though she created the redesign for Kida, she didn't fit in with the princesses so her new design was discarded. However, Kida's outfit was leaked, and in it we can see that not many things changed, her dress became more low-cut, her face had more delicate features, and her outfit received arabesques (in the image, Kida's dress has no shine, so her dress probably wouldn't shine like Pocahontas's).

Others[]

Royal Toddlers[]

This line features the Disney Princesses reimagined as young children, although Raya is included in the lineup, her child likeness was never introduced, presumably because she is a recent princess. The Unofficial Disney Princesses also participated in the line, but like Raya,

Official Princess[]

Honorary Princess[]

Exclusions[]

Some female protagonists, even those that hold the "princess" title, may not be included in the official line-up for the following reasons:

  • They are not human or humanlike. This includes Nala from The Lion King, or puppets such as Miss Piggy, Janice and, Charlene Sinclair.
  • Their films were a critical or commercial failure. This includes Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron and Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
  • Their films were so successful that it warranted a separate franchise.
    • Tinker Bell has been removed from the franchise because of her lead role in the Disney Fairies franchise.
    • Anna and Elsa were both originally planned to be part of the lineup until Frozen's success spawned its own franchise. However, they have official affiliations with the Disney Princesses and the Frozen franchise is considered one of the largest affiliations on par with the Disney Princess franchise.
    • As much as they wanted to add Elena to the official franchise, she doesn't have her own cinematic movie and was created to have her own series and franchise, Elena of Avalor, and the Elena of Avalor franchise is considered one of the largest affiliations on par with the Disney Princess franchise.
    • Mirabel was already planned to be the protagonist of the franchise itself, Encanto, which is why Mirabel's family is so large.
  • They are foreign creations, including characters from European Disney comics (e.g. Dickie Duck, Neptunia, Eurasia Toft, Will Vandom, and Agent Uma).
  • They are from a Disney television series (e.g. Kim Possible, Star Butterfly from Star vs. the Forces of Evil) thus they do not affiliate with the Disney Princess Franchise.
  • Their inclusion introduced a problem for the other members of the line-up.
    • Tinker Bell was an official Disney princess in 2005 but was removed because she didn't fit in with the rest of the franchise.
    • Esmeralda was an official Disney Princess in 2004 but was removed because she wasn’t selling as well as the others in the franchise.
    • Jane Porter was an official Disney princess in 2000 but was removed because she looked too much like Belle.
  • They are from a company Disney acquired. For instance, despite Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, pre-purchase Fox characters are not recognized as Disney princesses. This also applies to Leia, Gamora, Shuri, Carol and Buttercup at the moment.
  • Giselle at that point was close to being an official Disney Princess, however, the plans to include Giselle in the lineup have quickly dropped because they realized they had to pay royalties to Amy Adams likeness every time she is included in merchandise. Giselle is 33 years old, so she would have been the oldest of the princesses if she was part of the Disney Princess Franchise, she would of also been the first Disney Princess not to be from Walt Disney Animation Canon.
  • They are live action, such as Mary Poppins, Clara Stahlbaum and Giselle.

Products that included them[]

Other Disney characters have guest-starred alongside the twelve above princesses in various Disney Princess products.

  • 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.

Trivia[]

  • Ariel is the only Disney Princess who isn't born a human, but she eventually becomes a human. Because of this, she is often seen in her mermaid tail or wearing a bouffant gown as a human. Merida is unique among the Disney Princesses for not only being from a Pixar film, but also isn't from real-life or literature (as Moana), doesn't have any onscreen singing moment in her film and doesn't have a love interest (the latter also shared with Moana, Raya, and Asha). However, it should be noted that Young MacGuffin was intended to be Merida's Prince during production, before it was ultimately decided she would remain single.
  • Merida and Tiana are the only Princesses to display an actual accent in line with their voice actresses. All other princesses have American accents that are inaccurate to their respective ethnicity, with the exceptions of Mulan, Pocahontas, Moana, Raya, and Asha whose voice actresses have the correct nationalities (Chinese American, Native American, Polynesian, Southeast Asian, and Latin American respectively).
    • Aurora has a British accent, although it was done by an American voice actress.
    • Despite having an American accent, Belle occasionally speaks in French.
  • In the remakes of the movies, the Princesses (Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine) have all been played by British actresses. Elle Fanning, the actress of Aurora, speaks in an English accent throughout "Maleficent", despite being American born. The only remake exception currently is Mulan in the eponymous remake, where she is played by Liu Yifei, who is of Chinese descent.
  • Pocahontas is the first Disney Princess with two love interests with John Smith and John Rolfe. She is the only Disney Princess to not end up with her original prince however and falls in love with John Rolfe (who she married in real life) in the sequel. Despite that, she's commonly marketed with John Smith.
  • Each Princess has an animal/non-human best friend:
    • Snow White - Seven Dwarfs
    • Cinderella - Jaq and Gus
    • Aurora - Flora, Fauna, and Merrywether
    • Ariel - Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle
    • Belle - Phillippe, Lumiere, and Cogsworth
    • Jasmine - Rajah
    • Pocahontas - Meeko and Flit
    • Mulan - Mushu, Cri-Kee, and Khan
    • Tiana - Ray and Louis
    • Rapunzel - Pascal
    • Merida - Angus
    • Moana - Pua and Hei Hei
    • Raya- Tuk Tuk and Sisu
    • Asha - Valentino and Star
  • Each Princess is represented by one or more objects:
    • Snow White – red apple
    • Cinderella – glass slipper, pumpkin
    • Aurora – golden tiara, spindle, spinning wheel, pink rose
    • Ariel – dinglehopper, seashell, trident
    • Belle – book, red rose, mirror
    • Jasmine – the magic lamp, flying carpet
    • Pocahontas – her mother's necklace, feather, compass
    • Mulan – peach blossom, oil-paper umbrella, fan, sword
    • Tiana – lily pad flower, gumbo pot
    • Rapunzel – sun insignia, lantern, paintbrush, the golden flower
    • Merida – bow/arrow, will o' the wisp, bear pendant
    • Moana - Heart of Te Fiti, seashell, necklace, oar
    • Raya- Sisu's Necklace, Dragon Gem, Raya's sword
    • Asha- Wishing Star
  • Each princess has her own song "I Want". Only Raya's is not shown in her film, and Merida and Raya's songs are not sung:
  • On the Official Disney Princess website, each princess is represented by a quality, with the inclusion of Anna, Elsa, Elena and Mirabel.
    • Snow White - "Hopeful Princess"
    • Cinderella - "Stay True"
    • Aurora - "Taught us to Dream"
    • Ariel - "Free Spirited"
    • Belle - "Independent Beauty"
    • Jasmine - "Strong Leader"
    • Pocahontas - "Spirited Adventurer"
    • Mulan - "Tough & Fearless"
    • Tiana - "Driven Princess"
    • Rapunzel - "Never Stop Dreaming"
    • Merida - "Always Brave"
    • Anna - "Loving Optimist"
    • Elsa - "Natural Leader"
    • Elena - "A true Leader"
    • Moana - "Know Who You Are"
    • Raya - "The Resilient Warrior"
    • Mirabel - "The Real Miracle"
  • Mulan and Tiana are the only Princesses to kill the main antagonist in their films. Mulan has actually killed more people than any other Walt Disney character, having buried an entire Hun army in a snow avalanche from which few escaped and survived.
    • Moana and Raya are the only princesses to redeem their primary antagonist: before transforming as Te Kā, Te Fiti was a source of goodness to the islands, until Maui stole her heart, which ultimately caused her to become a destructive entity. She is also the only princess so far to encounter two antagonists in one film, and the only one to encounter both a male and female antagonist in one film.
  • The first eight Princesses were once represented as elements on a periodic table at a candy store at Disney Springs in Orlando, FL.
    • Snow White: S - sulfur
    • Cinderella: C - carbon
    • Aurora: Au - gold
    • Ariel: Ai - fictional
    • Belle: B - boron
    • Jasmine: J - jodium, the former name of iodine
    • Pocahontas: P - phosphorus
    • Mulan: Ml - fictional
  • Rapunzel was the first princess in the franchise to be computer-animated, rather than traditionally hand-drawn. However, she (as well as the other computer-animated Princesses, Merida, Moana, and Raya) has hand-drawn redesigns when appearing with the other Princesses in merchandise or pictures.
  • Asha is the first, and so far, only princess in the franchise to be animated with 2D and 3D mixed animation, rather than traditionally hand-drawn or fully computer animated.
  • Pocahontas, Mulan, Merida, Moana, Raya, and Asha are currently the only Princesses to not originate from the traditional 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; Elsa and Anna from "The Snow Queen").
  • 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.
  • Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, and Raya are the only Princesses to have the title of their film change during production. Tiana's was originally The Frog Princess, Rapunzel's was simply Rapunzel, Merida's was The Bear and the Bow, and Raya's was The Dragon Blade.
  • The first six Princesses have home releases in the form of "Disney Vault" limited time only editions.
  • There are seven White princesses: Snow White and Rapunzel (German); Cinderella, Aurora, and Belle (French); Ariel (Danish); and Merida (Scottish). The nine non-white Disney Princesses are Jasmine (Arabian), Pocahontas (English and Powhatan), Mulan (Chinese), Tiana (African-American), Moana (Polynesian), Raya (Southeast Asian), and Asha (Afro-Latina).
    • Tiana is the only princess to have her ethnicity changed from the original story; in the Frog Prince fairy tale, the princess was German.
      • Ariel is African American (it is unknown if she's still Danish) in the remake.
      • Even though Snow White will be half-Latina in the upcoming remake, she'll still be partially German.
  • Tiana is the first Disney Princess to have a public coronation as all of the Princesses up to Mulan were already in the line-up when the franchise first launched in the early 2000s.
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the only film in the franchise which won an honorary Oscar. Brave won an Oscar as Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas won two Oscars (Best Soundtrack, Best Original Song). Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Moana, and Raya and the Last Dragon were just nominated for an award.
  • Merida, Mulan, and Raya are the only Princesses to wield a real weapon in her merchandising form. Rapunzel's frying pan is also shown in merchandise but doesn't count as a 'real' weapon. Mulan and Raya wielded a sword and Merida wields a bow & arrow.
  • Cinderella, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Moana, and Raya are shown as children in their original films. Ariel is shown as a child in her prequel movie, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning.
  • Out of the fourteen Princesses in the line-up, six of them were seen getting married on screen: Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan, Tiana, and Rapunzel. Cinderella, Ariel, and Tiana all got married in their primary films. Mulan marries Li Shang in the sequel Mulan II after nearly marrying the prince of a neighboring kingdom for political reasons, Jasmine marries Aladdin in the sequel Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Rapunzel marries Eugene (Flynn Rider) in the short Tangled Ever After.
  • 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.
  • Out of all fourteen Princesses, Snow White and Cinderella are the only orphaned Princesses. Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Raya are the only ones who have only their fathers alive, and Tiana is the only one who has only her mother alive and the first to have only her father die. Aurora, Mulan, Rapunzel, Merida, and Moana all have both parents alive. It is unknown if Asha's father will appear in Wish.
    • Interestingly, out of the eight princesses with at least one dead biological parent, the only princesses with a stepparent are those who are orphaned — none of the single parents of princesses remarried without dying themselves.
    • However, both of Aurora’s parents die in Maleficent, thus making her the only Disney princess to have both of her parents alive in the original animated film but deceased in the remake (due to her father, King Stefan, being changed into a villain, also making her the second Disney Princess to have a biological relative as a villain. However, Ursula is also Ariel's aunt).
  • Ariel and Merida are the only princesses with biological siblings. Cinderella has 2 stepsiblings. Mulan has a sister in the remake.
  • Although a lot of the Princesses have had a damsel-in-distress or abuse moments, Ariel is the first Disney Princess to be in more of an obvious heroine role — saving Eric from drowning.
    • Cinderella is also the first "reactive" princess to transition into a more "proactive" one, as evidently presented in her third film as well as the live-action version of her original film, although she does perform heroic deeds like saving the mice from Lucifer and saving herself with her intelligence in the original film.
  • Fa Mulan is the only Disney Princesses to have a known last name.
    • Moana's proposed surname, Waikiki, was present in an early draft but her film's screenwriter stated it may no longer apply.
    • It has been theorized that "Tremaine" is Cinderella's possible surname, but it hasn't been confirmed.
  • Aurora and Mulan are the only Disney Princesses to go by aliases (Aurora as "Briar Rose" and Mulan as "Ping"). Although in Aurora's case, she thought Briar Rose was her real name until she was informed of her true identity. In earlier concepts of Raya and The Last Dragon, Raya went by the alias, "Dragon Blade".

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