10 Most Popular Disney Princesses

Most Popular Disney Princesses!!!

Ninety-three years and counting, Disney has played a significant role in entertaining our childhood.

Be it watching Cinderella get over her evil stepmothers or Alladin’s magical carpet, Disney never ceased to fascinate us as children and even as adults.

The captivating visuals and picture work put us into the fantasy world, and even if it is just for a while, we forget all our worries.

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Disney Logo (source: Wikimedia)

The first Disney princess picturized by Walt Disney was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, released in 1937.

The movie was one of the very first phases of the animated film industry and shocked many viewers.

Since then, many other Disney movies have been released and have been adapted into real-life adaptations and many other versions.

However, which is the most popular of them all?

Keep reading to find out!

Quick Overview

No.  Name  Movie 
1.  Cinderella  Cinderella
2.  Snow White  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
3.  Jasmine  Aladin
4.  Ariel  The Little Mermaid
5.  Moana  Moana
6.  Mulan  Mulan
7.  Elsa  Frozen
8.  Belle  Beauty and the Beast
9.  Rapunzel  Tangled
10.  Tiana  The princess and the Frog

The following information has been gathered from trusted sources such as Wikipedia, and Disney.

10. Tiana

Movie: The Princess and the Frog

Release date: 2009

Creators: Ron Clemens, John Musker

Animator: Mark Henn

Nationality: African American

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A Still From “The Princess and the Frog” (source: Pinterest)

Tiana is the character of the 49th animated feature film Princess and the Frog of Walt Disney Pictures.

The film was created by Ron Clements and John Musker

The movie tells the story of a hardworking waitress named Tiana who dreams to start her private restaurant.

However, her progress of starting a restaurant halts as she transforms into a frog after kissing a prince who’s been turned into one by an evil witch doctor.

Now they prince Naveen and Tiana embark on an adventure to turn back to humans before it’s too late.

She is known for being Disney’s first African American princess. Anika Noni Rose did the voice-over for the character.

9. Rapunzel

Movie: Tangled

Release date: November 2010

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Running Time: 100 minutes

Nationality: American

Rapunzel
Rapunzel (Source: Pixabay)

The film is based on the German fairy tale “Rapunzel” published by Brothers Grimm. The film was released as the 50th Disney animated feature film.

The story begins with a birth of a child. She is a princess and is blessed with magical healing powers in her hair. The King and Queen are not aware of the power, but a witch is. She abducts the baby girl and hides her in a tower.

Later, thief Flynn Rider steals Rapunzel’s supposed crown from the palace, abandons his mates, the Stabbington Brothers, and takes a haven withinside the tower.

Rapunzel knocks him out and hides him in a closet. She considers exposing him to Gothel. Later, she and the thief escape from the tower and go out on an adventure.

The film went on, earning $594 million at the worldwide box office.

8. Belle

Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Released Date: 1991

Creator: Linda Woolverton

Nationality: French

Belle
Princes Belle (Source: Pinterest)

Belle is a character in the 1991 Walt Disney Pictures’ 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast.

Belle is the daughter of an inventor who desires to abandon her predictable village life in return for adventure.

When her father, Maurice, is imprisoned by a beast, Belle offers him her own freedom in exchange for her father’s and ultimately learns to love the Beast despite his unsightly outward appearance.

The creator, Woolverton, wanted Belle to be a unique Disney character and also a feminist.

Moreover, Belle was widely appreciated by film critics who acknowledged her bravery, independence, and intelligence.

She is the fifth Disney princess and was ranked among the best.

Furthermore, the character was voiced by Paige O’Hara and is based on Beauty from Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve’s fairy tale.

Her love of reading, however, was inspired by Jo March from the film Little Women.

7. Elsa

Movie: Frozen

Released Date: 2013

Creators: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Nationality: Kingdom of Arendelle

Title: Queen of Arndelle, Protector of the enchanted forest

Frozen is the 53rd Disney animated feature film.

The film portrays a princess who sets off on a journey alongside an iceman, his reindeer, and a snowman to find her sister, whose icy powers have accidentally trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.

The film grossed $1.280 billion at the worldwide box office collection, making it one of the highest-grossing films of all time.

Queen Elsa is voiced by Idina Menzel.

Moreover, the character was inspired by The Snow Queen from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

It also bagged Academy Awards for Best Original Song and  Best Animated Feature, Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and two Grammy Awards.

6. Mulan

Release Date: 1998 

Running Time: 87 minutes

Directors: Barry Cook

Nationality: Xianbei

Occupation: Cavalry Soldier

Most Popular Disney Princesses Mulan
Mulan (Source: Pinterest)

The film was released as the 36th Disney animated feature film in 1998.

The plot takes place in China during the Han dynasty, where Fa Mulan, daughter of aged warrior Fa Zhou, impersonates a man to take her father’s place during a general appointment to counter a Hun invasion.

It is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan.

Ming-Na Wen voiced Mulan. The film grossed $22.8 million on its opening weekend.

This film became the concern of remark from feminist critics additionally.

5. Moana

Release Date: 2016

Running Time: 107 minutes

Country: United States

Directors: Ron Clemens, John Musker

Most Popular Disney Princesses Moana
Moana (Source: Pixabay)

Moana is the 56th Disney animated feature film released in 2016.

The film is about Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti.

When a blight strikes on her island, Moana sails in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the relic to Te Fiti and saving her people.

The plot is original but is inspired by Polynesian myths.

Furthermore, the character is voiced by Auili’i Cravalho, and Dwayne Johnson voiced her companion Maui. The film made $50 million in just five days!

4. Ariel

Release Date: 1989

Running Time: 83 minutes

Country: Denmark

Directors: Ron Clemens, John Musker

Nationality: Atlantic

Ariel
Princes Ariel (Source: Pinterest)

Princess Ariel is a character in Walt Disney Picture’s 28th animated feature film, The Little Mermaid, released in 1989.

Ariel is the 7th daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena of an underwater kingdom of merfolk called Atlantica.

She is rebellious and longs to be a part of the human world. She marries Prince Eric, whom she rescued from a shipwreck, and together they have a daughter, Melody.

Moreover, the character is voiced by Jodi Benson in official animated appearances. Ariel is the first nonhuman Disney princess and the fourth in the Disney Princess lineup.

However, the movie has been criticized for suggesting that women have to sacrifice who they are to be happy.

3. Jasmine

Release Date: 1992

Running Time: 128 minutes

Country: Agrabah

Directors: Ron Clemens, John Musker, Tad Stones, Alan Zaslove

Nationality: Arabah

Most Popular Disney Princesses Jasmine
Jasmine (Source: Pinterest)

Princess Jasmine is a character in Walt Disney Picture’s 31st animated feature film, Aladdin, released in 1992.

Jasmine is the daughter of the Sultan, who has grown weary of her life of palace confinement.

Despite an age-old law that the princess must marry a prince in time for her upcoming birthday, Jasmine is instead dedicated to marrying someone she loves for who he is as opposed to what he owns.

Additionally, the character is voiced by Linda Larkin and Lea Salonga.

Jasmine was inspired by the Middle Eastern Folk Tale collection “One Thousand and One Nights.”

Moreover, she was Disney’s first princess of color, inspiring the studio to become more ethnically diverse.

2. Snow White

Release Date: 1937

Running Time: 93 minutes

Country: Germany

Directors: David Hand, William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen

Nationality: German

Most Popular Disney Princesses Snow White
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Source: Flickr)

Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, the depraved Queen orders the killing of her harmless stepdaughter.

However, she later discovers that Snow White remains alive and hiding in a cottage with seven charming little miners.

Disguising herself, the Queen creates a poisoned apple that will put whoever eats it into the “Sleeping Death.”

The Queen learns that the curse can be broken by “love’s first kiss,” but is certain Snow White will be buried alive before this can happen.

Moreover, it is the first full-length traditionally animated feature film and the first Disney animated feature film.

During its initial release, the film earned $8 million! Producer Walt Disney was awarded an honorary Oscar for the film.

Furthermore, Adriana Caselotti voiced the princess. Snow White is based on the 1982 German fairy tale the Brothers Grimm.

1. Cinderella

Release Date: 1950

Running Time: 75 minutes

Country: France

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson

Nationality: French

Most Popular Disney Princesses cinderella
Cinderella (source: sfwallpaper)

With a depraved stepmother and jealous stepsisters who hold her enslaved and in rags, Cinderella stands no risk of attending the royal ball.

When her fairy godmother shows up and magically transforms her experience right into a dream come true.

Cinderella enchants the good-looking prince charming on the ball, however, ought to face the wrath of her enraged stepmother and sisters whilst the spell wears off at midnight.

Moreover, the film was inspired by the fairy tale of Cinderella by Charles Perrault.

It is narrated by Betty Lou Gerson, and Cinderella is voiced by Ilene Woods. Also, the film grossed $263.6 million at the box office!

Furthermore, eleven adaptations of Cinderella have been made, which were premiered worldwide with a huge success.

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