Disney Princess List With Films, Songs, Trivia, Coloring, Memes, and Quotes

The Disney Princess movies collection is embodied by 12 official Disney princesses that many of us are familiar with from our childhood. The list has grown over time, and now millions have access to the Princess Line box office hits at the touch of a button on Disney Plus

Enjoy our list of Disney Princesses with fun facts about their story, background, age, love interest, videos, photos, songs, memes, quotes, games, trivia, and more! 

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Disney History

Every princess has a story, and The Walt Disney Company put Andy Mooney in charge of uniting Disney princesses from hit Disney movie animation films into the Princess Line.

Andy combined heroines from various Disney animation franchises and one from the acquired Pixar animation company. Merida, from the Disney Pixar film Brave, joins the group as the only Pixar princess. 

Inspiration struck Andy in the spring of 2000 after attending a Disney on Ice performance. What stood out more than the ice skating spectacle was the fan’s love of their favorite Disney princesses.

Disney On Ice Show for Kids

Many of the girls in attendance were dressed up in their favorite homemade princess costumes, and this is the switch that led to Andy’s light bulb moment and put into motion the Disney Princess films movement. 

The original Disney princesses included Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, and Tinkerbell. After a quick pivot from this official Disney princess list, Tinkerbell was removed to embark on her journey headlining the Disney Faries franchise.

With an empty roster spot to fill, Disney quickly diversified their princess list by adding Tiana on March 14, 2010. Later Rapunzel was added as the tenth member on October 2, 2011. 

Moana and Maui Disney on Ice

Disney officially broke the mold on May 11, 2013, by adding a Pixar princess, Merida, from the animated movie Brave as the eleventh Disney Princess. 

Most recently, Moana was added as the twelfth Disney Princess in 2019. There was no public announcement for Moana’s addition; however, she was still branded and merchandised as a Disney princess.

Disney Princess List 2021

Here is the official Disney Princess lineup in sequential order of film release date, according to Disney. Their ages and love interest are also listed. Some are in love with a Prince and two love thieves. In comparison, the two newest princess additions are focused on discovering their purpose rather than finding romance. 

Official Disney Princess Line Up
  1. Snow White – age 14 ❤️ Prince Florian, Prince Ferdinand
  2. Cinderella – age 19 ❤️ Prince Charming
  3. Aurora – age 16 ❤️ Prince Phillip
  4. Ariel – age 16 ❤️ Prince Eric
  5. Belle – age 17 ❤️ Beast (Prince Adam)
  6. Jasmine – age 15 ❤️ Aladdin
  7. Pocahontas – age 18 ❤️ John Smith 
  8. Mulan – age 16 ❤️ Li Shang 
  9. Tiana – age 19 ❤️ Naveen
  10. Rapunzel – age 18 ❤️ Flynn Rider (Eugene Fitzherbert)
  11. Merida – age 16 ❤️ Discovering her purpose
  12. Moana – age 16 ❤️ Discovering her purpose

Some of the Princesses are Kings and Queen’s daughters, such as Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Jasmin, Rapunzel, and Merida. Others are tribal Chief daughters that include Pocahontas and Moana. Cinderella, Belle, and Tiana all married a prince and were bestowed their royal status. 

Mulan is the only Disney princess from a humble married couple that is not considered royalty. She remains unmarried until the sequel film Mulan II that Disneytoon Studios created.

Disney Princess List

Unofficial Disney Princess

There are many names that most Disney fans would expect to see on Disney’s lineup of princesses that are not included, like Frozen’s Anna and Queen Elsa, Esmerelda, Maid Marian, Nala, or Jane Porter. 

Even though some popular fictional characters are not included in the Princess Line of 12, Disney may include them later. Several characters meet some of the guidelines that it appears Disney is looking for to include them in the official list.

Anna and Elsa
  1. Elsa – Frozen, Frozen II
  2. Anna – Frozen, Frozen II
  3. Maid Marian – Robin Hood
  4. Anastasia – Anastasia
  5. Nala – The Lion King, The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata
  6. Kiara – The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride
  7. Megara – Hercules 
  8. Atta – A Bug’s Life
  9. Dot – A Bug’s Life
  10. Charlotte La Bouff – The Princess and the Frog
  11. Eilonwy – The Black Cauldron
  12. Jane Porter – Tarzan
  13. Melody – The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
  14. Aquata – The Little Mermaid
  15. Andrina – The Little Mermaid
  16. Arista – The Little Mermaid
  17. Attina – The Little Mermaid
  18. Adella – The Little Mermaid
  19. Alana – The Little Mermaid
  20. Kida – Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  21. Ting-Ting – Mulan II
  22. Su – Mulan II
  23. Mei – Mulan II
  24. Giselle – Enchanted
  25. Nancy Tremaine – Enchanted
  26. Vanellope Von Schweetz – Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet
  27. Faline – Bambi, Bambi II
  28. Alice – Alice In Wonderland
  29. Tinker Bell – Peter Pan, Peter Pan II: Return to Neverland, Tinker Bell series (5 films)
  30. Wendy Darling – Peter Pan, Peter Pan II: Return to Neverland
  31. Tiger Lily – Peter Pan
  32. Esmerelda – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  33. Jane Darling – Peter Pan II: Return to Neverland
  34. Raya – Raya and the Last Dragon

Snow White

Snow White is the first Disney Princess. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first full-length animated feature film ever made and one of Walt Disney’s most successful films. 

Her character is based on the German fairy tale, Schneewittchen. The voice actor Adriana Caselotti also provides the singing voice for Snow White. 

Snow Whites can communicate with wildlife and becomes close friends with the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White loves the Prince, and only true love’s kiss will be able to wake her from a timeless sleep. 

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Snow White Songs

🎵 Wishing 

🎵 With a Smile and a Song 

🎵 Whistle While You Work 

🎵 Someday My Prince Will Come 

Snow White Quotes

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Snow White

“I know, we’ll clean the house and surprise them. Then maybe they’ll let me stay.”

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Snow White

“March straight outside and wash, or you’ll not get a bite to eat! Well, aren’t you going to wash?” – Snow White

Snow White Memes

Snow White Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Snow White Trivia

  • Snow White was 1 of 3 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Marc Davis.
  • Snow White is 1 of 7 caucasian princesses. 
  • Snow White is 1 of 2 orphaned princesses.
  • The animation in the film Snow White was based on the movements of dancer Marge Champion.
  • Opening scenes of Snow White’s mother were cut to please the censor. 

Cinderella

Cinderella is the second Disney princess, and her film is based on a French fairy tale called Cinderella by Charles Perrault. Two mice Jaq and Gus, become good friends with Cinderella and help her get to the Royal Ball. The film was so successful that Disney made two animated sequels and a live-action remake of the original. 

Ilene Woods plays Cinderella’s speaking voice and singing voice in the original. In the sequels, the voice actress changed to Jennifer Hale, and Tami Tappin sings as Cinderella in the animated movie Cinderella III: A Twist In Time. 

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Cinderella Songs

🎵 A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

🎵 A Message From His Majesty

🎵 So This Is Love

🎵 Dancing on a Cloud

🎵 Perfectly Perfect

🎵 More Than a Dream

Cinderella Quotes

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Cinderella

“A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. In dreams, you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”

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Cinderella

“Oh, that clock! Old killjoy. I hear you. “Come on, get up,” you say, “Time to start another day.” Even he orders me around. Well, there’s one thing. They can’t order me to stop dreaming.”

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Cinderella

“Oh, well. What’s a royal ball? After all, I suppose it would be frightfully dull, and-and-and boring, and-and completely…completely wonderful.”

Cinderella Memes

Cinderella Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Cinderella Trivia

  • Cinderella was 1 of 3 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Marc Davis.
  • Cinderella is 1 of 7 caucasian princesses. 
  • Cinderella is 1 of 2 orphaned princesses.
  • The animation of Cinderella’s torn dress to the one she wore at the royal ball is Walt Disney’s favorite animation piece.
  • Cinderella loses a shoe on three different occasions in the film. First, when she delivers the breakfast trays. Second, when she is running away from the ball. Third, on her wedding day, while running down the steps. 

Aurora

Princess Aurora is the star in Sleeping Beauty. The film is based on a French and Italian fairy tale that is much darker than the Disney version. 

Mary Costa is the speaking and singing voice of Aurora with a British accent. Aurora is the only child of King Stefan and likely marries Prince Phillip. 

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Aurora Songs

🎵 Main Title / Once Upon A Dream

🎵 Do You Hear That / I Wonder

🎵 An Unusual Place / Once Upon A Dream

Aurora Quotes

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Aurora

“Well, I’m really not supposed to speak to strangers, but we’ve met before.”

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Aurora

“Where is everybody? Oh!

Surprise! Surprise! Happy Birthday!” – Fairy God Mothers

Oh, you darlings! This is the happiest day of my life! Everything’s so wonderful!”

Aurora Memes

Aurora Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Aurora Trivia

  • Aurora sings more of her lines than speaks them. 
  • Aurora has the least amount of screen time of her 12 Disney princess friends. 
  • Aurora was 1 of 3 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Marc Davis.
  • Aurora is 1 of 7 caucasian princesses. 
  • Aurora is the only blonde princess (Cinderella is considered a strawberry-blonde). 

Ariel

Ariel is the only underwater princess, and the film is based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson. She is also the only princess not to be born human, although sometime later, she and Eric are the first royal couple to have a child. 

Ariel has three close friends, Flounder, a yellow and bluefish, Sebastian, a lobster, and Scuttle, a seagull, joining her in her adventures and helping look out for her. Jodi Benson is the speaking voice and also the singing voice of Ariel in all three films. 

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Ariel Songs

🎵 Part of Your World

🎵 Poor Unfortunate Souls

🎵 Down to the Sea

🎵 For a Moment

🎵 Here on the Land and Sea

🎵 Jump in the Line

🎵 I Remember

Ariel Quotes

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Ariel

“If only I could make him understand. I just don’t see things the way he does. I just don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.”

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Ariel

“I’ve never seen a human this close before. Oh, he’s very handsome, isn’t he?

I don’t know; he looks kind of hairy and slobbery to me.” – Scuttle

No, not that one. The one playing the snarfblatt.”

Ariel Memes

Ariel Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Ariel Trivia

  • Ariel was 1 of 3 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Glen Keane.
  • Ariel is 1 of 7 caucasian princesses. 
  • Ariel is the first Disney heroine; she saves Eric from drowning. 

Belle

Belle is the star in Beauty and the Beast, based on a French fairy tale and the first Disney princess movie to confirm its geographic location in France. Belle befriends Lumiere, a candelabrum, Cogsworth a clock, and Chip, a small china cup, who help her navigate her mysterious surroundings when the house comes to life.

Paige O’Hara performs the speaking and singing voice of Belle in Beauty of the Beast and both sequels.

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Belle Songs

🎵 Belle (Oscar nominee).

🎵 Something There

🎵 The Mob Song

🎵 Stories

🎵 As Long As There’s Christmas

🎵 A Cut Above The Rest

🎵 We Wish You A Merry Christmas

🎵 Do You Hear What I Hear

🎵 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel / Joy To The World

🎵 O Christmas Tree

🎵 The First Noel

🎵 What Child Is This

🎵 The Twelve Days of Christmas

🎵 Silent Night

🎵 Listen With Our Hearts

🎵 A Little Thought

Belle Quotes

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Belle

“How can you read this? There’s no pictures!” – Gaston

Well, some people use their imagination.”

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Belle

“This castle is your home now, so you can go anywhere you like, except the West Wing.” – Beast

What’s in the West?”

“It’s forbidden!” – Beast

Belle Memes

Belle Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Belle Trivia

  • Belle occasionally speaks in French.
  • Belle was 1 of 4 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Mark Henn.
  • Belle is 1 of 7 caucasian princesses. 
  • There are only five minutes in Beauty and the Beast without music.
  • Belle is the only person in her town that wears blue. 

Jasmine

Jasmine is the Sultan’s daughter in Agrabah. She has a pet tiger named Rajah, and her father is trying his best arranging a marriage for her. She ends up finding love on her own in an unlikely place. 

Linda Larkin is a speaking voice for Jasmin in the movie Aladdin and the sequels. However, Lea Solanga is Jasmin’s singing voice in Aladdin, and Liz Callaway was her singing voice in the sequels. 

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Jasmine Songs

🎵 A Whole New World (OscarGolden Globe – Best Original Song)

🎵 Nothing in the World Quite Like a Friend

🎵 Forget About Love

🎵 Out of Thin Air

Jasmine Quotes

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Jasmine

“Wow. The palace looks pretty amazing, huh?” – Aladdin

Oh… It’s wonderful.”

I wonder what it’d be like to live there and have servants and valets.” – Aladdin

Oh, sure. People who tell you where to go and how to dress.

That’s better than here. You’re always scraping for food and ducking the guards.” – Aladdin

You’re not free to make your own choices.”

Sometimes you feel so…” – Aladdin

“You’re just…”

“…trapped.” – Jasmine & Aladdin

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Jasmine

“Princess Jasmine, you’re very…” – Aladdin

Wonderful! Magnificent! Glorious! Punctual!” – Genie

Punctual!” – Aladdin

Punctual?

Sorry.” – Genie

Uh, beautiful!” – Aladdin

Nice recovery.” – Genie

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Jasmine

“Goodnight, my handsome Prince.”

Sleep well, princess.” – Aladdin

Jasmine Memes

Jasmine Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Jasmine Trivia

  • Jasmine is the first non-white princess and also the first Middle Eastern princess.
  • Jasmine was 1 of 4 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Mark Henn.
  • Jasmine gets married in the third film, Aladdin and the King of Thieves. 
  • Jasmine is the only princess to kiss a villain, which was a distraction to save Aladdin.  

Pocahontas

Pocahontas is the first Disney princess based on a real person rather than a foreign fairy tale. Pocahontas is a Powhatan Native American, and her father is the Chief. She is friends with a raccoon Meeko and a hummingbird, Flit. 

Similar to Jasmine, Pocahontas’ speaking voice and singing voice are by two different actresses. Irene Bedard is her speaking voice, and Judy Kuhn is her singing voice in both Pocahontas’ films. 

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Pocahontas Songs

🎵 Just Around the Riverbend

🎵 Colors of the Wind (Oscar, Golden Globe – Best Original Song)

🎵 Savages (Part 2)

🎵 Where Do I Go From Here

🎵 What a Day in London

🎵 Between Two Worlds

Pocahontas Quotes

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Pocahontas

“No! If you kill him, you’ll have to kill me, too.”

“Daughter, stand back.” – Powhatan

I won’t! I love him, Father. Look around you. This is where the path of hatred has brought us. This is the path I choose, Father. What will yours be?”

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Pocahontas

“Pocahontas, that tree is talking to me.” – John Smith

Then you should talk back.”

Don’t be frightened, young man. My bark is worse than my bite.” – Grandmother Willow

Pocahontas Memes

Pocahontas Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Pocahontas Trivia

  • Pocahontas has two love interests and is the first Disney princess that has to balance this concern. 
  • Pocahontas was 1 of 3 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Glen Keane.
  • Pocahontas is 1 of 5 non-white Disney princesses. 
  • The film was released on the birthday anniversary of the real Pocahontas. 

Mulan

Mulan is the second princess not based on a fairy tale. Mulan is based on Hua Mulan’s legend, who replaced her father in military service to the Emperor. Mulan’s close friends, a dragon named Mushu, and Cri-Cee, the cricket travel with Mulan throughout her adventures to guide and protect her.

Ming-Na Wen is Mulan’s speaking voice, and Lea Salonga is her singing voice in both films. 

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Mulan Songs

🎵 Honor to Us All

🎵 Reflection (Golden Globe nominee).

🎵 A Girl Worth Fighting For

🎵 Lesson Number One

Mulan Quotes

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Mulan

You’re, um…”

Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?” – Mushu

“Tiny.”

Of course. I’m travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright.” – Mushu

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Mulan

“Father. I brought you the sword of Shan-Yu, and the crest of the Emperor. They’re gifts, to honor the Fa family.”

The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.” – Fa Zhou

Mulan Memes

Mulan Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Mulan Trivia

  • Mulan is 1 of 2 princesses that kills her adversary.
  • Pocahontas is 1 of 5 non-white Disney princesses. 
  • Mulan is 1 of 2 princesses that handle a real weapon. 
  • Fa Mulan is the only Disney Princess with a known last name. 
  • Mulan is 1 of 2 princesses that wears pants. 
  • Mulan was 1 of 4 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Mark Henn.

Tiana

Tiana is best known for becoming the first African American Disney Princess. She resides in New Orleans and is also the first American. Her best friend Charlotte La Bouff (Lottie) unknowingly helps Tiana discover true love. 

Anika Noni Rose performs Tiana’s speaking voice and singing voices. 

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Tiana Songs

🎵 Down in New Orleans (Oscar nominee)

🎵 Almost There (Oscar nominee)

🎵 When We’re Human

🎵 Dig a Little Deeper

Tiana Quotes

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Tiana

“There is no way I’m kissing a frog and eating a bug in the same day.”

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Tiana

“The evening star is shinin’ bright. So make a wish and hold on tight. There’s magic in the air tonight, and anything can happen.”

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Tiana

“Grab somebody, come on down! Bring your paintbrush; we’re painting the town! There’s some sweetness going around.”

Tiana Memes

Tiana Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Tiana Trivia

  • Tiana is from the most recent period, New Orleans 1920. 
  • Tiana is 1 of 5 Disney princesses that get married on-screen. 
  • Tiana was 1 of 4 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Mark Henn.
  • Tiana is 1 of 5 non-white Disney princesses and the first African American. 
  • Louis, the alligator, is named after the talented jazz musician Louis Armstrong. 

Rapunzel

Rapunzel is an only child that lives in a tall tower based on the story by the Brothers Grimm. Although she doesn’t know many people outside her tiny world, she is best friends with a chameleon, Pascal. 

She is known for her long golden hair, and Mandy Moore performs both her speaking voice and singing voice. 

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Rapunzel Songs

🎵 When Will My Life Begin? 

🎵 I’ve Got a Dream

🎵 I See the Light (OscarGolden Globe nominee)

🎵 Healing Incantation

🎵 The Tear Heals

Rapunzel Quotes

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Rapunzel

“Who are you, and how did you find me?”

“I know not who you are, nor how I came to find you, but may I just say…Hi. How ya doin’?” – Flynn Rider

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Rapunzel

“I’ve been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what I might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it’s not everything I dreamed it would be?”

It will be.” – Flynn Rider

And what if it is? What do I do then?”

Well, that’s the good part, I guess. You get to go find a new dream.” – Flynn Rider

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Rapunzel

“So Mother, earlier I was saying tomorrow is a really big day, and you didn’t really respond, so I’m just gonna tell you: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Tada!”

No, no, no, can’t be. I distinctly remember, your birthday was last year.” – Mother Gothel

That’s the funny thing about birthdays; they’re kind of an annual thing.”

Rapunzel Memes

Rapunzel Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Rapunzel Trivia

  • Rapunzel is the first computer-animated Disney princess.
  • Rapunzel was 1 of 3 princesses that were all animated by the same artist, Glen Keane.
  • Rapunzel is 1 of 7 caucasian princesses.
  • Rapunzel is a blonde due to the sun’s magic but born a brunette. 
  • Rapunzel is barefoot throughout the majority of the film. 

Merida

Merida is the first Pixar princess to join the Princess Line. She vibrant red hair like Ariel and considers herself as more of a tomboy than a lady. She enjoys riding with her best horse and friend, Angus Black, while shooting her bow and arrows. 

Kelly MacDonald performs Merida’s speaking voice, and Julie Fowlis performs her singing voice. 

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Merida Songs

🎵 Touch The Sky

🎵 Into the Open Air

Merida Quotes

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Merida

“There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us; you only have to be brave enough to see it.”

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Merida

“Some say our destiny is tied to the land, as much a part of us as we are of it. Others say fate is woven together like a cloth so that one’s destiny intertwines with many others. It’s the one thing we search for or fight to change. Some never find it. But there are some who are led.”

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Merida

“But every once in a while, there’s a day when I don’t have to be a princess. No lessons, no expectations. A day where anything can happen. A day I can change my fate.”

Merida Memes

Merida Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Merida Trivia

  • Princess Merida does not sing on screen. 
  • Merida is the first princess not to have a love interest. 
  • Merida is 1 of 7 caucasian princesses.
  • Merida is 1 of 2 princesses that uses a real weapon, a bow and arrows. 
  • Merida is the only princess that has brothers. 

Moana

Moana is the island princess of the Motunui tribe. She is the Chief’s daughter and must overcome considerable challenges to save her people. Moana braves the ocean waves with her friends Pua the pig and Heihei the rooster.   

Auli’i Cravalho performs Moana’s speaking and singing voice. She won an Annie award for outstanding achievement in voice acting. 

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Moana Songs

🎵 Where You Are

🎵 How Far I’ll Go (OscarGolden Globe nominee)

🎵 I Am Moana Song of the Ancestors

🎵 Know Who You Are

Moana Quotes

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Moana

“Okay, first, I am not a princess. I’m the daughter of the Chief.”

“Same difference.” – Maui

“No.”

“If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” – Maui

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Moana

“Te Ka can’t follow us into the water. We make it past the barrier islands… we make it to Te Fiti. None of which you understand… because you are a chicken.”

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Moana

“Why are you here?” – Tamatoa

Cause you’re amazing! And we mortals have heard the tale of the crab. Who became a legend! And I got to know how you became so – crabulous!”

Moana Memes

Moana Coloring Pages (tap to open, save, print)

Moana Trivia

  • Moana is 1 of 5 non-white Disney princesses and the first Polynesian princess. 
  • Moana is the third computer-animated Disney princess. 
  • In her film, Moana is the first to pull double duty and defeat two male and female adversaries. 
  • Moana’s story is 1 of 4 that does not come from a traditional fairy tale. 

Live-Action Disney Princesses

Disney is bringing their princess line to life in full-length feature films. You may have seen some already like Maleficent, Maleficent 2, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Mulan. 

Aurora Live-Action

Aurora is the first Disney princess to have a live-action movie called Maleficent and Maleficent 2. Although Disney did not name the film Sleeping Beauty after the original animated movie, it is still considered a spin-off from the original Disney film.

In the film, Aurora is secretly cursed by Maleficent when she is a young girl and unknowingly grows up to become fond of Maleficent and creates a close bond. 

Aurora Live Action Disney Princess

Similar to Sleeping Beauty, Aurora is hypnotized and pricks her finger, falling into an eternal sleep. However, in the live-action version, the young Prince’s kiss was not enough to save her. Instead, the evil fairy Maleficent kisses her forehead and wakes her up. 

In the second Maleficent film, Aurora and Phillip are to be wed. This time the other side of the family, Phillip’s mother, is plotting to kill Maleficent and all the other fairies at the wedding. 

Aurora and Maleficent intervene, and the wedding goes on as planned. Aurora marries Prince Phillip, and his mother is turned into a goat. 

Cinderella Live-Action

Cinderella is the second Disney Princess live-action film and stayed close to the original animated story of Cinderella. Some of the character’s dress colors and hair changed, and it turned out just as magical as the original.

Cinderella’s father doesn’t live long after he remarries. Thinking her set Cinderella up with a caring stepmother and stepsisters, they move in with Cinderella, and then everything takes a turn for the worst.

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Cinderella’s new stepfamily begins to show their true colors, and it is not pretty. She is made the housemaid, and life becomes very challenging and unfair. 

Cinderella continues to remind herself of her mother’s words, “have courage and be kind.” No matter how hard she tries, the Tremaine’s become more mean every day. 

Many hard-earned days later, the glass slipper fits, and Cinderella finally gets her chance to shine, becoming the princess she was always destined to be. 

Belle Live-Action

Belle is the third Disney princess to appear in her live-action remake of the original Beauty and the Beast. The film does an excellent job of sticking to the original animated film. 

Belle is considered by many in her village to be a little girl, odd and goofy. She loves to read books and innovate. She looks at life from a different angle and often finds beauty in unlikely places. 

Belle Live Action Disney Princess

One day her dad doesn’t come home. She sets out to find him and finds him locked away. Taking his place, she frees him, and Belle is now held prisoner by a giant beast. 

As time passes, Belle is surprised to discover this particular house is full of magic and wonder. The furniture moves and talks with her, and she soon makes new friends. 

Belle also gets to know the Beast and finds that he is misunderstood. Belle’s curiosity and unique way of looking at the world help her build a connection with the Beast that will later save his life. 

Jasmine Live-Action

Jasmine is the fourth Disney princess to get a live-action remake, and this time, Disney stays some from the original animated movie. There were new songs and new character personalities in the Aladdin remake, such as Iago and the Sultan not being as funny or jolly.  

A poor boy named Alladin unknowingly saves the princess in the town marketplace where they first meet. Later Aladdin sneaks into the palace to see Jasmine and is caught leaving by Jafar and his guards. 

Jasmine Live Action Disney Princess

Jafar convinces Aladdin to enter the Cave of Wonders and retrieve the lamp, but he gets trapped inside. Rubbing the lamp, he accidentally releases the Genie, who grants him three wishes. 

Aladdin and Genie become friends and work together to impress Princess Jasmine. Soon, Jafar becomes wise to Aladdin’s new power and takes the Genie for himself. 

Jafar takes the sultans power and continues to spend his wishes becoming more and more powerful. Aladdin realizes that Jafar only wants power and baits him into wishing to be a genie knowing he would be a slave to the lamp and thus going away into hiding. 

Aladdin follows through with his promise to Genie and uses his final wish for Genie’s freedom. Jasmine and Aladdin live happily ever after ruling Agrabah. 

Mulan Live-Action

Mulan is the fifth Disney princess to get a live-action remake and most recent addition which also had some differences from the original animated film. Mulan’s loveable cricket friend and the dragon Mushu were nowhere to be found. Instead, Mulan was guided by a mysterious Pheonix that appeared at pivotal moments. 

The Emperor’s lands are under increased attacks, and an army needs to be raised to protect the surrounding communities. Each family is to contribute a male to enlist in the army and serve the Emperor. 

Mulan Live Action Disney Princess

Mulan steps in to take her hobbled father’s place without the family’s permission, and she goes to war. Mulan’s bravery is more remarkable than her male counterparts, and she saves all of their lives by burying the enemy in an avalanche. 

Mulan’s instincts continue to lead her to lead the army to the Emperor’s palace, where he is in grave danger. Mulan saves the Emperor’s life, and her family is bestowed with great honor for her brave heroics. 

Disney Princess Chapter Books

  • Ariel: The Birthday Surprise
  • Belle: The Mysterious Message
  • Cinderella: The Great Mouse Mistake
  • Tiana: The Grand Opening
  • Jasmine: The Missing Coin
  • Aurora: The Perfect Party
  • Rapunzel: A Day to Remember

A Jewel Story Books

  • Ariel: The Shimmering Star Necklace
  • Cinderella: The Lost Tiara
  • Belle: The Charming Gift
  • Jasmine: The Jewel Orchard
  • Tiana: The Stolen Jewel
  • Merida: Legend of the Emeralds

Disney Wedding Dresses 2021

Every year Disney brings princess wedding fairy tales to life with their custom dresses. Each is uniquely designed to the personality, style, and look of the Disney Princess line. 

Nine of the twelve Disney princesses are featured in 2021, beginning with Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Tiana, Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, Rapunzel, and Pocahontas. 

There are two collections to consider, The Disney Fairy Tales Wedding Collection and The Disney Fairy Tales Platinum Wedding Collection. Enjoy these sample photos of Disney Princess Wedding dresses from the 2021 collection.

Disney Fairy Tales Wedding Collection

Disney Fairy Tales Platinum Wedding Collection

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Have you ever thought it would be cool to see all your favorite Disney princesses in the same movie? You can! A brief scene in Ralph Breaks the Internet shows all the Disney princesses and Anna and Elsa hanging out in the Princess room.

As a big Disney fan, you will notice some funny jokes and one-liners related to their films, stories, and personalities. There is even a small jab at Merida because she is from the “other studio” (Pixar). Watch the princess clip below and see more fun YouTube videos on our Featured Animation channel