*This is part of a series of re-posts for the pictures that did not have the full size of each individual work. It was during December 2014, before I changed the blog’s theme to include the feature. -pikopika
With everyone excited for the Disney Princesses in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, I thought I’d do a quick break down of who are official Disney Princesses and who are not.
First we have the official princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel and Merida. These princesses are either born royal, or marry into royalty. Mulan, while not falling into either of these categories is an official princess due to her fitting the “Disney Princess Mythology”, as well as adding much needed diversity to the lineup. Essentially any Disney Princess in the Disney Princess Franchise qualifies because Disney said so, regardless of their title or which studio they came from (like Merida).
Next up we have the “official” unofficial Disney Princesses; these are the princesses who are merchandised and marketed along side the other princesses yet still belong to their own film franchises; we have Anna and Elsa from Frozen, and Moana. These characters are technically not Disney Princesses as they haven’t been officially coronated.
Vanellope Von Schweetz is an honorary Disney Princess as confirmed by Rich Moore. Time will tell if she will be marketed in the same vain as Anna, Elsa and Moana currently are and made an “official” unofficial Disney Princess, but for now she stands on her own.
The remaining characters are either rejects from the original Princess lineup (Esmerelda, Tinkerbell, Jane, and Giselle), or forgotten characters by Disney due to poor box office or critical reception (Eilonwy, Megara and Kida).
Animal characters like Nala and Maid Marian may be royalty, but they are not added due to their lack of marketing potential as animals and lack of continuity among the other princesses.
Tiger Lily isn’t a member of the franchise due to the fact that she’s not a prominent character in Peter Pan and she is also much to controversial to market due to the time period in which the film was released.
Princesses who were introduced in a sequel do not count, like Melody, Kiara, etc, nor do princesses introduced through television like Sofia the First or Elena of Avalor.
So to sum it all up, the Disney Princesses are Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, Elsa, Moana, and Vanellope Von Schweetz. This is what Walt Disney Animation Studios recognizes as the members of the Disney Princess group, not what the franchise does, but personally I’ll take the word of the original company that produced all [except one] of these films.
Much as I like to think of officially committed Helsa as a mature relationship with a lot of philosophical conversations and some nerding out over things like literature and history, since neither of them had a childhood, how fun would it be to watch being attracted to each other hit them like a second puberty?
Elsa struggling to conceal-don’t-feel the smitten teenage girl impulses, while Hans enters buffering mode, running trials of what to say to her in his head, and just ends up walking away dejectedly.
i’ve been thinking about frozen 2 dev lately and realized really all i want is for them to utilize their old snow queen concepts and have elsa stand toe to toe with another ice enchantress (with a unique character design) except theyre both literally too gay to be rivals