History Franchise / DisneyPrincess

30th Mar '16 2:10:33 PM BatmanKalEl
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* FollowTheLeader: Franchise/{{Barbie}}, in terms of the toys. Mattel is behind both doll franchises. Another Mattel property, ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'', also calls back to fairy tales and has many characters based on the princesses whose stories are covered in this line. (In fact, in EAH, princesses are a privileged social class, which seems to be inspired by the success of the Disney Princess line.)
27th Jan '16 6:29:29 PM helterskelter
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Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. [[note]] this is because Disney would have to pay Creator/AmyAdams royalties to use her image so they decided against it [[/note]] Esmeralda of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' was an actual Princess until 2004. Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are expected to be the 12th and 13th to join the line-up, but thus far Disney has not publicized any official plans to do so.

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Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. [[note]] this is because Disney would have to pay Creator/AmyAdams royalties to use her image so they decided against it [[/note]] Esmeralda of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' was an actual Princess until 2004. Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are were expected to be the 12th and 13th to join the line-up, but thus far it appears Disney has not publicized any official plans to do so.
on retaining the "Frozen" brand as a unique entity from the Disney Princess franchise.
19th Jan '16 12:51:17 PM fearlessnikki
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The redesign of Pocahontas outfit adds glittering jewels.
** It seems the only jewels on Pocahontas' redesign costume are turquoise, which was popular among Native Americans...in the Southwest. A Native from coastal Virginia would more likely wear shells than turquoise as decoration.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory:
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The redesign of Pocahontas outfit adds glittering jewels.
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jewels. It seems the only jewels on Pocahontas' redesign costume are turquoise, which was popular among Native Americans...in the Southwest. A Native from coastal Virginia would more likely wear shells than turquoise as decoration.decoration.
** Jasmine will find herself sometimes wearing a European style PimpedOutDress that would not have even existed around her time.



* DamselInDistress: Most of the princesses were in distress in their movies at least once, most notably Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, and Snow White who were in mortal peril and whose rescue was the climax of the movie.
** Notable averted, however, with Mulan, Merida, and Tiana, who were all very active in their own movies and didn't usually need rescued from danger as bad as the others. Furthermore, Ariel, Jasmine and Rapunzel, qualify as [[DamselOutOfDistress damsels out of distress]] or {{Defiant Captive}}s.

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* DamselInDistress: Most of the princesses were in distress in their movies at least once, most notably Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, and Snow White who were in mortal peril and whose rescue was the climax of the movie.
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movie. Notable averted, however, with Mulan, Merida, and Tiana, who were all very active in their own movies and didn't usually need rescued from danger as bad as the others. Furthermore, Ariel, Jasmine and Rapunzel, qualify as [[DamselOutOfDistress damsels out of distress]] or {{Defiant Captive}}s.



* MsFanservice: Ariel and Jasmine perhaps have the most exaggerated figures and the most skin showing. Jasmine especially, as she is seen through the eyes of the male hero who is in love with her.

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* MsFanservice: Ariel and Jasmine perhaps have the most exaggerated figures and the most skin showing. Jasmine especially, as she is seen through the eyes of the male hero who is in love with her. Pocahontas as well to a more limited extent - as she's significantly older than the rest. Likewise John Smith doesn't shoot her because he's so stunned by her beauty.



* ParentService: The merch tends to make all the girls a bit more curvy than in the films.

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* ParentService: The merch tends to make all the girls a bit more curvy than in the films. There's some of it in the films. Notably Ariel is effectively nude when she turns into a human, Jasmine gets dressed up in [[GoGoEnslavement a sexy slave outfit by Jafar]], Pocahontas gets a long shot where she's climbing up a rock and her ass is in the centre of the camera, and Mulan takes a naked dip in the river.



* PrincessesPreferPink: Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel each have at least one dress that is pink (though none of them are the main costumes within their movies).

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* PrincessesPreferPink: Surprisingly doesn't appear as much as you might expect. Although Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel each and Aurora have at least one dress that is pink (though none of them are the main costumes within - they don't wear them for very long and their movies).iconic gowns are different colours. Aurora is however usually advertised in her pink dress, possibly to break up the monotony of blue outfits. This trope may also be the reason Mulan gets advertised wearing her pink dress from the beginning of the movie.



* RapunzelHair: Jasmine's hair goes down to her thighs, Merida has hair down to her hips curled (and would therefore be enormously long straight) and Rapunzel is based on the TropeNamer fairytale (though like that story loses it at the end).
* RebelliousPrincess: Ariel, Jasmine, and especially Merida.

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* RapunzelHair: Jasmine's hair goes down to her thighs, Merida has hair down to her hips curled (and would therefore be enormously long straight) and Rapunzel is based on the TropeNamer fairytale (though like that story loses it at the end).
end). Pocahontas has hair down to her ass, though the exact length is hard to determine since it's constantly being blown about by a DramaticWind.
* RebelliousPrincess: Ariel, Jasmine, and especially Merida. Pocahontas downplays it, as she resists an ArrangedMarriage and goes against her father's wishes.
9th Jan '16 12:06:25 AM ZeroWizard
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9th Jan '16 12:04:04 AM ZeroWizard
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* TheMerch: The very premise is to give girls official items for the princesses, when they weren't available before.



** Cinderella: According to WordOfGod from Walt himself, ''Cinderella'' takes place in the middle of the nineteenth century because "that was a romantic period".

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** Cinderella: According to WordOfGod from Walt himself, ''Cinderella'' takes place in In the middle of the nineteenth century because "that was a romantic period".century.
30th Dec '15 3:19:58 AM DragonQuestZ
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* OperaGloves: Cinderella, Belle and Tiana.
1st Dec '15 8:36:06 AM DragonQuestZ
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As stated the girls dresses weren't nearly as elaborate originally. Esmeralda was a Princess until 2004.
* ErmineCapeEffect: In their movies, they have modest dresses that they wear most of the time, but in the merchandising, the fancy gowns are the most prevalent. In the ''Enchanted Christmas'' midquel, Belle's favorite outfit is a scarlet cloak and pink dress, both bordered in fluffy white fur.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As stated the DisappearedDad:
** Snow White and Cinderella end up with just their stepmothers after their fathers die.
** Tiana lost her father in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** The
girls dresses weren't nearly as elaborate originally. originally.
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Esmeralda was a Princess until 2004.
* ErmineCapeEffect: In their movies, they the princesses have modest dresses that they wear most of the time, but in the merchandising, the fancy gowns are the most prevalent. In the ''Enchanted Christmas'' midquel, Belle's favorite outfit is a scarlet cloak and pink dress, both bordered in fluffy white fur.prevalent.



* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Often to [[ExaggeratedTrope unbelievable extents]], especially in their holiday attire.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Often The art features plenty of sparkles, often to [[ExaggeratedTrope unbelievable extents]], especially in their holiday attire.



* FairytaleWeddingDress: Cinderella, Ariel, Tiana and others just for the toy lines and artwork. [[http://www.disneybridal.com/ And now you can buy one for your own wedding!]] Prior to Alfred Angelo designing those wedding gowns, Kirstie Kelly was in charge of "Disney Fairy Tale Weddings", and had four collections, each featuring lines inspired by Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White. Each collection featured bridal gowns, bridesmaids' dresses, flower girl dresses, and jewelry.

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* FairytaleWeddingDress: Cinderella, Ariel, Tiana wore fancy wedding dresses in their movies, and the others just have dresses for the toy lines and artwork. [[http://www.disneybridal.com/ And now you can buy one for your own wedding!]] Prior to Alfred Angelo designing those wedding gowns, Kirstie Kelly was in charge of "Disney Fairy Tale Weddings", and had four collections, each featuring lines inspired by Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White. Each collection featured bridal gowns, bridesmaids' dresses, flower girl dresses, and jewelry.



* IconicOutfit: Pretty much every Disney Princess has one of these. Ariel is a bit unfortunate, in that her most memorable attire is as a mermaid, and she only wears a SeashellBra. So her representation varies the most out of all the princesses--either she's shown as a mermaid (sometimes balancing on her tail in art) and her ''tail'' is [[ErmineCapeEffect decorated and bejeweled]], or she's dressed in the pink dress. Ariel's redesign shows her in a [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130125223357/disney/images/e/ef/1437_ariel_royaldebut_40_1347_detail.jpg green dress, like sea foam.]] These outfits are so iconic, often elements of them are used in non-Disney fairy tales to make it instantly clear who the character is:

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* IconicOutfit: Pretty much every Disney Princess has one of these. Ariel is a bit unfortunate, in that her most memorable attire is as a mermaid, and she only wears a SeashellBra. So her representation varies the most out of all the princesses--either she's shown as a mermaid (sometimes balancing on her tail in art) and her ''tail'' is [[ErmineCapeEffect decorated and bejeweled]], or she's dressed in the pink these, usually their princess dress. Ariel's redesign shows her in a [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130125223357/disney/images/e/ef/1437_ariel_royaldebut_40_1347_detail.jpg green dress, like sea foam.]] These outfits are so iconic, often elements of them are used in non-Disney fairy tales to make it instantly clear who the character is:



** Ariel: Rather than a particular dress, long, bright red hair with a lavender seashell bra and green tail is the most common way to represent The Little Mermaid.

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** Ariel: Rather than In her mermaid form it's her purple SeashellBra. In human form it's her pink dress (though the redesign gives her a particular dress, long, bright red hair with a lavender seashell bra and flowing green tail is the most common way to represent The Little Mermaid.one that matches her mermaid tail).



* LongHairIsFeminine: Applies to most of the Disney princesses to some measure (Snow White is an aversion, wearing a short 1930s style), provided it was fashionable at the time the movie was made.

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* LongHairIsFeminine: Applies to most of the Disney princesses to some measure (Snow White is an aversion, wearing a short 1930s style), measure, provided it was fashionable at the time the movie was made.



** Cinderella and Tiana have shoulder-length hair.

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** Cinderella Snow White, Cinderella, and Tiana have shoulder-length hair.hair, though they are usually depicted as wearing their hair up.



* TheMerch
* MissingMom: Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Pocahontas don't have mothers, but fathers.

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* TheMerch
TheMerch: The very premise is to give girls official items for the princesses, when they weren't available before.
* MissingMom: Ariel, Belle, Jasmine Jasmine, and Pocahontas don't have mothers, but fathers.their fathers are still around.



* ParentalAbandonment: Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora for the first 16 years of her life.
* ParentService: Pocahontas, Jasmine and Ariel in the films. The merch tends to make all the girls a bit curvy.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Snow White, Cinderella Every princess lost at least one parent, except for Aurora, and Aurora for the first 16 years of she didn't even know her life.
parents until she was 16 (to hide her from a curse).
* ParentService: Pocahontas, Jasmine and Ariel in the films. The merch tends to make all the girls a bit curvy.more curvy than in the films.



* PimpedOutCape: Often a design facet of some of their outfits, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cinderella_jewel_dress_7305.jpg especially the holiday ones]].
* PimpedOutDress: Their main fancy dresses are pimped out (just more by fancy lines and fabrics more than decorations). The merchandise pimps out their dresses even further.
* PinkProductPloy: The color of their products is almost always pink.

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* PimpedOutCape: Often a design facet of some Many of their outfits, outfit variations include fancy regal capes, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cinderella_jewel_dress_7305.jpg especially the holiday ones]].
* PimpedOutDress: Their While their main fancy dresses are pimped out (just more by fancy lines and fabrics more than decorations). The decorations), the merchandise pimps out their dresses even further.
* PinkProductPloy: The background color of their products is almost always pink.



* PrincessesPreferPink: Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel each have at least one dress that is pink, though none of them are the main costumes within their movies.

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* PrincessesPreferPink: Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel each have at least one dress that is pink, though pink (though none of them are the main costumes within their movies.movies).



* PurityPersonified: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora and Rapunzel are usually depicted as being the most innocent (and flawless)--the other princesses at times count, too.
* RapunzelHair: Jasmine's hair goes down to her thighs, Merida has hair down to her hips curled (and would therefore be enormously long straight) and Rapunzel... [[TropeNamer Well]]...

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* PurityPersonified: While Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora and Rapunzel are usually depicted as being the most innocent (and flawless)--the innocent, the other princesses at times count, too.
count.
* RapunzelHair: Jasmine's hair goes down to her thighs, Merida has hair down to her hips curled (and would therefore be enormously long straight) and Rapunzel... [[TropeNamer Well]]...Rapunzel is based on the TropeNamer fairytale (though like that story loses it at the end).



* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Especially with their holiday dresses.

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* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Especially They are often shown wearing their tiaras, and sometimes royal capes (the latter especially with their holiday dresses.dresses).



* RuleOfGlamorous

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* RuleOfGlamorousRuleOfGlamorous: Many of their outfits are designed to look pretty over anything else, even when beyond what real life could do, such as Ariel wearing fancy clothes underwater.



* TropeOverdosed: At least overdosed on the PrincessTropes and TheBeautifulTropes, to the point where a Disney Princess makes up about half the page images.

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* TropeOverdosed: At least overdosed on the PrincessTropes and TheBeautifulTropes, to the point where a Disney Princess makes up about half the page images.images includes at least one Disney Princess.


Added DiffLines:

* TutuFancy: The "Ballerina Princess" set has tutu variations of the princess dresses, which would be practical if not for the loose tiaras includes.
24th Nov '15 12:07:35 AM DragonQuestZ
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Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. [[note]] this is because Disney would have to pay Creator/AmyAdams royalties to use her image so they decided against it [[/note]] Esmeralda of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' was an actual Princess until 2004. Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are expected to be the 12th and 13th to join the line-up, but thus far Disney has not publicized any official plans to do so.[[note]]They sell enough merchandise on their own, probably.[[/note]]

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Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. [[note]] this is because Disney would have to pay Creator/AmyAdams royalties to use her image so they decided against it [[/note]] Esmeralda of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' was an actual Princess until 2004. Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are expected to be the 12th and 13th to join the line-up, but thus far Disney has not publicized any official plans to do so.[[note]]They sell enough merchandise on their own, probably.[[/note]]
so.
7th Oct '15 8:33:34 PM Random888
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** Rapunzel: Extremely vague, the fashions seem to point towards UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance.

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** Rapunzel: Extremely vague, the fashions seem to point towards UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance.UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance, but this is contradicted by a reference to Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart.
7th Oct '15 1:02:34 PM DragonQuestZ
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* PeriodPiece: All the Disney Princess movies take place at some point in the past, often (but not always) in a vaguely pre-industrial world. The best guesses for their time periods are:
** Snow White: Sometime in TheMiddleAges, probably in Germany (or, more accurately, the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire).
** Cinderella: The setting appears vaguely Victorian, [[PresentDayPast albeit with the late 1940s/early 1950s constantly seeping in]]. According to WordOfGod from Walt himself, ''Cinderella'' takes place in the middle of the nineteenth century because "that was a romantic period".
** Aurora: "After all, this is the fourteenth century." Not that you'd know it from Aurora's fashion sense, which is pure 1950s.
** Ariel: Sometime during WoodenShipsAndIronMen, but the AnachronismStew is too strong to get anything more specific than that.
** Belle: Eighteenth-century France, presumably before UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution ([[EsotericHappyEnding implying that Belle and her Prince will be guillotined in the near future]]). This means the dishes forming the Eiffel Tower and Cogsworth dressing up as Napoleon are anachronisms, but we'll ignore those details because the movie is so clearly aiming for the eighteenth century.
** Jasmine: ArabianNightsDays, of course. The intense CulturalBlending and AnachronismStew makes it impossible to get anything more specific than that.

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* PeriodPiece: All the Disney Princess movies take place at some point in the past, often (but not always) in a vaguely pre-industrial world. The best guesses for their time periods are:
world.
** Snow White: Sometime in TheMiddleAges, probably in Germany (or, more accurately, the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire).
TheMiddleAges.
** Cinderella: The setting appears vaguely Victorian, [[PresentDayPast albeit with the late 1940s/early 1950s constantly seeping in]]. According to WordOfGod from Walt himself, ''Cinderella'' takes place in the middle of the nineteenth century because "that was a romantic period".
** Aurora: "After all, this is the fourteenth century." Not that you'd know it from Aurora's fashion sense, which is pure 1950s.
"
** Ariel: Sometime during WoodenShipsAndIronMen, but the AnachronismStew is too strong to get anything more specific than that.
WoodenShipsAndIronMen.
** Belle: Eighteenth-century France, presumably before UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution ([[EsotericHappyEnding implying that Belle and her Prince will be guillotined in the near future]]). This means the dishes forming the Eiffel Tower and Cogsworth dressing up as Napoleon are anachronisms, but we'll ignore those details because the movie is so clearly aiming for the eighteenth century.
France.
** Jasmine: ArabianNightsDays, of course. The intense CulturalBlending and AnachronismStew makes it impossible to get anything more specific than that.ArabianNightsDays.



** Mulan: Her movie is a huge AnachronismStew which randomly mixes together elements from different Chinese dynasties. Fans usually place it in the Han dynasty to coincide with the Xiongnu invasions of China.
** Tiana: TheRoaringTwenties, specifically 1926 according to an onscreen newspaper. This means Tiana is from the most recent time period of any Disney Princess and the only one from the twentieth century.
** Rapunzel: Extremely vague, but the fashions seem to point towards UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance or so. This would make the one-off reference to Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart an anachronism, but these moves are all {{Anachronism Stew}}s anyway.
** Merida: Medieval Scotland, obviously.

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** Mulan: Her movie is a huge AnachronismStew which randomly mixes together elements from different Chinese dynasties. Fans usually place it in the Han dynasty to coincide with the Xiongnu invasions of China.
dynasties.
** Tiana: TheRoaringTwenties, specifically 1926 according to an onscreen newspaper. This means Tiana is from the most recent time period of any Disney Princess and the only one from the twentieth century.
newspaper.
** Rapunzel: Extremely vague, but the fashions seem to point towards UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance or so. This would make the one-off reference to Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart an anachronism, but these moves are all {{Anachronism Stew}}s anyway.
UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance.
** Merida: Medieval Scotland, obviously.Scotland.
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