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[[caption-width-right:350:Ten reasons why [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses everything is better]][[note]]'''Clockwise from bottom center:''' Cinderella, Snow White, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel, Aurora, Belle. '''Center:''' Tiana[[/note]]]]

Disney Princess is a franchise incorporating female heroines from the DisneyAnimatedCanon, many of whom actually are princesses (by birth or marriage).

Disney officially applies this title to (in order of their film releases):
* Disney/SnowWhite
* Disney/{{Cinderella}}
* [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]]
* [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]]
* [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]]
* [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]
* Disney/{{Pocahontas}}
* Disney/{{Mulan}}
* [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]]
* [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]]

Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. In addition, Pixar's film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' has its own princess, Merida, who is expected to join the line-up.

They were just a bunch of characters, but then people at Disney realized how popular they were with young girls, and then made a [[{{Toys}} toy line]] of them [[FollowTheLeader in a manner like]] {{Barbie}}. This includes not only dolls, but a whole variety of merchandise, as is usual with Disney. The line also makes [[GirlsNeedRoleModels role models]] out of the princesses, often {{Anvilicious}}ly teaching the values of honesty, kindness and [[GreenAesop recycling]] in their DirectToVideo shorts and films.

They also feature prominently in the ''KingdomHearts'' series, where they are the 7 princesses of heart and features one of the Heroes, Kairi as one. They had their own book series, ''Disney Girls'', in which a handful of 9-year old girls in Orlando, Florida discover that they are AlternateUniverse counterparts of the princesses. There was also a {{Shojo}} manga, ''KilalaPrincess'', that starred the princesses.

Compare DisneyFairies.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Cinderella had titian hair and silver & white dress in her film, but is blonde with a blue dress in the franchise.
* ActionGirl: Mulan and Rapunzel. Ariel and Jasmine in their animated series. Cinderella got her turn in ''A Twist In Time''. Jasmine is a borderline example in her movies, [[CharacterDevelopment which is doubly apparent by the third one]].
* ArtEvolution: When the franchise first debuted in early 2000, the princesses were simply shown in their unmodified dressed from the films. Later on, they started to make their dresses more elaborate, such as giving them more frills, mink trims, recoloring them all gold, being encrusted with jewelry, making them sparkle, and now, having them appear metallic.
* ArtifactTitle: It would seem so, but the DisneyPrincess line was created in 2000, and Mulan and Pocahontas were already inducted in. Disney's definition of "princess" is more "popular heroine", than a literal title. The less popular Disney heroines, like [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Esmeralda]], [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Megara]], [[Disney/PeterPan Wendy]], or {{Disney/Alice|InWonderland}}, are occasionally seen in merchandise, but were never a part of the official line-up. [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Eilonwy]] and [[AtlantisTheLostEmpire Kida]], on the other hand, are not so lucky (they even admitted that in order to have Kida in the line-up, Eilonwy must be included as well).
* AuthorityInNameOnly: The princess title is applied rather broadly to some of these characters. Five out of ten were born royal, and three married into it (though one of those was to a prince in exile). However, Pocahontas and Mulan never actually become princesses, and while Tiana did in fact marry a prince, Naveen ''abdicated his throne''... meaning he's no longer really a prince.
* TheBeautifulElite: All the princesses are attractive. Especially justified with Aurora in that she was given a blessing to be gorgeous.
* BlondeBrunetteRedHead: Cinderella, Belle and Ariel respectively are (or were) grouped as a trio more often than anyone else. This also made them [[ChromaticArrangement Blue, Yellow, and Red]] respectively too.
* CashCowFranchise: Disney makes $4 Billion annually off of ''Disney Princess''.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: Their most iconic dresses are still the base for many of their new outfits.
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: In the Sleeping Beauty edition of the board game ''Pretty Pretty Princess'', the player pieces are all Aurora in her bejeweled gown, but one is pink, one blue, one purple and one gold.
* CostumePorn: Particularly the holiday versions of their dresses-that much glitter has got to weigh a ton!
* DetailHoggingCover: The artwork for their merchandise is way more detailed than in their movies.
* DistressedDamsel: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora. Though honestly, it's not really fair to berate a comatose person for not joining in on the battle, and Cinderella never dealt with mortal peril. All of them have been in distress and needed to be rescued or had to pull themselves up by their bootstraps at some point, so technically they could all qualify.
* 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.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Even when not all of them are, it's still better.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Often to [[ExaggeratedTrope unbelievable extents]], especially in their holiday attire.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: They get plenty of jewelry to wear, at least in their merchandising art outfits.
* {{Expy}}: Cinderella, Ariel and Belle get rock-star-doll counterparts in the form of Ella, Ari and Gabrielle - the popDreamers. There's a music album.
* EyeTropes: Most of them are pretty [[BigEyesLittleEyes doe-eyed]].
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** BrownEyes: Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana.
** BlueEyes: Cinderella and Ariel.
** GreenEyes: Rapunzel.
** VioletEyes: Aurora.
* 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 jewelery.
* FollowTheLeader: {{Barbie}}, in terms of the toys. Mattel is behind both doll franchises.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Every Disney princess had some kind of Animal Friend, or even a whole posse: Snow White and Aurora had various woodland animals; Cinderella had birds, mice and a dog; Ariel had a fish, seagull and crab; Belle has her horse; Pocahontas had a raccoon, a humming bird, an army of pastel leaves, and [[HeelFaceTurn later a pug]]; Mulan had a dragon, a cricket and her pet horse; Tiana had various bugs and a trumpet-playing alligator, Rapunzel has her chameleon [[spoiler:and later a horse ally]]. Bonus points to Jasmine, who had a pet ''tiger'' and used him to drive away unwanted suitors.
* GemEncrusted: The Jewel Princess set has jewels studding their dresses and [[PrettyInMink the fur on their capes]].
* GoingThroughTheMotions: Everyone on the Disney Princess website.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: One of their holiday dress sets.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Although the exact period is usually fuzzy.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple:
** Rapunzel has her purple and lavender dress with pink touches.
** Jasmine has a two: one she wears when her engagement with Ali is to be announced, and a slightly varied version seen in ''The Return of Jafar''.
** All the girls get a few in the various non-canonical outfits.
* HairDecorations: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora as a peasant, and Jasmine, all wear headbands. Cinderella, Ariel and Belle wear bows as commoners. Tiana and Aurora wear tiaras as princesses. Mulan is given a beautiful comb from her father, which she leaves in place of his military draft when she goes to the army. Rapunzel has her hair decorated with flowers when it's braided. Pocahontas is the only princess who never has anything in her hair (except in the sequel).
* HappyHolidaysDress: The girls have several variations over the years. Belle is notable for being the only princess to wear a holiday dress in a movie (namely ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'').
* HotConsort: Cinderella, Belle and Tiana. It goes the other way too, as Disney/{{Aladdin}} and [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn]] marry into royalty, making them the Hot Consorts.
* HotterAndSexier: In some stickers and pictures, they use the same pictures of the princesses as they always copy and paste onto merchandise, only there's a very noticeable cleavage line photoshopped onto their outfit. Rather jarring considering Snow White's both rather flat-chested and her dress is pretty high cut, yet she still apparently has the boob-line.
* HourglassHottie: Most of them, particularly those made during TheNineties. The exceptions are Snow White (who is supposed to be 14), Mulan, Rapunzel (who is wide in the hips, small in the bust).
* TheIngenue: Snow White is the most like this, and Rapunzel is a more modern version. Aurora and Cinderella have elements of this, but their purity and innocence is not played up so much as their romanticism and dreaminess.
* IWantSong: In chronological order: "I'm Wishing"/"Someday My Prince Will Come", "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes", "I Wonder", "Part of Your World", "Belle (reprise)", "Just Around the Riverbend", "Reflection", "Almost There", "When Will My Life Begin?". Unusually, it took Jasmine 15 years to get her own IWantSong. She didn't have one in the original ''Aladdin'' or in either of its sequels, but finally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0fd35jBsVk&feature=related got one]] in her mini-movie on the Disney Princess Enchanted Tales DVD.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Applies to most of the Disney princesses to some measure.
** Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Pocahontas have long hair.
** Cinderella and Tiana have medium length hair.
** Mulan originally had long hair, but after [[ImportantHaircut cutting it]], she now has medium length hair.
** Rapunzel was born with long hair that eventually grew up to be 70 feet long, but after [[spoiler:Flynn/Eugene cut it]], Rapunzel's hair resembles a pixie cut.
* MagicalGirl: There is a {{Manga}} in that genre, ''KilalaPrincess'', featuring most of the princesses. No, they are not magical girls themselves. They are just helping the heroine, who is. Rapunzel is a variation, as she has {{Magic| Hair}} {{Healing Ha|nds}}ir.
* TheMerch
* MissingMom: Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Pocahontas don't have mothers, but fathers.
* ModularFranchise: No DisneyAnimatedCanon work depicts these heroines together in any combination, but that's about the ''only'' place where they haven't been brought together. However, in pictures of the ladies all together, they are often shown staring off at various directions or looking straight ahead into the "camera": this was to acknowledge that they're not really "together" and existing in the same universe.
* MultiNationalTeam: After decades of being comprised of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy ambiguously European princesses]], TheNineties happened and we got in succession:
** [[BeautyAndTheBeast A French Girl]]
** [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A]] [[AmbiguouslyBrown vaguely]] [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Indian Girl]]
** [[{{Pocahontas}} A Native American Girl]]
** [[{{Mulan}} A Chinese Girl]]
** [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog A Modern American Girl]] (Double points for giving the USA a princess at all, considering the nation was built explicitly to not have monarchs.)
** And then with Rapunzel we went back to stock MedievalEuropeanFantasy girls.
* NeutralFemale: Despite being stereotyped as "sitting around waiting to be rescued", this trope is actually averted. Never has a DisneyPrincess stood and watched while the man fought; at worst they're incapacitated by magic or attempting to fight as best as they can. It is ''not'' the ideal, but at least they're not just standing there shrieking.
* NoNameGiven: Snow White, Cinderella and Belle's respective beaus in their respective movies. However, during production, Snow White's prince was called Ferdinand, which stuck with the fandom, and the Beast was given the name Adam in a CD-Rom game made by Disney. Cinderella's prince, according to Disney press material, is actually named Charming.
* NonHumanSidekick: Pretty much a prerequisite--see FriendToAllLivingThings above.
* OperaGloves: Cinderella, Belle and Tiana.
* 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.
* PimpedOutCape: With their holiday dresses.
* PimpedOutDress: Loads of their dresses are pimped-out versions of dresses they wore in their movies.
* PinkProductPloy: The color of their products is almost always pink.
* PrettyInMink: Many of their holiday dresses have fur trim. One set was their dresses all trimmed with white fur and them carrying white fur muffs.
* PrincessClassic: Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora. The other princesses, when in their ballgowns, sometimes get placed over here.
* 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.
* PublicServiceAnnouncement: Cinderella has one reminding parents that children less than 4'9" (145 cm) tall need a booster seat when riding in a car. (She ''is'' the only one whose originating fairy tale specifically states that she goes for a ride in a wheeled vehicle.) Ariel and Aurora promote ocean protection and forest fire prevention, respectively. Belle and her friends head a campaign for healthy eating and exercise.
* PurityPersonified: Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora 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, and Rapunzel... [[TropeNamer Well]]...
* RebelliousPrincess: Ariel and Jasmine. And Mulan, though she's not technically a princess. Belle, though she too is not technically a princess, could be considered this as she refuses to bow to Gaston's will and submit to the role that her gender was usually placed in, and she does actually yell at the Beast once and refuses to be cowed by his rudeness either.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Especially with their holiday dresses.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Par for the course for a Disney Princess animal sidekick.
* RoyalBlood: It only is relevant to Aurora and Rapunzel, however, and--to some degree--Jasmine. Snow White is of royal blood as well, but it isn't of any importance to the story.
* RuleOfGlamorous
* ShallowLoveInterest: The blandness of the Snow White's Prince and Prince Charming (and occasionally Prince Phillip and Prince Eric) is subject to much mocking by fans. The princes with the most development--Aladdin, the Beast and Naveen--also are in the title of the movie, or otherwise the title doesn't mention a character at all, in the case of Flynn. The only exceptions are John Smith and Shang. Cinderella's prince got a lot more likeable and charismatic in the sequels, in particular ''Twist in Time''. Part of why Snow White's and Cinderella's princes are so bland is that the animators had difficulty animating realistic men. They originally had a much larger part in the story, but due to time constraints and difficulty, their role was slashed.
* ShinyMidnightBlack: Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Even though some of the princes are undeveloped, all of them are good men--or at least, in the case of Naveen, the Beast and Flynn, become so at the end of their movies.
* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: This is Disney so none of the princesses ever fall below World Class Beauty standards, though one or two repeatedly get mentioned as being the most beautiful both within their respective universes and sometimes even in RealLife. This is usually visually represented by having the female lead [[NonStandardCharacterDesign drawn differently]] in comparison to other female characters. The best example would be that of [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle and the Bimbettes]].
* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Oh, so very shiny.
* StillbornFranchise: At least six new shorts were prepared for a direct-to-DVD series called ''Disney Princess Enchanted Tales'', but the ban on DirectToVideo Disney sequels killed the line after the first volume. As a result, only one Aurora short and one Jasmine short became available, and the ones for Belle, Mulan and Cinderella (as well as a second one for Aurora) might never see light of day.
* [[KidHero Teen Protagonist]]: The majority of the princesses are around the 16-18 age range. The exceptions to these are Pocahontas (possibly in her 20s), Tiana (age 19), and Snow White (age 14). The reason for this is to better fit the target demographic, who probably relate better to protagonists in the above age range.
* TheThemeParkVersion:
** The merchandise and sequels as compared to the original films. This hits the first three princesses especially hard, because while the later ones are remembered for a few stock traits, any semblance of a personality from the earliest princesses is replaced with generic "sweetness". Can you imagine the plastic heroine of ''Cinderella II'' going after a cat with a broom?
** In ''Belle's Magical World'', the Beast's castle looks like a bland fairy-tale castle whereas it looked gothic and elegant in the original film. They manage this even when showing the same rooms which appeared in the original film.
* TookALevelInBadass: Ariel and Jasmine in their animated series. And Cinderella and her prince in ''A Twist In Time''. And Rapunzel and Mulan in the course of their actual movies.
* TropeOverdosed: At least overdosed on the PrincessTropes and TheBeautifulTropes.
* TrueBlueFemininity: This is at least as common a color for them as pink. Most of these ladies have at least one outfit in this color, whether their grand dresses, or simple dresses.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: There are apparently a lot of variations that can be made based on their gowns.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: What do we have as the bad guys? [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen An evil queen]]/WickedStepmother, another (non-royal) wicked stepmother, an evil draconic fairy, an octopus sea witch, an egomaniac hunter/bully, an EvilChancellor-turned-EvilSorcerer, an evil British governor, a ruthless Hun leader, a witch doctor that can manipulate shadows, an abusive old woman who poses as the parent of her kidnappee, and a hideously deformed [[BearsAreBadNews demon bear]].
* VirtualPaperDoll: A few games and on [[http://disney.go.com/princess/#/home/ their main site]] now. Some of the dresses they wear are heavy on the ArtisticLicense, as they make absolutely no sense for the time period or area that they live in. Mulan's many European ball gowns for one.
* VoiceTypes: In the musical films the princesses are likely to be sung by sopranos.
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[[caption-width-right:350:Ten reasons why [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses everything is better]][[note]]'''Clockwise from bottom center:''' Cinderella, Snow White, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel, Aurora, Belle. '''Center:''' Tiana[[/note]]]]

Disney Princess is a franchise incorporating female heroines from the DisneyAnimatedCanon, many of whom actually are princesses (by birth or marriage).

Disney officially applies this title to (in order of their film releases):
* Disney/SnowWhite
* Disney/{{Cinderella}}
* [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]]
* [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]]
* [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]]
* [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]
* Disney/{{Pocahontas}}
* Disney/{{Mulan}}
* [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]]
* [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]]

Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. In addition, Pixar's film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' has its own princess, Merida, who is expected to join the line-up.

They were just a bunch of characters, but then people at Disney realized how popular they were with young girls, and then made a [[{{Toys}} toy line]] of them [[FollowTheLeader in a manner like]] {{Barbie}}. This includes not only dolls, but a whole variety of merchandise, as is usual with Disney. The line also makes [[GirlsNeedRoleModels role models]] out of the princesses, often {{Anvilicious}}ly teaching the values of honesty, kindness and [[GreenAesop recycling]] in their DirectToVideo shorts and films.

They also feature prominently in the ''KingdomHearts'' series, where they are the 7 princesses of heart and features one of the Heroes, Kairi as one. They had their own book series, ''Disney Girls'', in which a handful of 9-year old girls in Orlando, Florida discover that they are AlternateUniverse counterparts of the princesses. There was also a {{Shojo}} manga, ''KilalaPrincess'', that starred the princesses.

Compare DisneyFairies.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Cinderella had titian hair and silver & white dress in her film, but is blonde with a blue dress in the franchise.
* ActionGirl: Mulan and Rapunzel. Ariel and Jasmine in their animated series. Cinderella got her turn in ''A Twist In Time''. Jasmine is a borderline example in her movies, [[CharacterDevelopment which is doubly apparent by the third one]].
* ArtEvolution: When the franchise first debuted in early 2000, the princesses were simply shown in their unmodified dressed from the films. Later on, they started to make their dresses more elaborate, such as giving them more frills, mink trims, recoloring them all gold, being encrusted with jewelry, making them sparkle, and now, having them appear metallic.
* ArtifactTitle: It would seem so, but the DisneyPrincess line was created in 2000, and Mulan and Pocahontas were already inducted in. Disney's definition of "princess" is more "popular heroine", than a literal title. The less popular Disney heroines, like [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Esmeralda]], [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Megara]], [[Disney/PeterPan Wendy]], or {{Disney/Alice|InWonderland}}, are occasionally seen in merchandise, but were never a part of the official line-up. [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Eilonwy]] and [[AtlantisTheLostEmpire Kida]], on the other hand, are not so lucky (they even admitted that in order to have Kida in the line-up, Eilonwy must be included as well).
* AuthorityInNameOnly: The princess title is applied rather broadly to some of these characters. Five out of ten were born royal, and three married into it (though one of those was to a prince in exile). However, Pocahontas and Mulan never actually become princesses, and while Tiana did in fact marry a prince, Naveen ''abdicated his throne''... meaning he's no longer really a prince.
* TheBeautifulElite: All the princesses are attractive. Especially justified with Aurora in that she was given a blessing to be gorgeous.
* BlondeBrunetteRedHead: Cinderella, Belle and Ariel respectively are (or were) grouped as a trio more often than anyone else. This also made them [[ChromaticArrangement Blue, Yellow, and Red]] respectively too.
* CashCowFranchise: Disney makes $4 Billion annually off of ''Disney Princess''.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: Their most iconic dresses are still the base for many of their new outfits.
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: In the Sleeping Beauty edition of the board game ''Pretty Pretty Princess'', the player pieces are all Aurora in her bejeweled gown, but one is pink, one blue, one purple and one gold.
* CostumePorn: Particularly the holiday versions of their dresses-that much glitter has got to weigh a ton!
* DetailHoggingCover: The artwork for their merchandise is way more detailed than in their movies.
* DistressedDamsel: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora. Though honestly, it's not really fair to berate a comatose person for not joining in on the battle, and Cinderella never dealt with mortal peril. All of them have been in distress and needed to be rescued or had to pull themselves up by their bootstraps at some point, so technically they could all qualify.
* 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.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Even when not all of them are, it's still better.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Often to [[ExaggeratedTrope unbelievable extents]], especially in their holiday attire.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: They get plenty of jewelry to wear, at least in their merchandising art outfits.
* {{Expy}}: Cinderella, Ariel and Belle get rock-star-doll counterparts in the form of Ella, Ari and Gabrielle - the popDreamers. There's a music album.
* EyeTropes: Most of them are pretty [[BigEyesLittleEyes doe-eyed]].
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** BrownEyes: Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana.
** BlueEyes: Cinderella and Ariel.
** GreenEyes: Rapunzel.
** VioletEyes: Aurora.
* 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 jewelery.
* FollowTheLeader: {{Barbie}}, in terms of the toys. Mattel is behind both doll franchises.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Every Disney princess had some kind of Animal Friend, or even a whole posse: Snow White and Aurora had various woodland animals; Cinderella had birds, mice and a dog; Ariel had a fish, seagull and crab; Belle has her horse; Pocahontas had a raccoon, a humming bird, an army of pastel leaves, and [[HeelFaceTurn later a pug]]; Mulan had a dragon, a cricket and her pet horse; Tiana had various bugs and a trumpet-playing alligator, Rapunzel has her chameleon [[spoiler:and later a horse ally]]. Bonus points to Jasmine, who had a pet ''tiger'' and used him to drive away unwanted suitors.
* GemEncrusted: The Jewel Princess set has jewels studding their dresses and [[PrettyInMink the fur on their capes]].
* GoingThroughTheMotions: Everyone on the Disney Princess website.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: One of their holiday dress sets.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Although the exact period is usually fuzzy.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple:
** Rapunzel has her purple and lavender dress with pink touches.
** Jasmine has a two: one she wears when her engagement with Ali is to be announced, and a slightly varied version seen in ''The Return of Jafar''.
** All the girls get a few in the various non-canonical outfits.
* HairDecorations: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora as a peasant, and Jasmine, all wear headbands. Cinderella, Ariel and Belle wear bows as commoners. Tiana and Aurora wear tiaras as princesses. Mulan is given a beautiful comb from her father, which she leaves in place of his military draft when she goes to the army. Rapunzel has her hair decorated with flowers when it's braided. Pocahontas is the only princess who never has anything in her hair (except in the sequel).
* HappyHolidaysDress: The girls have several variations over the years. Belle is notable for being the only princess to wear a holiday dress in a movie (namely ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'').
* HotConsort: Cinderella, Belle and Tiana. It goes the other way too, as Disney/{{Aladdin}} and [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn]] marry into royalty, making them the Hot Consorts.
* HotterAndSexier: In some stickers and pictures, they use the same pictures of the princesses as they always copy and paste onto merchandise, only there's a very noticeable cleavage line photoshopped onto their outfit. Rather jarring considering Snow White's both rather flat-chested and her dress is pretty high cut, yet she still apparently has the boob-line.
* HourglassHottie: Most of them, particularly those made during TheNineties. The exceptions are Snow White (who is supposed to be 14), Mulan, Rapunzel (who is wide in the hips, small in the bust).
* TheIngenue: Snow White is the most like this, and Rapunzel is a more modern version. Aurora and Cinderella have elements of this, but their purity and innocence is not played up so much as their romanticism and dreaminess.
* IWantSong: In chronological order: "I'm Wishing"/"Someday My Prince Will Come", "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes", "I Wonder", "Part of Your World", "Belle (reprise)", "Just Around the Riverbend", "Reflection", "Almost There", "When Will My Life Begin?". Unusually, it took Jasmine 15 years to get her own IWantSong. She didn't have one in the original ''Aladdin'' or in either of its sequels, but finally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0fd35jBsVk&feature=related got one]] in her mini-movie on the Disney Princess Enchanted Tales DVD.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Applies to most of the Disney princesses to some measure.
** Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Pocahontas have long hair.
** Cinderella and Tiana have medium length hair.
** Mulan originally had long hair, but after [[ImportantHaircut cutting it]], she now has medium length hair.
** Rapunzel was born with long hair that eventually grew up to be 70 feet long, but after [[spoiler:Flynn/Eugene cut it]], Rapunzel's hair resembles a pixie cut.
* MagicalGirl: There is a {{Manga}} in that genre, ''KilalaPrincess'', featuring most of the princesses. No, they are not magical girls themselves. They are just helping the heroine, who is. Rapunzel is a variation, as she has {{Magic| Hair}} {{Healing Ha|nds}}ir.
* TheMerch
* MissingMom: Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Pocahontas don't have mothers, but fathers.
* ModularFranchise: No DisneyAnimatedCanon work depicts these heroines together in any combination, but that's about the ''only'' place where they haven't been brought together. However, in pictures of the ladies all together, they are often shown staring off at various directions or looking straight ahead into the "camera": this was to acknowledge that they're not really "together" and existing in the same universe.
* MultiNationalTeam: After decades of being comprised of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy ambiguously European princesses]], TheNineties happened and we got in succession:
** [[BeautyAndTheBeast A French Girl]]
** [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A]] [[AmbiguouslyBrown vaguely]] [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Indian Girl]]
** [[{{Pocahontas}} A Native American Girl]]
** [[{{Mulan}} A Chinese Girl]]
** [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog A Modern American Girl]] (Double points for giving the USA a princess at all, considering the nation was built explicitly to not have monarchs.)
** And then with Rapunzel we went back to stock MedievalEuropeanFantasy girls.
* NeutralFemale: Despite being stereotyped as "sitting around waiting to be rescued", this trope is actually averted. Never has a DisneyPrincess stood and watched while the man fought; at worst they're incapacitated by magic or attempting to fight as best as they can. It is ''not'' the ideal, but at least they're not just standing there shrieking.
* NoNameGiven: Snow White, Cinderella and Belle's respective beaus in their respective movies. However, during production, Snow White's prince was called Ferdinand, which stuck with the fandom, and the Beast was given the name Adam in a CD-Rom game made by Disney. Cinderella's prince, according to Disney press material, is actually named Charming.
* NonHumanSidekick: Pretty much a prerequisite--see FriendToAllLivingThings above.
* OperaGloves: Cinderella, Belle and Tiana.
* 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.
* PimpedOutCape: With their holiday dresses.
* PimpedOutDress: Loads of their dresses are pimped-out versions of dresses they wore in their movies.
* PinkProductPloy: The color of their products is almost always pink.
* PrettyInMink: Many of their holiday dresses have fur trim. One set was their dresses all trimmed with white fur and them carrying white fur muffs.
* PrincessClassic: Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora. The other princesses, when in their ballgowns, sometimes get placed over here.
* 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.
* PublicServiceAnnouncement: Cinderella has one reminding parents that children less than 4'9" (145 cm) tall need a booster seat when riding in a car. (She ''is'' the only one whose originating fairy tale specifically states that she goes for a ride in a wheeled vehicle.) Ariel and Aurora promote ocean protection and forest fire prevention, respectively. Belle and her friends head a campaign for healthy eating and exercise.
* PurityPersonified: Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora 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, and Rapunzel... [[TropeNamer Well]]...
* RebelliousPrincess: Ariel and Jasmine. And Mulan, though she's not technically a princess. Belle, though she too is not technically a princess, could be considered this as she refuses to bow to Gaston's will and submit to the role that her gender was usually placed in, and she does actually yell at the Beast once and refuses to be cowed by his rudeness either.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Especially with their holiday dresses.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Par for the course for a Disney Princess animal sidekick.
* RoyalBlood: It only is relevant to Aurora and Rapunzel, however, and--to some degree--Jasmine. Snow White is of royal blood as well, but it isn't of any importance to the story.
* RuleOfGlamorous
* ShallowLoveInterest: The blandness of the Snow White's Prince and Prince Charming (and occasionally Prince Phillip and Prince Eric) is subject to much mocking by fans. The princes with the most development--Aladdin, the Beast and Naveen--also are in the title of the movie, or otherwise the title doesn't mention a character at all, in the case of Flynn. The only exceptions are John Smith and Shang. Cinderella's prince got a lot more likeable and charismatic in the sequels, in particular ''Twist in Time''. Part of why Snow White's and Cinderella's princes are so bland is that the animators had difficulty animating realistic men. They originally had a much larger part in the story, but due to time constraints and difficulty, their role was slashed.
* ShinyMidnightBlack: Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Even though some of the princes are undeveloped, all of them are good men--or at least, in the case of Naveen, the Beast and Flynn, become so at the end of their movies.
* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: This is Disney so none of the princesses ever fall below World Class Beauty standards, though one or two repeatedly get mentioned as being the most beautiful both within their respective universes and sometimes even in RealLife. This is usually visually represented by having the female lead [[NonStandardCharacterDesign drawn differently]] in comparison to other female characters. The best example would be that of [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle and the Bimbettes]].
* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Oh, so very shiny.
* StillbornFranchise: At least six new shorts were prepared for a direct-to-DVD series called ''Disney Princess Enchanted Tales'', but the ban on DirectToVideo Disney sequels killed the line after the first volume. As a result, only one Aurora short and one Jasmine short became available, and the ones for Belle, Mulan and Cinderella (as well as a second one for Aurora) might never see light of day.
* [[KidHero Teen Protagonist]]: The majority of the princesses are around the 16-18 age range. The exceptions to these are Pocahontas (possibly in her 20s), Tiana (age 19), and Snow White (age 14). The reason for this is to better fit the target demographic, who probably relate better to protagonists in the above age range.
* TheThemeParkVersion:
** The merchandise and sequels as compared to the original films. This hits the first three princesses especially hard, because while the later ones are remembered for a few stock traits, any semblance of a personality from the earliest princesses is replaced with generic "sweetness". Can you imagine the plastic heroine of ''Cinderella II'' going after a cat with a broom?
** In ''Belle's Magical World'', the Beast's castle looks like a bland fairy-tale castle whereas it looked gothic and elegant in the original film. They manage this even when showing the same rooms which appeared in the original film.
* TookALevelInBadass: Ariel and Jasmine in their animated series. And Cinderella and her prince in ''A Twist In Time''. And Rapunzel and Mulan in the course of their actual movies.
* TropeOverdosed: At least overdosed on the PrincessTropes and TheBeautifulTropes.
* TrueBlueFemininity: This is at least as common a color for them as pink. Most of these ladies have at least one outfit in this color, whether their grand dresses, or simple dresses.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: There are apparently a lot of variations that can be made based on their gowns.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: What do we have as the bad guys? [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen An evil queen]]/WickedStepmother, another (non-royal) wicked stepmother, an evil draconic fairy, an octopus sea witch, an egomaniac hunter/bully, an EvilChancellor-turned-EvilSorcerer, an evil British governor, a ruthless Hun leader, a witch doctor that can manipulate shadows, an abusive old woman who poses as the parent of her kidnappee, and a hideously deformed [[BearsAreBadNews demon bear]].
* VirtualPaperDoll: A few games and on [[http://disney.go.com/princess/#/home/ their main site]] now. Some of the dresses they wear are heavy on the ArtisticLicense, as they make absolutely no sense for the time period or area that they live in. Mulan's many European ball gowns for one.
* VoiceTypes: In the musical films the princesses are likely to be sung by sopranos.
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9th Oct '12 9:03:59 PM tyrekecorrea
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** Jasmine has a two: one she wears when her engagement with Ali is to be announced, and a slightly variated version seen in ''The Return of Jafar''.

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** Jasmine has a two: one she wears when her engagement with Ali is to be announced, and a slightly variated varied version seen in ''The Return of Jafar''.
5th Oct '12 11:29:42 AM fenyx4
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* BlondeBrunetteRedHead: Cinderella, Belle and Ariel respectively are (or were) grouped as a trio more often than anyone else. This also made them [[ChromaticArrangment Blue, Yellow, and Red]] respectively too.

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* BlondeBrunetteRedHead: Cinderella, Belle and Ariel respectively are (or were) grouped as a trio more often than anyone else. This also made them [[ChromaticArrangment [[ChromaticArrangement Blue, Yellow, and Red]] respectively too.
5th Oct '12 11:23:41 AM fenyx4
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* MultiNationalTeam: After decades of being comprised of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy ambiguously European princesses]], TheNineties happened and we got in succession

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* MultiNationalTeam: After decades of being comprised of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy ambiguously European princesses]], TheNineties happened and we got in successionsuccession:
5th Oct '12 11:22:35 AM fenyx4
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* MultiNationalTeam: After decades of being comprised of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy ambiguously European princesses]], The90s happened and we got in succession

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* MultiNationalTeam: After decades of being comprised of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy ambiguously European princesses]], The90s TheNineties happened and we got in succession
4th Oct '12 10:55:12 PM phoenixking
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* [[KidHero Teen Protagonist]]: The majority of the princesses are around the 16-18 age range. The exceptions to these are Pocahontas (in her 20s), Tiana (age 19), and Snow White (age 14). The reason for this is to better fit the target demographic, who probably relate better to protagonists in the above age range.


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* [[KidHero Teen Protagonist]]: The majority of the princesses are around the 16-18 age range. The exceptions to these are Pocahontas (possibly in her 20s), Tiana (age 19), and Snow White (age 14). The reason for this is to better fit the target demographic, who probably relate better to protagonists in the above age range.
1st Oct '12 9:08:34 PM helterskelter
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Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. In addition, Pixar's film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' has its own princess, Merida, who is expected to join the line-up. Its is interesting to note that neither of the two princesses from the DisneyAnimatedCanon whose movies were financial bombs (Princess Eilonwy of ''The Black Cauldron'' and Princess Kida from ''Atlantis: The Lost Empire'') haven't ever been included in the Princess franchise.

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Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. In addition, Pixar's film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' has its own princess, Merida, who is expected to join the line-up. Its is interesting to note that neither of the two princesses from the DisneyAnimatedCanon whose movies were financial bombs (Princess Eilonwy of ''The Black Cauldron'' and Princess Kida from ''Atlantis: The Lost Empire'') haven't ever been included in the Princess franchise.
line-up.
1st Oct '12 7:49:37 PM ArtfulCodger
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Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. In addition, Pixar's film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' has its own princess, Merida, who is expected to join the line-up.

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Disney has included others in the merchandise at times, such as Alice of ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Giselle of ''{{Enchanted}}'', but they have never officially been added to the roster. In addition, Pixar's film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' has its own princess, Merida, who is expected to join the line-up.
line-up. Its is interesting to note that neither of the two princesses from the DisneyAnimatedCanon whose movies were financial bombs (Princess Eilonwy of ''The Black Cauldron'' and Princess Kida from ''Atlantis: The Lost Empire'') haven't ever been included in the Princess franchise.
1st Oct '12 7:43:32 PM ArtfulCodger
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* AuthorityInNameOnly: The princess title is applied rather broadly to some of these characters. Five out of ten were born royal, and three married into it (though one of those was to a prince in exile). However, Pocahontas and Mulan never actually become princesses. Its less of a stretch with Pocahontas being a chief's daughter, which is the closest thing to royalty in Native American culture. Mulan on the other hand [[spoiler:actually ''avoids'' an opportunity to become a royal in a direct-to-video sequel]]. On the other hand, Captain Shang was the son of the General of the Imperial Army, so he could well have had some standing in the Chinese nobility (but not royalty) of the era. At the very least Mulan would have become a highly ranked noble.

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* AuthorityInNameOnly: The princess title is applied rather broadly to some of these characters. Five out of ten were born royal, and three married into it (though one of those was to a prince in exile). However, Pocahontas and Mulan never actually become princesses. Its less of a stretch with Pocahontas being a chief's daughter, which is the closest thing to royalty princesses, and while Tiana did in Native American culture. Mulan on the other hand [[spoiler:actually ''avoids'' an opportunity to become fact marry a royal in prince, Naveen ''abdicated his throne''... meaning he's no longer really a direct-to-video sequel]]. On the other hand, Captain Shang was the son of the General of the Imperial Army, so he could well have had some standing in the Chinese nobility (but not royalty) of the era. At the very least Mulan would have become a highly ranked noble.prince.
22nd Sep '12 9:13:53 PM acrobox
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** [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog A Modern American Girl]] (Double points for figuring out a way to make someone from the USA a princess, considering American culture has no monarchy.)

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** [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog A Modern American Girl]] (Double points for figuring out a way to make someone from giving the USA a princess, princess at all, considering American culture has no monarchy.the nation was built explicitly to not have monarchs.)
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