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* NearDeathExperience: Some of the princesses, official and honorary, experienced this:
** Snow White was almost killed by the huntsman, but he spared her life.
** Maleficent placed a death curse on Aurora, but Merryweather altered it into a deep sleep.
** Ariel almost drowned upon transforming into a human, but Flounder and Sebastian took her to the surface.
** Belle almost drowned in icy water, but Beast saved her.
** Mulan was shot in the chest and wounded, but treated quickly.
** Anna froze to death, only to come back to life because her HeroicSacrifice is considered an ActOfTrueLove.
** Elsa was almost murdered by Hans, but Anna sacrificed herself to save her.

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* GratuitousPrincess: The franchise is one of the best-known examples of marketing non-princess characters as princesses:
** This is most notable with Disney/{{Mulan}}, a character who is a tomboy and was never a princess in the entirety of her film, but was nevertheless included in the Disney Princess canon and received girlier, more princessy merchandising.
** Other non-princesses included in the Disney Princess lineup at various points include Esmerelda of Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame and Alice of Disney/AliceInWonderland.
** The titular ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' is TheChiefsDaughter, but she was marketed as a princess from the very beginning, including merchandising showing her in a PimpedOutDress that contrasts with her expressed interest in simplicity and disinterest in the trappings of society.


* 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. For TheNewTens, their looks were adapted for modernity, with all of the princesses from before 1995 getting an update on their look. It appears to be for the 3D animation seen in ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''.

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* 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. For TheNewTens, their looks were adapted for modernity, with all of the princesses from before 1995 getting an update on their look. look.
** Snow White was also made svelte unlike the movie where she was realistic.
**Merida got controversy over her original art as she was made svelte. Unlike Snow White who still has her sveltified art, Merida's is gone.
It appears to be for the 3D animation seen in ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''.in''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''.



* DamselInDistress: Most of the princesses were in distress in their movies at least once, most notably Aurora (until Merryweather tweaked the spell), Jasmine, who was trapped in an hourglass filling woth sand, and Snow White, who was lucky she woke up, who were in mortal peril and whose rescue was the climax of their movies. 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, despite Rapunzel beingtied up by Gothel at one point.

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* DamselInDistress: Most Several of the princesses were in distress in their movies at least once, most notably Aurora (until Merryweather tweaked the spell), Jasmine, who was trapped in an hourglass filling woth with sand, and Snow White, who was lucky she woke up, who were in mortal peril and whose rescue was the climax of their movies. Notable averted, however, with Mulan, Merida, and Tiana, who were all very active in their own movies and didn't usually need were not rescued from danger as bad as the others. danger. Furthermore, Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine and Rapunzel, qualify as [[DamselOutOfDistress damsels out of distress]] or {{Defiant Captive}}s, despite Rapunzel beingtied being tied up by Gothel at one point.



* HotterAndSexier: In some stickers and pictures, they use the same pictures of the princesses due to the fact that they always copy and paste them onto merchandise, only there's a very noticeable cleavage line drawn onto their outfit. Rather jarring considering Snow White is rather flat-chested and her dress is pretty high cut, yet she still apparently has the boob-line.

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* HotterAndSexier: In some stickers and pictures, they use the same pictures of the princesses due to the fact that they always copy and paste them onto merchandise, only there's a very noticeable cleavage line drawn onto their outfit.outfit and they have svelte bodies. Rather jarring considering Snow White is rather flat-chested and her dress is pretty high cut, yet she still apparently has the boob-line. In the art sge is also turned into a svelte Barbie doll despite her never looking like that in the cartoon. Some princesses such as Ariel, Jasmine and Tiana have cleavage in the cartoons.


** Moana: Set at the end of the "long pause" in Polynesian history, whenever that was. Archeologists disagree over the dating.

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** Moana: Set at the end of the "long pause" in Polynesian history, whenever that was. Archeologists disagree over the dating.dating, but it's (maybe) in the range of 300-600 AD.

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** For the record, Aurora, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, and Moana are the princesses whose mothers manage to stay alive for the entire movie.


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** Moana: Set at the end of the "long pause" in Polynesian history, whenever that was. Archeologists disagree over the dating.


* 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 their movies. 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, Aurora (until Merryweather tweaked the spell), Jasmine, who was trapped in an hourglass filling woth sand, and Snow White White, who was lucky she woke up, who were in mortal peril and whose rescue was the climax of their movies. 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.Captive}}s, despite Rapunzel beingtied up by Gothel at one point.


* ArtifactTitle: Disney's definition of "princess" is more "popular heroine" than a literal title. The line was created in 2000, and Mulan and Pocahontas were already inducted in. Other Disney heroines who lack princess status, 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, or only briefly considered in.

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* ArtifactTitle: Disney's definition of "princess" is more "popular heroine" than a literal title. The line was created in 2000, and Mulan and Pocahontas were already inducted in.(not a princess by blood or marriage) was included from the start. Other Disney heroines who lack princess status, 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, or only briefly considered in.


* AMinorKidroduction: Seems to be a trend with the Revival-era princesses, who are all shown as a baby/child at the beginning of their movie. This also occurs with two out of three of the Walt-era princesses (Cinderella and Aurora, but not Snow White). For whatever reason, it's done with ''none'' of the Renaissance-era princesses, unless you count the DirectToVideo prequel ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII''.

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* AMinorKidroduction: Seems to be a trend with the Revival-era princesses, who are all shown as a baby/child at the beginning of their movie. This also occurs with two out of three of the Walt-era princesses (Cinderella and Aurora, but not Snow White). For whatever reason, it's done with ''none'' of the Renaissance-era princesses, unless you count the DirectToVideo direct-to-video prequel ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII''.

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* AMinorKidroduction: Seems to be a trend with the Revival-era princesses, who are all shown as a baby/child at the beginning of their movie. This also occurs with two out of three of the Walt-era princesses (Cinderella and Aurora, but not Snow White). For whatever reason, it's done with ''none'' of the Renaissance-era princesses, unless you count the DirectToVideo prequel ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII''.


* DoesNotLikeShoes: Pocahontas and Rapunzel both go barefoot for their entire movie, and this carries over to most related materials. Aurora is barefoot while living as the peasant girl Briar Rose, but gets shoes when she's made up as a princess and taken to the palace. While Ariel wears heels for most merchandise, in most story-related materials (books, movies, etc) she is shown barefoot a lot more.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Pocahontas Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and Rapunzel both Moana all go barefoot for their entire movie, and this carries over to most related materials. Aurora is barefoot while living as the peasant girl Briar Rose, but gets shoes when she's made up as a princess and taken to the palace. While Ariel wears heels for most merchandise, in most story-related materials (books, movies, etc) she is shown barefoot a lot more.


%% Anna, Elsa and Moana haven't officially been inducted into the line yet. Please wait until they do before adding them.

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%% Anna, Anna and Elsa and Moana haven't officially been inducted into the line yet. Please wait until they do before adding them.



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]]In ''Enchanted'''s case, 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}}'' were expected to be the 12th and 13th to join the line-up, but it appears (for now, anyway) that Disney plans on retaining the ''Franchise/{{Frozen}}'' brand as a unique entity from the ''Disney Princess'' franchise although Anna and Elsa are included with the other princesses in an extended cameo in ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet''. Princesses [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst Sofia]] and [[WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor Elena]] are also excluded, though characters from the Disney princess line regularly feature in the former.[[note]]And, of course, there are the various examples of Disney princesses not affiliated in any way with major merchandise, like [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire Kida]] and [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Eilonwy]].[[/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]]In ''Enchanted'''s case, 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}}'' were expected to be the 12th and 13th to join the line-up, but it appears (for now, anyway) that Disney plans on retaining the ''Franchise/{{Frozen}}'' brand as a unique entity from the ''Disney Princess'' franchise franchise, although Anna and Elsa are included with the other princesses in an extended cameo in ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet''. Princesses [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst Sofia]] and [[WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor Elena]] are also excluded, though characters from the Disney princess line regularly feature in the former.[[note]]And, of course, there are the various examples of Disney princesses not affiliated in any way with major merchandise, like [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire Kida]] and [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Eilonwy]].[[/note]]


* Moana from ''Disney/{{Moana}}''



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]]In ''Enchanted'''s case, 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}}'' were expected to be the 12th and 13th to join the line-up, but it appears (for now, anyway) that Disney plans on retaining the ''Franchise/{{Frozen}}'' brand as a unique entity from the ''Disney Princess'' franchise. The same applies to ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', which follows most of the Disney princess conventions and was even advertised as such but has not been officially included in the line, although Anna, Elsa, and Moana are included with the other princesses in an extended cameo in ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet''. Princesses [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst Sofia]] and [[WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor Elena]] are also excluded, though characters from the Disney princess line regularly feature in the former.[[note]]And, of course, there are the various examples of Disney princesses not affiliated in any way with major merchandise, like [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire Kida]] and [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Eilonwy]].[[/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]]In ''Enchanted'''s case, 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}}'' were expected to be the 12th and 13th to join the line-up, but it appears (for now, anyway) that Disney plans on retaining the ''Franchise/{{Frozen}}'' brand as a unique entity from the ''Disney Princess'' franchise. The same applies to ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', which follows most of the Disney princess conventions and was even advertised as such but has not been officially included in the line, franchise although Anna, Elsa, Anna and Moana Elsa are included with the other princesses in an extended cameo in ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet''. Princesses [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst Sofia]] and [[WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor Elena]] are also excluded, though characters from the Disney princess line regularly feature in the former.[[note]]And, of course, there are the various examples of Disney princesses not affiliated in any way with major merchandise, like [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire Kida]] and [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Eilonwy]].[[/note]]


%% Anna and Elsa may be part of the lineup, but they haven't been put officially in the line yet. Please wait until then.

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%% Anna and Anna, Elsa may be part of the lineup, but they and Moana haven't been put officially in been inducted into the line yet. Please wait until then.they do before adding them.



'''Jasmine, Ariel, Pocahontas, Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Elsa, Anna:''' ''(Excitedly while posing)'' Neither do we!\\

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'''Jasmine, Ariel, Pocahontas, Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Elsa, Anna:''' ''(Excitedly while posing)'' Neither do we!\\we!


* DoesNotLikeShoes: Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and Ariel. Pocahontas and Rapunzel are almost always walking around without shoes, and while Ariel wears heels for most merchandise,in most story related materials (books,movies,etc) she is shown barefoot a lot more.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and Ariel. Pocahontas and Rapunzel are almost always walking around without shoes, both go barefoot for their entire movie, and this carries over to most related materials. Aurora is barefoot while living as the peasant girl Briar Rose, but gets shoes when she's made up as a princess and taken to the palace. While Ariel wears heels for most merchandise,in merchandise, in most story related story-related materials (books,movies,etc) (books, movies, etc) she is shown barefoot a lot more.

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* ''Literature/ATwistedTale''


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* ''Disney Princess: My Best Friend Is...'': A series of books each featuring a different [[AudienceSurrogate little girl]] befriending a Disney Princess.
* ''Disney Princess Fairy-Tale Friendships'': A series of books about the princesses making friends. Features Snow White, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Belle, Tiana, Rapunzel, Ariel.
* ''Palace Pets'': A ''Toys/LittlestPetShop''-esque spinoff of the ''Disney Princess'' franchise, revolving around the princesses' pets.
** ''WesternAnimation/WhiskerHavenTalesWithThePalacePets'': An animated series based on the ''Palace Pets'' franchise.

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