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What is the chronological order of Disney princess movies?

In addition to release order, discover another way to organize Disney princess movies

Since the 1930s, Disney has been adapting stories and characters from fairy tales to the big screens that until then had their narratives exposed only through the pages. Among these are the princesses’ films, which became part of the studio’s catalog through the release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

From the story of the girl who bites the poisoned apple, Mickey’s house released more than a dozen films starring holders of the crown, all set in completely different times and places. However, the moment in which each animation takes place is not revealed by Disney, perhaps as a way to keep the stories as timeless as possible.

Still, the architecture behind the locations, the characters’ clothes and other elements can help form the timeline of all the films starring princesses ever released, as analyzed by Screenrant. Therefore, we have listed the approximate chronological order of Disney princess movies below!

Aladdin – 300 (ad)

Scene from ‘Aladdin’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

Released in 1992, ‘Aladdin’ is responsible for presenting the title character of the film alongside Princess Jasmine and the genie of the lamp facing the dark Jafar. The plot is based on the Arabic folk tale of the same name that belongs to the collection set in the 300s entitled ‘The Thousand and One Nights’.

Valiant – 900 (ad)

‘Brave’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

‘Brave’ hit theaters in 2012 to introduce Merida, a fearless young woman who is willing to defy tradition and old ways to obtain the destiny she desires. The story takes place in medieval Scotland, and according to Screenrant, at the D23 Expo in 2011, it was revealed that the film is set in the 10th century.

Moana – 900 (dc)

‘Moana’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

Responsible for presenting Moana and the demigod Maui in search of a mythical island in favor of a greater good, ‘Moana’ came out in 2016, which means that the plot that took place 3,000 years in the past, is set in the 900s.

Sleeping Beauty – 1300 (AD)

Sleeping Beauty
Scene from ‘Sleeping Beauty’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

Telling the story of young Aurora who is the victim of a curse that can only be broken with true love’s kiss, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ premiered in 1959. But, unlike its release date, the narrative takes place more than five hundred years earlier. , since, when Prince Philip’s father is against the marriage, the son says that he is “Living in the past! This is the 14th century!”

Mulan – 1400 (AD)

Scene from ‘Mulan’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

The plot, which accompanies Mulan becoming one of China’s greatest warriors, is inspired by the Chinese legend of hua mulanwhich dates back to the 300s. Still, Disney has added new elements that correspond to different time periods, which makes it difficult to accurately determine the era in which the film is set, but taking into account the addition of the Forbidden City, it is possible that The film takes place in the 1400s.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – 1500 (AD)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ is an adaptation of the fairy tale released in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm. Based on this, Screenrant came to the conclusion that, due to the singing of the dwarves – which is called Iodelei and was first recorded in Europe in 1545 – the plot takes place between the 1500s.

Pocahontas – 1607 (AD)

‘Pocahontas’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

The period in which ‘Pocahontas’ takes place can be simple to identify as the story is based on the life of the Native American of the same name who met English. John Smith when he and company arrived in Virginia in 1607.

Beauty and the Beast – 1700 (AD)

Beauty and the Beast
‘Beauty and the Beast’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

The feature film that accompanies the journey of the young woman who is passionate about books and starts to live with a beast in a castle, had its narrative taken from the French fairy tale of 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

The release date of the original story ties in with Cogsworth clock claims that the castle has “unusual rococo design” and is “another example of the late neoclassical baroque period”, proving that ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (1991) it is set before the French Revolution (1789 -1799).

The Little Mermaid – 1700 (AD)

The Little Mermaid
Scene from ‘The Little Mermaid’ Credit: Divulgation/Disney

Accompanying young Ariel in pursuit of her dream of walking the earth with humans, ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989) is an adaptation of the tale of the same name released in 1837 and written by Hans Christian Andersen. The film brings elements from different eras, however, due to the presence of mermaids and pirates, some experts claim that the plot can be set in the 18th century.

Tangled – 1700-1800 (AD)

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‘Tangled’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

The story that alludes to the German fairy tale ‘Rapunzel’ from the Brothers Grimm collection of folk tales may be set in the 1700s, but owing to indications that the princess and Flynn appeared in ‘Frozen’ during the coronation ceremony of Elsa, it is possible that the plot takes place in the mid-1800s.

Cinderella – 1800s (AD)

‘Cinderella’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

The plot that accompanies Cinderella’s magical night was released in 1950. The film is inspired by the fairy tale of the same name by Charles Perrault and due to the characters’ clothing style, fans believe the story takes place in France in the mid-19th century.

The Princess and the Frog – 1926 (AD)

The princess and the Frog
‘The princess and the Frog’. Credit: Divulgation/Disney

Released in 2009, ‘The Princess and the Frog’ is an adaptation of the novel ‘The Frog Princess’ by ED Baker. This is the only Disney princesses movie that presents the exact time and place where the story takes place, as a newspaper seen when Prince Naveen leaves the boat contains the date “April 1926”, in addition to which, since the beginning is known that the story is set in New Orleans.

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