List of All 15 Disney Princess Movies In Order Of Release Date
Disney princess movies in order of release date include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and 13 more. Disney has 15 princesses as of 2023.
Disney has gained wide recognition for producing well-known TV programs, animated films, and more. The company is also widely popular for the princesses who have won hearts of the people from different generations.
So, who are the 15 Disney Princesses? The names of these princesses are Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Elsa, Anna, Moana, and Raya.
With the commercial success of Disney's films and TV shows, the company has established several theme parks so that people can experience the magical world of Disney. Disney World located in Florida is the biggest theme park.
All Disney movies in order from oldest to newest are listed below. The first Disney Princess movie release date was in the 1930s.
1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Oldest Disney princess movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in 1937. It is Disney's first animated feature film.
The film follows the story of a beautiful princess named Snow White who is abandoned in the forest after her stepmother orders a Huntsman to end her life. As she wanders around the forest she comes across a little house belonging to the seven dwarfs.
As the stepmother discovers that Snow White is alive she disguises herself as a hag. She offers the princess a poisoned apple that sends Snow White to death-like sleep which is only broken with a true love's kiss.
The character of Snow White is voiced by Adriana Caselotti.
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2. Cinderella (1950)
The classic Disney princess film Cinderella was released in 1950. The character of Cinderella was voiced by IIene Woods.
The animated film depicts the story of a girl named Cinderella who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. The evil stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball as she destroys Cinderella's dress.
But when a Fairy Godmother appears and transforms a pumpkin into a carriage, four mice into horses, a family dog into a footman, and the horse into a coachman. With the final Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, the Fairy Godmother fixes her dress and completes her look with glass slippers.
The Prince is smitten by her beauty at the Royal Ball but before he could know her name Cinderella flees the palace in a hurry leaving her one glass slipper on the staircase as the clock strikes twelve.
The Prince is set to find the girl who fits the glass slipper and marry his one true love.
3. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Sleeping Beauty the third animated princess movie was released in 1959. The film features Princess Aurora who is voiced by Mary Costa.
Sleeping Beauty follows the story of Princess Aurora and the curse placed on her by Maleficent. The prophecy mentions that the princess will prick her finger in a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep on her sweet 16 birthday.
The princess can be awakened only with a kiss of her true love. Upon hearing the prophecy, the King assigns three fairies Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather to take care of Aurora deep in the forest where Maleficent wouldn't find her. She is then renamed Briar Rose.
Rose and Prince Philp cross paths in the forest and fall in love with each other. Later the three fairies reveal her true identity and on her 16th birthday they take her to the castle where she would finally meet her parents.
But the princess is pricked by the spindle and as per the prophecy she goes into a deep slumber. Prince Philip rushes to save his lover but before that, he must defeat the vengeful fairy.
4. The Little Mermaid (1989)
Disney fans learned about the mermaid princess in 1989 when the film The Little Mermaid was released. Princess Ariel was voiced by Jodi Benson.
The film follows the story of a mermaid named Ariel who is fascinated with life on the land. Sadly she is forbidden by her father King Triton to visit the lands and communicate with the humans.
But when she falls in love with the charming Prince Eric, Ariel can go to any lengths to be with her lover. She makes a deal with the devious sea witch Ursula where she trades her beautiful voice to become a human for three days.
The evil sea witch has a hidden plan of dethroning King Triton and ruling the seas. Now Ariel must win Prince Eric's love and also save her father's kingdom within the limited time.
5. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Beauty and The Beast was released in the year 1991. The character of Belle was voiced by Paige O'Hara.
Beauty and the Beast is known as Walt Disney Animation Studios' finest animation film. The animated movie follows the story of a girl named Belle who took her father's place as a prisoner in the enchanted palace.
Belle is a prisoner of the cursed prince who lives as a terrifying beast until he finds true love. With the help of the Beast's servants a clock, a teapot, and a candelabra the young girl sees a broken and sensitive soul behind the terrifying facade.
As they spend time together the beauty and the beast fall in love with one another. When Belle's suitor Gaston learns about their relationship he and the villagers march to the enchanted castle to slay the Beast.
The Beast loses his life before the last petal falls. Seeing her lover lifeless, Belle professes her love, and the spell is undone reviving the prince.
6. Aladdin (1992)
Aladdin an animated film that features princess Jasmine was released in 1992. Jasmine is voiced by Linda Larkin.
Aladdin is the story of a street urchin who meets the beautiful Jasmine, daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. The princess is obliged to marry a prince as a law rather than love
The street urchin's luck changes when he came across a magical lamp that unleashes a genie that grants three wishes. Aladdin then wishes to become a prince in order to woo the princess.
He then arrives in the palace as Prince Ali of Ababwa in search of the princess. As they begin a chapter of love in their lives they must defeat Jafar and his evil plan of overthrowing Jasmine's father and becoming the Sultan.
7. Pocahontas (1995)
The movie is based on the real-life woman Powhatan woman named Pocahontas. Disney's Pocahontas was released in 1995.
This film showcases the love story of a young American Indian woman and Captain John Smith who journeyed to the New World with other settlers.
The Chief of Powhatan has pledged his daughter to be wedded to the village's best warrior. But the brave princess has other ideas. She has seen a vision of a spinning arrow that she believes that change is coming.
Her vision becomes a reality when her life begins to change when the Captain arrives in the New World. The pair has to prevent a war between Governor Ratcliffe and Powhatan as they save the love toward one another.
8. Mulan (1998)
Mulan is based on the Chinese folk heroine Hua Mulan. Disney released the animated movie in 1998.
The film depicts the story of a doting daughter who joins the army in his father's place while being in disguise as a man. She then begins her training with fellow recruits in the camp.
After the Huns' invasion, Mulan and other troopers are on their way to the north. As they march to the north the warrior comes up with a plan to help ward off the invasion. The young female warrior also falls for the dashing Captain Li Shang.
9. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The Princess and the Frog was released in 2009. The film features Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.
This fairytale has a modern twist, the young girl Tianna dreams of opening her own restaurant in New Orleans. But her idea is kept on hold after she meets Prince Naveen who was transformed into a frog by an evil Dr. Facilier.
Naveen mistakes Tiana as a princess and asks her to kiss him so that he could turn back into a human. But when their lip-locked Naveen didn't transform into a human instead Tiana becomes a frog.
The two of them fall for each other during their adventurous journey to find the cure.
10. Tangled (2010)
Tangled follows the story of a lost princess named Rapunzel. The animated film was released in 2010.
The young baby princess Rapunzel has magical hair from the sundrop flower that her mother drank when she was in her womb. Knowing the flower's magical powers of healing a witch named Mother Gothel kidnaps the young princess in order to stay young forever.
Mother Gothel raises Rapunzel in a hidden tower and never lets her outside. The long-lost princess now is a teenager with 70 feet long hair. As she has been in the tower for her entire life she is curious to know about the outside world and wishes to see the floating lights on her 18th birthday.
One day a thief named Flynn Ryder climbs the tower but is held captive by Rapunzel. The young girl strikes a deal with Flynn to act as her guide to the floating lights so that he could get the stolen satchel back.
During their journey, Rapunzel and Flynn grow close and the long-lost princess also discovers her true identity.
11. Brave (2012)
Brave features Princess Merida the first Disney princess created by Pixar. The film was released in 2012.
The film takes place in medieval Scotland and depicts the story of a rebellious princess named Merida who wants to control her own fate and defy the tradition and expectations of her mother and Queen Elinor.
When the rebellious princess learns that she is to be betrothed to the first-born son of other kingdoms. She seeks out the help of a witch in order to change her mother's mind. The spell backfires as it turns Elinor into a bear.
The mother-daughter duo must work together to undo the spell.
12. Frozen (2013)
Frozen showcases the story of two princesses Elsa and Anna. Frozen was released in 2013.
The older sister Elsa has the power to control and create ice and snow. When the two sisters were playing Elsa accidentally injures Anna with her powers. The fear of hurting her loved ones took over Princess Elsa locked herself from society and her beloved sister.
After their parents tragic demise, Elsa takes over the throne. During the reception of the coronation day, Elsa accidentally unleashes winter on Arendelle and runs away.
Anna promises the people of the kingdom that she would find her sister and bring back summer. Along the way, Anna meets Kristoff and his reindeer Sven who helps her to find Elsa and save Arendelle from the harsh winter.
13. Moana (2016)
Moana the story of an adventurous teenage girl was released in 2016. The character of Moana is voiced by Auli'i Cravalho.
Moana goes on a journey to find the demigod Maui and convince him to return the heart of the goddess Te Fiti which he stole and caused a curse that spread across the island.
As Moana and Maui journey through the ocean, they learn to trust and bond with each other. During the journey, the young girl discovers her identity as a strong and capable leader.
14. Frozen II (2019)
Frozen 2 is the sequel to the highly successful film Frozen. The sequel was released in 2019.
The sequel follows the story of Elsa and Anna as they embark on a journey about their family's past and Elsa's magical power. Their friends Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven also join the sisters in the enchanted forest.
In the enchanted forest they come across the Northuldra tribe and learn that Elsa and Anna's grandfather had made a promise to the tribe's leader which he had broken. That resulted in the forest being trapped in eternal mist and the tribe being unable to leave.
Elsa discovers that the mysterious voice calling out to her is coming from a mystical elemental spirit representing the element of water. In order to save her kingdom, she must find the other elements.
The group sets out on an adventurous journey to find the other elemental spirits.
15. Raya and the Last Dragon (2019)
Newest Disney princess movie Raya and the Last Dragon was released in 2019. The character of Raya is voiced by Kelly Marie Tran.
The animated film takes place in the fictional land of Kumandra where humans and dragons lived in harmony until an evil monster known as Drunn threatens to destroy everything. In order to save humanity the dragons sacrifice themselves and the land was divided into five tribes.
The film follows the story of a young warrior princess Raya who embarks on a journey to find the last dragon Sisu and stop the evil monster.
Disney Princesses In Order Of Their Age
The list of Disney Princesses in order of their age given below is ranked from the oldest to the youngest.
- Elsa - 21 years old
- Cinderella - 19 years old
- Tiana - 19 years old
- Pocahontas - 18 years old
- Rapunzel - 18 years old
- Anna - 18 years old
- Raya - 18 years old
- Belle - 17 years old
- Ariel - 16 years old
- Aurora - 16 years old
- Mulan - 16 years old
- Merida - 16 years old
- Jasmine - 15 years old
- Snow White - 14 years old
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