The Disney Princesses franchise has evolved over the years, with each era of princesses reflecting the values and aspirations of the time. The franchise began with the Classics Era (1937-1959), which featured passive and temperate princesses such as Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. These princesses were waiting for someone to come rescue them and fit squarely into conventional beauty standards.
The Renaissance Era (1989-1999) of Disney princesses, also called the “rebel children era,” appears to have been in response to a wake-up call for a needed transition from being conventional to being a reformer. While the Renaissance Era improved on the Classics Era by making princesses curious about the world rather than doing the housework for others, Disney still stuck to the motif of princesses needing someone. This era includes Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Mulan.
The latest era of Disney princesses, the New-Age Era, also known as the “independent woman era,” is the most recent and most equal era of Disney. It includes Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Elsa, Anna, and more. These princesses are self-sufficient and independent, embodying the new definition of a princess.
Our list below mixes up the Renaissance & New-Age Era of Disney Princesses, which we deem as “modern-day”.
You can click on the yellow highlighted text or images to purchase various Disney Princess products from eBay. We are a proud eBay affiliate.
PLAY OUR VIDEO BELOW!
Donate to the upkeep of our site. Any amount is profoundly appreciated. Thanks!
InvestComics; PO Box 22621, West Palm Beach FL 33416