The different eras of Disney Princesses

According to when they made their debut, the Disney Princesses can be classified into 3 different eras. Also, the earlier the era the less 'independent' she seems to be.

Era #1: 1937 - 1959

Princesses of this Era:

Aurora, Snow White, Cinderella
Aurora, Snow White, Cinderella

Characteristics:

  • Passive
  • Temperate
  • Dreamers
  • Classic ideal of beauty
  • Waiting for their prince to come

Era #2: 1989 - 1992

Princesses of this Era:

Jasmine, Ariel, Belle
Jasmine, Ariel, Belle

Characteristics:

  • Curious
  • Rebellious
  • Adventurous
  • Independent
  • Still need some rescuing

Era #3: 1995 - 2009

Princesses of this Era:

Mulan, Tiana, Pocahontas
Mulan, Tiana, Pocahontas

Characteristics:

  • Gutsy
  • Stubborn
  • Strong convictions
  • Hero of their own stories
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