All 33 Movies Featuring Disney Princesses in Chronological Order (Including Live-action Movies)

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Disney’s Princesses are an important part of Disney’s tradition. Although the first princess has been around since 1937, the brand itself is relatively new, so the older members had to be added retroactively. Be that as it may, the Princess brand is one of the most recognizable and popular brands Disney has to offer, and because of that, we have decided to give you a list of all animated and live-action movies that feature them.

There are 14 Princesses in total at the time of writing. While each of them has had one major feature in which she appeared, some have also had other minor appearances in other movies (usually direct-to-video sequels); this article will contain all of these appearances.

Editor’s Note: This watch order was updated in December 2023 with the latest addition to the Disney Princess franchise – ‘Wish’

All 33 Disney Princesses movies in release date order, including live-action movies

The brand started back in 1937 with the release of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ and since then has included more than 20 animated movies and numerous live-action movies adapting the old tales. The roster of princesses grew as well and came to include a variety of cultures. Here are all the movies featuring Disney Princesses in release date order:

Animated primary movies featuring Disney princesses

  1. ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ (1937)
  2. ‘Cinderella’ (1950)
  3. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (1959)
  4. ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989)
  5. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (1991)
  6. ‘Aladdin’ (1992)
  7. ‘The Return of Jafar’ (2004)
  8. ‘Pocahontas’ (1995)
  9. ‘Aladdin and the King of Thieves’ (1996)
  10. ‘Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas’ (1997)
  11. ‘Mulan’ (1998)
  12. ‘Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World’ (1998)
  13. ‘Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World’ (1998)
  14. ‘The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea’ (2000)
  15. ‘Cinderella II: Dreams Come True’ (2002)
  16. ‘Mulan II’ (2004)
  17. ‘Cinderella III: A Twist in Time’ (2007)
  18. ‘The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning’ (2008)
  19. ‘The Princess and the Frog’ (2009)
  20. ‘Tangled’ (2010)
  21. ‘Brave’ (2012)
  22. ‘Tangled Ever After’ (2013)
  23. ‘Moana’ (2016)
  24. ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ (2018)
  25. ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ (2021)
  26. ‘Wish’ (2023)

Live-action movies featuring Disney Princess

  1. ‘Maleficent’ (2014)
  2. ‘Cinderella’ (2015)
  3. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017)
  4. ‘Aladdin’ (2019)
  5. ‘Maleficient: Mistress of Evil’ (2019)
  6. ‘Mulan’ (2020)
  7. ‘The Little Mermaid’ (2023)

Are all movies featuring Disney Princesses connected? What’s the best way to watch them?

While Disney princess movies may share some common themes and elements, they don’t necessarily exist in a single, interconnected universe like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Each Disney princess movie tends to stand alone, with its own unique story and characters. Besides, all Disney Princesses are part of their own franchises. For example, The Little Mermaid has her own movie series, just like Cinderella, so release date order is the best approach. However, you can also follow the chronological order since some movies take place in vastly different timelines which don’t necessarily correspond to the release date order.

All movies featuring Disney Princesses in Chronological Order

Now, the chronological order of Disney Princesses movies starts with Aladdin since it’s by far the most historically detached series when we take into account the current era and ends with ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Here’s the chronological order:

  1. ‘Moana’ – Takes place approximately 0 – 50 A.D. 2,000 years ago.
  2. ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ – Takes place thousands of years ago; continuity is not clear
  3. ‘Aladdin’ – Takes place approximately in 300 A.D.
  4. ‘The Return of Jafar’ -Takes place approximately in 301 A.D.
  5. ‘Aladdin and the King of Thieves’ -Takes place approximately in 305 A.D.
  6. ‘Brave’ – Takes place approximately in 900 A.D.
  7. ‘Wish’ – Takes place between 1200 and 1300
  8. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ – Takes place in the 1300s.
  9. ‘Mulan’ – Takes place in the 1400s.
  10. ‘Mulan II’ – Takes place in 1400s.
  11. ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ – Takes place in the 1550s.
  12. ‘Pocahontas’ – Takes place in 1607.
  13. ‘Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World’ – Takes place in 1617.
  14. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – Takes place in the 1700s.
  15. ‘Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World’ – Takes place in the 1700s.
  16. ‘Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas’ Takes place in the 1700s.
  17. ‘The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning – Takes place in the 1700s (official prequel).
  18. ‘The Little Mermaid’ – Takes place in the 1700s.
  19. ‘The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea – Takes place in the 1700s.
  20. ‘Tangled’ – Takes place between 1780 and 1850.
  21. ‘Tangled Ever After’ – Takes place between 1780 and 1850 but two years after the original movie.
  22. ‘Cinderella’ – Takes place between 1850 and 1900.
  23. ‘Cinderella II: Dreams Come True’ – Takes place between 1850 and 1900.
  24. ‘Cinderella III: A Twist in Time’ – Takes place between 1850 and 1900.
  25. ‘The Princess and the Frog’ – Takes place in 1926.

* ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet wasn’t included in the list because it takes place outside of Disney Princess continuity.

Chronology of live-action movies

Now, since the live-action movies are basically retellings of the original tales, we decided to separate them into their own live-action continuity:

  1. ‘Aladdin’ – Takes place at approximately 1000. B.C.
  2. ‘Mulan’ – Takes place sometime between 300 and 700 A.D.
  3. ‘Maleficent’ – Takes place in the 1300s.
  4. ‘Maleficient: Mistress of Evil’ – Takes place in the 1300s, five years after the first movie.
  5. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – Takes place in the 1700s.
  6. ‘The Little Mermaid’ – Takes place in the 1700s.
  7. ‘Cinderella’ – Takes place in the mid-to-late 1800s.

*Take into account that almost all years and time periods are only approximate since most movies never make it clear what time period they are set in, and most take place in fictional lands or highly fictionalized countries that are simply loosely inspired by real-life locations.

Where to watch the movies mentioned above?

You can watch all animated and live-action movies featuring Disney Princesses on Disney+. This isn’t surprising at all, considering that it’s home to all content licensed or created by Disney. But, if you’re not up for another streaming subscription, you will be pleased to know that all movies are also available for purchase on digital marketplaces such as Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, and Microsoft Store.

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Will there be more movies featuring Disney Princesses?

As far as live-action Disney Princess movies are concerned, we do know that Snow White’s live-action remake is in the works, with Rachel Zegler in the main role. There’s also a highly anticipated ‘Aladdin’ sequel being developed.

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