There are countless resemblances between Disney movies. Two of them are that most of the main characters are princes and princesses and that they often have romantic relationships. However, there are many occasions when the princess would be better off without a prince, whether because he interrupted her or because she didn’t want him in the first place. These storylines demonstrate that these Disney princesses did not always need to be next to the princes.
Story: A brave teen sets sail on a risky mission to save her folks. Moana meets the formerly powerful demigod Maui along the way, who aids her in her quest to become a skilled wayfinder.
Together, they embark on an action-packed journey across the ocean, fighting enormous monsters and nearly impossible challenges. Moana accomplishes her ancestors’ long mission and discovers the one thing she has always desired: her own identity.
Story: Princess Merida, the bold and brave daughter of Scottish King Fergus and Queen Elinor, is a skilled archer determined to establish her own path in life.
Chaos arises in the kingdom as a result of her disobedience of a long-standing custom that enrages the Highland Lords. Merida seeks assistance from an odd witch, who grants her a cursed wish. Now, Merida must learn the true meaning of bravery and reverse a cruel curse before it’s too late.
Story: The lives of arrogant, free-spirited Prince Naveen and diligent waitress Tiana cross paths in The Princess and the Frog. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a deceitful voodoo magician. Tiana is also transformed into a frog after kissing the royalty that turned into a frog. Naveen and Tiana must break the spell and fulfill their dreams with the help of a Cajun firefly, a trumpet-playing alligator, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree.
Story: A young Chinese woman, learns that her unwell father will be selected into the army to fight the invasion of the Huns. Mulan makes a decision to disguise herself and enlist in his place, knowing that he will not survive the hardships of war.
Her ancestors are aware of her plan, and to prevent it, they send a tiny dragon named Mushu to join her to force her to abandon it. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he realizes she cannot be persuaded and decides to assist her in the dangerous times ahead.
Story: A young Native American woman named Pocahontas falls in love with Captain John Smith, who traveled to the New World with other colonizers to start new lives. However, Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas’ powerful father, disapproves of their relationship and wishes for her to marry a native warrior. Meanwhile, John Smith’s fellow Englishmen plan to steal the gold from the Native Americans. Is Pocahontas’ love for Smith strong enough to save the day?
Story: An enchantress casts a spell on a self-centered young prince and his palace servants, turning him into a horrible beast until he learns how to love and be loved. After the Beast imprisons Belle’s father, Maurice, the spirited village girl, enters the Beast’s castle. Belle starts to pull the cold-hearted Beast out of his separation with the help of his servants.
Story: Rapunzel, a long-lost princess with the lengthiest hair possible, has spent her entire life in an isolated tower, imagining the world and waiting to explore it. When Rapunzel begins to lose hope, an escaped prisoner called Flynn Rider approaches her tower and agrees to accompany her to see the lanterns that show up during her birthday in exchange for her returning his satchel filled with stolen jewels, including the lost princess’s glistening crown.