POLL RESULTS: Who is the best Disney princess?
As Frozen II has set the record for the highest-opening for an animated film of all time at the box office, ComingSoon.net asked its readers to vote on who is the greatest Disney princess of them all. With over 3000 votes, the results are in, check out who won below!
Who is the best Disney princess?
#1. Belle (Beauty and the Beast) (17%, 539 votes)
#2. Mulan (11%, 341 votes)
#3. Rapunzel (Tangled) (9%, 291 votes)
#4. Ariel (The Little Mermaid) (9%, 281 votes)
#5. Elsa (Frozen) (8%, 267 votes)
Though the Frozen franchise has been a real hit for modern audiences today, it appears Beauty and the Beast is beating out both classic characters and Anna and Elsa, though the latter does round out the top five spot. It also look as if ’90s kids have kept their heroines close to their hearts as the number two and number four spots are taken up by Mulan and Ariel from The Little Mermaid, while the number three spot saw recent Disney Studios’ Rapunzel from Tangled beat out other classic heroines.
Here are the rest of the results:
Moana (8%, 251 votes)
Jasmine (Aladdin) (8%, 243 votes)
Cinderella (6%, 204 votes)
Merida (Brave) (6%, 187 votes)
Tiana (The Princess and the Frog) (4%, 126 votes)
Anna (Frozen) (3%, 109 votes)
Snow White (3%, 95 votes)
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) (3%, 89 votes)
Pocahontas (2%, 77 votes)
Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) (1%, 42 votes)
The Disney Princess concept goes back over 80 years beginning with Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and was kept alive through the 1950s with the additions of the titular Cinderella and Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. After going without any new additions for almost 30 years, a new addition was found in Ariel from 1989’s The Little Mermaid. The ’90s saw a revitalization of the Disney Princesses with the introductions of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine from Aladdin, Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the titular heroes Pocahontas and Mulan. The recent years have seen another revitalization with the arrivals of Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, Merida from Brave, Anna and Elsa from the Frozen franchise and the titular Moana and Rapunzel.
Frozen 2 will see the return of stars Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Idina Menzel and Josh Gad (Murder on the Orient Express), as well as the additions of Sterling K. Brown (This is Us) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough.
The film is helm by Academy Award-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck with Peter Del Vecho serving as a producer. It also features music from Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 opens in U.S. theaters on November 22.
The first film was the smash hit of 2013, landing as the highest-grossing animated film of all-time and the highest-grossing film of the year with over $1.2 billion grossed worldwide. Frozen received rave reviews from critics and audiences, winning Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go,” which also reached the top five on the Billboard 100.