What's a ディズニー Princess?
What makes a ディズニー Princess?

There are several points that make a ディズニー female character a ディズニー Princess;
She must be produced によって hand drawing, she must sing at least once in her movie (in solo または duet) and she must either be born to royalty または marry into royalty または in some cases, both.

The OTPs

Princess Snow White, Princess Aurora, Princess Ariel and Princess シンデレラ were all painfully hand drawn によって the ディズニー artists and were animated to have at least one song meeting the technical side of their requirements. Princess Snow White, Princess Aurora, Princess Ariel were born to royalty and marry into royalty while シンデレラ only married into royalty meeting the characteristic requirements.
This makes them the Original True Princess.

The CTPs

However the story is far from over as there are other princesses; such as Belle and Jasmine.
Belle was the first Princess who wasn’t just hand drawn, she was also made using a Computer アニメーション Production System または CAPS, developed によって ピクサー・アニメーション・スタジオ for Disney. バッジ allowed the artists to combine their hand drawn art with computer generated art, which made it a lot easier to do wonderful artistic scene like the famous ‘Tale as old as time’ waltz. This wonderful scene was made so beautiful によって バッジ ability to create a computer-generated ballroom, put in the hand drawn dancers and make the camera mover around in any way they want. This process made the waltz almost seem real!
So in some ways Belle was hand drawn but was animated as a computer image… but she is still a Princess as she married Beast または Prince Adam as his name was released to be. So Belle is a Computerised True Princess.
The 次 princess under inspection is ジャスミン from Aladdin, the only princess who is not related in some way to her film’s title. She is rather simple to understand; like Belle, ジャスミン was made using バッジ and hand drawings, sings a duet with アラジン and she is a Sultan’s daughter, which in Arabia, the setting, is equivalent to a king in ヨーロッパ so his daughter is a Princess; a Computerised True Princess.
The last princess who could be called a Computerised True Princess is Tiana the youngest and newest princess. She might be set in a modern world, a new for a ディズニー Princess, but she is hand drawn with CAPS, sings and does marry a prince, prince Naveen. I will admit at first, I did not believe that this character could be called a ディズニー princess but after seeing the movie, I changed my mind and now happily call her a princess.

The CPs

Then we come to the difficult ones; Pocahontas and Mulan.
Both made with バッジ and Hand drawings, both do sing solos または duets but the problem with calling them ディズニー princesses is… they are not princesses!
Neither marry princes, または even fall in 愛 princes and neither are daughters of kings and queens.
It is possible to argue Pocahontas’s claim to royalty, her father is the chief = leader for a tribe so on a long shot, she is a princess but in my personal opinion, as she does not marry a prince, does not have a determined royal mother または father, she is not a princess.
Mulan… she has no claim what so ever to Princess-hood. She isn’t born to a king, just a normal solider who became a farmer after the war and his wife. She doesn’t marry a prince but a general in her 秒 movie. She has no claim at all to be a princess.
But ディズニー still calls them princess but I class them as Computerised Princess (not True Princess as… well they aren’t princesses.)

The questionable ones

There are some 'unofficial' ディズニー princesses who meet some of the requirements; Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Tinker ベル from Peter Pan series and Giselle from Disney’s 魔法にかけられて cartoon. However; Alice sings, is hand drawn but isn’t born to royalty and she doesn’t even meet someone to call a prince; that is one factor that makes ムーラン a possible princess, she has Shang.
ティンカーベル doesn’t need to be classed as a princess anymore; she has her own category, the ディズニー 妖精 after the release and success of a prequel called ‘Tinkerbell’.
For part of her movie, Giselle is animated but then becomes live action………… Even ディズニー don’t count her as a princess.

The Future

So what of the future?
Tangled… Rapunzel. She sings, she is born to be a princess, she is…… COMPUTER ANIMATED. 100% computer animated. 2 factors out of 3 but the missing factor is the most important factor… can we call a princess who’s only spark is that of a computer? Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Tiana, Pocahontas and ムーラン all have a heart. They were worked on for months to make sure each individual cell was perfect and detailed… they may have been animated によって a computer but they were 与えられた life によって hand.
Does Rapunzel have that heart?

The joy

In the end, no matter what I say, the only things that matters is what あなた believe and what あなた think in your ハート, 心 makes a princess.

That is the joy of Disney.

The Original True Princess, Computerised True Princess and a Computerised Princess.