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Is Your Favorite Disney Princess the Most Popular?

Snow White was the first Disney Princess, making her debut in 1937, but which princess is the most popular? If you're a Disney fan, you've probably watched your favorite Disney princess movie countless times. You wouldn't be alone in that! Melissa, the iconic jelly footwear brand, did the digging for us using Google search data on which is the most popular Disney Princess, and the results are in!

We've Met Many a Princess Since 1937

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Disney's vast collection of 812 films dates back to the release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937, and we've met many princesses in this world of magical stories, but not all are official Disney Princesses.

Only 13 Are Official Princesses

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According to Disney, their official princess are Ariel, Moana, Aurora, Rapunzel, Merida, Jasmine, Cinderella, Snow White, Pocahontas, Belle, Raya, Tiana, and Mulan. There have been other princess characters in Dinsey movies, but these ar the ones that get the nod as far as being “official” Disney Princesses.

Belle From Beauty and the Beast Reigns Supreme!

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When it comes to which classic Disney princess movie the nation searched for the most this past year, the winner is none other than “Beauty and the Beast.”

According to Google US searches it receives an average of 368,000 Google searches a month!

Interest in Beauty and the Beast Rose Over the Past Year

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There are two other princesses in the top of search results, but “Beauty and the Beast” saw a remarkable surge in interest, with a whopping 22% increase year over year. It seems that the timeless tale of Belle and the Beast continues to capture the hearts of Disney enthusiasts across the country.

Two More Beloved Princesses Tie for Second

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The competition is fierce in the realm of Disney princesses. Tied for second place with just as many hits are the beloved “Frozen” and “Cinderella.” These two classics have maintained their popularity, each receiving a significant share of the spotlight.

Up and Coming

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Following closely behind Frozen and Cinderella is “The Princess and the Frog” with 135,000 searches. This is a giant surge in interest with the new release coming up in 2024.

For Fourth Place, We Go Under the Sea

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“The Little Mermaid” had 49,500 average monthly searches, making it fourth place in the princess popularity rankings.

Still a Favorite

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And, over 80 years since the initial release, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” remains popular with 33,100 average searches per month.

Still Being Discovered by a Younger Generation

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These movies have dedicated fan bases who can't get enough of their favorite princesses and their enchanting adventures, and they share this love with their children.

This article was put together with the help of Melissa shoes. For those who share a love for all things Disney, Melissa has created a diverse range of jelly footwear inspired by these timeless tales. These shoes allow little ones to match their favorite Disney characters in style.

Movies You Both Love: A Great Way to Connect With Your Kids.

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When you're looking for ways to spend time together, movies can be a way to have something to chat about and a way to relax together. We put together this list of easy ways to connect so you can find more ways to spend quality time with your kids.

Managing Screen Time Is a Must

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For all that they're a lot of fun; screens can also take over. Making a plan with your family about how you use technology can make managing screen time more peaceful.

Got a Kid More Interested in Percy Jackson Than Disney Princesses?

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We have you covered when it comes to gift ideas for Percey Jackson lovers.

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