Who Was First?

I have heard many people say which Disney Princess movie was the first to teach girls they don’t need a man to save them. But it’s not the one you might think. It’s not Frozen, it’s not Brave. It isn’t even Mulan. Check out my latest graphic to see what the true answer is. ;)


7 thoughts on “Who Was First?

  1. The Little Mermaid came out in 1989, Pocahontas in 1995, Mulan in 1998, then of course Brave in 2012 and Frozen in 2013. I actually made this edit going from the most recent release to the oldest. :)

  2. Please don’t include Ariel. She didn’t loose her legs. She gave up her fins to get legs. She was so man hungry she made a deal that eventually put the whole ocean at risk. Her father sacrificed himself to save her. Then Eric had to eventually rescue her. That girl was so hopelessly stupid that she needed two men to save her.

  3. Hi.
    Just wanted to leave a comment because this upsets me…
    Ariel did save Eric’s life (I think twice) but HE saved the world from Ursula which Ariel obviously DIDN’T.
    She couldn’t even save herself from the curse as she had the whole world to help her.

    By the way: If you look at the subject, you’ll see that Mulan, Merida and Pocahontas might be fitting but Ariel… not really. (Already said why not.)
    And seriously now: You think saving men is the same as saving yourself? I think we already stated that that misses the point…
    But to Pocahontas’ defence, I must say that she brought peace to two cultures who once were enemies. That’s cool too, isn’t it? It’s one of the films to show that you don’t even have to be tomboyish like Mulan or Merida to go up in the world.

    So, I think THAT’S the final order:
    1. Mulan
    2. Pocahontas
    3. Merida
    4. Frozen

    [ P.S.: Frozen’s hype and the “Frozen is the first movie to” s*** is totally annoying.
    Could you just calm down? It’s just a movie! You don’t have to make that many fan articles because of that! ]

    • The edit isn’t intended to definitively state which princess was first to save herself, but rather as an argument between the princesses on who, generally speaking, was not just a damsel in distress. I meant it to be humorous, not factual. You make a good point, but one thing to remember is that if Ariel hadn’t saved Eric, he wouldn’t have been alive to save the world. I don’t think being strong is just about saving yourself, and to me the edit is contradicting “needing a man to save you” with “the princess saving the man.” Hope this makes sense. XD

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