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Frozen 2 countdown: revisiting the Disney Princess movies


The divine Disney duo of Anna and Elsa return to our screens in Frozen 2. So it may be time to start preparing those lungs right now, as writer-director Jennifer Kent and songwriters Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are promising a host of ear-worming new hits.

The journey this time takes us beyond Arendelle, as Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf the snowman (Josh Gad) and Sven the reindeer embark on another magical quest.

Frozen 2 Disney Princess movie poster

The release of the movie naturally calls to mind the rich and delightful legacy of classic Disney princess movies across the decades. We're therefore recapping the classics in chronological order of release.

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Want to see the genesis of Frozen and Frozen 2? Look no further than this landmark moment in movie animation, arguably the film that put Disney animated features on the map.

Find out more about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

2. Cinderella (1950)

From the glass slipper to the Fairy Godmother, 'Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo' to the pumpkin carriage, Disney's romantic fairy tale is one of his most famous.

Find out more about Cinderella.

3. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Aurora swoons and Prince Phillip battles the evil Maleficent in Disney's lavishly-appointed fairy tale romance.

Find out more about Sleeping Beauty.

4. The Little Mermaid (1989)

The fortunes of Disney animation were restored with this gorgeously animated and vibrantly scored fairy tale, which is credited with kickstarting the 'Disney renaissance' period.

Find out more about The Little Mermaid.

5. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Disney animation hit new levels of sophistication and beauty with this classic romantic tale, the first-ever animation to be Oscar-nominated for Best Picture.

Find out more about Beauty and the Beast.

6. Aladdin (1992)

Princess Jasmine makes a charming duo with the eponymous street urchin in Disney's classic animated adventure, which showcased a never-better Robin Williams as the Genie.

Find out more about Aladdin.

7. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Traditional hand-drawn animation made a vibrant comeback with this Louisiana-set tale, which introduces Disney animation's first-ever African-American princess.

Find out more about The Princess and the Frog.

8. Frozen (2013)

Disney's staggeringly successful updating of classic fairy tale The Snow Queen was hailed as a stirring and progressive classic, filled to the brim with memorable songs.

Find out more about Frozen.

9. Moana (2016)

Disney takes to the Pacific ocean in this inspiring story of a chieftain's daughter who seeks to restore the glory of her people. Oh, and Dwayne Johnson voices demi-god Maui. You're welcome!

Find out more about Moana.

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