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Why is Cinderella the most popular disney princess and not Snow White (who actaully has a star on the hollywood walk of fame), Belle, and Ariel?

I don't have anything against Cinderella but if Snow White has a star on the hollywood walk of fame and her movie was the biggest disney princess success and sleeping beauty was the second disney princess success shouldn't they along with Belle and Ariel be more popular then Cinderella? I can see why Aurora would not be that popular because she was the main charater who had less screentime but shouldn't Snow White and Belle and Ariel be more popular than Cinderella? My parents said that when they were kids , Snow White was the most popular princess and not Cinderella. So why is Cinderella the most popular disney princess and not Snow White, Belle, and Ariel?
 Purpledolphin posted over a year ago
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magicfairydust said:
Cinderella is the most popular because she's the most iconic. EVERYBODY knows her story because it may be the most popular fairytale of ALL TIME. Every country and culture has their own version of Cinderella. As the person above me said, Walt's favorite princess was Cinderella. That may have played a part in her popularity. Cinderella's story is simply the epitome of disney magic. It's just such an iconic fairytale.
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TheCrystalRing said:
I think that Cinderella is the most popular at the Disney parks and stores because Walt himself liked her movie the best. Or at least that's what I think.
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posted over a year ago 
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well then Walt had good taste-he was right
retrolove83 posted over a year ago
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Yeah, he said his favorite moments from his films was when the fairy god mother changed Cinderella's dress from rags to the iconic blue gown.
skyqueen17 posted over a year ago
retrolove83 said:
As an adult, now my favorite Disney princess film is The Little Mermaid, yet my fave Disney princess is Belle. Yet growing up I really really enjoyed the movie Cinderella. I can't explain it, there was just a magic to that movie that captivated me as a child. Not entirely sure what it was, but I saw Snow White growing up many times also and i found the movie semi-boring. It didn't keep my attention like Cinderella. And also it goes to say as a child my fave Disney princess was Cinderella. I remember wishing I looked like her. So even though Cinderella isn't my fave anymore-as a child her and her movie captivated me.
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posted over a year ago 
maryksand said:
I think it has to do with the fact that Cinderella as a fairy tale is probably more popular and the Disney adaptation ended up being so refreshing and inspiring because she was actually a heroine of her own story while Snow was a little supressed and pushed to the background by her little friends that ended up being more well developed characters than her, but that's just my personal opinion and my reasoning.

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posted over a year ago 
PrincessLD said:
Cinderella is the most popular because everyone knows her story, and they like it. As the other fans said, it was Walt Disney's favorite princess. Even he said that his favorite animation was when Cinderella dress is change to the beautiful silver dress. We love her nice personality and that she never give up in believing that her dreams would come true ( That relates from Walt Disney believe). She is my favorite Disney Princess for her personality and almost all her fans agree with me in that. The other princesses have a great personality, but not compare to Cinderella. Thats why she is the leader of the Disney Princesses
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posted over a year ago 
TheFabulousFAN said:
well cinderella is my favorite but she is not that popular, but she is the best for me because her story is classic and lovely but belle is 2nd and ariel is third snowWhite is 6th in my opinion and you would be surprised how many people don't like cinderella because she is so popular, and actually since 1950 (when cinderella was released) she has been the most popular ever since, idk why i even like her its just something about her, but if you ask most people on fanpop who there favorite disney princess chances are they wont say Cinderella, plus the other princesses you mention still have high rankings
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posted over a year ago 
Tygers_Eye said:
When you say "most popular," do you mean as in the most amount of people list her as their favorite, or most prominently featured in merchandising?

On the former, I'm almost positive that Cinderella is not the most popular (or beloved) princess. Ask around anywhere you go on the street or on the internet, and odds are most people will say their favorite is Ariel (whom I detest), Belle, or Mulan.

As for why she's featured most prominently in the merchandizing, I have to agree with magicfairydust (the first poster) and say she's the most iconic. She has the most iconic look, story, personality, etc. Everything about her embodies what we know about Disney magic, dreams, wishes, fairy tales, princesses, etc. While Snow White technically started it all and was the most beloved in her day... I don't know. There's something about Cinderella that has become the walking embodiment of what we know as Disney Princesses.
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