Snow White: German (not dutch, there are no castles in the netherlands)
Sleeing Beauty: most likely great Britain (there is no obvious distinction if it's French or German, so that's the best guess)
Belle: French (obviously)
Jasmine: iraqi (even though the fashion and cultural attitude is highly inaccurate)
Pocahontas: Jamestown, Virginia US
Mulan: Alaska haha jk..... China
Tiana: New Orleans, Louisiana US
Rapunzel: German (Saxon) (there are also many claimes it takes place in Turkey or another Ocean surrounded country, but no ones really sure because they based the town on Fantasy land XD)
Belle & Cinderella are from France.
Jasmine is from the fictional city of Agrabah, which is based off Bagdhad, so she is from Iraq.
Ariel is from Denmark
Mulan is from China
Pocahontas is from North America (Virginia)
Snow White is from Germany
Aurora...in Sleeping Beauty it never outright explains where she is from, but possibly Germany or England.
Giselle (not a princess): Starts off in Andalasia in cartoon form now she is in NY with Robert
Tiana: new princess: New Orleans
Snow White: Germany??
Hope that will help ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm going to argue Germany for Aurora--her castle is based on Neuschwanstein.
I'll agree with the folks who say French for Cinderella. Her stepmother is Lady Tremaine, and a family named DuBois (Doo-bwahhhhhh) is mentioned at the ball.
Belle, French, duh.
Jasmine, Arabic, ditto.
Snow White and Ariel were both listed for their best known authors: Germany's Grimms and Denmark's Andersen, respectively. Though, technically, I suppose Ariel is Atlantican...just as Giselle is Andalasian.
Pocahontas and Tiana, American--though in different ways.
Esmerelda, unknown... Gypsies in France in 1482 could be Muslim, Jewish, bi-racial, tri-racial, anything the French aristocracy didn't like--hence, the living in exile. Maybe some Spanish in her? Perhaps North African?
And Rapunzel? We could guess as we did for Snow White and argue Grimms Brothers = German. But, rumor has it she's stylized in French Roccoco, so we'll see. Guess they're giving up on the polite nod to globalization and going back to indefinable western-European white girls.
The Disney Princesses are from these nations! And As i have the proofs there will be no further arguements!!
1)Snow White: Netherlands/Dutch Republic
Wikipedia tells this and the article is semi-protected too so this cant be wrong!
Again by wikipedia and in the movie whenat the end Lady tremaine goes to wake her daughtrs to tell them about Duke's coming the micegus and jaq also follow her through the opening of a FLEUR DE LIS sign which is an important FRENCH SIGN!
3) Aurora: French
At the end when the fairies appear in the balcony there is a cloth hanging which shows FLEUR DE LIS signs which is an important French sign!
4) Ariel: Russia
Ursula says in poor unfortunate souls that the wind come out of the Caspian Sea proving that Ariel was either eurasian or Asian and not purely european
5) Belle: French
6) Pocahontas: Virginian/American
7) Mulan: Chinese
8) Tiana: Canadian(New Orleans)
9) Rapunzel: Turkish
The Castle Shape and Kingdom Dance tune are from a Turkish Annual Festival.,., Afterall John Lasseter stated that Rapunzel will not be a European Princess butfrom either Africa or Western Asia!
10) Jasmine: Saudi Arabia
The first song by the storyteller tells us they are Arabian Nights!
Elsa and Anna : Norway
Tiana: New Orleans, Louisiana US
Snow White: Germany
Pocahontas: Virginia US
Jane: England, but in the future lives in Africa
Belle & Cinderella are from France.
Jasmine is from Iraq.
Ariel is from Denmark
Mulan is from China
Pocahontas is from North America (Virginia)
Snow White is from Germany
Aurora...in Sleeping Beauty is from Germany or England.
Tiana is from North America (Louisiana)
Well, I agree that Belle and Cinderella are from France and Jasmine might be from Iran. Mulan, Pocahontas and Tiana are easy as well.
With Aurora it might be a little tricky. The Names Phillip an Stefan or Stephan ( Prince and Auroras father) are originally greek the name Hubertus (Phillips father) has german origin. From the movies design it could be medieval Germany or England, but you must keep in mind that in that time (depends on when it takes place) Europe wasn't the Europe we know today. And maybe Disney just took different europian Symbols, names etc and mixed them up a little bit and out came this europian like country.
There is also both a german (Brother Grimm) and french (Charles Perrault) version of the fairytale...
The forest in Snow White could be the Black Forest in Germany, but otherwhise I can't find any clues about it in the movie. Of course it would be only logical to asume that she is german as the fairy tale was collected by the Brothers Grimm.
I don't know how you can get the Idea that Rapunzel is turkish though...
In general I think it's an interesting discussion but really...Disney is American and I don't mean to be rude but some Americans have sometimes a little weird image of Europe and mix thinks a little bit up sometimes ;) So I wouldn't be to pig-headed on that topic.
Some of the answers on here are stupid! Tiana, from Canada? Really?
I am going to guess at a few. Based on fashions, names, etc.
Cinderella: Russia based on the clothes, her stepsisters names and the fashions of the men as well.
Aurora: I personally think she is Italian. There are blonde Italians in North Italy.
Ariel: Just guessing, maybe English or Scottish. I really think Scottish though.
Belle: Obviously French.
Tiana: American. Duh.
Merida: Scottish. Her accent gives that away.
Jasmine: Middle Eastern.
Pocahontas: Native American.
Mulan: is NOT really a Princess... Her beaux was a Captain, not a prince.
Snow White: I think Dutch or German.
Rapunzel: Probably German.
Cinderella and Belle are defientatly French
Ariel is from the Atlantic ocean for sure
Nala: Africa (Kenya I think)
Aurora; northern Italy (Stefan's kingdom is in Northern Italy, and Hubert's kingdom is in southern Germany, with both countries bordering the Alps.)
Snow white and rapunzel: German (or the way germany was during the time period:Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
Snow White-*what is now* Germany
Sleeping Beauty-*what is now* Germany
Belle-*what is now* France
Esmarelda- probably had many ethnicities but probably most prominently Spanish
Cinderella-*what is now* France
I'm not sure if I missed anyone, but if I did please tell me :)
Snow White: Germany
Aurora: Either Germany or France
Ariel: I don't know
Jane: Tarzan takes place in Africa but she's English
Tiana: New Orleans, USA
Rapunzel: Maybe Germany
Snow White: German or French
Cinderella: French (at the ball, there announcing the woman in madomoseille)
Aurora: French (shes obviously not British, no one in the movie has an accent)
Ariel: Atlantican (Her story is written from a Danish Author)
Belle: French obviously
Jasmine: Arabian or Iraq i guess
Pocahontas: Virginia(North America)
Mulan: Chinese obviously
Rapunzel: German or French
Merida: SCOTTISH DUH
SnowWhite:Germany,German judging by her dress,shoes,and castle as well as the queens dress
Cinderella: since her name is Italian she is Italian there is some confusion since her mouse friend is named jaq which is French and some think she is from England because of the clock but the original story as well as the disney story she is in Italy cinder-ELLA as well as her step sister's names drizella and Anastasia also even though many words are French like her step mother (lady tremaine) and they do say Madame and mademoiselle French was the Maine language in that point of time and being half Italian myself I think that she is Italian
Aroura/sleeping beauty:English, England based on dresses worn by characters and name of characters
Ariel: most likely Denmark as far as land mass but her story like every other fairy tale is mythical so she her self is from atlantica or Atlantis, atlantian
Belle: French, France obviously
Jasmine:Arabian, Arabia her city is the mythical city of agraba
Pocahontas:American, America james town Virginia obviously
Tiana: American,America her state Louisiana city New Orleans take place in the 1920's
Rapunzel: an off charted island but based on the European clothes most likely German, Germany
Merida:Scottish, Scottland Obviously
Un-Official princesses/ heroines
Anna/ice queen from the new movie FROZEN: I'm not sure if she is considered a Disney Princess yet but she is from a fictitious New England mountain called mount holliston though this can be debatable
Kida: Atlantian, Atlantis like ariel so I'm guessing by Denmark possibly, it takes place in 1914
Megaera/Meg: Ancient Greece
Esmerelda:French, France Notre dame tower
I am aware that there are more disney heroine but these are the only main ones I considered doing
Actually, Cinderella is Dutch, Snow White is German, belle is French and sleeping beauty is British, brave is obviously Scottish, princess tiana is American, Yasmin is Asian, Mulan is chianease, Pocahontas is Native American, and hunch back of Notre dame is French and Snow White may also be English, or German as I said at the start. Alice in wonderland is English, Ariel is Danish, repunzal is unknown, and frozen is too xxxx :) hope you found this useful!!
William and Jacob Grimm, the authors of the original fairytale, were German. Also, Snow White wear clogs while working as a maid for her stepmother. Clogs were wore by Germanic people that time, I believe.
There are fleur-de-lis on the walls of Cinderella's Chateau. The title "mademoiselle" (miss in French) is used many times through the movie. I believe that the surname of one elegible maiden at the ball is Dubois. That's French. Also, the version of the tale that Disney based of his movie is French.
The names sound very English to me - Stephan, Phillip, Leah, Samson.
I'm not so sure. The author of the fairytale was Danish. However, I've read an article in livejournal that said it was probably set in Portugal or Monaco, which I think is very reasonable. I've also heard people say it's set in Spain.
There are French words used through the movie (bonjour, mademoiselle, madame, l'amour, etc), Lumiere says it's France in Be Our Guest and the characters' names are French. Mrs. Potts, Chip and Cogsworth are English, though.
The opening song is called "Arabian Nights" But I've read that the culture show in the movie is more Iraqui than Arabian.
Pocahontas: Powhatan (Native American)
The movie is set in Jamestown, Virginia, USA. It's one of the main aspects of the plot.
There is a lot of Chinese elements in the movie: The Emperor of China, the Wall of China, Chinese names, the characters' physical appearance, the culture, the Ancestors, dragons.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The opening song is called "Down in New Orleans". Tiana's specialty is gumbo, which is, I believe, a dish of Cajun Cuisine. There's also a bayou in the movie and Lottie has a southern accent, no?
Rapunzel: German or Austrian
I don't know what to say. But I think the clothing is from Renaissance, the authors of the fairytale are the Brothers Grimm and Mozart is mentioned. He is Austrian, I believe.
The Stonehenge circles shown in the movie, the characters' accent and the men wear kilts - and other cultural symbols, but I don't know them.
1st Disney Princess, Snow White: German
2nd Disney Princess, Cinderella: French
3rd Disney Princess, Sleeping Beauty: Great Britain
4th Disney Princess, Ariel: Denmark
5th Disney Princess, Belle: French
6th Disney Princess, Jasmine: Iraqi
7th Disney Princess, Pocahontas: Native American from Jamestown, Virginia
8th Disney Princess, Mulan: China
9th Disney Princess, Tiana: New Orleans, Louisiana
10th Disney Princess, Rapunzel: German
11th Disney Princess, Merida: Scotland
12th & 13th Disney Princess, Elsa & Anna: Norway
Elsa and Ana are Norwegian, as they say, but Hans Christian Anderson wrote "The Snow Queen", which the movie "Frozen", was based on, in Denmark. It's a bit confusing because the movie is based less on the story.
Ariel-Altantican(Eric would have been a Danish prince-H.C. Anderson wrote the Little Mermaid)
Elsa and Anna-Scandinavian
Snow White- Germany
Tiana- New Orleans
Rapunzel- Italy or Austria
Anna and Elsa- Norway
jasmine i would say either persian or omani
ariel i would say maybe from the agean sea or south eastern france
cinderella probally german or maybe danish
snow white german
merida swedish or norwegian
Snow White and Rapunzel: German
Cinderella and Belle: French
Aurora: Unknown. She could be anywhere in Europe, most lily England. She could also be in France since it's a French fairytale.
Jasmine: Middle Eastern (which country is not made clear)
Pocahontas: Native American (specifically in Virginia)
Snow White- German
Ariel- Atlantic Ocean technically so maybe Atlantic
Jasmine- Iraq or Baghdad because where she lives, "Agrabah" is actually Baghdad
Pocahontas- Native American
Tiana- African- American
Anna and Elsa : Norway(the producers who made frozen took inspiration from Norway Like mountain, clothes and the castle is a Norwegian Church named stavkirke.
Belle : France
Ariel : Danmark( The little mermaid) is a Danish fairy tail wrote by the famous writer H.C Andersen. And in Danmark in the Capital Copenhagen there is a little mermaid made by metal in the sea.
Aurora & Snow White : Germany(the Princesses are from the Grimm brothers story's who are from Germany , and The big castle in (The Sleeping Beauty) is a inspiration from a beautiful castle in Germany called Neuschwanstein.
Cinderella : is also a Grimm brother fairy tale. But a France writer Charles Perrault made the most popular version
Mulan : China
Tiana : New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Pocahontas : Jamestown, Virginia USA
Merida : Scotland
Jasmine : Arabia
Rapunzel : Germany(the Grimm brothers)
Megara : Greece
Nala : Africa
Jane : England
Alice : England
Well OF COURSE Belle was from France! Belle literally means "Beautiful" in French and the title of the movie is "Beauty and the Beast". (;
So if it had been "Belle and the Beast", it would've meant the same thing. Isn't that a cool way of thinking? o.o
- Snow White & Rapunzel are most likely German.
- Cinderella & Belle are French.
- Aurora is either English or French.
- Ariel is from the sea, so...But the story's said to be set in Denmark where it originated from.
- Jasmine is from the fictional city of Agrabah, but I like to think Agrabah eventually became Agra, India, and the palace became the Taj Mahal. As an Indian-American, I can say I saw a lot of aspects of Indian culture in the film, much more than Middle-Eastern.
- Pocahontas is Native American.
- Megara is Greek.
- Mulan is Mandarin Chinese.
- Kida is from the lost continent of Atlantis, so she'd be Atlantean.
- Tiana is African-American.
- Merida is Scottish.
- Elsa & Anna are from Arendelle, but it was based on Norway.
Oh, and the upcoming Disney Princess, Moana, is said to be a Pacific Islander, so probably Polynesian. Can't wait for that one! :D
Not all of these have solid proof, because sometimes its impossible to answer without guessing, but here we go;
Snow White- Germany (Just seems to be the word on the subject, I don't know for sure.)
Cinderella-France (I feel this one is definitely France, as the words 'stately chateau' are used in the opening narration.)
Aurora- Somewhere in Europe (pretty much anyones guess, but it is somewhere that had neighbouring royal families in the 14th century).
Ariel- Denmark/France (Again, here we play a guessing game. Everything you read says Denmark, but other things make you think it could be french, eg. Chef louie and his accent, Ariel holding a baguette and wearing a Napoleon hat while driving the carriage).
Belle-France (The original story was french, Lumiere sings "after all miss, this is France" plus, many signs in the poor provincial town, Lumiere has a french accent and it seems everyone just knows it)
Jasmine - Arabia (everyone knows they live in the made up city of Agribah, as it is clearly stated in the film, but also, there is a song in the beginning with lyrics "arabian nights..." So it is at least definitely middle eastern)
Pocahontas- America, specifically Virginia. (Mentioned and obvious in the film, plus it is based on a true american story).
Mulan- China (its mention a bunch of times by various characters like her dad, and the whole theme just screams china with dragons etc)
Tiana- America (Obvious and the song sung many times featuring the line "Dreams do come true in new Orleans")
Rapunzel- Apparently Germany/Mystery ( I've read everywhere that it is set in Germany,because that is where the tale originated from, But really it is in a made up kingdom, which doesn't even have a name it is just called 'the kingdom' and has a sun for it's symbol)
Merida - Scotland (Her accent and hair colour are a dead give away if nothing else is. Plus you've got celtic ruins and such so its at least safe to say in that United kingdom area.)
Frozen- Norway ( It's been said everywhere and its quite believable given the climate shown in the film, so good enough for me. If you don't think so, you can at least count on the fact that it is set in the imaginary kingdom of Arendelle, somewhere close to the vicinity of wesletown).
Wooooo i love the princesses, devoted my whole life (20 years) to loving them!
for those of you that don't know... Snow White is German. Everything about her and the settings besides some animals scream Germany....Cinderella is Dutch. At the beginning of the movie it gives it away. Remember this was based in the 13th-14th century, which means most of Europe spoke French. Just because her STEP mother has a french last name means literally nothing. The French moved to other countries all the time....Aurora is English. The beginning of the movie is based in New Forest....Ariel is Danish. If you listen to Ursula sing she states Caspian sea. Pocahontas is Powhatan. And to be honest she was only 14 when she helped the English....Mulan- Chinese....Tiana is Creole. She comes from New Orleans and there people are Creole, not French, not Cajun, they are mixed with several culturals....Rapunzel is German. From bulidings to everything else. Remember this isn't modern day....Belle is French. Almost every persons name is French, the setting, everything....Merida is Scottish. It says it in the movie.....Jasmine is Arab. The beginning they are singing Araibian nights, can't get much clearer than that....Elsa/Anna are Norwegian. If you look through out the movie they drop little hints about where they are.
The other answers are incorrect. I have studied and analyzed the Official Disney Princess Lineup's source material and movies; I have investigated this thoroughly.I will go in order: Snow White is German, Cinderella is French, Aurora is French, Ariel is from the waters of Denmark, Belle is French, Jasmine is Arabian (her source material is 1001 Arabian Nights), Pocahontas is Native American, Mulan is Chinese, Tiana is African-American, Rapunzel is German, Merida is Scottish, Anna and Elsa, who have yet to be officially crowned part of the Official Disney Princess Lineup, are Norwegian. Finally, in 2018, the Polynesian Princess, Moana Wailiki will be introduced in the Disney Film, "Moana". She is expected to be included in the Official Disney Princess Lineup. I hope I helped answer your question.
Snow White - Germany
Cinderella - France
Ariel - Denmark
Belle - France
Mulan - China
Pocahontas - America (Native)
Jasmine - Arabian Peninsula
Tiana - America
Rapunzel - Germany
Merida - Scotland
Anna & Elsa - Norway
Moana - Polynesia
Cinderella, Belle, and Aurora are from France
Ariel and her daughter, Melody, are from Denmark
Snow White and Rapunzel are from Germany
Anna and Elsa are from Norway
Mulan is from China (she's not technically a princess though)
Tiana is from New Orleans (America)
Pocahontas is from Virginia (America)
Jasmine is Arabic, so my guess is that where she's from is Iraq or Saudi Arabia
Merida is from Scotland
...and here are some others that you may or may not count as princesses/queens
Jane is from England
Nala and Kiara are from Africa
Megara is from Greece
Mei, Ting-Ting, and Su (These are actually princesses, but I forgot to put them with Mulan for China)