Here Are Some Reasons Why Cinderella Is The Leader Of Disney Princesses

Cinderella has captivated audiences for decades as one of the most enduring fairy tales in the world. Live-action versions, particularly by Disney, have become cult favorites of both children and adults. Cinderella's sweet, brave, compassionate, hopeful, and strong. And, she is known as the leader of Disney princesses.
But why do we all acknowledge that she is the leader? She isn't the first Disney princess, she isn't as royal as Snow White. In fact, Cinderella stands out in practically every picture of the princesses together. So within this list, we'll discuss some of the reasons why it's Cinderella the best princess.

#1 Cinderella has been in Walt’s life before any other princesses

Walt owned a small studio named Laugh-o-gram Films before starting the Walt Disney Company. They made a total of 11 films, one of which, Cinderella, was released at the conclusion of the studio's run in 1922. It was the only princess film at that time in Walt's studio.

#2 Cinderella marked the Restoration Era of Disney

The Disney studio was $4 million in debt before the debut of "Cinderella." Animated films like "Fantasia," "Pinocchio," and "Bambi" had been costly disappointments in the preceding decade. The studio had been cut off from its lucrative international audience due to World War II. After the war, Disney released Cinderella, the first film of the Silver or Restoration Era. The studio's return with "Cinderella" was a watershed moment. Had the film flopped, the Disney company would have gone bankrupt. But this movie was a hit at that time. So that Cinderella is remembered as one of the few Disney films that actually got the company off the ground.

#3 Cinderella Castle is the logo of Disney

Walt Disney World first opened its doors in 1971, with Cinderella's castle at its heart. Cinderella had become one of the most popular princesses of the three at this time, therefore the castle was named after her. Cinderella Castle is the inspiration for the logo of Disney. We now can see it at the opening of all Walt Disney Pictures films and home video releases, as well as Walt Disney Television productions and Disney Music Group projects.

#4 Cinderella was Walt Disney’s favorite princess

In an interview with Walt Disney Family Museum, the voice actress of the character of Cinderella (Ilene Woods) remembered Walt Disney saying to her:
"You're my favorite heroine, you know."
"You mean Cinderella?"
"Yes, there's something about that story I associate with."
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