Are you a Star Wars fan wondering whether the franchise falls under the category of Disney Princess movies? If so, you’re not alone. While Star Wars and Disney Princess movies may seem like two entirely different things, there are some similarities that can be explored.
What are Disney Princess Movies?
Before we delve into the topic, let’s first take a look at what exactly constitutes a Disney Princess movie. A Disney Princess movie is a film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios or Pixar Animation Studios that features a female protagonist who is either born into royalty or marries into it. Some of the most popular examples of Disney Princess movies include Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Little Mermaid.
What is Star Wars?
Star Wars, on the other hand, is an epic space opera franchise created by George Lucas in 1977. It consists of nine main films, numerous spin-offs, TV series, books, comics, and video games. The franchise has gained a massive following over the years and has become one of the most successful media franchises in history.
So is Star Wars a Disney Princess Movie?
The short answer to this question is no. While Star Wars was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2012 and is now part of the larger Disney family, it does not fit the criteria for being classified as a Disney Princess movie.
Firstly, Star Wars does not have a female protagonist who is born into royalty or marries into it. While there are certainly strong female characters in the franchise such as Leia Organa and Rey Skywalker Palpatine (depending on your interpretation), they do not meet all of the criteria for being classified as a Disney Princess.
Secondly, unlike traditional Disney Princess movies which focus heavily on romance and love interests (typically with a prince), Star Wars has always been more focused on action and adventure. While there are certainly romantic storylines in Star Wars, they are not the main focus of the franchise.
In conclusion, while Star Wars and Disney Princess movies may share some similarities, they are ultimately two separate entities. Star Wars is an epic space opera franchise focused on action and adventure, while Disney Princess movies are animated films that typically feature a female protagonist born into royalty or marrying into it with a focus on romance and love interests. So, no, Star Wars is not a Disney Princess movie.