The Non-Disney Princess Canon

When I was a teenager there was a nascent fandom of Deviantart for "non-Disney Princesses," an unofficial collection of heroines who existed outside of the iron grip of Disney. Core members of the group were the likes of Anastasia, Amalthea, Chel, Odette, Kayley, and Crysta. As each user drew or interpreted this group, they added increasingly obscure heroines from films that only they had seen. I wanted to make a Letterboxd list that compiles all of these classic and/or obscure animated heroines together!

Edit: I've tightened the definition a little bit, removing some films and adding others from films I've watched since the list's inception. A "princess" is usually a heroine or love interest who is a member of royalty…

  • Over the Moon
  • Ginger's Tale
  • The Knight & The Princess
  • The Stolen Princess
  • Charming
  • Enchanted Princess
  • Ice Princess Lily
  • The Princess and the Dragon
  • The Star
  • Mary and the Witch's Flower
  • The Guardian Brothers
  • Trolls
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Trenk, the Little Knight
  • Princess of Rome
  • Long Way North
  • The Boxtrolls
  • The Secret Princess
  • The Book of Life
  • The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • The Snow Queen
  • The Princess Twins of Legendale
  • Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey
  • Super K
  • Ivan Tsarevich & the Grey Wolf
  • Daddy, I'm A Zombie
  • Three Heroes and the Shamakhan Queen
  • The Secret of Kells
  • Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
  • Ponyo
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • Delgo
  • Pro Fedota-streltsa, udalogo molodtsa
  • Nak
  • Sita Sings the Blues
  • Urduja
  • Beowulf
  • Happily N'Ever After
  • Princess of the Sun
  • Lissi and the Wild Emperor
  • Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest
  • Arthur and the Invisibles
  • Nikitich and The Dragon
  • Corpse Bride
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Midsummer Dream
  • Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  • El Cid: The Legend
  • Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular
  • Little Longnose
  • The Cat Returns
  • Venetian Rascal Goes to America
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • Shrek
  • Princess Arete
  • Putih
  • Joseph: King of Dreams
  • Titanic: The Legend Goes On...
  • Princes and Princesses
  • The Road to El Dorado
  • The King and I
  • The Legend of the Titanic
  • Lotus Lantern
  • Faeries
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus
  • Kirikou and the Sorceress
  • Quest for Camelot
  • Anastasia
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Snow Queen
  • The Swan Princess
  • Thumbelina
  • The Magic Flute
  • The Thief and the Cobbler
  • Cool World
  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest
  • The Magic Voyage
  • The Princess and the Goblin
  • The Magic Riddle
  • The Nutcracker Prince
  • Happily Ever After
  • Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Felix the Cat: The Movie
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer
  • The Treasure of Swamp Castle
  • Angel's Egg
  • He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword
  • Rose Petal Place
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Rock & Rule
  • Fire and Ice