Why Nala Is Technically Not A Disney Princess
Contrary to popular belief, the sassy, spunky, and cheerful, Nala from Lion King, Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 1½, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Mickey's House of Villains, and finally, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, is not indeed a Disney Princess. This is for a multitude of reasons. The basis for the claim that Nala is not indeed a Disney Princess is because she was not human, not a Disney princess (according to Disney), was not a princess whatsoever, and finally, was not technically a queen either. It is for these and many other reasons that Nala is not a Disney Princess. The conclusion can be drawn that Nala, a falsely proclaimed Disney…show more content… Only humans can be princesses. This is because of the hierarchy created by human societies. Animals, such as lions, would experience a similar system with dominant or alpha leaders. These two systems are not to be confused simply because of the fact that one system is for humans, while the other is for animals. However, this is disregarded by those who believe that Nala is a Disney Princess. As further confirmed, by a list of requirements a character must go through to be a Disney Princess, animals cannot be princesses. To demonstrate, “This might seem like a no-brainer, but princesses like Nala from “The Lion King” will never be an official princess because of this rule. She checks off the other requirements but just misses it because she was never human.” This evidence clearly furthermore confirms that Nala is indeed not a Disney Princess. With this, and the fact that animals cannot be princesses because of their social structure, it is shown that Nala is not a princess.
To continue, Nala cannot be a Disney Princess because Disney has never accepted her as a princess. As stated by Disney there are only eleven official princesses. They are as follows: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida. Even someone as popular as Tinkerbell was not a recognized Disney Princess. The eleven princesses stated above are the only current Disney Princesses, as…show more content… It is proven through the tendencies of lions and their pride that Nala was in fact previously related to her now- husband Simba. This would make their marriage void. Furthermore, there is no actual law bound marriage between the two. However, it could be debated that due to common law marriage they are married. This logic is incorrect because that would still deny Nala the right to be queen. In a wild society of animals, it is extremely unlikely for two animals to have a legally bound marriage. Since the concept of marriage is human, the legally binding procedure would have to be too for the lions. With the exclusion of an actual marriage, Nala cannot be a queen. Therefore, Nala is neither a Disney Princess, a princess, or a queen.
In conclusion, Nala is nothing more than a mere side character in Lion King, Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 1½, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Mickey's House of Villains, and, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. She is not a Disney Princess or royalty