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"Ralph Breaks the Internet" famously features most Disney princesses together sharing the same scene. While this includes modern computer-animated characters like Anna, Elsa, Merida, Moana and Rapunzel which appear to be nearly identical to their versions in the original movies; it also features some princesses which I've only seen in traditional (hand-drawn) animation (ignoring live-action versions for the purposes of this question).

These characters include:

  • Ariel
  • Aurora
  • Belle
  • Cinderella
  • Mulan
  • Jasmine
  • Pocahontas
  • Snow White

Admittedly, I can't say I've seen every Disney spin-off or short that these characters appear in. I've only seen the main theatrical movies related to each character.

My question is this: Were the computer-animated versions of these characters, and their costumes designs, created brand-new for "Ralph Breaks the Internet", or have these versions appeared previously in some other Disney production and the costume designs are based on (or at least resemble) those?

I realize that the "comfy clothes" designs are new. I'm talking about the scene in which they appear in their more traditional attire:

CG Princesses

  • As clarification, are you interested in ANY Disney production, or just movies? Say, would you accept videogame 3d renders? – GGMG Dec 13 '18 at 8:09
  • @GGMG Any official Disney production is fair game. Movies, shorts, cartoon shows... and yes games. As long as they feature 3d characters like the ones shown here. – Tushar Raj Dec 13 '18 at 8:12
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    Gotcha. I added my answer, the series Kingdom Hearts have 3D renders of the princesses that predate RBtI by almost a decade. Unfortunately, now your title and comment don't match, I'd advise you update your question to reflect you're not just looking for movies. – GGMG Dec 13 '18 at 8:24
  • What what? Cinderella's dress is white. Source: VHS – Joshua Dec 13 '18 at 20:11
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    Right. Feel free to edit. Thanks. – Tushar Raj Jan 4 at 13:28
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Not if we're counting videogames.

The game series Kingdom Hearts, an official Disney/Square Enix joint production, has 3D renders of your mentioned characters, along with almost every "official" Disney princess (and a few unofficial ones).

In your order:

Ariel:

Ariel

Aurora:

Aurora

Belle:

Belle

Cinderella:

Cinderella

Mulan:

Mulan

Jasmine:

Jasmine

Snow White:

Snow White

Interestingly enough, the only princess you mentioned that hasn't made it into the games yet is Pocahontas. In that case, this might be her first 3D outing.

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    +1. Thanks. Wasn't aware of this. Have to say that these versions look significantly less detailed than the Ralph versions. But it's something. – Tushar Raj Dec 13 '18 at 8:25
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    @TusharRaj As GGMG noted in their comment, some of the Kingdom Hearts games are over a decade old at this point, so with the progress of technology, the models will naturally look outdated compared to the ones in Ralph Breaks The Internet. – F1Krazy Dec 13 '18 at 12:36
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    @F1Krazy Additionally, there's usually a difference between real-time rendered game graphics and prerendered videos (though that difference has been getting smaller as time goes on). – JAB Dec 13 '18 at 19:42
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    @JAB I want to emphasize that a little; even modern AAA games have a tiny, tiny fraction as many polygons as a single scene in a 3D movie. The gap is closing mostly because we're discovering tricks that, while you're distracted by a game, you don't notice. There's a reason movies need massive render farms to compile everything in under a year and Just Cause 3 can run on my dinky laptop. – Nic Hartley Dec 13 '18 at 22:23
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    @Nic I’d actually flip that around: there’s a difference because movies can accept massive render farms working for a year to produce a final scene, while games have to run in real time on dinky laptops. That’s why the difference in detail hasn’t narrowed as much as you might expect — as computers get more powerful and games can have more detailed graphics, movies also use the increased power to improve their graphics instead of to cut rendering resources. – cpast Dec 14 '18 at 4:03
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A few of the princesses also appeared in Disney Junior's animated show Sofia the First.

From Disney movie list:

Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine and Snow White appeared in the series. Only Pocahontas has not been in the show.

Ariel:

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Aurora:

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Belle:

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Cinderella:

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Mulan:

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Jasmine:

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Snow White:

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    +1. Thanks. This answer illustrates my point. Though these are indeed CG appearences predating Ralph, I wouldn't say they resemble the character designs shown in the movie. – Tushar Raj Dec 13 '18 at 13:00
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    @TusharRaj, the thing is, the character designs for Ralph 2 are new because they're made to match the movie's art style. Even Elsa, Anna and Rapunzel are different. They didn't reuse the previous models. So, what's exactly your question? – Arturo Torres Sánchez Dec 14 '18 at 16:58
  • @Arturo: Were the computer-animated versions of these characters created brand-new for "Ralph Breaks the Internet" This. – Tushar Raj Dec 14 '18 at 17:00
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    @TusharRaj, your question seems ambiguous, because the 3D princesses have more than one computer-animated version. Rapunzel has 4 versions (original, Sofia the 1st, Kingdom Hearts, Ralph 2). There's no "the" computer animated version. – Arturo Torres Sánchez Dec 14 '18 at 17:07
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    @TusharRaj, I call it ambiguous because after having clear answers to your question, you seem to complain they don't resemble the character designs shown in Ralph 2. So, that led me to believe there's 2 questions. 1) Are there other 3D versions of the 2D princesses? 2) Are the specific character designs in Ralph 2 newly created for the movie? The current answers answer 1), but you seem to be asking for 2). – Arturo Torres Sánchez Dec 14 '18 at 17:19

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