7:30 pm EDT, April 29, 2013

‘Brave’s’ Merida to be formally inducted as Disney Princess this May

Pixar’s Brave hosted the first ever lead female character for a film by the animation studio, and now Merida will be getting another honor in May: Disney Princess.

Merida will become the eleventh Disney Princess during a Coronation Ceremony hosted at Walt Disney World on May 11, Inside the Magic reports. It will be the first time a Princess Coronation Ceremony is open to the public.

In addition, Merida is gaining a 3D-less look so she has an animation style similar to the existing Disney Princesses.

The current group of Disney Princesses are: Snow White, Mulan, Aurora, Belle, Tiana, Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel. Inside the Magic says that all of the princesses recently gained new updated looks in order to become more modern. The dream team is below:

Disney Princesses 2012

This is Merida with her Disney Princess animation style:

Disney Princess Merida

Merida’s ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 11 at Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

The most recent Princess to be inducted was Rapunzel, whose ceremony was timed with the release of Tangled in 2011. You can watch the event, which turned out the other nine Disney Princesses, below:

Brave opened in theaters last summer to mixed reviews thanks to the below-average and predictable storyline. Pixar’s next film is their Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University and opens in theaters June 21.

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