I have always said Cinderella is my favorite princess. And I think she forever will be because I'll never in my life get over that ball gown of hers.
But I think I like Belle better.
She is smart, she isn't distracted by the wooing antics of Gaston, and she loves books. She has her head on straight.
Perhaps Cinderella is aesthetically my favorite, but Belle is philosophically my favorite.
I think I'll start asking little girls to clarify.
"Ah, yes, princess-shmincess. Tell me your comparisons, aesthetically and philosophically."
If we're going to do the whole princess route, I think I have a valid argument.