I hardly ever do these link things but I was reading This Slate thing the other day.
Have to say I agree with this 100%. It is a lot of princesses. And as much as we can split hairs the only reason Mulan is on this show is because it is a Disney owned channel. The writers would not have sat down and thought about using that particular legend. Doesn't matter that she or any of these other people existed before the show. This is a tour of Disney characters for the most part and why not? Realistically the issues with rights is all nicely tied up with this show. Which was tolerable to me up until it was nauseatingly blatant. My other bleh moment is the chipped cup from the Belle story.
I was thinking about least season and after the first episode this season too thinking hmm there's a bunch of characters that just seemed to poof and vanish. I wonder what happened to them... why are we getting even more new ones again?
I couldn't help but look at this new princess and think the actress totally didn't shake her whole Mary Tudor persona before taking this role. Which I found a little amusing too. I wish they would have went on with the Tudors into her reign with that actress. But that's totally off topic.