It’s kind of funny that of the three modern cartoon series I have watched recently the one that feels more “Disney” is from Cartoon Network (Star and Gravity Falls are both from Disney).
Star has a bit of a dreamworks/shrek vibe early on with all that comically invincible princess prone to ridiculous collateral damage paired with and OCD kid that would like to pass as a “bad boy” and fails utterly at it, but half-way through the first season (it seems to be a pattern with these cartoons) it starts to gradually become more serious and more straight fantasy with a third season (still running) that basically drops all the “fish out of water” stuff entirely for the protagonist and relegates it to the sidekick.
It’s also interesting that instead of killing off the initial joke villain (like in Star Wars Rebels) they somewhat make him into a sort of tragic figure.
There is also a very “does this remind you of anything” thing going on with the lore of the fantasy world in question, in one episode in particular the paralles are really obvious.
And yes, I started following it also because the opening theme is a goddamn earworm and couldn’t get it out of my head since I dared click on that youtube link of TVtropes.
PS: I also discovered that for some reason Star has second billing in the Italian title of the show, while I usually expect random censorship or toning down of stuf in basically any cartoon here this downplaying of the female lead is something I don’t remember ever happening here, especially considering that there isn’t really the same “Disney is for girls” attitude of the US and UK here.