Disney Reportedly Reanimates Princess Tiana with Original Skin Tone Ahead of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Release

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Disney has reanimated Princess Tiana with her original skin tone for her appearance in the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet.

  • Disney has recently faced criticism for lightening Princess Tiana’s skin tone and narrowing her nose.
  • That criticism came not just from fans online, but also from Color of Change, an advocacy organization that focuses on issues of racial representation.
  • Disney worked with Color of Change, as well as Anika Noni Rose, who voices Princess Tiana, when making their revisions for the new film.
  • Princess Tiana became the first and only black Disney Princess with the release of The Princess and the Frog in 2009.
  • Tiana, along with the rest of the Disney Princesses, will be featured in a small role in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet will makes its way into theaters November 21.
  • The Princess and the Frog has returned to AMC Theatres for a week starting today.

What they’re saying:

  • Color of Change released a statement praising Disney’s decision to: “restore Princess Tiana’s image to that of an unapologetically black princess with full lips, dark skin and dark hair.”

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