Disney introduced their first black Princess to the world in 2009, a beautiful, melanin-filled, Louisiana girl named Tiana. At the time, ”Princess And The Frog” achieved major success. However, we haven’t seen much of Tiana since.
That is, until now…and she doesn’t look quite like we remembered.
The trailer for “Wreck It Ralph 2” was released earlier this week, leaving a lot of fans and critics confused. Who are these girls? All of Disney’s beloved Princesses came together with Princess Vanellope in the film, which made for an exciting yet disappointing trailer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to The Root, Pocahontas, Mulan, and Princess Tiana all have had major makeovers to fit the typical Pixar animation style. They all have lighter skin and more slender facial features. However, Tiana’s changes are a little more noticeable. Not only did they also thin out her lips but she doesn’t even have the same grade of natural hair. Sis went from 4c to 3c!
Many have taken to social media to express their concern and to ask if this is colorist or just the way #CGI characters all look. Pixar has very distinct facial features for their human characters, but they almost always have euro origins. Are the minority Princesses simply taking on the same “Pixar look” across the board or is Disney making an effort to colorize its characters?
On Twitter, reactions are mixed. Many people believe this accusation is a reach and the changes are based on elements such as lighting, facial expressions, and standard editing. Others believe there is an agenda behind the changes and demand answers from Disney and Pixar. What do you think?