In case you missed: Disney is changing up Splash Mountain with Princess Tiana amid calls to ditch racist history.
Disney imagineers will reimagineer the Splash Mountain log flume ride as a ‘Princess and the Frog’ attraction: The ride will "join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.”
For 8-year-old Sydney's birthday, she became Princess Tiana for the day at Disney World, and was busting moves as a band played a "The Princess and the Frog" song. A cast member noticed, and led her over to the band to dance with them! STORY:
Anika Noni Rose says she spoke to "Ralph Breaks the Internet" animators about the importance of representation after her character Princess Tiana (Disney's first black Disney Princess) was depicted with lighter skin in the trailer:
After criticism of colorism over her light-skinned appearance in the "Ralph Breaks the Internet" trailer, Disney told nonprofit Color of Change it will correct Princess Tiana’s appearance "to ensure authenticity" ???♀️