A new report indicates that Walt Disney will reanimate scenes featuring Princess Tiana from 2009’s [easyazon_link identifier=”B078XKT1KL” locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]The Princess and the Frog[/easyazon_link] in their upcoming Wreck-It-Ralph 2 movie. The decision was made to reanimate scenes with Princess Tiana after the company received a number of complaints the they had lightened her skin tone and even narrowed her nose.

Given the feedback from a number of fans, The Wall Street Journal reports Disney decided to reanimate the “princess immediately after the images were released.”

Walt Disney would consult Anika Noni Rose, the actress who voices Tiana, as well as representatives from Color of Change, which describes itself as “the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. They specifically advocate “to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.” Color of Change had previously run a petition telling Disney to “Stop Whitewashing Their Black Characters.”

Color of Change would praise Disney’s reanimation. In a post on Facebook they would write:

“The creation of Princess Tiana, Disney first Black princess marked a defining moment for how Black women and girls are presented in media, specifically in animated movies. After conversations with Walt Disney Animation Studios, we’re glad they have committed to restoring Tiana to her original form for ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to ensure authenticity.”

They also released a before and after photos of the changes Disney made to Tiana following their campaign.

Princess Tiana

Princess Tiana Before Wreck-It-Ralph Changes

Princess Tiana

Princess Tiana After Disney’s Reanimation

Wreck-It-Ralph 2 or Ralph Breaks the Internet stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, and more. The film hits theaters on November 21, 2018.

What do you make of the changes? Do you think Disney made the right decision?

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