Monday, 22 October, 2018

'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Tweaks the Disney Princess Scene After Whitewashing Criticisms

Color of Change campaigned against the look of Princess Tiana in Color of Change campaigned against the look of Princess Tiana in “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”
Julia Gonzales | 25 September, 2018, 01:30

Disney animators had to reanimate certain scenes in which Princess Tiana was featured because of the backlash.

Some viewers weren't happy about the portrayal of Tiana, star of The Princess and the Frog and Disney's first black princess, in last month's trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet. While settling on their present course, Disney animators met with the actress who originally voiced the princess, Anika Noni Rose.

As evidenced by the previews and high-res production stills released thus far, Wreck-It Ralph 2 will feature every Disney princess ever to grace the silver screen.

But after Disney chose to redo Princess Tiana's looks, the organisation praised the studio's decision, "The whitewashed image of Tiana you created for your new film, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, is unacceptable".

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In the initial trailers for the Ralph sequel, Tiana's appearance was significantly different to her original design in the 2009 film.

Color of Change representatives said they also reviewed the changes to Tiana's animations to help ensure that the princess had darker hair and skin, as well as a wider nose and mouth. The studio was also visited by members of Color of Change, which campaigns for cinematic racial representation.

The organization hailed Disney's decision Thursday to "restore Princess Tiana's image to that of an unapologetically black princess with full lips, dark skin and dark hair". According to the Wall Street Journal, this process, an unusual move for Disney, particularly as the film is set for release on 21 November, began shortly after the marketing materials were released.

In "Ralph Breaks the Internet", video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak's arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush.

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