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Disney Princesses Reimagined As Different Ethnicities Look Absolutely Beautiful
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Disney Princesses Reimagined As Different Ethnicities Look Absolutely Beautiful

Disney’s effort to racially diversify its princess roster with Tiana was welcomed by many, but for those who want to see even more diversity in their cast of princesses, the Let There Be Doodles Tumblr blog has got you covered. The artist behind this blog modified 10 screen captures of Disney princesses in action and imagined what they might look like if they were from different ethnicities.

The artist behind the illustrations said there was “no political agenda in mind for these edits (except maybe the desire to see a little more inclusivity and ethnic diversity), I just love working with character design.

The modified Disney character illustrations make for an interesting thought experiment – how different might Sleeping Beauty have looked if Princess Aurora was of Jamaican or Argentinian ethnicity? How might Mulan look if the same story happened in the defense of Rome or Egypt? As the artist points out, “fairy tales are constantly being taken out of their cultural context. Most of the fairy tales that we know now were taken out of their original cultural context and altered. Aladdin was originally set in China. The Frog Prince was Latin, and was altered over and over again in several countries.

The pretty princesses have been having an interesting time of it. Just towards the end of last year, Adam Ellis imagined what the Disney princess roster might look like if they all had glorious, flowing beards.

Source: Tumblr (h/t: buzzfeed)

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KristenJacker
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7 years ago

So Rajah became Simba lol

MarvinMelhorn
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7 years ago

Tigers aren't native to Africa, so that's why they had to replace him with a lion.

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MariaFlasher
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7 years ago

That is absolutely one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Doesn't matter what the princess looks like, it's what she represents.

BriannaLedbetter
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7 years ago

I LOOOVEEEE the Jasmine - turned African - princess one!

Community Member
7 years ago

That is my favorite!

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KristenJacker
Community Member
7 years ago

So Rajah became Simba lol

MarvinMelhorn
Community Member
7 years ago

Tigers aren't native to Africa, so that's why they had to replace him with a lion.

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MariaFlasher
Community Member
7 years ago

That is absolutely one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Doesn't matter what the princess looks like, it's what she represents.

BriannaLedbetter
Community Member
7 years ago

I LOOOVEEEE the Jasmine - turned African - princess one!

Community Member
7 years ago

That is my favorite!

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