Disney Fixes Princess Tiana's Look In "Wreck-it Ralph 2" After Backlashes

Before and after- Disney has made her skin darker

The Tiana in Ralph Breaks the Internet has lighter skin and a narrower nose than she had in her 2009 film, which ignited a firestorm of controversy online over the racist implications of "whitewashing" Disney's only black princess.

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.

Not too long ago, the studio faced tons of criticisms in regards to Princess Tiana's whitewashed appearance in "Wreck-it Ralph 2" as seen from the 1st trailer during the Disney Princess reunion scene. "And so, we really impressed upon them this importance of Princess Tiana as this pivotal character, as the first and only, at that time, black Disney princess, and that we wanted to see her features remain true to her original character". You have removed Princess Tiana's full lips, wide nose, dark skin and kinky hair and replaced them with Eurocentric features - a slimmer nose, loose curly hair and significantly lighter skin tone.

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

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Color of Change hailed Disney's agreement to re-render Tiana as a "victory" for the black community. Inspired by Vanellope's clothes, they slip on some casual-wear and lounge about, in an image that is absolutely delightful except for one thing: Princess Tiana's appearance.

In somewhat of a happily ever after for fans of Disney's first black princess, the studio made a decision to go back to the drawing board. And thanks to a real-world internet campaign, they'll now all be looking like their traditional selves - including Princess Tiana.

Campaign group Color Of Change demanded Disney redraw the princess to reflect African American girls who are watching.

Disney was initially accused of whitewashing Tiana in August when the trailer for the film dropped.

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