Tumblr Wants a Princess of Color for Disney's 'Frozen'


(The Root) — Another day, another white Disney princess. The Internet is speaking out about Disney's latest tale, a reworking of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. Promotional artwork for the retelling, entitled Frozen, reveals that the heroine is, again, white.


Incorporating diversity into Disney movies has been a slow climb. It wasn't until 2009 that the world saw the first black Disney protagonist with The Princess and the Frog. It seemed then that maybe Disney was ready to become more diverse in its movies, but for many, Frozen is proof of a return to the typical.

Enter This Could Have Been Frozen, a Tumblr site that envisions Frozen with a person of color as its lead. The site features artwork, commentary and ideas on how the story could have been told were it not married to the usual Disney-princess framework. Thanks to the ease of sharing and communicating via Tumblr and other forms of social media, what is shaping up is a demonstration of how easy it could and should be for Disney to broaden its horizons.


Read more at the Daily Dot.

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.

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