The studio was faced with a controversy surrounding its latest trailer for the feature-length animation Wreck-It Ralph 2. According to several fans, the two princesses Pocahontas and Tiana were ‘whitewashed,’ Tiana more noticeably so. The heroine of Princess and the Frog is the only dark-skinned princess, and seems to have been modified in a shot which came from Ralph 2.
A thinner nose, whiter skin, and lighter hair
This change in the princesses' physical features left the internet indignant. After these attacks, the company decided to correct their mistake with a new trailer, which came out on 21st September. In it the heroine of Princess and the Frog was given her original features. These adjustments were praised in the Wall Street Journal by the Color of Change organisation, which aims to uphold the civil rights of African Americans. For them, it’s a ‘huge win for Black girls who look up to Princess Tiana’ and they explained in the journal that 'after conversations with Disney and Disney Animation about the character's appearance in 'Wreck-It Ralph 2', they addressed our concerns and restored Tiana to her original depiction.