Since Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, no black character has been the heroine of a feature film by Disney. This soon won’t be the case anymore since according to information from several sources, Disney Studios have acquired the story idea for ‘Sadé.’
It’s been 10 years since Disney released The Princess and the Frog. The feature film which was largely inspired by the book The Frog Princess presented an African-American princess for the first time: Tiana. Since then Disney has continued making their stories more diverse with films such as Moana and Coco.
Nearly 10 years after the release of The Princess and the Frog, screen giant Disney has acquired the rights to Sadé, a fairy tale written by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer. The feature film, which should be live action, will feature Sadé, an African warrior endowed with magical powers. To face an evil force that threatens the security of her kingdom, the heroine will team up with a young prince.
Have patience however, the film has no script, director, cast nor release date yet.