Artist Shows How Disney Princesses Would Look As Different Ethnicities
Visual experiments with Disney characters have become quite a popular way to explore alternative fictional realities and to make social statements. The author of the Let There be Doodles Tumblr, for example, reimagined how the most iconic and beloved Disney princesses would look if they had different ethnicities.
“No political agenda in mind for these edits (except maybe the desire to see a little more diversity),” claims the artist. “I just love working with character design.”
The princesses look equally beautiful before and after their changes. However, many of the stories are tightly bound to the ethnicities of the main characters, leaving us wondering how the stories themselves might look in different settings. Not all famous fairy tales were originally as we know them today.
“Fairy tales are constantly being taken out of their cultural context,” points out the artist. “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.”
Ariel from The Little Mermaid
Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Megara from Hercules
Aurora from Sleeping Beauty