Disney has made a sub-genre out of adapting folk and fairy tales from around the world into family-friendly animated musicals, and word has hit the internet that the next ‘Disney Princess’ film could focus on a young African girl.
Reports say that the Mouse House is currently developing a project with writers Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, which will be called Sadé. The film would be live action, but sounds like it will fit well alongside the studio’s fairy tales of yore.
The synopsis reads: “[The film follows] a young African girl named Sadé who, when her kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force, accepts her newly discovered magical warrior powers to protect herself and her people.
“With the help of the kingdom’s prince, Sadé embarks on an adventure that will allow her to embrace what makes her special and save the kingdom.”
Disney has been following a trend of adapting its animated films from the 90s and 00s into live action blockbusters, so this will probably be refreshing for its originality.