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Disney+: The Cast of Disney’s Live Action Lady and the Tramp is Overflowing with Black Girl Magic

A few days ago I shared a good amount of what Disney had planned for their new streaming service Disney+ set to debut this fall. Among the announcement were plans for a number of live action movies that would be available exclusively on Disney+. Plans for a live action version of classic Lady and the Tramp were announced a while ago in 2018. Disney finally gave us a first look  at the Disney+ announcement event.

via Disney+

 The cast of Lady and the Tramp is FULL of black girl magic!

Up until recently not much was known about this version of the movie. It’s reportedly a combination of live animals and CGI which should make for a pretty interesting movie. Tessa Thompson is the voice of lady, and the cast announcements have been flowing since then. In this version of the movie, Kiersey Clemons is set to play Darling, the human owner of Lady.

Also set to join the cast is Janelle Monae voicing the part of Peg, a super cute pound dog from the original movie. How awesome is it to have both Janelle and Tessa in one movie?! Too bad it’s a CGI film because I would love to see them on the “big screen” together. I’ve spoken about how representation in Disney films has made a difference before, so I am so glad to see it’s continuing into this year. The live action remakes haven’t come without controversy. Yet and still, I am so glad they are continuing to remake the classics we know and love. Not every one has been a hit, but I’m excited to see how this version plays out.

Lady and the Tramp will be available for streaming on Disney+ at the launch of the streaming service on November 12th. To stay up to date with all the latest Disney+ news, join their newsletter here

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Disney Encourages Little Girls to Dream Big, Princess

If you follow me elsewhere, then you’ve seen me talk on social about the new show I cohost week called “The Brown Side of Disney”. We’re 3 shows in, going live on Facebook every Monday night at 9pm est. and it’s been one of the most fun projects I’ve had the opportunity of collaborating on. This past Monday our theme was all about following your dreams. We chatted about Ruth Carter and her amazing Oscars win, and a little bitabout Disney Dreamers Academy.

We also spoke about Dream Big Princess.

Dream Big Princess is an initiative that was started by Disney in 2016, that taps into the power of Disney Princesses to inspire kids. Through their initiative, Disney ran several photography and video campaigns. All of the proceeds raised went to Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation supporting girls’ leadership and empowerment.

The latest video in the series explores the power of imagination. I was excited to see this video today, having just spoke about it on Monday. Also, I was happy to see Moana in the video! Disney’s official princess line up hasn’t been updated in a WHILE. Though Moana made her appearance in the princess scene of Ralph Breaks the Internet, I’m hoping she’s moving closer to official princess status.

Where will your imagination take you? To learn more about Dream Big Princess, check out the Disney Princess official website.