African character princess Sadé to become Disney star

Africa will play a central role in Disney’s next film project. The entertainment enterprise has chosen African princess Sadé as the central character for its next live-action fairy tale film.

Sadé will be the first African fairy tale princess film released by the studio and the second project to feature a black Disney princess, after the 2009 animated musical The Princess and the Frog. The film is about a young African princess who uses her newfound magical powers to protect her kingdom (and its people) from an evil force.

According to a report by, the launch of African princess Sadé in a movie is an important step in the studio's ongoing push to be more inclusive. The report states that Disney has enjoyed a great deal of commercial and critical success with its fairy tale retellings thus far. “More original ideas and concepts are always welcome”, the report continues, “and a proper African Disney princess adventure like Sadé is something that's long overdue from the company.”

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