Chicago — I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready for the summer of Black Disney princesses. Coming to Disney+ on April 28, is the live-action reimagining of the J.M. Barrie novel and the 1953 animated classic, the new “Peter Pan & Wendy” with “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi playing Tinker Bell.
“In making ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’, we set out to craft a film that honors both the original J.M. Barrie text and Walt Disney’s animated adaptation; we wanted to invigorate our retelling with emotional sincerity, an open heart, and a grand yearning for adventure,” director and co-writer David Lowery said in a statement. “Hundreds of incredible artists spent many years bringing this film to the screen; I’m excited for audiences to see their work, to go on this ride, and to rediscover an evergreen tale from a new perspective.”
Last month, Shahidi gave us our first look at her as Tinker Bell for a few seconds with a teaser from the trailer for the upcoming film. Shahidi also gives us a sneak peak of the new Tinker Bell doll. The doll is a beautiful smaller fairy form with her curls pulled into a messy bun with a braided crown and swooped baby hairs. It was designed to look identical to Shahidi’s portrayal of the Disney character.
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