*Disney has teamed with the Black-owned business CreativeSoul Photography for a special-edition artist series collection of dolls across the African diaspora, inspired by Disney Princesses, per a news release.
The CreativeSoul Doll Collection reimagines a classic Disney Princess through a diverse lens. The dolls pay tribute to four Disney Princesses – Tiana, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, according to the release.
Per Disney’s announcement, the dolls will be featured at Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT International Festival of the Arts presented by AT&T where the CreativeSoul Photography founders (Regis and Kahran Bethencourt) will be present for book and doll signings Feb. 3-5.
The festival, which runs through Feb. 20, will showcase a series of five photographic prints of the models which inspired the dolls. Additionally, the natural-styled wigs and life-size dresses of the models will also be on display for public viewing.
Disney Unveils Collaboration with CreativeSoul Photography Through Re-Imagined Diverse Dolls Inspired by Disney Princesses The dolls will retail for $59.99 each, and will be available at shopDisney, Walt Disney World Resort, and Disneyland Resort starting Feb. 3 @csphoto_atl pic.twitter.com/DVnIpEN3ex
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One bonus print paying tribute to Elsa will be available beginning Feb. 3 for a limited time in large-format wall art sizes and smaller deluxe prints, per the news release.
Check out the diverse dolls via the Twitter embeds above/below.
“Our mission has always been to bring bold inspiring images of people of color to life,” said Kahran. “We are both excited and proud of this project and hope that through the lens of photography, it will help further empower young girls of color and show they can be a princess too,” said Regis.
#ICYMI : shopDisney dévoile sa nouvelle collection de poupées de princesses Disney réinventées, créées en collaboration avec CreativeSoul Photography à l’occasion du mois de l’histoire des Noirs aux États-Unis. https://t.co/I2r710cTSr pic.twitter.com/hfZIO178Ow
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For over the past decade, Kahran and Regis have been dedicated to celebrating youth of color.
The CreativeSoul Doll Collection retails for $59.99 each and will be available at shopDisney, Walt Disney World Resort, and Disneyland Resort starting Feb. 3.
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