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Black parents on the impact of on-screen representation in ‘The Little Mermaid’

This week, a live-action version of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid’ opens in theaters, more than 30 years after the original animated movie hit the big screen. It’s one of just a few times that a Disney princess will be played by a Black actress, a casting decision that sparked both joy and backlash. Amna Nawaz explored what this moment means for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.


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