Los Angeles, U.S., Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Disney company will produce a film called ''Sadé,'' which highlights the important role of African characters in that film industry, according to Deadline site.
The movie will be focused on the story of the first African princess -Sadé- and is an Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer's original idea, under the direction of Rick Famuyiwa (Confirmation, 2016). It tells the misadventures of a young African woman whose kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force.
According to the producers, 'Sadé' is not the first Disney film starred by a black princess, but it will be one of the most attractive because of the description of the landscapes where the events take place (fictional, but in any African locality).
In 2009, Disney studios premiered the animated film 'Tiana and the Toad,' whose main character is a New Orleans waitress who, in the midst of the jazz revolution, dreamed of running her own restaurant, a production that grossed more than 267 million dollars at the box office and got three Oscar nominations.
The company's decision to go for what will be its first fairy tale set in Africa with black characters follows the great success obtained at the beginning of 2018 by 'Black Panther,' the first film starred by an African superhero.