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New Collaboration with Black-Owned CreativeSoul Photography Features African Disney Princesses

Today, Disney announced a brand-new collaboration with Black-owned business, CreativeSoul Photography, featuring a special-edition artist series collection of dolls across the African diaspora, inspired by Disney Princesses.

The CreativeSoul Doll Collection is based on the work of CreativeSoul Photography founders Regis and Kahran Bethencourt and reimagines what a classic Disney Princess would look like through a diverse lens. The dolls contain natural hairstyles and intricate Afrocentric fabrics and adornments while paying tribute to four Disney Princesses – Tiana, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Cinderella.

The dolls will be featured at Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT International Festival of the Arts where the CreativeSoul Photography founders, Regis and Kahran, will be present for book and doll signings from February 3-5.

In addition to the dolls, there will be a series of five photographic prints of the models which inspired the dolls. Including one bonus print – paying tribute to Elsa – which will be available beginning February 3rd for a limited time in large-format wall art sizes and smaller deluxe prints. The festival, which runs through February 20th, will also showcase the natural-styled wigs and life-size dresses of the models on display from February 3-5.

For over a decade, Regis and Kahran have pursued initiatives aligning with their mission of celebrating youth of color in artistic new ways through adding Afrocentric design elements to their visuals to showcase the beauty and strength of diversity.

“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,” added Regis.

The CreativeSoul Doll Collection retails for $59.99 each, and will be available at shopDisney, Walt Disney World Resort, and Disneyland Resort starting February 3rd. The CreativeSoul Doll Collection is another way that Disney continues to Celebrate Soulfully, which is an initiative that invites families and friends to gather for experiences that honor Black heritage and culture through music, food, art, and more.

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