The teaser trailer is here:

A long and controversial history is behind Disney’s first ever black princess. Feministe isn’t a fan of the toothless firefly, but I’m going to reserve judgment until I see the final product. One of my book recommendations (see right) is Eric Lott’s Love and Theft, which masterfully grapples with the problem of black representation in American media. If you’ve got a JSTOR account, his famous article of the same title is also available. It might help in thinking through the interpretive task before us when this film hits theaters.