Practically obsessed with the cool racebending art here on tumblr, so I decided to make a Black Jamaican version of Ariel … I always imagined the film took place in the Caribbean when I was a kid - in part due to Sebastian’s bad Jamaican accent and growing up with Jamaican mermaid tales… Perhaps one day Disney will have a film starring a Caribbean lead, ‘til then… Ariel gone Caribbean to blow-wow
Ahhh cute art of cute!! I love this so much!!
Fun fact: Sebastian’s accent was meant to be Trinidadian, not Jamaican! And it is a very successful Trini accent, at least imo.
And I love Sebastian. I mean, how often does a Trinidadian (or any Caribbean) character in mainstream media get cast as a neurotic, prissy artistic type?? Most Caribbean characters are relegated to disturbing pot-smoking comic relief or mysterious voodoo witches, all designed for the entertainment of white people.