Rihanna Hits ‘Home’
This is why it’s Important for our Children to see themselves on Screen
This is why it matters for our children to see themselves on television. Parents of African American children have been petitioning for quite some time to have more characters on Disney and Pixar that their children can identify with and it finally happened.
Home, by Dreamworks Animation, features the voice of Rihanna, as lead character,Tip, an adventurous girl on a quest, who makes friends with a misfit named Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory), from another planet, who is running from his own people.
The photo above sparked a Facebook frenzy when the adorable little girl’s face, pictured with the Home ad, lit up when she saw a character that closely resemble her. Many excited parents began to pour in pics of their own child lookalikes. Hopefully this will not be the last seen of brown little girls on the big screen, animated or otherwise.