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Monday, September 28, 2009

Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" 1st AA Princess








A fairy tale centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans' French Quarter during the Jazz Age. (imdb.com)

Check out the write up in The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/16/AR2009041603139.html

I'm looking forward to spending an evening viewing this controversial movie. Some people say it's racist, some say it's about time. I'm excited to see how they capture New Orleans in animation (as my family is from The BIG Easy) and so excited that now our little girls will have a princess of their very own. There will be dolls, hair products, and accessories all marketed to them.

(amazon.com)What are your thoughts? Are you going to bring your daughters/sons to see the movie? Do you think it is racist in anyway? Share your thoughts!!!

xoxo,
Ronita

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it! Even if there was racist intent, I will spin it for my nieces to have something to connect with! And Carol's Daughter on the board?? How awesome is that?!?! The Lord uses evil for His will..I just look at it like that. I can't say if it is or isn't, heck, the movie hasn't come out yet! However, classic animation is sure to be a hit!

:) Barbie

GlamCincyMahoganyMom said...

Thanks Barbie! I think it's awesome and all the little girls (and boys:) will have someone they look like when they go to pick out toys. I think it is a major step that should have been explored a long time ago! I guess there is no time like the present!Hoorah DISNEY!

Bianca M. said...

I agree with Barbie, it is hard to critique the movie since it isn't out. Regardless, I would take my babies to see it. The only problem that I see is that it looks like the princess is going to be a frog the whole movie, which essentially defeats the purpose of having a Black princess in the movie. Just a thought, but I guess we'll see!

Anonymous said...

I don't have any kids to take but I have every intention to go see this movie! I have been excited to see the movie since they first put out that they were starting production years ago!

I say "it's about time!" We've had many ethnic princesses and I agree we need a black one. There has been Jasmine, Mulan, and Lelo. Arabian, Asian, and Hawaiian. We live in a world where we are PAST due for our little girls to see one of their own as a princess. I said it time and time again the most emotional and honored moment during my reign as the Queen of KDF was hearing a little girl scream "Mommy, Mommy!! Look! The queen looks like me!!" I held my tears in until the end of the parade when I cried and thanked God to have been highly favored to have the privilege to be the representative of the black community in such a divine way. I'm tearing up just thinking about it!

Is it late? YES! Is it racist, absolutely NOT! Would we have rather waited even more for a princess we can see ourselves in? Or are we going to embrace the fact that we are finally a princess and not just a lion or hyena in the Lion King? Just asking.

I am also happy they put it in New Orleans especially with all the devastation the city has endured, it's about time Nawlins got a beautiful honor and recognition. I'm also VERY happy she has an ethnic name! I wouldn't want her to be a "Heather" or "Becky". Jasmine, Mulan and Lilo aren't traditional names so why should she have one?

This is a beautiful moment in Disney's history and we should fully enjoy it! I'm so excited to see it and make it a joyous occasion!

Love ya!

-Talea