15 January 2008

A Princess & a Frog to Usher in a 4th Golden Age?

What do Snow White, Cinderella, and the Little Mermaid have in common? All three films began golden periods for Disney animation studios. All three where also "princess" movies. All three were musicals. Oh yeah, and all three of those princesses were Caucasians (brunette, blonde, and redhead). 2009's The Princess and the Frog promises to bring Disney back to it strength. Musical princess movies, this time breaking from tradition with an African American princess named Maddy in New Orleans. The movie has a singing croc, voodoo, and the sounds of Randy Newman. I have a lot of faith that Disney is finally getting back to what it does well (as opposed to pirates in space, or chicken little). Here is a first look at the film.

1 comment:

j said...

I believe that her name has been changed to Tiana, because someone (Al Sharpton?) found Maddy to be offensive.