It’s about time!

I have been waiting for this since I was about 3-years-old and it’s finally here!

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Disney has finally made a BLACK Princess Movie! The Princess and the Frog is set to come out around Christmas time.  I heard about the movie a while ago and I am so excited to see it has a release date.

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The plot is the classic story of the Princess and the Frog Prince.  You know, the one where she has to kiss the frog and it break a spell and turn him back into a prince.  But it’s got a little soul.  It is set in New Orleans in the 1920’s. Plus there is a a “Cajun” firefly that just seems drunk. What’s not to love? Disney is approaching it like a legitimate princess cartoon movie and bringing back Ron Clements and John Musker (the creators of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin).

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And to put the cherry on top, Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) is the voice of Princess Tiana.  The cast is full of stars including Terrence Howard, Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman and Jennifer Lewis.

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Honestly, it is about time for a black princess.  Without getting too detailed, Disney has given almost every other race a princess movie.  And yes, I’ve noticed.  We had Pocohantas, Mulan, Jasmine, Belle (who’s french), and a red-headed mermaid that the Irish people could claim, but black people had nothing.  I remember having to pretend Nala from The Lion King was black just cause she was from Africa, but she’s a lion!

footnote: Brandy, Whitney and Whoopi and Disney’s version of Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was amazing, but NOT a princess movie.

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One Response

  1. omg i need to see it!!! it looks so cute 🙂

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