The Princess and the Frog is a new Disney Princess installment unlike any they have had before. This is the debut of Disney's first African American Princess who falls in love with an ethnically ambiguous Prince.
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This movie, written by Rob Edwards, opens in limited release on Nov 25th in NY and LA. I would like for you to take your children, sons, daughters, neices, nephews, cousins, godchildren, neighbors, youth groups, scouts, churches, afterschool groups, classes, meet ups, playgroups.
There needs to be a positive dialogue and as parents and adults we really set the stage. The children will enjoy it regardless of the names , races or the sidekicks. It is up to us to let them know that this is an animated film and not real life. As for those of you who do not want to support this film because the princess spends most of the movie as a frog, look at it this way, Disney may be influenced in a positive way when they see the box office sales, to do more ethnically diverse animations.
Back in August 2008 there was a post on a site called Film School Rejects by Ashley Damma, titled The Princess and the Frog: Controversy or Innocence? Ashley writes about the 'controversies' that had been raised with this Disney production. The setting is New Orleans and the princess is African American. The 'Princess and the Frog' has also caught some flak for some of the supporting characters -- a crocodile sidekick, an Aunt who practices voodoo, a blues-singing lightning bug with missing teeth , all could easily be seen as stereotypical.
What I found on Moviefone.com was a more recent article:
September 24, 2009
By: Kevin Polowy
In 2006, when Disney first announced they were finally bringing a black princess to the big screen with 'The Princess and the Frog,' it was cause for celebration -- long overdue, yet still worth celebrating.
The honeymoon didn't last long.
If you guys want to get together for the opening on Nov.25th at the Clearview Ziegfeld , 141 West 54th St we can go as a group during the limited release or when it is in theatres everywhere Dec.11. Follow the link for an invitation template.