Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Tip of the Hat....to Disney

Stealing a line from the great Stephen Colbert, I am offering a Tip of my Hat to Disney. They are FINALLY starting production on an animated film that will feature Disney's first ever Black Princess. Several months ago, I signed a petition that was going around to encourage Disney to make a movie that had a Black Princess. Little girls all over the world have been waiting for this movie. Almost all little girls love to be princesses...when they dress up for Halloween they want to be a princess. But for far too long, African American girls (and black girls all over the world) have not had a princess to identify with. Now, they will! Congratulations Disney!

Here is what Wikipedia had to say about the new Disney movie (The Frog Princess):

"The Frog Princess is an animated film currently in development by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It will be the first traditionally animated (2-D) feature film in Disney's animated features canon since 2004's Home on the Range. It will be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, with music composed by Randy Newman.
Sources have revealed that the film will be an American fairy tale musical set in New Orleans during the 1920s Jazz Age, and the leading character, Maddy, will be the first African American Disney princess. [1]
Although the film's entry in IMDb states its release year being 2008, it is highly unlikely as it hasn't been officially greenlit yet. Furthermore, Disney has been working on other animated films for some time, including Rapunzel which is slated for release in 2009."

1 comment:

owlhaven said...

love the name of your blog. Kinda staggers me to know that my daughters started out so very very far away.

Mary, mom to many