Posts tagged "the princess and the frog"

Disney Swears Off Princess Stories For The Time Being

My little nieces think I'm a nut job: They hand me Cinderella Barbie and tell me we're going to meet Prince Charming at the ball and I'm, like, "Instead, let's pretend Barbie is a brain surgeon! Or the first female president!" Lucky for crazy aunts like me, Disney is abstaining from prince…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2010

Trailer Park: “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” “The Road,” “Me And Orson Welles”

You really don't need an excuse to go to the movies this week, it's Thanksgiving weekend, you've already eaten your weight in butter and after you've hit your credit card limits for this Black Friday business, you're going to need to hide out in the theater if only to keep yourself from eating and spending…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 27, 2009

The Pre-Princess First 5 Minutes Of “The Princess And The Frog”

Despite the "Is Disney Racist?" controversy surrounding "The Princess and the Frog," my mixed feelings over the entire frilly pink princess marketing regime and the fact that I'm a grown woman, I'm unabashedly excited for the first hand-animated Disney cartoon in what feels like forever. Almost against my will, I'm overwhelmed with the warm…
By: Erica Maxwell / October 8, 2009

Carol’s Daughter Teams Up With Disney For “Princess” Products

Lisa Price, the owner of Carol's Daughter, has proven herself to be a savvy businesswoman. Carol's Daughter is not only sold on HSN but also at Sephora. Now, Price has joined Disney to launch a new collection of grooming products with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from "The Princess and the…
By: Annika Harris / August 13, 2009

Does The World Need Princesses? Hell Yeah!

There's been quite a bit of controversy surrounding Disney's "The Princess and the Frog," which, for the first time in Disney's 70-year history, stars a black princess. First her name was too stereotypically slave-like, so it was changed from Maddie to Tiana. Then the blogosphere was in an uproar because Princess Tiana ha…
By: Annika Harris / June 8, 2009

Interracial Dating In “The Princess And The Frog” — So What?

Later this year, Disney plans to release its first animated musical featuring a black princess, "The Princess and the Frog." Even lthough Disney is taking a big, albeit late, step by creating its first black princess, the project hasn't been without controversy. First, Disney changed the heroine's name to Tiana from Maddy, a…
By: Annika Harris / April 28, 2009

Disney’s First Black Princess

Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce's co-star in "Dreamgirls," will be Disney's first black princess in the animated musical "The Princess and the Frog," an adaptation of the classic tale The Frog Prince that comes out next Christmas. Rose provides the voice for the main character Tiana, Princess of America, in thi…
By: Annika Harris / February 19, 2009